March News from
Denver Open Media

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  March 2008
in this issue
:: First Fridays at Denver Open Media
:: Underwriting Success
:: Class Prices Reduced for Members
:: Upcoming Classes
:: The Colorado Channel Project
First Fridays at DOM

Every First Friday, Deproduction and Denver Open Media feature some of the best local music and performance art that Denver has to offer.  Broadcast live on DOM Ch 57, as well as KGNU community radio 1390 AM, these events are a great way to check out our space and enjoy live, local music.

March 7, 2008 7-9pm - Spotlight on our Youth!

This month we will feature youth music groups, organizations focused on youth and service-learning projects being driven by young people. This is an all-ages event; come join the party and learn more about our monthly youth media group at Denver Open Media!

Featured guests includeThe Random Youth Band, Art from Ashes, Students from the CEC Middle College of Denver

Next Month:  April 4, 2008 6-11PM - Open Source & Sustainability Party

This party will feature the music of Magic Cyclops and many wonderful open-source films throughout the night. Video-mixing, Community CD-swap and conscious refreshments will be provided. Special focus on those organizations that are making a difference in our community.

Know of a band or a non-profit organization that you think should be highlighted during our next First Friday event?  Encourage them to apply here.

Underwriting Success at Denver Open Media

Recently the group, Words of Peace, who produce a show at Denver Open Media decided to take advantage of our block underwriting program to help promote their show while giving back to Denver Open Media.  

With a little help from our Outreach Coordinator, Deb Lastowka, Words of Peace took it upon themselves to reach out to community members to help fund the underwriting initiative.  Block underwriting allows Words of Peace to be recognized at the start of their chosen block, Lifestyle and Well-Being.  The actions they took not only helped them raise funds that surpassed their original goal, but it also helped raise awareness about the mission of their group.  Click here to view their underwriting spot.

Here's how they did it:

Using excerpts from a presentation about underwriting created by Deb, they presented the benefits of underwriting to community members at their monthly meeting.  They highlighted the reach and scope that underwriting afforded their organization and asked each person to donate $40.00 within a 3-week period.  They created a mailer, contribution form and self-address stamped envelope to follow up with their members.  The enthusiasm they received was overwhelming!

All of the donations were tax-deductible and 100% of the proceeds for the Block Underwriting program went to Denver Open Media.  We are forever thankful for members like Words of Peace who not only bring us engaging content, but who also give back enabling us to continue to offer media accessibility to the community.

For more information about getting involved in your own underwriting campaign please click here or you can contact Deb at
Class Rates Reduced for Members:

In an effort to make our classes more affordable for our members and to continue in our efforts to bring top-quality media education to everyone we have introduced a new pricing model. 

Pricing for Members:
was $100 per class
NOW $75 per class

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, and become a DOM member today!
Upcoming Classes at DOM:
The days of grandma's home videos are OVER - learn to produce, shoot and edit like a professional!

Final Cut Pro Workshop
March 8, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

Field Production Workshop
March 12-13, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9pm

Intro to Studio Production
March 22, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

Final Cut Pro Workshop
March 26-27, , Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9pm

Field Production Workshop
April 5, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

The Colorado Channel - 165
Live and repeat coverage of the State House of Representatives

Beginning on January 21, 2008 the Colorado State House of Representatives' audience got a little larger.  Digital Comcast subscribers can now tune into channel 165 weekday mornings for live coverage from the House chambers.   Those without digital cable (or outside of coverage area), can view the sessions online and access bookmarked archived videos at  Laura Graves and Deb Lastowka from Deproduction have been co-producing these sessions and have learned a lot about state politics thus far.  They would encourage all Colorado residents, and especially teachers & their students, to check out the daily proceedings to learn more about what bills are currently bring discussed and how these bills become law.