April News from
Denver Open Media

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  April 2008

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 Channel 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.

April 4, 2008 6-11PM - Open Source & Sustainability Party
Open Source/Sustainability Party. This party will feature the music of The Wheel, Ate Bitten and Magic Cyclops, video mixing by dbom and many wonderful open-source films throughout the night. Plus - Community CD Swap! Make a mix, burn 10-20 copies, swap, leave with 10-20 new jams. Special focus on those organizations that are making a difference in our community. Beer provided by New Belgium Brewing Company! Small batch tastings by Leopold Brothers! Food provided by Basil Doc's and Whole Foods Market! Also, learn how you can enter and win the EyeBelieve Independent Filmmakers Competition. See you soon; it's gonna be bomb.

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.

Channel 56 puts you in control
New voting scroll prompts audience members to vote and comment on DOM programming

Last month Denver Open Media introduced a revolutionary new feature that will change the way audience members interact with their television. Now, when an individual tunes in to channel 56, they will see an interactive prompt, encouraging them to vote and comment on the current show. Viewers can text in a rating from 1-5 and a short comment from their cell phone. Votes and comments will be displayed on-screen and will also drive the programming schedule on DOM's "best-of" channel 57. 

The way it works at Denver Open Media is that all new content is played once on channel 56.  Then, the top vote-getters replay on channel 57 with frequency and time-slots determined by viewer votes.  Digital channel 219 is still reserved for other alternative programming, such as Free Speech TV and shows that still need a few more votes to make it onto channel 57.  Viewers can also vote anytime on DOM content via the website at http://www.denveropenmedia.org/videos

Tune in and try it out today!
EyeBelieve: Independent Filmmakers CompetitionEyeBelieve Independent Filmmakers Competition

Create a short film that reflects your core values, what you believe is the life sustaining truth of your world. Show us your community, your soul, your challenges, your glories. We in turn will show it to thousands of viewers who are curious about your vision and your journey.

Submission Dates: April 8 - August 8, 2008

Online voting begins: August 15, 2008

Online voting closes: September 22, 2008
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
Pricing for Non-Members: $150 per class

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and become a DOM member today!

All classes are 6 hours long and take place at Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath Street (located inside the Micro Business Development Building)

Individuals can pay with a credit card online or deliver cash/check to DOM in person or by mail.  Scholarships are available for individuals who demonstrate financial need.

Upcoming Classes & Events at DOM:

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

Intro to Studio Production
April 9-10, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

Final Cut Pro Workshop
April 19, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

An Evening with Amy Goodman
April 20, Sunday, 7pm, East High School Auditorium

Field Production Workshop
April 23-24, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

Intro to Studio Production
May 3, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

Pangea Day Screening at Denver Open Media
May 10, Saturday, 12-4pm

WaterCourse to support JeffCo Open School
Local restaurant and DOM-supporter enables kids to receive training and put their work on TV

WaterCourse Foods and JeffCo Open School have partnered for a wonderful fundraising event to allow the school to purchase an educational organization membership at Denver Open Media. On April 7, 2008 WaterCourse Foods will donate 10% of their revenue from that day directly to the school. This money will allow the school to purchase a membership and promote the wonderful work that their students have been creating with DOM. JeffCo Open School truly is a unique school and we appreciate their efforts in giving their students this unique educational opportunity. It has always been the vision of Deproduction to leverage DOM as a tool to ensure that Denver Metro students have an opportunity to learn the valuable media and technology skills we provide.  WaterCourse Foods is also a current underwriter for Denver Open Media, and we are thrilled by their ongoing support and participation.  In order to show your support for JeffCo Open School, Watercourse Foods and/or Denver Open Media, please enjoy a delicious and healthy meal at WaterCourse Foods on April 7,2008.  WaterCourse Foods is located at 837 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218. Please call 303-832-7313 for more information.