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  May 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.

May 2, 2008 7-9PM - KGNU Radio 30th Anniversary Celebration
KGNU will celebrate it's 30th year with local jazz band, Drakes and the experimental, metal group from Boulder, The Shift. Music video screenings for The Flobots and Genghis Tron, and an interview with local, independent video producer Ravi Zupa. Also, to round out the evening, there will be outdoor sets by KGNU DJs.  Beer provided by Breckenridge Brewery. See you there!

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.
Deproduction Announces New Non-Profit Production Grant

Deproduction and Community First Foundation have joined forces to provide further opportunities in media production and education to local non-profits. 

The purpose of the Denver Metro Non-Profit Production Grant is to support participating nonprofit organizations in leveraging new media technologies to increase outreach and awareness within the community.  The program will provide at least five organizations with the skills and resources required to continue using these powerful tools for years to come.

Among the benefits the grantees will receive are a Denver Open Media Organizational Membership, which includes unlimited use of edit stations, cameras and studios; four free certification classes; and unlimited hosting of broadcast content for television and the web, and guaranteed TV cablecast of every show submitted.  Participating organizations will be trained in the production of short promotional videos, and will also participate in a professionally produced half-hour studio show, to be aired on Comcast channel 57, highlighting the work of the organization. 
For a complete list of the benefits and to preview the application, interested non-profits should visit:

Upcoming Classes & Events at DOM:

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

Final Cut Pro Workshop
May 7-8, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

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

Field Production Workshop
May 17, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

Intro to Studio Production
May 21-22, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

ADVANCED Final Cut Pro Workshop
May 31, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

Youth Production Group
The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) Comes to Denver!
Western Regional Conference - October 24-25, 2008

The realm of Public Access TV stretches well beyond 700 Kalamath Street and this October the ENTIRE western region will gather in the mile-high city for the 2008 Alliance for Community Media Western Regional Conference at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Denver.  This year the theme is Access without Borders: New Frontiers in Community Media. The conference will feature workshops, panel discussions, and keynote speakers who will address important issues facing Public Access TV such as policies, technology, education and community.

PLUS, Denver will also have the honor of hosting the W.A.V.E. Awards for excellence in access video.  in 2007, our very own Executive Director, Tony Shawcross and local Video Producer, Ravi Zupa received the Best Documentary award for "Opening Access". Additionally Station Director, Ann Theis and two community producers and former interns, Sacha Heppell and Kat Murphy received a Runner-Up award for for their work on VlogTV. We will let you know when this year's submission forms are ready!

Stay tuned to channels 56, 57, 219 and for more information!
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