July News from
Denver Open Media

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  July 2008
Democratic National Convention
Extended hours at Denver Open Media during the DNC

The Colorado Independent Media Center, together with KGNU, DOM, and MicroBusiness Development, has announced its plans for media access and services before and during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
The Colorado Independent Media Center will be establishing a computer lab for independent video and radio journalists in the MicroBusiness Development building at 700 Kalamath street, with space and computers donated by MicroBusiness Development and Community Computer Connection.  From August 19th to August 30th, this facility will be open weekdays from 9:30am to 9:30pm and weekends from 11am-6pm. 

In addition, KGNU and Denver Open Media will be coordinating special access to their video and radio resources for visiting independent media producers interested in covering the DNC, with live TV, Radio, and Internet broadcasts. 
Denver Open Media will be broadcasting live from our studios from 5-9pm following each day of the convention, allowing any independent journalist to drop-in and share photos, video and audio recordings, and in-person accounts of the day, live on TV.  DOM will also have production, editing, and uploading resources available from 1:30-9:30pm for members and independent producers covering the DNC. KGNU will be broadcasting live on the radio from 6-10pm, with drop-in interview slots open from 6-7pm daily.
In order to access these resources, independent journalists will need to register with the Colorado IMC at Free Speech TV, 2900 Welton Street Monday-Friday from 9am to 6pm or on-line at COIMC.org
The WAVE Awards - Call for Entries!Access Without Borders

The Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards - are your opportunity to showcase your best work in community TV, along with other producers in the Alliance for Community Media's Western Region.  Make this year your year to win a Regional Public Access Emmy award!

This year, the WAVE awards ceremony will be held at the beautiful Cable Center in Denver, CO on Friday, October 24th, 2008.

For this year's WAVE awards, please select your best work that will/has been shown on your local public access channels between the dates of August 21, 2007 and August 15, 2008.

To enter, follow the instructions listed in the full brochure. You can print out extra entries and submit your shows in multiple categories. All entries must be postmarked by August 15, 2008.

If you have any questions, contact the 2008 WAVE Coordinator Xoe Huffman at at 707-569-8785 x325 or Ann at Denver Open Media at 720-222-0160 x203.
Colorado Access Group -Content Wanted Colorado Access Stations want your Content

Denver Open Media hosted the first Colorado Access Group meeting on Saturday, May 24th, 2008. There were more than 6 access stations in attendance and a representative from Colorado Common Cause.  Everything was discussed from pending and future legislation to sharing curriculum. One thing became very clear throughout the meeting: everyone was very interested in finding a way to share content across the state. We will be working on coming up with an easy way to digitally share content soon but for the time being if anyone is interested in sending DVDs to other access station in Colorado, please contact Ann (ann@deproduction.org) for details on how and where to send your programs!
Youth Production Group
DOM Member Production Grant

Denver Open Media is now offering a Production Grant to all DOM Members. This grant is designed to aid DOM producers in the production of their series programming. It will allow qualifying members to receive up to $500 of production services from DOM and interns to help improve the quality of their show.* This grant is to serve as both an extension of our educational programs and as additional support for those producers most in need of financial and personal assistance. Please click here for the application.

*Grants are limited to 1 per year per organization or individual membership. Maximum award is $500 (rates determined by our member production service rates.)

Upcoming Classes & Events at DOM:

Holiday Closing
July 4, Friday - All Day

Final Cut Pro Workshop
July 12, Saturday 11-5:30pm

Intro to Studio Production
July 16-17, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

Field Production Workshop
July 26, Saturday 11-5:30pm

Final Cut Pro Workshop
July 30-31, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm
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