August News from
Denver Open Media

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  August 2008

First Friday Live @ DOM
Message regarding MicroBusiness Development and the DOM Community

On July 17, 2008 the board of MicroBusiness Development unfortunately decided to terminate all employees due to financial problems.  We are sad to see the MBD staff go, and hope the important service they provided to the community is revived at some point in the near future.  Their absence means DOM will be asking more of our members.  Without reception or janitorial services, we look to our community to help keep things orderly and clean. We are expecting huge numbers of independent journalists to be utilizing our facility during the DNC, and we desperately need volunteer help from 9am to 10pm From August 19th to 30th, in 3 or 4-hour shifts.  There is no access to the second floor of the building, and members should be aware of the alarm system upstairs.  Thank you very much for your cooperation during this unique time and let us know if you have any questions or if you are able to help volunteer during the DNC.
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
The WAVE Awards - Last 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.
Denver Open Media announces new Final Cut Pro User Group
Practice Makes PerfectFinal Cut Pro Users Group

Deproduction/Denver Open Media is now offering a Final Cut User Group for members who have taken the Final Cut Pro Workshop, but still need some extra support around their projects. This group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between the hours of 6-9:30pm. Interested individuals should reserve an edit bay during this time via the online scheduler

Please note that at this time, this group is only available to those individuals who possess either an Editor Membership or an Unlimited Membership.

This group will be managed by Deproduction/Denver Open Media interns and will not contain specific instruction. This group is meant to support members as they work on their individual projects. Please visit our online schedule to view our upcoming meetings. For more information, please contact Deb Lastowka at

For a copy of our current curriculum, please click here.
Youth Production Group - Next meeting is August 13th from 3:30-6:30pm

Denver Open Media Youth Production Group
Upcoming Classes & Events at DOM:

GLAM Camp: Girls Learning About Multimedia
August 4-9, Monday - Saturday, 10am-3pm

Final Cut Pro Group Test-Out
August 5, Saturday, 7-8pm

Intro to Studio Production
August 9, Saturday, 11-6pm

Final Cut Pro User Group
August 12, Tuesday, 6-9:30pm

Field Production Workshop
August 16, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

Field Production Group Test-Out
August 19, Tuesday, 7-8pm

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

Intro to Studio Production
September 3-4, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm