November News from
Denver Open Media

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  November 2008
First Fridays at Denver Open Media

DenverEvery 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.

November 7, 2008 8-10PM
Come celebrate the first Friday of the month at 700 Kalamath Street with your community media families: DOM & KGNU.  This month we are happy to be hosting a LIVE SALSA DANCE PARTY with Eulanda from Unleashed Dance Studios. This will be a live, televised broadcast with a free Afro-Salsa dance lesson, multiple performances, food, salsa and hip-hop jams from DJ J.R. and a live dance party in our studios.  This ain't your mama's Dancing On Air.  Everyone is invited!

Know of a band or a local non-profit organization that you think should be highlighted during our next First Friday event?  Encourage them to apply here.
video the voteElection Night at Denver Open Media
Let's video tape, celebrate or commiserate...together! 
6pm til ???

We've got a studio, a projector, video cameras, wi-fi, snacks and beer...what more could you want on Election Night?

We'd love to get coverage and interviews at the polling sites or anywhere else you'd like to tape on election day. So if you are out in the community taping, bring it back to DOM where we'll help you upload your content to be broadcast live on one of our channels.  We will also have opportunities for guest VJs to play election-related footage and to add their own two-cents.  For more information, please contact  VJs still needed!
2008 ACM Western Regional Conference a SuccessDenver

Denver Open Media would like to extend its warmest regards to its staff members, interns, volunteers, members and sponsors who helped make the 2008 ACM Western Regional Conference a great success.  A very special thanks to Station Director, Ann Theis whose hard-work and commitment paid off in one of the best conferences in ACM regional history.  "...the staff and volunteers from DOM are simply incredible.  Everyone I met in your town was friendly and more than hospitable.  All of this made for a conference that is now regarded as one of the best regional conferences ever and one that rivals the ACM's national conferences.  Many people from all over the country mentioned to me that they felt this was by far the most forward thinking conference they've ever attended.  I agree." - Excerpt taken from a letter written by J Robertson, Chair of the ACM Western Region

Thanks again to everyone for helping to create a truly fun and inspirational weekend.
DOM Holiday Hours

November Closings:

DOM will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27th until Tuesday, December 2nd.

December Closings:
We will be closed Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th. We will have limited hours on December 31st and will be closed on January 1st.

Individuals interested in checking-out equipment over the holidays, please be sure to pick-up your reserved items the evening before the holiday closing and plan to return them the next day we are open.
Reporting Technical Problems at DOMReporting a Technical Problem

As a fairly young organization, Denver Open Media is still dealing with growing pains.  Some of those pains are technological in nature.  Without having a streamlined way to deal with these various problems, people have communicated them to us the best way they know how: phone calls, emails, comments on the site, SMS, chat, and even face to face.  Needless to say, it's been a little difficult to keep track of what's been reported to whom and what's been addressed.

To solve this problem, a new link has been added to the footer of our site titled, "Report a Problem".  Here, users are able to report problems such as: editing lab issues, problems with our livestream video, and/or problems adding video to the site. Based on the type of problem, the appropriate DOM staff member will address the issue and ensure that it is fixed.  Please help us utilize this new system by reporting all technical problems through the above link.  Thanks! 
NOVEMBER 5th & 19th

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

Election Night Party!
November 4, Tuesday, 6pm - ?

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

Web Video Class for Nonprofits
November 11, Tuesday, 3:30-6:30pm

Intro to Studio Production
November 15, Saturday, 11-6pm

Field Production Workshop
November 22, Saturday, 11-5:30pm

Final Cut Pro Workshop
December 3-4, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

Denver Open Media's Two-Year Anniversary Party!
December 5, Friday 7-11pm