February News from
Denver Open Media

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  February 2009
in this issue
:: DOM Celebrates 10 Years of Cafe Nuba
:: Spread the Love and Bid Online
:: Gain More Access with Your Programming Membership
:: DOM Tech Update
:: The House Will Now Come to Order
:: DOM Youth Production Group
:: Upcoming Classes
First Fridays at Denver Open Media

It's Hot and It's BlackIn a continuing effort to put the power of media and technology in the hands of the people, on Friday, February 6, 2009, Denver Open Media (DOM), begins another year of First Fridays Live at DOM. Denver's interactive public access station invites the community to partake in the celebration of Café Nuba's 10th anniversary. The event will be held at DOM, located at 700 Kalamath, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

February 6, 2009 6:30-11PM
This month's festivities will include: spoken word poetry, short films, live music, DJs, refreshments and a Valentine-inspired silent auction. The silent auction opens on Tuesday, February 3 and closes on Friday, February 6 at 10:30 p.m. Among the items up for bidding will be gift certificates from local restaurants, wineries and confectioneries. A pre-party reception, open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs lounge.  Radio and television broadcast will be begin at 8 p.m. and will conclude at 10:30 p.m. with the announcement of auction winners. Entrance to the event is free, but donations are welcome. 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.
Spread the Love
Log-on now to bid on DOM's Valentine-Inspired Auction
Spread the Love
Log-on now to start bidding on Denver Open Media's Valentine-Inspired auction items!  Choose from such unique offerings as: a 20-person wine tasting party donated by Bonacquisti Winery; dinner for two at a Kevin Taylor restaurant; a "passion party" at Hysteria; breakfast for two at Dietrich's Chocolates; a Thai massage from Ruji Ruji and many more wonderful items. 

Auction starts now at www.denveropenmedia.org/auction and closes this Friday night, following our First Friday event at 10:30pm (winners will be announced at the event, but do not need to be present.) 

Tune in to channel 57 tonight, Tuesday, February 3rd @ 7pm for a live studio show highlighting our auction items.  All proceeds go to Denver Open Media - thanks for your support!
Increased Educational Opportunities at DOM
Starting now, your Programming Membership provides more access to online resources

  Starting this week, individuals who hold at least a Programming Membership will be able to access hundreds of online tutorials in Denver Open Media's computer lab.  Interested in learning more about Compressor?  DVD Studio Pro?  Color?  Motion?  Drupal?  These are just a few of the programs that you can learn about in our lab.  There will be one station designated for this online training.  Please email Deb Lastowka and deb@deproduction.org for more information today.
DOM Tech Update:
A look at what's going on behind the scenes

Thank you for your patience as we grow
MERCI. The equipment reservation system is still undergoing changes. Thank you for your patience as we finalize this system. We are continuing to refine and develop this system. We are currently developing a calendar view for the system. We will provide updates as work progresses. 

DOMinizer. The first release of the DOMinizer will be available on the new website starting February 5th. The DOMinizer will continue to be available on the old site while the new systems is finalized. Starting Febuary 5th, you are encouraged to use the new system to submit content. There will be a short broadcast delay for content submitted using the new system. We encourage you to provide us with feedback regarding your experience using the system. 

To use the new DOMinizer form, please logon to the website. From the homepage, navigate to "My Projects" from the "My Member Tools" menu. Select the project you want to add a video to. Select "Create Show" from "My Projects Tools". Complete the DOMinizer form and submit your content. More detailed instructions will available on the site.
DenverThe House Will Now Come to Order
Live and repeat coverage of the Colorado State House of Representatives returns

The Colorado Channel resumed its live coverage of the Colorado State House of Representatives meetings this year on January 7th, 2009.

Welcoming Julie Speer to the team, Deb Lastowka and Laura Graves have returned to the Capitol for their second year of broadcast.  Digital Comcast subscribers can once again tune into channel 165 weekday mornings for live coverage from the House chambers.   Those without digital cable (or outside of coverage area), can view the sessions online and access bookmarked archived videos at www.coloradochannel.net.  With a new Speaker of the House and several new Representatives, it is a great opportunity to learn more about what is happening underneath the gold dome.  The Colorado Channel staff would encourage all Colorado residents, especially teachers & their students, to tune into the daily proceedings to learn more about what bills are currently bring discussed and how these bills become law.
Denver Open Media Youth Production Group
Next meetings: February 4th & 18th from 3:30-6:30pm

Do you know a student who dreams of being on TV?  How about working behind the scenes?  If so, they should join Denver Open Media's FREE Youth Production Group! Participants will alternate between learning field, studio and editing techniques.  Students will learn how to produce youth-related content and will help solicit new youth-related programs.  Anyone between the ages of 12-19 can drop by. Please email ann@deproduction.org for more information. 
Upcoming Classes & Events at DOM:

Intro to After Effects
February 10, Tuesday, 6-9pm

Field Production Workshop
February 11-12, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

Final Cut Pro Workshop
February 18, Saturday, 11am-6pm

Intro to Studio Production
February 21, Saturday, 11am-6pm

Intro to Studio Production
March 4-5, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm

Field Production Workshop
March 7, Saturday, 11am-5:30p,