|March News from
Denver Open Media
First Fridays Live at Denver Open Media
On the first Friday of each month, DOM holds a free community event
that spotlights local performance groups, musical acts, and nonprofit
organizations. These events are broadcast live on Comcast channel 57
and on radio station KGNU 1390 AM and re-broadcast on channels 56, 57
and 219. They are also available online.
March 6, 2009 8-10PM
This month we will be featuring the musical stylings of Joshua Novak and Sweet Tooth Meat Tooth, which features Haley and Doug from the legendary band, monofog. Live broadcast begins at 8pm, but feel free to come early, have a beer and take a tour of our studios! Everyone is invited!
of a band or a local non-profit organization that you think should be
highlighted during our next First Friday event? Encourage them to
DOM Heads to Austin
The DOM model heads South
This month marks an important phase of the Open Media Project,
our 2-year initiative funded by the Knight Foundation, aimed at
replicating the tools and model used at Denver Open Media in a group of
6 stations across the nation. The long term benefit of multiple locations adopting these tools is
that Denver Open Media won't be the only location developing resources
to improving the system. The improvements developers in Urbana or
Austin make for their website will also enhance usability on the
Denver Open Media website. With success in the first implementation, we now take-on the challenge with a larger and more-established Access station: channelAustin. While in Austin, we will work with their station to document the trip and help
demonstrate the process of implementing the tools to help other
stations understand the workload involved and the equipment and skills
required for such an endeavor. While in town, DOM staff members will also have the opportunity to present at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, a notable event that has everyone excited. Because so much of the staff
will be gone during this time, the station will be closed to the public
on Thursday, March 12th; Friday, March 13th; and again on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 18th; 19th; and 20th. Thus, equipment pick-up
and returns for members will need to be scheduled on Tuesday and Saturday, and equipment will be kept for longer periods of time with no
DOM Welcomes Krista Overby and Maria Lewis
Meet the two newest members of our family
Krista Overby: Office Manager
Krista is originally from the East Coast, but was enticed to move west by some friends and moved to Denver in the fall of 2007 from New York City. While in New York she worked as an Assessment Analyst for Mercer Delta Consulting and attended New York University, majoring in Organizational Behavior. Prior to that she was the Human Resources Manager for a small computer services firm in New Jersey. Krista enjoys reading, hosting pub quizzes, and is a member of various clubs around town.
Maria Lewis: Development Director
Originally from Detroit, Maria moved to Denver after stints in Chicago, France and most recently Greece. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College of Loyola University Chicago with a degree in French, Theatre and International Studies. A recent Fulbright Scholar, Maria moved back to Greece after graduation to research "Access to Healthcare for Immigrants and Refugees." Her initial findings were presented at an international conference in 2007. Maria has 7 years experience working with a diverse range of local, regional and international organizations and non-profits including The Mid-West Immigrant and Human Rights Center, The Hellenic Institute of European and Foreign Policy, Doctors of the World-Greece and Seniors' Resource Center. A dedicated yogini, Maria spends her spare time exploring the heart-body-mind connection and photographing outdoor adventures with her husband Nick and their son Liam.
Message from Maria Lewis, Development Director
Hello producers, interns, board members, enthusiasts and supporters,
is an exciting time to be joining the Deproduction, Denver Open Media
and Civic Pixel media powerhouse! As the new kid on the block I am
constantly amazed by all the unique, creative and thought-provoking
projects being created in the studios.
You are the media. I want to see more of you and your
friends right here in studio! Our goal is to engage people from every
walk of life, from every nook and cranny of Denver, and to empower them
through media. Know someone who'd like to be involved? Tell them
about DOM. Know someone we could work with but aren't currently? Let
Thank you for all your hard work, creativity and
inspiration. You're involvement is changing the face of media and
shaping the future of technology-driven communication. I look forward
to meeting you in the coming months. So, stop in and say hi or contact me to take a
studio tour and learn more about our facilities and community projects.
Can't wait to meet you,
PS. Did you know that your donations to Deproduction are tax-deductible? Want to know more
about giving to Deproduction? Email me at email@example.com.
Want to support a media empowered community? Click DONATE and
make a service-fee free donation to Deproduction through the Giving First program, sponsored by the Community First Foundation.
Denver Open Media Youth Production Group
Next meetings: March 11th & 25th from 3:30-6:30pm
Denver Open Media has launched a new youth partnership with Colorado Progressive Coalition's Youth and Racial Justice program. We are
starting a new monthly program called S.O.S. (Spotlight on Students).
The youth will produce a show spotlighting local youth and youth organizations who are involved in activism,
organizing and social justice activities and helping to create a positive effect in our community. Also talented young
performers will be highlighted each month. Anyone between the
ages of 12-19 can drop by. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Increased Educational Opportunities at DOM
Log in and start learning!
Beginning last month, individuals who hold at least a Programming Membership are 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? After Effects? These are
just some of the programs that you can now start learning on your own.
There will be one station (System #3) designated for this online
training. Please click here to learn how you can start accessing these additional educational resources today.
Upcoming Classes & Events at DOM:
|Field Production Workshop
March 7, Saturday, 11am-5:30pmIntro to After Effects
March 10, Tuesday, 6-9pmDOM Closed
Thursday, March 12th, Friday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 18th - Friday, March 20th.
Final Cut Pro Workshop
March 28th, Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
Intro to Studio Production
April 1 & 2, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm