March News from
Denver Open Media

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  March 2009
in this issue
:: First Fridays Live at DOM
:: DOM's Family Just Got a Little Bigger
:: Message from Maria
:: DOM Youth Production Group
:: Gain More Access with Your Programming Membership
:: Upcoming Classes
:: Big Ups to our Sponsors
First Fridays Live at Denver Open Media

First Fridays Live at Denver Open MediaOn 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!

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.
DOM Heads to Austin
The DOM model heads South
DOM Heads to Austin
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 additional charges.
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,

This 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 us/me know! 

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  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.
Spotlight on StudentsDenver 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 for more information. 
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-5:30pm

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

DOM 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

Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Big ups to all of the local businesses and organizations who made our February First Friday a success!
Spread the Lovebonacquisti wine company breckenridge brewerybuntport theater ⋅ cafe nuba ⋅ cake crumbs ⋅ denver film societydietrich's chocolate ⋅ d'vine wineenstrom's candieshysteriakevin taylor's restaurant grouplet us riselittle flower market ⋅ lovely confections ⋅ lumber baron inn and gardenthe mayan theatermercury cafepravda vodkarocky mountain diner ruji ruji ⋅ sol lingeriesolar cafesputniksweet leaf teaz cuisine