|June 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 re-broadcast
on channels 56, 57 and 219. They are also available online.
June 5, 2009 8-10PM
Denver with Denver Open Media are celebrating June's Santa Fe Art Walk
with a gallery opening, live music, food, wine, beer, and a live
broadcast on Comcast channel 57. We will be exploring the definition,
interpretation, and action deconstruction.
Deconstructions will be held on June 5th, 2009 at Denver Open Media,
700 Kalamath Street. Doors will open at 7pm and the live broadcast will commence at 8pm with performances by Freedom Movement, slam poetry from local Denver artists and Search + Rescue Productions showcased in the second floor lounge.
Photography pieces contributed by Exposure Denver will be hanging for
the entire month of June and may be purchased at Denver Open Media or
by contact ExposureDenver@gmail.com.
For additional information on Deconstruction, contact Exposure Denver or visit www.ExposureDenver.com.
Exposure is a new Photographic Arts Community serving the Denver Metro
area. We strive to be a supportive community of artists dedicated to
helping each other grow in our art. We are composed of photographers
representing all ages, skill levels, and interests.
In addition to our shows we host educational opportunities, such as
seminars in framing, studio photography, and Photoshop. These workshops
are taught by local photography professionals, and are available to
members for a small fee. We also host several social events each month,
such as happy hours, networking meetings, and photo scavenger hunts
that will give you a chance to get to know this fabulous community of
Please check out our Myspace and Flickr pages for more information on some of our members and events.
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.
|Producer of the Month Award
DOM Acknowledges Paula Rhoads
Brainiacs, Channel 56, Saturdays, 12pm
Views From Denver, Channel 56, Fridays, 4pm
How did you begin producing videos?
I began producing films at
Denver Community Television (DCTV) in November of 2000 before the city
of Denver pulled the plug on community access television. I then came
to Denver Open Media and have been producing numerous shows since.
What is the message of your show(s)?
At Denver Open Media, I now
produce Brainiacs and Views From Denver. I also enjoy doing occasional
Shakespeare Festival shows. Brainiacs has been focused on brain injury
but now includes topics that deal with a smattering of other disabilities too. Views From Denver
started because we liked covering the Colorado Legislature and having a chance
for community members to make a difference in their society.
What do you do outside of producing videos?
I have a daughter that I care
for; I like to help her succeed in life and push her to excel. I want
her to be self-confident and proud of me when she gets older. Before I was television producer,
I was a newspaper reporter. I also like to write because I can't do
it as a career anymore with my brain trauma.
What is your advice to aspiring
If you wish to become a producer,
take DOM's courses, meet someone there, form a group or work for some
other producers on a few productions and see how they do it. Get some
experience, then decide how you want to do it. Studio production is
a team sport.
Why is public access important?
Why do you enjoy producing public access content?
This show is special to me because
I suffered a traumatic brain injury and this production was a chance
for me to begin a new life. I had lost my previous employment and producing a show is a way to change the way society looks at people with disability. On Brainiacs, we consider ourselves
to be a voice of people with brain injuries, and with Jaime Lewis also
hosting, we expanded to the general disability community. That's important
because I don't really think people with brain injuries have had a solid
voice in the past. Our group has been especially slow, in comparison
to other disability groups, in advocating for ourselves. While we target the disability
community, we also hope the general public watches because the best
answer to brain injury is prevention. Brain injury is usually expensive
and often destroys people's families, causes them to lose their homes
and assets, and this causes homelessness and incarceration.
I like being a producer because
it allows me to use many of my remaining reporting skills. I was a black
and white photographer in the newspaper, often running the darkroom. My
photo skills translated to camera work in TV. I did not, however, intend
to become a host. That was the hardest part. I think I'm doing OK. It
is odd how life turns out. I was a writer. I can't write anymore. So
I'm on TV instead...I guess I just
don't quit easily.
DOM Hosts Seminar on Creating Sustainable Funding
Free seminar to be held at DOM on Wednesday, June 9th, 3-5pm
What would it look like to have an ever-increasing stream of major
donors who love your mission? Join us for this free seminar on how to
create sustainable funding for your nonprofit.
Learn a tested system to identify and cultivate donors who love your
mission-donors who will give for operations, capital, and
endowment-even during challenging financial times. Learn how to engage
your community in your organization's mission and to inspire giving,
even in a lagging economy. Designed for board members, executive
directors, CEOs, and fund development professionals, this entry-level
seminar will give you the fundamentals to embark on the path to
sustainability and grow your major gifts programs year after year.
June 9, 2009
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Denver Open Media
700 Kalamath St
Denver, CO 80204
Cost: No fee to attend
RSVP is required; space is limited - Register today!
Denver Open Media Youth Production Group
Next Training/Rehearsal June 3rd, 3:30-6pm
Next LIVE SHOW June 17th, 3:30-6pm
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. Check out our website for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Classes and Events at DOM:
Your Voice. Your Media
June 3, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm
Intro to Studio Production
June 3 & 4, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm
First Friday at Denver Open Media
June 5, Friday, 8-10pm
Creating Sustainable Funding
June 9, Tuesday, 3-5pm
Final Cut Pro Workshop
June 10 & 11, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm
Producer Information Session
June 11, Thursday 6-7:30pm
Your Voice. Your Media
June 17, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm
Field Production Workshop
June 27, Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
Refining Your Elevator Pitch (details coming soon)
June 30, Tuesday, 4-6pm
Intro to Studio Production
July 11, Saturday, 11am-6pm
Attention Community Partners
Come learn about the unique services that Deproduction can offer your organization!
Media and technology are driving forces in our society. Without them, an organization would be left behind. Deproduction
would like to invite you to learn how to strengthen your mission
through media and technology.
Currently we assist non-profits and other
local organizations with video production, website development and graphic
design. In addition, you can participate in classes and we will
personally train you to effectively use media to promote your
To learn more about reinforcing your mission through media come explore
Deproduction's facilities, learn about current projects, and get
involved. Please join
us for a Your Voice Your Media session on June 3rd or 17th at 700
Kalamath Street. Tours are precisely one hour beginning at 5:30pm. Please RSVP
to Maria Lewis by phone or e-mail at 720-222-0160 x202 or email@example.com.