June News from the Open Media Foundation|
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DOM Help Desk Hours|
1st Annual Member & Volunteer
June 6, Sunday, 1-3pm
First Friday at Denver Open Media
Final Cut Pro Workshop
June 12, Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
Your Voice. Your Media
June 16, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm
DOM Producer Training and Orientation
June 16, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
Field Production Workshop
June 26, Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
On-Camera Teleprompter Workshop
June 29, Tuesday, 6-9pm
July 3, Saturday, All Day
|First Friday at Denver Open Media|
On the first Friday of most months, DOM host 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
Next Event: Friday, June 4th 8-10pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
This month, join us for a night of visual and aural stimulation as we kick off the month of June with, "The Hidden Power of Queer". Check your expectations at the door and gather this Friday in Studio A for a truly memorable experience!
Free and open to the public, yet seating is limited so be sure to come early...and bring some cash for the bar!
|Summertime Fun at Sloan's Lake|
Our 1st Annual Member & Volunteer Picnic
is scheduled for Sunday, June 6th from
1-3pm at Sloan's Lake Park.
Kick off your
summer with a picnic for all members, volunteers
and interns! There will be games, food, contests and prizes, including
a DOM Unlimited Membership, tickets to the Denver Art Museum, Buntport Theater and more. OMF will
provide burgers (including veggie burgers), hot dogs, condiments, soft drinks and plates. Please bring a potluck dish to share. If you haven't already, please RSVP to email@example.com. We hope you can join us for a
fun afternoon of games, food and giveaways!
|DOM Producer Training and Orientation|
The web department at the Open Media Foundation is constantly at work making
improvements to the site. With your feedback, we are able to
improve your experience at denveropenmedia.org. Join us to test-out the
latest developments and learn about upcoming features. There will also
be time to have other general questions and concerns addressed.
New to Denver Open Media? This session will provide you
with the training you will need to register for classes, make reservations
and submit programming.
Sessions will be held in
the FCP Computer Lab the first and third
Wednesday evening of every month from 6:30-7:30pm beginning on June 26th and running through the month of August. Please send your RSVP
for the date you wish to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Spotlight: Sister Who|
Sister Who is probably one of the most recognizable faces on Denver Open Media. A longtime community producer since the early nineties, Sister Who remains one of our most prolific producers to date. For this month's Member Spotlight, Reverend Denver NeVaar (aka Sister Who) took the time to answer some questions about this unique and intriguing show.
How did you begin
Beginning in January of 1991, I was an
actor within experimental theater productions. In June of that same year, my ministerial alter-ego of Sister Who was
officially created and basic ideas for an ongoing television show came
together slowly over the course of the next twelve months.
retains its original name of "Sister Who Presents" (that's preSENTS, as
in "to bring before the public... to offer to view...to bring to one's
attention") and was first cablecast in November of 1992. The focus and
intent of the show has always been a deeper but common sense look at
issues of life and/or spirituality which would hopefully provide food
for thought, without insisting upon any particular system of doctrine or
dogma. Specifically because "Sister Who Presents" is not a news show but
strives for timeless information and insight, episodes recorded many
years ago continue to be replayed and experienced by new generations of
viewers as being just as fresh and new as when they were first recorded.
What is the message
of your show?
Among the many possible messages of the show are such oft-repeated
principles as "a person is a person is a person" (thank you, Dr. Seuss)
and "it is not so important how you love, live honestly, constructively
understand various ideas, positively relate to others, or experience God
as that in fact you do (love, live, understand, relate, experience,
etc.)" No sacrilege, spoof, satire, or devaluing of anyone else's
opinion or perspective is ever intentionally done. Rather, the show is about the genuine
ministry and spiritual service of Sister, who is primarily concerned with
nurturing personal and spiritual growth.
What do you do
outside of producing videos?
When not engaged in video production, I am a doctoral student (having
finished a Master's degree in Theological Studies, I am now working on a
self-designed PhD in Human Services), writer (one published novel and
other manuscripts in process), artist, songwriter (three albums of
original songs thus far), interfaith minister (personally gravitating
toward an eclectic form of mysticism), and theater person.
With regard to preparation for production, I cannot overstate the
importance of pre-production planning. Everything that can be planned
or determined ahead of time should be, because there are inevitably
always unpredictable circumstances that arise, to which a producer can
more effectively respond if other details have already been decided.
How do you prepare
for your show?
Why is your voice important?
I believe the voice of Sister Who is essential because it is inclusive,
honest, deeply thought-provoking, and happy to address many subjects for
which there is an obvious need of discussion, but no public discussion
seems to be happening. Additionally, I am approached by viewers quite
often, whose first words are gratitude for my show's production and
distribution, followed by earnest requests to never stop, due to the
various forms of empowerment the show brings to them.
listen to them. I'm not saying you need to agree with everything, but they do deserve a listen.
Click here to view all online episodes
of Sister Who Presents.
|Reminder: The Open Media Foundation Offers Paid Internships for Young Adults|
The Open Media Foundation
has recently received funding to support young parents and individuals with children learn more about media production
. This particular internship will cover several different aspects of television/video production and will allow participants to tell their own story. Interns will earn up to $1000
and gain valuable production skills.
* Applicants must be between the ages of 16-24
* Applicants must have a child
* Applicants must commit to working 12 hours a week
* Applicants must commit to working a total of 205 hours
Interested individuals can apply here
call Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish at 720-222-0159 ext. 207 for more
Denver Open Media's Youth Production Group: Open Media Generation
About the group: 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!
Finally, the Youth Group is meeting weekly! Now, anyone between the ages of 12-19 can plan to stop by any Wednesday from 3:30-6pm to join the fun.
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
. Please check out our website
for more information or email email@example.com
are always looking for food donations to help keep our youth fed and
alert during trainings/productions, please let us know if you have
suggestions or information about youth group sponsorships.