July News from the Open Media Foundation|
|Check out a recent video created by the Open Media Foundation for Mondo Zen.|
DOM Help Desk Hours|
Saturday, All Day
Your Voice. Your Media
July 7, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm
DOM Producer Training and Orientation
July 7, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
On-Camera Teleprompter Workshop
July 13, Tuesday, 6-9pm
Final Cut Pro Workshop - FULL
July 14 & 15, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm
Intro to Studio Production Workshop - FULL
July 17, Saturday, 11am-6pm
Your Voice. Your Media
July 21, Wednesday,
DOM Producer Training and Orientation
Field Production Workshop
July 28 & 29, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-9pm
|Open Media Generation Earns a Hometown Video Award|
Students - The Green
Episode has been selected as the winner of the Informational Talk Show category in
the Youth Division for the 2010 Hometown Video Awards.
The Hometown Video Awards honors and
promotes community media and local cable programs that are first
distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG)
television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that
address community needs, develop diverse community involvement,
challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers
to experience television in a different way.
The Hometown Video Awards Dinner will
be held during
the Alliance for Community Media International Conference and Exhibition at the
Hilton Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. If you want to attend the
conference activities go to www.alliancecm.org
to register or call (202) 393-2650 x 11.
View this award-winning show in the Denver Open Media archive
(and don't forget to vote to increase its airings on DOM!)
|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, August 6th 8-10pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
Please note: There will be no First Friday event on Friday, July 2nd. Enjoy your holiday weekend and we will see you next month for another night of live entertainment!
a band or a local non-profit organization that you think should be
highlighted during our next First Friday event? Encourage them to apply
|Save The Date|
|Join us this fall for our 2nd annual Join the
New Conversation Fundraising Breakfast. Mark your calendars now!|
we are looking for volunteer table
captains to host guests at this event. Not only are table captains crucial in
making the event happen, but also, they have the opportunity to connect
more individuals to OMF and to increase our community support. This event is a free fundraiser, yet donations of any size are welcome and
appreciated. Come learn more about the impact we are having in the Denver metro community!
If you are interested in this opportunity, please
contact Maria Lewis at email@example.com or 720-222-0159 for
|DOM Producer Training and Orientation|
The web department at the Open Media Foundation is constantly working to make
improvements to our site. With your feedback, we are able to
improve your experience at www.denveropenmedia.org. Join us in this orientation session to test out the
latest developments and learn about upcoming features. There will also
be time to have your 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 to be held this month on July 7th and July 21st from 6:30-7:30pm in
the FCP Computer Lab. Please send your RSVP and the date you wish to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizational Spotlight: Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA)|
Please provide a brief history of your organization.
Doors Open Denver Photo Contest: People's Choice Winner
The mission of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) is
to advance arts and culture in the City and County of Denver. Denver is a
culturally vibrant city with over 300 large and small arts and cultural
organizations. DOCA supports the arts in three main ways: enhancing
space through public art, providing free cultural programs and events,
the economy by growing our creative businesses and cultural/heritage
can only happen as DOCA partners with many other city departments, local
and arts organizations and the public, to fulfill our
Our vision is for Denver
to be known as the Creative Capital of the West.
What are the issues that you are trying to bring to a larger audience?
We know that arts and culture make a city great, but we
also know that sometimes it's difficult to be engaged in what's
going on. DOCA wants to make sure that everyone has access - we want
everyone to participate in the arts! Whether someone is an artist in
need of a
studio or a loan (our program Create Denver can help), is looking for
cultural events to attend (check out the Five Points Jazz Festival, Latino Rhythms or One Book, One Denver) or simply interested in walking down
street and looking at art (the City of Denver's Public Art collection
numbers over 300 pieces) DOCA is here to provide easy access.
What are some of your primary goals for 2010?
We would like everyone in Denver to read the 2010 One Book, One Denver selection (we're announcing it on September 1st.) A second key goal is to double the number of folks signed up for DENVER 2 for 1 TIX. When you sign up at www.Denver2for1Tix.com, you receive a free Wednesday email with 2 for 1 discount tickets that weekend - music, theater, movies, tours - all at half price. What are you doing this weekend? Always, DOCA continues to provide great, free, arts programs and events and serve as a resource for all things arts and culture in Denver.
What are some of the projects you have worked on with the Open Media Foundation?
Have we mentioned how much we love Open Media Foundation? Our City of Denver website is fine for listing information, but we wanted more involvement and dialogue with the public. We are super excited about our new website, www.denverartsinteractive.com. Now the public has a chance to actively participate in new ways - with contests, voting, podcasts and more. Check out the incredible architectural photos taken by the public during Doors Open Denver, the books that could be selected for the next One Book One Denver, and get ready for the next contest where you have to identify public artworks to win prizes such as iPods and work by local artists. Our Open Media Foundation website makes it a conversation with the community.
How has using television/video/web allowed your organization to reach a wider audience?
We're still figuring this out, but so far, we've noticed that people really want to get involved. They are eager to upload their photographs, vote to decide what books and bands to feature, etc. The hope is that when people are more engaged with what we do, that they will do more! We are also excited to continue to build on the platform created by Open Media Foundation to allow the public to upload video and audio (coming soon).
Anything else you would like to add?
Yes. We think Sharee and Brian are magic. There isn't any empirical evidence to back this up, but since our website worked right off the bat, it must be true.
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.