August News from the Open Media Foundation|
|Check out the recent website created by the Open Media Foundation for Project PAVE.|
DOM Help Desk Hours|
First Friday at DOM
August 6, Friday,
Final Cut Pro Workshop
August 14, Saturday, 11-5:30pm
Kids With Kids Live Studio Event and Reception
Your Voice. Your Media
DOM Producer Training and Orientation
Field Production Workshop
August 21, Saturday, 11-5:30pm
Intro to Studio Production Workshop
September 11, Saturday, 11-6pm
|First Friday at Denver Open Media|
On the first Friday of most months, DOM hosts 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
This month's First Friday event features musical performances by Merton (of Chatroulette fame) and a. tom collins. This event is free and all are welcome. See you then!
|Kids with Kids: The Challenges and Triumphs of Teen Parenting|
On Wednesday, August 18th the Open Media Foundation will be hosting a unique event where young parents will be showcasing their newly acquired production skills and sharing their personal stories during a live studio show. They will exhibit their video projects, discuss the challenges and triumphs they've experienced as parents, discuss the stereotypes they face, and participate in a Q & A about their work.
Please join us on Wednesday, August 18th from 4:45 - 5:45pm to participate in this great event. Reception to follow.
This program is the result of a new internship designed for 16-24-year old individuals (male and female) who have had children. Interns receive training in various areas of video production and are given the ability to create their own videos and launch a social media campaign, creating positive change in the world. To learn more about this internship, please click here.
|Executive Director Report|
Monthly Update by Tony Shawcross|
The Open Media Foundation's theme
for this year is "A Higher Definition of Media". While it's true that
we're upgrading our studios this year to HD, that's not what we're
talking about. OMF is part of a movement, an effort to shift the
relationship our communities have with the media that represents, and
often generates, our collective awareness and values.
For the past several decades, media has been characterized by
unidirectional, top-down communications, driven by commercial
interests. But, as the costs for creating and disseminating media have
dropped, the traditional corporate media model is becoming obsolete.
Every day, more and more people engage in the mass communication that
until recently was entirely dominated by only the most privileged
members of our community. As the cost of mass communication drops, the
need for commercialization of that communication disappears, and we have
an opportunity as a community to shift our conversations away from the
hyper-commercial, consumption-driven messaging of corporate media, and
back to the civic and human interests that foster the kind of community
we want to live in.
We'll be talking a lot more about OMF's "higher definition of media" in
the months to come: at our Your Voice, Your Media tours (which are held on the first and third Monday of
each month); at our First Friday events; and at our annual fundraising
breakfast scheduled for this November. We hope that you will join the conversation.
|More Grant Opportunities Available Through OMF|
|The Open Media Foundation is announcing three new grant opportunities
for individuals and organizations interested in accessing the services,
training, and tools available through OMF. These grants include:
video production services, web development services, Denver Open Media membership, DOM member support, as well as educational
scholarships. For more information, visit openmediafoundation.org/grants.
The next deadline (for most applications) is September 15, 2010.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-222-0159 for
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.