The Open Media Foundation
September News from the Open Media Foundation

September 2012
In this Issue
Upcoming Classes/Events
Internship Opportunities
OMF Partner Spotlight: Piton Foundation
OMF Intern Spotlight: Don Rose
Class Highlight: Making Music with GarageBand!

Do you have GarageBand on your computer but aren't sure how to use it?



 Making Music with GarageBand introduces students to the world of making your own music tracks!   Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create audio for your film or videos, edit existing audio tracks, record podcasts and even create a personalized ringtone!  

Hold your spot by registering here.

Upcoming Classes/Events

Final Cut Pro 7 Workshop
Sept 1, Saturday

Your Voice. Your Media Tour
Sept 5, Wednesday

Making Music with GarageBand
Sept 6, Thursday

First Friday
Sept 7, Friday, 7:30p

Intro to Studio Production
Sept 8, Saturday

Intro to Motion 5 Workshop
Sept 10, Monday

Editing with Premiere Pro 
Sept 13, Thursday

Pre-Production Basics
Sept 17, Monday

Your Voice. Your Media Tour
Sept 19, Wednesday

Final Cut Pro X Workshop
Sept 20, Thursday

Shooting Video w DSLR Cameras
Sept 24, Monday

The Art of Radio Storytelling
Sept 27, Thursday

Field Production Workshop
Sept 29, Saturday

Adobe Video Media Workshop
Oct 2 & 3rd, Tues & Weds
6p-9p each evening

Final Cut Pro 7 Workshop
Oct 3 & 4th, Weds & Thurs
6p-9p each evening

First Friday at Denver Open Media: KGNU 8th Anniversary Celebration


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 as well as streamed on our website. They are rebroadcast on Channels 56, 57 and 219. They are also available online for on-demand viewing. 

Next event: Friday, Sept 7  
Doors at 7p
Event starts at 7:30p

This month we're celebrating KGNU's 8th Anniversary with music from the Ricky Earl Band featuring Cherise and Lion Souljah's DJing outside!  We'll also have DOM Street Team interviews and our new Santa Fe gallery spotlights!



This event will be held inside 
 Denver Open Media's Studio A.
This event is free and open to the public; and will be BROADCAST LIVE on Channel 57; and LIVE-STREAMED on our website - see you there! 
Interested in Learning About TV Stations?


Station Access Interns are needed at OMF!


It's a great time to apply for our Station Access internship. This position is a great fit for someone with an interest in studio management and TV broadcast and has a passion for independent production, as well as the ability to commit to a 12 hour/week, 200-hour total internship schedule. This internship is perfect for someone who would like to build their media resume, while at the same time gaining access to the incredible internship benefits OMF has to offer, such as access to free classes and a free Unlimited Membership. 

If you are interested in this opportunity or any other internship opportunities at the Open Media Foundation, please visit our internship page for more information.
OMF Partner Spotlight: Piton Foundation to Launch Floodlight 

Open Media Foundation is excited to partner with the Piton Foundation in their new project, Floodlight.  What's Floodlight?

Floodlight: See and show your community in a new light
Your story matters. Without it, nothing happens. Floodlight is a new, free web-based storytelling project that gives individuals and organizations the skills and tools to create and share visually-compelling, data-supported stories that make community change possible. Built through a partnership between the Piton Foundation and the Denver Foundation, with support from the Open Media Foundation and I-News, Floodlight helps people illuminate their own issues while contributing to a larger, unfolding story about our community.
Take a look at the first community storytelling workshop below, filmed at Open Media Foundation:
The Piton Foundation - Floodlight Workshop #1
The Piton Foundation - Community Storytelling Workshop


Intern spotlight: Don Rose


This month, we talked with our PR & Marketing intern Don Rose... read on to learn more!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Donald Rose from Atlanta, GA I have Master's degree in Entertainment Business. I have a love for music, and for business. As a recording artist I've had performance opportunities in Atlanta, Florida, Bahamas and New York (The Apollo). So my next goal is to build a successful business.  
How did you become involved in multimedia work? During my Bachelors degree program I had the opportunity to work with multimedia outlets such as broadcast radio, radio production, studio production and film production. I even produced an internet show that was called the Sports Zone that aired weekly. 

Tell us about why you decided to do an internship with Open Media Foundation? I decided to do an internship with Open Media Foundation because I wanted more hands on experience with the PR/Marketing part of business.


What kinds of projects have you worked on with OMF? Drafting Press Releases, Marketing, Business Development 

What have you gotten out of your internship with OMF? I would say the opportunity to learn the process for PR/Marketing.
What are your career goals? To be a successful entrepreneur, within the music industry. Im am currently the Co-Founder of which is a website where the artist gets to choose from multiple song mixes from music engineers for one price. 

Why do you think community media centers are important? I think community media centers give the public the opportunity to be heard, much like the music of a recording artist. It also allows access to tools that otherwise would cost an individual thousand of dollars. The education portion allows for a non traditional approach and people are able to obtain skill sets for a lot less than if they attended a university. 
Tribute: Wendy Newman


In early August our friend and longstanding client, Wendy Newman, passed away.  Our loss was sudden and great, but we are honored to be a part of the celebration of Wendy's life through the work she did with the OMF Web Department.  Wendy was involved with the Breast and Women's Reproductive Cancer Fund and helped coordinate information and images to put together a website that educated Colorado residents about donating to this local nonprofit.  Using her personal experience with fighting breast cancer, she helped put a human touch on the message for support and action toward this fund.  Wendy's personal touch helped get the Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition in contact with us in 2010.  With a grant from the BWRC fund, this group was able to get a custom designed website through OMF, you can see it here.  


Most recently, Wendy Newman came to work with us on a new project that focused on connecting kids to nature in Colorado.  She helped put together a plan for Get Outdoors, Colorado -- a clearinghouse of information for existing parks and recreation groups to help get people "off the couch and out the door."  Wendy had been working with this coalition of partners to see this project become a reality for over a year, and the work continues as her colleagues forge ahead with the memory of Wendy's passion and determination. The new clearinghouse website should be completed this Fall, and will include many interactive tools that will focus on getting children more involved with outdoor recreation.


Wendy lived and worked in Denver, CO and prior to that she went to school at Ohio State University where she received a degree in natural resources. She was born in Las Vegas, NV and was 37 at the time of her passing.  To write a condolence to friends and family go to

Denver Open Media's Youth Production Group: Open Media Generation

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!

The Open Media Generation Youth Group meets weekly!  Anyone between the ages of 11-24 c
an stop by any Wednesday from 3:30-6pm to join the fun...and did we mention it is free?

Participants will learn 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

Also, we 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.