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August 2013
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In this Issue
Upcoming Classes
First Friday
Free Class in August
GoPro Cameras Now Available
Introducing the Edward F Limato Foundation, Platinum Sponsor of OMF
FREE Event: Access La Alma
Meet Rita Wold
Free Class in August
Intern Spotlight
August Classes
Click the class titles to read class descriptions and register online.

Friday, August 2

Adobe Photoshop Workshop
Tue, August 6

Making Music with GarageBand
Thu, August 8

Intro to 3D Animation Using Blender
Tue, August 13 & Wed, August 14 

Thu, August 15

Tue, August 27

Wed, August 28 & Thu, August 29
First Friday at DOM, August 2
Join DOM on August 2 for a live show with Denver-based country folk trio Sawmill Joe and nonprofit Wish For Wheels.
Sawmill Joe is led by Joe "Sawmill Joe" Cheves, who when not recording music or playing in dive bars, truly works in a sawmill, the Olde Tyme Lumber, six miles south of Boulder. Sawmill Joe writes heartfelt country blues songs, one of which got picked up and made famous by another Denver based folk band The Lumineers Listen to Sawmill Joe's album online.

The show will also feature the nonprofit Wish For WheelsWith one-in-five children living in poverty, a brand new bike is only a dream for many. Wish for Wheels is a Denver nonprofit organization dedicated to providing new bikes and helmets to children in low income elementary schools, to give the excitement and joy of a new bike to kids who otherwise wouldn't get one.

Food from Illegal Pete's and adult beverages will be available. Suggested donations are always welcome and encouraged!
Check out the live broadcast on the following outlets:
Online at
On TV Denver Comcast Channel 57

Time: Doors at 6 pm
 Live Show is 7-9pm
Location: Denver Open Media, 
Studio A
700 Kalamath St, Denver, CO

On the first Friday of each month, DOM hosts a free community event with local performance groups, musical acts, and nonprofit partners. These events are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 57 as well as streamed on the DOM's website. Events are cablecast and streamed live in  Denver Open Media's Studio A.

Denver Open Media Summer Membership Special: 
Get a Free Class Coupon in August!

Sign up for any new membership with Denver Open Media, or renew your existing membership this summer and take your first class for free!


Signing up for a new membership, or renewing your existing membership in August will not only provide you with a discount on all of our classes throughout your membership, but will also give you your first class at no charge (value up to $150)!


To sign up for your new membership, go to When you register for your free class, use the coupon code "SummerDeal2013". Valid only in August this year. Please note that the Online Only membership is not included. For a list of classes, visit

The Camera that Started a Movement is Now Available at DOM!

Born from a passion to capture adventures from your perspective, GoPro cameras can handle it all thanks to their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. The completely redesigned HERO3 is shockproof and waterproof to 197' (60m). GoPros are ready for action and are built to take a beating and keep on filming. These amazing little cameras enable you to capture a fully immersive experience of your most exciting moments. Numerous accessories help you get the perfect angle and POV for your most epic adventures. Get your own mount or use one of DOM's!


The use of GoPro cameras is free for members submitting their content to DOM, or $30-40 for Commercial or non-DOM projects.


Available Cameras:

GoPro HERO3: White Edition

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition


Available Accessories:

GoPro Head Strap Mount for HERO Cameras

XShot 2.0 Camera Extender

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac

Opteka X-GRIP Professional Camera / Camcorder Action Stabilizing Handle


So you have a DOM Membership - Now What?

Join us for the revitalized New Member Orientation class Wednesday, Sept 4th at 7pm. This FREE session will provide you with the information and training you will need to register for classes, connect with others, make reservations and get your shows on-air.


During this session we will also review the rules and regulations related to your membership at Denver Open Media as well as answer any questions and concerns you may have.


Future sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:00pm (right after the Your Voice Your Media tour). Register for the free class hereContact for more information.




Introducing the Edward F. Limato Foundation, Platinum Sponsor of OMF 

Foundation is committed to pursuing excellence in the worlds of arts and entertainment. The foundation is entrusted with continuing the legacy of Hollywood super-agent Ed Limato. Limato was an iconic Hollywood talent agent who spent more than four decades guiding the careers of superstars such as Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Michelle Pfeiffer, Denzel Washington and Steve Martin. Ed Limato passed away from lung disease in July, 2010. He had no children but nurtured, inspired and shepherded many young Hollywood professionals - his entourage - who learned the business from him. They continue his legacy today. 

Ed's passion for mentoring young people in the entertainment business will continue with the Foundation's proud sponsorship of the Open Media Foundation. Long-time friend and protege Richard Konigsberg established the Ed Limato Foundation upon Ed's death.  Richard started in the mail-room at International Creative Management (ICM) and worked his way up to agent. He was Ed's assistant and later started his own personal management company, RKM. Richard and Ed remained friends until Ed's death. Richard is honored to have been a part of Ed's life and shared in his experiences, and hopes that through the foundation those who did not know Ed get to know the man behind the stars and share in the journey of his legacy and light.


Open Media Foundation board member Joe Del Hierro is a long time friend of both Ed Limato and Richard Konigsberg. When Joe shared the mission statement of OMF, Richard was thrilled to become a Platinum Sponsor of the organization. Executive Director Tony Shawcross states that this generous contribution will have a significant impact to increase equality and broaden perspectives in the media not only in Denver but across the nation. The Limato Foundation sponsorship will underwrite the Arts and Entertainment and LGBTQ theme blocks as well as provide scholarships for OMF members.

Come Celebrate with OMF and DOM at 
Access La Alma/Acceso La Alma
Friday, September 6th: 5:30-9pm 
The Open Media Foundation is hosting a FREE Neighborhood Party on Friday, September 6th from 5:30-9 pm. 

The event will be held inside and outside the Denver Open Media studios on the 700 block between Santa Fe and Kalamath. DOM will broadcast LIVE via cable and internet streams and feature an exciting Denver latin band inside the studio. Outside, long-time DOM partner KGNU - Denver's Community Radio station, will celebrate their 9th Anniversary on-air in Denver by showcasing the East Colfax Scratch Academy DJs.


In addition to its regular First Friday LIVE TV entertainment show from the Denver Open Media Studios, DOM will play host to dozens of nonprofits, activities, music, entertainment, food and drinks for the whole family spread across the entire 7th Avenue block.


Access La Alma is focused on celebrating the La Alma/Lincoln Park Neighborhood, connecting nonprofit services with the community's residents, and building local partnerships throughout our neighborhood. It is also designed to thank YOU - our friends and partners! We hope to see you there! 


Sponsors for the event include local favorites Wynkoop Brewing CompanyBlack Eyed Pea, Illegal Pete's, EldoradoBoulder Ice Cream, Rudi's Bakery, and KM Concessions.


For more information, contact the Open Media Foundation at

Meet Rita Wold, OMF's New Web Project Manager
Rita has been a PR intern at OMF since February. Her first day as a staff member was Monday, July 22.

Tell us a little about yourself. 
I am a Denver native and first generation Eritrean American. I earned my B.A. in journalism with a minor in Africa and Middle East studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I love learning and traveling. I am especially passionate about issues concerning Africa and black people in general. I am so thankful that I met Jesus Christ at a young age, and am working to grow deeper in my relationship with Him. 


Why do you think community media centers are important?

I think community media is key to creating a better world. There is so much power in utilizing media platforms and tools, and it is the kind of power every community needs to effectively organize, solve issues, and change mainstream perceptions and conversations. It is really important communities get involve with media and learn to think critically about the way it influences them, as well as how they can influence it. I absolutely love everything that OMF is doing to help this happen.  


Click here to read more about Rita

OMF Announces Two New Open-Source Community Media Websites

In June 2013, the Open Media Foundation announced the integration of Tightrope Media Systems' Cablecast broadcast server with the new Open Media Project (OMP) cloud-based automation software for Government and Community Media operations.


Denver's Public Access TV station, Denver Open Media, was the first to launch on the OMP software-as-a-service package, enabling community-driven scheduling and more efficient, community-driven operations for Denver's public access station. This month, OMF supports the launch of two new OMP websites for clients using Tightrope Media Systems servers: Berkeley Community Media and the City of Thornton's City Council.


Thanks to this new partnership, citizens of Thornton can watch live streaming video of city council meetings, access archived videos, and view coverage of local events and issues, as well as arts, cultural, and educational programming.

Intern Spotlight: Annalisa Kleinschmidt, Graphic Design

Annalisa started working with OMF graphic design at the end of May.


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Originally from New Mexico, I moved to Denver to attend the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design where I majored in Graphic/ Communication Design. I have always loved living near the mountains and spending my time outdoors, so when I wanted to pursue an education in design I was excited to relocate to Denver which has been my second home ever since. My passion for art and design has been a part of my life since I was young, and growing up near Santa Fe, NM I was able to experience amazing art and design along with a unique artist community. After graduating, I wanted to take some time to travel outside of the country and study art and design around the world. I embarked on a solo backpacking trip across Europe, I visited 7 different countries and attended the Offset Design Conference in Dublin, Ireland where I got to meet some amazing people along my journey. Since then the experiences I have gained abroad and at home have really helped me find a direction as a designer and an interest in working with organizations such as OMF.   


What has been your experience with graphic design, and why does this field interest you?

When I decided to pursue graphic design in college I really began to grow as a designer and broaden my idea of what a designer does and what role a designer can have in society. My experience with design started with an interest in photography and has expanded to web design, printmaking, video-editing, illustration and typography. The sheer variety and different directions of specialization really attracted me to design, along with the idea that design can have an impact on the world around us. Striving to work on good design that can change and improve an experience for someone really motivates me.

Click here to read more about Annalisa