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October 2013
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In this Issue
October Classes
New Member Orientation
First Friday, October 4
Awards for Denver Kids, Inc. Video
DOM Producer Spotlight
Intern Spotlight
 October Classes
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Click here to watch videos about some of the classes that we offer.
Tuesday, October 1

Wednesday, October 2

Thursday, October 3

Saturday, October 5

Wednesday and Thursday, October 9 and 10

Tuesday, October 15

Thursday, October 17

Tuesday, October 22

Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24

Tuesday, October 29

Wednesday, October 30
So you have a DOM Membership - Now What?

Join us for the New Member Orientation class Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:45pm. 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 6:45-8:15pm (right after the Your Voice Your Media tour). Register for the free class here.



dom@openmediafoundation.org for more information.

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Field Production Workshop
Field Production Workshop
Final Cut Pro X Workshop
Final Cut Pro X Workshop
 First Friday at Denver Open Media, October 4
Join DOM on October 4 for a live show with band PrettyMouth and interview with nonprofit Brent's Place.

PrettyMouth is a Denver-based Dark Folk band.  Their new album, Satan in Clothes, has been described as "a collection of emotionally dense, musically fragrant songs."  Listen to their song "Blood Don't Lie" here.

The show will also feature an interview with Brent's Place, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that helps kids being treated with life-threatening cancer and their families by providing housing and programs.

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:
and on TV on Denver Comcast Channel 57.
Date: Friday, October 4
Time: Doors at 6 pm
Live Show 7 - 9 pm
Location: Denver Open Media, Studio A
700 Kalamath Street, 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 in Denver as well as streamed on DOM's website.  Events are cablecast and streamed live in Denver Open Media's Studio A.  
Awards for Denver Kids, Inc. Video
Open Media Foundation has won two prestigious awards for a video produced in 2012 for Denver Kids, Inc.
Denver Kids, Inc. 2012
Denver Kids, Inc. 2012

The video collected the Award of Merit from the Best Shorts competition.  This competition recognizes recognizes film professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change.
The video also won an Award of Distinction from the 17th annual Videography Awards.  Some of the most coveted awards in the video industry, the awards are designed to identify communication professionals who are raising the standards of the industry.
The video was created in the spring of 2012 for Denver Kids, Inc.'s annual fundraiser event, and it portrays how the work of Denver Kids, Inc. is helping Denver Public Schools students, grades K-12, who face the personal challenges of higher risk environments to successfully complete high school, explore post-secondary options and become contributing members of the community.
 DOM Producer Spotlight: Jeremiah Zentz
How did you first become interest in producing media?
My first interest was in performance and writing.  I did a stand-up routine for my family when I was 8 or 9.  I wrote a slew of poems in middle school that mysteriously disappeared not long after I showed them to my mom.  I was heart-broken.  Anyway, I was too shy to audition for anything until my senior year in high school.  I loved the rush of putting on a show, not just performing in it, but putting together a story.  I pursued acting and writing in college, majoring in Speech-Drama and English, a good combination to manage a double-majoring.  Shakespeare, for example, was required courses for both degrees.  I was actually taking an elective, when my professor had me attend one of his Wednesday night indie/foreign film screenings for an assignment.  I ended up attending just about every subsequent screening, developing a fascination for film.  Here's an art that combines just about every other form in it -- acting, writing, music, photography, etc.  Eventually, it led to me buying my first computer, an iMac and a DV camcorder.  The same day I got my camcorder I spent about four hours putting together a stop-animation of random stuff in my living room -- shoes, beer cans, VHS tapes, moving around snake-like, sometimes spinning, on my floor.  I would later take the camcorder out just about everywhere, documenting life as a college student, or rather life outside of college-- raves, parties, etc.  It came in handy when atomfilms was asking for video submissions about why I should tour the country digitally recording the experience.  I got the internship, and with it a copy of Final Cut Pro 1!  I also got to work with a Canon GL1, my first experience with professional video equipment.

OMF Spotlight: Brianna Cillessen, Public Access Work-Study

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Brianna, and I am a film production major at the University of Colorado at Denver. I love video games, I am a science fiction geek, I dream of creating an International nonprofit organization, and I am a second-generation American, with most of my family still living in Brazil. I graduated from high school after doing the standardized job test thing that was supposed to tell all seniors the best job for their personality. Mine told me that I would be a great engineer, so my first year of college I was a computer engineer student. I was really good at it, having already completed 2 full years of calculus and intensive studies in physics when I was in high school, but I wasn't happy. I decided to go into something I loved and have had 7 years of experience with - theater. It was cool at first, but the theater professors all had tenure and wouldn't really teach and would fight with each other all the time. I heard from eavesdropping that the film program was fun, so I finally made my last major change and ended up there, and I love it. I have never had so much fun with school before, and it really inspired me to get out and make my future happen.