December News from the Open Media Foundation

December 2013
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In this Issue
Independent Voice Award Winners
Vote for Your Favorite Show!
December Classes
Holiday Closures
Letter from the Executive Director
First Friday, December 6
Silent Auction
New Sony Camera
HandsOn Tech Denver
New OMF staff member
Colorado Gives Day
Independent Voice Award Winners Announced!
OMF will be recognizing 2 NonProfit organizations and 3 individuals with Independent Voices Awards on Friday, December 6th. 
Awardees were announced today in this Press Release:
Vote for Your Favorite Show!

Denver Open Media's TV channels are programmed directly by viewer votes. Please remember to vote for your favorite DOM shows. It's easy!


Go to, watch a show, and then click on the number of stars you think that show deserves. The DOM website will tally all of that show's votes and generate its Bayesian score. 


Couldn't be simpler, right!?!


Click here to read more about Bayesian averages.

 December Classes
Click the class title to read descriptions and register online.
Click here to watch videos about some of the classes that we offer.
Tuesday, December 3

Wednesday, December 4
Thursday, December 5

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday and Thursday, November 11 and 12
Saturday, December 14

Tuesday, November 17

Wednesday, December 18

Thursday, December 26
Learn More About Our Classes - Watch These Videos
Shooting Video with DSLR Cameras
Shooting Video with DSLR Cameras

Intro to Studio Production
Intro to Studio Production
Denver Open Media Holiday Closures
Denver Open Media will be closed the following days for the holidays:
  • Thursday, November 28
  • Friday, November 29
  • Tuesday, December 24
  • Wednesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 31
  • Wednesday, January 1
Please pick up your equipment on the day before closure and return it the day following closure. Email with any questions or problems.
Letter from the Executive Director
December is a big month for OMF!
Please join us for our biggest first-friday party yet, celebrating 7 years of OMF's revolutionary approach to people-powered TV: Denver Open Media
If you can't make it to the party, be sure to bid NOW on our silent auction and pick up some holiday gifts while supporting a great cause (more info below).
 First Friday at Denver Open Media, December 6

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.   


This month, join us to celebrate DOM's 7th anniversary with a musical performance by Denver's own Varlet - described as an experimental, psychedelic, indie folk, rock band with jazz and doo-wop influences.  In addition to great music, there will be food, drinks, awards, a Silent Auction and more!


Varlet is:

  • Lilly Scott - Vocals, Guitar & Percussion 
  • Will Duncan - Vocals & Drums
  • Vaughn McPherson - Piano & Organ
  • David Scott - Bass 
  • Cole Rudy - Guitar, Mandolin & Lap Steel


Follow Varlet on Facebook.

And check out their music on Bandcamp.
Friday, December 6
Doors at 7 pm
Live Show 8 - 10 pm
Denver Open Media Studios
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO
$7 suggested donation 
(includes free drink and food ticket)
Bid now! Silent Auction Closes on December 6!
Get your holiday shopping done early this year while supporting the the work of the Open Media Foundation and local, independent businesses. Click here to bid on great items - certificates to restaurants, museums and theaters; hotel stays; skis; and much, much more.


The auction will close at 9:40 pm on the night of the anniversary (December 6th), so keep an eye on your bids!
Sony 4K Camera Available for Rent




In addition to the non-commercial equipment access provided through DOM memberships, Open Media Foundation also offers professional production equipment for commercial rental. From steadicams to light kits, DOM offers top-notch equipment at competitive prices. All commercial rental proceeds benefit Denver's community-run Public Access TV Station and OMF's Education programs.
The Open Media Foundation is announcing the availability of a new, high-speed, 2K/4K Professional Production video camera. The Sony NEX-FS700RH is available to rent at affordable rates. 


Click here for more details and video samples.

OMF Video Spotlight: Extreme Community Makeover
Extreme Community Makeover
Extreme Community Makeover
"One block at a time." Extreme Community Makeover is a Denver nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods in the Denver area.  These projects build safer environments; cultivate community among residents, neighborhoods, and networks of local resource providers; and connect residents to a permanent path towards healthy, hopeful, and stable lives.
Above is a video made for Extreme Community Makeover by the Open Media Foundation. For more about OMF's video production services, contact Brandon Stiller at
OMF Welcomes HandsOn Tech VISTAs

A partnership between AmeriCorps VISTA, the Points of Light Foundation, Google and the Open Media Foundation,
HandsOn Tech Denver
is designed to transform how nonprofits use and embrace technology in the Denver area. Its mission is to increase the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector's use of technology and ultimately improve outcomes for low-income communities and families. Projects include hosting technology seminars for nonprofits and working with skill-based volunteers to craft and implement technology assessments for poverty-focused nonprofits.


Click here for more information about the program.

Meet Garey Kennebrew
DOM's New Member Relations Manager
Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member, Garey Kennebrew. Garey is very excited to be selected as Open Media Foundation's new Member Relations Manager. He is looking forward to meeting all DOM members face-to-face and finding out how he can help them to achieve their media goals. Despite the serious look on his face in this picture, trust us, Garey is happy to assist members with anything!


Please stop by Garey's desk, introduce yourself and let him know how he may be of assistance to you.


Colorado Gives Day
Support the Open Media Foundation on December 10th through Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, donations are accepted through the website, with a goal to inspire and unite Coloradans in supporting local nonprofits.