April News from the Open Media Foundation

April 2014
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In this Issue
April Classes
Turning Your Show Idea Into REALITY
First Friday, April 4
Breakfast Fundraiser
HandsOn Tech Denver News
Intern Spotlight
April Classes
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Saturday, April 19

Tuesday, April 22

Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24

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Tuesday, April 29

Wednesday, April 30

Thursday, May 1
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NEW CLASS! - Turning Your Show Idea Into REALITY
Following the popularity of our Introduction to Reality TV course, we are now offering a new class - Turning Your Show Idea Into REALITY. Taught by experienced industry professionals, this class offers an in-depth look at the development of reality TV programming. This interactive workshop dive into the first steps of creating a marketable idea and examine some examples and give feedback for your show ideas. Click here for more information or to register.
One Day in Denver -  "Your Day. Your City. Your Future."
Part of One Day on Earth, One Day in Denver - "Your Day. Your City. Your Future." will take place on April 26th. The event is engaging the entire Denver Metropolitan Area in a participatory media gathering project wherein not-for-profit organizations of every type, governmental agencies, inspired citizens and filmmakers will investigate and capture footage to address questions about the future of our city. The resulting media will be shared via interactive, geo-tagged, participant pages set-up on the event website.
Sign up to participate and examine questions related to the future of Denver through YOUR lens. There are no specific technical requirements and films can be shot on any equipment including phones, iPads etc. Raw footage will be uploaded immediately following the event and should you be interested in creating a short film, the recommended length is 1-4 minutes; there is a 4-week time period during which to edit. People all over the city are gearing up to give voice to their passions and work. Be heard!

Event website: www.onedayindenver.org
Denver trailer: http://vimeo.com/88190402
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/530226820430267/
First Friday at Denver Open Media, April 4
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.

Join DOM on the First Friday of April with a live performance by the Adam Bodine Trio. The Adam Bodine Trio makes creative instrumental music with a postmodern attitude and energy that is positive, dynamic and open-minded. Most often categorized as jazz, their sound integrates and embraces a variety of genres, styles, traditions and cultural persuasions.




Adam Bodine Trio 


Please join us and share us on Facebook!


Friday, April 4
Doors at 6:30 pm
Live Show 7 - 9 pm
Denver Open Media Studios
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO
A Higher Definition of Media: Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
We are busy gearing up for our Annual Breakfast Fundraiser: A Higher Definition of Media on Tuesday, May 20, 2014! This is a free breakfast for people to come and learn more about the Open Media Foundation. We will ask guests to consider making a contribution to support our youth program, sponsor memberships, and make it possible to provide the services, education, and tools that enable everyone to represent their own voice in the media conversation! There is no minimum and no maximum gift required. It will be our job to inspire people to want to give. As much as anything, we want people to come and find out about the great programs offered Open Media Foundation! As space is very limited, please let us know if you are able to make it as soon as you can. Hope you can join us for this really fun event! Please RSVP to Sarah Shirazi, at sarah@openmediafoundation.org or by calling 720-222-0159 x201. 
WHAT: A Higher Definition of Media: Annual Breakfast Fundraiser  
DATE: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 
TIME: 7:30 - 8:30 AM 
LOCATION: Mi Casa Resource Center 
360 Acoma St. Denver, CO 80223

We are also looking for more Table Captains to help host a table of 8-10 people. If you are interested in participating with us in this way, we would be so grateful for your support! Please contact Sarah Shirazi, at sarah@openmediafoundation.org or by calling 720-222-0159 ext 201 for more information. The next Table Captain Training is slated to happen Friday, April 4th from 5:30-6:30 PM at OMF, 700 Kalamath Street in Denver.
HandsOn Tech Denver News

HandsOn Tech Denver is offering two free workshops for nonprofits this month.


Livestreaming for Nonprofits on April 16th will equip you with the knowledge necessary to stream live video of your events to YouTube for free.


The Minute Message Model on April 24th teaches leaders to reorganize and prioritize their messages so that whether they have one minute, two minutes, five, or ten to share their message, they can be confident that they have spent their time well. If you feel your nonprofit's work is being held back by muddled messaging, you're not alone. After this session, you will be able to make a powerful connection with new supporters and remind current ones of why you're important to them.

For more information, visit 



OMF Web Development Clients
As part of the Services work of Open Media Foundation, the web development team has just completed new website for two clients - Campus Compact of the Mountain West and National Get Outdoors Day.
Campus Compact of the Mountain West is a membership organization of college and university presidents devoted to promoting civic learning. CCMW is part of a national coalition of more than 1100 colleges and universities who are passionately committed to the value service learning and civic engagement brings to higher education and the community.

Our team redesigned their website and improved the functionality to allow for easier maintenance.  


National Get Outdoors Day is a fun, free, active day with a zillion things for everyone to do. The seventh annual event will take place on June 14th, 2014. Our team created a scroll page for the event which allows all event-related information to be found on a single page. The page is also responsive so it adapts to the screen size of mobile and tablet devices as well as desktops.


The Open Media Foundation offers website design and development, video production, and graphic design and branding services to other nonprofit organizations and government agencies. For more information about these services, contact Rita Wold at ritaw@openmediafoundation.org.