June News from the Open Media Foundation

June 2014
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In this Issue
June Classes
DOM Equipment News
FREE Summer Youth Media Education Programs
Survey for New Class
Merrill Middle School Partnership
First Friday, June 6
HandsOn Tech Denver News
Intendence Film Festival
CFVA Gear Swap
Colorado Film Institute Filmmaking Labs
June Classes
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Click here to watch videos about some of the classes that we offer.
Wednesday, June 4

Wednesday, June 4

Thursday, June 5

Saturday, June 7

Wednesday, June 11

Thursday, June 12

Thursday, June 12

Tuesday, June 17

Thursday, June 19

Tuesday, June 24

Wednesday and Thursday, June 25 and 26

Tuesday, July 1
DOM Equipment News - New Audio in Studio A
Denver Open Media has always been a great place for bands to share their work on video, but as of May, 2014 we have installed a new audio system for Studio A. This state-of-the-art multi-track recording system will allow bands to ensure that the top-notch video recordings are accompanied by top-quality audio. Stems from each instrument are now able to be recorded and mastered individually, among other benefits.
FREE Summer Youth Media Education Programs
Thanks to generous funding from the Anschutz Family Foundation, the Open Media Foundation is able to again offer FREE summer youth media education programs for qualifying nonprofit organizations that work with youth. Click here to view the workshop offerings and to apply.
Survey for New Class Offering
Attention independent filmmakers! Open Media Foundation is planning to offer a class this summer on business and legal strategies for independent filmmaking, but we want your input on exactly what will be included in the class. Click here to fill out a short survey on the topics that will be covered. Thanks for your input!
Partnership with Merrill Middle School
Open Media Foundation has just completed a 12-week series of classes - Media Foundations 101 - with students at Merrill Middle School in Denver as part of their 8th period enrichment program. The students were trained in video production and produced segments about the other enrichment programs at Merrill - sports, musical theater, band, LEGO robotics and more. Click here to view the students' programs. Interested in having OMF come to your neighborhood school? Contact John Aden at johna@openmediafoundation.org.
Letter from the Executive Director
On behalf of the board and staff of the Open Media Foundation, I want to thank everyone who attended our annual breakfast fundraiser - A Higher Definition of Media - on Tuesday, May 20th. Special thanks to our Table Captains and volunteers who filled the room with over 250 people at the Mi Casa Resource Center for Women. The event raised $13,455 to support our services and training to nonprofits, governments, and individuals.
     The morning opened with a wonderful introduction from Amy Goodman, followed by food, videos, and speeches from our new Board President, Sam Fuqua, and Youth Group members Jonah Lujan and Bailey Bermond. If you missed it, you can see the intro video below, and it is never too late to make a donation at  openmediafoundation.org/donate.
Amy Goodman on Open Media Foundation
Amy Goodman Opens OMF's Annual Breakfast
First Friday at Denver Open Media, June 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.

Join DOM on the First Friday of June with a live music performance by Dragondeer and comedian Chris Charpentier, as well as a nonprofit spotlight featuring the Intendence Film Festival.
Dragondeer is a psych-blues band from Denver, Colorado whose singular, reverb drenched take on old school blues coupled with inspired improvisation has the band making fans in both roots circles as well as indie clubs across Colorado and beyond.


Please join us and share us on Facebook!


Friday, June 6
Doors at 7:30 pm
Live Show 8 - 10 pm
Denver Open Media Studios
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO
HandsOn Tech Denver News

HandsOn Tech Denver is happy to announce the start of the OMF/Google Chromebook Giveaway. Each month, from June to October, OMF will be giving out two free HP Chromebook 11s. The nonprofit organization that attends the most OMF classes and the individual who volunteers the most hours with HandsOn Tech during that month will be eligible to win. Click here for more details.


HandsOn Tech Denver will also be offering the class Google Sites for Small Nonprofits. Google Sites is a tool that your nonprofit can use to plan meetings, collaborate on a project, create a simple website, or communicate with volunteers and donors. Come down to OMF to learn how this great tool can help your nonprofit!

HandsOn Tech has been busy teaming up volunteers skilled in technology with local nonprofits. If you are interested in putting your tech skills to use, or know somebody interested to get involved with nonprofits doing fantastic work, visit omfound.org/volunteer.



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Field Production Workshop
Field Production Workshop
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Final Cut Pro X Workshop
Intendence Film Festival at OMF
The Intendence Film Festival, which features the world-class talents of the Colorado film industry, will be held at the Open Media Foundation June 26th to 29th. Click here for more information. The Intendence Film Festival will also be the featured nonprofit for June's First Friday show at Denver Open Media.
CFVA Gear Swap at OMF
The Colorado Film and Video Association will be holding its first annual equipment swap meet at the Open Media Foundation on Saturday, June 7, 11 am to 3 pm. Click here for more information.
Colorado Film Institute Filmmaking Labs
The Colorado Film Institute is offering a series of filmmaking labs over four weekends (July 12 to August 3), where students in teams of three will make a short film over the course of the sessions. The finished short films will be screened in August and at the 2015 Vail Film Festival. The labs will be held in Broomfield, Colorado. Click here for more information.