March News from the Open Media Foundation

March 2015
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In this Issue
March Classes
Education Partnership with DIFRC
DOM Equipment News
Open Music Sessions, March 6
AmeriCorps VISTAs Begin Service at OMF
Web Client - Community Facts
New OMF Office Manager
March Classes
Click the class title to read descriptions and register online.
Click here to watch videos about some of the classes that we offer.
Wednesday, March 4
5:30 - 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 4
6:45 - 8:15pm

Friday, March 6
5 - 8 pm

Tuesday, March 10
6 - 8 pm

Wednesday, March 11
6 - 9 pm

Thursday, March 12
6 - 8 pm

Friday, March 13
1 - 3 pm

Tuesday, March 17
6 - 9 pm

Wednesday, March 18
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, March 18
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 18
6:30 - 9 pm

Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19
6 - 9 pm

Friday, March 20
12:30 - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, March 24
6 - 9 pm

Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 and 26
6 - 9 pm

Tuesday, March 31
6 - 9 pm
Education Partnership with DIFRC
The Open Media Foundation and the Denver Indian Family Resource partnered in the fall and winter to complete a series of workshops for 12 American Indian teens. The teens produced their own series of public service announcements and video coverage of one of their events. These workshops were made possible by generous funding from the Anschutz Family Foundation.

Click here to learn more about the workshops.
DOM Equipment News - Tempest IC System

Studio A and B now has a brand new Clear-Com Tempest900 professional wireless intercom system. The system has multi-channel, long-range functionality that will keep you and your crew in contact between both studios. The stationary cameras in Studio A will also be hard-wired into the same intercom system.

The previous ComStar wireless set is now available for rent through for those field producers who want to have direct communication with their crew while on location.
Open Music Sessions at Denver Open Media, March 6
On the first Friday of each month, DOM hosts a 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 for this month's Open Music Sessions on Friday, March 6, featuring a live musical performance by Irie Still. 

Irie Still
Irie Still is a Colorado-based band founded in 1995. Its style, steeped first and foremost in the danceable beats of reggae, incorporate elements of hip-hop, soca, dancehall, calypso, ska, afrobeat and tribal rhythms with conscious lyrics.

Please join our Facebook event and share us!


Friday, March 6
Doors at 7 pm
Live Show 8 - 10 pm
Denver Open Media Studios
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO
Learn More About Our Classes - Watch These Videos
Education Promo: Field Production
Field Production Workshop

Education Promo: DSLR
Shooting Video with DSLR Cameras

AmeriCorps VISTAs Begin Service at OMF
Open Media Foundation is happy to welcome two new AmeriCorps VISTAs to our staff. Nicole Marquez and Corey Beas
ley will be working with Open Media Foundation for one year of service. A third VISTA will join the organization in April.

The VISTAs will be focusing their work on improving our relationships with targeted low-income communities and nonprofit organizations who serve them, working closely with the Education Department, and helping out with the DOM member experience and fundraising initiatives. 

Both VISTAs bring a passion for community and hard work, and we look forward to their efforts in expanding the capacity and reach of the Open Media Foundation.

The Open Media Foundation is particularly thankful to the Corporation for National & Community Service for this partnership on the 50th year of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
Web Client - Community Facts
The Piton Foundationas part of Gary Community Investments
, has always been committed to supporting children and families by fostering community and providing youth and early childhood developmental opportunities. Community Facts launched in 2004 to provide individuals and organizations with free neighborhood-level data about Denver-area neighborhoods, communities and families.

An updated version of Community Facts, developed by the Open Media Foundation, is the first web-based application using expanded geographic reach provided by the Data Initiative. The website is powered by the Colorado Data Engine and provides neighborhood-level data for the Denver metro area's seven counties. By employing census-level data and analysis, community change initiatives can be better supported for community organizations, researchers and direct service providers.
New OMF Office Manager
Please join us in welcoming our new addition to the OMF team -Shannon Altner. Shannon will serve as Office Manager.

Shannon recently moved to Colorado and is thrilled to join the OMF team to help better serve the community and get peoples' voices heard. WIth a passion in media and theater, she graduated from the University of Florida with a Telecommunication Degree and has until recently kept herself busy working and performing in New York.

Also welcome back Susannah McLeod to our Video Production Department, who returns to OMF after several months of European travel.

Click here to read more about Shannon, Susannah, our new AmeriCorps VISTA members, and the rest of the OMF staff.