November News from the Open Media Foundation

November 2016
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In this Issue
November Classes
DOM's Top Show
Annual Member Meeting
Reservation Tips
DOM Help Page
Take a Tour
We're Hiring!
November OMS
December OMS
Annual Silent Auction
Independent Voices Awards
Colorado Gives Day
Intern Spotlight
November Classes
Click the class title to read descriptions and register online.

Tuesday, November 1
6:00 - 9:00pm

Wednesday, November 2
2 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, November 2
5:30 - 6:30pm

Advanced Studio Production - Virtual Sets
Thursday, November 3
6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, November 4
5:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday, November 8
2 - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, November 8
6 - 9 pm

Wednesday, November 9
2 - 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 10
6 - 9 pm
Saturday, November 12
11:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 15
6:00 - 9:00pm

Website Design with Wix
Wednesday, November 16
2 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, November 16
5:30 - 6:30pm

Wednesday, November 16
6:45 - 8:30pm

Final Cut Pro X Workshop
Thursday, November 17
6 - 9 pm

Tuesday, November 22
6 - 9 pm

Tuesday, November 29
6 - 9 pm

Wednesday, November 30
2 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, November 30
6 - 9 pm
DOM's Top Show in October
DOM members and producers submitted their content, viewers voted and your top rated show of October is:

Congratulations to producer Vinson Powell! He will be awarded 25 DOM bucks.  

Don't forget to keep voting on !
Annual Member Meeting
Come on by to mix and mingle with other members and help DOM record promotional content for our channels!

Our annual Member Meeting will be during November's Open Media Lab. OMF and DOM staff will be on hand to gather your suggestions for the future of DOM. Did we mention food and drinks? We'll see you there!

Wednesday, November 16th
6:00 - 9:00pm
Reservation Tips
Reminder to all members to reserve equipment far in advance to ensure gear will be available for your next shoot. Also remember not to make back-to-back reservations as this may cause your second reservation to be canceled. 

It is important that all members have equal opportunity to access equipment, so DOM must limit member usage of gear to ensure this. 

When making a reservation online, using the boxed teal calendar selection tool is preferred to the date selection on the righthand side of the reservation page. 

Questions? Check our Help Page!
Denver Open Media is dedicated to supporting our members!

Head over to our Help Page to find out about:
- Finding Crew
- Tutorials
- Talent and Distribution Releases
- Help Guides
- Radio Assistance
- Report a Problem
Information about equipmen t, l inks to tutorials and manuals are live on our site! We got feedback from our community for more support in learning about gear before renting, and our interns have been working hard to provide it for you. Look for a link to a video tutorial and/or manual at the top of the equipment detail page, live for most of our equipment. Take your time learning about gear to ensure you are getting the best equipment for your next studio or field shoot! Visit Equipment and Studio Rentals to get started.

Take a Tour and Get to Know Us!
What is the change you want to see in the world? Come and explore Open Media Foundation's facilities and see what we have to offer. You can hear about the many ways to get involved and the impact you can have in the community using the resources we provide. Everyone is welcome! Great for anyone new to our work and potential interns, volunteers and members.

Wednesday, November 2nd & 16th
5:30 - 6:30pm
Letter from the Executive Director | We're Hiring!
When a small group of us started OMF over a dozen years ago, none of us set out to be managers. In fact, we started as a collective. No one had a title or received a salary. We shared the resources of the collective and donated 10% of any revenues we generated to the nonprofit. We were so small and spent so much time together (often sleeping at our first workplaces) that it was easy to stay aligned.

Eventually the Board and I decided that to fulfill our mission at any scale, we'd have to take a more traditional approach. We implemented salaries and titles, and a decade later we have a staff of 20+ and an annual budget over $2 million. The organization is at a size that we need a true manager involved, and today we are excited to announce that OMF is hiring a new Director of Operations or COO.

We're seeking a leader who is passionate about the mission and vision of OMF and has a proven track record of shepherding organizational success through data-driven decision making and a diligent evaluation of progress towards shared goals. We're also looking for an individual with the HR experience to help maintain the core values that have enabled our past growth, while positioning us to make the most of the huge opportunities we face today. 

If you know of anyone who might make a good candidate for this position, please steer them to the job description on the OMF website and help us spread the word!

Interested? To learn more and apply, view the job description here
Open Music Sessions | First Friday Celebration | Nov 4th
Join us for this month's Open Music Sessions! 

Local Bands - Local Comedy - Local Food

When:          Friday, November 4th, 7:00 - 9:30pm      
Where:         Open Media Foundation

Featuring Live Music From Hang Rounders.
And the hilarious comedy stylings of Timmi Lasley.

For this month's Countdown Show, we are pleased to host a reception for the Denver Film Festival filmmakers, in support of our friends at the Denver Film Society. Y ou can see interviews and clips of their works, broadcast live from our Upstairs Lounge, 7:00 - 8:00pm.

From DOM's Studio A:
Broadcast live on Denver Comcast Channel 57
Streaming on DOM's website  

Enjoy free food (What?! Yes!) from  Illegal Pete's and Sexy Pizza

Huge thanks also to our sponsors,  Crazy Mountain Brewing Company and Ratio Beerworks

Join our Facebook event and share!
Friday, November 4th
Countdown Show upstairs at 7:00pm
Open Music Sessions in Studio A at 8:00pm
Open Media Foundation
December Open Music Sessions | Celebrating 13th Anniversary | December 2nd
Open Media Foundation is Turning 13!

Join us next month for a very special Open Music Sessions, celebrating our 13th Anniversary! 

In addition to our regularly scheduled festivities of the best of Denver's music, comedy and food, we will run our Annual Silent Auction and announce our Independent Voices Awards, celebrating the excellent work of our members and partners.

Friday, December 2nd
Silent Auction & Countdown Show Upstairs at 7:00pm
Independent Voices Awards & Live Music in Studio A at 8:00pm
Open Media Foundation

 Read on for more details!
Annual Silent Auction | Nov 22nd - Dec 2nd
Help us continue to thrive as Denver's most dedicated center for public access and empowering voices! With so many great items to choose from - certificates to local restaurants, breweries, wineries, museums, theaters, wellness and gifts - it's just in time for the holiday season. 

Online Bidding begins November 22nd. Details to come!
And bid in person at our Open Music Sessions | 13th Anniversary Celebration on December 2nd! 

A few of our enticing items that could be yours:

VIP Tour and Tasting at Breckenridge Distillery
Includes group's choice of bourbon, vodka or bitters and two pieces of glassware

Two Roundtrip Passes on Pike's Peak Cog Railway 

Build Your Own Terrarium Class at Bella Calla
Includes wine and cheese!

Gaia Body Works Gift Set

Level One Improv Class with the Voodoo School of Improv

Details on how to participate are coming to you 
November 22nd!
Independent Voices Awards  
Every year, we recognize the achievements and excellent work of our members and clients with our Independent Voice Awards. In the categories of most prolific producer, highest-rated content, web and video clients and community leader. We are honored to be a part of such an incredible community and to provide space for independent voices to heard. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the award-winners this month!

Also, VOTE! You choose the DOM Independent Voices Awards in the categories of Top-Rated Show and Most Prolific Producer, with a $250 DOM bucks prize! If you are a viewer, vote to show which shows you love! If you are a DOM producer, submit more content, spread the word about your shows and ask your friends, family and fans to vote!

Go to to watch and vote by clicking the stars! See the current top-rated shows here

And join us in celebrating them at our Open Music Sessions | Celebrating our 13th Anniversary on December 2nd!
Colorado Gives Day | Early Giving Open!
Give where you live.

Colorado's largest one-day giving movement is coming up and we need your support. 

On Tuesday, December 6th, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Our goal is to raise $10,000.  Your support helps us put the power of media and technology in the hands of the people.

About Colorado Gives Day: 
Powered by, a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 1,900 Colorado nonprofit organizations, encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. 

$1 Million Incentive Fund:
Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features one of the largest incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. 

Colorado Gives Day is December 6th, 2016.
You can schedule your donation now!

It's more than just a day. It's a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to support their favorite causes. 
Intern Spotlight | David Alder
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Check out this new video made by our awesome intern, David Alder!

David's purpose in life is to give voice to the voiceless through media. He does work in nonprofit projects and in raising awareness of LGBT social justice issues. He founded the Queer Oral History Project (QOHP), recording the community's stories as told by the queer people who live them - creating and preserving a living history shared across generations. His mission is to continue this project and address the socio-political pressures that threaten the LGBT rights recently won. QOHP shows the personal impact of these issues, getting to the heart of humanity. 

Want to tell your story? Submit to QOHP here!

David is also a freelance videographer. You can find more information on his website,