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May 2017 Newsletter
Open Music Sessions - Friday, May 5

Denver Open Media is teaming up with Latin Life Denver for this month's Open Music Sessions, our First Friday and Cinco De Mayo celebration!


Open Music Session will feature Los Lunaticos, plus the hilarious stylings of local comedians Jose Macall and Rick Bryan, live in Studio A, starting at 8 pm.

The Countdown Show starts upstairs at 7:30 pm, with free food from Sexy Pizza.

Join and share our Facebook event!
Photography and WordPress Classes!

May will feature some first-time educational offerings for Open Media Foundation.

The Intro to Digital Photography class will cover the basics of shooting great photos using manual controls. Taught by Nikon instructor Bob Pearson, class time will also be devoted to getting the most out of your digital camera.

Web designer Charlie Stanard will lead Custom Website Development with WordPress. This class will cover the basics of using the WordPress dashboard and also offer an introduction into HTML and CSS coding.

Click here to register for this and other classes.
OMP Launches Nationwide

T he Open Media Foundation has launched the national rollout of Open Media Project (OMP) , a digital government transparency platform.

OMP empowers citizens to find out what's going on in their local government as easily as they would search for a local coffee shop.

After successfully implementing the OMP for the Colorado House and Senate, as well as 10 other municipalities in the state, this national rollout has the potential to significantly boost civic engagement within local governments across the country.

City Councils, School Boards, or any public-serving entity ca n sign up for a free trial!
Save the Date for the May Breakfast!

Open Media Foundation is hosting our annual May Breakfast Fundraiser -
A Higher Definition of MediaTo RSVP to the breakfast, sign up as a table captain or learn more, email  nicole@openmediafoundation.org .

A Higher Definition of Media
Open Media Foundation May Breakfast Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 am
Blue Moon Brewery
3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216
DOM's Top-Rated Show for April

The top-rated show for the month of April is Blissfest333 talks with Ivan Pavletic Pt. 1 by producer Michael Bliss. Congratulations, Michael! For getting the top-rated show, he will receive $25 in DOM Bucks.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite show!
Open Media Lab

We received lots of feedback at the last member meeting that members wanted assistance making lower thirds and logos. Your wish is our command!

Brandon Stiller from our Video Production team will lead May's Open Media Lab helping you navigate the Adobe Creative Cloud to create graphics for your next production. We will be holding this OML on Thursday, May 18th at 6pm instead of the usual Wednesday evening. Come learn and collaborate with your fellow members!

Click here to register. Free for members of Denver Open Media!
Equipment News

If you want to record your podcast from home, we've got the perfect kit for you.

Rent the Blue Microphones Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphoneone of the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphones. Available free with a DOM membership.

You can also take advantage of our Macbook rentals installed with the entire Adobe Creative Cloud. DOM Members can rent these laptops for up to a week for free, but hurry up and book because they rent fast!

Member Profile

Matt Struck is a writer and performer living in Denver who enjoys the overlap between comedy and spirituality. He has performed at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, The Mercury Cafe and the Oriental Theater.

His latest show - Really Late Night with Matt Struck - is about a fictional character (of the same name) who hosts a late night style show on community access. In front of the cameras he interviews fake celebrities, plays games, and tells jokes. Behind the camera his personal life is falling apart. Follow Matt as he runs through life not knowing when the joke or the party is over.

Check it out Really Late Night with Matt Struck on denveropenmedia.org!
Intendence Film Festival

Last chance to submit!

The Intendence Film Festival (IFF) is now accepting submissions through early May, 2017. DOM Members and students/youth get $10 OFF!!!  

IFF will be screening films from Colorado and the rest of the world on Friday and Saturday, June 23 - 24, at Denver Open Media (DOM). Categories are: Animation, Art-Experimental, Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary-Short, Music Video, Fantasy-Science Fiction-Horror, and Webisode.

Submissions can be made through withoutabox.com or filmfeeway.com.

For more information, go to http://www.intendence.org/submissions.html or email info@intendence.org.
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