December News from the Open Media Foundation

December 2016
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In this Issue
- December Classes
- Take a Tour
- Colorado Gives Day
- GREEN TEAM Winter Drive
- February OMS
- Independent Voices Awards 2016
- DOM Top-Rated Show
- DOM Holiday Closings
- Open Media Lab
- New Show Licenses
December Classes
Click the class title for descriptions and to register online.

Tuesday, December 5
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, December 7
5:30 - 6:30pm

Pre-Production Basics
Thursday, December 8
6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 10
11:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 13
6:00 - 9:00pm

Wednesday, December 14
6:00 - 9:00pm
Thursday, December 15
6:00 - 9:00pm

Thursday, November 20
6 - 9 pm

Wednesday, December 21
5:30 - 6:30pm
Thursday, December 22
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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
TODAY! | Colorado Gives Day
Give where you live.
OMF Needs you!

Today, thousands of donors are coming together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Our work is important. When everyone has access to the tools they need to make their voice heard, we create  a more equitable world. Donations make our mission possible. 


$1 Million Incentive Fund:
Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. 

About Colorado Gives Day: 
Powered by, a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 1,900 Colorado nonprofit organizations, provides an easy way to support nonprofits online. 

It's more than just a day. It's a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to support their favorite causes. 

Green Team | Winter Drive
Throughout the winter months, Denver Relief GREEN TEAM is collecting items for organizations including  Harm Reduction CenterBayaud Enterprises and  Jewish Family Service. Please drop off supplies at OMF next time you're here. Help those in need! It's cold.

What do they need?
Gently used or new warm coats, tents, sleeping bags, gloves
Hygiene supplies - shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, feminine care items
Canned and non-perishable food 

Denver Relief GREEN TEAM is a volunteer group, co-founded by our partners at Sexpot Comedy and founders of Denver Relief, Kayvan Khalatbari and Ean Seeb in 2010. The Denver Relief GREEN TEAM focuses on cannabis business professionals, cannabis consumers, non-cannabis businesses and other community members working together on volunteer projects that benefit the community. They have brought together over 1000 active cannabis industry volunteers in Colorado to help the organization improve the public perception of cannabis through community service. GREEN TEAM was awarded with the first Community Involvement Award from the Denver Post Cannabist in 2015. 

More information about GREEN TEAM  here. | Make Amazon Donate to OMF!
Shopping online for the holidays? Want to support our mission at the same time? It's free. Great, thanks! 

Sign into Amazon at and Amazon will donate a portion of what you spend directly to OMF, at no extra cost to you. It certainly makes us smile! The best part about it is that you can support OMF forever this way, just by staying signed in at and selecting Open Media Foundation as your nonprofit of choice. After all, aren't we?

More information and to sign up here
Next Open Music Sessions | February 2017!
Open Music Sessions takes a break in January for the holidays. See you February 3rd for our monthly First Friday celebration with local music, comedy and food. Free and open to all! 
Member News
Independent Voices Awards 2016 | Announced!
DOM members produced amazing content in 2016. Every year we recognize the excellent work of our members at our annual anniversary celebration with our Independent Voices Awards. The results are in!

Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 10.54.30 PM.png Congratulations to Vinson Powell, producer of Cover Band, The Source and The Joint who won the prize for Top-Rated DOM show once again! Thank you, Vinson for creating so many community-focused programs and working so hard to promote his shows to the community at large.

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Congratulations to William Grandberry, producer of Love Outreach Pentecostal who won DOM Most Prolific Producer! Thank you, William for working so hard this year to learn new equipment and take the show to the next HD level, and for continuing to create many hours of unique programming for DOM's Faith Block. 

DOM's Top-Rated Show
DOM members and producers submitted their content, viewers voted and your top rated show of October is:
Congratulations to producer 
Michael Bliss! He will be awarded 25 DOM bucks

Don't forget to keep voting on !
DOM Holiday Closings | Dec 23-24th & Dec 31st
DOM will be closed Dec 23-24th, and Dec 31st for the holidays. 

Equipment Rental: If you need to pick up equipment for this time, please reserve it starting on the last day we are open (Dec 22nd or 30th) and return it the following Tuesday. Warning: the reservation system will try to charge you extra for these days, but use Pay Later and we will waive all fees for items that are normally free for members. 
Open Media Lab | Wednesday, Dec 21st, 6:45-8:30pm
In this month's Open Media Lab, we will cover how to export your video with a new DOM preset and how to use Media Encoder. We will also look at the world of formats, aspect ratios, bitrate and audio settings.
Join us on Wednesday, December 21st, 6:45-8:30pm.
Always free for members.
Register here!
NEW Show Licenses |
You may have already noticed that DOM's Show License options have changed. We recently adopted's licenses options since DOM-produced shows are uploaded to for all internet-time. Though there are more options that before, members using DOM equipment to produce videos, are required to use the default settings: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.