January News from the Open Media Foundation

January 2016
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In this Issue
- January Classes
- February OMS
- Take a Tour
- GREEN TEAM Winter Drive
- December Anniversary Celebration
- Colorado Gives Day
- $500 Film School
- Super Heroes at GALS
- Staff Opening
- Intern Spotlight
- DOM Top-Rated Show
- Open Media Lab
- Equipment Highlight
January Classes
Click the class title for descriptions and to register online.

Tuesday, January 3
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, January 3
6:00 - 9:00pm

Wednesday, January 4
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, January 4
5:30 - 6:30pm

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

Thursday, January 5
Thursday, January 12
Thursday, January 19
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, January 10
Thursday, January 12
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, January 10
Tuesday, January 17
Tuesday, January 24
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, January 11
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, January 11
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 14
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

Saturday, January 21
11:00 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 25
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, January 25
Thursday, January 26
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, January 31
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Next Open Music Sessions | February!
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! 
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, January 4th and 18th
5:30 - 6:30pm
Green Team | Winter Drive
You can still drop off items at OMF for  Denver Relief GREEN TEAM 's Winter Collection Drive.  Please drop off supplies at the front desk next time you're here. Help those in need! It's cold.

What do they need?
Gently used or new:
warm coats
sleeping bags
feminine care items
canned and non-perishable food 

More information about GREEN TEAM  here.
Thank You for Coming! December Anniversary Celebration 
Our Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction
were a huge hit! 

Photo credit: Edwin Lachauer,  DOM Member 

At our 13th Anniversary Celebration on December 2nd, we had over 200 attendees, many of whom participated in our silent auction through eBay leading up to and during the event. Thanks to your help and generosity, we raised nearly $7000!

Your support goes a long way at OMF. We rely on our members and community to run our free youth programs, keep class tuition and equipment rental affordable, provide nonprofit services at half the market rate and hold monthly community events. 

Thank you for being a part of the community and making our work possible. Your support and participation, at every level, is the reason we are here.

Check out photos from the evening here!
Colorado Gives Day | We Can't Thank You Enough
Colorado Gives Day 
This fall, in preparation for Colorado Gives Day, Denver Open Media offered several local nonprofits to join us in our studios for a unique opportunity to tell the community more about themselves. 
In November, nine organizations came to Denver Open Media for a tour and a free taping of an information interview and a short pitch to explain why each organization should be given special attention on Colorado Gives Day. Every participant also received one Basic Membership and one free class with us. In addition to offering this opportunity free of charge, we raffled off two Chromebooks to two lucky participants. The event was fulfilling for us to give back and forge new relationships with fellow community leaders. 

Open Media Foundation raised $22,000 on Colorado Gives Day. The support and generosity we received was amazing - from supporters new and old, friends and family. 

Our deepest gratitude goes out to our supporters and we commit to continue our work, making Denver a better place for everyone. 
2017 is Your Year | $500 Film School
Make 2017 the year you became the filmmaker you've always wanted to be at $500 Film School!

If you're looking for a comprehensive filmmaking education at an extremely low price, you just found it!

Our  $500 Film School   provides  unlimited classes for an entire year! This is a great program for anyone just starting out as well as experienced media-makers who want to expand their skill set. Our wide range of classes cover field and studio production, editing, graphics, animation and sound from beginning to advanced levels. The whole thing!

For a taste of our classes, you can also check our great deals on  Groupon
Super Heroes at GALS | After-School Enrichment Program
Open Media Foundation partnered with Pop Culture Classroom to bring a semester-long after-school enrichment program to Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS). 

During the  program, the six middle-schoolers created their own comic book superhero stories and then translated those stories to short films. The semester culminated in a  live screening and interview show  at Denver Open Media.

The program will kick off again for the spring semester of 2017.
Open Media Foundation wishes to thank the Office of Children's Affairs at the City and County of Denver for the generous funding to make this program possible.
Staff Openings | Open Media Project Sales Representative
We are looking for a full time Sales Representative for our Open M edia Project (OMP)  software. 

The OMP is an innovative Software-as-a-Service providing searchable video transparency tools to legislatures, city councils and other government bodies. Through this portal, citizens can access proceedings from their laptop or phone in real time, or search for bills based on specific keywords. Some of our clients include the Colorado State Legislature, Colorado Judicial Branch, City of Littleton and Arapahoe County. 

Learn more about the position here.  
Intern Spotlight | Amy Moller
Amy has been a great part of our team at the Public Access TV Station and we are delighted to have her with us for her second internship at the Radio Station! 

She has a lifelong passion for the visual arts and recently earned a Bachelor's degree in Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver. Of the endless avenues in the world of film, she hopes to discover which direction to take following her internships and being a part of this community.

Want to be an intern too?  Great! Start  here
Member News
DOM's Top-Rated Show
DOM members and producers submitted their content, viewers voted and your top rated show of October is:
Congratulations to producers
Ivan PavletĂ­c!

They will be awarded 25 DOM Bucks.  Keep voting on  denveropenmedia.org !
Open Media Lab | Wednesday, January 18th, 6:45-8:30pm
If you're just getting started with a project and need more information on releases, Creative Commons and collaboration, this Open Media Lab is for you. Ask any licensing questions, learn about releases and networking resources DOM has to offer. 

Do you have a project you would like critiqued? We will reserve the second half of the lab to show your work and have the community help with your next edit. Please email shannon@openmediafoundation.org if you are interested in showing your work. 

Join us on Wednesday, January 18th, 6:45-8:30pm.
Always free for members.
Register here!
Equipment Highlight | LEF Light Kits
Our LED Light Kits are a hot ticket item for our members and now we have doubled our inventory to help light your next shoot. Rent the Fiilex Kit at a member rate and the Ikan Light Kit under membership for free if creating content for DOM. 

Members receive 50% off.
Fiilex has put together everything you need for interviews and small productions. The kit contains one P360 LED light head, two P180E LED light heads, three barn door sets for each, AC power supplies and 7 ft light stands. A hard rolling case is also provided for storage and transportation. 

Free for members.
The Ikan kit features energy efficient LED lights that allow you to easily adjust and control the color temperature on the digital readout between 3200K Tungsten and 5600K Daylight using the rotary knobs. The compact design with integrated horizontal and vertical interlock makes the iLED312-v2 portable and easy to set up.