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How did you first become interest in producing media?
My first interest was in performance and writing.  I did a stand-up routine for my family when I was 8 or 9.  I wrote a slew of poems in middle school that mysteriously disappeared not long after I showed them to my mom.  I was heart-broken.  Anyway, I was too shy to audition for anything until my senior year in high school.  I loved the rush of putting on a show, not just performing in it, but putting together a story.  I pursued acting and writing in college, majoring in Speech-Drama and English, a good combination to manage a double-majoring.  Shakespeare, for example, were required courses for both degrees.  I was actually taking an elective, when my professor had me attend one of his Wednesday night indie/foreign film screenings for an assignment.  I ended up attending just about every subsequent screening, developing a fascination for film.  Here's an art that combines just about every other form in it -- acting, writing, music, photography, etc.  Eventually, it led to me buying my first computer, an iMac and a DV camcorder.  The same day I got my camcorder I spent about four hours putting together a stop-animation of random stuff in my living room -- shoes, beer cans, VHS tapes, moving around snake-like, sometimes spinning, on my floor.  I would later take the camcorder out just about everywhere, documenting life as a college student, or rather life outside of college-- raves, parties, etc.  It came in handy when atomfilms was asking for video submissions about why I should tour the country digitally recording the experience.  I got the internship, and with it a copy of Final Cut Pro 1!  I also got to work with a Canon GL1, my first experience with professional video equipment.


Tell us about your show/project.  What is its message?

I had initially joined for equipment and facilities to put together a short film, but soon found myself helping random producers with these variety shows.  Their shows always had promise but after one show things often just stopped.  I figured the only way to get good at this was to keep doing a show, and might as well be my own.  So I asked Ed Chasteen to help me start one.  The Colorado Entertainment Showcase has morphed into this crazy marathon of pre-production on my part, putting together clips and content, which I mostly end up making from scratch, and finding one or two different guests, bands, artists.  I thought it would be easier if you're only on air live 10-15 minutes a show but the risk-taker in me kept pushing my capabilities to the max.  It's one thing to go live; it's another thing to go live and transform the stage between clips or tweak lighting during a dance performance.  After 13 years of shooting and editing video, I got that stuff down.  What I'm rusty on now is live production.  My theatre background has me accustomed to doing weeks of rehearsal, but it's kind of hard to get enough volunteers that involved.  So I'm still trying to figure that one out.  Ultimately, the goal is to have a high-energy mix of clips and live performances from talented people who don't often collaborate; put together where they are mutually beneficial, often fitting a theme.  I make sure to add a little bit of Scoop Nemeth in every show.  He's there to remind us to "hold your head up high and grab life by the horns."  I kind of do that with every show and, as you could imagine, grabbing life by the horns causes quite a racket.

What do you do outside of producing videos?

My M-F 9-6 is working for the underdog of telecommunication companies, Sprint.  I should consider myself lucky to have a job through these economic times, but I could really make use of those hours better if I could just get paid doing so!  The rest of the time I spend partly in isolation, reading, hiking, cycling, started my first garden this summer; and partly going out socializing, writing reviews, promoting.  Every summer I have this experiment where I play full-time dad with my two awesome kids.  That's a whole other job.

Why is public access television important?

It gives you the opportunity to broadcast your point of view with the world, counter to all the corporate controlled messages being thrown out there on the airwaves.  You are a channel in the middle of all of the rest, and occasionally some really amazing stuff happens on public access. 

Why do you enjoy producing public access content?

The more you create, the more you are aired.  How cool is that?  You can flood the channels with your material, and each time you put something together you learn something, get better at it.  CES went from a show that failed to feed out when we went live to a show that I fixed into a 28-minute clip in less than an hour.  My goal is to have this elaborate live/pre-recorded entertainment production down when we get our HD airwaves.  Keep fighting for it!  I just hope I find more equally active producers who are willing to put in this level of effort, because in the end, as the saying goes, it takes a village.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Brianna, and I am a film production major at the University of Colorado at Denver. I love video games, I am a science fiction geek, I dream of creating an International nonprofit organization, and I am a second-generation American, with most of my family still living in Brazil. I graduated from high school after doing the standardized job test thing that was supposed to tell all seniors the best job for their personality. Mine told me that I would be a great engineer, so my first year of college I was an computer engineer student. I was really good at it, having already completed 2 full years of calculus and intensive studies in physics when I was in high school, but I wasn't happy. I decided to go into something I loved and have had 7 years of experience with - theater. It was cool at first, but the theater professors all had tenure and wouldn't really teach and would fight with each other all the time. I heard from eavesdropping that the film program was fun, so I finally made my last major change and ended up there, and I love it. I have never had so much fun with school before, and it really inspired me to get out and make my future happen.
How did you become involved with Open Media Foundation/Denver Open Media?
I started to look for internships that would help me in my career, and I saw Open Media Foundation. Of all the internships available, I decided to intern with OMF because I am a huge supporter of nonprofits, freedom of speech, and helping individuals with nothing. OMF was a perfect home for me so I applied and got the internship. I am now a paid work-study assisting the Station Director Ann Theis with all the daily studio activities.
What have you gotten out of your experience with Open Media Foundation?
I have gotten much out of this experience. I have learned more about studio work as well as live studio work than I ever could learn at school. I have also seen all the work that goes into getting the show on to cable broadcasting for the community to see. This is probably the most important aspect of what OMF does. Having a community media center is absolutely necessary in every city. Even though every city has its own for-profit news networks and national television stations, they are not always reliable. They will only show programing and talk about news that will bring in more money. They will not air locally made shows or talk about good news because it is not profitable. That is where community media centers come in and why they are so important. They provide the people with an alternative voice from the national and local for-profit networks. Whether that be via a studio show airing on the community media center's channels or via the equipment rented out for the community member's YouTube news show, the freedom of speech that community media center provides is what makes them so essential and important to have. And that is the reason why I love it at OMF.

With the annual silent auction quickly approaching, this holiday season you have a great opportunity to support both independent businesses and the Open Media Foundation. Over 100 items have been donated in support of OMF's mission - to put the power of the media in the hands of the people, by businesses that include the Tattered Cover, Icelantic Skis, Justin's, New Planet Beer, Fancy Tiger Crafts, Fancy Tiger Clothing, Global Girlfriends and many more. "It's a double win" says Heather Schreck, OMF's fundraising events manager.

OMF's silent auction will begin on November 1 and end on December 6, the day OMF will celebrate its seventh anniversary and independent voices in our community. All proceeds with benefit OMF's educational and youth services.

Stay tuned for more information!

Join DOM on October 4 for a live show with band PrettyMouth and interview with nonprofit Brent's Place. PrettyMouth is a Denver-based Dark Folk band.  Their new album, Satan in Clothes, has been described as "a collection of emotionally dense, musically fragrant songs."  Listen to their song "Blood Don't Lie" here. The show will also feature an interview with Brent's Place, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that helps kids being treated with life-threatening cancer and their families by providing housing and programs.

Food from Illegal Pete's and adult beverages will be available. Suggested donations are always welcome and encouraged!
Check out the live broadcast on the following outlets: Online at https://www.denveropenmedia.org/livestream_57
and on TV on Denver Comcast Channel 57.
 
Date: Friday, October 4
Time: Doors at 6 pm
Live Show 7 - 9 pm
Location: Denver Open Media, Studio A
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO
 
On the first Friday of each month, DOM hosts a free 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 DenverOpen Media's Studio A.  

An estimated 400 people were in attendance for Access La Alma Neighborhood Party and Media Extravaganza this past weekend. The purpose of the event was to connect nonprofit services with the community’s residents, and build local partnerships throughout our neighborhood.

Non-profit organizations in attendance included La Alma Action, Confluence Ministries, SOCUE (Sisters of Color United Education), Evolvement, Newsed, Project WISE, Denver Voice, Denver Inner City Parish, Mi Casa Resource Center, Montagne Ministries, La Alma Recreation Center, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver Graffiti Art, Colorado Progressive Coalition, Art from Ashes, Services de La Raza, Byer's Branch Library, Cafe Cultura.

The festivities kicked off around 5:30 pm and concluded at 9:00 pm. Access La Alma was a free event to show OMF’s appreciation for the surrounding community. OMF was able to raise $478 in donations.

During the event Denver Open Media also held their monthly First Friday Show. For those of you who are unaware First Friday is a free community event that spotlights local performance groups, musical acts, and nonprofit organizations. DOM broadcast these events live on Comcast channel 57 and re-broadcast on channels 56, 57 and 219.

This past Friday's show was special not only because it featured local Spanish Rock Band IZCALLI, but was the first time we've done a live First Friday show while simultaneously hosting a neighborhood party along the entire 7th St block.

“In the six and half years of doing First Fridays, this was my favorite,” Ann Theis OMF Staff said, “the volunteers, the band and the production crew were amazing, I saw a really diverse crowd of people, including people that lived in the neighborhood.”

The event was seen as a success for both staff and attendees and OMF hopes to make this an annual event. OMF would like to give a special thanks to all volunteers, sponsors, nonprofits and residents who helped make the event possible.

DENVER, September 11, 2013 — When you last turned on the television, how many reality shows were available to watch? Reality programming has increased dramatically over the last decade. With a steep rise in the viewing audience, many people feel like they could have a huge part in a reality-based TV show. Open Media Foundation (OMF) believes so strongly that everyone should have that opportunity that they have teamed up with industry professionals to make that a reality for anyone.

Next month, OMF will debut its reality TV education classes with a one-day seminar, Introduction to Reality TV. This workshop provides an overview of the world of reality or "unscripted" television. Students will review the current landscape by learning to understand the different types of formats from elimination/competition shows to docu-series. Instructors will demonstrate the real process of show development starting with creation, the pitch and production. What are the elements necessary to be able to pitch a show? From PowerPoint presentations to sizzle reels, students will discover what networks require to get in the door. The class will end with a pitch party where students can pitch their ideas to a group of experienced television professionals and classmates.

“Our media education classes are a reflection of what society is seeking to learn in the media arts. It was a natural progression to begin offering reality television classes in our line-up,” says Open Media Foundation’s Executive Director Tony Shawcross.

The Introduction to Reality TV seminar will be held on September 21 from 10 am to 6 pm at Open Media Foundation (700 Kalamath Street). Tuition is $99 for non-members and $50 for members and students. Registrations can be made at http://openmediafoundation.org/education/reality-tv-class.

1. Brief description of the work of the organization.
SOCUE is all about building a community of promotoras, community health workers. Through an innovative curriculum that involves about 150 hours of instruction, SOCUE trains promotoras to become trusted community leaders who pass knowledge, mentoring and empowerment to other people in the community in times of growth and need. SOCUE believes that indigenous communities have the inherent strength, wisdom and ability to nurture individual growth and mobilize for a better quality of life through education and access to wellness services.

2. What relationship does the organization have with OMF?
In spring 2013, SOCUE received the Open Media Foundation Multimedia and Outreach Assistance Grant. During the initial months of the project, four SOCUE members and associates completed courses in studio production, video editing and other multimedia software applications. With assistance from DOM’s director of video productions and a community engagement intern, SOCUE completed pre-planning and primary production on a short outreach video. For the project, we interviewed five individuals, including promotoras and officials in Colorado’s health system. In September 2013, we will complete the outreach video and screen the work at SOCUE’s health pachanga (party) for community elders on the 28th September. We are also moving forward with a fundraising video and a PSA to showcase how SOCUE reduces health disparities among Latinos in Colorado.

3. What are some of the organization's goals for 2013?
Some of our goals for 2013 are to contribute to the creation of a replicable and scalable community-driven, asset based model for health and wellness, increase the number of Latino older adults who know about and access culturally appropriate services, and continue to support health and wellness institutions in Colorado that have operationalized and are sustaining culturally sensitive practices.

4. How has the organization's work with OMF helped them in achieving those goals?
Through collaborative and exploratory discussions with OMF, SOCUE has developed skills to narrow down messaging to effectively identify and recruit new promotoras and to increase awareness among community members of our promotora program and other projects designed to promote health and wellness among Latinos and other marginalized communities in Colorado. On a different level, individuals with SOCUE who have directly benefited from DOM courses and hands-on video production are well-placed to recruit additional community members to integrate media creation in project that advance a diverse range of neighborhood issues..

 

Access La Alma

Friday, September 6th, 2013

5:30 - 9:00 PM

700 Kalamath St., Denver CO 80204

 

Access La Alma is focused on celebrating the La Alma/Lincoln Park Neighborhood, connecting nonprofit services with the community’s residents, and building local partnerships throughout our neighborhood.

The Open Media Foundation is hosting this FREE Neighborhood Party and Media Extravaganza on September 6th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will be held inside and outside the Denver Open Media studios on the 700 block between Santa Fe and Kalamath. DOM will broadcast LIVE via cable and internet streams and feature the Spanish Rock band IZCALLI inside the studio. Outside, long-time DOM partner KGNU - Denver’s Community Radio station, will celebrate their 9th Anniversary on-air in Denver by showcasing the East Colfax Scratch Academy DJs.

In addition to its regular First Friday LIVE TV entertainment show from the Denver Open Media Studios, DOM will play host to dozens of nonprofits, activities, music, entertainment, food and drinks for the whole family spread across the entire 7th Avenue block.

RSVP on our Facebook event page! Download the flyer in English and Spanish

About iZCALLI:

iZcalli (Is-Cah-Lee) was formed in Denver, CO 2005 by Miguel Avina (Guitar & Vocals), Brenda Avine (Bass) and Victor Jimenez (Drums). The band is defined as a "Power Trio" forging a sound that is influenced by styles and expressions ranging from Classic Rock to Mexican Folk, and from Latin to Indie Rock. Their music performances are full of energy that can be felt, heard and seen through a spectacle audiences will surely remember.

Visit iZCALLI online at www.izcallirock.com

 

Nonprofit Invitation

The Open Media Foundation is offering all local nonprofit organizations, focused on serving the La Alma/Lincoln Park community, to be part of this exciting event.

Fill out the Application Form and secure a presentation booth for your organization.

Don’t miss your chance to reach out to the La Alma/Lincoln Park community! Take advantage of this opportunity and sign up for a free booth today! Space is limited. 

 

Sponsor Access La Alma!

We would like to recognize and thank our event sponsors, Wynkoop Brewing CompanyBlack-eyed PeaIllegal Pete'sEldorado Natural Spring WaterTaste of the Wild Denver Zoo CateringBoulder Ice Cream and Rudi's Bakery

 

                     

 

 

                           

 

 

                    

The Edward F. Limato Foundation is committed to pursuing excellence in the worlds of arts and entertainment. The foundation is entrusted with continuing the legacy of Hollywood super-agent Ed Limato. Limato was an iconic Hollywood talent agent who spent more than four decades guiding the careers of superstars such as Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Michelle Pfeiffer, Denzel Washington and Steve Martin. Ed Limato passed away from lung disease in July, 2010. He had no children but nurtured, inspired and shepherded many young Hollywood professionals - his entourage - who learned the business from him. They continue his legacy today.

Ed's passion for mentoring young people in the entertainment business will continue with the Foundation's proud sponsorship of the Open Media Foundation. Long-time friend and protege Richard Konigsberg established the Ed Limato Foundation upon Ed's death.  Richard started in the mail-room at International Creative Management (ICM) and worked his way up to agent. He was Ed's assistant and later started his own personal management company, RKM. Richard and Ed remained friends until Ed's death. Richard is honored to have been a part of Ed's life and shared in his experiences, and hopes that through the foundation those who did not know Ed will get to know the man behind the stars and share in the journey of his legacy and light.

Open Media Foundation board member Joe Del Hierro is a long time friend of both Ed Limato and Richard Konigsberg. When Joe shared the mission statement of OMF, Richard was thrilled to become a Platinum Sponsor of the organization. Executive Director Tony Shawcross states that this generous contribution will have a significant impact to increase equality and broaden perspectives in the media not only in Denver but across the nation. The Limato Foundation sponsorship will underwrite the Arts and Entertainment and LGBTQ theme blocks as well as provide scholarships for OMF members.


Rita has been a PR intern at OMF since February. Her first day as a staff member was Monday, July 22.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a Denver native and first generation Eritrean American. I earned my B.A. in journalism with a minor in Africa and Middle East studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I love learning and traveling. I am especially passionate about issues concerning Africa and black people in general. I am so thankful that I met Jesus Christ at a young age, and am working to grow deeper in my relationship with Him.

Why do you think community media centers are important?

I think community media is key to creating a better world. There is so much power in utilizing media platforms and tools, and it is the kind of power every community needs to effectively organize, solve issues, and change mainstream perceptions and conversations. It is really important communities get involve with media and learn to think critically about the way it influences them, as well as how they can influence it. I absolutely love everything that OMF is doing to help this happen.

What is your experience in Web Project Management and how will you apply that in your position at OMF?

I have experience in building my own website. I also have worked as an executive account representative, which has really helped me learn to manage large workloads and solve client concerns efficiently. I will have a lot of learning to do in this new role, and I am looking forward to every bit of it. I am eager to learn more about the web development process, and genuinely like working with clients to meet their needs.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

I would really love to travel throughout Africa and do independent reporting around the world. There's many things I want to do and see. I'm still trying to narrow it down.

Annalisa started working with OMF graphic design at the end of May.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Originally from New Mexico, I moved to Denver to attend the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design where I majored in Graphic/ Communication Design. I have always loved living near the mountains and spending my time outdoors, so when I wanted to pursue an education in design I was excited to relocate to Denver which has been my second home ever since. My passion for art and design has been a part of my life since I was young, and growing up near Santa Fe, NM I was able to experience amazing art and design along with a unique artist community. After graduating, I wanted to take some time to travel outside of the country and study art and design around the world. I embarked on a solo backpacking trip across Europe, I visited 7 different countries and attended the Offset Design Conference in Dublin, Ireland where I got to meet some amazing people along my journey. Since then the experiences I have gained abroad and at home have really helped me find a direction as a designer and an interest in working with organizations such as OMF.

What has been your experience with graphic design, and why does this field interest you?

When I decided to pursue graphic design in college I really began to grow as a designer and broaden my idea of what a designer does and what role a designer can have in society. My experience with design started with an interest in photography and has expanded to web design, printmaking, video-editing, illustration and typography. The sheer variety and different directions of specialization really attracted me to design, along with the idea that design can have an impact on the world around us. Striving to work on good design that can change and improve an experience for someone really motivates me.

Why did you decide to do an internship with the Open Media Foundation? What have you learned so far?

As a recent graduate I wanted to get started learning the ropes as a designer through an internship where I would have to opportunity to do a variety of design work and learn a lot from the people I would work with. I was interested in pursuing an internship with the Open Media Foundation because it is an organization I like to support and a community I would like to continue to be a part of. The mission of OMF is inspiring and I believe it is an important asset to the community and a great example for other communities as well. Since I have been here I have learned so much as a designer and I have had a truly great opportunity to work on some exciting design projects.

Why do you think community media centers are important?

I feel community media centers are vital to any community because it connects people in a variety of ways and can also have an impact on community around us. The opportunity for education is something that I think is important, I am glad to be able to work with such a great part of the local community and learn more about local media centers.

 

 

Sawmill Joe will be performing at DOM’s First Friday Live Show on August 2nd!

The Denver based country folk trio Sawmill Joe is led by Joe “Sawmill Joe” Cheves, who when not recording music or playing in dive bars, truly works in a sawmill, the Olde Tyme Lumber, six miles south of Boulder. Sawmill Joe writes heartfelt country blues songs, one of which got picked up and made famous by another Denver based folk band “The Lumineers”.

Check out Sawmill Joe’s full album here!

Also featured at our First Friday live show is “Wish for Wheels”!

With one-in-five children living in poverty, a brand new bike is only a dream for many. Wish for Wheels is a Denver nonprofit organization dedicated to providing new bikes and helmets to kids in low income elementary schools, trying to give  the excitement and joy of a new bike to kids who otherwise wouldn’t get one.

 

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

Location: Denver Open Media - Studio A, 700 Kalamath St, Denver, CO

 

Check out the live broadcast on the following outlets:

Web stream - denveropenmedia.org/livestream_57

Cablecast - Denver Comcast Channel 57      

         

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/149205791941327/ 

More about First Friday

On the first Friday of most months, DOM holds a free community event that spotlights local performance groups, musical acts, and nonprofit organizations. These events are broadcast live on Comcast channel 57 and re-broadcast on channels 56, 57 and 219. They are also available online:http://www.denveropenmedia.org/projects/first-friday-open-media-foundation.

Don't forget to tweet @ #domff to Share your First Friday Fun live on TV!


Born from a passion to capture adventures from your perspective, GoPro cameras can handle it all thanks to their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. The completely redesigned HERO3 is shockproof and waterproof to 197' (60m). GoPros are ready for action and are built to take a beating and keep on filming. These amazing little cameras enable you to capture a fully immersive experience of your most exciting moments. Numerous accessories help you get the perfect angle and POV for your most epic adventures. Get your own mount or use one of DOM's!

The use of GoPro cameras is free for members submitting their content to DOM, or $30-40 for Commercial or non-DOM projects.

Available Cameras

GoPro HERO3: White Edition

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition

Available Accessories

GoPro Head Strap Mount for HERO Cameras

XShot 2.0 Camera Extender

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac

Opteka X-GRIP Professional Camera / Camcorder Action Stabilizing Handle

 

(DENVER, CO) June 27, 2013 - The Open Media Foundation is excited to announce the latest implementation of the OMP software with the release of Berkeley Community Media’s new website. “The latest release of the OMP software will be a major milestone for this project, and working with Berkeley Community Media has bolstered the momentum of our team’s efforts to deliver a product than can streamline and improve public access,” says Erin Yepis, Project Manager at OMF, who over the past six months worked together with OMF’s creative and web development team to get betv.org ready for its launch on June 27, 2013.

 As a Public Access TV station, Berkeley Community Media (BCM) shares the mission of public media operations all over the country: existing to provide community members and local organizations with a non-commercial forum to exercise their first amendment right of freedom of speech - to express and share ideas, opinions and information with one another.

“Berkeley Community Media was looking for a way to empower its current and future members in becoming stronger participants in their experience with our media center,” says Arielle Krnich, Interim Executive Director at Berkeley Community Media.

Thanks to the OMP software, members of BCM will now have greater control over their ability to produce and distribute content than ever before. “We are so excited for our new website because of this. Members will be able to sign up for classes, reserve equipment and schedule their own programs from wherever they are,” Arielle adds. “This is huge for our vision of the future of BCM.”

A tight interaction between OMF’s development team and the leadership at BCM including a constant exchange of suggestions and ideas has been the basis of the great work that has been done, according to Yepsis. “Working with Arielle has given our development team an opportunity to get valuable input for the upcoming release and we are looking forward to the reception from the public access community once betv.org is up and running.”

 

About Open Media Foundation: A Denver-based nonprofit organization with the mission of putting the power of media technologies in the hands of the community, the Open Media Foundation provides high-end communications services for  nonprofits and public sector organizations including custom software development, video production and web design. OMF also provides access to affordable media education and technical resources to anyone interested in expressing their own voice through the media. OMF operates Denver Open Media, Denver’s unique user-run public access TV station. Learn more at openmediafoundation.org.

 

About Berkeley Community Media:Berkeley Community Media is a P.E.G. access television media center living in the heart of Berkeley, California. The objective of BCM is to strengthen the Berkeley community through increasing and enhancing communication among its residents, providing them and organizations with the tools and training needed to effectively communicate with one another as well as with schools and governmental bodies through the use of television and other electronic media. BCM is serving its members as a non-commercial forum for ideas, opinions, information and creative expression originating at the grassroots level.

 

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For more information contact: Tony Shawcross || Executive Director || Open Media Foundation || 700 Kalamath Street || Denver, CO 80204 || 720-222-0159 x200 || tony@openmediafoundation.org

 

(DENVER, CO) June 27, 2013 - The Open Media Foundation announces the integration of Tightrope Media Systems’ Cablecast broadcast server with the new Open Media Project (OMP) cloud-based automation software for Government and Community Media operations.

Denver’s Public Access TV station, Denver Open Media (denveropenmedia.org) was the first to launch on the OMP software-as-a-service package, enabling community-driven scheduling and more efficient, community-driven operations for Denver’s public access station. This month, OMF supports the launch of two new OMP websites for clients using Tightrope Media Systems servers: Berkeley Community Media and the City of Thornton’s City Council.

The new solution in place allows clients and their members to export videos directly to TRMS’s Cablecast, where integration between TRMS and the OMP software manage all file management, transfers, and VOD, resulting in a faster and more efficient scheduling system for public access stations like Denver Open Media and Berkeley Community Media as well as government entities like the City of Thornton.

“We are very excited to be working with the Open Media Foundation and their push to democratize media by providing cost effective tools to disseminate information,” said JJ Parker, Co-Founder and CEO of TRMS. “Tightrope Media Systems endeavors to build the most open and accessible broadcasting tools available and we are proud that the Open Media Foundation has developed their video-on-demand and streaming services to integrate closely with our Cablecast Video Servers”, added Parker.

The lead developers at TRMS and the Open Media Foundation have been working together to explore new media workflows for content ingest, producer scheduling and broadcast synchronization while improving the interoperability between the TRMS’ Cablecast server platform and the Open Media Project software. “Tightrope’s philosophy has been to provide the most labor efficient and cost effective tools for community media facilities and the Open Media Foundation embodies that philosophy”, says Parker.

 

About Open Media Foundation: A Denver-based nonprofit organization with the mission of putting the power of media technologies in the hands of the community, the Open Media Foundation provides high-end communications services for nonprofits and public sector organizations including custom software development, video production and web design. OMF also provides access to affordable media education and technical resources to anyone interested in expressing their own voice through the media. OMF operates Denver Open Media, Denver’s unique user-run public access TV station. Learn more at openmediafoundation.org.

 

About Tightrope Media Systems: Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and broadcast automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, internet video on demand, live streaming, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multi-channel instant replay machine for stadiums, arenas and Outside Broadcast vehicles. Tightrope's award winning systems are used throughout the world. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com.

 

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For more information contact: Tony Shawcross || Executive Director || Open Media Foundation 700 Kalamath Street || Denver, CO 80204 || 720-222-0159 x200 || tony@openmediafoundation.org