We will be announcing the grant winner no later than April 20, stay tuned to see which deserving nonprofit will be selected to receive $15,000 worth of OMF service to help promote their organization to the community!
The Open Media Foundation has submitted a proposal to the Knight Foundation for their News Challenge to improve Open Government. Watch our video that we submitted for the Open Media Project for Government, and show your support on our submission on the News Challenge website.
Donor/Volunteer-appreciation reception on the 2nd floor at 6pm, followed by a live broadcast in Studio A at 7pm featuring the Andy Hackbarth Band.
Please join us for OMF's Donor Cocktail Party on Friday March 1st. Free food and drinks will be provided to all donors and supporters that RSVP. This reception will be from 6 to 7 pm on the 2nd Floor of the OMF building at 700 Kalamath, Denver CO 80204. First Friday festivities will follow immediately after downstairs in Studio A.
We couldn't do our community work without the continued support of our donors - please RSVP for this event at www.denveropenmedia.org/rsvp.
The Open Media Foundation is getting ready for some big events. Currently, we are seeking individuals to help expand our outreach and fundraising capacity through our Development Internship openings. This position is for someone interested in learning all the aspects of marketing, networking, fundraising and outreach for a non-profit organization. Tasks will focus on building diversity into outreach efforts, which in turn will build a strong base of different types of supporters including members, students, donors, watchers, supporters and champions within the community. Students interested in nonprofit fundraising, event planning, outreach and independent media are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please complete the online application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within the form.
If selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring a writing sample & a copy of your resume. If you have questions, email: email@example.com
Denver Open Media's February 1 First Friday celebrates Black History Month through poetic expression. This month's program features some of Denver's finest poets, sharing with you great poems that celebrates the historic accomplishments, vital struggle, and future hope of Blacks in America.
|Featured poets include Lucifuri, Mahogany, Jovan, and Isis. Also featured during this program will be a visit by Denver historic figure, Dr. Justina Ford, known as "Colorado's Lady Doctor", portrayed by actor Adrienne Martin-Fullwood. And don't miss our video tour of the Blaire-Caldwell African American Research Library.
On the first Friday of most months, DOM hosts a free community event with local performance groups, musical acts, and nonprofit partners. These events are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 57 as well as streamed on our website. They are rebroadcast on Channels 56, 57 and 219. They are also available online for on-demand viewing. This events are held inside Denver Open Media's Studio A.
How did you become involved in multimedia work?
I first became interested in film and video production at a young age. My grandmother had a laser disk of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. I must have been 6 or 7 years old. I remember the first time I watched it, it scared the crap out of me. Then my grandmother showed me the flip side of the disk and it contained the behind-the-scenes footage. I was amazed at the whole make-up process, the big cameras on set, and how much fun everyone was having. I thought to myself "that's awesome, I want to be apart of that".
Tell us about why you decided to do an internship with Open Media Foundation?
I become involved in Denver Open Media foundation through a friend who had been a intern at DOM. She told me to fill out an application and then introduced me to guy who was starting work on a documentary. I worked with him for about a month before hearing that I had been approved for an intern spot. I have continued to work on the documentary which should be done some time this fall.
What have you gotten out of your internship with OMF?
Denver Open Media has been a great place for me to grow as a filmmaker. it has provided a place to exchange ideas with other filmmakers. I have learned a lot about parts of television production that I have previously not been familiar with. Areas such as the operations in the control room and in-studio procedures. Denver Open Media has help me to open up my creativity and my dedication to the craft of making films.
What are your career goals?
Being a part of this great station will help me in the future by opening up doors for me to start my own production company and providing me a place to network and gain new cliental.
Why do you think community media centers are important?
I believe that having a place like DOM is very important to our community. If theres not an outlet for the communities voice to be heard, then I think we lose out on oppertiunties to talk about important issues that will affect us. Without discussing the issues from both sides we miss out on coming up with a solution that will benefit both parties. Let your voice be heard.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I guess I've always followed my heart and dreams. So cheesy but very true. I have been truly blessed! I wanted to work in the film industry since the age of 5. It was my mission in life and so I attended Columbia College in Chicago which was like the TV show Fame with all the creativity and diveristy of the arts. I ended up leaving half way through my junior year when I was offered an internship on the remake of 'The Shining' which was filmed in Estes Park and Denver. I was very lucky that they had designed my internship to follow the career path that I was on at the time, a producer, so I interned in every department. After the show wrapped 2 months later I was offered a job on a TV show on HBO in Los Angeles, which was one of my dream companies to work for after watching 'And the Band Played On.' I would free lance jumping project to project but would find myself back at HBO for 2 years working in post production on the 1st 2 seasons of The Sopranos and then 6 years as the Festival Coordinator on the US Comedy Arts Festival which was a comedy/film festival in Aspen, CO. I went on to to AFI Fest and LA Film Festival. I had been volunteering during my 6 years at HBO for Afghan Women's Mission which is a nonprofit organization that supports the oldest feminist women's organization, RAWA. That's where things began to shift for me and I began to realize that I wasn't on the Hollywood path anymore but more of an activist one. I worked as an event coordinator doing nonprofit benefits and realized that through my event experience I wanted to help to raise the funds for people to do the good work. I wanted people to discover a great organization and the importance of their work and help them achieve it. That's how I ended up leaving Hollywood and taking me on this new path. One that is still new, exciting and the one I will follow the rest of my life.
Why do you think community media centers are important?
Honestly, because they allow individuals to have a voice and to express themselves in a way that may not fit the status quo, but to also question it. More importantly I feel it gives people a way to connect with others that they may not have been able to otherwise and it allows conversations and ideas to flow. It allows a spark to start and thus can set us on a path for change and conversation.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Hopefully building outreach and policy skills so that I can have a stronger impact on policies that are made on issues I care about, especially violence against women which is something that has affected me and those around me pretty harshly.
What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
The people I work with here and the inspiration I have through them. The people I have met and worked with outside the organization during my job have been great too. Also, I enjoy that not one single day is ever the same. Events is a constant puzzle piece that you juggle on a day-to-day basis and I love trying to find the right fit and waiting for the unexpected.
Colorado's House and Senate will begin their 2013 session on Wednesday January 9 at 10 AM, and the Colorado Channel will continue to provide a live broadcast of the floor in both chambers on Comcast Channel 165 in Denver and live-streaming on their website at www.coloradochannel.net. The Colorado Channel is managed by the Colorado Channel Authority Board, but the work needed to keep the cameras rolling can be credited to the OMF video team, and the website's design and video archive is the work of the OMF web team. OMF supports community engagement through media, and we encourage everyone to tune in and learn about what legislators are discussing at the capital this year.
For 2013, OMF is offering one organization $15,000 worth of media & communications services and resources. This grant is for any local organizations who work with engaging and amplifying the voices and perspectives of Denver’s Latino community and/or individuals with no post-secondary education. By collaborating with your organization which is already connected to these communities, OMF aims to not only strengthen our own organization and the recipient of this grant but also the entire Denver community. This grant provides for everything necessary for an organization to create their own short, promotional video, as well as other media, and share it with the world.
Help us spread the word; if you are an organization that qualifies or if you know of an organization that does, please read more details on our website and fill out the online application. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2013.
Watch this short video from the OMF staff wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.
Choose from women's tanks, regular tees or men's long sleeve thermals ($10/$15/$20 donations respectively). Come into the office and get yours today!
The Final Cut Pro 7 workshop takes place over two afternoons, and will help you get started on using this powerful software to edit and create videos. The class is discounted for DOM members, as are all classes offered by OMF, so consider becoming a member to take full advantage of the classes and equipment offered through Denver Open Media.
This class begins on Tuesday Dec. 18 from 6 to 9 PM, and continues the following evening at the same time. Registration for this class ends tonight and seats are still available - click here to register online!
The Open Media Foundation office will be closed for the holidays on Monday December 24 and Tuesday December 25, with regular business hours resuming on Wednesday December 26, 2012. The Denver Open Media studios will be closed on Tuesday December 25 and Wednesday December 26 and will be back to a normal schedule on Thursday Devember 27, 2012. If you have any questions about our holiday hours, send us a message on our website Contact Form or post something to our Facebook page.
These items are viewable online on our auction page, and will also be displayed in our offices during our Anniversary celebration on Friday, December 7th starting at 7:30. If you have won an item, you may pick it up on Friday after the auction closes at 9:30pm.
You can either pay with cash, check or credit card the night of. If you have won something, you will be notified and can pay online. Please make sure to make your payment no later than Tuesday, December 11th. If we do not receive your payment by then we will offer the item to the next bidder. Thank you so much for your support and Happy Bidding!!