Happy New Year from Davis Media Access

Here at the turn of the year from 2014 to 2015, our board and staff send a heartfelt thanks to our community. Whether you watch, listen participate or just value that fact that non-commercial media is alive and well in Yolo County, we appreciate your support.This newsletter is very brief, with just a few announcements. We’ll see you in 2015. Stay healthy and safe!Autumn Labbe-Renault, Executive Director

Internship Applications due Jan. 9, 2015

Davis Media Access offers a limited numberof internship positions every four months.  If you are interested, please download and read through the descriptions.Currently, only the DJSUD Production Internship is accepting applicants. NOTE:  The DJUSD Production Internship is only open to DJUSD students, and is due January 9, 2015. {NEEDS A LINK _ JEFF HAS AS ATTACHMENT} If you have questions, please contact Jeff Shaw at 530-757-2419 ext. 14.

General Orientation Jan. 8

If you are interested in attending the January 8 General Orientation, please become a "User" first by doing so here:http://dctv.davismedia.org/user/registerOnce you have done that, you can click on this General Orientation Event, and sign up for it.  This will make it easier for us to mark you as "attended." Once you have attended, you are free to sign up for Workshops, become an intern, or start volunteering on productions!

New workshops on the horizon

Shooting on Location with Canon XA-25Davis Media Access will hold the "Shooting on Location with Canon XA-25" workshop for volunteers looking to learn how to properly use our new Canon XA-25 cameras and to gain permission to check out the cameras for your media productions. This is a low-cost, two-day, hands-on workshop and part of DMA’s  ongoing mission to train the public in local community media. Wednesday Jan. 14, and Thursday Jan. 15, both 6pm-8:30pm. LINK Taught by Jeff Shaw or Alex Silva-Sadder.Learn to use your GoPro!The little GoPro camera is changing the way we look at video, and resulting in some of the most exciting footage on the Internet. Perhaps you recently came into possession of a GoPro camera?   Or maybe you've had one for years and barely use it.  Perhaps you find it a bit difficult to use, with only two buttons and many menu options?   Bring your camera to this special workshop, where we'll go over the basics of the camera, discuss simple ways of using it, and answer specific questions participants may bring. Taught by Jeff Shaw.This is a low-cost, educational workshop and part of DMA’s ongoing mission to train the public in local community media.   Thursday, Jan, 29, 6-8 p.m.  LINKNo prior involvement with Davis Media Access is required for attendance.  Members of the public are welcome to register.  Please bring your GoPro camera with you fully charged!Beginner Studio Tech WorkshopA workshop for volunteers looking to learn how to properly use our two-camera High Definition television studio and to gain permission to reserve the studio for your media productions.  Taught by Diane Dedoshka.You'll learn the basics of the camera pedestals, the video switcher, the intercom, lighting and audio systems, and the Broadcast Pix switcher and associated software. This is a low-cost, two-day, hands-on workshop and part of DMA’s ongoing mission to train the public in local community media.  Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Wednesday, Feb.  25, both 6pm-8:30pm.Social Media for ParentsThis single offers an overview of common social media platforms and apps, their characteristics, and common concerns.Taught by DMA's Executive Director Autumn Labbe-Renault, an experienced social media marketer and mom of three teens, this workshop includes hands-on demos & resource links.This is a low-cost, educational workshop and part of DMA’s ongoing mission to train the public in local community media.   Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8pm. No prior involvement with Davis Media Access is required for attendance.  Members of the public are welcome to register.

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