DMA board updates

DMA is bidding fond farewell to two of our board members. We thank Glenda Drew, who wrapped a two-year term in January, for her passionate advocacy for community media, and for generously sharing her skills in all things graphic design.

We thank Ron Clement, who is wrapping his second two-year term this month. Ron has served as both our chair and our treasurer during his time on the board, and has done much to help ensure that DMA’s financial house is in order. He’s also hosted numerous episodes of “In the Studio,” and famously co-hosted the first two years of DMA’s Annual Thank-a-Thon, along with Paul Sheeran.

A few months ago we welcomed Heather Caswell to the board. Heather is the longtime owner of The Wardrobe in downtown Davis. In addition to her expertise in the fashion world, Heather has long been involved with the Downtown Davis Visioning Committee and other community organizing efforts. In addition, she’s well versed as both a videographer and a DJ. Heather has stepped up to chair our fund raising committee this year.

Most recently, we welcomed back a familiar face. Andrea Jones provided long service to our board and then took a few years off. Few people understand the political landscape and know as many people in Yolo County as does Andrea, and we are delighted to have her back on board. Andrea is a principal with Foley Jones & Associates, a professional consulting firm specializing in grant writing, fund development, program design, and professional development.

We’ll be replacing our outgoing members and building the board this spring. Board Chair Kate Snow or I would be happy to discuss interest and you can contact us via --Autumn

DJUSD Educational Access Channel 17

Note: The DJUSD does not have a policy that allows us to make local school-related productions available online. You may request additional airings on Channel 17 on the Comcast system by emailing, or purchases copies of the programs here.

Recently or now airing on Channel 17: Pippin: the Broadway revival musical, presented by Davis High School Drama Department. Recorded by Davis Media Access November 15 and November 16 at the Brunelle Performing Arts Theatre.

Winter Concerts – DMA recorded a variety of winter concerts in our secondary schools, including the Da Vinci/Emerson/Holmes Winter Informance. Copies may be purchased at the link above.
School Board Meetings are cablecast live on Channel 17, usually at 7 pm on the first and third Thursdays of the month, and are rerun at 9 am and 7 pm on the Friday, and 1 pm on the Sunday, following the meetings.  Video streams are made available here after the meetings have aired on Channel 17.  Cablecast of and Internet access to the meetings is made possible through the services and facilities of the City of Davis and Government Access Cable Channel 16. Here to watch meetings on demand.

New on DCTV Channel 15

Now airing on Davis Community Television and viewable online at - a wide variety of programs by community producers: Scrambled, What’s Going On? Egyptian Updates, Nexus Stage, Chambers Street Theatre, Gaming Rainbow, and more) as well as these:

State of the City address, with Mayor Joe Krovoza.  Recorded Jan. 21 in Community Chambers. Sponsored by The Davis Vanguard, recorded by Davis Media Access

Half the Sky: UC Davis 2013-14 Campus-Community Book Project. Case Study Africa: Women's Economic Empowerment. Featuring Nathalie Minya, Tinogona Foundation. Moderated by Nicki King, Human Ecology, UC Davis

In The Studio: Mountain climbing, Linux Users Group of Davis, Mosaic Coffee & Tea, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, birding, brewing beer locally, and teens in the media – just a few of the many topics covered via “In the Studio” recently.

“In the Studio” is produced at DMA and provides local newsmakers and community organizations with easy ways to promote their activities and events. DMA produces four segments of ITS each month, using the recording sessions as a hands-on learning lab for local residents interested in media production. “In the Studio” airs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. on DCTV, Comcast Channel 15, and on demand at Menu 99 on AT&T's U-verse. Thanks to DMA Studio Manager Diane Dedoshka, Production Manager Jeff Shaw and Studio Host Intern Lin Weaver for their work on this series.

County broadband survey

Equitable and affordable broadband access is a community media policy issue. Broadband adoption is slow in many areas of Yolo County and the county is taking action, embarking on a collaborative broadband planning study coordinated by Yolo LAFCo. The study aims to help determine Yolo County can best ensure that our businesses, residents, and community anchor institutions have access to affordable, high-quality and high-speed broadband services that will meet their long-term needs.

DMA is pleased to partner with the County and LAFCo to help get the word out about the survey. There’s one survey for residences, one for businesses, and the links are here:

Workshops & kids' camps - new!

General Orientation: Curious about KDRT, DCTV or DJUSD Channel 17, and want to learn about the amazing umbrella organization of these community media outlets?  Plan to attend the next Davis Media Access General Orientation on February 13 at 6:30pm.  Sign up online here.

Introduction to Final Cut Pro X – Feb. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. This demonstration workshop is intended to familiarize you with Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), as well show you options for interfacing with the FCPX edit suites here at DMA.  Because there is a free time limited trial of FCPX available from Apple, participants are encouraged to bring their Mac laptops to follow along with FCPX pre-loaded.  If you have a portable Hard Disk Drive, bring that as well to practice media management. You can apply much of this knowledge to iMovie as well, and some differences will be pointed out for those who do not have FinalCut Pro X.  Only the very basics of editing and using the software are covered. Based on interest levels, DMA will have additional workshops on editing and using FCPX.  The workshop is scheduled for 2.5 hours, and in keeping to the agenda, ample time for questions will be provided at the end. Introductory price of $10, taught by Jeff Shaw. Register here.

Social Media for Parents – March 13, 6:30-8 p.m.: Snapchat, Tumblr,, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook. We’ll take a look at each of these social media apps, focusing on those most commonly used by tweens and teens. Characteristics of each, guidelines and privacy issues, and what you need to know.  Taught by Autumn Labbe-Renault. $10 Register here.

Kids' camps: This year looks to be one of our most fun yet!  If you are interested in enrolling in one of our four kids camps for Spring or Summer 2014, don't delay too long!  Some of our Summer camps fill up by March, and we know some parents and kids try to coordinate with friends to be in the same camp.
We can only offer so many spots, so start planning soon!  This year we will be offering a special Spring Break Mini-Camp of three days instead of five.  Our animation camps are still in the planning stages, but will likely start July 7 and July 14.  We'll post those as soon as possible, but save the dates if you are interested.
Kids’ camps & workshops now open for registration
Kids Video Production Spring Break Mini-Camp   March  25, 26, 27:  1-4pm
Kids Video Production Summer Camp One    June 16-20:    1-4pm
Kids Video Production Summer Camp Two    June 23-27:    1-4pm
Kids Video Animation TBA- Save the dates July 7- 11 and July 14 - 18 if you are interested.
If you have any questions, feel free to call 530-757-2419!

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