Elections 2014 Coverage

Our Meet The Candidates videos are online and will start airing on DCTV, next week.

You can find the complete list of videos (including forums) here: http://dctv.davismedia.org/collections/election

You can find DJUSD candidates here: http://dctv.davismedia.org/content/meet-candidates-november-2014-davis-s...

You can find Assembly 4th District candidates here: http://dctv.davismedia.org/content/meet-candidates-november-2014-assembl...

You can find Congressional 3rd District candidates here: http://dctv.davismedia.org/content/meet-candidates-november-2014-congres...

The videos are also on our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5q9-4FgBgI4Ua-a-9puydQ

Fall 2014 Internships now available at Davis Media Access

Fall 2014 Internships!

Available to DJUSD students, DMA’s internship provides hands-on experience and exposure to many aspects of community television production.   The internship focuses on coverage of DJSUD sporting and performing arts events, as a component of DMA’s partnership with DJUSD Educational Access Television Channel 17.

Interns must be at least 16 years old and able to work 3-6 hours per week, generally between 5-10 p.m.  Additionally, they must be self-motivated, able to work well with a diverse group of people, able to demonstrate aptitude with computers or video equipment.

Training is provided, and academic credit is available when possible.  The deadline to apply is September 12 at 5pm.

Please see link below for the internship descriptionPlease read through entire description.

Interested applicants may submit a resume or brief letter describing their skills and any personal goals related to the internship, as instructed in the internship description.

Please submit to DMA Production Manager Jeff Shaw at jeff(at)davismedia.org, or bring by the station during open hours:  Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm.   Thanks!

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New Field Camera Orientation for Current Volunteers

Davis Media Access has purchased 3 new Canon XA-25 cameras.   These "camcorder" type cameras are meant to replace the aging GL-2 and Canon Vixia cameras in our field checkout inventory- although all cameras will still be available.   

The Canon XA-25 is a great video camera- I recently recorded and edited this piece using it- check it out here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G5o5BPwzrM.   

The camera has 2 XLR audio inputs, great large CMOS sensor (1/2.84"), a 20x optical zoom, amazing image stabilization, and touchscreen menu access.   It also handles slow-motion very well (although I haven't tried it yet!) due to proper overcranking- the footage shooting frame rate that is faster than the playback frame rate- very cool!   Lastly, the camera records your footage using MP4 or AVCHD formats (or both codecs simultaneousy!) for later editing, all onto SD cards.

This New Camera Orientation on September 10, from 6pm-8pm (we will be offerring a few more) is ONLY offerred to volunteers currently in good standing and who have DCTV Field Camera certfication.   No RSVP needed- just show up at the station!   

This means if you have not already checked out a camera from DMA, you are not elgible to attend this New Camera Orientation.   

If you are new to DMA, consider attending a General Orientation.


A Note from the Director

Dear DMA community,

On July 31, KDRT's Eclectic Dinosaur, Lee Renault, passed away in his sleep. Aug. 8 would have marked his 9th year doing a weekly radio show. From his own personal music stash and the truly impressive vault of trivia in his head, he spun tunes and stories Tuesday afternoons at 3 for 9 years. I helped him engineer his show that first year, but after that he flew solo, and KDRT filled his retirement years with much joy. He loved to brag about me, and liked to tell people that I helped start a radio station so that he could have something to do in his "dotage." 

He could talk your ear off, never met a stranger, and had a perpetual mischievous gleam in his eye. If you even mentioned that you liked a particular show, song or artist, chances are very good that you'd soon after receive a CD of the same. 

Lee was a lot of things to many people, and he was, of course, also my dad, my rock, and my hero. I've been grateful and appreciative and DMA's wonderful staff, board and volunteers for stepping in as I've stepped out this month to help my mom transition. I'll be on sabbatical through August and look forward to resuming my schedule at DMA beginning Sept. 2. Look for news then of fall election coverage, upcoming workshops, and more. 

For those who have asked, we're planning a memorial Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. at the UU Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. 

Thanks for all the kind notes and good wishes--long live the spirit of the Eclectic Dino. 

In community,

Autumn Labbe-Renault
Executive Director

Keep the Smiles Coming

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