Local Voices: ACM West Community Media Conference

CMAP producers are finalists in ten categories at the Western Area Excellence in Video Awards!

CMAP producers, volunteers and members will be attending the fall conference of the Western Region of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM West) on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8 in San Jose. Visit the web site to find out more info about the schedule and to register for the conference. 

The conference will be held at CMAP's sister community media center, CreaTV in San Jose, which is managed by our former executive director, Suzanne St. John-Crane, whom you may also remember from her incredible musical performances with her band, Pearl Alley, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival! 

It's a great opportunity to learn from and share with our community media volunteers and colleagues from around the western states, and to see our talented CMAP finalists who are up for regional awards! CMAP members and staff have been announced as finalists for ten oustanding video productions in the prestigious WAVE Awards. A special congratulations to Gilroy resident, Val Jeffery, who is a finalist on four productions, including her coverage of the Gilroy Garlic Festival as part of CMAP's volunteer producers field segment team.

Highlights of the conference include learning how to get your films and video productions into film festivals, watching award-winning public access videos from across the western region (six states), meeting other volunteers, staff, community TV board members and independent producers, and hearing about exciting citizen journalism projects.

A special treat will be a panel on digital storytelling from the deep-thinking founder of the Center for Digital Storytelling, Joe Lambert, and a hands-on panel with the innovative folks at Adobe Youth Voices.

Please consider joining CMAP at ACM West on October 7 and 8 in San Jose! Please come support our local CMAP finalists in their quest to receive a prestigious WAVE Award. (See the finalists below.) 

2011 WAVE Finalists: CMAP Producers & Volunteers

Musical Interpose
Len Stimac, Producer/Editor

Lana's Dance Studio
Val Jeffery, Producer/Editor

Focus on Photographer, Noella Vigeant
Val Jeffery, Producer/Editor

Seven Sisters Quilt Show
Val Jeffery, Producer/Editor

Gilroy Arts Alliance Garlic Festival Segment

Val Jeffery, Producer/Editor
Alex Knerr, Co-Producer/Camera
Spencer Wilkinson, Garlic Festival Field Segment Lead

Great Cooking at the Garlic Festival
Teresa Widdowson, Producer/Editor

WAVE Finalists: CMAP's staff-produced productions:

Varsity Football 2010 Prunebowl
Robert Enriquez, Producer/Editor
James Duisenburg, Co-producer

2011 Garlic Festival Promotion Video
Robert Enriquez, Producer

Hecho de Pecho 
Producers: Spencer Wilkinson, Daniel Howell, Kathy Bisbee
Editor: Spencer Wilkinson

High-Speed Rail Project
Kathy Bisbee, Producer
Ericha Hager, Co-Producer
Spencer Wilkinson, Editor
Emery Hudson, Editor
James Duisenburg, Editor/Titles

Welcome Mixer
and Vendor Showcase

6 - 8 pm
CreaTV San Jose
255 W. Julian Street
limited space available RSVP early
(408) 295-8815
Sponsored by Tightrope

Saturday, October 8, 2011

9:30 am - 4 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando Street

WAVE Award Ceremony
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Camera 3 Cinema
288 S. Second Street
Sponsored by Broadcast Pix


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