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Video Preservation Workshop at BAVC, June 7

Valuable workshop on file digitization offered at Bay Area Video Coalition on June 7. BAVC is a great organization and the workshop price is pretty reasonable for this important info. Details below.


Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
Presents a Workshop on Digital Preservation for Video
Monday, June 7, 2010
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at Bay Area Video Coaltion (BAVC) in San Francisco, CA
If content on analog videotape is to survive for the long term, the tapes must be digitized–moved from the unstable magnetic media on which the content is currently held, into the digital realm where–in theory–they can be preserved indefinitely and migrated forward as files rather than physical objects. 
Digitization, however, means more than simply selecting a destination file format.  It requires a series of decisions that will determine the long-term viability of files created–and thus of the valuable video content. Workshop topics include: basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata. In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale digitization projects in order to understand real-world applications of principles introduced in the workshop.
Presenter:  Linda Tadic consults and lectures in areas of digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, and metadata.  She is Executive Director of the Audiovisual Archive Network (www.archivenetwork.org), and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate degree program, teaching two core courses: Collection Management, and Access to Moving Image Collections.  Ms. Tadic’s over 25 years experience working with and managing audiovisual, digital, and broadcasting collections includes the positions of Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office (HBO), and Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She is the past Director of Operations for ARTstor.
Workshop location: 
Bay Area Video Coalition                                               
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor      
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone: 415.861.3282                                                                       
Workshop fee and registration:
$100 IMAP and BAVC members
$150 non-members
$50 artists and students
Pre-payment is required with registration.  Space is limited. 
IMAP programs are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and from individual contributions.

Spring Training for Journalists, April 24

Hey folks. This *very* affordable “Spring Training” event sponsored by the CA Media Workers Guild promises to be a good one. Details below!


California Media Workers is sponsoring “Spring Training: Reinventing Your Journalism Career” on Saturday, April 24 at the Ocean campus of City College of San Francisco.

Guild members get in free, including members of our freelance unit. Others pay $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

Sessions are designed to help journalists — including newsroom staffers, freelancers and students — gain the skills they need to survive in this changing industry.

Highlights include: * Tips on audio storytelling by Davia Nelson of NPR’s Kitchen Sisters * Welcoming remarks by Steve Fainaru, managing editor of The Bay Citizen (formerly known as the Bay Area News Project) * Sessions on new media skills by instructors from the Knight Digital Media Center * A multimedia workshop by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich * Help from a career coach experienced in the needs of journalists and other media workers * Sessions on freelancing, foreign reporting, writing nonfiction books and more

For details, download the attached PDFs or visit the Facebook page for this event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=112507132096601&ref=ts

To sign up, just e-mail register@mediaworkers.org

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FC listening session 5/18 with audio documentarian David King Dunaway

Hey folks. First, a big thank you to all who showed up for last week’s FC gathering. It was great to see everyone and I hope to be back for another gathering soon. In the meantime, there are a lot of great events coming up and I want to plant a bug in your ear about one of them. FC and Sandbox Suites are co-sponsoring a listening session with Pete Seeger documentarian David King Dunaway on May 18. David will be critiquing up to five audio pieces, and we’re looking for your submissions. So if you have something you’re working on and want feedback from someone who knows what he’s talking about, send a note to “Rori Gallagher” .

More details to come! Best, Mia freelancecafe.org FC on Facebook FC on Twitter http://twitter.com/freelancecafe

Columbia’s Sree Sreenivasan offers social media workshop in SF, April 11, 5pm

Hi folks. Details below on a FREE social media workshop offered by Columbia’s Dean of Student Affairs. Check it out! -mia


*Sunday, April 11, SAN FRANCISCO:*

Two events at Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street http://www.fairmont.com/sanfrancisco/MapAndDirections.htm

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Social Media Workshop, Pavilion Room

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Informal, no-host drinks at Lobby Bar

DETAILS & RSVP INFO: http://sree.ly/dcsfworkshops

THE SPEAKER: Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Journalism School & contributing editor, DNAinfo.com – one of AdAge’s 25 media people to follow on Twitter. More on him at http://sree.net and you can see how he uses social media by connecting with him on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/sreenet | Facebook: http://facebook.com/sreetips | LinkedIn:


He promises the workshop, like his tweets, will most likely be: * helpful * useful * informative * relevant * practical * actionable * entertaining * fun * occasionally funny

Here’s one comment from a previous attendee: “Professor Sree’s presentation at the Columbia Club luncheon in Naples was riveting, fast-paced and packed with information. He presented his material clearly, accessing the internet in real-time to introduce his audience to new and useful websites. Sree was friendly and open to questions at all times, and his style and sense of humor contributed to what was a fun learning experience.” – Michael Hanson

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan | sree@sree.net

Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism http://www.sree.net | http://www.sreetips.com Contributing editor, DNAinfo: http://DNAinfo.com

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/sreetips

TWITTER: @sreenet – http://twitter.com/sreenet

Gates now open for AIR

Two week-long digital audio training workshops in NYC. You do not have to be an AIR member to apply. Travel stipend available for out of town AIR members. Details below. -Mia


Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. [image: Association of Independents in Radio] Stir the sound of your imagination. *Apply for AIR’s Sounds Elemental producer intensives. * We’re looking for 10 producers to step into the void as AIR, in conjunction with Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City, once again offers two week-long intensives for mid to advanced level audio producers. You do not have to be a member of AIR to apply. This opportunity may be especially appealing to those working primarily in traditional narrative and documentary formats eager to experiment with unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story.

This program, entering its 4th year, boasts a diverse and exciting roster of alumni working across a broad range of disciplines, from ATC and Marketplace reporters to musicians and sound artists.

We will accept 10 students through a competitive application process for each class: Sounds Elemental: Earth, to be held June 21-25, 2010, and Sounds Elemental: Sky, to be held November 15-19, 2010 at Harvestworks in New York City. The cost is $650. AIR members living outside of New York City who are accepted are eligible for a small stipend to help underwrite the cost of the intensive and travel to NYC.

We will accept applications for both sessions now.


Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned sound artists-teachers, NYC-based composer and performer Michael Schumacher, Harvestworks’ Hans Tammen, and AIR member Brenda Hutchinson who teaches and performs extensively around the U.S. and overseas.

*Visit our website to learn more and apply* *.*

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Best, erin

*Links:* AIR: www.airmedia.org Harvestworks: www.harvestworks.org To apply: www.airmedia.org/PageInfo.php?CatID=5&PageID=562

+++AIR is everywhere.+++ Erin Mishkin Membership Director Association of Independents in Radio

erin@airmedia.org www.airmedia.org

2010 Knight-McCormick Leadership Institute

Knight Digital Media Center fellowship opportunity – deadline March 31. Details below. -mia


March 04, 2010

Calling for the best and the brightest leaders in the emerging news ecosystem

Our 2010 Knight-McCormick Leadership Institute will offer tailored training and intensive coaching to 20 fellows who are innovating and pushing transformation both inside and outside traditional newsrooms. March 31 is the deadline to apply yourself or nominate someone you believe is qualified.

Are you leading transformational change in news media? Keep reading.

The 2010 Knight-McCormick Leadership Institute is a new program by KDMC, one that reflects our awareness that new faces and forms of leadership dot the landscape of news and that intensive training, coaching and collaboration can help their endeavors be even more successful.

“There are new players on the field, new news organization leaders who are taking risks and showing a willingness to try new models of information in the public interest at a time the old models are failing fast,” KDMC Director Vikki Porter. While the institute doors are open to the editors of traditional newsrooms that have been the center’s focus in recent years, Porter said the Institute will look at a much wider pool of leaders.

“We still want to help newspaper editors who are battling the odds and working to transform their newsrooms. But now the doors are open and we want to bring in leaders of news organizations – not necessarily “newsrooms” of the legacy past – who might be online only, or who are creating new networks of organizations and info providers looking to satisfy communities’ news needs big and small,” Porter said.

The curriculum is open too. It will be tailored to those who are chosen to participate. KDMC’s partnerships with the USC’s Marshall School of Business enable it to bring considerable business, strategy and entrepreneurship expertise to its programs. The institute will consist of two on-site sessions six months apart with intensive coaching and virtual convenings in between.

We’re being deliberately vague about who might qualify because we’re not sure we have all the answers about what leadership looks like in our exciting news ecology. It will take more than a good idea for a start up (KDMC offers the News Entrepreneur Boot Camp < http://www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org/seminars/archives/news_entrepreneur_boot_camp_2010/for those).

We want people who lead both inside their organizations (whether large, small or tiny) as well as outside extending their leadership more broadly to help the field of news and information. We want people with proven track records they’ve successfully started a project or are transforming their organization and now use the Institute to scale the project or leverage more organizational change. We want bold thinkers who like to collaborate and are willing to share what they’re learning with the field.

That said, this is not a conventional leadership program for a newsroom city editor or section editor or a producer. “We want people who have the power to lead and make the decisions that can turn an organization,” Porter said.

One possible candidate might have established a successful local or niche news site and be ready to scale it to other locations. Another might be a site operator who needs to develop more diverse revenue streams. Another might be a young operation that is financially healthy enough to add staff and expand, a transition that often proves quite challenging for an entrepreneur.

“In the end I hope we have 20 of the best news leaders most passionate about the possibilities of the new news ecology and whom we can help get to the next level of expertise by bringing them together with other diverse leaders in what we hope will be a collaborative learning environment over a six-month period,” Porter said. “I imagine and hope we will have nominations that represent a greater cross-section of the many experiments as well as the many transforming organizations then we’ve had in the past.”

*We’d like to hear from you if you believe you are a candidate or of you want to suggest someone as a candidate. We are trying to cast a very wide net so please get the word out. *

*The deadline is Wednesday, March 31. * More information here .

If you know of someone or if you believe you fit, please send a 500-word or less nomination email to Vikki Porter. Include name, news organization and title, email and phone contact information. Provide us with the specific reasons you believe we should consider this person for this unique opportunity including examples of their transformative thinking and leadership skills. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call (213-821-0071) or email vporter@usc.edu.

(The Institute is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundationand the McCormick Foundation http://www.mccormickfoundation.org/.)

“Soup-to-Nuts” documentary storytelling workshop, April 17-18, Berkeley

Hey all. My friend, mentor, and Freelance Cafe member Claire Schoen is offering her fabulous “Soup To Nuts” documentary storytelling workshop again in April. If you haven’t done this, you should. Details below. Best, Mia


“From Soup to Nuts” A 2-day intensive on documentary radio production offered in the San Francisco Bay Area

Logistics: This seminar will be held April 17 and 18, 2010. Each day’s class will run from 10 am to 5:30 pm, including 6 hours of class work, plus lunch and breaks.

It will be held at Claire’s studio in Berkeley, California Class will be limited to 8 students. The cost of the 2-day seminar is $250.

The Course: Through lectures, group discussion, Q & A, written handouts, and lots of audio demos, this two-day class will explore the ins and outs of creating a long-form radio documentary. Designed to meet the needs of mid-level producers, this seminar will also be accessible to individuals who have little or no experience in radio production.

Compelling audio documentary incorporates a creative weave of elements including narration, interviews, music, vérité scenes, character portraits, dramatizations, performances, archival tape and ambience beds. Students learn how these elements serve to paint a picture in sound.

Emphasis will be put on the production process. To this end, the class will examine the steps of concept development, research, pre-production, recording techniques, interviewing, writing, organizing tape, scripting, editing and mixing required to create an audio documentary.

Most importantly, we will focus on the art of storytelling. We will discuss dramatic structure, taking the listener through introduction, development and resolution of a story. And we will explore how character development brings the listener to the heart of the story.

The Teacher: Claire Schoen is a media producer, with a special focus on documentary radio. As a producer/director, she has created over 20 long-form radio documentaries and several documentary films, as well as numerous short works. As a sound designer she has recorded, edited and mixed sound for film, video, radio, webstory, museums and theater productions. Her radio documentaries have garnered numerous awards including NFCB Golden and Silver reels, two Gracies, two Clarion awards and a New York International Festival Silver. She has also shared in both a Peabody and a DuPont-Columbia.

Claire has taught documentary radio production at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has also taught radio scriptwriting and production at numerous venues including AIR’s mentorship program and the Third Coast Festival Conference.

To Register: Contact Claire Schoen cschoen@earthlink.net • 510-540-5106 • www.claireschoenmedia.com

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Women in Periodical Publishing Conference – Special deal for FC

Hey folks. One of our new members just let me know about the Women in Periodical Publishing (WIPP) annual conference that’s happening this Friday in SF. There are a few discount tickets available if anyone is interested – details below. Best, Mia


The conference will offer:

– A line-up of forward-thinking *speakers *including folks from print (*Dwell, Craft, Make, Saveur, *and others) and digital (Google, Facebook, Redroom.com, and more).

– Compelling *panel discussions* about the future of media. – Hands-on *new media workshops. * – Speed *life coaching* (20 minutes with a certified life and career coach, if you so choose).

– *Networking opportunities* throughout the day, as well as during lunch and at our post-conference wine and chocolate tasting.

I’ve attached a preview program, if you’d like to check out the details.

The ticket price is $199, but I just got news that, thanks to last-minute support from some generous sponsors, we have *a limited number of subsidized tickets available at $99.* Being a freelancer myself, I wanted to give Freelance Café members a shot at some of these tickets. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

We have a special discount code that you can offer Freelance Café members to get that rate.

Register at: *https://www.acteva.com/go/WIPP-WLC * Enter discount code 9SPONS10.

Thanks so much, Kim

(415) 775-8361 www.kimberlyolson.com

*P** Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. *

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CPA Workshop, Tuesday, Jan 12, 6:30pm, SF

Hey folks. Back by popular demand, we’re holding our CPA workshop again this year. Details below. -mia

Please Join us for a workshop with Jason Stallcup, CPA. Jason specializes in tax help for small businesses and freelancers. In fact, he’s known as the “freelance CPA”. Jason was a big hit last year, and has generously agreed to answer all our tax questions once again this year!

What: A free talk presented by Jason Stallcup, CPA http://www.jasoncpa.com/

When: Tuesday, January 12th 6:30PM

Where: Sandbox Suites http://www.sandboxsuites.com/, 123 10th Street, San Francisco

Hope to see you there for some great tax advice!

Nov 10th – Winter DIY Workshop Series

Seems like an informative and fun event. Check it out! -Mia _____________________________

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[image: indy-arts-logo-medium.jpg] The 2009 Winter DIY Workshop Series continues with…

*Get Your Sh*t Together!*

*A Hands-On Action Accelerator for Artists * *When* Tuesday, Nov 10th – 6-8pm *Where*

IndyArts’ New Office

222 Sutter Street, Suite 600 Sutter @ Kearny, San Francisco

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*Click here to RSVP *

*SPACE IS LIMITED to 20 Participants * http://cts.vresp.com/c/?1254Missi/30fcd7b947/ac7a582847/18a8bb0ad3

About this Workshop:

What are your *NEXT STEPS*?

Build a bridge between your inspiring ideas and daily life, finances, and career. Audette Sophia of CatalystArts will present tools and resources that can harness all that messy, fabulous potential and creativity, and help your ideas find their way to action.

Topics Included in this Workshop:

– *Clarifying & Prioritizing Goals* – *Time & Project Management* – *Creating Dynamic Action Plans. *

Join usfor hands-on instruction on how to build a Customized Action Blueprint that you can start to implement as soon as you get home! *About our Presenter:*

*Audette Sophia* is a writer, multi-disciplinary performer and creative career [image: audette.jpg]consultant. She has a B.A. in Integrative Arts from Prescott College and is a certified coach from the Life Purpose Institute. She has over 11 years professional arts background including founding and directing two performance troupes, publishing an interactive poetry book, and teaching many expressive arts classes and workshops.


About the Winter 2009 DIY Workshops:

This winter, Indy Arts’ DIY SURVIVAL SERIES will present workshops and social gatherings targeted to the grassroots arts community — organizations and individuals alike — with the goal of strengthening community, building capacity, and letting off some steam! As always, No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds! Forward this message to a friend| www.artsandmedia.net