As an organization we have spent years helping not for profits develop media to promote themselves. Our classes and workshops have encouraged many Creative Tucsonans to make the jump into media careers or just to communicate more effectively using modern media. Since we’ve resettled to our new office space on Tyndall we’ve been busy. We have continued in these endeavors and launched into some new projects: And, I’m happy to be reporting on our preliminary results.
Local Programming :
- We worked with SAVP(Southern Arizona Video Productions) & KOLD TV to televise the Rodeo Parade again this year. AT Community Media is really happy to be working with the media community to promote events like this whenever we can.
- We helped out with some equipment to help Ishkashita Refugee Network to create content for the web(We have a link to the short film in the library so check it out!).
- We have also had some people out filming at events like The Nam Jam and The Peace Festival; Hoping to get that stuff up on the website before too long.
- Our Summer Interns are busy sweating out there on the streets working on some projects too.
Our commitment to educational programs when we were Access Tucson will continue and be expanded. AT Community Media is providing classes at this time (register online for August). We are offering two types of basic instructional media class at this time: Field Production(6 days) & Nonlinear Editing(4 days). We are also looking forward to working with some of our old partners this fall to provide youth classes (details will be posted as soon as we get it all worked out.
I mentioned the Interns; Right?
This summer we have two Interns; David & Gemma. They are creating projects that will be available on our website soon. David is working with the Buffalo Soldiers on a piece that will promote the Proposed Tucson Memorial. He Graduated from the U of A this year and this is his first shot at being a Producer outside the academic world. We are really glad to have him spearheading this project. Pretty sure you’ll be hearing more from him in the future. Gemma is A Senior in the TUSD School district here in town with a passion for filming. She is getting a jump-start on a Media Career since she’s still in High School. We hope she sticks around for a while once she is finished with her first project about TMC’s Healing Art Program. The local not-for-profit community could really use an aggressive dedicated filmmaker to help them reach out to the public. We are still looking for more good people who want to learn and gain real-world experience on projects here in town. So give us a call if you are a Media-student and lets talk about how we can help you build your resume’.
Next Spring we hope to add classes in using Creative Cloud to our program. We are also working with our Friends at the Independent Filmmakers of Arizona to see what kind of educational opportunities we can offer to the local filmmaking community.