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National Public Radio hosts DC Media Makers – join us: rsvp now for Thursday, 10/16th

DC Media Makers is the ‘big tent’ for peer learning and promoting digital literacy in Washington, DC. When it comes to making media, DC Media Makers’ preferred MO is “have fun, learn, create, share, repeat.”

NOTE MEETUP DATE CHANGE:
The originally scheduled meetup at NPR — on Wednesday, the 15th — has been changed to October 16th, Thursday.

And please RSVP again at this NEW RSVP LINK:
Just sign up via this Socializr’s link: http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

BRING FRIENDS!
…and kindly ask them to RSVP just to ensure space and snacks are plentiful.

TO RSVP, just visit http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

Thanks all for the patience and enthusiasm (meetup directions and details follow below).

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NEW DATE CHANGE TO:
Thursday, October 16th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Join DC Media Makers’ next meetup (at National Public Radio!)
Thursday, October 16th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

To RSVP:
Just sign up via this Socializr’s link: http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

NPR and our October meetup:
Big thanks to guru media maker at National Public Radio – Andy Carvin – for making this happen.

DC Media Makers and you:
When it comes to making media, DC Media Makers’ preferred MO is “have fun, learn, create, share, repeat.”

So are you passionately interested in all things digital education i.e. online video, podcasts, mobile blogging, screencasting, and more?
If so – don’t walk but RUN to join in.

No matter what your level of experience with digital tech or media, there’s a place for you here. Share a favorite online video clip from your personal or professional portfolio or a new editing software or other production tips or a new project idea.

Bottom line:
DC Media Makers is the ‘big tent’ for peer learning and promoting digital literacy in DC.

For Thursday, Oct 16th:
Bring you, your laptops, and your championed gadget gear.

At this meetup, a few folks will share their cool media goals-in-motion (including projects at NPR!).

And remember our feedback community:
–Do you want feedback on any particular media project or concept on your mind? We’re glad to listen and offer suggestions in that frank yet friendly way.

Also on Oct 16th, we’ll casually breakout into groups to work on projects or test out new tools that you want to teach us.

Will there be snacks?
…likely!

Address & conference room:
NPR
635 Massachusetts Ave NW
board room east (upstairs from lobby, down hall to right)
(2) blocks north of Chinatown

Metro:
Gallery Place/Chinatown, red, green, yellow lines

Upon arrival at NPR’s lobby:
Inform security you’re attending the DC Media Makers meeting. They’ll grant access from there (note above directions to the specific conference room).

To RSVP:
Just sign up via this Socializr’s link: http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

Tell me more about DC Media Makers(!)
Dive in: dcmediamakers.wordpress.com

NEW DATE CHANGED TO:
Thursday, October 16th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

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MAY’s MEETUP at NPR will be re-scheduled! may 1st meetup has been canceled

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***** PLEASE NOTE: THE MAY 1ST DC MEDIA MAKER MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED
AND WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED SOON******

Great news for a new meeting space:
The ever fantastic HQ for National Public Radio has offered use
of their conference room for our next meeting.

Big thanks to Andy Carvin for making this happen
(of note, Andy just launched NPR’s Get My Vote online video tool
— which is dynamite http://www.npr.org/getmyvote/).

Next meetup – save the date!
To be re-scheduled!

RSVP via Socializr link, thanks!
http://www.socializr.com/event/444478440

Who, What, Why:
-It’s media mashup time.

-This meetup, you are the media teachers and enthusiasts.

-So join us for a media making mashup where the #1 goal
is to share enthusiasm and teach, learn, and teach some more
your favorite media tools (…and have a blast).

-The primary, passionate mission of DCMM is to learn & practice
media literacy, certainly with video at the core of our suite of interests.
There’s Qik, Utterz, live web casts, & more for online video and interactive media.

-So what’s your favorite tool and why? And would you show us how to use it?!

-Bring laptops & anything in your techi trunk you want to share.

-It’s mashup time…are you ready?!

But I just want to observe & mind meld…
Great! Join us, watch, learn, or observe over shoulders.

Address & conference room:
NPR
635 Massachusetts Ave NW
board room east (upstairs from lobby, down hall to right)
(2) blocks north of Chinatown

Metro:
Gallery Place/Chinatown, red, green, yellow lines

Upon arrival at NPR’s lobby:
Inform security you’re attending the DC Media Makers meeting. They’ll grant access from there (note above directions to the specific conference room).

***** PLEASE NOTE: THE MAY 1ST DC MEDIA MAKER MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED
AND WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED SOON******

Next DCMM get together, Thurs, July 26, 6:30 PM

What: Videobloggers, YouTubers, and Micromedia Moguls of all stripes meet to share projects and swap tricks and discoveries. This informal monthly meeting is for people who are interested in producing video in the age of the iPhone. Veteran media producers are welcomed as are people who want to get started making media and are looking for a supportive network to tap into.
When:Thursday, July 26, 6:30-8:30, Martin Luther King library downtown, RM A10 with wifi.

Directions:

How to get to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

By Foot

The Library sits on the Northwest corner of 9th and G Streets, NW,
across the street diagonally from the National Museum of American Art. The MCI Arena is two blocks to the east; the Washington Convention Center is one block north.

By Metro

All Metro lines lead to the Library. Stations at Gallery Place-Chinatown (serving the Red, Green & Yellow lines) and Metro Center (serving the Red, Blue, & Orange lines) are each a block away from the Library. Leave Gallery Place by the “Museum” exit (9th Street) or Metro Center by the “Woodies” exit (11th Street) for the shortest walk.

By Car

Parking is available in the garage below the Library. To find the garage, drive to the interesection of H and 10th Streets, NW. Turn south into 10th Street. Turn left into G Place, NW. The ramp down to the garage will be on your right.

And as an added bonus, check out this hilarious work from DC Media Maker, Ben Newman.

DC Videoblogger Social Meetup Thurs, May 24

Come have a beverage and hang out with other people interested in videoblogging and micromedia moguldom. This is open to all levels of experience and interest. These informal gatherings are always fun. Last time, we even got Rocketboomed.

 

When

Thursday, May 24, 2007

6:30-8:30 PM

Where

The Four Provinces

3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008

DC Media Maker Covers Capitol Hill


DC Media Maker Jonny Goldstein headed down to the Capitol in DC to shoot a congressional hearing on the future of video. The Chairman of the Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, Ed Markey, of Massachusetts. shot video of the proceedings, vlogger style, which his staff YouTubed after the hearing. Jonny promptly YouTubed the footage he shot of Markey shooting his video…whew! Rashomon style. Markey’s video is here, courtesy Carl Weaver. Jonny found out about the hearing reading Mobile Diner, Chris Parandian’s blog. Jim Long has some thoughts and related media links here.

Library of Congress has a blog

Jill and I met a guy at the DC Social Media Club who works for the Library of Congress, and he told us that they are now blogging from that august institution. Finally. Actually, they are one of the first (maybe the first?) Federal Government entity that has a high profile public blog. More power to them. With hot topics like “Should this blog and others have an ISSN number?”, what library geek can resist? Apparently there is already beefing about who is and who isn’t on the blogroll. Hey, the library game is not for the weak.

How soon til they have a videoblog?

Washington DC: District of Communications

One thing that I’ve learned about this town since moving down here is that the DC in Washington DC stands for District of  Communications. DC is crawling with people who have the goal to influence policy via communications. Hey, it makes sense, I just didn’t get this reality in all its glory until I actually relocated here. But I get it now. So it makes sense to me that several of our DC Media Makers are people who are trying to effect change through web video. Eric Eckl has a great site called Water Words That Work, which coaches enviro wonks on how to communicate with the general public without drowning them in jargon. Check out one of his vids here. Meanwhile, Ashley Schillingsburg and Chris Parandian, are catalyzing conversation about mobile phone matters on mobilediner.com. They have not yet added video to their site, but it’s coming soon.  DC Media Makers Andy Carvin and myself just promoted the potential of videoblogging for nonproftits at NTC (The Nonprofit Technology Conference) in lovely Woodley Park. So welcome to the District of Communications. Doesn’t anyone actually make anything tangible anymore? Well, you can always get a half smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl. That is still very concrete. Eat one and you’ll know what I mean.