Apr 1, 2011
Dear Amherst Community members, During the past three years, we at Amherst Media (formerly ACTV) have reorganized our staff, operations and infrastructure to offer a variety of digital media opportunities to the community at large. With a facility re-location in the works, technology expanding at an often times head-spinning rate, as well as neighbors and users that reflect a wide spectrum of diversity, Amherst Media is actively seeking your input and assistance in shaping the future of your community media center.
Apr 1, 2011
Help promote media diversity and bring Al-Jazeera to the US. Here are some recent thought provoking Al-Jazeera stories: How will governments deal with the information revolution? Cornel West and the fight against injustice
OMG - Have you heard? Fred Ho is coming to Amherst Media! A CD release party, a celebration, live performances, and it's FREE
Mar 21, 2011
Amherst Media and the uber-talented youth of Teatro V!da are hosting an evening of fun, laughter, performance, celebration and camaraderie. And you're invited! On Thursday, April 7th, at 7:00 p.m., legendary composer and baritone saxophonist, Fred Ho, returns to his hometown,Amherst, MA. Mr. Ho will be performing and his new CD releases will be available for sale.
Mar 21, 2011
Please join Amherst Media in welcoming Rahmah Pauzi to the United States, to the New England Area, to the Pioneer Valley and to Amherst . . . . Take a moment to experience one of Rahmah's first assignments as a student of photo-journalism, http://vimeo.com/20721214. Certainly, she has great taste in her subject matter.
Mar 18, 2011
Teatro V!da members, Emmy Cepeda and Eilianie Alvelo, visited the University of Connecticut at Storrs on March 1, in celebration of Women of Color Day for Women's History month.
Editorial: The digital mirror of Amherst Media, Amherst Bulletin March 3 and 4th, Daily Hampshire Gazette March 4th
Mar 4, 2011
Community television programming provided through Amherst Media -- the former ACTV -- has long held up a mirror to public life in Amherst. As its name change suggests, this is a cause that's grown beyond television, as it exploits new digital technologies to give that mirror new dimensions.
High-tech playground: Amherst's public access outlet changes its name, game By Bonnie Wells Amherst Bulletin, March 3rd and 4th 2011
Mar 4, 2011
On a chill December day a little over a year ago, the large studio at Amherst Media was filled with the aroma of Cambodian food and the lilt of the Cambodian language Khmai. About 20 members of the non-English-speaking Cambodian community in Amherst had gathered to participate in a health conference on diabetes in their native language with 18 other sites around the country, via Skype. The Amherst health department brought in literature. The Cambodian participants brought in food.
Mar 2, 2011
Looking for music to accompany your films? Music you're legally allowed to use? The Free Music Archive features a bounty of Creative Commons licensed works that you're not only allowed to use and thus help share someone's else's work, but just as importantly are really good. And if the music maker likes your video they can help share your work too. On their latest post they present a curated collection of "Tracks to Sync":
Feb 28, 2011
Lightroom is one of the answers to digital photography's many challenges. It helps you organize, process, adjust, and output images to print or the web. The easy to use interface is intuitive and thoughtfully designed to streamline working with single or multiple images. Take one, several or all five modules; $30/class or $125 for all five. Library Module, Tuesday March 1st. Develop Module, Tuesday March 8th. Slideshow Module, Tuesday March 15th Print Module, Tuesday March 22nd. Web Module, Tuesday March 29th.
Feb 15, 2011
Hot images! Shooting tips, Tone Mapping, Local Adaptation and removing ghosts. Seasoned instructor and Adobe Certified Expert Tom Prutisto will walk you through the magic and beauty of HDR. Small class size, quality instruction, ongoing technical support available.