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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.
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.
Feb 3, 2011
The last Ignite Amherst was one of my favorite night's in Amherst, great people, amazing presentations and a stellar venue. (Full disclosure: I was one of the presenters.) So I'm super excited about this year's event "Making Stuff" at the Eric Carle Museum, Tuesday Feb 8th, 7pm, which may be SOLD OUT, but fret not, you can watch everything streaming live and exclusive @ Wonder what's in store? Here's our coverage of last year's event..
Jan 25, 2011
We have posted the meetings with John Bayless from 1/19/11 ( and Gerald Kohn from 1/20/11 ( The meeting with Maria Geryk will be posted on 2/2/11.
Jan 21, 2011
We will be streaming all presentations from the main auditorium starting at 9:15am. Click HERE for a schedule of events Watch the stream live HERE