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Jul 25, 2011
The Xana Multimedia Server (XMMS) is a revolutionary new Open Source resource that allows you to connect multiple computers and users to a single low cost server. Amherst Media have been happily using an XMMS since March 2011 as a shared edit server for our 12 iMacs (across two labs), and our staff network. XMMS works with Windows, Mac and Linux computers and features built in backup to safeguard your work. XMMS is designed to work with resource intensive applications including Final Cut Pro & Premiere.
Jul 22, 2011
In recognition of the vital role that older adults engender in our varied communities, Amherst Media announces a new segment of programming, Adult Plus+, specifically devoted to improving the health, function, and quality of life of older and aging adults.
Jul 20, 2011
Take a peek at this interview with Michael Briggs and learn just how easy this can be. Filmed and edited by Emily Daunt.
Jul 18, 2011
After serving as a fine arts video store and community hub for 25 years, Please Street Video in Northampton is closing its doors. Bill Dwight, long time video clerk, and proud patron Ronald Jose Carlos talk about what this local social institution has meant to them, as well as what it signifies for local businesses and community investment. Pleasant Street Video has launched a donor-driven campaign to purchase movies for public lending circulation through Forbes Library. Filmed and Edited by Ali Pinschmidt.
Jul 15, 2011
Join the craze. Find out why Photoshop is the number one image editing application. Our Intro. to Photoshop Cs5 course is a great way to organize and get creative with all of your fantastic Summer shots. This class is ideal for beginners as well as users of Elements who wish to make the jump to CS5, covering: ∑Understanding Files and file types ∑Using Adobe ìBridge CS5î ∑Basic image editing techniques ∑Introduction to ìRawî files in Camera Raw ∑Basic tools ∑Retouching ∑Cropping ∑Enhancing
Jul 8, 2011
Bring your favorite images and learn how to navigate your way to a exhibition print. State-of-the-art software and hardware, First class instruction. This workshop is taught by Tom Prutisto of Digital Assets and sponsored by Canson Infinity (incredibly beautiful paper). You will go home with confidence and a masterpiece! Saturday, July 9th 2011 9:00 - 5:00pm For more information and to register online, visit www.amherstmedia.org
Jul 6, 2011
Paki Wieland, a veteran activist devoted to human rights causes, has volunteered to join the international flotilla attempting to break the Israeli sea blockade of the Gaza strip. Nine boats leaving from various countries will sail to Gaza in the coming weeks. Paki's boat, with 50 volunteers from the United States, is scheduled to leave from Athens, Greece. At a gathering of her supporters and well-wishers in rural Conway, Massachusetts, Paki discusses her reasons for going to Gaza, and what her expectations are. Paki, Heading for Gaza from Ernest Urvater on Vimeo.
Jun 30, 2011
Final Cut Pro 101 ~ Learn FCP's primary feature set & basic interface Three sessions: (June 29, 30, July 1) (July 21, 22, 23) (August 22, 23, 24) Motion 101 ~ Master Motion's animation & graphic design (July 6, 7, 8) Sound 101 ~ Explore Final Cut Studio's audio functionality (July 18, 19) Final Cut Pro 300 ~ Advanced editing techniques (August 25, 26, 27) AMHERSTMEDIA.ORG/APPLE
Jun 28, 2011
IF YOU HAD ALL THE POWER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A TRILLION DOLLARS? State and Federal budget cuts are closing schools, cutting Pell Grants, healthcare and other programs that are crucial for young people and our communities-and yet they usually aren't a part of the conversation. Know any young people that have something to say about federal budget priorities? Tell them about the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth film festival! For more information: epolley@afsc.org.
Jun 26, 2011
The Northampton Tuesday Market (each tuesday afternoon til about 6:00) behind Thornes in downtown Northampton is doubling foodstamps up to 10 dollars. If you are on SNAP benefits this market will turn 10 SNAP dollars in twenty dollars of fresh and local food. Video made as part of the Amherst Media Citizen Journalism project.

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