Boulder Community Media (BCM) is a Colorado-based 501(c0(3) organization. BCM doesn’t directly save whales or protect children or other traditional community and social services, but empowers others to attain their goals and missions through:
- community education for students of all ages
- full range of digital media production from preproduction to distribution
- event production
- education in digital arts
- nonprofit fiscal agency
- live event planning and implementation
- social media marketing strategies
BCM previously operated Public and Educational Access cable TV channels and has a expertise in working with community members, organizations and businesses. It has maintained its mission of community education and uses this approach while providing relevant, high production value projects with fast turn around and within most any budget:
- Pre-production – scriptwriting, casting, location scouting
- Production – cameras and operation (JVC ProHD cameras); Lights – flat panel, soft boxes; Sound – Sony wired and wireless mikes, Audio technica boom; direction, craft services, transport and other support services.
- Post Production – DVD authoring, web streaming; VHS Conversion – BCM can convert your VHS home movies into DVD or other digital formats.
Fiscal Agency – Co-Production
Are you working on a project and you’d like to do it with non-profit status? BCM sponsors and co-produces projects for individuals or organizations without 501(c)(3) status. Non-profit status provides many benefits: productions be covered under the BCM liability insurance, be eligible for grants from foundations and the government, investors in your project can enjoy a tax exempt donation as allowed by law.
Distribution and Social Media Marketing
BCM not only can produce top quality digital media that conveys your message, BCM can help you get your message seen and heard through harnessing social media like facebook, twitter and myspace. BCM can work with you to meld social media marketing with your existing advertising and outreach approaches.
BCM previously operated the Boulder public access and educational access cable TV channels. BCM was charged with providing community-based educational services to students of all ages in the Boulder Valley and beyond. While BCM no longer operates the TV station, it continues to provide community-based teaching on an individual basis or for groups. BCM works closely with local school districts, colleges and universities to develop “hands-on” practical out-of-school learning opportunities in all facets of production, behind and in front of the camera. Student teams produce programs for community TV channels and web streaming.BCM has taught students at the University of Colorado Boulder Journalism Department; Boulder Valley School District – Fairview High School International Baccalaureate students; Boulder International Film Festival Student Advisors; The Shoot Out Boulder 24 hour filmmaking festival teams.
Creative MediaPlex – Relocating to Cheyenne, Wyoming
Boulder Community Media (BCM) managed 4,000 sq ft in the Boulder Creative Media-Plex located a half-block off the Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder, Colorado. It was closed when the lease expired in 2010. The Boulder MediaPlex was a creative environment in which BCM conducted its community education sessions about video production, storytelling, for students of all ages. The MediaPlex included offices for other resident producers, editors; a production space, screening room / meeting /classroom for teaching, networking and collaboration. BCM provided experiential learning through “hands-on” use of equipment, writing stories and seeing their work on the screen. Wyoming Community Media (WCM), the sister organization to BCM, plans to resurrect the Creative MediaPlex as a part of the Hynds Capitol Core project. The MediaPlex will consist of a home for the creative community education programs it has been developing over the past few years in Cheyenne.