LOCAL PRODUCTION WITH A PURPOSE

MAC is proud to be home to the Digital Media Center for Community Engagement (DMC).  Rick Watson, Director of the DMC, brings his experience as a DMC volunteer to teach media skills for youth and adults, and collaborates with media figures from TV, film and print to bring this program to life.  Workshops use experiential learning methods and internships working in the field to teach media and journalism skills.  This program is funded by NEA Our Town and West Virginia Commission on the Arts grants.

Project Open Voice: Berkeley Springs Community Matters
MAC partners with COMCAST to offer a website portal (digital PEG Channel) that allows groups, clubs, associations and businesses in Morgan County to share information, news and events about their organizations through the world wide web. MAC offers training on how organizations can create their own content and videos through the DMC.  To learn more about how to become a partner organization, call Rick Watson, DMC Director at 304-258-2300. 

For info on what else is going on around Berkeley Springs check: http://www.BerkeleySpringsCommunityMatters.com,
a joint project sponsored by Comcast and the Morgan Arts Council’s Digital Media Center for Community Engagement!

Check out the DMC’s latest video projects here at MAC’s YouTube page!

DMC Mission:
Established in 2014, the innovative DMC promotes the use of online and local media channels. Its activities and classes encourage community members to produce original, thought-provoking, non-commercial content.

The DMC is committed to enhancing the quality of the community by providing:

  • a forum for the exchange of ideas on issues and topics of community interest
  • a source for educational and training opportunities
  • a facility to enhance artistic and creative expression

Whether you want to produce your own show or you’d just like to volunteer on someone else’s, DMC has training programs so that you can learn the elements of production and how to use our equipment.  An internship program is designed for students seeking more structured, in-depth training in video production. A sweat-equity program allows participants to volunteer time on productions in exchange for workshop fees.

Want to learn how to get started with the DMC? – Please call Rick Watson, DMC Director at 304-258-2300.

A full description of workshops for adults and youth is here: MAC DMC Core Courses

DMC Workshops:

JackKelly-96x106Digital Media Center for Community Engagement classes:
Would you like to learn how to make your own documentary or TV show? Tell your story and the stories of our community! Learn how to become a partner in the Berkeley Springs Community Matters web portal.  Learn to write, direct, produce and edit TV shows.  For ages 15 and up.

MAC DMC Courses for adults (ages 15 and up):
Studio Production
Producers Workshop
Directors Workshop
Writers Workshop
EFP Workshop
FCP X Editing

MAC DMC Course for Youth:
Summer Film and Video Camp
Arts Integration in the Morgan County Schools: Technology and Film

Previous Workshops:
imagesiOS Filmaking!
Unlock your inner Ken Burns or Steven Spielberg! Learn how to turn your iPad or iPhone into an HD digital filmaking powerhouse!  Learn the basics of video production using iMovie on your iPad or iPhone.  Saturday, October 17 from 1 – 5pm.  $25/$20 MAC member.  Bring your own iPad or iPhone. For ages 15 and up. No prior experience necessary!
Call 304-258-2300 to enroll.  
iOS Filmmaking with Jack Kelly information…

 

Sidebar photo: DMC Production Crew at the taping of The Trial of Dr. Mudd: Paulie Ward, Rick Watson, Ellen Lachewitz, Diane Petersen and Peter Booth.