We are currently getting ready for a presentation of AccessLocal.TV at the Alliance for Community Media International Conference in Tucson. Scheduled for the last week of July, the conference brings together community media players from all over to share ideas and showcase technology.
Foxyea will present an overview of the AccessLocal.TV project and provide input on panels regarding web media technology, PEG integrations, and Neighborhood News programs.
For those in business of making client connections, having a website that tells your story and explains your services is a must have. Combine this with the power of WordPress for publishing blogs and news updates, along with easy to use content management features that let you edit pages, posts, and pictures, and you have a website that works for you, and with you. For AminaZamani.com, a Foxyea Digital Special was just the ticket to get this talented speaker and life coach started with a powerful set of tools that will grow with her practice, and respond to her media needs.
Downtown Sacramento: Cycling enthusiasts in Sacramento California have enjoyed the support of Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, or SABA, for nearly ten years. Their monthly newsletter, The Squeaky Wheel, is loaded with stories written by cyclists for cyclists. A great way to find out more about bicycling in the river city, SABA hosts many activities and meetups including their award winning Bike Valet service, which gives event promoters a way of providing convenient and safe bicycle parking. Their latest website build, sacbike.org, is a great example of Foxyea Web Media Services. Foxyea integrated a design developed by SABA members, into the latest WordPress Publishing platform.
Sacramento CA: Before the Sacramento Valley Velodrome Association, racing enthusiasts had the option of driving to San Jose to go to Hellyer, or being content to watch track bicycle racing down J street in rush hour. While they are still working on raising capital to build a velodrome in the capitol city, SacValleyVelodrome.org has waisted no time in gathering a lot of attention at their Savage Sprints roller races. Competitors go head to head on stationary track bikes mounted on rollers. Speeds and times are displayed on a screen behind them for the cheering crowd. To get their website up and running quickly, SacValleyVelodrome.org called on Foxyea.com Web Media for a Digital Special that would help them communicate with their racers and race goers, while building a mailing list and gathering donations.
Reno NV: Over the weekend community media enthusiasts from all over the western United States, along with a few from the east, gathered in Reno Nevada for the Alliance for Community Media Western Region Conference. The ACM West oversees the prestigious WAVE Awards, which are awarded to Community Access television and film producers for their work in a wide range of categories. Along with the award ceremony, the conference hosts workshops on a variety of community media related topics. This year, Kristian Manoff from Foxyea Web Media spoke at two of the workshops in which AccessLocal.TV Beta was featured. Along with WordPress MU, Buddypress and VideoPress, the workshops also covered Miro
Community, a great way to aggregate video from multiple web sources into a single RSS Media feed. Another popular topic of the conference was the emergence of Neighborhood News as a way to incorporate citizen reporting into community media centers the way that Access Sacramento is doing with their Neighborhood News Bureaus program. Development is underway for the next release of AccessLocal.TV, which will continue to bring together all of these technologies and concepts into a Hyper-Local focused web media system.
Techleader.TV and Foxyea.com go way back. For those that don’t know, TechLeader.TV is an interview format news show, hosted by John Thomas Flynn. Currently in their fourth season, Flynn interviews State of California Technology buyers, in effort to give employees and vendors the inside scoop on the mysterious budgetary movements of California State Agencies. This site is a great example of a Foxyea Digital Special. We start with WordPress and a professional theme, and we work in custom design elements and advertising blocks to accomplish the desired site. We also worked closely with the TechLeader.TV production crew to integrate live playback, and Video On Demand, making the site a great platform for sponsorship and communicating with viewers.
We built this site for Lou Weinert, director of film and photography. The video portfolio uses Apple Quicktime to provide I Phone compatibility, delivering Lou’s work to his clients smart-phones, free of advertising from video sharing sites. This is the kind of solution a professional needs to have full artistic control over how their work is showcased.
We recently finished a flier for the Reichian Institute in Mendocino California. One of the requirements was that the end product be printed on recycled paper using biodegradable ink. For this, we did the printing through GreenerPrinter.com. The fliers look great, and they proudly bear a recycled materials tagline on the back.
May 21st 2010 Sacramento CA: The Sacramento Convention Center was the site of this years Neighborhood Summit. Attended by Sacramento health and service vendors, the summit also featured a presentation from Access Sacramento’s Neighborhood News team, AccessLocal.TV. The presentation included an overview of the campaign by Ron Cooper from Access Sacramento, and Kristian Manoff from Foxyea Web Media. They showcased the new AccessLocal.TV website and WordPress MU interface to a packed conference room, and fielded questions from budding journalists and interested community members. While some in the audience had a lot of questions about the security needs of site with this scope, the majority of the audience wanted to know where to sign up.
Access Sacramento has identified five locations that will host Neighborhood News Bureaus in South Sacramento County. The NNB’s will report their stories using AccessLocal.TV built by Foxyea Web Media and powered by WordPress MU. Along with providing an interface for NNB Reporters, the website also includes the social networking plugin BuddyPress which allows the Reporters and Subscribers to be part of an online community.
Currently in its beta phase, AccessLocal.TV is hoping to build popularity and adoption into the community as an outlet for those voices often overlooked by commercial media.