Zoom In News


Zoom In Alum Harleen Kaur’s passion project, Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes will be screening at two major Bay Area film festivals in May:

DocLands in Marin County – May 5 –

CAAMFest 36 in Oakland – May 17

The film challenges the trope that superheroes are one size fits all.  In our diverse culture, why not have diverse superheroes?  Makes sense!  We are getting up a posse to go up and see the film on the 17th in Oakland?  Who’s with me?  Contact Becky@midpenmedia.org

Zoom In played not a small role in supporting Harleen with several works-in-progress screenings.  Not that we have anything to do with her success but we are proud of one of our own.  Congratulations, Harleen!


Check out all the exciting events on the Zoom In calendar.

For more information on Zoom In 2.0, contact becky@midpenmedia.org.


April Mixer – Getting Good Sound
Presented by Stan Ng
“Why does my video sound bad?”
• How can I get rid of that annoying echo when recording in a gym?
• How do I conduct an interview in the middle of a noisy street event?
• What is a “line out” at an staged event, and why is it so important to me?
• What is that hum, and how do I get rid of it?
• When should I use a lavaliere mic? Or a boom, a handheld? Why use a cardioid mic?

If you’ve ever gotten bad audio in your video recordings, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there. Stan Ng will share what he’s learned since being a part of Zoom In.

Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm
Free, $2 donation suggested
RSVPs appreciated: becky@midpenmedia.org

Stan Ng began volunteering at Midpen in 2006, never having used a video camera, video editor, or a quality microphone before then. Today, he has close to hundred short film credits to his name, in camera and sound departments. He has done film sound recording and postproduction sound design for short films for several years as part of the Scary Cow film cooperative. A staff contractor at Midpen, Stan is a founding team member of Zoom In. Stan recently left a career at Intel to devote himself to video production work.

To read an earlier story about the ZOOM IN REBOOT, click here.