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40 Newsletters Later: A Writer’s Adventure With Midpen Media

December 30, 2020

By Eva Barrows I first came to the Midpen Media Center for the studio tour and then for the studio class. I was in search of local media making opportunities because I didn’t want to pack up and move to Hollywood. I was looking for a home for my writing. I told everyone I met Read More…

On the Film Festival Circuit: Missing in Brooks County

October 30, 2020

Jacob Bricca volunteered at Midpen Media when he was going to college. He learned how to schedule programs for airing and developed his film editing skills. Bricca remembers using the facility’s production equipment to finish up his college thesis film. He spent several long nights converting Hi8 cassette tapes to digital for the online version Read More…

Palo Alto Neighborhoods: Candidate Forum

September 30, 2020

On October 1st at 7:00 pm, Midpen Media hosted a candidate forum organized by Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) for an opportunity to get to know the ten candidates running for City Council. Concerned about policing, traffic, housing, development, and more? Here’s your chance to hear how each candidate approaches the issues. The event will be Read More…

Racial and Social Justice Roundtables

August 29, 2020

Midpen Media is proud to continue our role as a vital connection point for the communities we serve throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, our staff produced a timely two-part series, “Social and Racial Injustice in America: A Public Roundtable,” to address recent and ongoing racial injustice. The first roundtable was held July 1st and Read More…

City Parade for Palo Alto 2020 Graduates

July 7, 2020

The city of Palo Alto came together to celebrate their 2020 graduating seniors by hosting a car parade. High school seniors and their families drove along a route that circled through the city and past cheering residents. The class of 2020 had to forego the traditional end of school rites of passage: prom, group field Read More…

Producing Shows at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 29, 2020

Without access to the Midpen Media studio during shelter in place, our intrepid producers have continued making valuable, informative, and educational media content from their homes. The “Sports Sitdown” cast of commentators made their NFL draft picks in a four-square split-screen layout. The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center produced a special virtual climate rally show Read More…

“Auditions for Master Chan” Goes to Cannes

May 1, 2020

By Eva Barrows Back in 2014, community producer Michael Uhila shot footage for his short film “Auditions for Master Chan” in the Midpen Media studio. Taking note of the lighting tech adjusting the lights just so from high atop a ladder, the wrong song accidentally playing in the control room, and camera people getting reacquainted Read More…

We’re Here For You While Operating From Home

April 3, 2020

By Eva Barrows Over the past few weeks, Midpen Media staff continues to support our educational, government, and producer communities from our living rooms, kitchens, and decks! Although we miss seeing each other in person, we’re fortunate to be able to continue to work together during the COVID-19 crisis. Government Meetings Shortly after the shelter Read More…

Cards, Pasta & Bling—Volunteer Appreciation Party with Vegas Flair

March 4, 2020

By Eva Barrows The studio was transformed into a crowded casino floor for Midpen Media’s annual volunteer appreciation party held on February 6th. The classic Las Vegas theme evoked an evening full of high-stakes excitement. Sparkling chandeliers hung from the studio lights over high-top tables with glowing centerpieces. Games of chance awaited stylish partygoers decked Read More…

Our WAVE Award Winners and Nominees!

The Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) awards were given out to outstanding community media programs at the recent Alliance for Community Media (ACM) West Region Conference & Trade Show on February 20th. Midpen Media producers received 14 nominations and 3 wins. Congratulations to all of our hard-working producers and top-notch shows! West Coast Songwriters Playoffs Read More…