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Meet the Candidates Statements Ready to View - DMA Election Programming 2020

Davis Media Access (DMA) has completed videoing 26 candidate and campaign statements for local elections.  DMA is the only nonprofit community media and technology center serving Yolo County, and has provided free local election coverage to candidates from school board through Congress as part of our mission for more than 30 years. Diane Dedoshka, DMA’s Studio Manager and election producer, noted how different this year is from all other years.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:00pm

Upcoming Mellon Music Festival Preview Concert!

Holes In The Floor

Mellon Music Festival Preview Concert #3
Featuring original pieces and transcriptions of beloved classics written for cello quartet!


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30pm
Sudwerk Brewing Co. Dockstore
2001 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95618

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30PM
Veterans Memorial Center Theatre
203 E 14th St.
Davis, CA 95616

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:45pm

Basic Camera Orientation - Canon XA-25

Recently DMA hosted a camera orientation workshop for our Canon XA-25s.  During the hands-on workshop, the following slide presentation was used.  As promised, we have posted it so workshop participants can review it at their leisure. 

Canon XA-25 Basic Camera Orientation Slideshow.pdf

The file can also be found at>About>Forms

A full manual can be found here

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 (although DMA makes no guarantees as to its accuracy)

Lastly, below is a summary pdf of what we covered.

*Please note that all this material was supplementary to the workshop and is not a complete course in and of itself.

PS> It has been noted that the XLR cord release mechanism on the XA-25 audio handle can be tricky to operate.  Some XLR cords have a different style of rim latch which (when inserted) makes it seem like the XLR port release lever on the camera is loose or broken.  You simply have to firmly press the latch all the way towards the XLR cord housing to withdraw the cord.  After cord removal, you'll see the release lever is firm and springy again. This was noted with the long, blue taped XLR cord but may happen with others. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:45pm

Meet The Candidates 2012

The various candidates statements for the June 5th, 2012 elections.  Each candidate was invited to make a presentation in the DMA studios under identical conditions. Statements are up to 5 minutes in length, not edited & presented in random order.

Davis City Council Candidates

Yolo County Supervisor District 5

Yolo Superior Court Judge

Assembly 4th District

Freespeech, Cable and Telecom Companies, and the Internet

There is always a lot going on that threatens, sometimes in subtle ways, either your rights or your ability to exercise them.  In this interconnected age, we are also seeing in greater detail how other governments deal with the same rights we take for granted here in the US.  From communications access to freedom of speech keeping abreast of these issues isn't always easy, but failure to speak out about whatever concerns you will only lead to further erosion of the core freedoms this nation was founded on. So in that vein...