I have had the pleasure of working with Chris and FC Public Media on two projects. Chris is a talented, generous and kind person and a joy to work with. Let me tell you a story that demonstrates these qualities.
Last summer we joined forces to provide a summer bike camp and video project for students from underserved populations. We had 12 students participate Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm for two weeks. He offered his studio as a meeting point and loaned out his cameras to these students. I was nervous about sending his beautiful cameras home with these new apprentices, yet he was confident they would respect his property and do great things. He was right. They came back the next day and for the next two weeks enthused and proud of the products they created. The end result was a 5-minute video of these kids’ bike riding and video production experiences and a beautiful representation of the growth and challenges throughout the camp. It wasn’t always easy though.
One day Chris decided to meet us at the Poudre river to help take video footage of the kids frolicking in the water. He gave his GoPro to Juan who tossed it to Fabian who didn’t catch it as we all watched it sink to the bottom of the river. I freaked. He stayed calm. The kids frantically tried diving to the bottom of the river to find the camera with no luck. Then a woman came to us with a basket full of goggles (divine intervention?) which she loaned to our kids who immediately were able to find and retrieve the camera. Chris always remained calm and was gentle with the kids who felt especially responsible for the drowned camera. This was his demeanor throughout the two-week camp that allowed the campers to thrive and explore their creativity.
Chris provided an atmosphere of trust and belief in these kids which allowed them to create some remarkable results. They internalized their experiences on the bike, behind the camera and in the production studio. They learned about photo and video composition, video production and they learned to see the beauty of the world around them through the lens of his very expensive cameras.
Thanks, Chris and FC Public Media
Bike Fort Collins Director of Youth Programs
Working with Chris and FC Public Media has been an amazing resource to my filmmaking endeavors in Fort Collins. The nonprofit I work for, Trees, Water & People, has worked with FC Public Media in the past and we have always trusted them to support our work and mission. From going out into the field with us and taking photos, to renting out equipment for interviews, to providing critical feedback on projects, FC Public Media is an invaluable resource in the local Fort Collins community.
FC Public Media is an amazing resource. Chris has been invaluable in training the Trees, Water & People staff how to take higher quality video. His sessions are highly interactive and informative and they are tailored to the organization's experience and background. Additionally, Chris is always willing to answer questions and give advice. We look forward to working with FC Public Media in the future.
Good people with good work ethic. This organization is a great community of people who are passionate about storytelling and helping others. Great opportunities to learn and become involved in the community in positive ways.
FC Public Media went above and beyond to ensure our nonprofit's campaign video was exactly what we wanted to represent our organization. They shared great suggestions and showed professionalism in all of their business partnership efforts.
FC Public Media has helped progress my career in film emensly. The owner Chris Winslow has played a monumental role in my growth as a videographer. Not only that, I've been able to learn so much about different gear by renting stuff out at a very affordable price. FC Public Media cares about the community and they're passionate about helping aspiring videographers.cant say enough good things about them.
FCPM is a valuable asset to the community in a number of ways. If you're interested in any aspect of video production FCPM has the equipment and staff to get you stared and the expertise to assist professionals and everyone in between. It has worked with many local not profits in getting their message out. One of the most important ways FCPM contributes to the community is in the way that funding from the city means FCPM is able to provide matching grants to defer production costs for eligible local nonprofits.
The Board, made up local volunteers, meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The meetings are fun and informative and open to everyone.
Fort Collins Public Media is a well run Video Production facility serving Larimer County. The people are great, very willing to help and serve.
I became familiar with FC Public Media after my mother became a member of the board. She has always had an interest in camera work and editing and putting a show together. It wasn't until earlier this year (2018) that I got the chance to work more directly with FCPM. I work at Old Firehouse Books, the local indie bookshop in Fort Collins, as the Event Coordinator. FC Public Media (via my mother, of course) approached me about helping to start a show that featured authors, both local and national. I thought it was a great idea! The bookstore already works hard to support local authors (all authors, really) so I was excited to have another way to not only support the authors but also help out a great non-profit. The staff at FC Public Media are friendly and great to work with, and they do good work.
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FC Public Media is a great organization! I was in need of video training, photography and marketing skills and they opened up their doors and helped me a bunch!
The team is very charismatic, helpful and willing to involve you in anything they can. Their work is phenomenal and they are very passionate about what they do!
I highly recommend FC Public Media for any project or if you are just looking into learning new skills in this field!
I'm the Chair of the Photo Video Committee of the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, PWV, and came to Fort Collins Public Media for some advice about equipment to purchase for a grant we were applying for. As a non-profit without staff we rely totally on volunteer help to get things done. We met with the Director, Chris, who sat down with us and reviewed our wish-list of equipment. He was extremely generous with his time and provided us with precious feedback. Our grant request was successful and we purchased the equipment to get us started in video production for PWV. This week Chris spent time again with Committee members reviewing the features of our purchases hands-on with us so we were confident of our use of the cameras and the sound equipment. He answered every question were threw at him with great examples providing perfect clarity for even the beginners among us. We look forward to working with FCPM as an important partner in the successful development of videos for our non profit service organization. Super collaboration. Great job.
I am a volunteer producer. FC Public Media staff are awesome to work with and very helpful with technical and production tips and have helped me realize my dream of producing a horror-hosted show of the old classic (non-gory) black and white horror movies. I encourage others to take production and editing classes and learn to make shows about what you're passionate about. Also, the new on-line submission sheets make submitting a show to the station even easier.
I began as a volunteer 8 years ago with Fort Collins Public Access Network. They trained me to shoot, edit and produce videos. Since then I have volunteered to film many public events, historical reinactments, lectures of local interest, social justice discussions and environmental presentations. I now produce several recurring shows on FC Public Media. Staff is courteous, helpful and open to help local producers bring out the best in their talents. Over the years I have become more and more involved with the organization, began teaching editing classes and even served on their board of directors . Thank you FC Public Media for supporting our community!
Thanks FC Public Media for the awesome work helping us share the word about the 10th annual FoCoMX music festival - the promo video really helps us celebrate 10 years of Northern Colorado music! - FoCoMA
This is such an amazing resource in our city! From help with equipment for my first short film to production of great live nights like comedy and authors interviews, FC Public Media is helping Fort Collins creatives made their visions come true. I am proud to have such a resource in the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District! Thank you! - Peggy Lyle
Chris is great to work with. We presented him with a challenging product to create an ASL video with transcription and moving picture over lay and he produced a quality video that was exactly what we asked for. Very professional and talented.
FC Public Media is an absolute god send. They're starting to produce a bi-weekly comedy show which has been really funny each and every one I've been to. Keep up the good work and I can't wait for the comedy show to get HUGE!
I am a total novice when it comes to learning to make professional looking videos. I discovered FC Public Media by word of mouth and what a gold mine! They offer very inexpensive classes on how to edit video and other topics. This is a great place to learn, and even rent equipment at a very low cost. Chris is a wonderful instructor at FCPM and very helpful! I highly recommend FCPM to anyone wanting to learn more and have access to professional equipment and studios.
Very helpful programs. There no where you can get such hand on experience with the direction of the helpful and knowledgable staff at Fort Collins media. My hats off to Fort Collins for their support of programs like this. Awesome !!
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FC Public Media is responsive, creative, and fun to work with! They helped us create some edgy, comical videos that effectively portrayed our message and perfectly suited our audience. I look forward to future projects with FC Public Media.
The staff and services offered by FC Public Media are unlike anything I've experienced before. They have resources and knowledge that you would only find in large commercial companies that charge hefty sums of money to access. But with FC Public Media, that knowledge and all their resources are within anyone's reach. I highly recommend FC Public Media to any community organization or artist looking to tell their story and help them deliver their message through video and audio means.
I am a filmmaker from the NYC area who came to Ft. Collins for a low budget documentary shoot. FC Public Media and Chris Winslow, to be specific, were incredible! FC Public Media provided everything that was requested on my gear list + more. On the first day of the shoot, as kinks were being worked out, Chris made two trips to set to bring me extra items and was able to help me trouble shoot w/ one of the cameras. He made himself available to me via text, phone and email throughout the shoot. He provided a recommendation for a crew member that I will hire from now on when coming to CO. His equipment was in impeccable shape and his knowledge of it, as well as film production in general, was on point.
I am excited to see how this organization will grow and how they will further utilize their state-of-the-art facility to benefit the community and out-of-towners who are looking for a production base. I've worked with a lot of rental houses in NYC and I don't hesitate saying that Chris and FC Public Media is among the friendliest, most helpful and knowledgeable that I have ever worked with.