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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Citizen Participation, Film & Video, Philanthropy, Television, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: FC Public Media (formerly Fort Collins Public Access Network -FCPAN) will operate in the public interest by encouraging participation in civic life as well as fostering artistic and cultural expression. We will also facilitate better communication between non-profit organizations and the community they serve. We will energetically support all individuals as they explore their creativity through the media of public access television and website broadcasting. We will also serve as a balancing faction for the corporate presence in the media.

Target demographics: local nonprofits, artists, musicians and citizens of Fort Collins

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50+ community members through training programs

Geographic areas served: The Community Creative Center in Fort Collins, CO

Programs: HD camera training, video production programs, audio and lighting workshops, video editing mentorships, video services for local nonprofits.

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fort Collins Public Media is a well run Video Production facility serving Larimer County. The people are great, very willing to help and serve.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.
Check out the first episode of Authors!

Daniela B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Peter S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Dewey C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SeniorCorps is a federally-funded national service program (like PeaceCorps or AmeriCorps), but here in Larimer County we partnered with FCPublicMedia for a promotional project for this local chapter. FCPM literally went the extra mile to shoot video, brave the weather (high winds, heavy snow), and do edit after edit so that our end product told our story accurately, with creativity, and punch. And the price was right for us nonprofits! Thanks Chris for all your hard work! I would recommend FCPM to any local group wishing to have their story be told well, and have a great experience in the process.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FC Public Media was great to work with! They were responsive with their communications, and they were very flexible with our constantly shifting program schedule. They filmed two days of our volunteer training, which included site visits and classroom-style learning. Even when the weather became questionable, they were able to brave the elements. They gave us back our video footage (no editing required this time) in a very prompt manner. The final price point for their services, which was very reasonable to begin with, actually came in lower than their estimate. We would hire them again in a second!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about FC Public Media when Chris agreed to mentor my 6th grade son for a video production inquiry project for school. What an awesome community resource! Chris was a fantastic mentor and my son is excited to continue learning and applying the skills he gained.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They came and filmed some of our volunteer work as we were building houses. Excellent to work with: very professional and flexible to film on an active construction site. Very responsive to requests and accommodating. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Client Served

Rating: 5

FC Public Media produced three 10 minute law enforcement training videos for us. The staff of FC Public Media were a pleasure to work with. Communication was effective and timely. The team at FC Public Media were flexible, reliable, and friendly. They provided us with good feedback and suggestions on best practices for training video production to ensure our videos were effective. I was impressed with their professionalism, care, and concern for our project and they demonstrated a real investment in making the training videos a success.