From the Blog

February 26, 2014
Picture Lock is an hour-long television show produced through AIM that focuses on film reviews and the DC area film scene. On Monday, February 24th, Picture Lock, along with Districtly Speaking, a monthly community town hall platform, hosted a town hall-style discussion on the state of Black Cinema.
January 10, 2014
Pat Loverich and Alex Zealand, librarians at the Arlington Public Library, took video production classes at AIM and used what they learned to make professional quality videos for the Library's programs. Check out this short video about their experience in class, and check out some of APL's videos on their YouTube channel.
December 9, 2013
Students at AIM get around the Arlington community to complete class projects for Field Production and Studio Production. Usually these projects culminate in a short video highlighting an organization, cause or small local business.
October 9, 2013
As part of our Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 29, AIM hosted John D. Mason of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides access to education, advocacy and legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics and pro-bono referral services for creatives and cultural organizations. He led our members in a lively discussion about copyright law and video production.
September 19, 2013
The name’s Elaine and Membership is my game! You probably know me as the signature on your new or renewing membership letter, or the woman who occasionally greets you when you walk in the door at Arlington Independent Media (AIM).
September 19, 2013
Each year AIM members choose a Volunteer of the Year who has contributed the most to member productions over the course of the year, both in quality and quantity.
September 13, 2013
One month ago the Arlington County Fair took place at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. AIM hosted a booth and several of our volunteer producers gathered video footage of the rides, activities and fair attendees.
August 30, 2013
The following is a blog post from Sophie Sither, one of the six interns for the Document Arlington Project, AIM's six-week summer program for high school students. This post was written three weeks in, and the program just finished last week!
August 20, 2013
This summer we held two sessions of Video Production Camp for youth ages 9-13 and each of them was a blast! Session One ended on July 3rd with the premiere of "Mitchell," a short film about a chronically disorganized student. We interviewed campers about their experience in making the short film, and what it was like to take a production from start to finish.
June 24, 2013
Today is the first day of our Youth Video Production Camp! Over the course of the next week and a half, participants ages 9 to 14 will learn to use AIM’s field cameras, microphones and lights, and will use them to transform a script into a short movie.