Audio Room Update

So many people have shown interest in our upcoming audio room, which will be used to provide entry-level and advanced courses in audio production. We have submitted drawings for approval from Arlington County, and are now awaiting permits before we take the next step. Thanks for your continued support, we'll keep you updated!

Commercial Rentals

Arlington Independent Media offers affordable rates for commercial studio and video equipment rentals.  Call Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388 for rates or more information.

Karaoke Night: Fri, May 30

Please join us for Karaoke Night right here in our studio. There will be tons of great songs to choose from, and members are free to bring friends. We'll have pizza, snacks, sodas, and beer available for all you singers out there. RSVP to Elaine at or 703.524.2388.

New Communications Coordinator at AIM

Melissa joins AIM as Communications Coordinator. Hailing from Florida, she has a background in communications as well as publishing, marketing, and project management. She recently earned her MA in Activism and Social Change at the University of Leeds; her interests include documentaries, community development, and social inclusion, as well as fair access to open media and information.

Melissa Snowden

After graduating from the University of Leeds with an Activism and Social Change MA, Melissa joined AIM in May 2014. Her career has ranged from editing and writing books to project management. In Florida, she served as Secretary of the Board to the Women Playwrights' Initiative, and contributed to arts and activist nonprofits including TakingITGlobal and Red Chair Project.

Picture Lock Hosts Panel Discussion on the State of Black Cinema

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.

Kevin Sampson

Kevin started working at AIM in October 2012. He received an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011.  Before coming to work at AIM, Kevin taught filmmaking and stop motion to elementary and middle school aged students at Fairfax Collegiate, and was a video editor at IREX, a non-profit in D.C.

Elaine Coates

Elaine started working at AIM in September 2012.  A recent graduate of American University’s School of Communications’ graduate program “Producing Film and Video," Elaine previously worked as Membership and Programming Coordinator for Women in Film and Video in Washington, DC.  After graduating from AU in May 2012, Elaine moved to the Arlington, VA area and volunteers in the community with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.