Arlington Independent Media (AIM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate free speech by providing access to established and emerging media. The organization provides not only television production and programming opportunities, but also runs one of the tri-state region’s largest and most prestigious film festivals, offers training in all forms of digital imaging, and is currently engaged in expanding its presence on the World Wide Web by teaching classes in web site design and developing online citizen journalism.
AIM programming not only airs on Comcast channel 69 and Verizon channel 38, but is now also streamed live on our web site and is available on demand. Our producers routinely post their programs to our site to be accessed by our viewers from our on-demand menu.
AIM trains hundreds of members of the Arlington community each year in basic and advanced production techniques, and provides them with access to state-of-the-art facilities in order that they may produce their own programs. All resources are available to the public on a first-come, first-served non-discriminatory basis. Last year, the public participated in record numbers: 610 people trained; more than 4,400 equipment and facility uses; 6,067 volunteer hours contributed; 410 programs produced.
AIM operates a production and programming facility at 2701-C Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia. The facility includes a three-camera HD studio and control room, two HD edit suites, an electronic classroom, a large meeting room, a small conference room, a green room, an audio production room, and a radio studio. All production and meeting spaces are available for use by the public.