It was a pleasure to work with Solano Community College on their New to College Onboarding Video Presentation. This interactive experience was created in Prezi and allows potential students to navigate at their own pace through a variety of videos. Take a look at the presentation by selecting View Sample below.
Writer/Interviewer: Laura Meoli-Ferrigon. Featuring Interviews with Shirley Taylor Dunn, LCSW-R, PhD. ABD, CASAC and Dean Russell of The City/MISSING THEM. Read this story on Medium.com
COMM 304: Digital Storytelling at Manhattan College asked students to create four types of digital media to be featured on their personal portfolio websites (video, podcast, photo & print). Offered in a completely online format due to the covid-19 pandemic, these students showed great resilience during an uncertain time, to learn new skills & showcase their creativity.
It was inspiring to see my students dig into important stories, do their own research, present facts and shape/present a narrative in multiple formats. Their technical skills were pushed to the limit this semester, and they all proved to be extremely adaptable.
These socially responsible journalists surely used their voices to tell important stories. I am so proud of their work and happy to share it here. To find out more about this course, visit www.Manhattan.edu
Tips for verifying accurate information and ethical storytelling on the internet.
COMM 304: Digital Storytelling at Manhattan College asked students to create four types of digital media to be featured on their personal portfolio websites. Offered in a completely online format due to the covid-19 pandemic, this was the first time I facilitated this course. â
Neil Mellstrom creates music for films as a composer in New York. A recent graduate of Skidmore College, Neil has conducted and arranged for Skidmore’s orchestra, and worked as a technical assistant for the on-campus recording studio. He also has experience in scoring podcasts, films, TV and online media in pretty much every genre there is.
I am honored to be featured on The Picture House's At Home Education series. Check out this lesson here.
AN AWARD-WINNING INTERVIEW
On Monday we shared tips for conducting a successful documentary interview. Today we have a great example for you — this documentary profile video won an NY Emmy Award for Best Arts Segment. As a digital media piece created for the web, close-up images were used for their ease of visibility on a smartphone’s smaller screen. Also, this video’s length is just under 2.5 minutes to keep the viewer’s attention all the way through — an important consideration for web-based videos. The filmmaker used documentary filmmaking techniques to weave in stories from Sean’s interview with a poetry reading performed in the same room, making creative use of the space. Inspired by Sean’s vibe, the music and transitions were carefully chosen to enhance the mood. Edited with Adobe Premiere and After Effects, this was the first of a series highlighting student award winners at CUNY. The campaign was featured in The New York Post, and on large billboards throughout New York City.
This arts break is brought to you by one of our talented Picture House instructors, Laura Meoli-Ferrigon. We previously shared her Essential Tips for Quality Filmmaking at Home. Budding filmmakers would also appeciate her recent post about video equipment that won’t break the bank.
Watch the video below for my behind the scenes insights and see suggested activities here.
Check out my appearance on Teaching Tidbits Live with Carlos Guevara of CUNY Hostos for tips on looking fabulous on camera & surviving quarantine!
Watch the video here
Whether you are recording a lecture, a selfie video for social media or just want to look fabulous in your video meetings, this essential guide explains how to use your webcam or cell phone camera to capture high quality videos that make you look like a pro!
In today’s telecommuting reality, video production has become a responsibility of us all. Not to worry- you don’t have to be a professional cinematographer to make great videos! Most cell phones, laptops and webcams are high quality enough to do a decent job. But that isn’t all that goes into delivering high-quality videos. Here are some tips on how to up your production value from home.
Thanks to CUNY School of Professional Studies for sharing this story about my husband, who was able to enter a new field of work (disability services in higher education) after almost 15 years of experience in finance and data analysis.
In this article, he shares tips for people who want to switch careers at any point in their lives.
His secrets to success were hard work in getting his Master's degree online while working a full time job, along with his determination and persistence in the job search post-graduation.
Congratulations to Phillip for staying committed to his goal. His story is proof that doing something to help others is not always easy, but it is always worth it in the end.
Virtual Reality is a multi-billion dollar industry that is growing each day. Seemingly born out of video games and film, it is naturally catching-on as a new medium that allows for endless possibilities in entertainment, marketing, education and visual storytelling.
CTV is now an official selection in the Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2019.
Congrats to the cast and crew on this accomplishment!
Watch the series video below
Directing a life you love: ABC News Videographer, Author, Professor & Emmy Winning Director Winston Mitchell
What do I really need to learn to get started in the media industry? Should I join the union to get a union job? How do I stay current in this quickly changing media landscape?
-Answering all those questions and more in this uncensored, exclusive interview my mentor Winston Mitchell