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Starting the new year with Daily Dogooder!

Starting the new year with Daily Dogooder!

      Happy 2013!  A perfect start to our new year is the news we got this morning that our video, “Legacy of Welcome” for Episcopal Migration Ministries (which you might remember from a post in November) was featured on today’s Daily Dogooder!  We’re excited to have this video out in the Dogooder universe, […]

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A year with refugees & Episcopal Migration Ministries

A year with refugees & Episcopal Migration Ministries

  What a busy year it’s been! We’ve had a moment to catch our breath and will be working to catch you up on all the awesome projects this year has brought with it. Once again, one of our most rewarding experiences has been the chance to travel around the country telling the story of […]

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Speaking Turkish w/ the students of NSLI-Y

Speaking Turkish w/ the students of NSLI-Y

Learning another language has never been my strong suit. Every time we are working abroad I have this sense of shame when I can’t greet someone in their own tongue, instead reverting to silence or worse “Hello”. But language is more than just a way to order food or ask for directions, it’s the first real step towards […]

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My friend Nadeem lives there!

My friend Nadeem lives there!

Can you imagine traveling half-way around the world to a completely different climate, to live with a new family, speak a new language, and start a new school for a year… all at 16? Earlier this year, we headed to the small town of Whitefish, Montana to tell the story of Nadeem who did just […]

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How to raise Urban Chickens w/ ioby.org!

How to raise Urban Chickens w/ ioby.org!

Have you ever had a chicken try to roost on your camera? I now can answer yes to that question, after our fascinating day with Bee Ayers of BK Farmyards, one of the many amazing grassroots environmental groups you can find on ioby.org We’ve been huge fans of ioby since we met one of the […]

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VIMEO Video School – Video 101 for Beginners

Creating video can seem both easy as pie and impossible at the same time. That’s been the experience of many of our clients who strike out into the brave new world of in-house video creation. Likewise the abundance of advice, tips and tutorials on the internet can be a blessing, and a confusing maze that leaves folks frustrated.

That’s why we are so excited to share VIMEO’s video school! As a indie version of YouTube (without the ads and other nonsense) VIMEO has long been our go to method for sharing video. It also turns out they’ve assembled a wide variety of video tutorials on everything from shooting to editing to motion graphics. If you work at a non-profit and your boss has enthusiastically suggested YOU shoot/edit this year’s videos, this might be a great place to start.

Check out their Video 101 page for a three great starting videos.

Solid Women Win (a 2012 DoGooder Award!!)

Solid Women Win (a 2012 DoGooder Award!!)

The big news today is that our video for Fonkoze USA has won a 2012 DoGooder Award! It’s amazing to have our work with Fonkoze honored amongst the other excellent non-profit video showcased over the last month. A million thanks to our clients and supporters for your votes! But our real gift is the below […]

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Kony 2012 & the difficult, patient work that awaits

Kony 2012 & the difficult, patient work that awaits

              Ah… Spring and storytelling are in the air. Kony 2012 (now the most viewed non-profit video of all time) has brought the strategies and ethos of social storytelling into the national conversation. Everyone from Nicholas Kristof to Ryan Seacrest has had their say about whether this is a […]

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Our Fonkoze Video: a DoGooder Award Finalist!

Our Fonkoze Video: a DoGooder Award Finalist!

Our first reaction to the news that our video for Fonkoze is a finalist in the 2012 DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards was excitement. These awards are the closest thing our industry gets to the Oscars and it’s certainly nice to feel like your work is being appreciated by your peers. But my second reaction upon […]

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The Spotlight of Journalism and Compassion

Nicholas Kristof has long been a hero of ours, not only because of his commitment to important social issues, but also because of his relentless pursuit of storytelling as a concrete method for creating change. In this awesome episode of Pubic Radio’s On Being, Kristof talks honestly about his journalistic motivation and technique. One of […]

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