In addition to being an active social media advocate, I also work in traditional media. I am a producer, writer and editor with extensive experience in non-fiction production. My work has earned three Emmy Awards and recognition at film festivals and competitions worldwide, and I'm a long-time member of the International Documentary Association (and former member of the executive board), and the Producers Guild of America.
From 2006-2010, I served as Director of Production for FreshiFilms LLC, providing guidance and production expertise in the development of commercial, promotional and instructional media for teens, including the DVD series, "Freshi Reel: How to Make Movies," and a selection across the new media spectrum, including webinars, distance learning, podcasts and video-on-demand.
I’ve had extensive experience in youth-interest production. In addition to an Emmy Award for Children / Youth programming, I've earned several screenwriting awards in the genre, including two "Best Feature Screenplay" awards at the International Family Film Festival, and an endorsement from the Coaliton for Quality Children's Media. I’ve taught numerous filmmaking and editing workshops for kids and teens, and continue to provide mentoring to young filmmakers. I've taught at sites as varied as juvenile detention facilities, group homes, and kids at a school in New Delhi, India.
Social media isn't simply a means through which to drive business to traditional media. It also functions as a platform independent of television and motion pictures. It exists today in an early, formative stage - like the heady early days of movies and television. Many successful YouTubers have learned by watching others closely, emulating their favorite videos, and building upon their experience. As a video professional, I'm attracted to Blogging, YouTube and other forms of Social Media because of that very spirit - a spirit of innovation, interaction and creative freedom that is unique to this platform, and developing social media as a form all its own.
The Minute You Pull Out a Camera, You're Intervening
Why the end of the space shuttle is really just the beginning
Today is becoming a golden age for young "content creators" (with film gone, we can hardly call them filmmakers, anymore).
An Uncommon look at growing up in Afghanistan
A Call for Vision
A Little-Known Classic Finally Comes to Blu-ray
The Film That Has (Almost) Everything