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If the world is not paying attention to your innovative work, then I can develop videos that will connect you with your desired customers, investors, grant agencies, and the public.

The following sections describe videos produced and edited for researchers, schools, and artists – and how they've benefited each person and organization.

Packages available include:

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Training Videos for Technology Laboratories

Cornell University's National Nanoscale Facility (CNF) is a world renowned nanoscience center that uses many hazardous chemicals, and they needed a new safety training video for researchers working in the lab’s General Chemistry Area. 

The resulting eight-part video shows users how to safely handle hazardous chemicals, and the voice-overs and subtitles help non-native-English speakers understand and retain the information.

Note that following embedded video is only the first in the eight-part General Chemistry Safety Training series hosted on the CNF web site.

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CNF General Chemistry Training - Video #1 of 8

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Work Samples for Journal Submissions

Dr. Sam Tilsen (Cornell University Linguistics Department) needed video work samples as part of a paper he submitted to the Linguistics Vanguard - a new on-line multimedia journal for language science.

Dr. Tilsen's paper describes a hardware/software system where the player controls computer screen objects by moving his lips and tongue. The work sample videos use picture-in-picture techniques to show how the subject's lip/tongue motions affect object motion.

Real-Time EMA Biofeedback Games

 

Real-time biofeedback with electromagnetic articulometry

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Work Samples for Grant Proposals

The following draft work sample was developed for The History Center in Tompkins County and TST-BOCES Enrichment Services, who were collaborating on an innovative art history educational program for secondary students. 

I was given a Powerpoint presentation + a recording of art historian Wylie Schwartz's classroom program. The resulting work sample is guaranteed to wake up a fatigued and overworked review committee.

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TST-BOCES Proposal Work Sample

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Software Training Videos

Every large organization has proprietary software applications, and will spend many hours training and re-training personnel as the software evolves over time.

The following TST-BOCES School Library system training video saves staff hours and travel costs by doing training online, rather than sending trainers to geographically dispersed schools in upstate New York.

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Michele Barr Tutorial on the system

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Program Announcements

This video announces a unique cyberbullying education program initiated by the TST-BOCES School Library System, which makes on-line educational e-books available online to students, parents, and educators.

It features Jane Lehmann O'Brien (School Library System Coordinator) interviewing Amanda Verba (TST-BOCES Coordinator of Youth Development) about bullying and cyberbullying. The video defines cyberbullying; presents instructions on accessing free online e-books; and provides key information on new New York State laws that forbid bullying and cyberbullying in schools.

After starting the video in a desktop browser, you will see light green buttons superimposed on the video screen (mobile browsers will not show the buttons).

When you hover over a button, you will see an arrow appear, and clicking that arrow instantly takes you to one of seven different sections of this fifteen-minute video. If you don't see them in your browser, then go to the direct YouTube version.

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TST-BOCES Announces CyberSmarts E-Books on Cyberbullying

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Public Service Announcements

I produce Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for non-profit organizations through Ithaca's PEGASYS Public Access TV station, where I am a volunteer certified producer.

These samples show both my people and technical skills.

The first video was created for the Friendship Donations Network, an organization that collects food that would otherwise be thrown out by stores & restaurants, and transfers that food to local food pantries.

This video highlights the food insecurity in our community, and respectfully interviews people who receive food through the program. Shot in 2009, it it still linked on the Friendship Donations Network website video page, and is also used to educate students in local schools.

The second video was created for the History Center in Tompkins County to announce a special program on the History of Aviation in Tompkins County. Given only some photographs and an exhibit description, I created an exciting announcement that creatively combines animation, narration, and music.

The third and last sample was a publicity PSA created for the Ithaca NY Chapter of Dining for Women, which was auctioning an art quilt created by the Quilt Divas - an association of fabric artists in the New York State Finger Lakes region. It features a unique interpretation of a classic Talmudic verse.

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"Hunger is a Problem YOU Can Solve" - PSA for Friendship Donations Network

"History of Aviation" - PSA for The History Center

"Quilt Divas Help Save The World" - PSA for Dining for Women

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Documentaries

I love people who make the world a better place, and the following documentaries show volunteers doing wonderful things in music, art, and activism.

The first is a music video of the acoustic duo Shimmer Lake at a benefit concert. This multi-cam shoot highlights the joy & passion & fun that Laura Peters and Amy Davis bring to their art. This video also helped them land their first paid gig - a concert at the Women's Rights National History National Park.

The second is an interview with fabric artist and Quilt Diva Elsie Dentes, who discusses her One Acre Fund quilt panel for a charity auction quilt, organized by the Ithaca, NY chapter of Dining for Women. While the video mainly focuses on her artistic choices, a compelling section records her personal reasons for choosing the One Acre Fund.

The third and last video is an excerpt from a talk by Elizabeth Grantham, who discusses her struggles and triumphs with her mental illness. Liz's open and matter-of-fact attitude is an inspiration to families struggling with mental illness. This excerpt was also part of the final report submitted to the agency that provided the program funding.

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Shimmer Lake in Concert

Elsie Dentes - One Acre Fund quilt panel

Elizabeth Grantham - Mental Illness Doesn't Define Her

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