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Growing Native

       

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It's not easy to convince people at the Winnebago Tribe Powwow to talk about politics and the upcoming election. It's not only talking over the steady, infectious rhythm of the drum groups performing in the dance circle. There's often a sense that...
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The more and more I use Vimeo the more I can see how it really caters to film producers. Here's just a few. If you have any that you think I've missed, let me know. Gives you various options to share your work such as: A portfolio for displaying...
Vision Maker Media recently traveled to the Northwest to film the 24th Annual Canoe Journey. We started at 6 a.m. documenting the launch from Tulalip. This amazing event will be part of the Growing Native series Vision Maker Media is producing for...
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Recently, I was honored to participate in Native Public Media's Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course . Literally, at the same time I was in Santa Fe for the Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course, I was working to order the equipment for...
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If you are new to Pinterest, and who isn't, here's a few things we've learned since launching http://pinterest.com/visionmakrmedia Create boards that are personal and relevant to your audiences Make sure your boards look full by having at least four...
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I was honored to sit on the panel, “Building Community Awareness through Long Form Documentaries” at the AFI SilverDocs Festival this year. Moderated by Doug McKenney, Executive Producer of CPB’s Public Awareness Initiative, the panel also included...
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We have just started to using tumblr , but have already found some items that others should keep in mind. Beyond the normal social media best practices of keeping it short and using video and engaging images when available, we've found a few areas...
The study reports results of American Indian and Alaska Native students grades 4 and 8 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), as well as the results of a special survey of American Indian and Alaska Native students, their...
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I watched a filmed called Sip'ohi- El Lugar Del Mansdure directed by Sebastian Lingiardi. It was a film about the Wichi Tribe in Argentina. The opening of the film we see a close up of someone trying to create a fire. It goes into this great...
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When we watch films, we want to be taken to another place, another time, we want to live vicariously through someone else's experience. We want to feel the catharsis that allows us to briefly disseminate our feelings out of our bodies. This can be...
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This past year has been very enlightening for me as a person, educator and student. A year ago I was accepted into a doctoral program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I thought that my destiny had already started with a terminal degree in...
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Recently, I've been using Google+ a lot, not as a social network, but as a way to communicate. I've also been talking with producer about ways they can use it in their productions in order to reduce costs and increase their efficency. Here's a few...
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One of the most helpful stats for a project or a non-profit is the "People Are Taling About You." It is total number of important interactions with your page on Facebook, including Page Likes, Shares, Mentions, etc. What's even better is that the...
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The following is a list of 22 tips for tweeting compiled by our Interactive Media Specialist, Eric Martin.
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In an earlier blog post I shared examples of resposive design found at the site Media Queries and encouraged people to incorporate responsive design in their site's redesign, but I found that people were asking, "That's great but how do I make my...

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