Schools and Institutions:
With the advent of new technology, demands have been placed on today’s educators to be savvy with new media and trends. We assist educators by providing teachers the training and tools needed to craft digital stories in the 21st Century.
We have supported universities world-wide since1992. Instructors have received software and labs have been outfitted. Through this established network, we have comprised an immense database of faculty and administrators who teach writing for film, TV and theater across the globe.
We began marketing to this sector in 2004 when the demand for 21st Century skills became an integral part of classroom learning. Teachers were looking for ways to reach today’s students that would engage and interest them, and funding was provided on many levels to bring school lab equipment up to the present. Filmmaking has become a common elective in high schools around the world and most elementary and middle school students are using new media everyday.
Non-Profits / Government Agencies:
We support museums and other institutions with a content focus on film and television. Additionally, we support outreach programs that work toward improving literacy among youth via digital storytelling.
In 2008, we were approved as a Central Contractor for the U.S. Government. Our outreach efforts support schools operated under the Department of Defense and the State Department of Overseas Schools.
Some schools and agencies that have received our support include:
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Faith in Dreams, Jacob Burns Film Center, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, NYFA Film School, NYU-Tisch: Maurice Kanbar institute of Film & Television, UNICEF India, Xavier University of Louisiana, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, University of South Carolina, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Vancouver Film School, and Viewpoint School.
We have created the Global Voices initiative to connect with organizations and projects working to better their communities. By empowering and challenging individuals to advance their abilities and skills they are rewarded with confidence and an improved quality of life. Through digital storytelling, literacy can be improved, emotions can be healed, borders can be crossed, and acceptance can be achieved. We work with educators and leaders of community organizations, whose sole purpose is to use digital storytelling to improve literacy among English language learners, strengthen emotional intelligence, and build tolerance.
Global Voices: Crossing Boundaries one Story at a Time
The ability to engage your audience, hold their attention and create interest to improve learning is tough. Digital storytelling provides a way in which educators can motivate students to learn necessary writing skills in an exciting way. By using this medium, students are engaged to create stories like those familiar to them on TV, the Internet and in theaters. We work with literacy groups and organizations by providing support and the tools they need.
Sharing stories accompanied by images is a great way to educate the world about diversity. Many organizations use digital storytelling as a means to communicate difference and tolerance. We support organizations that strive to make the world a better place through understanding and tolerance.
Today’s technology provides an amazing platform for all members of the community to share their stories and deepen their craft of storytelling. We support initiatives that teach individuals with special needs the filmmaking process from script to screen. Digital storytelling has become an amazing outlet and medium for students of special needs, many of whom have embraced the art of filmmaking and excel at the process.
Some community organizations that have received our support include:
Explorati Teen Writers Boot Camp, Inclusion Films, Inner City Film Project, Kids in the Spotlight, Inc., NATPE Diversity Fellowship, Neighborhood Youth Association, Regenerate, and The Youngstorytellers Foundation.