Let’s Make Some Good in 2016

Let’s Make Some Good in 2016

  I’ve been working on an ecourse platform for a while. I love the idea of working with great people, no matter where they live and work — even if it’s not northern Vermont 😉 I designed Fireworks Storytelling and started to build the course. But I ran into some technical difficulties that caused me […]

What A Year!

What A Year!

I would be sugarcoating it if I said that this was a great year, because, let’s be real, there are a lot of big challenges out there to address. What is AWESOME, however, is that there are people like YOU who are making a difference every day (even when it doesn’t feel like it). Driving around […]

On the Road with Food Allergies

As the holidays approach, I created this video to help families new to food allergies navigate the challenges of traveling, so they can have fun and enjoy the ride. On the Road with Food Allergies from gin ferrara on Vimeo.

Making a list and checking it again, and again

Making a list and checking it again, and again

The fall is a time for getting together with your community. Whether it’s a pumpkin chunkin, a film festival, or an open house, you know that taking photographs of the event is a necessity. Not all occasions require a professional photographer (though I think they are the best!), but they all must have a documentation plan, especially if you […]

What’s New? 

Sharing our work and reconnecting For many of us, September is a blur of activity. Making up for a (hopefully) relaxing August, we scurry like ants to make order and build projects. In the midst of it all, it’s easy to forget to share our progress and connect with our people. I know this because […]

Getting Real: telling stories with authenticity

Getting Real: telling stories with authenticity

I speak from a lot of experience: it is terrifically hard to find your voice online. When I was executive director for Wide Angle Youth Media, I spoke about my own experience as little as possible, and did my best to tell the stories of our young people, or just share their stories, in their own […]

4 Creative Titling Ideas to Make Your iPad Videos Awesome

4 Creative Titling Ideas to Make Your iPad Videos Awesome

Let’s be real — as wonderful as iMovie on the iPad can be, sometimes you want a little more oomph in your video. Creative titling can set up your story and connect your ideas with color and font styles that add a level of artistry to your work. For the past year I have been […]

Swipe and shoot: Hollywood makes an iPad, iPhone-only sitcom episode

The Internet is abuzz with the news that the upcoming episode of Modern Family is shot entirely on iPads and iPhones. “Connection Lost” features character Claire Dunphy attempting to reach her oldest daughter, using Facebook, Facetime, and other social media. Technology-created missed connections and misunderstandings are bound to further the plot of this family sitcom. […]

There’s no “I” in technology, either

There’s no “I” in technology, either

The other day, I was listening to an episode of “On Point” that was discussing educational apps and debating whether they helped or hurt kids’ development. One caller, a teacher, shared his sense of being a passive “monitor” while his students explore the Internet.  Another caller shared her concern that lack of empathy will be a growing […]