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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...
In an article by Matt Goodlett of Omaha, Nebraska's The Reader , the question is raised of "What is Uranium Mining in Nebraska Doing to Pine Ridge's Drinking Water?" Elisha Yellow Thunder and her daughter Laila Pettigrew have a very personal reason...
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Okay, in my last blog post I said "Build for mobile first" when redesigning your site; however, some people can't wait for their next redesign and for that I have a solution that I came across at the Google for Non-Profits Pre-Conference at the Non-...
Recently, I was asked to help plan the cultural event for the National Congress of American Indians’ (NCAI) Annual Mid-Year Conference and Marketplace, June 17-20 in Lincoln, Neb.—Vision Maker Media’s hometown. It’s been a very exciting experience...
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The fourth biennial VisionMaker Film Festival was held September 30 through October 6, 2011, with screenings at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, Sheldon Art Museum, NET Television, Film Streams (Omaha, Neb.)...
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In March, I was on a panel at SXSW called "Popping Your Bubble: Stories of the Digital Divide ." Working with technology and culture in Indian Country, I have seen how the lack of Internet access can be a roadblock for people to share or even get...
With support from an Vision Maker Media producer fund, Prairie Dust Films was able to bring Producer Debra White Plume to Chicago to participate in a series of events "From Pine Ridge to Chicago". The goal of the event was to connect those involved...
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I will be going to SXSW Interactive this year to moderate the panel "Popping Your Bubble: Stories of the Digital Divide". While I am there I will also be live tweeting information I learn at the pre-conference meeting of public media geeks (a.k.a...

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