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May 2011

The Porter Prize: Encouragement For a Young Writer

Mindful Media Production is excited to announce that our short documentary, “The Porter Prize: Encouragement For a Young Writer,” was accepted into the 2011 Little Rock Film Festival.  The Porter Prize film began as an oral history of past prize recipients. It slowly grew into a documentary that we can all be proud of. Congratulations to Phillip McMath ad the rest of the Porter Prize board of directors: Judge Morris S. Arnold, Jack Butler, Andrea Hollander Budy, Grif Stockley, Jo McDougall, and Hope Coulter.

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Redefining “Broadcast Commercial” productions

Phillip Bloom is a featured Canon 5d videographer. Phillip is a pioneer in using DSLR video to achieve a 35-millimeter look. He also lives in the United Kingdom, so we are not worried about displaying his genius to the central Arkansas market.

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Online interactive marketing meets storytelling excellence

I came across this spot on observation from blogger and freelance creative director Mike Yapp: http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/7768.asp

All good advertising tells a story. Online, the only thing restricting good storytelling is time. So how do you tell a good story in eight seconds?

Bazooka Joe gets by, by telling a story in comic strip form using from one to four frames, with images and copy.

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Ira Glass on storytelling

I’ve admired Ira Glass and his storytelling knack for years. His weekly NPR radio program, This American Life, has won numerous awards as well as our listening loyalty. Below is part one of Ira’s four part series on storytelling for the broadcast medium. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loxJ3FtCJJA

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Interested in the staggering growth of online videos?

If yes, then check out this New York Times article on the meteoric rise of web video:

When motion pictures were invented at the end of the 19th century, most films were shorter than a minute, because of the limitations of technology. A little more than a hundred years later when Web videos were introduced, they were also cut short, but for social as well as technical reasons.

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