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Storymakers Super-Short Videos: Vine, Instagram, and More!

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Meeting Description:
With the advent of new tools and mobile apps like Vine, Instagram, Mixbit, and others, super-short videos are becoming the coolest new way to tell stories in just a few seconds.
Nonprofits, libraries, foundations, and individuals can leverage these tools to get the word out about their work, and help inspire action!
Join us on Wednesday, August 27 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern) to learn how to use these super-short video tools to help your cause!
We'll hear from experts Aaron Bramley, filmmaker and Co-Founder/Interim Executive Director of Lights. Camera. Help., an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits tell their stories through film and video; and Melissa Thompson, activist filmmaker, documentarian, and senior video producer for Greenpeace USA, where they recently ran a global contest to encourage their activist community to submit Vine videos around Earth Day.
This is the second webinar in a series of free webinars and events to help your organization get your story heard! Learn more, watch inspiring digital stories from other organizations, and enter TechSoup's 2014 Storymakers challenge.
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Date: Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Becky Wiegand
 Presenter Information
Aaron Bramley
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Aaron is a communicator and a collaborator with expertise in video, social media, public relations, marketing communications, media relations, crisis communications, nonprofits, fundraising, and learning new things.

For the last 8 years Aaron has worked as the Director of Digital Media for Ridgewood: Ingenious Communication Strategies. He leads the New Media Division. Focusing on nonprofit and public sector organizations, he works with his team to create integrated communications strategies that use the most current communications tools to reach their audience the right way.

He is also Co-founder and Interim Executive Director of Lights. Camera. Help., a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating positive change through film. He's responsible for conceptualizing the organization's mission and working to see it through.

Melissa Thompson
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Melissa found her way to filmmaking through activism and has been flying by the seat of her pants ever since. Her short documentaries include IN THE WEEDS: WAITING FOR A LIVING, about restaurant work, LIKE A SHIP IN THE NIGHT, about reproductive rights, and THE ROAD OF WOMEN about political prisoners. All lighthearted comedies. Her latest productions are 6 seconds or less and co-directed with her 2 year old daughter. She currently cracks bad jokes at Greenpeace, where she works as Senior Video Producer. Her favorite YouTube comment on a video was "I hate Greenpeace but I love this video."

Becky Wiegand
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Becky is the webinar program manager at TechSoup Global, where she hosts webinars, creates interactive media and content, and writes on a variety of technology topics for nonprofits and public libraries.
Prior to joining TechSoup in 2008, Becky spent a decade on staff at three small nonprofit organizations based in Washington, DC and Oakland, CA, where she was frequently the "accidental techie" trying to make technology decisions for her small-yet-mighty organizations.