Posts Tagged as ‘video’

DESERTED: The Human Rights Crisis On Our Soil

When I traveled to Arizona with Ishita to create Checkpoint Nation, I wrote: It was the first time I had experienced the overwhelming size of the desert sky. The sunset was magnificent, and the endless stretch of cacti and desert rocks were lit up with the last pink moments of twilight. But the sunset’s beauty [...]

December 15, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Test out new video for change toolkit and get a free FLIP

Great resource from our friends at WITNESS! If you’re interested in using video to make a difference, while saving time, money and resources  — because who doesn’t — check out WITNESS’ new Video Advocacy Planning Toolkit. It’s free! What you get: Step by step training videos (cool interface with a dapper fella), and how-to’s to [...]

November 10, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Watch our new video, “Checkpoint Nation? Building Community Across Borders”

Originally posted on our Restore Fairness site Early one morning, Maria—then nine months pregnant—and her family were stopped by the police for no discernible reason. A special breakfast outing became a nightmare—and at one of the most intimate moments of her life, Maria found a team of immigration agents—not her husband—by her side. Maria’s chilling story, which Breakthrough [...]

September 8, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: The winner of the I AM THIS LAND contest is…

(DRUMROLL PLEASE…) The judges have spoken! We’re pleased to announce that the winner for the I AM THIS LAND contest on diversity is Role Call! Role Call was created by a team of students and alumni from Flushing International High School (FIHS) in Queens, New York under the supervision of FIHS Media Arts Teacher, Dillon [...]

March 1, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

guide to: 10 things nonprofits should know for the DoGooder Awards

We love contests! On the heels of of our very own I AM THIS LAND contest on diversity (bear with us, winners will be announced soon!!!)  See3 and YouTube are back for the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards! We’re very excited for this, because Breakthrough picked up the honor back in 2009 for our film, “Death [...]

February 9, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Comments on I AM THIS LAND give great insight and hope for our future

Thank you for all your amazing submissions to the I AM THIS LAND contest. The contest is now officially closed for entries but stay tuned as winners will be announced on Feb 1! While the videos themselves were overwhelming and impressive, we were also amazed at all the viewers who posted engaging and insightful comments. [...]

January 24, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: I AM THIS LAND submissions show creativity, talent and sensitivity

As we approach the last day to submit on videos (midnight EST, tomorrow Jan 21st!) for I AM THIS LAND, our contest on diversity, we are overwhelmed with the creativity and thought behind the submissions. From a young girl challenging our tendency to categorize people, to an Indian-American man trying to come out to his [...]

January 20, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

gadget for good: Cool tool lets you subtitle any video online

Original post from Bryan at The WITNESS Blog Last week, our friends at the Participatory Culture Foundation put out a beta release of Universal Subtitles, an online tool that allows people to add subtitles to any video on the web. Although it’s still in beta, Universal Subtitles looks really promising as it’s designed to work [...]

September 1, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: WATCH – Education in America: How do we fix the system?

Original Post at Causecast by ERICA LIEPMANN, Causecast Associate Editor In a recent video, the folks at GOOD have given Americans an overview of the alarming state of our country’s education system. Just 40 years ago, America boasted the highest high school graduation rate in the world. Now, the country has fallen behind — with [...]

August 11, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: 360 degrees of Haiti

CNN released several interactive videos on the ground of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The videos show a 360-degree view of earthquake-affected city allowing watchers to control the view, zoom in or zoom out. This is probably the closest anyone can come to seeing the city without actually being there. They were taken by Immersive Media, with the same [...]

January 28, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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