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SMC Seattle June Event: Storytelling
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
SMC Seattle June Event: Storytelling in the Age of Online Video
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must range into the millions. Videos break the barrier between telling and show us things, ideas, and images that transform an experience – they bring us in. Through video, our panel of experts has reached hundreds of thousands, entertaining and educating along the way. Join us for a look at how video emerged as the latest medium for the age-old tradition of storytelling.
Join Social Media Club Seattle (SMC Seattle) at Seattle City Hall on Tuesday, June 28 for a panel featuring Jason Reid of Sonicsgate fame, CommonCraft founder Lee LeFever, and Ben Crawford of Epipheo Studios. SMC President-elect Shauna Causey will moderate the panel of experts which will touch on storytelling in the video age, creating great content and using social media to spread their messages and engage viewers.
Date – Tuesday, June 28
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location – Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Tickets - $15 (includes two drink tickets and appetizers)
Parking – Street parking available as well as paid lots nearby
About the Panelists
Jason Reid (Sonicsgate) - Jason has worked in film and video production in Seattle, where he was born and raised, for the last 7 years. He attended the University of Washington and graduated with distinction in 2000 with a double major in Cinema Studies and Comparative Literature. He now owns his own production company, 2R Productions, and works with companies such as Microsoft, Costco, and Nordstrom regularly. In regards to creative projects, over the last 5 years he has amassed a large body of work consisting of a feature film, short narrative films, documentaries, and music videos, which he has produced, directed, and/or edited. Reid also received a regional EMMY for his film “Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai.”
Adam Brown (Sonicsgate) - Adam is a dedicated film producer with a diverse background in content creation, media campaigns, digital marketing and event management. He graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Communication and Journalism, writing articles for magazines such as Klipsun, What's Up! and The Planet while playing guitar in local rock, funk and hip-hop bands. After moving back to the Seattle area and gaining experience in marketing positions with IntelliTax Software, Loud Technologies and Microsoft, he became Media Director for the nonprofit group Save Our Sonics in 2007. In 2009, he produced, co-wrote and co-edited the Webby Award-winning feature documentary film Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team (2009), going on to start up his professional media company Press and Promotion later that year. In addition to creating media content for corporate clients, Adam is currently producing several independent film projects and leading the promotional campaigns for recent films such as Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle (2009) and the Emmy® Award-winning Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai (2010).
Sonicsgate on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sonicsgate
Lee LeFever - Lee LeFever is the founder and principal of Common Craft, producers of the popular series of paper-and-whiteboard video explanations. Since 2007 Common Craft's videos have been viewed over 35 million times online and the company has worked on custom video projects with LEGO, Visa, Intel, Ford and Google among others. Common Craft's current focus is making videos that help educators shine. Lee and his wife Sachi are Common Craft's only employees and work from their home studio in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood.
Commoncraft online: http://www.commoncraft.com
Lee on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/leelefever
Common Craft on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/commoncraft
Common Craft on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/commoncraft
Ben Crawford - Ben Crawford is one of the co-founders of Epipheo Studios which is one of the most popular and successful producers of explanatory videos. They call their videos "epipheos" which is a combination of the words epiphany and video. Since they released their super popular epipheo "What is Google Wave" they have been able to sign some of the top web companies in the world as their clients, including, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, NBC, etc. and of course Google on several occasions.
Epipheo online: http://www.epipheostudios.com
Epipheo on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/epipheo
About Our Sponsors
Seattle City Council
The Seattle City Council is committed to ensuring that Seattle is safe, livable and sustainable. These nine Councilmembers are elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan elections and represent the entire City, elected by all Seattle voters. The Council approves the City’s budget, develops laws and policies that promote the health and safety of Seattle’s residents and oversees the City’s police, fire, parks, libraries, and electric, water, solid waste, and drainage utilities.
The public is encouraged to join Councilmembers at all full Council and committee meetings and comment on current legislation by signing up before the start of each meeting. Visit the Council’s website for meeting calendars, agendas and video footage.
Seattle City Council online: http://www.seattle.gov.council
Seattle City Council on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SeattleCouncil
Seattle City Council on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SeattleCouncil
United Way of King Country
United Way of King County brings caring people together to give, volunteer and take action to help people in need and solve our community's toughest challenges. Together, we can do more to meet basic needs, end homelessness and ensure every child in King County has an equal chance to succeed.
United Way of King County online: http://www.uwkc.org/
United Way of King County Twitter: http://twitter.com/UnitedWayKC
United Way of King County on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Way-of-King-County/151932322263
About SMC Seattle:
SMC Seattle fosters an online community where diverse groups of people who care about social media can come together to discover, connect, share, and learn. To learn more, visit http://smcseattle.com/, follow SMC Seattle on Twitter: http://twitter.com/smcseattle or become a Fan of Social Media Club on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SMCSeattle
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