Monday, April 25, 2011

A great time to start a business in Amrica

I think this commercial is wonderful for a lot of reasons. Certainly a lot of content is revealed in only 30 seconds and the little actress is terrific, but the message is really clear also. This is a great time to start a business. Yes, the economy is down, but that is the time for the entrepreneur to take advantage of the low costs of starting your own business. You can use social medis, constant online contact, gps and cell phone technology. You can use a cell phone to accept charge cards anywhere you can get a signal - I saw this in action just this past weekend at the Rock-a-billy festival.

You can prepare a business plan and get the proper government forms online. You can interact and get "Face-time" with people from around the world for free with Skype.

You can do things - today - that were not even dreamed of just a few yars ago. This commercial celebrates all that... in only 30 seconds.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Digital Rebels: The New Generation of Filmmakers & Storytellers

If your degree involved anything digital, and you missed NAB this year, you made a bad decision!

I went to the free workshop in Digital Rebels sponsored by Adobe and it was great! There’s a new breed of filmmakers who are changing the rules for film production and distribution. Defying the big, bloated movie budgets of the past, today’s digital rebels are making their films fast and with surprisingly low budgets. But make no mistake; the caliber and quality of these films is right up there with the best of the best. In this session, you’ll meet a few trailblazers from this new generation of filmmakers and hear first-hand how some of the film making upstarts are shaking things up. I spoke briefly with Gareth Edwards (shown on site with Monsters) after the workshop and asked him to (someday) visit the school. "Its frightening how easy it is to make a film. I am worried the competition will find out." Gareth Edwards, director of the upcoming Warner Brothers Godzilla

John Loiacono, Adobe Systems Incorporated <----------- Moderated and kept things moving

Gareth Edwards, "Monsters,"(***1/2 from Roger Ebert on an $800K budget) "Godzilla"(from Warner Brothers)

Tyler Nelson, The Social Network (Assistant Editor to the Academy Award winning editors of the Social Network and now a member of "The Fincher Family" of filmmakers)

Jacob Rosenberg, Bandito Brothers (Making his feature debut after 10 years of shorts and music videos)

DFVP420 Professional Practice Spring 2011

Gonzaga, Randie
Hamilton, Barry

BUS121 Fundamentals of Marketing Spring 2011

Acosta, Vanessa
Alvarez, Luigi
Amaro, Jessy
Blackmon-Carmain, Keri
Braxton Jr., Grover
Carter, Sean
Chirino, Stefany
Clark, James
Craig Nelson, Brandy
Garcia, Norell
Gonzalez, Christian
Hernandez, Dewayne
Jeria, Steven
Lefkowitz, Alyson
Liebeskind, Ambrose
Marentes, Gustavo
Millar, Garrett
Pacelli, Angela
Premo, Angela
Reinhardt, Lauren
Ritsch, Deziret
Schultz, Michael
Schwartz, Robert
Silva, Luis
Skodak, Danielle
Tabor, Andrew
Velez, Noe

BUS321 Principles of Marketing Research Spring 2011

Brietzke, Hannah
Cunningham, Lana
Manning, Elizabeth
McGarvey, Coral
Moore, Roland
Tomlin, Ashley
Wacaser, Cristin