In January 2011, I interviewed Dr. Paul Epstein, co-founder of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, for a video. Paul had a talent not only for research, but for communicating it with lucidity and compassion. His "foggy voice" (as his good friend, author Ross Gelbpsan describes it) drew you in and made you listen. As is so often the case, we used only a small fraction of his wonderful interview for the program we were producing. A few months later, Paul died of lymphoma.
In collaboration with director, editor Ian Brownell, and Mary Dewart, producer of the original video for Climate Change Action Brookline, I am publishing 11 videos cut from the original footage, with the hope of keeping Paul's vision alive at a time when his message is more urgent than ever.
Life in Death Valley
Headed for Death Valley?
Stock up on beer! A six-pack of Sam sets you back about $14.00 once you're inside the park... in this blog, check out some natural history, a haunted hotel, a look at the Ranch at Furnace Creek and a very useful shopping list.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
It's Up to You to Stop the Flu
It's up to you to stop the flu, Retro ad campaign wins CINE Golden Eagle. I developed the retro concept, wrote copy and all collateral for this public health campaign.
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil Exhibit and website explore the importance of the earth's soil and its affect on climate. Developed and scripted numerous programs including Chef's Challenge, an animated/live action short that pits two soil chefs against each other. Boston Productions, MFM Design
Developed content and scripts for website about the relationship between the Civil Rights Act and the space race. Kids explore Cape Cosmos to learn about women and African Americans who broke social barriers and made achievements in science and technology.
Scripted song lyrics and wrote all collateral material for ad campaign that teaches subtle signs of stroke. Distributed internationally. Geovision
The Connecticut Science Center, Harford, CT Writer for Media Scripted more than thirty interactive exhibits about weather patterns, global warming, mountain-building, and preventative health. Boston Productions, Thinc Design
We Treasure Elephants, The Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA Writer for Media and Interpretive Text Developed content for exhibit story. Worked with museum designer to conceive and develop 3-D elements and panels that communicate changes in elephant populations. Scripted a conservation game based on research done by the Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project. Boston Productions, Trace Design Group
Gray Fossil Museum, Johnson City, TN Writer Wrote scripts and created storyboards and flow charts for games for museum overlooking Miocene fossil pit. Visitors assemble virtual fossils or determine whether the animal was a carnivore, an herbivore or a reptile by looking at a single tooth. Boston Productions, Gallagher & Associates
Build-A-Business, Newark Children's Museum, Newark, NJ Content Developer, Instructional Designer, Writer Created learning objectives, interactive design, content, and script for video game in which visitors operate a bakery and learn fundamentals of running a business. Game pay-off highlights social benefits of entrepreneurship such as providing employment and contributing to a vibrant community. Boston Productions
The Discoveries Project, D. C. Heath, Lexington, MA Head Writer
Led a team of writers, graphic designers, video producer, programmers, and composer. Immersive multimedia programs appealed to multiple learning styles. Students explored virtual worlds that offered realistic settings, video, animation and interactive games. Natural history programs featured an in depth look at the Sonoran Desert and The Everglades.
Children's Television Workshop/Sesame Street
Lyricist, Scriptwriter Wrote classic song lyrics including The Toothpaste Song and The Library Song. Scripted several short films. Geovision
BA English Literature, University of Notre Dame
MS Communications, Boston University
Associations and Memberships
National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)