Story Shorts

As part of the 100th birthday celebration for the American Cancer Society, I produced and directed two 60-second spots highlighting some of the services and achievements the organization has made against cancer. The first spot was filmed on location in Austin, Texas, and East Islip (L
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Short Film on Coffee Roasting at Blackbird

One of my favorite haunts these days is Blackbird Coffee in Milledgeville. When I first tried their coffee, it was a pretty remarkable experience. It tasted fantastic, devoid of the bitter taste noticeable in some of the large chain coffee shops. I wanted to know why the coffee was so
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A Chat with Dr. Diane Meier, MD – Part IV

Quality of life issues are getting such focus in medicine these days that it’s easy to assume things were always this way. They weren’t. Patient-centered care was uncommon in most hospital settings even a decade ago.  In the final part of my interview with Dr. Diane Meier, we talk fur
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A Chat with Dr. Diane Meier, MD – Part III

In the penultimate segment of her interview, Dr. Meier shares two powerful experiences that changed her understanding of medicine and the complex role the physician plays in society. Q. Can you share any more experiences that shaped your development or helped make you so passionate ab
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Micro-Crews, Part III

In this final segment on micro-crewing I want to discuss the pros and cons of working “small” and suggest a few ways to avoid pitfalls with the approach.  You may want to catch part one and part two if you missed those posts. Let’s start with the positives: Life is not always wine and
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A Chat with Dr. Diane Meier, MD – Part II

We continue with the second segment of my interview with Dr. Diane Meier, Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care. If you missed it, you can catch up on part one here. Q. In 2008 you received
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A Chat with Dr. Diane Meier, MD – Part I

I do a number of corporate and non-profit films every year. If I had to pick one thing I enjoy most about those projects, it’s the fact I get to meet some remarkable people in the process. Bright, talented, and passionate, the folks I talk with draw me into their worlds and help me se
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Finding the Story

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One of the best exercises you can do to challenge yourself is to experiment with creative limitations. It seems like one of the most frequent hurdles to overcome these days has to do with inadequate production budgets and the problems they cause. But rather than getting into fiscal ob
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