Filtering through the noise

I finished my story and chose not to publish it here since it will be printed in Janet’s book. Storify is an incredible tool. It is absolutely amazing what I managed to find using Storify. I found tweets from citizen journalists, activists and others on the ground in Cairo during the protest.

All of these people were using Twitter to spread and receive information. They were tweeting directions to protests, pictures of what was happening on the ground, maps and pointing to others in different locations on the ground. I watched them strategize and assemble in real time. With Storify I was able to filter through all the noise and find them all. I’ll say it again, amazing.

Here’s one of the more memorable tweets that I came across:

Presenting: “In The Moment”

I wanted to share a documentary my classmates, Shuyi Wang and Tamara Starr, and I made for our documentary filmmaking class at Emerson College. It’s called “In the Moment” and runs a little over 12 minutes long. It is about a young fashion design student named Marie. She is our protagonist and spends most of her days sewing at the School of Fashion Design on Newbury Street. Her story of self-discovery will surprise and delight you.

The cinematography and editing must be credited to Shuyi, a young independent filmmaker who is more amazing than she realizes. Tamara also was a great asset. She is enthusiastic and has many fresh ideas.

Anyway, check out the doc below.