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The Digital Naturalist is an inspired forum for video, film, and multimedia with a cause. It brings together an elite panel of experts to analyze what makes digital storytelling successful, establish helpful guidelines for advocacy groups, and shine a light on the most effective and inspiring work being produced today. Through analysis, forums, interviews, and personal accounts, we hope to help nonprofit organizations and the creatives working with them better communicate the most pressing, complex issues of our time.

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Entries in 3 stumbles (62)

Friday
Mar302012

3 Stumbles

Rick Gershon and Tim McLaughlin/MediaStorm

1. MediaStorm's latest advocacy film, commissioned by the American Institutes for Research.
2. A complete guide to Google+. Why some are calling it "as special as the Macintosh." TDN is in the process of making a Google+ page. More info coming soon!
3. "Fuck the Fear: Be Awesome." A list of books and resources on creativity, storytelling, and stealing.

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Friday
Mar022012

3 Stumbles

Josh Hayward/Shining Hope for Communities

1. Beautifully filmed advocacy video, but did the narrative compel you to learn more about the organization? Personally, I would have appreciated subtitles...
2. Three psychological triggers that can move your audience from indifference to desire.
3. New legislation would make filming farm animals a crime. Really, Utah? Really??

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Friday
Feb242012

3 Stumbles

Sir Richard's Condoms

1. An advocacy video for condoms.
2. Incredible, visceral multimedia experience. by LUCEO
3. "If A Tree Falls", up for an Academy Award, streaming online at POV.

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Friday
Feb172012

3 Stumbles

High Ground

1. High Ground: A powerful new film about soldiers getting back on their feet
2. The Love Competition: A charming little doc about loving to the max
3. Everything is a Remix, Part 4: On the origins of creativity

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Friday
Feb032012

3 Stumbles

Lost & Found Films

1. A beautifully filmed tribute to an old New York City diner-- but it would have been way more powerful at half the run time. Agree? Disagree?
2. An advocacy video... for a new sport? The video might not blow your mind, but these athletes will.
3. Sloth Burlesque: A bold new approach to wildlife conservation.

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