By Paula Bernstein
A couple of years back, we highlighted a number of documentary filmmakers to follow on Twitter, but given that we are living in what seems to be the heyday of nonfiction filmmaking, we felt it was high time for an updated list. It's an eclectic and impressive group responsible for some of our favorite documentaries, including "The Crash Reel," "The Act of Killing" and the "Paradise Lost" series.
By Liz Belilovskaya
WHEN IT COMES TO EMPOWERING WOMEN, Internet pioneer and flmmaker Tiffany Shlain says that technology will “give them the tools to do whatever they want to do, whatever they dream of doing.” It’s strange that some people are still taken by surprise when girls express interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). But a percentage of our population still believes that applied science and technology should be, and have historically been male-centric felds. When in fact, women pioneered many of the ideas and technologies around which entire industries exist today.
Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.
This fall, get to know some of the country's most interesting women. Join us and become inspired as they talk ambition, life paths and personal style.
As a tribute to the upcoming Character Day(link is external) which promotes the science of character strengths around the world, I’m sharing 10 recent research studies on VIA character strengths(link is external). Since the science of character strengths has exploded in the last decade and a half, we have gained plenty of new knowledge about these core positive qualities in human beings.
On September 18, 2015, the world will join Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain for Character Day- a day of thousands of events around the globe where people will simultaneously premiere short powerful and entertaining films, dive into resources from scientists, educators and media experts, and join an online Google Hangout exploring how to live meaningful, successful and purposeful lives in today’s 24/7 world. This event marks one of the dynamic and intricate ways Tiffany continues to capture and captivate her audience with meaningful observations, guidance, and conversations about how life in the technical world can be alive, innovative, purposeful, and grateful.
By Gabe Friedman
(JTA) — “Our technology has exceeded our humanity,” Albert Einstein is said to have lamented.
But filmmaker Tiffany Shlain — who utilizes an online, collaborative process and distribution method she dubs “cloud filmmaking” — says it’s possible that technology, used correctly, can enhance our humanity.
As a testament to Shlain’s methods, as well as her rise to becoming one of the most influential filmmakers in the American Jewish world, her latest film, “The Making of a Mensch,” will be shown in more than 4,000 Jewish schools, synagogues and other organizations across the country during the High Holidays.
We've come a long way, baby
The Internet has become an infinitely more exciting place since The Webby Awards started back in 1997. It is now a place where short films can be used to spark global conversations.
I don't remember the astronauts landing on the moon, but I'll never forget the moment I first encountered the World Wide Web...