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November 10, 2009

New media at work

Oteng Foster, who works for Newmont Mining in Akyem, Ghana, captures field footage that will be used for a variety of information purposes.

Oteng Foster, who works for Newmont Mining at Akyem, Ghana, captures field footage that will be used for a variety of information purposes.

When one conjures the many communication tools today at their disposal, it is not a far leap to imagine what new media is, how it works, and its path of distribution. This is especially so when considering the many new kinds of media players commonly available, from touch screen iPhones to e-readers bringing up-to-date news from all parts of the world, to miniature MP4 players featuring wide screen high definition platforms.

New media then, represents the way an individual designs and constructs the information they wish to send to others whether the audience be intimate or vast. Here are two examples of new media products we have developed, some for training purposes, others for branding purposes.

Understanding malaria

Interactive graphics

Regardless of how challenging or unusual any new media presentation is, the overall quality of the work being shown has to be high. People will forgive certain errors in speech, writing, music, photography, or any other media, but not shoddy or ill-conceived work. Nobody has the time to waste.

October 26, 2009

Glenn Meyers multimedia samples

Alberta Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

A better kind of office: Alberta Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Welcome to this introductory post concerning my video and multimedia work. My role in the development of these products has either been producer, writer, or both. The links and photos I provide for these works reveal a range of styles, formats, and executions. More important, they show some of the remarkable individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting, and places I have seen. I shall begin with a six-minute demo for my previous company, The 21st Communications Company.

Muhammad Bin Abubakar oversees the nursery for Newmont in Brong Ahafo

Muhammad Bin Abubakar oversees the nursery for Newmont in Brong Ahafo

International documentary work is represented in Agents of Change, produced in November 2008 for Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation.

The trail of trash includes many kinds of junk.

The trail of trash includes many kinds of junk.

After founding Green Streets, I have produced a number of short news clips pertaining to sustainability. This includes a closeup look at the world of trash, art pieces and couture hewn from the trashcan, and the composting of food waste  where worms have the role of heroes.

Members of a Ghanaian village prepare jute mats for use in erosion control.

Members of a Ghanaian village prepare jute mats for use in erosion control.

There are also green works I have been fortunate enough to discover, such as the economically inspirational  jute mat project, Muhammad Bin Abubakar has launched with Newmont in Ghana.

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Then there are various corporate works, such as the Piceance Basin Pipeline Project from EnCana Oil & Gas, or a mine safety orientation for Newmont Mining in Utah, and online multimedia training program for understanding malaria.

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