Bellbirds, butterflies and crocs, oh my! During our six-day filmmaking workshop, our talented expedition members produced short films to help promote community conservation efforts. Check them out! Ester Echaverria: The Butterfly Garden Noé Vargas: The Bellbird Biological Corridor Mercedes Diaz: A Cloud Forest Sketch Christian Mena: The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Victor Manuel: The … Continue reading Monteverde New Media Expedition: Costa Rica
Check out the short films produced by our talented workshop participants, alumni of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program. Crossing the Bridge: A young woman from Kosovo makes her first Serbian friend. Family is Family: Nino Lojpur, from Bosnia & Herzegovina, was preparing for his year in the US when he got a call … Continue reading Balkans Digital Storytelling Workshop: Sarajevo
...but with little opportunity. And while I didn't know what the dream was, now it has become the dream of my life." --Ester Echaverria, 2012 (VIDEO) When Ester Echaverria was growing up in a small fishing village on the Costa de los Pajaros in Costa Rica, money was tight and her family couldn't afford … Continue reading “I have always known I was a woman with dreams…
Sure, we'd all like a top-of-the-line camera, but do we really need one? At The Digital Canopy, we believe you don't need expensive equipment to tell a great story. We say that good photography is: 80% inspiration (with planning) 10% technology 10% luck Looking for the biggest bang for your buck? Check out … Continue reading How important is expensive equipment?
"Couldn’t I have learned how to shoot a camera and use video editing software right here in Baltimore? Yes. Did I really have to travel all the way to Costa Rica to do this? No. But I did—for a variety of reasons both logical and random. And here is what was awesome about it: I … Continue reading Hiking, Traveling and Interviewing in a Language “I did not know”
It's a dream come true -- we're heading back to Oroville! Two years ago we were asked to produce a short documentary about a group of high school students from the ity-bity town of Oroville, WA, located a hundred miles from nowhere (if you don't include the Canadian border five miles up the road). Somehow, … Continue reading Heading back to Oroville!
It started with university students with flipcams in 2010 -- they built the foundation for Monteverde Now. Last July 2012 a team of 14 people from six countries packed with DSLR cameras and pro audio equipment produced six short docs and a couple of animations about life in the Bellbird Biological Corridor. In July 2013 … Continue reading ¡Pura vida! New Media in the Cloud Forest in July!