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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Wanted - Student Video Project Lead

Video production project
The Bladensburg History Project is seeking a student with social media platform design, production, implementation and operation skills to assist in the creation of three short videos and accompanying podcasts. The content will focus beyond the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. Proposed 3-5 minute videos topics include a tour of the historic site within the City of Bladensburg; interviews with project researcher partners and town officials; and an introduction to Bostwick House (or another specific historic structure form the period of interest).

The Bladensburg History Project:
Bladensburg was more than a battlefield in the War of 1812. From its beginnings as a colonial seaport to the present vibrant metropolitan Washington, D.C. community, Bladensburg has been and continues to be a place that matters.
The Bladensburg History Project seeks to recover the town's hidden and often forgotten past by sharing stories about the its people, places and events that shaped the town, the state and the nation. From the letters of George Washington, a frequent visitor, to the oral histories of enslaved Americans, the story of Bladensburg provides a context for exploring many themes in America and the world.

Start Date: immediately End Date: August 31, 2013

Eligibility: Open to High School seniors, Undergraduates or Graduates

Field Production
In cooperation with other staff, partners and volunteers, coordinates pre-production and production planning activities including content research, layout design and story boarding; conducts field-based video production which involves interacting with subject matter experts, historic site managers, public officials, and the general public,  and operating all portable video and audio equipment; transports and sets up lighting and audio equipment as required; provides limited troubleshooting and maintenance of field production equipment.
Plans and performs video post-production tasks which includes reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, tape logging, rough cuts, audio adjustment, familiarity with color correction and final editing software; utilizes computer graphics and special effects for video post-production in accordance with the overall production concepts; compresses video projects for output; makes video products available in a variety of formats; coordinates internal and external duplication services as required. Experience with social media page set up; design skills with info graphics a plus.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education, training or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described. A typical qualifying background would include advanced college level coursework in video production and/or completion of a certificate program in television production from an accredited technical institute.
Progressively responsible experience in video editing/producing environment demonstrating competence in all areas of video production. Portfolio of recent video, social media design and implementation projects.
Knowledge of:
video production procedures, practices, techniques, and terminology; principles of digital video capture; production equipment operation including video cameras and recorders, audio recording equipment, file compression, video switching, character generation, graphics manipulation, lighting, and post-production equipment; video editing software; proper handling and troubleshooting of broadcast quality video production and post-production equipment.
Skill and Ability to:
Operate f analog and digital video cameras and video editing equipment; creatively plan and translate abstract concepts into effective visual form; work with other technical and non-technical staff to organize and implement videotaping of instructional or other educational related projects; work with clients and talent to be comfortable in front of the camera; adapt video products to fit needs of clients and target audience; optimize workflow techniques to manage complex video projects effectively and efficiently; troubleshoot video product complications; communicate effectively with individuals and groups; write clearly, concisely and effectively; meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities; research and remain current on the developments and applications of state of the art video production technology.
Other Requirements:
Possession of a valid Maryland driver’s license and/or able to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments; willingness to travel in Prince George's County, Maryland.

               This is a contract position with payment based upon schedule of deliverables.Please put                         "Video Project War of  1812" in subject line.

                John Peter Thompson, Project Manager at ipetrus 'at' for details and information

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