Focus Session: Harnessing the Power of Visual Media

 Harnessing the Power of Visual Media

Presenters
Ben Carey, Morse Alpha Studios
Teresa Carey, Morse Alpha Studios

Harnessing the Power of Visual Media Presentation (PDF)

Description
Now, more than ever, it is critical for organizations to have a video and multimedia strategy to communicate their message, become an authority in their field, and attract donors or clients. Organizations that do not, will quickly fall behind. This seminar is designed to explore the benefits of a multimedia strategy, how to launch one, important considerations, and answer the question, “Is it really worth it?”

 Speaker Biographies

Ben Carey
Ben Carey

Ben Carey began his sailing career as a student with Sea Education Association. From that, he went on to sail many schooners and tall ships from deckhand to mate and captain. When he purchased and moved aboard his own vessel, he focused on mastering web design – a job he could do while traveling on a sailboat. Once he got a taste of digital creativity, he didn’t go back. Now he has added filmmaking, writing, social media, and motion graphics to his list of skills. He is the co-founder of Morse Alpha Studios, a production company which specializes in creating films and web media (websites, web films, social media, articles). He recently finished a film called One Simple Question, which was nominated as a finalist for the BLUE Ocean Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker category. It will be released March 2015. His next big project is a documentary mini-series titled Ocean Courier

Teresa Carey
Teresa Carey

Teresa Carey is a writer, inspirational speaker, filmmaker, educator, and US Coast Guard licensed captain. Teresa is the co-founder of Morse Alpha Studios, a production company which specializes in creating films and web media (websites, web films, social media, articles). She is currently launching a social media campaign for Conservation Media Group, a new non-profit environmental film organization. As a person passionate about the ocean and the arts, Teresa recently combined the two in a film titled One Simple Question, which was nominated as a finalist for the BLUE Ocean Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker category. She is currently working on a documentary mini-series titled Ocean CourierTeresa is also an educator and has worked for programs such as Outward Bound, she has also been an Oceanography and Performing Arts educator in a more traditional academic school. She has worked aboard a variety of sailboats from dinghies to schooners since the age of 18 as an educator, delivery crew, and charter-boat captain.

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