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Global Lives Goes to Catapult Labs!

So what do you get when you mix Global Lives staff with a room full of CCA industrial designers and non-design professionals? You get a free form, innovative, sky’s-the-limit conceptual crash course on multisensory video installation exhibit design. Catapult Labs recently hosted a weekend workshop for students and professionals on using design tools for social […]

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China Shoot in Production!

Written by Crew Producer Ruhi Moran (Photo by Zhou Ziqi) At the end of our last production meeting before the 24 shoot — where we had studied footage and images from the location scout — members of the crew quickly gathered for a photo.  Some where responsible for the success of the life interview, others are […]

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BAYMN FEST 2013

When was the last time you were inspired by a 12-year old? I was blown away recently by a 12-year old filmmaker who made a short film on the transformation of hip-hop shown at BAYMN FEST. This young girl proved herself a natural cultural critic, commenting on the degradation of women and promotion of drugs and violence in […]

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Global Lives is Moving!

After almost 3 years of support and love from our co-working space at pariSoma Innovation Loft, Global Lives is now moving to our very own office at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center. Although we are going to deeply miss the pariSoma community, we are excited to be working in a space with like-minded film […]

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How Ten Shoots Can Describe the World

Have you ever wondered how the Global Lives Project selects the people it follows? Participants are not just randomly selected. People who choose to share their life with the project are often previously known, or somehow connected to the producers and crews who follow them. But with each curated set of shoots we also try […]

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How to Make a Global Lives Shoot: India

In 2009, Ruhie Kumar co-produced (and was a videographer for!) a Global Lives shoot that took place in India. She spoke with me about navigating the complications that came with following Muttu Kumar, an 18 year old enterprising postcard seller and incidental tourist guide, through his historic village! Produce your own Global Lives shoot—applications due March […]

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How to Make a Global Lives Shoot: Kazakhstan

Simone Goldsmith produced the tenth and final shoot in the first series of Global Lives curated shoots. Here she talks about the struggle to find a participant to follow and produce a beautiful 24 project even with limited experience. Produce your own Global Lives shoot—applications due March 17! Back in 2009, I was studying communications […]

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Call for entries is now open for BAYMN FEST: Deadline April 1, 2013

BAYMN FEST is a free two-day interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12–24 hosted at the San Francisco Public Library. Presented by BAYMN (The Bay Area Youth Media Network) and sponsored by Adobe Youth Voices and the AT&T Foundation, this event will be a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate […]

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Global Lives Project has a new look!

A beta version of the new Global Lives Project website is up! We’ve dramatically improved navigation, added resources for producers and educators, and made it easier to search for clips from our film series. Our new web presence is possible thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and design firm Method. Allowing visitors to […]

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