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We are honored that SXSW picked our panel "Training the Next 7 Generations of Storytellers." Keep coming back here for updates on the event and other news about training young Native filmmakers. Here's a list of some of the programs we are aware of and will be talking about during the panel.

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This week I am presenting at an Vision Maker Media Producer's Workshop "Using New Media: Employing New Technology". I've posted my presentation here so that it can be downloaded for those at workshop and those who could not make it.

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Here are a few tips for getting more people to watch your videos on YouTube.

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The more and more I use Vimeo the more I can see how it really caters to film producers. Here's just a few. If you have any that you think I've missed, let me know.

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Recently, I was honored to participate in Native Public Media's Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course. Literally, at the same time I was in Santa Fe for the Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course, I was working to order the equipment for training of Ponca youth in Oklahoma and Nebraska, so they could tell stories about the importance of home. NAPT is also proud of the role they played in funding five Native youth to participate in the 7th Annual Superfly Filmmaking Experience.

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If you are new to Pinterest, and who isn't, here's a few things we've learned since launching http://pinterest.com/visionmakrmedia

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We have just started to using tumblr, but have already found some items that others should keep in mind. Beyond the normal social media best practices of keeping it short and using video and engaging images when available, we've found a few areas to keep in mind specifically when talking about tumblr.com.

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Recently, I've been using Google+ a lot, not as a social network, but as a way to communicate. I've also been talking with producer about ways they can use it in their productions in order to reduce costs and increase their efficency. Here's a few ideas:

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One of the most helpful stats for a project or a non-profit is the "People Are Taling About You." It is total number of important interactions with your page on Facebook, including Page Likes, Shares, Mentions, etc. What's even better is that the number is public, so you can compare how you are doing with other similar non-profits or projects.

Here are a few tips on how to get more Likes and Shares

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The following is a list of 22 tips for tweeting compiled by our Interactive Media Specialist, Eric Martin.

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