Hunter Brings Video Production Skills to Mind & Media
December 2001—With the production demands of our television series Parent Sense (which we're co-producing with the Dr. Spock Company), Mind & Media has added another member to our team. We welcome Jason Hunter as Communication Architect. He holds a BA in video production and photojournalism from Virginia Tech and brings additional multimedia expertise in Director and Flash. Jason will be assisting with the show's production, and will use his multimedia talents for projects such as the National Guard's RAISE program and STI's Rapid Decision Trainer.
Mind & Media Creates Interactive Multimedia
November 2001—Mind & Media's multimedia team created an interactive demo CD for Simulation Technologies Incorporated (STI) called the Rapid Decision Trainer (RDT). STI offers realistic simulation, modeling, and training products and services to the government and private sectors. The Rapid Decision Trainer contains briefings and first-person perspective scenarios that teach users to make quick decisions in emergency or military situations. The scenarios immerse the user in these situations with graphics, video, Flash, and audio elements that make the training more realistic. Mind & Media will continue to create more scenarios for STI's RDT project on a variety of subjects.
Mind & Media Wins Multiple Awards
October 2001—Mind & Media adds two awards to its trophy case this month. Our video In Their Own Words received a Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award in the Social Issues/Report/Documentary category, and Impacts of UXO Response Action on the Environment received a Gold Aurora Award in the Social Issues Instruction category. Additionally, Marilyn Finnemore, Mind & Media's president, was named as one of the Top 100 Producers of 2001 by AV Video Multimedia Producer magazine.
Mind & Media Wins $25 Million Contract
September 2001—In August, the US Army National Guard Bureau awarded Mind & Media a five-year, $25-million Recruiting & Retention contract. The communications projects over the coming five years will include upgraded and new training kits with engaging CDs, innovative websites, and much more.
Mind & Media Wins Multiple Awards
September 2001—Mind & Media is the proud recipient of CINDY Awards for our YOU CAN School Program interactive multimedia presentation and our Impacts of UXO Response Actions on the Environment video. Additionally, Hispanic Business magazine ranked Mind & Media 16th in its "2001 Hispanic Business Fastest Growing 100."
Mind & Media Embarks on a New Documentary
August 2001—The Mind & Media production crew has embarked on a new documentary, What Happened, about the recent collapse of the dot-com industry. The crew is traveling around the country interviewing dot-com industry insiders. The documentary will be finished in time for submission to the Sundance Film Festival.
Mind & Media Wins Three Silver AXIEM Awards
June 2001—Mind & Media is the proud recipient of three new prestigious AXIEM awards. Our multimedia projects YOU CAN School Program: interactive Presenter's Guide and Mind & Media: interactive marketing CD each won a Silver AXIEM, along with our Pulse demo video.
Mind & Media Develops Interactive Presentations
May 2001—Mind & Media is using our new high-end multimedia systems to create an interactive presentation for the Army National Guard LINK Program. LINK distributes computers and software to National Guard soldiers and keeps them connected to the Guard, family, and friends through VirtualArmory.com. Designed to play at the computer's start-up, this interactive presentation incorporates animation, high-end graphics, and Web access to promote and explain the LINK program.
New Video Talent Joins Team
April 2001—Mind & Media welcomes Chris Ammon to our team as a Communication Architect. Chris holds a bachelor's degree in communication studies with a minor in creative writing from Virginia Tech. His experience in script writing, non-linear video editing, and multimedia development are a great contribution to Mind & Media's team.
Mind & Media Wins Four Telly Awards
February 2001—Mind & Media added four awards to its trophy case this month. Our video National Republican Roundup received Tellys in the Political and Fundraising categories. Additionally, our videos Impacts of UXO Response Action on the Environment and Inova Alexandria Hospital won Tellys in the Government Relations and Health & Medicine categories.
Mind & Media Wins Four More Awards
January 2001—Mind & Media is the proud recipient of four new Communicator Awards. Our video National Republican Roundup received awards in the Creativity/Concept and Fundraiser categories. Additionally, our National Guard YOU CAN School Program won awards in the Interactive CD and Grades K–12 categories.