The new Vignette Interactive website is up!

 

WELCOME TO VIGNETTE INTERACTIVE!

Speaking at the RTNDA in 1958, Newsman Edward R. Murrow spoke of Television saying, “This instrument can teach, it can illuminate, and yes – it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is nothing but wires and lights in a box.”

The same words could be used to describe digital storytelling today and we at Vignette Interactive are determined to use these tools of the web to those lofty ends that Murrow described more than half a century ago.

Even more so, we want this to be a place of knowledge sharing and we will be posting 2-3 times a week offering our best practices in the fields of video, photography, development, design, interactives and other multimedia related topics.

THE BLOGGERS:

tara
TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL
Our Director of Photography, she’ll be discussing all things photography. She’s also very talented in audio production and other visual storytelling approaches and will likely cover those as well.

Joseph Francis Marsico, co-founder & development director
JOSEPH FRANCIS MARSICO
Joseph is our development director and also handles a lot of our business development. Expect him to write about everything from coding practices to mobile trends to business tips for digital creatives.

matt
And me: MATT FORD
I’ll be writing a lot about video production and post-production, but also interactive media and any other multimedia tricks I come across.

HOW THIS SITE WAS BUILT

In the spirit of sharing how we do our work, here is some basic information on what went into this site.

The design for the website and our logo came from the always magnificent digital ninja, Mike Schmidt, who just started a new gig as the multimedia director for National Geopgraphic. I expect to see some slick stuff coming out of NatGeo in the near future.

The site is built with wordpress and is based on the Albedo Theme from Graph Paper Press. GPP owner and friend of Vignette, Thad Allender, was a huge help as we implemented the customizations. If you are a videographer or photographer looking for a really solid portfolio theme for WordPress, you really can’t do better than GPP.

We also got some key advice from Melissa Bell, Director of Blog Engagement for the Washington Post, who helped guide the site to its current form.

GOT IDEAS?

If you have any questions about our work or want to request something for the blog, please leave a comment or shoot us an e-mail at [email protected]

By Matt Ford

Matt is an avid experimenter of new forms of visual storytelling. He worked as a multimedia journalist for The Associated Press covering the 2008 U.S. presidential election, the Arab uprisings, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Before journalism, Matt worked in the Los Angeles film industry as a set and studio lighting technician on productions such as Spiderman 2 and The West Wing.

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