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Voting by Mail in NJ video
Created this simple 1-minute how-to this because NJ switched to a (nearly) all vote-by-mail election for 2020 due to COVID. Features Dominique Pierson who I met after she organized a local Black Lives Matter march. We got inspired to make this after volunteering together at a voter info/registration table and found that many voters are confused by the changes this year.
We concocted a safe working environment by transforming our outdoor deck into a green screen studio:
Life is Like a Mushroom – Dick Blofson
As documentary filmmakers, we are very good at staying out of the shot. As a result, we tend to have very little video of each other. I hope this short video captures a little bit of the Dick Blofson (1933-2020) we knew and loved.
Richard Blofson, in memoriam
Dick was an original co-founder of Telequest, Inc. But so, so much more. More about Dick.
It’s never too late to get your diploma
Dropping out of high school is a life-changing experience, generally for the worse. Decent jobs are nearly impossible to come by, and life is a struggle. We recently completed the third in a series of films profiling people of all ages and backgrounds who overcame the odds … and got their high school equivalency degree, opening doors to a future that had been closed to them. At the center of each story is the HiSET® high school equivalency test, created by ETS to assist adult education programs around the country. We visited Louisiana, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire and Tennessee to profile these remarkable people who are now moving forward to better lives for themselves and their families.
This film tells the story of four Louisianans: Latasha, Holden, Alexander and Tracy:
The previous films in this series profiled a blackjack dealer, a mechanical engineering student, a young mom and a prison inmate in Iowa; and a sound engineer, a factory worker, an animal trainer, a recent immigrant and an inmate in Maine, New Hampshire and Tennessee.
Telequest creates video for Princeton Education Foundation
Telequest produced a video, pro bono, for the Princeton Education Foundation, to tell the story about its teacher mini grant program. Teachers apply to PEF for grants to enrich their classrooms with 3D printers, genetic testing of turtles, smart device sensors, mini windmills and more. The video premiered at PEF’s 2015 spring gala and can be viewed on the PEF Facebook page.
Telequest donates time to ALS ice bucket challenge
We agreed to help out our friends at NRG Energy, to record CEO David Crane and CFO Kirk Andrews taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge … and adding their own twist.