Today The Meida Center uplinked Senator Joe Manchin for an interview on The Fox News Channel. The interview took place at George Washington High School in Charleston, WV. Following interview Senator Manchin gave a surprise visit to the GW Volleyball team who were holding their first practice of the season.
Joe Justice is a computer animator, visual effects artist and presentation specialist working at The Media Center.
Joe Justice always brings an education-oriented approach to all of his projects. Initially learning the art of computer animation from producing educational television programming, he developed a sense for how to present complex information to audiences with diverse levels of knowledge. His approach focuses on taking the complex and choosing the best available technologies to distill it down to more accessible concepts. His technical proficiency has given him the ability to quickly and effectively assimilate a multitude of software and hardware tools to achieve his fundamental goal of education, be it for a mediator, jury or the public at large.
Charleston, WV – With most schools across West Virginia opening this month, the West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN) and state health officials are urging parents to ensure that their children, particularly if they are entering the seventh-grade, are properly immunized. Nationally, West Virginia immunization rates are lower for the two important vaccinations – Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal/meningitis).
This video contains two clips from a long form video The Media Center produced for the Education Alliance. The entire video is about 12 minutes long and is designed to be played for community organizations. It explores the causes of dropouts with interviews of students and community leaders and acts as a launching point for discussions of how to help.
Many thanks to Julie Pratt and Emily Schoen for giving us the opportunity to work on this important project. It was our great pleasure to work with such caring and dedicated people.
The WV Chamber came to The Media Center with a bit of a quandary. How do you illustrate the uneven distribution of WV delegates, compare that to the rest of the United States where all but one other state has even distribution of delegates, explain that nine counties don't have a delegate, point out that if this isn't changed now then it'll be 10 years before the issues can be revisited and give a call to action all in an attention grabbing 30 seconds?
We put our heads together with our friends at The WV Chamber and Gallagher Consulting and developed this spot.
As part of the National Guard's participation in the fourth annual WV Homeland Security Summit and Expo at Marshall University, The Media Center provided satellite uplink services and a live internet stream of training exercises taking place at the WV Turnpike Memorial Tunnel. Senator Jay Rockefeller and United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano were able to watch the training exercises via a live Internet stream.
Back in April I had the opportunity to be the subject of an article in The West Virginia Record, a local legal journal. The reporter was Kyla Asbury. We met, had lunch and I talked her ear off about animation for a few hours. Little known fact, I can talk anyone's ear off about animation... okay, maybe that's actually a well known fact. A few weeks after this the article came out on the cover page, above the fold, which I consider a real honor.
I had the opportunity to speak at the Putnam Rotary club's luncheon on Tuesday, March 1st. It was a great crowd, with lots of friendly people.They gave me a nice little write-up on their website as well. I'm just happy to know they thought what I had to say was actually interesting.