The Power of Documentary Film We here at Word Wizards inc, love documentary film because it makes up so much of the work we do. However, we also love it because it has the power to really change people’s perspectives on important issues. It brings these important issues, that many people would know nothing about otherwise, … read the full article.
With Memorial Day soon upon us, our thoughts go to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to defend our country. I’ve also been thinking about those other brave individuals who fight in combat and are wounded but are able to make it home back to the U.S. What are they supposed to do when they get back … read the full article.
I recently volunteered at a panel, at the DC Independent Film Festival, about the history of movie theaters and palaces in the city of Washington D.C. During this panel, several images of old movie theaters that have been torn down were shown and their details discussed. I was struck by the individual beauty of these … read the full article.
This past weekend the Annapolis Film Festival kicked off to some pretty critical acclaim. The festival, which ran from the 21 – 24, seeks to establish the city of Annapolis as a prime breeding ground for different filmmakers to come and show different perspectives through their work to hungry audiences. A previous incarnation actually existed … read the full article.
The local DC production and video community is responsible for some truly terrific programs that come out of this area. The big question that comes across many people’s minds is how will the next generation of professionals learn vital film making skills? Luckily there are quite a few organizations such as Docs in Progress that are … read the full article.
Most people have seen the film Citizen Kane and know of the famous director Orson Welles who was known for both his talent and his sometimes erratic behavior. He is however still regarded as one of the greatest film directors, one who had an absolute vision of what he wanted and was usually not open … read the full article.
Starting a film festival is no easy feat and keeping it going for a successive number of years is downright extraordinary. That’s why the DC Independent Film Festival which will be celebrating it’s 15th year later this week, from March 6 – 10th, is darn impressive. While most film festivals would be resting on … read the full article.
Yes We Did: The People’s Inauguration is the story of the pandemonium surrounding the inauguration of the first African American President of The United States of America. Next Wednesday, January 16th, our friends at Docs In Progress have teamed up with We Are Takoma to provide a free screening of this insightful documentary film. The … read the full article.
The time has come for holiday party season! Tonight, TIVA will host their annual holiday party, this year at The Wisconsin Place Community Center. It looks like the prizes for the raffle and open table auction are better than ever. So put on that corny sweater, and come on out tonight for a ol’ good … read the full article.
Roll out the red carpet, the time has come for The 2012 TIVA-DC Peer Awards. Word Wizards Inc. has been a proud sponsor of TIVA-DC for over 15 years and we are happy to continue our support at this year’s Peer Awards. The stage is set for a media industry extravaganza, all in the spirit … read the full article.
CloudScript, our new transcription workflow solution, was featured on the front page of TIVA-DC Magazine for the September / October issue! Recently, we sat down for an interview with Gale Nemec, TIVA-DC Publications Chair. The finer points of this interview appeared on the front page of the most recent issue of TIVA-DC magazine. Gaining Momentum … read the full article.
Last night I had the pleasure of joining Docs In Progress for their Alumni Open House. It was an intimate gathering of some graduates of Docs In Progress courses. Docs In Progress teaches aspiring documentary producers and enthusiasts how to make documentaries the right way, offering a wide variety of courses related to documentary and … read the full article.
When spawning new pages in an Acrobat Acroform, you can choose to rename, or not rename, all the fields on the new page. Obviously, if you don’t rename your field names, you know what the field names on the new pages will be. But what if your user really needs a lot of continuation pages? … read the full article.
Each year Word Wizards is privileged to recruit talent at a media related Job Fair sponsored by Women In Film and Video of DC (WIFV.) On March 24th, at the Luke C. More Academy, in SE DC, prospective employers from across the spectrum of film and video production came to collect resumes from energetic job … read the full article.
On behalf of Word Wizards, Inc. I would like to thank our friends at USDA for hosting this year’s Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase. It was our first year attending as an exhibitor and we took full advantage of this opportunity to demonstrate our accessibility services. The focus of our exhibit took the form of … read the full article.
It is not usually our policy to get political here at Word Wizards. However there is a largely under-discussed item of legislation that could change the free internet forever. Our friends at WordPress covered this issue quite well, so we have broken our normal habit of only publishing original articles to bring you their post … read the full article.
Another year for Word Wizards come and gone! It truly has been an incredible trip around the sun for our company. New employees, new office, new opportunities, NEW NEW NEW… Oh and don’t forget a new website too! They say progress doesn’t come easy, and here we know this to be true. As the wide … read the full article.
When the Word Wizards go out into the world, we often get asked the question, “what does a transcription company do and why would someone need that?” As always, simple questions require not so simple answers. As defined by Wikipedia, “A transcription service is a business which converts speech (either live or recorded) into a … read the full article.
Happy Holidays from your friends at Word Wizards! This late December blog post is dedicated to telling the story of an attempt at installing and setting up the fabled Google Sitemap Generator. For those SEOs out there wondering if it would be beneficial to install this fancy piece of open source Linux wizardry, we at … read the full article.
There were some impressive booths this year at the world famous Government Video Expo, held in Washington, D.C. Big industry names like Panasonic, JVC, and Roland put together incredible demonstrations of their latest and greatest products. Innovation was abounding, and at the heart of it all, TIVA-DC, long time supporter and organizer of the GV … read the full article.
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Word Wizards! Do you like glitz, glam, stars, and swanky awards shows? Sure, they have plenty of that out on the west coast, but did you know that right here in DC we have a thriving video production industry of our own? Last weekend, TIVA – DC (Television, Internet … read the full article.
Pat Troy is a man who has lived an amazing life. From rags to riches, his story is one of the great successes of the American Dream. Now, Pat has teamed up with Word Wizards Publishing to bring his story to the world like never before. The new book, I Have a Story to Tell … read the full article.