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Our Latest Animation: Living And Learning in A New Key

Our Latest Animation: Living And Learning in A New Key

Our latest animation launches:

This week the Academy for the Love of Learning launched a latest MediaDesk NM production, Living and Learning in a New Key: The Spaces Between, which is our second animated production.

This animation presents a landscape inspired by Aaron Stern’s discussion of that which emerges from the cracks between major and minor; a musical expression of the play between the human experience of well being and suffering.

The original musical composition, Thirteen Anniversaries, was a gift from Leonard Bernstein to Aaron Stern, Founder and President of the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shortly after completing the composition, Bernstein created an orchestral setting of the piece with added voice and entitled it Opening Prayer. This composition premiered at the gala re-dedication of Carnegie Hall in November of 1986. Later Bernstein incorporated the piece as the final movement of his last orchestral work, Concerto for Orchestra.

 

NEW RELEASE: MediaDesk’s First Animation

MediaDesk NM produced our first animated short video for the Office of Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City’s Efficiency, Stewardship & Accountability (ESA) Program. Our team interviewed City of Albuquerque employees who had received the prize in our audio studio, and paired their voices with narration by Albuquerque’s former Poet Laureate, Jessica Helen Lopez. There’s even an appearance from the Mayor himself. This has been an awesome opportunity to expand our storytelling craft to the fun world of animation.

Watch here:

Albuquerque Sign Language Academy Video on Upworthy

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 4.25.33 PM (2)A MediaDesk NM produced video about the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy was featured on Upworthy in February, 2016. The Albuquerque Sign Language Academy is a dual language school for deaf and hard of hearing kiddos that takes a 21st century approach to education.

The video was published three separate times by Upworthy, garnering upwards of 700,000 views. That is more than the daily circulation of the New York Times.

At MediaDesk we are proud of Albuquerque, and glad to be a part of this amazing community of heart-driven change makers.

Albuquerque Business First Covers MediaDesk NM’s Move Downtown

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MediaDesk NM’s move to Downtown Albuquerque was covered by Albuquerque Business First.

MediaDesk transitioned from its incubator space at the South Valley Economic Development Center last month and announced its new offices at 100 Gold Street NW officially today.

The move comes with plans for expanding the firm’s client base and staff by over 50%.

Read the full article at:

www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2016/01/21/albuquerque-media-startup-outgrows-incubator-hunts.html

Viral MediaDesk Video hits nine million views [Revised from 400,000]

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 4.22.36 PMThe There’s a Better Way Program is building a strong support network of city and nonprofit service providers and programs to keep people safe and to provide a helping hand in the city of Albuquerque.

MediaDesk New Mexico produced a video that was a humanizing and informative portrait of panhandling and how Albuquerque is taking strides to address it.

The video was picked up by Upworthy, and as of this morning, it has received over 390,000 views, 8,300 shares and 242 comments on social media. The response has been resounding.

 

Some of our favorite comments?

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