The camera crews at Media Magic are busily prepping for a on-location shoot this week for Big Star Teleproductions, of Boca Raton, Florida. BST’s Peter Mastrorio is in charge of the project, which will be incorporated into a future PBS teleproduction. Filming will take place in Westlake, Avon and Cleveland’s near West side, including an interview on the Detroit-Superior Viaduct (weather permitting). Joining us on this shoot is Media Magician, Robert W. Kerr, who will be sharing camera duties with Director of Photography, David Grant Walker. Cheryl will be on Field Producer duties, and , of course, tearing her hair out…
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The Vincina ALS Protocol Project is hosting a Meet and Greet Event, to educate the community about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and the high incidence of ALS Clusters in Conneaut, Ohio, tonight, Friday, June 20, at Emerine Estates Winery, an environmentally conscious and sustainable vineyard and winery in Cherry Valley, Ohio. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6:30 – 9pm. ALS/MD/MS/Parkinson’s patients, caregivers, families and friends are encouraged to come and share your stories. Light refreshments provided- delicious dinners and fine wines available for purchase at the winery’s restaurant. VPP Team Members from Akron and Cleveland will be joining project director Mike Helfinstine for the presentation. A documentary camera crew from Media Magic will be on location, to record the event for an upcoming film on the life of mike’s wife, Vincina, who died from ALS earlier this year. In-Kind sponsorship by Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Company. Find out more at the Vincina ALS Protocol Project Website.
Media Magic is preparing for tonight’s Vincina Protocol Project Film Production dinner tonight at Luciano’s Italian Ristorante in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Luciano is generously donating his cooking talents and hospitality to host tonight’s special event for our team. Dave and I will be filming portions of our gathering, for the upcoming documentary. Special thanks to my longtime dear friend, Laina Bolla, who is volunteering to give Luciano a helping hand tonight with his dinner presentation. We are all so excited to taste the best of Italy and to spend time with our project teammates from across Northern Ohio. Pictures and more tomorrow!
Media Magic is pleased to report that our ‘Manufacturing at Cristal’ recruiting video, produced last fall for Cristal Global / Millennium Inorganic of Ashtabula Township, Ohio, was recently featured at a local business event. Guest speakers at May’s ‘Profiles of Ashtabula County’ Breakfast Series, presented monthly by Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County, were Cristal’s Scott Strayer, Plants 1 and 2 Site Director and Misty Hejduk, Global Performance Manager .
The ‘Manufacturing at Cristal’ video was scripted, edited and produced by Media Magic Creative Director, Cheryl Dickson-Walker. The film was shot on location, over several days, at Cristal’s Millennium Plants 1 and 2, and included interviews with about a dozen employees. Director of Photography was David Grant Walker, and Media Magicians Robert W. Kerr and Shannon Baker both worked on cameras and lighting. It was spearheaded internally by Cristal Human Resource and Community Relations person, Sherry Wilber.
Strayer and Hedjuk shared many of the workforce issues they are facing, including the employee shortage they know they are going to face, and discussed some of the programs Cristal has developed to tackle these human resource issues. Our video highlighted these issues and discussed the many opportunities manufacturing offers to workers of all ages and skill sets. A link to our video on Media Magic’s YouTube channel is also included in this month’s Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County newsletter:
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The Vincina Protocol ALS Project Online Media Kit and website development is coming along. We’ve completed the initial stage of designing and creating content for the WordPress blog website. We’ve also created a LinkedIn company page, Twitter and Facebook Pages which are being updated weekly. Executive Director Michael Helfinstine, of Conneaut, Ohio (Ashtabula County) is being trained by Cheryl Dickson-Walker and his daughter-in-law, Shannon Helfinstine on managing content on the social media sites.
Today, Cheryl is finishing up writing Mike’s biography for the website. The information on the website will be used to populate a printed media kit, for his presentation to an MDA banquet tomorrow. Cheryl will also be writing a short speech for him to deliver, summarizing the Vincina Protocol Project and making the connection between finding a cause and cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Muscular Dystrophy and other motor neuron diseases. It will be a busy day, but we will ‘Git ‘Er Dun’!
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Media Magic is proud to announce that today we are kicking off our long-term documentary and public awareness project, with creation of an online press / media kit and social media marketing for The Vincina Protocol Project – Prevention, Treatment and Cure for ALS / Lou Gehrig’s Disease , The project is spearheaded by Michael Helfinstine, of Conneaut, Ohio, in Ashtabula County, who recently lost his beloved wife Vincina ‘Squeak’ Helfinstine, to this cruel and devastating disease. It was Squeak’s greatest wish that Mike carry on the fight for a proper medical treatment and diagnosis protocol, so doctors could spot and treat patients in the early stages of ALS, before it becomes too late to make a difference, as it was her case. Right now, there is no cure or true understanding in the medical community of what causes ALS or how to effectively treat victims, so it is our mission to work with the brightest minds in the ALS community to unite in their medical research and come up with a universal protocol. Please follow our progress in this incredible journey toward knowledge and understanding, and contact is with your thoughts or suggestions:The Vincina Protocol Project on Facebook Mike Helfinstine’s ALS Twitter Feed hashtag #VincinaProtocolASL and The Vincina Protocol Project on LinkedIn . We’re just getting our LinkedIn company page up and running, so please Follow Us and check back soon!
This is for all of my musician friends, who are competing in the mad, mad world of social media marketing. DiscMaker’s Guide to Mastering Social Media gives you valuable tips and advice on best practices for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest (which is awesome for posting photos or bands and performers!) and a host of other platforms. Get your music out to your fans and keep them talking about you to their friends! Download your copy at the link here:
And remember to contact Media Magic when you are ready to cut your next album tracks or music video. We work with John Luttrelle, master recording engineer with ErieBrick Recording Studios. He’s an incredible producer and talented recording artist, himself. We love working with him on music video projects. His tracks are sweet! Check out his work at ErieBrickRecording.com
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It is, again, with great sadness, that we, at Cloverside Farms and Media Magic, announce the death of another beloved member of the Cloverside Farms family. Peekaboo Cat left our world, yesterday afternoon, after a sudden illness. A daughter of Darla Cat , she was born here in the farm in the spring of 2002. We rescued her after we found her, a little ball of fluffy white fur with a spot on her nose, peeking out beneath the deck of our video shed. Hence, her name, ‘Peekaboo’.
Later, in 2002, Peekaboo participated in our Medieval Wedding. Representing the Cloverside Critters, she, along with her older cousin Coconut Cat, another white cat with gorgeous blue eyes (who she romantically pursued, until his death, a few years ago), were carried in cat carriers, by the wedding party. Peekaboo and Coconut were the Cat’s Meow, paws down.
Peeky always seemed to get herself in trouble with the outside cats, so we brought her inside to live as a housecat. Her China Blue eyes and seal point coloring won the heart of Dave immediately, and she became ‘Daddy’s Girl’. Spoiled, fussy, ever hungry and forever seeking attention, Peekaboo was a true delight. The two would spend hours together, talking and meowing back and forth.
In 2007, Peekaboo was joined in the house by another under-the-porch rescue, Munchkin Kitty. The two lived as sisters in the house, chasing and playing with each other and tricking us out of food. Munchkin is very sad and lonely now, however, a new friend may be joining her, in the near future.
In 2008, Peekaboo became the online Twitter mascot for Cheryl Dickson-Walker’s MMPCheri Twitter account. She became friends with Sockington, the Twitter superstar cat and joined his Socksamillion army of feline followers.
Peeky always loved being outside and exploring the natural world. Not much of a mouser, she preferred taking a nap, enjoying the warm breezes, bouncing through the tall grasses and flirting with the outside cats. On her last day, Peekaboo spent part the morning, lying on the grass, listening to the birds up in the trees surrounding her. She was very happy.
Peekaboo wiggled and purred her way into our hearts and souls. We have dozens of photos and videos of her antics, which we will display over the next few days. Please join us in celebrating the life of a very devoted, fun loving and graceful feline friend, who we will always cherish.