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Highlight on Innovative Filmmaker and Internet Pioneer, Tiffany Shlain

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz August 30, 2012 at 10:30AM

Tiffany directed the award-winning documentary CONNECTED, which was released last fall. She is also the founder of the Webby Awards, and has been honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century.”
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Tiffany Shlain
directed the award-winning documentary CONNECTED, which was released last fall. She is also the founder of the Webby Awards, and has been honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century.” 
 

Currently Tiffany is working on a series of short films called “Let it Ripple,” all of which deal with themes of humanity.  The films all have a global impact, as far as their creation and distribution, which is why I thought it might be of particular interest to you.  One of the films, “Engage,” stresses the importance of participating in a meaningful way in our lives and communities and will premiere as part of the Interdependence Day celebration on September 8. 

With the “Let it Ripple” series, Tiffany is paving the way for a new style of collaborative filmmaking she calls Cloud Filmmaking, which involves cloud-sourcing the creative content used to create the film, as well as distributing the films via nonprofit organizations.  Tiffany and her production team work with nonprofits to include their customized call-to-action at the end of each Let it Ripple film so they can utilize the short in their efforts to maximize advocacy, fundraising, or other communication efforts on the web. 

In addition to her many film projects, Tiffany has given a number of TEDTalks and will be publishing a TEDBook on September 27 to coincide with the premiere of her “Brain Power” short film.  She delivered the campus-wide keynote commencement address at UCBerkeley in 2010 and has served as an advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on technology and society.

A celebrated thinker and catalyst, known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and innovative projects, a chat with Tiffany is always illuminating and entertaining.  

Further information about Tiffany is available below and at http://tiffanyshlain.com/bio/

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