Kinetic Media Blog

Another Emmy nomination for the Kinetic Media team

We're excited to announce that "One Moment, One Image: Connecticut History Through the Eyes of a Photojournalist" has been nominated for a New England Emmy award.

The show, which was nominated under historical/cultural program or special, shows us the true power photographs have on how we experience our world. In Connecticut, those images have come from the state's news source, The Hartford Courant, which celebrated its 250th anniversary last year.

Kinetic Media's Katie Warchut served as producer/scriptwriter and John O'Neill as director.

The awards ceremony will be held May 30 in Boston.

View a trailer of the program here.

Thanks to everyone who was part of our team, especially Marisa Finn, who both helped track down the many, many photographs featured in the show, editor Cathy Jackman, and everyone at the Courant, Editor Andrew Julien, Digital News Content Manager Sandy Csizmar and the talented Hartford Courant photographers!

How do you engage learners? Learn about the 'blended approach' in our new educational video

We're excited to be working with the educational community again, this time with a new video for Achieve Hartford! showcasing the concept of blended learning.

The video, which premiered at the GradNation Community Summit today in Hartford, shows how a hybrid of traditional face-to-face instruction combined with web-based online learning can help students learn at their own pace and personalize their learning experience.

A special thanks to the staff at Path Academy in Willimantic for helping us tell the story of blended learning at their school.



Water Works, our new documentary, comes to CPTV in May

It's easy to take water for granted, but there's a lot of work that goes into keeping Connecticut's water healthy.

Learn how it's done in our upcoming Connecticut Public Television documentary, Water Works: Bringing Pure, Clean Water to Connecticut, part one airing May 19 at 8 p.m.

The show will take you to reservoirs and watersheds, into a brewery and a logging operation, into sand filter beds and underneath dams, unlocking the mysteries of how clean water comes out of your faucet.

To learn more and to see more of our drone footage over beautiful CT reservoirs go to



Helping the United Way get out its message

Happy New Year! Our work with organizations that make a difference is already underway.

We created a public service announcement for the United Way of Greater New Haven to let people know about its program Smart About Money, a budget counseling service for people who need help getting control of their finances.

It's now being aired by Comcast in the New Haven area.

Does your organization need a video turned around quickly and affordably? Contact us.




"One Moment, One Image" Airs Tomorrow (Dec. 13)

Tune in (or set your DVRs) to FoxCT tomorrow Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. for the show we produced with the Hartford Courant and the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.

"One Moment, One Image: Connecticut History Through the Eyes of a Photojournalist" shows us the true power photographs have on how we experience our world. In Connecticut, those images have connected us to history and to each other. They have come from the state’s news source, The Hartford Courant.

"The images captured over the years by Hartford Courant photographers are enduring images that tell the story of Connecticut, the highs and lows, the joys and tragedies," says Andrew Julien, the Courant's editor and an executive producer on the film. "Watching this documentary is like traveling in a time machine that both explores the past and, at the same time, imagines the future."

Meet Mr. Wiggles!

Our video for the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, CT -- starring a loveable oppossum named Mr. Wiggles -- debuted last weekend at the organization's annual gala to much acclaim. We had a lot of fun meeting the animals, walking their grounds and witnessing a release of an owl into the wild. We also got to capture some beautiful foliage shots with a drone. 

The center helps an average of 125 wild birds and animals brought to them with injuries. They cover all veterinary costs, feeding, housing, rehabilitating, with the goal of re-release the animals to the wild. If you'd like to help, visit



Nurses: Their Vital Role in Transforming Health Care

Who are today's nurses?

They are primary care providers. They are scientists and innovators. And as our nation faces serious health care challenges, they are part of the soultion.

Our half-hour documentary, "Nurses: Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare," narrated by Joan Lunden, explores the role of nurses on the front lines of health care and how they will become agents of change in the future.

For more information visit



"One Moment, One Image" special screening Nov. 15

Come to a special screening of "One Moment, One Image: Connecticut History Through the Eyes of a Photojournalist" this Sat. Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Connecticut Science Center!

The program we produced with the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network shows Connecticut's history through the eyes of current and former Hartford Courant photojournalists, as well as other Courant staff and local experts. You'll also see historic images and pages from The Courant in honor of its 250th anniversary.

For free tickets, go to

Check out the trailer for the show here.

CT Nonprofit Conference speakers: use media to tell your stories

It was great to meet so many representatives from the nonprofit world at the CT Nonprofit Conference last week. Kinetic Media's executive producer/director John O'Neill heard a resounding message from many of the speakers throughout the day: nonprofit organizations need to tell the stories of the people they are helping.

It seems obvious that their work should speak for itself, but nonprofits need to get the word out and take advantage of the changing media landscape.

That's where video can help. Kinetic Media is reaching out to nonprofits because we want to tell great stories.

As keynote speaker and man behind, Ami Dar, put it: compelling + concise + credible = contagious.

Let's talk about creating content that's contagious.