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Cinécraft Instructional Design Manager, Kim Lindsey, Elected By STC As Associate Fellow

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Cleveland, Ohio – February 1, 2016 – Instructional Design Manager, Kim Lindsey, has been elected by the Society for Technical Communication (STC) as an Associate Fellow.

“Kim is an amazing instructional designer, and a passionate cheerleader for STC, as shown by her 16-plus years of volunteering and dedication. We are beyond proud,” said Dan Keckan, VP of eLearning & Instructional Design, Cinécraft.

Since 2001 Kim has served in almost every capacity for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of STC (NEO STC), from Chapter Secretary to Chapter President. She has received the NEO STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award in 2014, NEO STC Volunteer Recognition Achievement Award in 2009 and NEO STC Committee of the Year Award in 2008.

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Past Conference: Learning Solutions 2015

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Learning Solutions 2015: The Convergence of Technology & Training

eLearning and Video

Session: 606 – How to Change Learners’ Behaviors Using Video in eLearning

Presented By: Dan Keckan, Vice President, eLearning and Instructional Design, Cinecraft Productions

Date and Time:  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Thursday, March 26

Many learning professionals have likely participated in the production of a training video and probably even been a part of the design and development of an eLearning course, however many may have not been a part of a solution using both video and eLearning that changes behavior leading to measurable results.

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Cinécraft Productions Selected As A Winner Of 6 Telly Awards

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Cleveland, Ohio – June 1, 2015 – The Telly Awards has named Cinécraft Productions as a winner of 6 Bronze Telly Awards in the 36th Annual Telly Awards competition.  The two videos that were recognized were Destination Cleveland’s, #thisisCLE tourism campaign video and a fundraising video for Front Steps Housing and Services.

“Cinécraft won for every category it entered.  Furthermore, with this year’s entries, we’ve accumulated a total of 26 Telly Awards. They are a testament to Cinécraft’s amazingly creative storytellers.” said Dan Keckan, VP of Sales & Marketing, Cinécraft Productions.

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Cinécraft Named To Training Industry Top 20 Content Development Companies 2015 Watch List

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We are proud to announce Cinecraft has been named to the Training Industry Top 20 Content Development Companies Watch List.  “We have an amazing team as well as fantastic customers.  Thanks goes to them for this great honor.” explained Dan Keckan, VP Sales and Marketing.

The list recognizes the top companies from around the globe that provide content development services.

Selection criteria include:

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Past Webinar – STC, Instructional Design & Learning Special Interest Group

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Using Scenarios to Help People Learn – May 21, 2015

Presented by Kim Lindsey, Instructional Design Manager – Cinecraft Productions

These days, there’s a lot of emphasis on using “scenarios” in training and development – even technical training. Is it all just hype? or can scenarios really make a difference?

This presentation provides an introduction to scenario-based training formats. Together, we’ll answer questions like: How long do scenarios have to be? When are scenarios appropriate, and are there times when they are not appropriate? Do you have to use video? audio? special software tools? and What is a “branching scenario”?

We’ll also collaborate to transform some instructional text into a scenario-based design, so you can see how it’s done. You’ll leave with fresh ideas that can enhance your projects and give you a creative edge. REGISTER HERE

For more than 75 years, Cinécraft has been a leading resource for the creation of video and eLearning in the United States.


Cinécraft One Of Cleveland’s Fastest Growing Companies

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NEO Success Award

Inside Business Magazine recognizes 80 winners that demonstrate the best of what the Northeast Ohio business community has to offer —  including growing revenue, adding employees and staying profitable. In 2015 Cinecraft Productions was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio and proudly received a NEO Success Award. Click here to read the story behind the success.

For more than 75 years, Cinécraft has been a leading resource for the creation of video and eLearning in the United States.


Cinécraft Productions Selected as a Winner of the 35th Annual Telly Awards

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Cleveland, Ohio – June 18, 2014 – The Telly Awards has named Cinecraft Productions as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for a promotional video produced, pro-bono, for Cleveland’s Ingenuity Fest.

“With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor for Cinecraft,” said Dan Keckan, VP of Sales & Marketing, Cinecraft.

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Cinécraft Mentioned – Retail Touchpoints Article For A+ eLearning Strategy With Ace Hardware

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Cleveland, Ohio – March 18, 2014 – Cinécraft was recently mentioned as the development partner for Ace Hardware’s Helpful 101 eLearning strategy. The article presents Samsonite and Ace Hardware as two companies that have recently invested in highly effective workforce management tools. The article gives accolades to Ace Hardware for it’s A+ eLearning strategy. You can read about it by clicking here.

For more than 75 years, Cinécraft has been a leading resource for the creation of video and eLearning in the United States.


Cinécraft Featured – National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges Newsletter

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Connections – National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges Newsletter (PDF)

Cleveland, Ohio – February 26, 2014 – Cinécraft was recently featured by the National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges Newsletter for ten elearning courses that are being designed and developed. The courses are being created based on a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Cinécraft is working closely with El Centro College in Dallas, TX to enhance their courses ranging from Therapuetic Communications to Basic First Aid with eLearning that features video based simulations, games and behavioral-modeling videos. The work is set to conclude in September of 2014, and at that time all of the courses will be available in the public domain.

For more than 75 years, Cinécraft has been a leading resource for the creation of video and eLearning in the United States.


Cinecraft Customer, Materion Quarterly Update Video Series Honored

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Cleveland, Ohio – December 13, 2013 – Materion’s Quarterly Employee Update Video was awarded the coveted “Gold Rock Award” at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Cleveland Rocks Awards on December 5.

“Cinécraft Productions is proud to be the video production partner on this successful quarterly video series,” explained Dan Keckan, Cinécraft’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “Scott Minium, Executive Producer, has done a great job directing the series from our sound stage.”

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Past Conference – Training 2014, San Diego, California

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“Ace Hardware Changing Behavior and Getting Back to Helpful”

Presented by: Dan Keckan, VP Sales & Marketing, Cinécraft Productions

Presented by: Jay Heubner, Director of Retail Training, Ace Hardware

Many eLearning curricula provide some combination of reinforcement, good instructional quality, coaching, innovative technology, behavioral objectives, behavioral modeling, video, simulation, games or certification. However, very few have all of these instructional design strategies rolled into the same curriculum. Learn how Ace Hardware created a sales training and brand fulfillment curriculum that is changing behaviors of 60,000 employees and is yielding measurable results. You will see examples of video demonstrations, simulations, interactive games, in-store activities, coaching and the certification process. And, learn how these instructional design strategies work together to change behavior.

Learn to:

Identify a successful behavior changing sales and brand fulfillment curriculum.
Describe the difference between, and see examples of, knowledge transfer vs. behavior changing interactions.
Detail how to use video in their eLearning courses to demonstrate and simulate sales and service behaviors.
Describe how to certify learners and ensure measurable results.
Recite keys to success in the design and development process of a behavior changing eLearning curriculum.

For more than 75 years, Cinécraft has been a leading resource for the creation of video and eLearning in the United States.