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Cinecraft Adds Project Manager, Marcella Eiben

By Dan Keckan published February 15, 2019

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Cleveland, Ohio – February 13, 2019 –  Cinecraft has added  Marcella Eiben to the growing company’s team of talented learning professionals as a project manager. Marcella will provide superior customer relationship skills to existing clients as we develop custom learning solutions to meet their business needs.

learning project managerMarcella spent the past six years coordinating webinars for a international events and publishing company.  These digital events helped clients demonstrate thought leadership, market their business, and spread awareness on multiple topics.  In 2018 alone, Marcella managed just over 240 webinars for clients across many vertical industries, from pharmaceuticals to electrical engineering.

Marcella also comes from a customer service background, and is dedicated to being the voice of her clients.  Before entering the workforce, Marcella earned her Bachelor of Arts at John Carroll University, where she studied English and Creative Writing.

Cinécraft is a nationally-recognized custom content learning solutions company featuring business storytellers for more than 80 years.


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Cinécraft’s Meagan Lawton Named to Elliott Masie’s 30 Under 30 Leaders @Learning2018

By Chris Karel published November 8, 2018

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Cleveland, Ohio – July 25, 2018 – We are honored to announce that Cinécraft’s own Meagan Lawton has been named as one of Elliot Masie’s 30 UNDER 30 Learning Leaders for their @Learning2018 event. “From the day I met Meagan, I knew she was a rising star.” said Dan Keckan, CEO of Cinécraft. When asked about being named to the list Lawton had this to say, “It’s exciting! I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of interesting people and jumping into some topics about best practices in action.”

“The 30 Under 30 Learning program is one of the most powerful and impactful projects of my career,” said Elliott Masie, Host & Curator, Learning 2018. “Over the past 8 years, we have had more than 200 rising learning leaders in their 20’s take central stage, meet and cross mentor with learning colleagues of many generations, and stretch their careers. Many have gone on to become Learning executives in their companies and/or start cool ventures.”

The goal of the 30 Under 30 @ Learning 2018 Program is to provide support, visibility, voice, and development for the next generation of Learning Leaders. It is aimed at developing and spotlighting the next generation of Learning Leadership in the Learning and Training field.

Learn more about 30 Under 30 @ Learning 2018

 Cinécraft is a nationally-recognized custom content learning solutions company featuring business storytellers for more than 75 years.


Cinécraft Named to 2018 Training Industry Content Development Companies Watch List for a 4th Year in a Row!

By Chris Karel published August 3, 2018

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Training Industry Content Development Company 2018 Watch ListCleveland, Ohio – May 29, 2018 – We are honored to announce that Cinécraft has been named to the Training Industry Content Development Companies Watch List for the fourth year in a row. “We strive to create better learning solutions that bring the learner as close to the behavior or skill as possible. We do this to improve the performance of our customers’ learners while maximizing their business results. Being recognized by Training Industry shows that our core values are helping to create better learning for our customers,” explained Dan Keckan, CEO of Cinécraft.

“The organizations selected for this year’s Content Development Watch List are emerging providers who demonstrate capabilities to provide quality custom programs for companies in a wide array of industries,” said Danielle Draewell, market research analyst at Training Industry, Inc. “These companies should be considered for any opportunity that demands innovation to provide engaging courses.”

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

Content Development Companies Selection Criteria:

  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Capability to develop and deliver multiple types of content
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Depth and breadth of subject matter expertise
  • Quality of clients
  • Geographic reach

The 2018 Content Development Companies Watch List is designed to help buyers of training services evaluate custom content providers.

 Cinécraft is a nationally-recognized custom content learning solutions company featuring business storytellers for more than 75 years.


Dan Keckan and Ray Jimenez, Ph.D. to Host Training Magazine Webinar

By Dan Keckan published March 6, 2018

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Video Simulation

Training Magazine Network will be hosting a 1-hour long webinar, “The Anatomy of a Video-based Simulation.” The webinar is scheduled for May 17, 2018 from 12-1pm Eastern and will feature Dan Keckan, CEO of Cinecraft Productions and Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., Architect of TrainingMagNetwork.com and CLO of Vignettes Learning. They will be presenting the power of video-based simulations to change learner’s performance.

Ray Jimenez Ph.D.

“I am excited for the opportunity to co-present with Dan. Our presentation will be provocative and full of insights on how to develop engaging scenarios and simulations. This will be fun. Please join us!”

 

 

Dan Keckan“I’m incredibly stoked to be presenting with the man that I began learning from when I was a neophyte in the L&D field. Today, the way I design learning strategies is due in part because of Ray. Our presentation will be the best of Ray and me describing the differences and similarities of scenarios and simulations and how to use video to effectively change behavior,” Dan stated.

In this session attendees will learn how combining video and eLearning can create effective simulations that upskill and change behaviors. Attendees will experience first-hand award-winning video-based simulations as well as poorly constructed simulations. Attendees will then break down the anatomy of the simulation, piece by piece.

Breaking down the simulation includes differentiating between first, second and third person point-of-view camera angles. Also, we will cover how to effectively involve SME’s in the storyboarding process to minimize revisions. Finally, we will identify tips and techniques that experts use when crafting decision points, learner answers and coaching feedback.

Please consider joining Dan and Ray by REGISTERING HERE.

 

Founded in 1939, Cinécraft  Productions is the oldest commercial producers of corporate and industrial films in the US.  Today Cinécraft  is a top 10 content development company specializing in creating custom learning solutions.

Vignettes Learning company is an elearning and technology services company. Vignettes Learning assists clients implement learning content and technology solutions. Vignettes Learning operates the 120,000 member community www.trainingmagnetwork.com and helps clients in Scenario-based Learning, Story-based learning, Microlearning and Deep Dive Thinking for New Talent. 

 


CINÉCRAFT PRODUCTIONS ENTERS NEW ERA OF LEADERSHIP

By Dan Keckan published February 26, 2018

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CLEVELAND, OH – February 23, 2018 – The next generation of leadership for Cinécraft Productions has been named, Dan Keckan as CEO and Matt Walsh as COO.  Dan’s role as CEO will be to continue the organization’s advancement as a top national brand in custom learning solutions. Matt will assume all operations as COO.

Maria Keckan and Neil McCormick will remain sole shareholders of Cinécraft  stock.  Maria will continue as President and CFO.  Neil will remain Board Chair and continue working with his key accounts.

“Cinécraft  has been working with Fortune 1000 organizations to craft custom learning solutions for nearly 80 years and that is not about to change. My parents built an amazing company with a great staff and solid core values to build upon that include customer-focus and integrity. We will also build upon our mission as creative storytellers, and look to create better learning experiences for our customers’ learners. What does better learning look like? Better learning means that we will bring the learner as close to the skill to be learned as possible. And, better learning leads to better business results for our customers,” explained Dan Keckan.

Learning Leaders

 

The newest addition to the team, Matt Walsh said, “I’m excited for the opportunity to help lead a company with such a stellar reputation as Cinécraft . My goal is to bring the experience that I have gained from building and managing successful teams in tech to better serve our customer’s needs.”

Maria on her 32 year run: ”Most people who pass their company on to a family member do so wondering if the company will continue to thrive.  Since the company is already thriving in part because of our son I believe he’s clearly ready to take it to new heights.  Matt who will be COO is an already tried and true winner at managing people. I am proud of the fact that we pass on a staff made up of truly good and caring people. It’s been an honor to be the steward of such a company for 32 years.

“I’ve been a proud part of Cinécraft  for 41 years.  32 years as owner.  I think it is time for the next generation to take the reins.  I’m excited about the energy and vision Dan and Matt are bringing to future of the Company,” stated Neil McCormick.

Founded in 1939, Cinécraft  Productions is the oldest commercial producers of corporate and industrial films in the US.  Today Cinécraft  is a top 10 content development company specializing in creating custom learning solutions.