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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.


Cinecraft Productions Top 10 Noteworthy eLearning Company

By Dan Keckan published December 27, 2017

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Cinécraft is honored to be a part of the Top 10 Noteworthy eLearning Companies of 2017. Each year eLearning Industry ranks eLearning content development companies into a Top 10 list. Editors from eLearning Industry combed more than 300 companies, looking for top notch eLearning firms that design pioneer eLearning strategies, provide learners with memorable eLearning content, and significantly increase their customers’ ROI.

eLearning Industry ranked companies based of the following 8 criteria:

  1. eLearning Content Development Quality
  2. eLearning Expertise
  3. eLearning Industry Innovation
  4. Customer Reviews
  5. eLearning Company’s Economical Growth Potential
  6. Customer Retention
  7. Employee Turnover
  8. Company’s Social Responsibility

“This honor is a testament to the great work our team does to help learners act. It’s not just about the learner knowing what to do on the job, it’s about them doing what needs to be done on the job,” explained Dan Keckan VP Learning & Instructional Design.

Top 10 eLearning Companies


CVATD Monthly Meeting – The Anatomy of a Video-Based Simulation

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Join the Cuyahoga Valley ATD Chapter for a presentation by Dan Keckan, VP eLearning & Instructional Design at Cinécraft Productions. The presentation will take place on September 13, 2017 from 5:30-8:00pm at Akron General Health and Wellness Center – West.

Behavioral video-based simulations are perfect for changing behaviors. But designing simulations that are linear or non-linear (branched or not) is not an easy task. To further complicate the design process, adding in video can be daunting.

Join this session to learn how to create effective simulations that combine video and e-learning to inspire behavior change.

You’ll get to experience award-winning, video-based simulations and learn about practical tools you can use on your next project.

Come away with tips and techniques you can apply back on the job when designing, producing, and developing video simulations.

Application on the Job:

  • Differentiate between first-person and third-person point-of-view video simulations.
  • Discover techniques for designing linear decision points that reflect behaviors.
  • Create dialogue that is realistic for video.

CLICK HERE to register.

About Dan Keckan

As Vice President of eLearning and Instructional Design at Cinécraft Productions, Dan Keckan helps organizations improve employee performance that leads to measurable business results.

His specific expertise is in matching learning modalities with skills and behaviors to create authentic simulations.

His award winning team of top designers and developers have won the Brandon Hall Awards, Best-of-Show at DemoFest and Training Magazine’s Learning Design Challenge.

His company, Cinécraft Productions, has now been recognized for three straight years on Training Industry Magazine’s Top 20 Content Development Companies Watch List.

Agenda:

5:30 Registration, dinner and networking

6:15 Announcements

6:30 Tonight’s topic

8:00 Adjourn

This program is not affiliated with the Akron General Health and Wellness Center- West.


FIVE REASONS TO JOIN US AT DEVLEARN 2017 IN LAS VEGAS

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We are excited to announce that Cinécraft will have a booth for the first time at DevLearn in Las Vegas from October 25-27th 2017. Here are the top five reasons to join us.

  1. You’re invited to join your peers and attend Cinécraft’s complimentary Happy Hour where we will discuss the future of tech and learning.
  2. Simply put, the biggest and best learning technology conference in the industry.Devlearn
  3. Check out the World’s greatest eLearning samples and vote for your favorites at DemoFest.
  4. Choose from five specialized focuses  and over 200 sessions critical to developing new skills in the management design and development of technology-based learning.
  5. Vegas, baby!

CLICK HERE to register. And, if you’re interested in joining Cinécraft’s complimentary Happy Hour, email Dan Keckan.