“She told me that I was a KODA, and that was all I needed to hear. I had a name for my ‘in between’. I had an identity. I was born to a Deaf couple, and my ears could hear–I was born again at the age of 15-‘KODA’ That’s who I am”. -Vanessa M., Camp Counselor
Since its founding in 2005, KODAWest, a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, has served thousands of families regionally and nationally by providing an annual camp for over 100 KODA (Kids of Deaf Adults)campers, with a staff of 35 CODAs (Child of Deaf Adults), as well as year-round events for families. To be a part of this award-winning organization and carry on its mission to serve hearing children with parent/s who are deaf, the gift of your donation will go a long way in ensuring that KODAWest continues to provide a place for these KODAs.
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Written & directed by Lauren Maucere
Filmed by Jon-Lenois Savage
Edited by Wayne Betts & the Convo Team
Music by Len Savage
With special thanks to:
& all the families involved in this project.
SLS (Sign Language Script) – Click here to watch the video
(6 videos – 24 minutes)
The BizGenius Youth Camp at Gallaudet University for young Deaf entrepreneurs in the 9th to 11th grades.
The webisode is created by BizGenius Youth Camp.
webisode 1: Opening Ceremony
webisode 2: Day 1: Think and Act Like Entrepreneur
webisode 3: Day 2: INNOVATION
webisode 4: Day 3: Marketing
webisode 5: Day 4: Media
webisode 6: Day 5: The Spotlight
Sofia Seitchik (Global Deaf Women) – Camp Director
Travis Dougherty (DeafTV) – Creative Assistant Director
Irina M. Normatov – Camp Activity Coordinator
Jon Savage (Lenois Productions) – Video Producer
Noelle Bell (Buzzworthy Social Media) – Social Media Consultant
Tayla Newman – Reporter
Introduction of the personalized portrait art
Transcript available [Click here]
Commercial of The Personalized Photo Art Process – 30 seconds
The Personalized Photo Art Process
1. Place your order of one or more photos.
2. You will review and approve.
3. Within two weeks you will receive your artwork.
Simple as that!
You can place your order at http://jonsavagegallery.com/product/personalized-potrait/
To learn more about how to give your Deaf child the gift of ASL, contact our Early Intervention Educational Consultant, Laura T. Petersen at 510-344-6191 vp 510-794-3751 v Email: email@example.com. For more information, visit www.CSDEagles.com.
If you are interested in enrolling your child at California School for the Deaf (CSD), call (510) 794- 3987 Voice or (510) 794-3721 VP.
The PSA is created by CSD Outreach team, JAC Cook, Laura T.Petersen, and Julie Rems-Smario.
Video producer/editor -Jon Savage.
The short film got selected for Lavender Carpet Film Festival!
What’s Lavender Carpet Film Festival?
DeafHope is excited to launch a new idea for our annual Glimmer of Hope event which will take place on February 22, 2014. We are going Hollywood in the form of a film festival! The theme is “Lavender Carpet Film Festival 2014: Lights, Camera, Activism!” featuring a series of community-based Public Service Announcements (PSA). Join us for delicious appetizers served throughout the evening, good friends and inspiring conversation about how we can change our community.
DeafHope is inviting filmmakers across the nation and around the world to submit short feature films, documentaries, film shorts, animation, and experimental works. Accepted films produced by Domestic Violence/Sexual Violence agencies and community allies will be eligible for category-specific Audience’s Choice Awards.
“Have a heart”
Written by Holly & Jon Savage
Director, video and edited by Jon Savage
lighting grip – Brad Cohen
Husband – Eric Calbert
Wife – Marla Marks
Heart Man – Alexander Zernovoj
Introducing Youth Summer Program: BizGenius Camp at Gallaudet University where your child learns how to be a successful future entrepreneur! The first deaf youth business camp at Gallaudet is coming this summer from July 26th to August 3rd. Visit http://www.bizgeniuscamp.com for summer registration information and more!
Spokesperson: Renny Savage
Script written: Noelle Bell, http://www.buzzworthysocialmedia.com
Video produced: Jon Savage