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Mediamaker Meetup with Michael Rosenblum of

MNN’s Media Education Department offers a variety of classes and workshops on video production that is primarily technical, but we also host a bi-monthly event that gives our producers a chance to talk about their show ideas and receive feedback. Producers may also ask for production support from their peers. This event is called MNN’s Mediamaker Meetup and the next one is on Wednesday, January 30th.

New Course: Creating Motion Graphics in Adobe Premiere CC

Would you like to add motion graphics to your project without having to learn Adobe After Effects? If you have ever been interested in creating motion graphics, then this blog post is for you. In it, we will discuss MNN’s newest advanced class, Motion Graphics with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

MNN Host becomes NYC Civil Court Judge

MNN Host becomes NYC Civil Court Judge

December, 21, 2018 • 3 min read


Courtroom #325, in the NY City Civil Court building was standing room only last night, when more than two hundred people huddled together to watch Shahabuddeen Ally be sworn in as the first Muslim male Civil Court Judge in New York City. 

“Sha” Ally, as he is known to his friends, is an accomplished attorney who has an incredible personal story about immigrating from Guyana at a young age with his six other siblings. His success is nothing short the American dream. Not only is he the first Muslim male elected to the bench in New York City, he is also the first Indian Caribbean judge in New York State.  

Alternate Visions: Bold Proposals to Solve the New York Housing Crisis

MNN and the Museum of the City New York have partnered to broadcast Alternate Visions: Bold Proposals to Solve New York Housing Crisis, as part of their larger initiative “Housing Tomorrow’s City." This program looks at potential solutions to New York City's housing crisis. While rapid development has occurred in the affordable housing sector, many New Yorkers are being priced out of the city, causing some residents to question whether or not existing affordable housing plans are effective enough. During the event, four speakers will propose four distinct proposals that reframe the City’s current approach to housing. 

Producer Spotlight: Kristian Sookdeo

Producer Spotlight: Kristian Sookdeo

December, 18, 2018 • 2 min read

Kristian Sookdeo was introduced to MNN in early 2018 when his wife encouraged him to go to an MNN Orientation with her. Kristian completed MNN’s Video Editing with Adobe Premiere CC course and fell in love with editing.