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NOAA Adds MEDIAmobz’s Students Saving the Ocean to Programming Line Up

by Jay Durgan  10 January 2011

NOAA to internationally Distribute MEDIAmobz’s Documentary, Students Saving the Ocean, in over 25 Kiosks Worldwide

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected Students Saving the Ocean for their Oceans Today kiosk network. This network hosts over 25 kiosks throughout the world and provides current ocean news through their 32-inch touch screen display. Directly above the screen is an echo monitor and this set-up allows for the visitor to have a fully engaged, interactive experience.

Students Saving the Ocean is a 23-minute documentary short that tells the story of local organizations’ and students’ individual and collective efforts to improve the health of the ocean.

Premiered at UC Santa Barbara’s Digital Ocean Event, San Francisco in November 2010, the film was developed in collaboration with dozens of Bay Area high schools, aquariums, and organizations and was inspired by the book, “50 Ways to Save the Oceans,” by David Helvarg and cartoonist Jim Toomey of nationally-syndicated “Sherman’s Lagoon.” The film highlights those actions that can be taken on a daily basis to improve the health of the oceans. Students Saving the Ocean was tapped as Judge’s Best Pick at the Gray’s Reef Film Festival and winner of the Call To Action category as well as being awarded an honorable mention at the Blue Ocean Film Festival.

“We’re honored to be included in NOAA’s Oceans Today programming and continually grateful to the students, teachers, scientists and important Bay Area institutions and organizations that made this documentary possible. We also thank David Helvarg whose book, ’50 Ways to Save the Ocean’ inspired this film, Oracle for their support and specifically UC Santa Barbara’s global sustainability efforts to be spearheaded by the DigitalOcean network and told through new media tools,” said Dave Toole, film producer and CEO, MEDIAmobz.

MEDIAmobz produced Students Saving the Ocean in conjunction with Outhink Media and the University of California, Santa Barbara. The pilot was in part funded by Oracle Corporation and is a successful proof of concept for a series of video productions and multimedia presentations to be produced with student filmmakers under the umbrella of Outhink Media Productions.

To learn more about NOAA’s Ocean Today’s kiosk locations, please visit this link: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/locations.html

To view the Students Saving the Ocean trailer, please click here: http://www.savetheocean.info/content/student-film-0

Please visit http://www.outhink.com to learn more about Outhink Media.

MEDIAmobz provides global video production on-demand; saving companies’ time and money while ensuring quality video storytelling.

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Original press release here

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