Stories

New Vistas Media Communications
is a creative communications boutique
crafting storified content
with the intention of discovering a common ground.

Inspire. Engage. Ignite change.

You, your organization, agency, community, and family are unique. Your story is also unique and can be crafted and shared in a compelling, and authentic way. Everyone’s time is increasingly valuable, our priorities are changing, and how we connect is changing. Marketing is changing, too. It’s no longer about the stuff you sell. It’s about the stories you tell.  It’s about sharing the right story in a creative way~reflecting your brand, mission, purpose, or services~in ways your focus audience will not only feel inspired, but choose to purposefully engage with you.

Through sharing, listening, and ethics we discover common ground and bridge divides. New Vistas Media Communications uses proven neuroscience to craft creative storified content. The process is customized to your unique needs and involves incorporating real people (not actors), audio (interviews and music), visuals (photography, data images, and video). Now more than ever creative content and digital media is being used to reach more people for diverse reasons including marketing & branding, engaging your focus audience, informing the broader community about relevant issues, or capturing and sharing meaningful moments.

Stay tuned! New Vistas is excited to be adding podcasting stories to our digital services! Contact us to learn more.

Stories

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The shortest distance between two people is a story. Storytelling is a powerful tool used to evoke strong emotions and responses. Through stories we discover common grounds, and then together we can explore real solutions to issues, & ignite purposeful change. Through story attitudes and behaviors change. Inspiration and hope is ignited. Stories allow us to bridge divides by collaborating across cultures, geographic boundaries, generations, agencies, and organizations.

Stills

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One single photo can capture a moment in time, and create a lasting impact. The photo above was taken by Stone Jordan in 2012. We were eating, walking, and discovering our way through a NYC summertime adventure. For me, this photo takes me right back to that moment we were walking on the High Line, and my senses come alive. I can feel the summer humidity, hear the bustling city, and smell all delicious smells from the surrounding food carts . Then, a flood of memories from the trip unfold. We had a blast! A series of sequential photos taken just moments, or years apart tells a unique & memorable story.  It’s more than just the technical aspects of photography that allow the magic of story to visually be created. It takes vision, creativity, and literally seeing something from a different view, or through a completely new lens.

In-Motion

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It’s no secret videos and films are the most viewed and powerful content on social media today. We’re moving faster than we ever have before. We want information delivered quickly, in a format that grabs our attention within seconds. Otherwise, viewers just keep scrolling, or find another website. Creating a motion-short for your business, organization, community, or even a really important event like a wedding, is a purposeful and fun way to visually share a meaningful story. They’re innovative  and perfect for marketing, fundraising events, or inspiring community engagement.

 

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Musings

Here’s a visual story that spontaneously evolved while I was recently taking a new camera out for a spin. It’s a story of a white boxer that found his way into my life, and heart. Thanks for watching. Every Dog has a Purpose: A Story of a White Boxer from Nell Jordan on Vimeo. Check… Read More

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It’s been five days since the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place in Parkland, Florida. Eight of the victims were girls and young women; nine were boys and men. They ranged from 14 years old to 49. I spent Sunday with my own 23 year old son cooking brunch, catching up, drinking coffee… Read More

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I recently spent six and a half years obtaining two degrees and a number of certificates. I was also a teaching assistant for an advanced ornithology field and lab course. Before that, I was an educator and education advisor to elementary & middle school students, parents, and school faculties. I’ve been a presenter, & attended… Read More

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Something tells me there’s a wealth of innovative, creative, design thinking, leaders out there. That’s you, right? If so, you might be interested in checking out a really cool creativity conference coming to Arizona March 1st-4th. It’s a four-day micro-university for personal, professional, and organizational creativity — a feast of concurrent sessions presented by the best… Read More

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be·lov·ed adjective dearly loved. noun a much loved person. (Or when I anthropomorphize, I include animals, too. See below). To see more takes on beloved click here.

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I was thrilled when my friend Michelle Auerbach, author, speaker, and storytelling consultant, recently asked me to take some headshots for her upcoming book. It was a busy time for both of us. It was the December holidays, I was traveling and working on several projects, and more importantly I was in town to celebrate Michelle… Read More

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Testimonials

Working With New Vistas Media Communications

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“Nell produced a video that was able to tell an incredibly compelling story about my master’s project. She was extremely flexible and receptive to ideas, and was most concerned with telling the story that I wanted to see told. The end result was a product that was second to none in terms of production value and quality, and perfectly matched what I had envisioned.”Joe Acampora, Bay Area Puma Project
San Francisco, California

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“Nell was a blast to work with! I felt extremely taken care of throughout the entire process. Nell is a great communicator both in-person and via e-mail. I felt like I could talk to her about anything and wasn’t afraid to share my ideas and vision for the video. It was -10 degrees when she filmed my interview, which was amazing and FREEZING. Nell is a trooper! I was thrilled with the additional footage of the Gunnison Valley that Nell included to make the video engaging and relevant. The final product is perfect. I was hoping it would be inspiring and a good representation of Mountain Manners, and it is! Don’t just take my word for it, my fiance was tearing up before the credits even started rolling. Choosing to work with Nell this semester has been one of my best graduate school decisions!” 

Gillian Rossi, Mountain Manners
Crested Butte, Colorado
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Trail cam image provided by Julia Nave

“Nell did a beautiful job of sharing the broad purpose and goals of my research project through storytelling, while accurately representing the small details and nuances of my work.  She took the time to understand my project and her knowledge made communications with her clear and easy.  The resulting film is a product of her hard-work, passion, and her ability to work collaboratively with her subjects.  It will be a useful tool for me to communicate my project visually and concisely as I develop my career.”

Julia Nave, Conservation researcher
Bozeman, Montana

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“Nell was great to work with! She is completely professional yet made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. She was able to transform my story from a conversation to a polished product that I am proud to showcase. Nell was also willing to film in -30 degree temperatures, which isn’t fun for anyone, let alone someone working a camera, having to take on and off her gloves. I highly recommend Nell and New Vistas Media Communications.”

MJ Pickett, farmer & educator
Calder Farms & Mountain Roots
Gunnison, Colorado

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Photo credit Brandon McNamara

“After spending so much time and giving so much energy to my project work in India, it was wonderful to get to see this experience put into a video. Because of the distance, Nell and I were not able to interview in person, but she was still able to create a great product. The use of pictures and videos of my experience in India came together beautifully with the story of my project work. Thank you Nell for all your time and energy in putting this together!”

Brandon McNamara,
Nature, Culture & Resiliency Living
Pithoragarh & Majkhali, India

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