Gin Ferrara is a media arts educator, artist, and storyteller. She is currently teaching and developing workshops with Regional Educational Television Network. Ferrara's early work as a media instructor for young people sparked her interest in helping people tell impactful stories, and has continued to be the foundation of her work. As the co-founder of Wide Angle Youth Media, she created programming, outreach, management, and fundraising plans, and steadily grew the organization for 10 years. She enjoys collaboration, and has partnered with schools, agencies, companies, and community groups to create events, build dialogues, share skills, and bring people together, online and in real life. In 2009, Ferrara founded Spindle & Widget, to create community-focused media, trainings, research, and strategies that get people talking and taking action. S&W specializes in creative outreach, community media education, and compelling storytelling to support nonprofits, artists, and socially-responsible businesses.
Gin and the educational dept at RETN can make presentations and conduct workshops/trainings on the following:
- Digital Storytelling
- Social Media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram)
- Videomaking (both digital cameras and mobile media tools)
- Oral (performed) Storytelling
- Graphic design
- Video Editing (iMovie and WeVideo)