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MotionMasters (Firm)

Works: 51 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 2,955 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Instructional films  Documentary films  Periodicals  History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 657
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Most widely held works by MotionMasters (Firm)
Internet research : what's credible?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Internet, it's incredibly easy, and fast, to research a topic with a few simple keystrokes. But it's also incredibly easy to end up with unreliable and non-credible information that makes your research efforts fruitless. With an overwhelming abundance of options after doing an Internet search, how can you tell which results are reliable? In this video, viewers will learn strategies for narrowing down results and honing in on credible sources of information online. Experts such as college professors and media librarians offer advice, while students share their own experiences. A special section on one of today's most popular research sites-Wikipedia-investigates whether it's trustworthy or not for academic or professional use."--Container
Bad weather, safe driving : life-saving tips( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best advice for driving in heavy rain or snow is not to! But, if you have to hit the road in bad weather, there are steps to take that greatly improve your chances of staying safe. This program offers a wealth of tips for driving in rainstorms, high winds, and fog, or when snow, ice, or flooding make for hazardous road conditions. With the help of a driving instructor, a police officer, a mechanic, a meteorologist, and even water-rescue personnel, the video also advises on how to prepare a vehicle for trips in bad weather - even if your vehicle has four-wheel drive. Students learn what to do if vapor forms inside the windshield, how to handle hydroplaning, the dangers of black ice, and when to just pull over and wait it out
Managing assets and payroll( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assets and payroll are critical components of the accounting process and essential for any business to succeed. After watching this video, viewers will understand the managing of assets, which are resources owned by a company that help with its operations and can be converted to cash, and the managing of payroll-salaries, wages, bonuses and commissions, overtime pay, payroll taxes and costs, employer-paid benefits, and profit-sharing plans. Sections include: Tangible and Intangible Assets, Asset Accounts, Grouping Assets, Depreciation, Payroll Accounting, and The Matching Principle for Payroll Accounting. A graphic design firm and a software company serve as examples. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences/MotionMasters Coproduction
Managing inventory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventory can include products that a company makes and sells, products that it purchases and resells, and products that it sells on consignment. Through this video, viewers will learn how companies manage their goods as illustrated by a consignment shop, a large grocery store, a hardware store, a construction company, a chemical plant, a jewelry store, a gas station, and a boutique clothing store. Sections include: Types of Inventory, Inventory Assessment and Systems, Costing Methods, Costing Methods in Action, Specific Identification Method of Inventory Costing, Conservatism and Inventory, and Inventory Adjustments and Estimates. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences/MotionMasters Coproduction
Accounting basics and definitions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do GAAP and OCBOA mean? What are revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities? What are the stages of the accounting cycle? This video answers those questions and many others as it introduces viewers to the process of accounting as illustrated by a cupcake shop and a medical clinic. Sections include: Importance of Accurate Accounting, Basic Accounting Terms, Financial Reporting, Income Statements, Balance Sheets: Assets, Balance Sheets: Liabilities and Owner Equity, and Statements of Cash Flows. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences/MotionMasters Coproduction
How to read a financial statement( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sports, the stat sheet shows who won and lost, as well as how or why each team won or lost. These numbers also tell coaches and players what they're doing right and what they need to work on. In the world of business, that stat sheet is known as the financial statement-or simply "the financials." The financials tell the owner or manager the same thing: what you're doing right, what you need to work on and how your stats compare to your competitor's. This video covers the basics of reading and understanding a financial statement
Barriers to communication and how to overcome them( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding-all of these are examples of "noise," a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers
Fake News [eVideo - Films on Demand] : Part 2( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fake news is prevalent because it seems so real. But passing it along via social media is more than sharing. It lends credibility to untrustworthy sources. By explaining click baits, bias and information bubbles, this video helps viewers discern what's real and what's not. Startling examples of altered photos reveal the skills employed by fake newsmongers. Cross-referencing to determine objective news sources and sites is explained along with reverse image search and expert confirmation. This video will assist viewers in getting past the hype of fake news to discover the real story
Fake News [eVideo - Films on Demand] : Part 1( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fake news is more than a social media menace--it's threatening critical thinking skills needed to develop information literacy. Combined with the impulse to share exciting, shocking and alarming stories, fake news is shaping--and distorting--perceptions, especially in younger demographics. In this video, viewers learn what drives fake news, how to spot it and how to de-bunk it. They'll see how to distinguish between bias and accuracy, and opinion from fact. Vignettes that mimic online feeds and searches show how to detect completely false stories, slanted information, pure propaganda and misused data
Business etiquette by Susan Bixler( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should you balance social media and your job? What's the best way to ask for a raise? Who should pick up the tab for a business lunch? In this program, both business experts and a focus group of young professionals advise viewers on the proper way to conduct themselves in different types of work-related situations. Among the many topics covered are nonverbal communication and "personal space," handling dissatisfied callers, when and how to interrupt a busy colleague, composing professional emails, asking for a raise, and managing time effectively. The focus group also offers tips and anecdotes on what not to do at work"--Container
Parenting 101 : basic skills for raising confident children( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Practical advice on building a strong parent-child relationship, teaching and reinforcing desirable behavior, creating an environment that stimulates intellect and confidence, developing a routine that offer reassurance and stability, and working through parental conflict constructively. Concise dramatizations that highlight problems and solutions are combined with helpful commentary from educators, counselors, and psychologists."--Video case
Due process: understanding the U.S. criminal justice system( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No matter how careful they are, criminals almost always leave some trace of their identity behind. In this program, legal and forensic experts explain different types of evidence and how each is gathered and used in court. The work of various forensic specialists is described, and the Hollywood version of crime scene investigation is compared to what really happens at a site and in the lab. The video also looks at a few drawbacks of digital evidence and at how fingerprinting stacks up against DNA samples--the new gold standard in crime detection"--Publisher
"You're the boss"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed for anyone weighing the decision to launch a business, as well as those who want to push full-steam ahead, this five-part series provides inspiration and nuts-and-bolts guidance on building a thriving company. Business experts and successful entrepreneurs shed light on a wide range of issues--from branding and marketing to managing employees to long-range planning."--Container
LinkedIn for Networking and Job Search : Basic and Advanced Techniques( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most powerful tools at a job-seeker's disposal is the career networking web site LinkedIn. More than 200 million people have a professional presence on LinkedIn, and that number is growing every day. This program explains how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and use the site to connect with potential employers. Supplemented by tips from hiring managers and social media experts, the video also covers "building a brand," gaining introductions and developing a network, adding endorsements to a profile, finding unadvertised jobs, and more. Recommended as an important update to any career-search curriculum that wants to show why resumes alone are no longer enough."--Container
Digital Communication Skills : Dos and Don'ts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn't just about sharing information--it's creating it--and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do--and what you don't want to do--when it comes to email, texting, video-conferencing and using the phone for business calls or voice mail."--Container
Due process: understanding the U.S. criminal justice system( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From minor infractions to identity theft and murder, this program sorts out categories of crimes and their severity, and lets viewers know what takes place during an arrest and arraignment. With input from prosecutors, police officers, and other experts, the video also discusses some fairly common scenarios and their constitutional parameters. Can a student's locker be searched without permission? When is evidence found without a warrant admissible in court? Should a suspect--even one who is innocent--'plead the Fifth' if arrested?"--Publisher
Due process: understanding the U.S. criminal justice system( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to prime-time television, criminals are brought to justice in a speedy and efficient yet drama-filled manner. In reality, the process can be slow and meticulous, as rules must be followed to safeguard the defendant's constitutional rights. This program provides a solid grounding in the processes and players involved in the court system and takes viewers step by step through a trial and sentencing. Legal experts explain probable cause, plea bargaining, the types of witness testimony that might be challenged, and other key elements, including how juvenile offenders are dealt with"--Publisher
Working together : professionalism 101( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because career success can depend just as much on getting along with colleagues as it does on job knowledge, this program addresses the issues that most frequently come up when working in groups. Through input from human resources reps, viewers learn how to handle conflict, gossip, and office politics, determine the types of information that should and should not be shared with their supervisors, and understand their organization's chain of command. The video also covers in-office and virtual meetings (where to sit, what to say, conversational protocol), taking time off, ethics, bullying, and harassment; and a group of young professionals share examples of bad behavior in meetings"--Container
Professional image by Susan Bixler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being well dressed is only one part of presenting a good workplace image what if you've done your best to maintain fast-track skills and are then asked to perform a menial task? This program guides viewers through a breakdown of just what constitutes career-appropriate demeanor. With an emphasis on having a good attitude, the video discusses handling mistakes, determining dress codes, staying abreast of industry trends, workspace appearance, and even kitchen etiquette. A list of specific - and learnable - leadership qualities is provided, while a group of young professionals recounts anecdotes of workplace successes and mistakes throughout. A Cambridge Educational/MotionMasters Coproduction
Outlier : The Story of Katherine Johnson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In mathematical terms, an outlier is a data point that differs greatly from other observations. It’s an apt description for a person too, that is outside the norms. This film is a one-hour documentary about the trajectory of an African American girl-wonder, whose mathematical genius would catapult astronauts into space. Born in 1918, Johnson graduated high school at the age of 14, college at 18, and went on to a career with NASA where she broke race and gender barriers. Hired by NASA in 1953 for her mathematical prowess, Johnson was responsible for plotting the trajectories for launches and reentries. Some of her notable calculations include the trajectory for Alan Shepard, the first American in space in 1959. Johnson also verified computer calculations for John Glenn's 1962 flight. She was the first woman in NASA’s space division to author a technical report – and in all co-authored 21 technical papers. In 2015 President Barack Obama presented Johnson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Johnson not only succeeded in a white, male-dominated field, she excelled. From America’s first attempt at manned space flights, to the Shuttle program, Johnson was an integral part of the mission. The documentary includes an interview with Johnson herself, as well as interviews with NASA’s chief historian, a curator at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum, and an interview with Margot Shetterly, the author of the book, Hidden Figures. Johnson’s life was one of three profiled in the Hollywood film of the same name
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