Bringing Story to Life

Gillen Entertainment Content (GEC) creates online content.

  • We develop original online and ebook content for filmmakers and storytellers in the entertainment and media business
  • We write fiction with a media-savvy slant
  • And we offer ebook and lesson plan content for educators who work with classroom media

1. GEC publishes original web content for filmmakers and storytellers:

  • Interviews with global film and media professionals:
  • Articles and how-to tips on film and storytelling at The Filmmaker Lifestyle
  • Ebooks on filmmaking and media production:
    • Filmmaking Basics: Finding Your Creative Voice  For filmmakers who burn to make films that stand out from the crowd. Even with limited or zero budget. More than a dozen industry pros also offer their practical advice. This book will take you from initial story idea through to final edit and marketing.
    • Understanding Digital Storytelling: Teaching Filmmaking  This is a manual for educators who need to set up a classroom video production program. A solid hands-on guide to developing and teaching video production in the classroom. Media teachers at the middle or secondary level will learn how to develop student teams that will produce compelling video projects and digital storytelling. Semester-long syllabus included.

2. GEC publishes media-savvy novels and stories. See our author blog for more information. Fiction available on Amazon Kindle:

  • a novel titled APART, about a conflicted businessman who struggles with his search for his long-missing twin sister. Read a free sample chapter here
  • a story about a young teen who meets a Vietnam veteran, breaking open the hidden story of his grandfather’s brother’s death in Vietnam
  • coming soon: a young-adult series featuring the Film Crew, teens who are savvy with film and media

3. GEC publishes ebooks and lesson plans for classroom educators. See our page on TeachersPayteachers:

  • an article and lesson plan on journalists in combat zones, from Ernie Pyle in WWII to Lars Schwetje in Iraq
  • Understanding Digital Storytelling: Teaching Filmmaking  This is a manual for educators who need to set up a classroom video production program. A solid hands-on guide to developing and teaching video production in the classroom. Media teachers at the middle or secondary level will learn how to develop student teams that will produce compelling video projects and digital storytelling. Semester-long syllabus included.
  • Filmmaking Basics: Finding Your Creative Voice  For filmmakers who burn to make films that stand out from the crowd. Even with limited or zero budget. More than a dozen industry pros also offer their practical advice. This book will take you from initial story idea through to final edit and marketing

Contact

Have questions or need more information? Contact us: bobgillen251ATgmailDOTcom.