Technology & Media We are alterNative Media. aNm is a Native American-owned small business that provides technical, creative, and innovative services to a global community.
aNm is pleased to announce that we have deployed a new version of the Caddo Language app – now renamed, “Caddo Search Engine” – for Android devices, available for download from the Google Play store. Download the Android app here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alternativemedia.caddosearchengine. The Caddo Search Engine (“CSE”) app is a feature-rich mobile application that allows users […]
Preface & Background At the time of writing this blog entry, I’ve successfully presented webinar #5 of 10 of the webinar series, “How to create great e-Learning content from A to Z”, hosted by iSpring Solutions. Given this mid-point milestone, I felt this would be a good opportunity to reflect and report on how the […]
aNm Webinars Hosted by iSpring aNm is happy to announce a new landmark in our partnership with iSpring Solutions. iSpring, a continuing client of aNm, is a leader in the eLearning community for their authoring software, iSpring Suite. They cater to big and small business, including well-known companies like Microsoft, Sony, and Tesla. Michael Sheyahshe, […]
Exciting Announcement! aNm has been awarded a Federal Government contract with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). As part of the Native Knowledge 360° (NK360) project, aNm will create several comic book / graphic novel styled illustrations to be used for educational online modules and other educational materials. From the NMAI website: Native Knowledge […]
IPI #12 – Theo Tso Welcome again, my friends, to another installment of Indigenous Peeps in the Industry or ‘IPI‘ – my blog series that celebrates Indigenous artists, writers, and other creatives working in the comic book and/or video game industry. Today, we have the great pleasure of speaking with Theo Tso, creator of Captain Paiute. You can […]
Celebrating Knowledge & Experience iSpring Solutions published a few online reviews of various authoring tools that credit aNm Technologist, Michael Sheyahshe, for his expertise and insight. The first article, Top 5 e-Learning Authoring Tools: The Use Cases Comparison (2017 Update), reviews a few major authoring tools – iSpring Suite, Articulate 360, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, and Lectora […]
It’s been a busy first few months of 2017 for aNm…but, a good busy. I had the honor of presenting a session at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference 2017 in Orlando, FL about, “Create VR on a Shoestring Budget”. LSCon was fantastic and it was good to see old friends and make some new ones. […]
Familiar Faces and New Experiences DevLearn is always fantastic – I come back from the eLearning Guild conferences invigorated and inspired by the innovation and expertise I encounter there. This year, DevLearn 2016 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV was no different. This year, however, was a new experience for me: while I normally […]
DevLearn 2016 – My Take Good friends, great conversations and discussions, scrumptious food, countless eLearning and tech vendors, and amazing presentations and sessions. The eLearning Guild’s annual DevLearn 2016 conference at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV was fantastic. I always come back from these events energized, invigorated, and eager to begin implementing things I picked-up […]
Freshly returned from Focus on Learning’s DemoFest 2016, where I showcased my project, “NekroNomIcon: Story-Driven Mobile Game Developed with iSpring”, I put down some of my thoughts on how it went, what worked, and what didn’t. You can access this article on my blog, “The Technology of Learning” – http://instructional-design-specialist.blogspot.com/2016/06/lessons-learned-focus-on-learning.html.
I’m very pleased to announce that I will be presenting my demo at the FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference & Expo in Austin, TX. My project, NekroNomIcon: Story-Driven Mobile Game Developed with iSpring, has been accepted for inclusion in the conference’s DemoFest. See more info about DemoFest and the Conference here: -Focus on Learning 2016-
Custom 2D & 3D Animation aNm can create several different types of animation for you. We have the academic training, professional knowhow, technical expertise, and creative insight to produce just the animation you need. Using the adage, “the right tool for the right job,” aNm ensures we use the latest software and hardware during production. […]
This is Not Your Lawnmower Man’s VR VR is here! …and aNm is excited to be a part of this innovative technology. Leveraging Unity3D we can develop virtual reality experiences using Google Cardboard. Check out our tech blog, eDeveloper Stuff, to see our various testing, workarounds, and experiments in virtual reality in Google Cardboard.
Typos Suck – But We Don’t aNm offers expert text editing services. If you’re short on time or just need a second set of eyes on your work before submitting it or pressing “send,” we can help! We have successful experience editing term papers, theses, P.h.D. dissertations, book length manuscripts, comic books, web-site content, articles […]
Digitizing Experts Creating a digital copy of your work should be easy, right? Just copy/paste into, um, … something, right? But what format do you choose? eBook, ePub, iBook…PDF ? How about structure and format – how is your work or project currently formatted and in what file-type is it saved? Certain formats allow for […]
All Pros – No Con Check out the good news! With a simple newsletter, aNm’s Grants & Financial Development exert, Jera Winters assisted the Lake Murray Village Volunteer Fire Division raise money for a new emergency weather warning system. See more on this topic and view Jera’s art on her homepage at http://www.jerawinters.com/2016/03/good-news-everyone-im-pleased-to.html.
Authoring, development, & creation Let aNm be your one-stop studio for comic book creation. There is no substitute for good art or good writing… and aNm knows it. Our custom illustrations and sketches bring your ideas to life. From writing to illustration and editing – aNm can do it. Contact us today to see how […]
Code Like a Boss aNm can author software, content, and apps to run on your desktop or mobile device. We can create native apps for Android or iOS or a web app for use on multiple devices, using HTML5.
Games, Sim, VR & More Using the video game engine, Unity3D, aNm can create custom 2D or 3D games, simulations, or other immersive environments. Examples C90 Simulation Demo showcasing interactivity inside a realistic Beechcraft C90 flight deck. Click this link to see the rudimentary interaction. NOTE: You will need to use the Unity Web Player plugin […]
Creating Art in Three Dimensions Whether you need photorealistic still images of everyday object or customized and fully textured and ‘rigged’ human characters, aNm can create them with artistic precision. For you indie filmmakers, consider the added visual depth by adding “CGI” – machinery, aircraft, vehicles or home/office equipment, humans, creatures…we do it all.