Schools and Educational Groups

    Plowshares has helped distance learning groups, charter schools, and museums create compelling multi-role videos that educate, promote, and help fundraise all at the same time! We can even train your staff or students to use their own equipment or cell phones to shoot and edit beautiful videos.
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    Online Education

    We lead the way in online education. Whether you need help creating a MOOC, a small fee-based class, or anything in between, our experienced team has you covered.
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    Oral Histories

    These long-form interviews document for posterity significant & noteworthy events & people. The Plowshares team has cultivated a unique expertise in these long-format, multi-session interviews. We work regularly with partner Columbia University and have done projects with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.
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    Due Process & the Rule of Law

    When the Columbia Center for Oral History wanted to record the experiences of former Guantanamo Bay detainees for posterity we flew to London to interview them in partnership with Cageprisoners; the prisoner advocacy group working to assure humane treatment of prisoners captured as part of the War on Terror. One of the many powerful interviews we recorded was by lawyer Gareth Pierce (from In the Name of the Father fame), who is working on their behalf.
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    Museum of Arts and Design

    The staff at MAD was given an opportunity. The company that ran the video kiosks in Times Square had wanted to donate some advertising time to them, asked where they interested? With less than two weeks to deadline, almost no budget, and no idea what to do, they called us. How did it go? See for yourself!
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    The ability of video to bring art to life is unparalleled. Plowshares Media has created hundreds of videos for MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Engage and educate while promoting yourself and generating operating income!
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    Fundraise and Advocate Inexpensively

    See what just one video can do. We understand tight budgets and reaching disparate audiences. Let us craft you an evergreen, multi-role video tool that showcases your mission and impact and reaches out to every demographic.
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    Abstract Expressionist New York

    When MoMA wanted to promote their first flagship exhibit curated solely from their permanent collection, we created a unique series of 20 videos for them combining curatorial perspective, art history, technique discussion and even actual studio painting by conservators!
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    Women in the Visual Arts Oral History

    Another landmark oral history project, Plowshares staff helped the Columbia Center for Oral History document the lives of 12 remarkable women artists whose careers had not gotten the recognition their talent and commitment had clearly earned. Agnes Gund and her foundation made this project possible and she dedicated it to Elizabeth Murray, a seminal American painter, printmaker and draughtsman.
Fundraising-&-Advocacy-small Whether you want to raise money, promote your cause, recruit talented staff or students, or increase awareness of your mission Plowshares can help! From concept, to production, to distribution, we've worked with charter schools, unions, after-school programs & museums on a wide range of issues.
Education-&-Training-small2 From our 4 year partnership with the Museum of Modern Art developing their critically-acclaimed, sold out Online Courses from scratch, to creating informative audio & video podcasts in collaboration with the NYC Dept. of Housing, Preservation & Development, to DVD-based interactive training materials we understand the needs of the educational market and what it takes to reach, engage & inform your audience.
Oral-Histories-small We have extensive expertise in this unique area. Our projects include those documenting the life of the incomparable artist Robert Rauschenberg, under-recognized landmark female visual artists, and the life and times of acclaimed painter Helen Frankenthaler. We have also worked with the US Dept. of the Interior on never before seen personal histories of US Marines, Imperial Japanese soldiers, and civilian Pacific Islanders during WWII.
Govt-&-Public-small-v3 A D&B listed Self Certified Small Business that has been awarded both City & Federal contracts, we have the experience and technical know how of a large contractor, but the cost-competitiveness and responsiveness of the small organization that we are. With an established history of completing projects on time and on budget, we have been the go-to company for many organizations and government agencies.