hi. I’m Emily Kornblut.
I live in Brooklyn and am the lead producer, project manager, and VP of snacks of Really Useful Media. We are a production company that specializes in documentary and promotional video, event videography, and interactive media and projection design. We help awesome nonprofits, educators, artists, and designers use video to tell their stories.
I have been an educator in some form or another for the past fifteen years, first as a student volunteer in an after school program for homeless children and later through international exchange and summer camp programs. From 2006-08, I was the US Education Program Manager at TakingITGlobal, which sparked for me a new understanding of the relationship between technology and learning design.
I am a graduate of McGill University, where I studied History and International Development, and will happily talk with anyone about how great Montreal is. (Yes, it is extremely cold there in winter.) I am also a graduate of Teachers College at Columbia University, where I received a masters in International Education Development.
Some of my favorite things are traveling (33 US states, 6 Canadian provinces, 19 countries, and counting), cooking, eating, taking still and moving pictures, running, and politics. I am the author of Jaws Wired Shut, a food blog chronicling my experience of breaking my jaw and — you guessed it — having it wired shut, which has been featured in The New York Times Diner’s Journal and Serious Eats.