What is Needleworks Pictures?
Needleworks Pictures is the name of my film production company which became my first web site as well. When I started Open Court Resources I didn’t want to pay for a second host so Open Court Resources became a back door to the Needleworks site. Four years later, I go to workshops where people come up to me, point, and call me Needleworks. I find it quite funny. The name itself was a take off on my name and Dreamworks Pictures which was founded about the same time.
Today, Needleworks hosts about twenty educational sites even as Open Court Resources has found its own domain. The focus of my web sites and filmmaking have clearly shifted away from personal films and more towards standards-based digital storytelling by and for children.
It was time for Needleworks Pictures, the web site, to reflect that. On the main page are now links to my three most popular web sites and a password-protected link to the old Needleworks as well.