Stacy Jill Calvert

Stacy Jill Calvert is filmmaker and artist, currently living in Southern Illinois and pursuing a graduate degree in the MFA in Media Arts program at Southern Illinois University. 

Balance: Taking a Break From Social Media During the Holidays

It is the third day since I deleted Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from my mobile devices. It's been three days since I lost myself on my endless feed of news (good and bad) from my friends on Facebook. My wife and I were inspired by my friend Lauren (aka Queerie Bradshaw), who took off the entire month of November from Social Media.... well.. everything actually. She took a month completely offline. I wanted to do baby steps, so for the next two weeks, it's a Social Networking blackhole for me.  ...more

Beginner's Guide to the World of Watching Web Series

 Network and cable television aren’t the only places to catch amazing original programming. A whole new generation of storytellers is distributing their content directly to you on the web.  The only problem with web series entertainment is that there are so many engaging options to choose from it can be a little bit daunting at first to know where to begin.Here are a few of my favorites to get you started with your introduction to the World of Web Series! A quick warning, you may want to use your headphones, as some of the content may be NSFW (not safe for work)....more
LOVE the Guild. LOVE Felicia Day.more

The Right Fit - BlogHer 2013

This isn’t going to be one of the typical, “I went to BlogHer and all I came back with is ” posts. . Yes, I saw and participated on some great panels, reconnected with some old friends, met new ones and had some fun too during the official evening events....more
I love that you found your people. I felt the same this year.more

Take a Breath: Musings About Grad School

Two degrees.  That is fantastic.  I have to tell you that I not only loved your post but it has ...more

AppGeek: Review of "A Beautiful Mess" App

I have followed the blog A Beautiful Mess for quite some time, and a couple of weeks ago, they launched their own mobile photography app.  I was happy to see they brought over the blog's aesthetic to the app (as that is one of the many things I appreciate about the blog.)The app itself costs $.99 and comes with some basic shapes/borders/fonts, but you can purchase additional items including additional borders, fonts, sayings for $.99 for a group....more

#21DaysofGeek - Dad and His Gadgets

My dear friends, it is coming to that time in a "young" woman's life when she must live up to the fact that she can't claim it's her 29th birthday anymore. It's a big one this year, and to kick off this momentous birthday month (yes, I celebrate the entire month, damnit), I've decided to take a cue from my friend Ginger Sass....more

BlogHer '12: iPhoneography Panel Resources

BlogHer 2012 iPhoneography Panel Resources Follow us with the hashtag: #iPhoneBlogHer12 Panelists: ...more
Camera Awesome is another great app. more