Director
Vox
Vox

Joe Posner is video director and a founding member of Vox.com, a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news.

Data Docs
Data Docs

Throughout 2013, collaborators Lam Thuy Vo, Susan E. McGregor and I have been at work at a new framework for interactive video, extending on Mozilla’s popcorn.js library. We call it Data Docs, short for Data-Driven Documentaries. We invented this and made a very rough draft of the idea at the POV Hackathon. Since then, the […]

Brown University MOOC Promos
Brown University MOOC Promos

Massively Open Online Courses are all the rage. We were honored to create these three opening salvos for our alma mater’s first foray into the field.

Megan McArdle: The Keys to the Economy
Megan McArdle: The Keys to the Economy

Presidential candidates like you to think they can fix the economy better than they other guy. Megan McArdle brings us back to reality: Nobody’s driving.

Dan Klaidman: How Obama Learned To Kill
Dan Klaidman: How Obama Learned To Kill

Klaidman’s provocative position on the new and quite unsettling weapon of war: drone strikes.

David Frum: Gridlock
David Frum: Gridlock

David Frum was a speechwriter for George W. Bush. We disagree on much, and that’s why it was so thrilling to work together. Frum is an incredibly thoughtful, interesting, passionate person who works hard to tell the truth. We made this video on a topic we both feel strongly about: the crippling gridlock in DC, […]

Interview with the Robot
Interview with the Robot

The two newest Fire-Works videos were commissioned by Marketplace for their weeklong series “A Robot Ate My Job,” and are two completely different approaches to that same question! Ian McAlpin, who has been shooting all of the Op-Videos, and I collaborated throughout the piece. We’re proud! Enjoy.

Invisible Robota
Invisible Robota

The two newest Fire-Works videos were commissioned by Marketplace for their weeklong series “A Robot Ate My Job,” and are two completely different approaches to that same question! This is the first, and we hope you enjoy. A special thanks goes out to Davin Kuntze and Woodside Press for taking the time to let us […]

Leslie Bennetts: The Family Values Con
Leslie Bennetts: The Family Values Con

Op-Vid #4 for Newsweek / The Daily Beast features Leslie Bennetts having a little thought about those lyin’, cheatin’ politicians. And the grains of salt we might be wise take with the images they present.

Michelle Goldberg: The Case Against Liberal Despair
Michelle Goldberg: The Case Against Liberal Despair

Op-Vid #3 for Newsweek / The Daily Beast! Michelle Goldberg rocks out on Obama, OWS, and what you could learn about effective activism.

Christopher Dickey: Occupation
Christopher Dickey: Occupation

Op-Vid #2 for The Daily Beast & Newsweek.

Niall Ferguson: It’s The Stupid Economy
Niall Ferguson: It’s The Stupid Economy

OP-VIDEO has found a brand new home at NEWSWEEK / THE DAILY BEAST. This is the first video of our new partnership.

Mark Blyth: Austerity
Mark Blyth: Austerity

A Fire-Works Op-Video created with the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

AmySimone Piller: Prescribed Burn
AmySimone Piller: Prescribed Burn

The Inaugural Fire-Works Op-Video: An announcement of this series’ intent, and collaboration with poet & teacher AmySimone Piller for her “Prescribed Burn” book.