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greetings creative community - my name is matthew colella and i am the founder and director of blue13creative, a new language arts company in denver, colorado specializing in professional writing and editing, audio/video and screen printing services. while we're gearing up for a fun-filled formal launch event in the very near future, i just wanted to take a quick second to introduce myself, blue13 and some of the exciting things on our horizon.

the development of blue13 is the result of working several years in various creative industries including print media, radio, news, film, television, music and the arts. i've been a professional writer, reporter and editor for years, and fulfilling this type of work for my own start-up company is the natural progression in a business climate of declining newspaper opportunities and unlimited self-publishing avenues.

after dedicating nearly seven years to various positions at community radio station KDUR, the audio, broadcasting and music industries have long been a genuine passion of mine. i'm a musician with the ability to play multiple instruments, am trained in several audio editing software programs and remain connected to colorado's public radio community. the audio portion of blue13's operations will come in the form of production work, editing services and musical composition for film and radio projects.

the video element is another branch of blue13's operations. i am trained in multiple video editing software programs, have shot video using a variety of technologies and have been part of some very special film projects. i've been writing film and television scripts for years, started up a local screenwriter's group and recently completed my studies in digital story-telling through the School of Education and Human Development at CU in denver.

a third pillar of blue13 is our screen printing services. we're currently in the process of launching a line of fair-trade, sweatshop-free t-shirts that will not only draw attention to the company's other creative services but be a key component in our mission of operating a socially-responsible business. the t-shirts led me to the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and to the Create Denver Expo earlier this year. the shirt project also led us to the non-profit artist cooperative The Other Side Arts (TOSA) in denver to become trained in screen printing and realize that the craft could be added to blue13's slate of services. TOSA not only allows us to network with other creatives in our community, but more importantly enables blue13 to use the organization's cooperative screen printing studio. how awesome is that?

so... thanks for visiting. the next few months are going to be quite busy for our little company and we're excited to get moving. as previously mentioned, sometime soon we're going to have a cool launch party with friends and colleagues. additionally, our quantum t-shirt project is something we've been working on for quite some time and we're really anxious to get them to market. check back often to see what's going on or just to say hello.

if blue13 can be of service with any of your written or A/V communications needs, please don't hesitate to drop me a line. i can be reached at matthew@blue13creative.com.


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