Excess Noise Productions has delivered several television documentaries. Cemil is also an accomplished professional photographer having sold his first photograph in 1967. There are always ongoing production projects, some externally funded, others self-funded.
Cancer is Attacking Africa
In February and March of 2016, Cemil Alyanak and Twalib Ngoma traveled throughout Africa to film the people and places that would deliver the message that Cancer is truly attacking Africa. The films were co-produced by Cemil Alyanak and Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. Among others, the film features Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society; Pat Loehrer, Director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Twalib Ngoma, former Director of Ocean Road Cancer Center in Dar Es Salam and many others.
Field Day 2017
As an active Amateur Radio Operator (Amateur Extra Class), Cemil participates in the ARRL Field Day. On June 24 2017, Cemil filmed and produced a film about the Randallstown (MD) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) Amateur Radio clubs.
The Critical Century Manifesto
By Cemil Alyanak
Finding solutions to the world’s problems is not the issue; most of the solutions already exist. The problem is implementing them, getting on with it, saving the planet and society. The Critical Century Manifesto proposes a detailed workplan to overcome the gridlock. The author suggests who to involve and how to get them on the right track. Apparently, all he needs to do is make a phone call. Hopefully, he’ll get an answer on the other end.
An Overview of Communications and Perception Analysis
By Cemil Alyanak & Leyla Alyanak
There are many creative communicators. There are many great strategists. There are many good managers of communications processes. Unfortunately, most seem to work without a construct. My dad, an engineer who built buildings, dams, railroads, highways and transmission towers, cautioned that “When you build a bridge that is going to carry millions of people for years, there is no room for trial and error; you need a strict protocol.” To cement his point he would add a surgeon story asking whether I would rather have a rigorous or approximate specialist cutting me open.
Do communicators have a construct both to create and analyze communications systems and output? Do they follow a protocol? Are they verifiably trained? Some do, too many don't.
I dare offer a method that has been in constant use and refinement since 1977. Long ago, in 1994, I decided to share it with my peers and now I do so here for all to consume.
We’ll begin by understanding the world in which messages travel; understanding how the reality of our human environment is key to the mastery of communications. Second, let’s understand the process of perceiving signals; messages don’t just pop into our heads. Third, let’s agree as to why we’re communicating; are we trying to provoke action? Fourth, verifying that the message satisfies the goal requires a method of analysis. Fifth, maybe it’s time we revisit something as simple as the communications workflow and develop a pragmatic optimization method. Lastly, let’s take a peak at the future.
Note that this work is the synthesis of the proprietary and confidential 1000-page Manual for Communications Analysis which serves to inform my professional communications analysis work.