Restoring the River
The decline of salmon in our local rivers is a complex and controversial topic that can often put landowners, tribes, and governement organizations on opposite sides of an issue.
Our goal was to share the story of stream restoration and salmon recovery. Equally important, was to show that by working together, farmers, scientists, government organizations, and tribal leaders can all benefit.
In the few short weeks the film has been out, it has shown at two local film screenings to large crowds and is continuing to share the story of the salmon.
Catch More Crab
Point of Sale
Over 12,000 Crab Pots are lost each year in Puget Sound, resulting in environmental damage, loss of sea birds and mammals, and over a half a million dollars in lost revenue annually.
Working with NW Straits, we developed a series of videos for Facebook and social media to educate people on best practices when crabbing. The videos have been a “tremendous success” and have led to a record number of phone calls and inquires from people wanting to learn how to prevent their crab pot from being lost. Videos are now also being shown at locations where licenses are sold.
Travel with Care
City of Bellingham
As a response to recent collisions between cars and bikes or pedestrians, the City of Bellingham partnered with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to create a campaign to remind us all to stay safe and share the road.
Our task was to develop and execute a high energy video while still keeping the information clear and well organized.
Voices of Nisqually
Tribal Canoe Journey
NW Indian News
For the past 7 years I have had the honor of following the Tribal Canoe Journey, documenting the journey of over 100 canoes as they travel the Salish Sea. This year’s Journey took us to Nisqually for a week long celebration of Native history and culture.
This video is part of a 30-minute series I filmed and editied for NWIN, produced by the Tulalip Tribes. The segment shares stories from the landing at Nisqually.
Point of Sale
Our goal was to introduce the click-strap to kayakers and paddle boarders in a way that engaged the viewer without being “salesy”. We wanted a video with a strong focus on the people using the click-strap, rather than just the product.
Blending the simplicity of the click-strap with the excitement of kayaking and water sports, the video found it’s audience and the makers of the click-strap are now working toward a licensing agreement with one of the major rack companies.
The Next 50 Years
This video was part of a successful campaign to raise much needed funds for the Island Hospital. Our goal was to create a video that touched the heart, that shared the stories of the doctors, staff and patients, and showed how Island Hospital touches people’s lives.
According to inside sources, on the first viewing there “wasn’t a dry eye in the house,” and the campaign raised nearly $250,000. Nothing tells an emotional story like film and video.