FEATURED STUDENT WORK
Since basing our company in the Columbia River Gorge, we've developed an amazing partnership with Arts in Education of the Gorge, a Hood River based 501c3 nonprofit. Through their grants and programing, we have been able to take media education to students all over the region and tech them a variety of skills to launch their education into new realms of art and technology. We offer custom photo and video opportunities to those wanting to learn the basics or expand one their existing knowledge. Learn from award winning media professionals in one of our amazing Workshops!
In 2018, Story Gorge teamed up with White Salmon Valley Schools and The United States Forest Service to facilitate a media education program for every 7th grade student attending Henkle Middle School. The students interviewed the Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Forests Service Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area about the devastating Eagle Creek Fire of 2017. Together with Amy Sacquety, the 7th grade Language Arts teacher, Story Gorge instructors guided the youth through storytelling structure and documentary filmmaking. The result was 21 short documentaries filmed, edited and produced by over 80 students over three months. Here are a few of our favorites!
Special thanks to the support of: Arts in Education of The Gorge, Washington Arts Commission, United States Forest Service, White Salmon Valley Education Foundation, the staff and administration at Henkel Middle School and all of the local community support that made this possible!
- Think Out Loud
- Eagle Creek Fire Documentaries
On September 12th 2018, Camden Uffelman, one of the student filmmakers and Sean O'Connor were invited to share some stories from the education experience with the producers of OPB's Think Out Loud radio program. Camden did an amazing job telling his first account memories of the fire and explaining the process of learning how to tell visual stories about a very real life experience he and his friends lived trough. Listen to the segment below.
Camden and Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller prepare for the interview at OPB radio studios.
Photo: Sean O'Connor