Sunday, October 23, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Here are some photos from my video mentoring gig for Day in Our Bay. Manokotak is just outside Dillingham in Bristol Bay and has a population of 399. I thought I would just be mentoring teens while they filmed their their life and culture, but I had people of all ages, which was great! First, a surprisingly eclectic magazine rack at the Dillingham Airport. The small plane I took from Dillingham to Manokotak, which was mostly filled with cargo like mail and food. The landing strip in Manokotak.Arline filming her sister teach her daughter how to prepare "mouse food" (otherwise known as Yupik potato) and Emperor Geese soup, stressing the importance of a subsistence lifestyle and passing this knowledge on to the next generation. Also showing off her drying fish. Roy filming a spiritual gathering and potluck at the school.
Bertha and her grandmother displaying some of their amazing craftwork. Her grandmother only spoke Yupik, so Bertha tranaslated.
Diana filming herself and her boys making Akutaq, or Eskimo ice cream.And lastly, a beautiful sunset over the mountains!I met some wonderful people and really enjoyed this job!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Here I am with a group of Alaskan filmmakers in Dillingham, headed out to our assignments as video mentors to locals in villages all over Bristol Bay. My village is Manokotak, which has a population of 399. I've mentored three people so far, it's going really well! My budding filmmakers have been anxious to show the world their culture, and it's been fun teaching them documentary filmmaking skills! You can read more about this fabulous project at http://dayinourbay.org/.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
I have been pretty busy working lately, so sorry for the lack of posts. This was taken on an Alaska Airlines commercial I did the production coordinating, casting and location scouting for. My partner Zak Melms and I are putting the finishing touches on the next day's plan. As you can see, fall is clinging to life here, but it's still gorgeous out. We the commercial over three days in Anchorage, Seward and Nome. It was a great success and lots of fun!