Redefine - Reforming HIV/AIDS Education
Jodie Howerton of Woodinville, Washington, mother of an HIV positive son, has begun a campaign to ensure that supplemental HIV/AIDS video materials utilized in public schools are up to date. She is leading a grassroots effort to create four 12 to 15-minute educational videos to help students in grades 5-12 understand HIV in a real life context. The videos will be available free of charge to all school districts in Washington State and will eventually be available to other school districts across the nation.
To support the campaign here: giveto.seattlechildrens.org/hivvideo
Music By: Clark Rhee "clarkrhee.com" and Podington Bear "podingtonbear.com"
In the most Northwest corner of Nepal, sits the district of Humla, one of the most remote places on earth. A two-three day hike from civilization, Humla harbors some of the last remaining Tibetan Buddhists. With limited resources and a dwindling population, the communities of Humla are in the middle of a reformation. With a new emphasis on education and gender-role equality, Humla is making a stand to last another 1000 years.
We sent our producer, Charles, to Humla, equipped with a camera. Thousands of miles away, he discovered a story that would follow him right back to his own home in Wenatchee, WA.
View the Pretty Lights remix here: vimeo.com/62680422
FINALIST: 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival & World Tour
WINNER: 2013 Best of the Northwest - Leavenworth International Film Festival
WINNER: 2013 Audience Favorite - Bend Bicycle Film Festival
WINNER: 2013 First Place - Chasing Trail (Pinkbike/Avid/Sram)
WINNER: 2014 Best Mountain Bike Film - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
FINALIST: 2014 Spokane International Film Festival
FINALIST: 2014 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region and explains how all these individual elements come together to create the experience of 'Flow'. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.
Rider: Rex Flake
Director/Editor/VFX: Oly Mingo
Camera: Charley Voorhis - Nathan Getzin - Oly Mingo
Sound Engineer: Chad Yenney
Filmed on location near Leavenworth, WA
Gear: Canon 5D & 7D
Joe's Big Idea
Central Washington's public transit group, LINK Transit, approached the North 40 crew with an interest in a music centered web short that brought some new eyes to LINK's services.
We pitched a narrative-style musical number where viewers follow JOE on his big day into town to sell his new great idea. With tons of help from follow actors and artists, we produced JOE'S BIG IDEA. With a warm reception in the community, the musical number has garnered lots of new interest in public transit.
The Pilot Project
"Dakota Pilot Project: Only We Can Tell The Story of Our People" illustrates the collective efforts of five tribes in North Dakota and South Dakota to conduct a tribally-sponsored housing needs survey to replace inaccurate census data, demonstrate true housing need on their reservations, build tribal capacity and develop a model data collection and needs assessment process that can be implemented by tribes nationwide.
For this project, the North 40 crew spent a week in the Dakotas capturing the third-world like living conditions of reservation members.
State Of Salmon - Restoring A Washington Icon
There are many comments of Salmon restoration in Washington state. For years now, Washington has been the poster child for bottom-up, community designed salmon recovery. This video examines the progress the state has made so far, how different user groups feel about the future, and offers a hopeful vision of a fully restored species.
Produced in partnership with Washington state's RCO, DFW, SRFB, and the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office.