Video: Leveling Appalachia – The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining

In my never ending search for quality video content, I discovered this 1st Place Documentary Video winner in the NPPA Best Of Photojournalism contest for 2010 entitled “Leveling Appalachia – The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining”

Although not completely done in the solovj paradigm, the credits do show that the vast majority of the content was produced by Chad A. Stevens, the Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Photographer for the bulk of the content for this award winning documentary.

Produced in collaboration with Yale e360/milesfrommaybe productions/MediaStorm, the 20 minute piece is a wealth of production values that far exceeds the vast majority of content that is produced for tv broadcast, again showing that the bulk of  tv shooters lack what it takes to produce quality, compelling content that brings to the forefront rich story telling with well executed video, stills and audio with just the right amount of motion graphics that produce a documentary package well worth the time to watch.

I’ve watched this piece several times, taking notes, absorbing every nuance I can in Chad’s excellent shooting skills and quality of post production.  Executive producers Brian Storm of Media Storm and Roger Cohn of Yale e360 provided, I am sure, the vision to create such an outstanding piece of work.

I highly recommend taking the time to watch what is an outstanding piece of documentary story telling.

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