Happy to say I just received news from the BEA Award Festival that this news package received an 'honorable mention,' essentially 4th place, in their sports reporting category. Not bad considering it was an outlier compared to the football stories and previews for upcoming basketball seasons ahead of it on the winner's list.
Here's the video I shot for my advanced TV Directing & Photography class on a group of winter athletes turning their passion into a college sport. The Zoo Crew is a new group of competitive skiers and snowboarders founded by students from the University of Montana. The segment aired in its entirety on the student-produced UM News, and the 10/17/10 broadcast on KPAX 8 in Missoula, Montana. I did the video photography and editing, Jake Stevenson reported on behalf of UM News.