I’m very pleased to announce my recognition earlier this year as a Silver Medal Award winner in the 2017 GWA Media Awards, Digital Media > Single Video category! The GWA, formerly Garden Writers of America, is an organization of professional communicators in the green industry including book authors, bloggers, syndicated columnists and freelance writers, photographers, speakers, designers, television and radio personalities, publishers, and others. The GWA Media Awards is the only national online media awards program for the gardening communications industry and has recognized the top professional horticultural communicators in the areas of writing, photography, speaking, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade for more than 20 years.
The winning video was created with help from my longtime friend, and former co-worker, Debra Prinzing at SlowFlowers.com. The video aimed for an interesting, creative way to tell the story of a floral design workshop, organized by Debra, whose goal was not only to mentor the participants, but also to transform an industrial space in to a beautiful event venue through floral design pieces. The video uses a combination of timelapse, still photos, background music, and voiceover to quickly tell the visual story of this fun workshop, in under two minutes. The award-winning video can be seen here:
And as a fun addition, I also did a short interview for Debra’s Slow Flowers podcast discussing visual storytelling, timelapse, and other possibilities for using video. That interview appears on episode 232 here and runs from 0:56 through 11:40.
It’s been an ongoing process learning the strengths and possibilities of video, sound, and multimedia, and putting them together for my clients. I’m excited to move forward with more of these and look forward to having more opportunities to produce video work for my clients. Thanks again to the GWA!