Minnesota Rivers and Fields
Client: University of Minnesota
Morris and Pioneer Public Television, 2000
Minnesota Rivers and Fields is a 13-part series covering more than 10,000
years of the geological, sociological and agricultural history of the
Minnesota River basin in Minnesota. The series is produced by the University
of Minnesota Morris in conjunction with Pioneer Public Television, and
has been broadcast on Pioneer Public Television (KMCW), Twin Cities Public
Television (TPT), and Lakeland Public Television.
The series is hosted
by Bob Bergland, former Secretary of Agriculture under President Jimmy
My Role in
My role in Minnesota Rivers and Fields is one of the more extensive in
any project I have been associated with at the time. My primary responsibilities were
chief photographer and video editor of the series.
The secondary responsibilities
for the project include the conception, design and development of two
complex, custom databases used to track the 1,000+ photographs collected,
and all archival videotape footage shot during the project. Hard copy
catalogs were provided to the writers and producers to assist in the coordination
of media associated with the project.