Here is a short one minute compilation of footage I shot while working on The Power of Place and other projects. Most of the footage was shot in New Hampshire, with additional clips from Rhode Island, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
All video and editing by Kari Post. Music is "Awakening the Vale" by Kevin MacLeod.
The Power of Place
The Power of Place is a short documentary film on The Northern Pass, a high voltage electric transmission line project that would cut through 180 miles of New Hampshire's landscape, including iconic areas of the White Mountain National Forest and Appalachian Trail, in order to supply southern New England with additional power from Canada. Directed and produced by Jerry Monkman of EcoPhotography, LLC, I was brought on as Associate Producer for the film. This two year project was finally completed in 2015. The film can be purchased on DVD or watched for FREE on Vimeo. For more information about the film and most recent developments concerning The Northern Pass please visit Jerry's website at http://ecophotography.com/the-power-of-place/.
Healthy Living Through Aquatics
Aquatics and group exercise instructor Tammi Squires explains the various healthy living opportunities that exist at the Keene Family YMCA. From swim lessons for people of all ages and abilities to aquatics group exercise and competitive swimming, the Y's Aquatics Center offers many opportunities to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Visit the Keene Family YMCA online at keeneymca.org to learn more about healthy living opportunities at their facility.
Filmed, edited, and produced by Kari Post. Music by Krackatoa via the Free Music Archive.
One Day in Vernon
The small rural New England town of Vernon, Vermont is home to an aging nuclear power plant. Vermont Yankee, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River, first opened its doors to power production in 1972 with its 40 year contract set to expire March 21, 2012. Throughout its existence, the reactor has been the subject of much debate; now, everyone is worried about the plant’s future. Many want to see it shut down, citing various environmental and health concerns and also controversial court decisions that some say pit the state against the federal government. Others worry about what will happen if the plant closes, fearing the loss of jobs and increased taxes that will result, as well as other economic and social impacts.
On February 25, 2012, a team of eight photographers spanned the town of Vernon, photographing and interviewing local farmers, business owners, town officials, and activists while on a one day mission: to tell the story of Vernon, not just Vermont Yankee. This multimedia project is a result of their efforts. The footage in this presentation was captured in a very short period of time; all of the audio and most of the photographs were captured in a single six-hour day, and the final presentation was completed less than 48 hours from when the project began.
Photographs by Chris Bertelsen, Josh Farr, Annie Flanagan, Michael Forster Rothbart, Kari Post, Nancy Shepherd, and Lu Zhang. Interviews by Michael Forster Rothbart and Kari Post. Audio editing by Kari Post and Josh Farr. Multimedia production by Josh Farr, Annie Flanagan, and Kari Post. Project inspired and facilitated by Michael Forster Rothbart and sponsored by the Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont.
Reconnecting the Rio Grande Valley
The natural environment of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) has largely been lost due to fifty years of intensive agricultural and urban development. What’s left has been fragmented into small, unconnected patches of forest – so much so, that many people have forgotten that they live in one of the most biologically rich environments in the country. US Fish and Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and local landowners are working together to reconnect these forest patches to one another, and to the local people that live near them.
This short film was created in five days by members of the 2011 NANPA College Program, group of students representing five countries and twelve American states. The US Fish and Wildlife Service provided supplementary images of ocelots, and the US Geological Survey provided satellite imagery for the project. All other footage and photographs were taken by the students, during the North American Nature Photography Association's Annual Summit.
Created by Joris van Alphen, Mariana Baez-Ponce, Leon Bartolome Hernandez Herrerias, Abe Borker, Nathaniel Child, Nate Dappen, Abbygale Gazica, Thor Morales, Kari Post, Aaron Schmidt, Connor Stefanison, Stephanie Walden, and David Wong.