Smokejumpers have been getting a lot of press over the last few weeks — and then Luke Sheehy, a jumper from the Redding base, was killed on a fire Monday — may he rest in peace.
A student group from the University of Oregon recently won an award for a five-minute video they produced that featured jumpers out of Redmond, Oregon. Up in Smoke collected a Hearst Award for Multimedia Team Storytelling. Entries submitted for the award were evaluated on a team’s ability to cover news for an online audience using multimedia techniques with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling, quality journalism and creative use of the medium.
You can judge it for yourself:
My opinion? I would give it a Thumbs Up, except for the thumping sounds in the background that at times drowned out the speakers.
Thanks go out to Kelly