Smokejumper video wins award

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

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About Bill Gabbert

Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+

3 thoughts on “Smokejumper video wins award

  1. That thumping you hear Bill is pride.

    By the way, keep up the good work on this site. I visit daily along with the aviation site.

  2. @Atteberry: yeah. I was never a jumper but I don’t think Gabbert was either.

    @Gabbert: WTFO, you got no EQ on your ‘puter sound there in the flatlands?

    @the rest of you jumpers:
    yay you and then some. Especially @Cravens and y’all Redding kids.

    @the UO kids who did this: THANKS. nice. good go. We likes it.

  3. Excellent short film. The cinematography, subject and execution were all great.

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