Ebase USA, Blue Ridge
“Discover how an AkzoNobel employee in the US spent nearly four years creating a unique classroom after being inspired by a visit to Antarctica.”
This video was a joint project between AkzoNobel Global, Apple Ridge Farm, and DPC-LLC. Kristyn Godlew, Internal Engagement Manager, AkzoNobel Troy Michigan, contacted DPC-LLC in early May 2016 to discuss covering the dedication of Ebase USA, located at Apple Ridge Farm in Floyd County Virginia. Two days of shooting were scheduled to interview James Bray, the AkzoNobel employee who spearheaded the development of Ebase USA, and Peter Lewis, founder and former Executive Director of Apple Ridge Farm. The footage from those shoots was sent to Denise Harrison, AkzoNobel Amsterdam, where it was edited by Roland Sonneveldt and Michiel ten Kleij of Zcene Moving Media.
I learn something every time I do a project, some information more valuable than other, and this endeavor was quite eye opening. I had my 16 year old son on the crew for day 2 of the shoot and felt very fortunate that he and I were able to share this together on a number of different levels.