A significant portion of this project involved prepping for and setting up video interviews. Interview preparations involved configuring lighting, dual cameras, and an external audio source to create consistent environments between shots in varied locations.
In this project, I primarily used photos scanned from old MEA yearbooks which created presentation limitations. Overcoming this obstacle was a significant achievement in this project.
These materials were created as part of a campaign to fund an endowment supporting the lease of land for continued operation of the Bear Canyon Ski Area in Bozeman, Montana. The ski area has been leased by Mount Ellis Academy for the last 50 years and is a significant part of the school's history.
Because the target audience for this campaign is primarily MEA graduates from the 60s and 70s, in creating materials for this campaign I focused on the nostalgic aspect of the hill. All photos used were taken from old yearbooks and school archives. The nostalgic value of the hill is emphasized in the video which is driven by stories of MEA alumni.
To donate to this project, please visit mtellis.org/bear-canyon.