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AT HOME IN THE HEARTLAND: ELIZABETHTOWN, KY

Hundreds of thousands of Americans know Elizabethtown, Ky., the place made famous by the movie of the same name. Folks around here could tell you, though, that most of the movie was made down the road in a town called Versailles. Pronounced ver-sales, whether or not you speak French.

Still hundreds of thousands more know Elizabethtown as a wide spot on I-65, the road that goes from Nashville to Louisville. It’s a watering hole of sorts where bright signs beckon drivers to endless gas stations surrounded by a fast-food mecca. And for the weary, of course, there’s plenty of room to bed down.

Two big Kentucky highways meet up with I-65 here, the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway, which goes all the way to the Land Between the Lakes region, and the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway, which heads east for an hour or so to Woodford County and the rolling horse farms of the Lexington area.

Client: Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops
Role: Producer, Director, Sound and Sequencing Producer
Year: October, 2010

A JOURNEY TO REMEMBER

Deland, Fla. legislator Joyce Cusack never dreamed that she would see an African American as president of the United States. But the former Florida state representative and superdelegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention will be among the crowds streaming into Washington to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama.

On the eve of the inauguration, Cusack and other members of the class of 1960 at DeLand’s segregated Euclid High School reminisce about the lunch counter sit-ins they organized and their experiences as students during the Civil Rights Movement.

Client: AARP
Role: Videographer, Producer
Year: January, 2009

A DREAM REALIZED

The Presidential Inauguration was the end of the journey for Florida legislator Joyce Cusack as she witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

Client: AARP
Role: Photographer, Audio, Producer
Year: January, 2009

GETTING OUT THE MESSAGE

Tim Broekema and former WKU student Mark Osler worked together during the Democratic National Convention in the fall of 2008 telling stories for AARP Bulletin Today.

Osler gathered content in Denver and transmitted his pictures and audio back to WKU where Broekema worked on deadline overnight producing multi-media projects that were posted on the AARP web site within hours after the close of each nights activities.

This particular project was noticed by the judges at the NPPA BOP contest and was awarded a 2nd place in the “Unde” category for audio slide shows that documented the road to the White House.

Client: AARP
Role: Producer
Year: September, 2008

COMING HOME TO MAYFIELD

Client: Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops
Role: Producer, Director, Sound and Sequencing Producer
Year: October, 2008