The Hudson Valley Oral History Project Presents
Eleven newly minted filmmakers, trained by the Hudson Valley Oral History Project to produce high-quality videos using professional production systems, premier four films about local Rhinebeckians including Bentley Scholldorf, Sally Mazzarella, Luis Fernandez, and Peg Howe.
The filmmakers are from the Mid-Hudson Valley and range in age from 16 to 83 years old. This program focusses on Rhinebeck, Our teams produced videos about Bentley Scholldorf (farmer), Sally Mazzarella (community activist), Luis Fernandez (roofer and contractor) and Peg Howe (community activist). What an amazing variety of experience! What an amazing group of people! said Jeff Christensen of Rhinebeck, one of the volunteers. I never thought I could learn how to make a professional-quality video. The whole project has been rewarding fun.
Nobodys life is uninteresting, says Michael Yonchenko, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Oral History Project now based in Rhinebeck, NY. This is the guiding principle of the HVOHP. Its really very simple. We all have interesting stories to tell and sharing these stories defines us as a community. Through the process of producing these oral history videos people come closer together while learning new skills. When the volunteers premier their videos at Upstate Films the entire effort becomes a celebration of our community.
Upstate Films Rhinebeck (View)
6415 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572