Rainbow Bend video wins Hermes Gold Award

Another of my videos has won an award. “Restoring Rainbow Bend: Good for People and Fish” won the Hermes Creative Gold Award.

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals. The Gold Award is presented to entries “judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.” There were about 6,000 entries from the US and 22 other countries in the 2015 competition.

My role was director and scriptwriter. Tim O’Leary, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, was videographer and editor.

The video tells the story of a restoration project on the Cedar River that moved 55 families out of harm’s way and allowed the river to expand into the flood plain. Hundreds of fish now use the site throughout the year, and nearby Highway 169 no longer floods.