Chattahoochee Riverkeeper celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, marking two decades of protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River. And they’ve been busy. In that time, CRK has removed over 800 tons of trash from the river and its tributaries, taken legal action to ensure that the laws that protect the drinking water supply are properly enforced, educated thousands of kids each year aboard their floating classroom, involved thousands of members of the community in monitoring and maintaining their water supply, and made a monumental difference in the health of the Chattahoochee River and the entire river basin. We sponsored CRK again this year and created a video for them that would brag on their amazing accomplishments over the last 20 years because we know they’re too modest to do it.
After filming throughout the summer to gather the pieces of the tale, we partnered with scriptwriter Beverly Poitier Henderson and filmmaker and longtime CRK activist Fran Burst-Terranella to put together the 20 year story of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Using the Sony F5 camera, we shot interviews with Ted Turner, Shirley Franklin, CRK’s founders, Laura and Rutherford Seydel, and many others. The video premiered at the InterContinental Buckhead during the CRK Gala on a 10’ x 30’ screen staged by Magnum Companies. The large amount of screen real estate allowed Encyclomedia Senior Editor Tim Richardson and Motion Graphic Designer Matt Sigmon to utilize multiple images simultaneously, often a talking head along with beautiful footage of the Chattahoochee, or archival footage of the river and CRK programs throughout the years. We were incredibly honored to work with Sally Bethea and all the awesome CRK staff and partners and hope the video helps them to continue to do the amazing work that they do.