Project Description

Way of the Columbia is a 13-episode documentary series created for PBS. The Series debuted on KSPS on April 1, 2017.

This was researched, scripted, and shot entirely by CutBoard Studio between 2015-17.

Way of the Columbia explored the vast geographic footprint of the Columbia Basin watershed. The watershed covers seven western states and the Province of British Columbia. Each episode explored one vital environmental or resource issues facing the Pacific Northwest.

What is documentary style videography?

The purpose of the documentary filming is to create a video that feels authentic. The heart of the documentary style is the interview, which means asking questions to encourage people to talk about something in their own words. They are filmed as they talk to the interviewer, and they look at the interviewer.

Who can benefit from documentary style videos?

So many companies and organizations can benefit from documentary style production. Because the goal is to film people speaking conversationally it lets the speaker use their own words leads to material that has a natural, authentic, honest feeling.

Then we film b-roll to go along with the interviews and the scenes are filmed as they occur. Sometimes minimal direction can be given but mostly, b-roll is filmed as it’s happening in real life.