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Sweet Tennessee Water

idea by jason.roland.scott

Website

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http://www.riverunicorn.com

How can you inspire your friends, neighbors, and community to discover the great outdoors and reconnect with nature?

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I want to inspire the people of Tennessee to discover nature through an appreciation of their water resources. I intent to facilitate this appreciation through the production of a 10-20 minute "open source" film about the streams, rivers and lakes of Tennessee representative of East, West and Middle TN addressing major features such as the Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Tennessee River and Holston River and people's relationships with all of these. An oral history of the people of Tennessee's connection to their resources will be woven into the film.

The final product will be an open source video/document for free use in perpetuity by water quality program managers and non-profits to connect with citizens encouraging them to take interest in the resource and the quality of the resource.

I am the manager of a water quality program in East TN and I would work with my partners throughout the state to distribute the film.

How do you plan to use the $1,000 grant and $500 airline gift card to turn your idea into a reality?

I would utilize the travel funds to help me get across the state of Tennessee so that I can collect content from East, West & Middle Tennessee.

The $1,000 would cover material expenses including additional production and field equipment including waders, a
waterproof camera bag, snorkel, external hard drive, custom audio score and lens for macro work to enhance the breadth of visuals in the production bringing out nuanced details such as bugs, water drops, texture, etc.

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I love this! So simple, and yet so direct. Kudos, Jason! :D

by nathan.tipton.12
over 1 year ago | Reply

the south shall rise again!!

by hhjsdk
over 1 year ago | Reply

I just want to say how behind this I am. In a perfect world this would be narrated by my favorite famous Tennessean, Ke$ha. However, I'll settle for anything as long as this is our winner :)

by JSC725
over 1 year ago | Reply

Will work on K3$ha, but I certainly wouldn't say no to Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift if they wanted to be our narrator.

by jason.roland.scott
over 1 year ago | Reply

p.s. this little video snipit is freaking awesome!! Love the transition from the clock to the reflection of trees...you my friend are a badass. :) Just had to say so. :)

by ktwbug
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thanks! And that was just some clips thrown together to communicate the basic premise. The final product will be significantly more refined and accessible to any organization in the State of TN advocating for water quality and encouraging people to get outside =)

by jason.roland.scott
over 1 year ago | Reply

It is our belief that "Sweet Tennessee Water" has the potential to inspire thousands of people across the state of Tennessee to get out and engage their local water resources. For a low cost, a tremendous reach is very possible because of our projects connection to local, state and regional organizations working in water quality both on a governmental, non-profit and advocacy level. Our approach to getting people outside is a little different in that it doesn't focus on physically engaging a small group of people outside, but rather focuses on documenting and sharing the stories of people across the state and sharing those stories with as many people as possible to inspire them to create their own stories and connect with local organizations that can help them get there.
Knowing that your vote could potentially influence hundreds, if not thousands of people to write their own outdoor journey, please be confident in knowing your vote is well placed. Thank you.

by jason.roland.scott
over 1 year ago | Reply

i read that post and those cerritos kids are vile!

by jillax
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lets keep it positive, the projects and groups on here are all aimed at doing good and inspiring work to advocate for increased participation in engaging the outdoors =) Best way to express frustrations is to vote and share the heck out of this project. =)

by jason.roland.scott
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lets keep it positive, the projects and groups on here are all aimed at doing good and inspiring work to advocate for increased participation in engaging the outdoors =) Best way to express frustrations is to vote and share the heck out of this project. =)

by jason.roland.scott
over 1 year ago | Reply

If you have questions about the voting process, please check out this PDF document, it should help.
http://awesome.good.is/maker/tips/VoterToolkit.pdf

by stormwatermatters
over 1 year ago | Reply

Folks, if you vote and the blue "vote" button doesn't turn into a "your vote is cast!!" button, then you might have to try again. Had some folks complain to me about the submission being kind of sticky. Please hang in there and resubmit if it doesn't seem to go through the first time.

by stormwatermatters
over 1 year ago | Reply

Dolly would be a good choice, getting her might be challenging though eh? =P

by jason.roland.scott
over 1 year ago | Reply

ooohhhh tough choices..Dolly would be awesome cause she represents TN :)

by tonya.cinnamon
over 1 year ago | Reply

If this vid goes to production who do you want narrating it?
Stephen Burroughs? Ke$ha? Dolly? =)

by jason.roland.scott
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lets get this party started =)

by ACAlumsKnoxville
over 1 year ago | Reply

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$1,000 grant & $500 in airfare from Frontier Airlines
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Submission Began
Tuesday, October 16

Submission Ended
Tuesday, November 13
at 12:00 PM PST

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Voting Began
Wednesday, November 14

Voting Ended
Friday, November 30
at 12:00 PM PST

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Outdoors, there’s an App for that!
Outdoors, there’s an App for that!

Winner Announced
Wednesday, December 05

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