I have produced documentary and narrative films, as well as short promotional videos and testimonials. My recent project, Browsing History: Video Universe, My Dad, and Me was a 2021 official selection at the Free Range Film Festival. I also assisted 5 upper-level division undergraduate media students with audio production, camera operation, and lighting design for their films.
As a University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) Senior Student Web Assistant, I filmed and edited 2 videos for the university's social media and added subtitles to their YouTube channel videos. I also edited 37 academic program overviews and student testimonial videos for prospective students. You may occasionally see me in a television commercial for UWS.
In my role as a Communicating Arts Teaching Intern, I produced 4 short instructional videos for beginning digital filmmaking students to help them understand the operation of the camera and tripod.
Forge Ahead: Ageism in the Workplace
For my final audio production class project, I produced a podcast episode. The goal of the episode was to examine a life obstacle and learn how one can positively transform it. I spoke with two people who had a different perspective or experience with the subject of age discrimination against older employees in the workplace.
Not only did I want to tell my mother's story of persistence, I also wanted to discover why age discrimination against older employees in the workplace occurs and what people can do to take action to stop it. I hope this episode helps people reconsider if ageism is the last socially acceptable "ism."
Bethann Kemling is the Human Resources Generalist at Wayside House.
Nathan LaCoursiere was a public attorney for the City of Duluth, Minnesota and taught students majoring or minoring in legal studies and criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.