MARQUETTE – The advanced field production class at Northern Michigan University filmed the UP200 sled dog race last month in Marquette. Students uploaded streaming video to the UP200 Web site, providing online visitors with a timely and interactive feature. They also are using their footage, along with some filmed by an ESPN II crew, to produce a documentary that will be broadcast in March on WNMU-TV.
"The UP200: A Community Pulling Together" will air at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, and Monday, March 28. The streaming video includes pre-race activities and interviews with U.P. Sled Dog Association President Pat Torreano, Gov. Jennifer Granholm and others. There is also footage of the three races: the UP200, Midnight Run and Jackpine 30. It is available at www.acs.nmu.edu/up200/Videostream.htm.
The field production class is taught by Dwight Brady, a communication and performance studies professor at NMU. Students involved in the project were:
Michigan (cities listed alphabetically)
Alpena: Benjamin Padua, an electronic journalism senior; Grayling: Matthew Thomas, a media production and new technology junior; Marine City: Michael Tipper, a music and media production and new technology senior; Marquette: David Celeskey, a media production and new technology senior; Pickford: Matthew Herbig, a media production and new technology senior; Waterford: Donna Tomaszycki, a media production and new technology senior; and Ypsilanti: Adam Czarnecki, a media production and new technology senior.
Evergreen: Peter Albrecht, a media production and new technology senior.
Lakemoore: Tara Baker, an electronic journalism senior; Morton Grove: Rachel Melnick; and Wauconda: Benjamin Williamson, an electronic journalism senior.
Sturgeon Bay: Patrick Wodzinski, a media production and new technology junior; and Wabeno: Katie Geiter, an electronic journalism senior.
Caracas: Luisa Miliani, a media production and new technology junior.