In recent years, Kevin’s video production skills and responsibilities have really been taking off. The most recent such project debuted on Oct. 6, 2014. The eight-minute film documents author Janet Burroway’s visit to Minneapolis in mid-August for a reading from “Losing Tim.” Footage from that event is included in the video, along with footage from an interview that Adam and Kevin conducted with Janet the next day. The film’s music score also was composed by Kevin. Watch it here.
In 2013, with the help of my beautiful friend, the late Michael Olk, I produced a four-part video program featuring a conversation with Minneapolis musician Adam Levy. Commissioned by Think Piece Publishing, the program spotlights Adam Levy’s efforts to come to grips with the suicide of his talented son and his subsequent efforts to advocate for the families of suicide. The segment featured in the player below is part one of that series. The rest can be seen at the Think Piece Vimeo page, which is accessible though the link under the player.
On March 12, 2011, Twin Cities journalist Kevin Featherly traveled to Madison, Wis., with political cartoonist Kirk Anderson and Kirk’s wife Nancy Brewster–a St. Paul school teacher. Together they attended a massive pro-union rally against Wisconsin’s new union-busting law. The “Budget Repair Bill,” which guts public employees’ collective bargaining rights, was signed into law March 11 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. While attending the demonstration, Kevin and Kirk shot video. Kevin then compiled the footage into this 35-minute documentary. It contains footage from the protest and more than a dozen interviews with participants and observers. The soundtrack includes two original songs by Kevin Featherly, “Greedy Soul,” and “Star Drift.”
Earlier in his arc as a videographer, Kevin did several news videos for the Capitol Report newspaper, all of which are featured on his Youtube channel. Kevin also wrote and recorded the brief theme song that is heard in most of these segments.
These include a story on the University of St. Thomas’ Journalism ThreeSixty program, which helps high school students understand what it takes to be a journalist. Several alums have gone on to careers in the field. Watch here:
Another piece for the newspaper spotlighted St. Paul actor, musician and activist T. Mychael Rambo, a key civic voice for the local African-American community. Watch it here:
Shortly before retiring as St. Paul’s police chief, and prior to his election as a state representative, John Harrington agreed to sit for a video interview in which he discussed his controversial career and his legacy as St. Paul’s top cop.
In this segment, JetE CEO Gordon Ommen describes his plan to “democratize” the production of synthetic green biofuels by putting it in the hands of the agricultural sector.
In this video, taped on Jan. 5, 2010, Don Gault, the Healthy Communities division manager for the Ramsey County Public Health Department, explains the concepts behind family violence prevention.
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