Trip to Washington D.C.
World Wide Web Premiere

Greetings from #rdcHQ! We are very pleased to announce the World Wide Web Premiere of “The Trip to Washington D.C.” featuring videography by Ben Garratt and Devon Richard, photography by David Wyatt, and video editing and production by Nathan Malamud.

Filming began early this summer with a Worldstrides trip to our Federal City in June with Robert Lemerande and his students from both Pacific High and Driftwood Middle School. The photodocumentary was primarily produced on-site at #rdcHQ with the movie crew working virtually. A screening of this movie as well as other projects in progress at our recently redubbed RDC R&D Lab will take place during the 351-Centennial at Point.B over Labor Day Weekend, September 5th from 2-5PM.

We’ll have more news about the 351-Centennial soon … Stay Tuned!

#rdcHQ R&D Lab News

Greetings from #rdcHQ! We’re wrapping up the first of two video projects that have been in production this summer. The first is a photo documentary highlighting footage from a recent trip to Washington D.C. featuring videography by Ben Garratt and Devon Richard, photography by David Wyatt, and video editing and production by Nathan Malamud.

The stunning photography of David Wyatt / Photo of Capitol Building courtesy of Nathan Malamud

The second movie will focus on our recent involvement at the Cape Blanco Country Music Festival to help support the Sixes River Fire Department and The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. This movie is scheduled for a release at the end of August and will have its World Wide Web Premiere over Labor Day Weekend as part of our year-long celebration of our 351-Centennial.

Cobwebs — The Movie experienced a brief hiatus this summer in favor of other projects, but rumor has it that production is scheduled to resume on the Director’s Cut soon, possibly this Winter … Stay Tuned!

#rdcHQ Extra Credit
Fest Follow-Up

Nathan Malamud here!

It was a heck of a three-day weekend at the fun-packed Cape Blanco Country Music Festival! Not only did we all get to see incredible performances of some of our favorite musicians, but it was the perfect opportunity to volunteer support for our local Sixes River Fire Department while they provided fire protection for the event which attracted over 30,000 attendees to the southern Oregon coast.

The firefighters would arrive early for each day of the festival, and set up in booths. In the booths we would all take turns selling raffle tickets, which sold for five dollars each. The grand prize for the raffle: a shiny new Sixes River fireman’s helmet autographed by the top stars in country music! Yup, that red helmet was the only thing at the entire festival that had every single performer’s autograph on it!
All you needed for a chance to win, was a five dollar bill in your pocket.

The helmet. Photo Credit: Tim Leslie / SRFPD.

However, as if that celebrity-autographed-collectible wasn’t enough, there was also a prize for the person in 2nd place: a Coast Redwood tree sapling. This was not any tree sapling though – it was one of the world’s first clones propagated from the stump of a giant champion tree cut own over one hundred years ago near Crescent City and recently cloned by non-profit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.

Then upon the last day of the festival, after all of the generous support given by those who bought the raffle tickets, two tickets were drawn. Congratulations to Jack Napier for winning the autographed Sixes River firefighter helmet, and congratulations to Robert Hescock for winning the Champion Redwood Tree clone, but the biggest congratulations go out to everyone who bought a ticket, and supported our fire department!

The festival this year as awesome, as it was last year. It allows people to listen to good music, while seeing the beauty of our area, and supporting each other. And we all know that it is important to work together by volunteering and sharing resources, so that organizations such as the Sixes River Fire Department can continue protecting the communities that they serve.

Yours truly and the RDC helped the firemen by printing out the posters and selling raffle tickets! I also got to go backstage to meet some of the people who signed the helmet. It was an awesome opportunity, and I am glad I could help.

Nathan out.


Parmalee. Photo Credit: Jeremy Polzel.

Frankie Ballard. Photo Credit: Jeremy Polzel.

Trick Pony. Photo Credit: Jeremy Polzel.

Amy Crawlson. Photo Credit: Jeremy Polzel.

Claire Dunn. Photo Credit: Jeremy Polzel.

Thompson Square. Photo Credit: Jeremy Polzel.

The Band Perry. Photo Credit: Jeremy Polzel.

#rdcHQ Extra Credit
Fire Safety FTW!

Greetings from #rdcHQ! We’re always jazzed to get an interesting extra credit project, and this summer a perfect one came through the door just in time for the Cape Blanco Music Festival which will take place July 31 – August 2. Once again, we’re working with our friends at The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive to raise awareness for fire safety in general and our local Sixes River Fire Department who will have their hands full during the three-day event when 20,000 country music fans visit our community during the height of fire season.

Poster design by The Rural Design Collective

We’re really excited about the upcoming music festival as well as the concept that concert promoters and our creative team came up with to help raise awareness and funds for our firefighters. If you live in the area, you will be seeing posters pop up around town to support this important cause. The helmet that is being raffled will be autographed by the performers at the Cape Blanco Music Festival so it is without-a-doubt one-of-a-kind!

The second of a pair of posters designed to promote fundraising for fire safety

We’re thrilled we had the opportunity to work on this campaign for our local heroes and we hope the campaign will be a wonderful success – A video about the fundraising event is in the works to be produced on-site at #rdcHQ.

Stay Tuned – :-)

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