WNMU New Media iDEA lab

  1. Footage from WNMU media professor Peter Bill and student's projection on the Murray Hotel in Silver City, NM,
    with trumpet accompaniment by WNMU’s Danny Reyes, during the 2015 Gila River Festival,
    forms the basis for this short piece with added digital collage and animation. Also featuring the Monsoon Puppet Theater performing their take on the current preposterous proposal to divert the Gila River, New Mexico's last free flowing river.

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  2. Rotoscope

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  3. Billion-Dollar Boondoggle – Originating in America's first designated wilderness area -- a protection inspired by Aldo Leopold -- New Mexico's Gila River is a mainstay for the region's recreation economy and a biological gem whose riparian forests boast one of the highest concentrations of breeding birds in the country. But it's now at risk from a billion-dollar diversion project. After three failed attempts to dam and divert this still-wild river, developers are hoping the fourth time's a charm.

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell decided on November 23 to commit to a thorough review of a potential diversion project. To be included in the review are the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act and Historic Preservation Act review processes. These reviews must be successfully completed before any final project is approved and will include a full-range of alternatives to meet water supply needs in southwestern New Mexico. It is crucial at this time for the public and key stakeholders to continue to engage in the issues and speak out about the future of the Gila. CAVU will continue to take part in working towards a solution that is financially viable for the taxpayers and environmentally responsible to preserve this last free-flowing main-stem river in New Mexico.

    Visit CAVU.org to follow our fight to save the Gila.

    Everywhere is a Gila
    Make you a believer,
    Jesus, where is a miracle when you need one
    Sermon on the Mount
    Is what the people asking for
    cause 5 loaves and 2 fish ain’t enough to feed the poor
    Wilderness gotta eat
    And the River is the source
    Every body wanna piece
    when the profit is enormous
    Especially when it’s free
    cause taxpayers are payin’ for it
    Tell Governor Martinez our families are getting torn up
    Separating mother earth, from her grandsons and daughters
    A Billion dollars deported
    a runoff of our resources
    Evaporating the forest
    New Mexico can’t afford it
    First they walled the border
    Now they wallin’ the water
    A living organism
    our watershed could use a lawyer
    Save the flora y fauna,
    that don’t get no human rights
    And the river their aborting
    while praying to be pro-life

    First World War 18 Millions souls
    World War II 3% of the Globe
    Cold war, hot water, turn off the faucet
    The next world war gon’ be about water

    Gulf War fossilized, Thermo is threatening
    Even Turbine, Condensers need that hydroelectric
    Now that Mars found water, Orson Welles is a prophet
    Cause the next world war gon’ be about water

    Ever see the sunlight marble on the canopy floor
    Picking rocks out the river, grandkids on all fours
    Gonna miss the babbling brook bliss when it’s gone
    after drownin’ our future in the baptism waters
    Way down by the riverside burial sight
    where generations of Gila River Indians bore life
    we talkin’ bout more life, Interstate Stream Commissioners
    and elected officials think of your future constituents
    4 -legged or two, actin like your superior
    so we floodin’ your office Secretary of the Interior
    fountain penning these letters, freezing the phone lines
    an acre of water on your bathroom floor aught to remind ya
    this is survival, like a water balloon fight
    ‘cept the onlything we’re full of is inflation and tax hikes
    Our people are high and dry, on this side of the state line
    First National Wilderness torpedoed by states rights

    - Hakim Bellamy, Inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, New Mexico (2012-2014)

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  4. A collaborative effort between GCC and the WNMU Expressive Arts Program documentary film class, The Gila River is in Our Hands explores the value of the wild Gila River, how it is currently threatened by powerful interests intent on diverting its waters, and how we can meet our future water needs while also protecting its free flow.

    More info at gilaconservation.org

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    A short nature film showcasing the expansive Gila Forest/Wilderness. In hopes to raise awareness for its current fight against the plans of a dam diversion. Critical to the state of the drought; in the American Southwest.

    #SaveTheGila #Conservation

    by Freelance Films

  • peter bill

    i want at least a rough cut, with FPO text, and a notion of how you are going to split up the work by mondays class...

    by peter bill

  • peter bill

    hey guys-
    i would like over the weekend for you to work on jaime's infomercial-
    after getting a SHORT (<3min) edit, synching the audio, you will need to strategize the infographics, and titles....

    by peter bill

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