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Northern Outdoors Celebrates 40 Years of Magic

Thank you Northern Outdoors for having Fieldstone Media be part of your 40th Anniversary party this summer! Northern Outdoors is the first company to begin commercial whitewater rafting in Maine...true pioneers in the outdoor industry. It sure was FUN producing your legendary video.Cheers to 40 years of magic on Maine rivers!

Check out Northern Outdoors on Facebook for details.

Trek Across Maine 2016

Kyle Hockmeyer: Capturing the Trek Across MaineKyle Hockmeyer: Capturing the Trek Across MaineThe Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180 mile cycling event from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $22 million in the past 30 years.

Fieldstone Media played a key role in documenting more than 2,000 cyclists and 750 volunteers on this one of a kind journey this past Father’s Day Weekend.

A huge shout out to all the volunteers, traffic controllers and especially Conor Smith for assisting us in safely bobbing and weaving along the sidelines to get the best shots! Please stay-tuned for final video details.

April 19, 2015 - Eastern Maine Medical Center Expanding NICU

EMMC ModernizationEMMC ModernizationBangor, Maine's Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) is the flagship medical center of Eastern Maine Health System. The EMMC modernization project is focused on creating opportunities for the hospital to adapt to emerging technology and modern procedures while accommodating increased demand on a limited footprint.

Since June of 2013, Fieldstone Media has been working side-by-side with the EMHS Foundation and EMMC to produce a series of videos that raise awareness of the new 361,000-square-foot patient tower that is being constructed and will open in 2017.

This new tower will have expansive views of the adjacent Penobscot River and is strategically designed to meet current needs and allow for future growth. The new tower will support a new sterile processing department, main lobby, heart center, surgical suite, NICU, two floors of private patient rooms, and a newly renovated labor and delivery center.

This latest video highlights the need for expanded NICU services that would include new technology, privacy for families and better patient outcomes.

The 29 single-bassinet rooms in the new NICU are designed to accommodate around-the-clock care for EMMC's most vulnerable patients. The NICU, 25 postpartum rooms, 32 inpatient telemetry rooms, and the 24-bed critical care unit all feature rooming-in accommodations for families, improving patient outcomes by enhancing the family's role in the healing process.

To learn more about this project or to discuss how video can play a role in your outreach, contact Kyle at Fieldstone Media 207-649-8990 or kyle@fieldstonemedia.com.

March 14, 2014 - Carrabasset Valley Academy Features Alum Kyle Hockmeyer

Recent Feature in Carrabassett Valley Academy's (CVA) monthly newsletter "The Spillway News". CVA partnered with Fieldstone Media to produce a promotional video for their ski/snowboard academy. The film was featured during their annual 2014 fundraising event which raised a record amount of money for the school. Exciting news for CVA and Fieldstone Media!

CVA Alumni Profile: The Man (Literally) Behind the Video, Kyle Hockmeyer ‘93

If you’ve seen the new CVA video that was just released, then you know the handiwork of CVA alum Kyle Hockmeyer ’93. Kyle is the founder of FieldStone Media and handles all video production for the company. After CVA, he attended Montana State University's Media and Theater Arts program; his initial foray into digital media involved producing whitewater rafting videos in The Forks, Maine. Kyle produced and directed The Maine Show, a half-hour program featuring tourism destinations in Maine, and has shot video all over the world most notably for the Eco-Challenge Adventure Race and Banjo Minnow Fishing Lure. Like many other CVA grads, Kyle cites the school as having taught him great time management skills: “CVA taught me that there is in fact quite a bit of time in the day. CVA is just very effective at filling it up. My time management and productivity were greatly enhanced by my CVA experience.” Kyle’s website is: http://www.fieldstonemedia.com; if you tell him you’re a BIG DOG, he might even cut you a little deal.

April 3, 2013 - High-Precision Tech Company Contracts Fieldstone Media

Maine video company, Fieldstone Media, was recently contracted by Kennebec Technologies and Yes! Marketing Group to produce a short piece detailing the tech company's competitive edge. Kennebec Technologies, located in Augusta, ME, is a full-service high-precision machine products manufacturer specializing in complex, high-value-added parts and assemblies.

Kennebec Technologies' high-precision machine parts and assemblies manufacturing expertise has earned the confidence of some of the world's leading companies in a range of industries including aerospace and defense, medical, semiconductor, alternative energy, and telecommunications. In this video, you'll hear from the company's CEO and President, Charles "Wick" Johnson, and other key staff as to why Kennebec Technologies offers such a competitive edge.

Click here to watch video.

March 27, 2013 - Maine Aquaculture Documentary to Air on MPBN

This week, The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will air Fieldstone Media's lastest documentary film featuring Maine aquaculture farmers. Produced by Fieldstone Media, the documentary film titled Maine as a Microcosm, follows a group of environmentalists, regulators and natural resource managers as they tour aquaculture farms along Maine's coast to learn about how Maine's water farmers address environmental concerns.

MPBN Airing Schedule for Maine as a Microcosm:
Thursday, March 28 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 - 11:00 a.m.

Maine's coastal fishing communities struggle to continue their maritime heritage, but aquaculture is playing an increasing role in the states working waterfronts. As aquaculture expands in Maine coastal waters, concerns about environmental impacts and user conflict emerge. Maine's Aquatic farmers are becoming known as some of the world's most progressive and environmentally conscious aquaculturalists, and Maine state authorities have over 35 years experience in regulating and monitoring Maines aquaculture farms.

Fieldstone Media's documentary film, Maine as a Microcosm, features the following farms:

OCEAN APPROVED, only U.S. Seaweed farm
Portland, Maine

PEMAQUID OYSTER COMPANY, oysters
Damariscotta, maine

ACADIA AQUA FARMS, mussels bottom culture
Trenton, Maine

GREAT BAY AQUACULTURE OF MAINE, cod
Sorrento, Maine

COOKE AQUACULTURE'S SALMON FARM, salmon
Machiasport, Maine

February 18, 2013 - Documentary Release In Time for National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Asian Longhorned BeetleAsian Longhorned BeetleThis coming March 3rd through the 8th is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. You might be thinking, "Hmm, that's interesting but what does this mean to me?"

Maine's trees - in the forests, neighborhoods, and city streets - face real threats from invading species. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a great time to become informed and be an advocate for Maine's trees.

Learning more is easy. Below you'll find a link to Fieldstone's short documentary "Foes of the Forests: Maine's Trees at Risk from Invasive Insects" that was produced for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (MDACF). If you're short on time, you can view the 30-second public service announcement that covers the importance of becoming informed about these insect invaders.

Watch the full-length documentary here.

Watch the 30-second PSA here.

Look for these pests in your trees and forests, and if you think you have seen any of these species, contact the MDACF at 207-287-2431 or email bugwatchme.agr@maine.gov.

October 11, 2012 - Presenting at the Maine PR Council's Annual Conference

Fieldstone Media presented the afternoon session during the Maine Public Relations Council's annual conference today. It was held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Nice to meet so many PR folks and hear about some of the cool projects going on in Maine. Our presentation focused on the "Steps to Producing Creative Digital Media" and the importance of repurposing video.

When it comes to video, there's so much public relations and marketing professionals can do to garner media and positive attention for their clients. One key take-a-way we discussed at the conference is to compile a video library so clients can easily share with the media, customers, grant writers, and fundraisers.

Thanks to all who attended our presentation, we look forward to seeing your projects come to light!

May 3, 2012 - "The Cod Academy" Airing During Maine Film Series

Maine's commercial fishermen learn how aquaculture can become a new way to make a living on the coast while at the same time preserve Maine's working waterfronts. This is the subject of The Cod Academy, a documentary that will be airing on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Community Film Series on May 3rd, 5th and 14th.

Featuring four Maine fishermen, The Cod Academy explores the viability and opportunity of cod farming off the coast of Maine. Due to the collapse of the wild cod fishery and the continuing economic struggles with preserving Maine's working waterfronts, aquaculture may be one way for commercial fishing families to continue their maritime heritage.

In 2010, the Maine Aquaculture Association received federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to launch a pilot program on cod farming for the commercial fishermen of Maine. Over a period of five months, Fieldstone Media documented the program and produced a compelling story that details what it would take for fishermen to start their own cod farms.

Kyle Hockmeyer, owner of Fieldstone Media comments, "It's always fascinating to travel to different regions of Maine, record the various ways people make a living, and understand the issues that they face everyday. This documentary shows the changes that are happening with fishing and how a new industry could begin to influence the communities along the Maine coast. Hockmeyer has directed other Maine-based documentaries including Can-Am Crown and NorthRunner.

The Cod Academy will be airing on television during MPBN' s Community Film Series on Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m., and Monday, May 14 at 12:30 a.m.

April 19, 2012 - The Cod Academy Premiere May 1

The Maine Aquaculture Association and Fieldstone Media invite you to be our guest for the documentary premiere of The Cod Academy. A short film featuring four Maine fishermen as they begin to learn about aquaculture, a new way to make a living along Maine's coast.

Watch The Cod Academy Trailer here.

Free Admission and Cash Bar

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Location: Governor Hill Mansion,136 State Street, Augusta, ME
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of mingling, film and discussion on the preservation of Maine's working waterfront.

The Cod Academy
Maine's traditional cod fishery has collapsed. Working waterfront communities along Maine's coastlines are changing as fishermen struggle to continue their maritime heritage. Aquaculture may be one way for Maine's commercial fishing families to continue their way of life. Featuring four Maine fishermen, The Cod Academy explores the viability and opportunity of cod farming off the coast of Maine.

About the Production
In 2010, the Maine Aquaculture Association received federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to launch a pilot program on cod farming for the working waterfront fishermen of Maine. Over a period of five months, Fieldstone Media documented the program and produced a 27-minute piece called The Cod Academy.

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