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GATe Announces Best Greenbelt Community Videos!

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Fun news! Greenbelt Access Television today announced the winners of its inaugural Rose Award for Best Greenbelt Community Videos (great idea!) and honestly, I’m thrilled!

1st Place – Walking the Maglev Path by Catherine Plaisant

This video is not only very well done but it serves the important purpose of educating viewers about what we could lose if the proposed maglev train is approved and built.

But for me, there’s a bit more. I was determined to make this video myself and enlisted Catherine’s help. I immediately saw that she had a clear vision for the video and when she let it slip that she made videos a few years back, I nudged her to create this one herself. Turns out we had the best possible outcome!

2nd Place – My Front Yard Make-Over with Vines and Paint by Susan Harris (!!!)

The idea for this video arose because organizing in-person garden tours was impossible during 2020. So some of us Old Greenbelt Gardening Boosters made or helped make these garden tour videos. For my own garden, instead of a tour I told the story of the dramatic make-over of the garden and restoration of the 1937 Modernist rowhouse, the most iconic of Greenbelt’s residential architecture. The video’s gotten about 1,700 views on the Greenbelt Maryland YouTube channel where I originally posted it.

3rd Place – Labyrinth of Life by Sally Davies

This submission from Sally Davies, one of Greenbelt’s top artists, had already been awarded “Best in Show” at the August 2020 Juried show at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria – a big deal. It’s a time-lapse video of the creation of a painting of the view from the top of the Whitney Museum in New York City and quite a multi-media inspiration!

Join the Greenbelt Filmmakers Facebook Group

Another news item from GATe is that it has created a Facebook group for local videographers and filmmakers, so we can network and learn from each other. Click to join Greenbelt Filmmakers. It’s open to all – GATe members and nonmembers alike.

More Videos on the Greenbelt Maryland YouTube Channel

Speaking of community videos, you can watch dozens of curated videos about life in Greenbelt at the Greenbelt Maryland YouTube channel. And please let me know if you have a channel not already shown here as the ones I subscribe to for possible inclusion. On the right is a screen shot of the channel’s home page and top playlists.


Follow Susan Harris:
“Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com. In 2021 Susan joined the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Access TV.

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