|Getting that drip line B-roll in South Beach tho!|
Conferences and symposiums
2013 was definitely a year for meeting and sharing with colleagues. Locally, when she wasn't developing awesome mobile smart irrigation apps, our own Dr. Kati Migliaccio helped spearhead the creation of the South Florida Landscape Irrigation Symposium.
|Dr. Kati Migliaccio and Dr. Michael Dukes in conference in Fort Lauderdale|
|U.C.U. technician Jesus Lomeli holds court in West Palm Beach|
|Shooting in November for January: Brent Mecham and I in Austin, TX.|
This video cracks me up. Nobody makes "save water" videos like @miamiUCU > Saving water is easy - we can help!: http://t.co/ji5aIgZoIf the info-tainment genre exists in educational videos, this year the U.C.U. helped push it forward for irrigation. We produced no less than 13 short videos in 2013 – some micro, some straight-laced and some deliciously absurd, all of them, however, focused on informing, engaging and communicating about our interest and excitement in what we do out here on the daily: water conservation.
— Martha Golea (@MarGoH2O) January 12, 2013
|Often we generate our own content, but sometimes we work with others: what up Telemundo!|
My work in Gainesville saw the birth of IrriGators Productions this year. Enjoyed by students, faculty and deans alike, thus far I’ve shot shorts about all our on-going projects and the massive Florida-friendly demonstration plot study inaugurated in the fall. For 2014, we'll focus on irrigation training videos for Extension Agents, and as I am involved, the primary objective with these pieces will be to educate while not contributing to the “dry-as-dust” canon. Will we succeed? Stay tuned!
|Shooting for the IrriGators with Dr. Migliaccio at TREC|
I cannot recap 2013 without addressing social media. Social media was the topic of the blog entry I enjoyed writing the most this year, and it was at the root of some of my favorite work in 2013. Why? Well, it's invaluable as a platform for distributing content (like our videos and field images) and it's a proven means for networking and relationship building.
|A social hero candid: Martha Golea and Richard Restuccia in Austin, TX.|
|The U.C.U.: Laura Vasquez and Jesus Lomeli moments before the national spotlight in August|
This is how you win
|Courtesy Gainesville Sun: circa Sept. 2013|
|Four years later this underground cistern is slated for tapping as an irrigation source in 2014!|