Cape Disappointment/ Fort Stevens

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Cape Disappointment

“The coast in the neighbourhood of Clarks Mountain is sliping off & falling into the Ocean in immence masses; fifty or a hundred Acres at a time give way and a great proportion in an instant precipitated into the Ocean.    these hills and mountains are principally composed of a yellow clay; there sliping off or spliting assunder at this time is no doubt caused by the incessant rains which have fallen within the last two months.”  – Meriwether Lewis, January 10, 1806 (Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

A sign at the bottom of the hill where this picture was taken at Cape Disappointment Washington mentions the resemblance that it has to William Clark’s journal description during the Corps of Discovery’s stay in Oregon. The hill is now a significant distance in yards from the ocean, but in 1806, before erosion, it would have been situated next to the ocean with the waves crashing against it.

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HankemeierBioDoc

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As a student in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, I was given an assignment to put together a 3-minute documentary about myself, that was shot entirely by myself, and based on the theme, Essence.

Disclaimer: All events that took place in this documentary are true, and everyone in the documentary is real.

 

The Gymnasium of the Mind

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The Gymnasium of the Mind is a documentary I directed with a team of two other students from the University of Oregon in the fall of 2012. The Gymnasium of the Mind is about the popularity of chess in Oregon from the perspective of coaches, players and educators. It aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in 2013 and was nominated for an Emmy award by the Northwest division of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.