Community Outreach Response Team

Downtown Team – CORT from EPD PIO on Vimeo.

I put this video together last year around this time of the Community Outreach Response Team, which was a fairly new program at that time. Definitely my favorite part of working in the public information office is getting to see officers interact with the community first-hand and having the opportunity to capture it in video or photos.

What I find most impressive about these officers, is how calm and understanding they are when working with people in crisis. It definitely takes a special person to be able to interact with people in this way, and I am overwhelmed with how much they care about these people and the community.

The CORT program uses the EPD Downtown Team, working together with CAHOOTS and Lane County Behavioral Health to focus efforts on outreach in the downtown community.

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.