Best of DEG: Indie Alaska

By Scott Willey, Associate Manager of Digital Video Entrepreneurship in Digital Studios

Alaska Public Media's series, "Indie Alaska," has produced 18 short films profiling various people throughout Alaska. What I love about this series is that not only does each video highlight a different character, but it also develops the character of Alaska itself.

One of the strengths of the show comes from it's ability to make Alaska accessible to people outside of Alaska. The content and the characters are uniquely Alaskan, and that comes across in the storytelling. Ideally, locally produced online videos should engage both local and national audiences and "Indie Alaska" does just that.