“Above the Ashes,” a short documentary film directed, produced and edited by Michelle Bauer Carpenter, assistant professor of digital design at the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media, was nominated for three Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in the categories of best topical documentary, best program editing and best sound.
The Heartland Chapter is a chapter in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), whose Emmy Award represents the best in the television industry. The Heartland Emmy award ceremony takes place in Denver and Oklahoma City on July 21.
“Above the Ashes” tells the story of the 2010 Fourmile Fire and the efforts of several people to save homes in the area west of Boulder. Carpenter has produced, directed and edited several award-winning experimental and documentary pieces. Her video pieces have been screened in numerous international and national film festivals and art galleries.
The surround sound was designed by David Bondelevitch, an assistant professor in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Recording Arts Program at CU Denver. Bondelevitch works as a freelance music and dialogue editor and re-recording mixer in Los Angeles. He has credits on more than 150 films and television shows.