R. Scott Patton

Teacher / Video Producer,
Mt. Lebanon School District

"To win competitions, my architecture students needed a skill set combining the technical with a creative approach. Over three decades I guided, and later operated a summer production business producing dozens of daily 'raft trip videos.' I employed expert kayakers to navigate aggressive whitewater to reach and shoot at varied river destinations, navigating rapids, while protecting thousands of dollars worth of video equipment. Quality video production requires a functional grasp of video camera, artistic image composition, scene selection and dialog to create a compelling story. Video sales depend on a positive personal interface and an effective presentation to rafting patrons. Whether in architectural competition, promoting a wilderness tour, or producing a whitewater trip video, Barton James exemplifies ideal creative and technical results."