After three years of success creating award-winning, student-produced documentary films for national broadcast, the University of Cincinnati’s Production Master Class changed venues from California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range to the pristine wilderness of Alaska to cover Expedition Alaska 2015, a 350 mile, seven day non-stop adventure race from June 28 to July 5. Expedition Alaska 2015 will feature ocean kayaking, whitewater rafting, glacier trekking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Four person teams, comprised of the world’s best endurance athletes, will navigate by map and compass through the stunning scenery of the world’s most remote, famous and beautiful terrain, the Kenai Peninsula.
Since Fall Semester of 2012, over seventy University of Cincinnati students from eight different UC programs at the College-Conservatory of Music, the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences have utilized a variety of social media technologies to experience an interdisciplinary class that has been "team-taught" by two UC Professors–and a former UC alumnus and professional producer/director who works in New York–in the creation of an award winning documentary film series that is now airing nationally on NBC’s Universal Sports Network. This is the first and only documentary series, produced by university students, to air on national television.
Adventure racing is a combination of endurance disciplines, including orienteering navigation, cross-country running, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, and related rope skills.
Gold Rush Mother Lode is a Modesto, California based adventure race held as part of the AR World Series for the last 3 years. It is known for its spectacular courses set in the world class terrain of Northern California. A documentary series of this unique event was filmed and produced by college students from the University of Cincinnati.