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WTWY1Herb Saperstone, M.S., is a media writer, producer and editor who specializes in educational TV having created, written, directed, and produced commercial and public access television programs for over 28 years. He also has developed VR and 360 video projects for online platforms as well as public performances, most recently for the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s Digital Dome Theater.  Past clients/employers include Poudre School District PSDTV, Scott Resources, Inc., UCAR/NCAR, Larimer County, Kendall Hunt Publishers, and the City of Fort Collins Cable 14.  Since the late 1980s, he has produced or directed hundreds of video and multimedia titles in the curricular areas of science, technology, literacy, local history, music, and the fine arts and provided instructional design and production consulting for staff and administrators. As the former manager for  PSD TV Channel 10’s local television studio facilities, Mr. Saperstone  supervised both cablecast and online/social media delivery of video content through PSD TV’s broadcast and web portals. From 1988 to 1995,  he served as Director of Video Production for American Educational Products/Scott Resources where he developed a successful product line of earth, life, and environmental science videos, teacher guides,  and videodiscs for middle school classrooms.  Mr. Saperstone completed his MS in Geology from Colorado State University in 1986 and continues to pursue his interests in earth science and natural history through teaching, curriculum development, script writing and leading local nature walks.  Prior to his career in TV production, Mr. Saperstone, taught Physical Geology at Front Range Community College and was employed as a geologist for the U.S.Geological Survey, National Park Service, and ARCO Coal.  He has garnered recognition for his video work from diverse groups such as the International Television Association, the Colorado Historical Society, Festival for Scientific Diffusion Videos, The Colorado School Public Relations Association, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.  He can be reached by email at herbsaperstone@gmail.com or by adding a comment here.


Video Highlights

Check out videos and video excerpts here at vimeo.com/herbsaperstone

 

Recent Awards and Recognitions

2016

Producer/Director, Merit in Publications/Electronic Media (Television Programming category)– Herb Saperstone, Geometry In Construction Video.  National School Public Relations Association Communications Award.

2014
Writer/Producer/Director Excellence in Publications/Electronic Media (Television Programming category) for “21st Century Learning“, Colorado School Public Relations Association Communications Award

2012

Tuccillo, D.P., Jones, S., and Saperstone, H.I. Co-Author: Lights, Camera, Collaboration!, VOYA Magazine February 2012 Vol. 34, Number 6 pgs 554-556

2011

Colorado School Public Relations Association Communications Awards

Writer/Producer, Excellence in Publications/Electronic Media (Special Purpose Video category) Herb Saperstone, PSD Digital Educator Video Project Documentary, April 2011

Producer/Director , Merit in Publications/Electronic Media (Television Programming category)– Matt Gohl and Herb Saperstone, Radio Rhythms Video April 2011

2007

Colorado Historical Society, Josephine Miles Award

Writer/Producer/Director, for educational television history series, Fort Collins Before DVD and Teacher’s Guide

2005-2006

Poudre School District Classified Employee of the Year

1999

Writer/Producer, Meritorious Award of Excellence,  National Association of County Information Officers for the program, “Larimer County Services- A Great Value, 1998

Media & Publications ( 1984-2000)

Videos

Writer/Producer/Director:  Modeling the Earth, Understanding the Past, Forecasting the Future, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR/NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, 2000.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR/NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, August, 1999. 

•ClimateStock Volume 6:  B-Roll on Current Climate Issues: Hurricanes  & Climate    Change, 1999
•ClimateStock Volume 5:  B-Roll on Current Climate Issues: Extreme Weather Events and Winter Storms. 1999
•ClimateStock Volume 4:  B-Roll on Current Climate Issues: : Hurricanes
  & Climate Change 1998
•ClimateStock Volume 3:  B-Roll on Current Climate Issues:  Global Temperature & Human-Induced Climate Change, 1998

Writer/Producer/Director: Larimer County Services- A Great Value, City of Fort Collins Cable 27 1998.

Writer/Co-Producer: Best Practices: Student Involvement in the Transition ProcessDepartment of Special Education, University of Northern Colorado, 1998

Writer/Producer/Director: Larimer County Annual Report, 1997, City of Fort Collins Cable 14 1998.

Writer/Producer/Director: Be Waste Smart: Put Hazardous Waste in its Place,  City of Fort Collins Cable 14 1997.

Writer/Producer/Director: Crowding at  the Larimer  County Jail: What You Should Know,  City of Fort Collins Cable 27 1997.

Writer/Producer/Director: Eye on the Environment: Update at the Larimer County Landfill,  City of Fort Collins Cable 27 1997

Producer/Director: Financial Management Distance Learning Telecourse University of Northern Colorado and Rehableadership Program., 1997

Writer/Producer/Director: Fraction Interaction: Equality and Inequality,  Scott Resources, Inc., 1996

Writer/Producer/Director: Fraction Interaction: Multiplication and Division, Scott Resources, Inc., 1996

Writer/Producer/Director: Fraction Interaction: Addition and Subtraction, Scott Resources, Inc., 1995

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Biomes: Terrestrial Ecosystems, Scott Resources, Inc., 1995*

Co-writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Fossils, Uncovering Clues to the Past, Scott Resources, Inc., 1993*

Writer/Producer/Director: Introducing Earth Science, Scott Resources, Inc., 1994*

Co-writer/Executive producer: Earthquakes: Understanding the Hazards, Scott Resources, Inc., 1994*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Vanishing Forests, Scott Resources, Inc., 1995*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Weathering and Erosion, Scott Resources, Inc., 1995*

Co-writer/Co-producer: Recycling: Conserving Natural Resources, Scott Resources, Inc., 1994*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Alternative Energies: Fuels for the Future, Scott Resources, Inc., 1994*

Co-writer/Co-producer: The Hydrologic Cycle, Scott Resources, Inc., 1993*

Scriptwriter: Air Quality Hazards, City of Fort Collins Department of Natural Resources, 1993

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: The Earth-Moon System, Scott Resources, Inc., 1993

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Volcanoes: Understanding the Hazards, Scott Resources, Inc., 1992*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Planets: New Discoveries, Scott Resources, Inc., 1992*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Minerals: Building Blocks of the Earth, Scott Resources, Inc., 1992*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Acid Rain: The Invisible Threat, Scott Resources, Inc., 1992*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Thunderstorms: Nature’s Fury, Scott Resources, Inc., 1991*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Hurricane: Earth’s Greatest Storm, Scott Resources, Inc., 1991*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Fossil Fuels, Scott Resources, Inc., 1991*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Physical Oceanography, Scott Resources, Inc., 1991*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: The Rock Cycle, Scott Resources, Inc., 1990*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Faulting and Folding, Scott Resources, Inc., 1990*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: Plate Tectonics: The Puzzle of the Continents, Scott Resources, Inc., 1990*

Writer/Producer/Editor/Director: The Greenhouse Effect, Scott Resources, Inc., 1990*

Producer/Director/Editor/Writer: Discovering our Universe, Scott Resources, Inc., 1989

Producer/Director/Editor/Writer: Discovering our Atmosphere, Scott  Resources, Inc., 1989

Producer/Director/Editor/Writer: Discovering our Rivers, Lakes and Oceans, Scott Resources, Inc., 1988

Producer/Director/Editor/Writer: Discovering the Changing Surface of Our Earth, Scott Resources, Inc., 1988

Producer/Director/Writer: Discovering Our Planet Earth, Scott Resources, Inc., 1987

Producer/Editor/Writer: Meet the Engineers: Tunnel Engineering, Integrated Circuits, Material Science, Project High School Engineering, Colorado State University, 1987

Technical and Educational Publications

Contributing author for Global Science, 5th Edition“, an integrated science high school textbook published by Kendall-Hunt Publishers, 2000

Co-contributor, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-6 Stratigraphic Nomenclature Databases For The United States, Its Possessions And Territories, 1995, published as The Stratigraphic Nomenclature Databases (GNULEX) CD-ROM

Flug, M., Boyle, T., Saperstone, H.I., 1987, New River Gorge Instream Flow Analysis: Subject Report for U.S .Department of Interior, National Park Service, Water Resources Division, Fort Collins, 22 p.

Saperstone, H.I., 1986, Sedimentology and paleotectonic setting of the Pennsylvanian Quadrant Sandstone, southwest Montana: unpublished M.S. thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 178 p

Saperstone, H.I., 1986, Description of measured sections of the Pennsylvanian Quadrant Sandstone in Beaverhead, Madison, and Park Counties, southwest Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 182, 68 p.

Saperstone, H.I., and Ethridge, F.G., 1984, Origin and paleotectonic setting of the Pennsylvanian Quadrant Sandstone, southwestern Montana, in Goolsby, J., and Morton, D., eds., Permian and Pennsylvanian Geology of Wyoming Symposium: Wyoming Geological Association Guidebook, 35th Annual Field Conference, p. 309-331.

Map Publications

Culbertson, W.C. and Saperstone, H.I., 1986, Structure, coal thickness, and overburden thickness of the Wall coal resource unit, west half Birney 30 x 60 quadrangle, Bighorn and Rosebud Counties, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Coal Map C-111

Culbertson, W.C. and Saperstone, H.I., 1986, Structure,  coal thickness, and overburden thickness of the Knobloch coal resource unit, west half Birney 30 x 60 quadrangle, Bighorn and Rosebud Counties, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Coal Map C-112

Abstracts and Papers Presented

Saperstone, H.I., and Maughan, E.K.,1986, Depositional and tectonic setting of the Quadrant and Tensleep Sandstone, Montana and Wyoming (abstract), American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 70, no. 8, p. 1054

Saperstone, H.I., Sedimentology and paleotectonic setting of the Quadrant Sandstone, Colorado Scientific Society, Golden, Colorado, October, 1984.

Saperstone, H.I. Depositional and tectonic setting of the Quadrant Sandstone, Geologic Division Continuing Education Series, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado, March, 1986

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