Artists of Wine Country

In 2014, I had the privilege to interview three visual artists: Ken Berman of Sebastopol, Peggy Sebera of Petaluma, and Willow LaLand-Yeilding of Healdsburg. These generous and talented artists provided beautiful backdrops that dramatically increased the production value of KRCB’s fundraising auction events, broadcast live to the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose market in April, June, and October.

Briana and Tom stand in front of a painting

Auction hosts Briana Gordon and Tom Silberkleit stand in front of Willow LaLand-Yeilding’s painting of “Evening” on Saturday, October 17, 2014.

Each interview lasted about 30-40 minutes and were edited into 2-3-minute segments; each segment aired at least 18 times over the course of the 68 hours of live TV that were produced in 2014. The October event coincided with the annual Sonoma County ARTtrails event so the Sebera and LaLand-Yeilding interviews were also used to promote the wine country art community in general.

Even though production constraints prevented KRCB from filming the artists in their home studios, the works of art themselves proved to be a vibrant visual to accompany these stories; nonetheless, with significant interview footage left on the cutting room floor, waxman.TV looks forward to creating extended artist profiles, in partnership with the artists and organizations like the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (the organization that organizes ARTtrails).



Rebels With A Cause | Pledge Event

Filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto produced their award-winning film, “REBELS WITH A CAUSE,” hand-in-hand with KRCB: North Bay Public Media over the course of the last decade. When the time came for the world broadcast premiere, David S Waxman led the production team to produce a fundraising (pledge event) special on behalf of KRCB.


North Bay Report | LIVE in HD

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, with only an HD camera with SDI-HD out, a laptop, an on-set HD monitor, and a shared Google Spreadsheets document, Senior KRCB-TV Producer David Waxman made history with the station’s first-ever LIVE HD broadcast.