Videos & Multimedia

Collaborative and Original Projects
By Janesville Area Stories

Collaborative Projects

John Beckord Story
The Making of the "Tales of Our Farms"
A 2021 Video Story Collaboration between Drywater Productions and Janesville Area Stories.

Description: This approximately 17-minute video takes the viewer through the life and career of former CEO and President of Forward Janesville, Inc., John Beckord. His wife, Lucy, hired us to combine our talents, telling John's story in a unique way by merging the written word with video production. The project includes 10 different interviews, a narration script, a lot of photos and a ton of editing hours by Drywater Productions. We enjoyed working together, which resulted in a fantastic, creative way to tell a story with "all the feels"! For John, it's a beautiful retirement gift he can open again and again.
The "Tales of Our Farms" Was Winner of the 2021 Award of "Achievement in the Performing Arts Professional" From Wisconsin Community Media

Description: This just over 16-minute JATV video discusses the making of "The Tales of Our Farms", a collaborative multi-media show bringing Rock County agriculture stories to life on the JPAC stage. The production team featured Alan Luckett of JATV Media Services, Teresa Nguyen of Janesville Area Stories, Hedberg Public Library and staff from the Janesville Performing Arts Center. Huge thanks to all the wonderful actors, director Michelle Dennis, our area photographers, JATV staff, the local musicians and, very importantly, all the area farmers and ag business folks who were  interviewed for this award-winning production!

"Tales of Our Farms" Promotional Videos

 
47 second video slideshow
produced by Janesville Area Stories
1 minute, 6 second video interview
produced by JATV &Janesville Area Stories
1 minute, 2 second video slideshow
produced by Janesville Area Stories
1 minute, 38 second video slideshow
produced by Janesville Area Stories
1 minute, 45 second video interview
produced by JATV & Janesville Area Stories
56 second video interview
produced by JATV & Janesville Area Stories
38 second video interview
produced by JATV & Janesville Area Stories

Janesville Area Stories Photo Slideshows

 
A 2 minute, 28 second video comprised of interviews with the muralists of the 2020 Mural Festival in downtown Janesville, WI.
A 1 minute, 17 second video of the First Anniversary of Janesville Area Stories, celebrating of one year of community stories!  #JanesvilleStrong
A two minute, 45 second video for Earth Day, featuring beautiful photos and profound messages from local photographers.
A 3 minute, 56 second compilation of memorial photos from both Janesville, Wisconsin and Washington D.C., Maryland
A 4 minute slideshow for the Second Anniversary for the Janesville Area Stories including some individuals and places from published JAS stories. Tess narrates what inspires her about Janesville, its people, its spirit and character. 
A 1 minute, 20 second video celebrating our beautiful Town Square along the Rock River.
A 1 minute, 37 second video of WWII veteran, Harry Hauri, receiving an honorary diploma from Parkview High School, 2021.
A 3 minute, 55 second video of Janesville memorials and DC memorials through all the American wars. May they rest in peace.
A 2 minute, 44 second trip down the Rock River, exploring our downtown bridges (with the exception of the Court St. bridge).
A 2.5 minute video created as the Coronavirus pandemic changed our world in March of 2020. As we were 'stuck' in our homes, this video brought the viewers hope with uplifting scenes from all around the Janesville area.
A 1.5 minute slideshow of Bob Hiller's story as he describes the success of his bakery business and thanks the customers. Tess visited Bob, a community great, just weeks before he passed away in April, 2021. 
A 1 minute, 47 second video from Janesville Area Stories thanking healthcare workers of Rock County for their exceptional efforts during the pandemic.

Original Rock County Themed Songs - Audio Player
All songs written by Teresa Nguyen and recorded by a variety of talented Janesville area musicians

 
This is Janesville Teresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:50
"This is Janesville" - A fun tune all about Janesville, Wisconsin (written for Tales of Downtown)  Lead vocals - Laura Schuler & David Bitter; Backup Vocals - Michelle Dennis & Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Laura Schuler; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen
The Banks of the River RockTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 05:15
"The Banks of the River Rock" - A ballad describing the beauty and history of the Rock River through Janesville, WI (written for Tales of Downtown)  Lead vocals - Al Hulick; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Yuri Rashkin; Violin - Mitchell Kopnick; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett
Downtown RomanceTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:18
"Downtown Romance" - A sweet love duet based on a true story of a local romance (written for Tales of Downtown)  Lead vocals - Tony Seibert & Teresa Nguyen; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Benji Nguyen
Tales of Old MarshallTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:46
"Tales of Old Marshall" -  A song about the fun of being a student at the old Marshall Middle School (written for Tales of Old Marshall)  Lead vocals, Guitar and Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen
Walkin' the HallsTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:11
"Walkin' the Halls" - A rockin' tune about walking the halls of the old Marshall Middle School (written for Tales of Old Marshall)  Lead vocals - Steve Weber; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen & Laura Schuler; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Electric Guitar - Steve Weber; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen
He Talked to MeTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:55
"He Talked to Me" - Based on a true love story of a local romance that began at the old Marshall. The couple were wed and are still together today (written for Tales of Old Marshall)  All vocals - Laura Schuler; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Teresa Nguyen
In My Country Home Terea Nguyen
00:00 / 04:33
"In My Country Home" - A song about living in the country, based on rural Rock County experience (written for Tales of Our Farms)  Lead vocals - Teresa Nguyen & Brianna Johnson; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Yuri Rashkin; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen
In Rock CountyTerea Nguyen
00:00 / 01:51
"In Rock County" - What grows in Rock County? Enjoy this upbeat little ditty listing our numerous local agricultural products (written for Tales of Our Farms)  Lead vocals - Steve Weber; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Yuri Rashkin; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen
City Girl, Farm BoyTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:36
"City Girl, Farm Boy" - A lovely duet based on a true Rock County love story (written for Tales of Our Farms). Lead vocals - Brianna Johnson & John Nelson; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Yuri Rashkin; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen
Don't Take This LandTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:16
"Don't Take This Land" - A song about urban sprawl, its encroachment on farmland and the value of agriculture (written for Tales of Our Farms). Lead vocals - Steve Weber; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Yuri Rashkin; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen
There Was A Little FarmTeresa Nguyen
00:00 / 02:59
"There Was a Little Farm" - A lively tune about growing up on the family farm (written for Tales of Our Farms). Lead vocals - John Nelson; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen

Original Song Videos - Janesville Area Themed Songs

 
"In My Country Home" - Written by Teresa Nguyen

A song about living in the country, based on rural Rock County experience (written for Tales of Our Farms)  

Lead vocals - Teresa Nguyen & Brianna Johnson; Backup Vocals - Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Yuri Rashkin; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen

Photos of rural Rock County agriculture provided by talented Janesville area photographers.
"This is Janesville" - Written by Teresa Nguyen

A fun tune all about Janesville, Wisconsin (written for Tales of Downtown)  

Lead vocals - Laura Schuler & David Bitter; Backup Vocals - Michelle Dennis & Teresa Nguyen; Guitar - Teresa Nguyen; Keys - Laura Schuler; Electric Bass - Alan Luckett; Drums - Dung Nguyen

Photos of downtown Janesville provided by area photographers and local photography collectors.