Southern Spaces publishes ECDS-produced Ossabaw Island Flyover video

Four screencaps of Ossabaw Island Flyover video

Earlier this week Southern Spaces—a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal published by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS)—published an article and video on Ossabaw Island. In the narrated video and companion essay, Anthony Martin (Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental Sciences) and Steve Bransford (Senior Video Producer for the ECDS) survey the ecosystems of Ossabaw Island (a barrier island on the Georgia coast) and offer perspectives on the interconnections of natural and human histories on the island. Martin’s audio annotations describe a variety of environmental features. This piece joins two other Georgia barrier island flyover videos, St. Catherines Island Flyover and Sapelo Island Flyover, which Bransford also helped produce.

(You can access video captions by clicking the “CC” button on the video player.)

This piece was many years in the making, Steve Bransford explains, as the footage was shot back in 2016 and 2017. The Ossabaw Island Flyover video has now been finished and published with annotations in anticipation of Anthony Martin’s forthcoming book on the Georgia coast, Tracking the Golden Isles: The Natural and Human Histories of the Georgia (UGA Press, May 2020).

As the article notes, this Ossabaw flyover video “provides a visual sample of the many interconnections between natural and human histories on Ossabaw. Featuring sweeping aerial views and audio annotations explaining the island’s varied environmental features, this video is organized around four sequential but overlapping themes: fauna, flora, landscapes, and human structures.” Please visit the Southern Spaces article to read more about the video, which is embedded above.