Bob Rosinsky has always been interested in film, video, technology and optics. He spent most of his career working within the industry taking photos, shooting short films and even building machines that distorted the way things were seen. Although his interests are varied, one thing he has always known about himself is that his work must always be around something educational.
Rosinsky has been a teacher — although only in a classroom for a short time. After moving to Longmont he discovered Longmont Public Media and found a group of people with similar interests and an eagerness to learn. After years in the industry, he found himself mentoring others at LPM, he said.
His love for education doesn’t end with teaching. The videos he produces must also be instructional in some form.
Rosinsky loves to walk his dog through his neighborhood. On a walk, he came across a neighbor, Joel, who had exquisite gardens and trees, Rosinsky said. The two men began talking and Rosinsky mentioned how he wanted to start a video project on horticulture and Joel “lit up,” Rosinsky said.
The video was designed to be only five minutes long but eventually turned into a 20-minute story.
Rosinky made the video simply out of love for the process, however, Sergio R. Angeles, executive director of LPM had another idea. Angeles asked to submit Rosinky’s “Joel’s Garden Academy” video to The Hometown Media Awards.
“Joel’s Garden Academy” won the Outstanding Achievement in Instructional/Training Video Production for its innovation, creativity and educational value.
"We are thrilled and honored to have one of our talented members, Bob Rosinsky, receive this esteemed award," Angeles said. "Bob's dedication to creating informative and engaging content that resonates with our community aligns perfectly with our mission at LPM.”
“Joel’s Garden Academy” provides valuable insights into the world of gardening, sustainability and the joy of gardening, a news release from the nonprofit states.
“The video showcases the organization's commitment to fostering community connections and empowering individuals with knowledge,” Angeles said in a news release.
“It’s always nice to be recognized,” Rosinsky said humbly. However, for him, the recognition is second to the community he has found at LPM.