‘Curiously Adirondack’ videographers at Jan. 4 Library Lunch Program

SARANAC LAKE – Josh Clement and Ed Kanze, who joined forces to create the first Curiously Adirondack videos for Mountain Lake PBS in 2014, will be the guest speakers at the next presentation of the Library Lunch program on Thursday, Jan. 4 at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

They have produced 25 episodes, each averaging five to 10 minutes, with subjects ranging from kids catching amphibians, to the Belvedere Restaurant, and from Pine Ridge Cemetery and the cure cottages of Saranac Lake, to pet goats, giant beavers, and a women’s quilting club. Curiously Adirondack has been watched in virtually every country on the planet. Josh and Ed will screen several episodes and talk about the fun and hard work involved in cooking up Adirondack videos and bringing them to fruition on Facebook, YouTube, and broadcast television.

Kanze is a naturalist, writer, photographer, videographer, and licensed Adirondack guide. He is the author of six books including “Adirondack: Life and Wildlife In The Wild, Wild East” (SUNY Press) and “Kangaroo Dreaming: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey” (Random House/Sierra Club). Ed writes “The Wild Side” column for each issue of the news magazine Adirondack Explorer, contributes frequently to Adirondack Life, and has written a newspaper column for downstate and Connecticut newspapers for more than 30 years. “Working with Josh in producing Curiously Adirondack videos is hard work and great fun,” he said. “It’s a whole new medium for me, and it’s a thrill reaching the entire planet with our homegrown Adirondack human interest stories.”

Ed lives with his wife, Debbie, children Ned and Tasman, two goats, four ducks, and two guinea pigs along the Saranac River in Bloomingdale.

Clement, who was born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, is a husband, father, producer, videographer and editor, who describes himself as a “diverse rock and roller with attitude.”

He explains, “For me it’s all about remaining passionate, each new project pushing me forward both personally and professionally.”

He and his wife Holly own Josh Clement Productions LLC, a video production service specializing in telling human-interest stories.

“Our goal is to highlight individuals, businesses, communities, and not-for-profits seeking to enhance their message digitally with maximum exposure on the World Wide Web.”

Josh and Holly live in Bloomingdale with their son Colton, daughter Lennon, and their family dog — impressively named Bailey Van Halen Thomas Kathleen Mozart Clement the first.

This presentation, and all Library Lunch programs are free and open to the public. Bring soup or a sandwich if you like, and desserts and beverages will be served.

For more information, call the library at 518-891-4190.

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