Category: Editorial

Life Noggin

I wrote over a dozen scripts for the educational science series Life Noggin, including episodes about space, medicine, geology, biology, and technology. For each script, I performed detailed research and fact-checking to ensure we were holding ourselves to the highest editorial standards.

 

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DNews

While working with Discovery Communications, I produced roughly 300 episodes of DNews (now called Seeker), a science and medicine web series that had 2.4 million YouTube subscribers. I was responsible for both the creative vision of the show and directing the daily production, including managing the team’s associate producers and interns. I also maintained the rigorous production calendar for 10 episodes a week.

Below are two of the most popular DNews videos I worked on, both of which garnered over a million views in their first week.

 

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What is the Anthropocene?

I wrote and produced this animated explainer introducing Smithsonian viewers to the concept of the Anthropocene – a new geologic epoch delineated by humanity’s impact on the planet. The first in a multi-part series, this film describes the far-reaching effect of human actions.

The second episode I produced, below, illuminates how humans have modified food over time.

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Ask Smithsonian

I produced over a dozen episodes of Ask Smithsonian, an editorial web series that answered intriguing questions about science, history, and culture. The show tackled everything from, “How do flamingos stand on one leg?” to “How do you mummify a body?” In the above episode we answer the question, “Why do we get prune fingers?” Below we tackle, “Is it true that elephants can’t jump?”

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