Category: Educational

The People v.

I researched, wrote, and developed the Webby Award-winning YouTube series The People v., in collaboration with Complexly. We went from story ideas to four published episodes in just a month. I served as both a primary writer and script editor, and I post-produced all episodes. This series served as a companion piece to the PBS docuseries Philly D.A. It looks in-depth at the topics of Cash Bail, Juvenile Justice, Extended Probation, and Qualified Immunity.

 

 

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Adobe 1-Minute Tutorials

I produced several films for a fun, 1-minute tutorial series with Adobe Creative Cloud. The series teaches viewers on Facebook and YouTube interesting and useful techniques for a range of creative products, including Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and XD. The above video explores how to recolor an image in Illustrator, while the below film teaches editors how to make a ghost effect.

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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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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 held ourselves to the highest editorial standards. My videos averaged 1 million views each.

 

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DNews

While working with Discovery Communications, I produced over 300 episodes of DNews (now called Seeker), a science and technology web series with over 2 million YouTube subscribers. I was responsible for 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.

How Hackers Really Crack Your Passwords

 

What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum?

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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 why flamingos stand on one leg to how bodies become mummified.

In the above episode we find out why humans get prune fingers. Below we answer: is it true that elephants can’t jump?

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Adobe GDPR

Adobe asked for a video about GDPR, a set of regulations affecting how companies collect, store, and share data. They wanted to keep people’s attention despite all the technical terms. In response, I developed and produced this colorful animation that visualizes the abstract concepts in a playful way.

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