I helped stop time in this new anthem video for Medallia. To visualize the idea that data can be captured in the blink of an eye, we moved our camera around actors doing the mannequin challenge and added special effects both practically and in post. I produced this film in support of Medallia’s rebranding efforts, and it served as the centerpiece of their social campaign.
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.
Coke and Adobe invited artists and designers to develop short films, animations, and graphics inspired by Coke and the 2020 Olympics in Toyko. I produced this film as part of their social media campaign to entice creators to submit their art.
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.
When the Smithsonian Institution launched its first ever Kickstarter project to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit in the National Air and Space Museum, they knew video would be an integral part of the campaign. I produced and coordinated the main campaign video, which ran on the Kickstarter project page, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. I also produced several videos updating supporters during the campaign. The project soared past its initial goal of $500,000 in just five days, ultimately raising nearly $720,000.
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.
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?”
I wrote and produced a series of nine videos in support of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today. Primarily created for social media channels and YouTube, the videos also played together as a loop within the exhibition.
Below, first prize winner Amy Sherald shares her technique, and Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine, talks about the jury process.
When the Renwick Gallery reopened after a two year renovation, they needed a campaign to tell visitors they were back. I supervised the creation of two videos: 2-minute film that explored their opening exhibition, WONDER, and a 30-second sizzle for social media and broadcast. I interviewed the Curator-In-Charge, Nicholas Bell, then arranged for Black Llama Films to shoot b-roll of the gallery and edit both pieces. The videos capture the magic of WONDER for all to see.
When Adobe wanted to make a video about GDPR – regulations that affect how companies collect, store, and share data – they asked for a creative solution that would keep people’s attention and not bog them down in details. I produced this light and colorful animation that takes abstract concepts and visualizes them in a playful way.
Children’s National Health System developed incredible state-of-the-art immersive media tools for their Pain Medicine Care Complex, and they wanted to showcase the technology in a video. I produced and wrote this piece to give news media, the general public, and prospective patients an overview of what Children’s had to offer.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions asked for a short, energetic video that would entice credit union executives and staff to go to Montreal for their annual conference. Out of five creative treatments that I wrote, we settled on an upbeat, jazzy option that used the conference theme, The Powerhouse Event, as inspiration. Playing off of the word “power,” I came up with phrases that described the conference experience, then we combined those with clean, quick graphic transitions and beautiful images of Montreal.
Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to become financially literate and own their economic success. Every year, the regional chapter of JA in Washington, DC sponsors the Washington Business Hall of Fame. I wrote and produced the above video to introduce JA to the business community at that event. I also produced four tribute videos introducing business leaders in the community. Two examples are below.
I produced and wrote this vital safety campaign video for Amtrak that educates viewers on the best ways to react and respond to an active shooter within a station. The video is currently showing in major Amtrak stations around the nation.