I was thrilled to produce promotional video spots for 9to5: The Story of a Movement, a documentary about the fight for workplace equality, directed by Academy Award winners Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar. For the campaign, I wrote and developed a :30 and :20 promo, plus a Q&A with the directors.
I produced the promos and cold open for this important documentary about illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons and the two women who wage a near-impossible battle to stop them. To create an effective campaign for the film, we had to balance the drama inherent in the story with the sensitivity of the subject matter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While working with Discovery Communications, I produced over 300 episodes of DNews (now called Seeker), a science and medicine 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?
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?
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. The videos capture the magic of WONDER for all to see.
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.
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.