After is a science fiction short film that explores the concepts of identity and trust in a post-apocalyptic world. It was made as a proof of concept for a web-series. I am currently working with a team to write the longer format story of these characters and this world. After was made in part due to a successful Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.
Pre-boarding is a character piece that focuses on the everyday experiences of two very different people, and the small moment they share together. It was made in-part due to a successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.
Drew Gibson is an alternative country singer and songwriter from Washington, D.C. He and I met through the 48 Hour Music Video Project, and the music video for "We Move By Wagon Train" was the result of our first collaboration. The Charm City DSLR Filmmakers Meetup group also contributed greatly to the success of this video. The song took first place in the competition and the video took second.
The third music video Drew Gibson and I produced was for his song, "When the Vinyl Scrapes." For me, the video was an experiment on the 96fps option on the Panasonic GH4. With wide, desert vistas and an old, weathered barn, Drew and I were able to come up with some pretty fantastic images for this tender song.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sebastian Martorana, a stone carver and sculptor in Baltimore, Maryland, hired me to produce a 60 second piece highlighting his work for the Smithsonian American Art Museum's show, 40 Under 40. The show focused on craft artists, like Sebastian. His idea to create a time-lapse video of him carving the name of the show proved to be very wise, as the Smithsonian liked it so much they incorporated the video in the original documentary about the show (see the trailer to the documentary below).
American Heart Association
I volunteer my photography and videography skills to the American Heart Association in Las Vegas. I am a survivor, in that I was born with a heart defect and survived, and thus I feel strongly that giving back to help the research that saved my life is a worthy use of my time and skills. It's also incredibly fun to film the AHA events!
Flavors of the Heart is a fund-raising event where local chefs compete in a night of cooking heart-healthy recipes that are then tasted and judged by the attendees. The monies raised go to help the Teens Cook with Heart program, which teaches and promotes healthy eating in teens through the high schools in Nevada.
I was invited to help the AHA once again with their CPR Showdown booth at the EMS Expo 2015. It was a lot of fun to film and edit this piece, which ran on the national AHA website blog along with a written article about the event.