A VIDEO ARCHIVE

In Chronological Order With Notes

Carnival of the Animals - Concerto Winner Aaron McInnis

Recorded for the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, May 2018

 

Vocalist Aaron McInnis, winner of the 2018 Whatcom Symphony Orchestra High School Concerto Competition performs with the orchestra in the Mount Baker Theater as part of the Carnival of The Animals children's event. Given the scale of the Mount Baker Theater space I opted to film this series at 4k resolution on a wide lens to allow zoom and pan in post. 

A Conversation with Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Recorded for the Cascadia Women's International Film Fest, April 2018

 

Legendary former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs talks with local journalist Deb Slater before a live audience. Filmed in the Walton Room of the Mount Baker Theater with a long lens and a somewhat wobbly tripod, this video presented several challenges but after careful editing came out quite nicely.

A Conversation with Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Recorded for the Cascadia Women's International Film Fest, April 2018

 

Legendary former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs talks with local journalist Deb Slater before a live audience. Filmed in the Walton Room of the Mount Baker Theater with a long lens and a somewhat wobbly tripod, this video presented several challenges but after careful editing came out quite nicely.

Bellingham Women's March

Produced on spec, January 2017

 

Filmed in downtown Bellingham during the historic Women's March that took place on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, this short video makes use of an empowering on-location audio clip from speaker Kim Harris to drive the narrative.

 

From shooting in the early afternoon to publishing on youtube, twitter and facebook at 5:30pm that evening, I made my goal of beating the local media to publication and had on my hands a really good looking and functional bit of national history. 

Scan All Fish

Produced for EarthFix and KCTS Seattle, December 2016

 

In a tiny island laboratory in the Northwesternmost corner of Washington, one marine biologist is on a mission: scan every known fish species in the world.

 

This short video was researched and edited by me, and shot by myself and multiple Emmy award winning videographer Greg Davis. I animated and rendered the 3D fish sequences in Blender, a free 3D modeling software.

Northwest Offroad Subaru

Produced for Klipsun Magazine, November 2016

Jeff Pearson and The Skagit Valley Offroad Subaru club don't choose the easy path. In their tweaked out, jacked up Subaru wagons even the storm of the century wont stop them as they tear through Walker Valley, Washington with no regrets.


Filmed during the "storm of the century" in the pouring rain by myself and a colleague on second camera, this project presented many unique challenges. Look for the moment where the car I'm in goes sideways...

Canvassing For Recycling

Produced for EarthFix and KCTS Seattle, August 2016

 

In Washington State where recycling rates have been on the decline for several years the region's largest waste management company is sending interns door-to-door to educate people about recycling.


As a production intern for EarthFix, an environmental publication based out the Seattle, I had the opportunity to assist on a number of video projects as well as independently produce a few of my own stories. This short video was researched and edited by me, and shot by myself and EarthFix Executive producer Katie Campbell.

Isochronism [Music Video]

Produced for the band Dirty Dirty, July 2016

 

I had the opportunity to shoot this music video for an up-and-coming band out of Seattle. The band wasn’t interested in a theatrical-style video so I focused on capturing the energy of the band’s performance, for which they are known on the Seattle scene.


Shot solo with three camera’s over the course of an afternoon at the Seattle venue Substation Ballard. Edited from 15 independent takes and synced with studio-recorded audio.

This is Jazz, Jazz Improvization

Digital Media J370, Spring 2016

 

This short video featurette looks at what it takes to play jazz like the greats. With live performance footage from the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center and The Western Washington University Jazz Combo, this piece attempts to put the audience into the head of a jazz musician as they lose themselves in the freeform perfection of the jazz solo.

L'amour est Volage [Short Film]

WWU 48 Hour Film Festival, Spring 2016

Runner up for Best Picture at the Western Washington University 48 Hour Film Fest. This romantic comedy tells the story of a young man motivated by unrequited love to become all that he can be.

 

Filmed and edited in less than 48 hours with 5+ shooting locations, 5 actors, 4-5 crew, and a lot of gear, this project was pretty ambitious. My Role: Executive Producer, Director of Photography, Sound Design.

Textbook For Recovery

The Planet Magazine, Winter 2016

 

In 2014 the deadliest landslide in U.S. history rocked the small town of Darrington, WA. Two years later educators and policymakers in and outside of Darrington are looking toward the future; developing a cutting edge science and technology focused learning program that uniquely capitalizes on the town’s natural assets and experience. With government support and private sector sponsors, Darrington aims to turn tragedy into triumph and in doing so create a model for small towns across the nation.

Automating Apples

The Planet Magazine, Fall 2015

 

Farmers, entrepreneurs and scientists are looking to a new generation of automated and semi-autonomous technology to reinforce, and someday perhaps even replace, the lacking labor force in the apple business.

 

Filmed over the course of 5 days and 1200 miles on the road in Eastern Washington, this piece tested every journalistic and cenimatographic skill that I had developed in the journalism program at Western Washington University. 

Drones of the Deep

The Planet Magazine, Fall 2015

 

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles represent decades of marine technology advancement and offer a variety of cutting edge solutions to problems facing marine scientists today at a fraction of the cost of many more traditional methods.

 

In this piece I made use of a slider to bring dynamism to static objects, a shoulder rig to film on a small boat, and various GoPros to capture underwater footage of both dynamic (AUVs) and static (sea floor) subjects.

Q&A with student protester harnessed to Shell vessel for 63 hours

The Western Front, Spring 2015

 

To protest Shell Oil Company’s planned drilling in the Arctic, Western student Chiara D’Angelo chained herself to a Shell-owned oil vessel, the Arctic Challenger, from May 22-25 over Memorial Day weekend. The Western Front followed up with D’Angelo to get her take on her experience.

 

As a breaking story of some signigicance this short interview (cut down from over an hour of content) was produced on a very tight timetable. Filmed, edited and published in 6 hours.

Rob.Ot (A Short Film)

Western Washington Univerisity 48 Hour Film Festival, Winter 2015

 

Written, filmed and produced over the course of 48 hours, this fun short film stole the show when priemered for a full house at the Pickford Film Center. Winner of Best Picture and Best Costume.

 

I acted as team lead for our small team of four, in charge of set management and direction. I was also in charge of sound design, recording and editing all digetic and non-digetic sound.

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