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Q&A: How a ‘Dharma Punk’ Learned To Treat Addiction Through Meditation

Posted on February 14, 2018 · Posted in Asia Society, writing

My Q&A with Josh Korda, guiding teacher at Dharma Punx NYC, a Buddhist community for punk rockers — now available on the Asia Society New York Blog.

A Closer Look at Tibetan Thangkas

Posted on April 17, 2017 · Posted in Asia Society, production log

NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 — Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society Museum in New York, provides an inside look at the Tibetan thangka paintings on display in the exhibition she co-curated, Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting. (4 min., 57 sec.)

*I directed, filmed, and edited this video for the Asia Society in New York.

A Sneak Peek at ‘No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki’

Posted on August 29, 2016 · Posted in Asia Society, production log

NEW YORK CITY — No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, the first-ever U.S. retrospective of the culture-bridging artist The New York Times has called a “modern master,” is on view from September 9, 2016 to January 8, 2017, at Asia Society Museum. The exhibition is co-organized by Asia Society and the Colby College Museum of Art and will be on view at Colby from February 4 to June 4, 2017. Watch this video for a sneak peek.

*I edited this video for the Asia Society in New York.

2016 ASPCA Calendar Videos

Posted on December 15, 2015 · Posted in production log

NEW YORK CITY — I just finished another successful year producing the ASPCA calendar videos. This year I added a short branded animation to the beginning all of the videos. To do this I used Pond5’s Custom 3D Calendar Animation template and customized it to fit the ASPCA Branding. You can see the results below.

I produced, filmed and edited this series for the ASPCA.

Moly & Minx (March)

ASPCA 2016 Calendar Highlight: Molly & Minx from ASPCA on Vimeo.

 

Joey & Mervin (October)

ASPCA 2016 Calendar Highlight: Joey and Mervin from ASPCA on Vimeo.

 

Jill & Hannah (February)

ASPCA 2016 Calendar Highlight: Jill and Hannah from ASPCA on Vimeo.

 

Matt & Dharma (Featured)

ASPCA 2016 Calendar Highlight: Dharma and Matt from ASPCA on Vimeo.

 

 

Every 60 Seconds

Posted on October 30, 2015 · Posted in production log

NEW YORK, NY – I filmed and edited this short fundraising video for the APSCA.

Seth Gitner’s Multimedia Storytelling Book

Posted on August 2, 2015 · Posted in production log

I’m in a book! Seth Gitner, Associate Journalism and Multimedia Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, interviewed me about my video storytelling work for the ASPCA. The interview can be found in his textbook Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World. You can purchase a copy here.

A Weekend of New Beginnings

Posted on July 29, 2015 · Posted in production log

MOULTON, AL – On June 30, acting at the request of local law enforcement, the ASPCA assisted in the rescue and removal of 300 dogs and cats from a neglectful animal shelter in Moulton, Alabama. Now, nearly one month later, we are thrilled to announce that the majority of the rescued animals are happily in forever homes. Some were reunited with loving families in the weeks following the raid, while approximately 250 others were placed up for adoption at an ASPCA adoption event in Hillsboro, Alabama, on July 25 and 26.

At the event, more than 900 people from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and the surrounding areas came to show their support—and 202 dogs and cats were adopted!

*I produced, filmed, wrote, and edited this video for the ASPCA.

Coconut’s Story is Made Into a TV Commerical!

Posted on June 1, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized

NEW YORK CITY — Coconut’s story, which I produced, directed, and edited for the ASPCA, was recently adapted into a nationally broadcast television commercial starring Deborah Norville of Inside Edition. You can see the TV spot below!

 

2015 ASPCA Calendar Videos

Posted on November 29, 2014 · Posted in production log

NEW YORK CITY — After a successful test-run in 2014, the ASPCA re-assigned me the task of producing a behind-the-scenes video series about the making of their 2015 calendar. The calendar is a yearly gift to qualifying ASPCA donors and features the stories of the organizations employees and their adopted pets. The videos supplement the calendar’s online presences, which includes additional photos and stories. They are also used to market the calendar, for fundraising, and to spread the message about animal adoption.

I produced the series as a one-man-band (producer, shooter, editor). I operated the camera, recorded the audio, conducted the interviews, and edited for all of these productions.

The gear I used included: Canon XF-305 camera, Sennheiser shotgun and lavaliere microphones, and the videos were edited in Adobe Premiere CS6.

All of the videos that I produced for the 2015 calendar are embedded below. I hope you enjoy them!

Mahi and Amber (June)

 

Jami and Ozzie (December)

 

Alyssa and Portabella (September)

 

Jocelyn and Felly (January)

Life on a Chain

Posted on April 8, 2014 · Posted in production log

NEW YORK CITY — Dog fighting is one of the gravest and most violent forms of animal cruelty imaginable. It is for this reason that dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states.

This video gives an in-depth look at the issue of dog fighting in America, the impact it has on the innocent lives of the dogs and the efforts of the ASPCA to combat dog fighting and rescue the dogs trapped in this vicious blood spot.

*I directed, produced, filmed, and edited this video for the ASPCA.