Asia Society | How China Is Weaponizing the BRI

Posted on September 9th, 2020 · Posted in

I produced, directed, and edited this video for the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI). Daniel Russel examines some of the findings of ASPI’s new report Weaponizing the Belt and Road Initiative. The report explores relevant Chinese doctrine, highlights the involvement of China’s People’s Liberation Army with the BRI, and assesses the potential military and geostrategic advantages China accrues from BRI ports and other projects. (10 min.) This video has been viewed times on YouTube.

Asia Society | A Sneak Peek at ‘Unknown Tibet’

Posted on February 20th, 2018 · Posted in

I wrote, directed, and edited this video for the Asia Society. This is a trailer for Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting, the first-ever U.S. showing of the paintings collected by Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci during his 1926-1948 expeditions to Tibet. (34 sec.)

Asia Society | Eko Nugroho Creates Mural at Asia Society

Posted on January 13th, 2017 · Posted in

The acclaimed Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho creates a site-specific mural in the lobby of Asia Society New York and talks about the process and meaning of his work. (2 min., 29 sec.)

Asia Society | The Painting That Inspired ‘No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki’

Posted on December 14th, 2016 · Posted in

I produced, directed, filmed, and edited this video for the Asia Society. Ankeney Weitz, co-curator of No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, the first museum retrospective of the Zao’s work in the United States, explains why the painting “Traces dans la ville” (“Tracks of the City”) is her favorite. (2 min., 33 sec.)

Asia Society | I.M. Pei Visits Asia Society’s New Exhibition

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 · Posted in

I produced, filmed, and edited this social video for Asia Society. The video covers renowned architect I.M. Pei’s visit to Asia Society Museum, where he came to view No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, the first-ever U.S. retrospective on the work of the painter, who was a friend and collaborator of Pei’s.

ASPCA | Traumatized Puppy Mill Dog Makes Amazing Recovery

Posted on December 14th, 2014 · Posted in

I produced, directed, conducted interviews, and edited this video for the ASPCA. This video tells the story of Coconut, a dog rescued from a puppy mill in Michigan, that due to under-socialization, was too traumatized to be adoptable. For that reason Coconut was sent to The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center where he underwent a massive transformation. The video was edited together from found footage of Coconut’s recovery that was filmed by the ASPCA behavior staff. The behavior staff films many of these animal evaluations for research and documentation purposes. This video has been viewed times on YouTube and was adapted into a direct response television commercial for the ASPCA starring Deborah Norville of Inside Edition.

ASPCA | Making of the ASPCA Calendar — Jami and Ozzie

Posted on October 28th, 2014 · Posted in

I produced, directed, filmed, and edited this video for the ASPCA. This video is part of a series that gives donors a glimpse into the making of the ASPCA Calendar. Each month of the calendar features the story of an ASPCA staff member and their adopted pet. This video focuses on Jami and her special needs cat Ozzie. They are featured the month of  December 2015.    

ASPCA | Abused Dog Fighting Victims, One Year Later

Posted on June 21st, 2013 · Posted in

I produced, directed, co-filmed, and edited this video for the ASPCA. In short documentary form, this video chronicles the Bronx Dog Fighting Raid—July 2012. In this case, the ASPCA rescued nearly 50 dogs from a makeshift dog fighting ring. The dogs were held captive in the basement of a six story building in the Bronx where the ring operated. Most of them had never seen the light of day until their rescue. Through interviews with the ASPCA staff who led the case, the video follows the dogs from the day of the rescue to their recovery. Giving viewers a glimpse into the ASPCA’s commitment to end animal cruelty. This video has been viewed  times on YouTube. Equipment used: Canon XF305, Lighpanels Sola ENG Kit, Sennheiser G Series Wireless System. Software used: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop.

Earthjustice | Pesticides in the Air, Kids at Risk

Posted on February 18th, 2010 · Posted in

I edited this video for Earthjustice. It was part of a campaign to protect rural children from pesticides. Most of the footage was shot on flipCams and the music was written and donated by the very awesome Dougie Bowne.

Friends of Brad Will | Three Men and a Baby vs Senator Dodd

Posted on December 5th, 2008 · Posted in

I produced, directed, filmed, and edited this video for the organization Friends of Brad Will. The short documentary follows three human rights activist and a baby who sneak into a Washington D.C. gala to publicly confront Senator Chris Dodd about his human rights record the evening he is to receive a humanitarian award from the Washington Office on Latin America. Weeks before the gala, Dodd had supported an appropriations bill lacking human rights stipulations that would send money to fight the drug war in Mexico and Latin America, a move the activist and other groups found concerning. The film was released on International Human Rights Day 2008. Friends of Brad Will is a network of activists which promote enhanced public awareness about the human rights abuses linked to the “war on drugs”. In that context, they work to promote government policies and actions that result in accountability for the murder, in Mexico, of U.S. journalist Brad Will.