In Their Own Words – this phrase is the reason I became interested in Visual Storytelling and Documentary. Starting with first person accounts coupled with audio to draw the viewer deeper into the subject, the visuals then create an atmosphere to paint the full picture of the story. My approach to Visual Storytelling is to clearly communicate the topic and inspire the viewer.
Below are samples of completed projects.
A Native American and Indigenous Contingency were chosen to lead the Women’s March in Sacramento, California on January 18, 2020. I went and recorded an editorial video story about the group and the March. Length – 05:30 minutes.
Mini Doc about the 2020 Isleton Spam Festival in Isleton, California on February 16, 2020. Video length – 07:00 minutes.
Part 1 of a 4 part documentary I photographed for Wired about the design, construction, and installation of a massive kinetic sculpture by artist Reuben Margolin. The documentary included videography on location at Reuben’s Berkeley studio, the pre-fabrication and assembly at Gizmo Art Production in San Francisco, and three weeks at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas for the installation. I enjoyed all the various opportunities of recording the crew at work, interviews, and several timelapse angles. Part 1 video length – 10:00 minutes
Part 2 of a 4 part documentary about the design, construction, and installation of a large kinetic sculpture by artist Reuben Margolin. Part 2 video length – 9:00 minutes
Part 3 of a 4 part documentary about the design, construction, and installation of a large kinetic sculpture by artist Reuben Margolin. Part 3 video length – 10:00 minutes
Conclusion of a 4 part documentary about the design, construction, and installation of a large kinetic sculpture by artist Reuben Margolin. Part 4 video length – 15:00 minutes
It was a pleasure working with this creative group of artists while I directed and photographed this documentary. It is the recipient of the Agency Showcase Award from the California Park and Recreation Society. Video length – 9:30 minutes.
I told this short story with visuals from my drone and sound recorded of the working firefighters while mopping up a controlled burn in coastal foothills near the San Francisco Bay Area. Video length – 2:00 minutes.
It was inspiring to tell the story of the teachers and students at Parkmead Active Learning School in Walnut Creek, California. This video was used to help introduce the school to new parents and students. Video length – 11:00 minutes.