How To Help A Distressed Student

This animated video was created for Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. This is the third in a series of videos for Cal Poly funded by the CalMHSA grant, which promotes the awareness and destigmatization of mental health issues.

“How To Help A Distressed Student” was specifically created to educate Cal Poly faculty and staff about the appropriate way to approach students in … Read more!

Welcome To Counseling Services

This short video was created for Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. This is the second in a series of videos for Cal Poly funded by the CalMHSA grant, which promotes the awareness and destigmatization of mental health issues.

“Welcome To Counseling Services” was specifically to introduce students to the resources available at Cal Poly Health & Counseling Services.

Something That Works For You

This animated video was created for Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo.  This is the first in a series of videos for Cal Poly funded by the CalMHSA grant, which promotes the awareness and destigmatization of mental health issues.

“Something That Works For You” was specifically created to accompany an online program taken by incoming first-year students.

Mother Sea – Monterey Bay Aquarium

As I was looking through the footage from a recent trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, my mind kept going back to the lovely opening title sequence of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo.  Using the same music (by longtime Miyazaki collaborator Joe Hisaishi), I decided to create this brieft homage, showcasing some of the absolutely stunning sea creatures on display at the aquarium.

Monarch Grove

This is a very brief video snapshot of the annual monarch butterfly migration to Pismo Beach, California.  There were around 30,000 butterflies in the grove on the day of filming, although the numbers can sometimes reach much higher than that.

Edited in Premiere Pro and graded in After Effects.  Music is “Gymnopedia No. 3” by Erik Satie, performed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.

Lewisburg Yoga

This promotional video was created for the Lewisburg Yoga and Wellness Studio. I handled editing and color correction. Photography by Steve Gibson.

The Negro Leagues

This short film was produced in conjunction with an event at Bucknell University. It celebrates and explores the rich history of “Negro League” baseball in the United States.

I acted as the finishing editor on this project. I also created all graphics and the title sequence, which was done in After Effects.

We Are Liberal Arts

This video was created for Bucknell University to celebrate the school’s liberal arts programs. It premiered at the induction ceremony for new members of Phi Beta Kappa.

Production of the piece involved a combination of practical lighting effects and digital compositing, which was done in After Effects.

Without U

This short film was designed to raise contributions for Bucknell’s Annual Fund. This project required a number of carefully planned “layered” shoots, with multiple levels of action filmed against a green screen. Post-production involved intricate compositing and the creation of various special visual effects, handled in Adobe After Effects.

The project received a gold award in the 2012 CASE District II Accolades Awards.

The Elements of Bucknell

This was the keynote video for the launch of Bucknell University’s “We Do” capital campaign. The video was shot using RED cameras, graded in CineX-Pro, and edited in Final Cut Pro, with additional effects and color correction in After Effects.

Low Tide

This is a short video I put together of the incredible sea creatures that inhabit the tidal pools on California’s central coast.

Photographed using a Canon T3i at Coralina Cove in Montaña de Oro State Park.  Music, once again, by Kevin MacLeod  at incompetech.com.

Time Remapping: Sword Dance

I created this video in order to explore time-based effects and remapping in Adobe After Effects.  Dance professor Er-Dong Hu gave this demonstration of a sword-based martial arts routine as part of a campaign film for Bucknell University.

Music by Alt-J.

Safe Harbor

This footage was shot on and around the “Big Indian Rock” on the Susquehanna River in Safe Harbor, Pennsylvania.  The rock is the site of thousand year-old Algonquin petroglyphs.

Photographed using the Canon 5D Mark III.  Music by Kevin MacLeod over at incompetech.com.

Wataingi Media Demo Reel

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strand

This 2011 experimental film was featured at the Fine Cuts exhibition and Mega Media Showcase in New York.  It combines traditional stop-motion animation with live-action video and digital noise.