Portfolio for the Associate Director of Video Production position with New World Symphony
• Hard Circus Road, Pitch Tape
Editor, Graphic Designer, Co-Director
In Spring 2011, my thesis partner and I were developing a documentary about the North Carolina Symphony for the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. We wanted to follow the preparation for one of the state symphony’s annual events and inter-cut this storyline with character profiles of musicians and directors to show their commitment to the mastery of their craft, as well as their dedication to keeping classical music relevant in North Carolina’s culture.
My co-director and I had multiple meetings with the symphony’s public relations team and one with their board of directors. We got the green light from our professors to produce this as our thesis film before the symphony’s CEO put a kibosh on the entire project without any explanation or ever having any direct communication with us.
While we never had the opportunity to shoot anything ourselves, the NC Symphony provided us with some materials so we could put together a pitch tape for a class assignment. I edited this preview using Final Cut Pro and designed the graphics using a combination of Photoshop and After Effects.
• I’ll Be Seeing You: The Andrews Sisters Tribute Show, Documentary Short
Co-Producer, Co-Director, Director of Photography, Editor
A documentary short about a group of entertainers dedicated to carrying on the legacy of the 1940’s most popular female singing group by performing for diminishing generation of veterans old enough to remember ‘America’s Wartime Sweethearts.’
• Coffin Cruisin’, Preview
Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor
A preview for my most recent documentary, a profile of a Carolina-based hearse club, and my creative project for my MFA.
• Medallion of Merit, Professional Video
Editor, Graphic Designer
This piece was produced for the Office of the President at Wake Forest University for the 2013 convocation ceremony.
• Gatekeepers Workshop Initiative, Professional Video
Director of Photography, Editor
An example of recent studio interviews I lit and shot myself.