I was first introduced to visual storytelling when my parents gifted me a GoPro Hero 3 for a birthday several years ago. Since then, I've added more cameras to my bag and have worked to improve my craft behind the lens and in editing applications.
GOOGLE YEAR IN SEARCH 2019
Every year, I look forward to Google’s Year In Search videos. In 2019, I decided to make my own. Throughout the year, I kept track of important moments and hypothesized the world’s most popular searches. Crafting a story around a list of random moments was one of the most challenging writing projects I have worked on to date.
*In reality, these annual Google videos are based on loads of global searching data – information and trends that I did not have. Additionally, each clip must be approved by the original owner – an obstacle I did not have to deal with as a student.
BACKPACKING SOUTHEAST ASIA
In January of 2018, I bought a one-way ticket to Southeast Asia. Although a four minute video could never really sum up four months of backpacking, I was still interested in capturing my favorite moments.
I used the project as a chance to practice filming techniques and certain editing tricks such as speed ramping, masking, and multitrack audio balancing.
Destinations: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Throughout the last few years, I've found that photography can be a unique way to give people, wildlife, and landscapes a voice that may otherwise be ignored.
Some friends and I converted used Wyoming horseshoes into artwork. We sold the crosses, wine racks, and coat racks to friends and family around Virginia. Each piece included a tag noting the history and significance of the shoes. (Click to expand)