Project Syria

I made a video for the Project Syria immersive journalism experience that premiered at the World Economic Forum, 2014. Continue Reading →

Educast Video Series for KQED

In 2013 I began making regular contributions to KQED’s Educast video and blog series, covering a number of useful media making tools for teachers and learners. Continue Reading →

MA+P Video Gallery

This gallery contains recent video production work that I have done as the Media Design Lead for the Media Arts + Practice Division at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Continue Reading →

iMAP PhD

I am preparing to complete, defend and file my dissertation for the Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) PhD program at the University of Southern California.

This interdisciplinary program is made up of an outstanding group of media arts scholars and practitioners working on a wide variety of topics and projects.  The iMAP PhD is a practice-based PhD wherein students craft a digital dissertation that expands upon the traditional text-based dissertation project, supporting rigorous scholarship with dynamic digital artistry and craft. Continue Reading →

The Junior AV Club

The Junior AV Club is an ongoing action research project at USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy, examining the educational potential of digital media for early childhood learners.  We embrace a participatory pedagogical approach, focusing on transmedia digital storytelling as a way of enforcing traditional and computational literacies.

 

A National Summit on Arts Journalism

In 2009 I produced a series of 10 short videos highlighting innovative work in the field of arts journalism for a National Summit on Arts Journalism. Continue Reading →

Slantyhouse

Slantyhouse Video Blog Series

Started in 2008, the Slantyhouse series is my outlet for a wide variety of personal video works.  While these include conversations and trips with family and friends, the videos are mostly concerned with the strangeness of private space, and the question of how solitude changes in front of a camera. Continue Reading →

Digital Storytelling in Doha

Digital Storytelling and Playcentric Learning

Innovative Educational Strategies for Children With Special Needs Continue Reading →

24/7 – a DIY Video Summit

In 2008, USC hosted 24/7 – a DIY Video Summit, bringing together practitioners, scholars and industry leaders involved with the world of online video communication.  I was a video producer and content manager for the 2008 event, as well as an organizer for the 2010 reprisal Continue Reading →

UCLA – MFA in Film Directing

I hold an MFA in Film Directing and Production from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. I attended from 2002 to 2007 and completed coursework in all aspects of film production including writing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, editing and design, producing, casting, distribution and marketing, music for film, television production and critical studies. Continue Reading →

UC Berkeley – BA in Film Studies

My experience at UC Berkeley gave me a grounding in a historical and theoretical perspective on film. Though the Film Studies program was not practice-based at the time, my professors were very supportive of my own efforts to learn filmmaking skills. Continue Reading →