In Detail

Here I focus on showcasing some of my favorite work. A narrative music video, an animal documentary, and a fashion commercial. Each of these projects is incredibly influential and iconic for me. 

The memories I collected and the on-hand experience I learned were timeless and make these films undoubtedly special for me. So, I'd like to take you through that journey I had the privilege of working on.

Man's Best Friend - High School, Animal Documentary

A local town in South Florida hosts a special animal needs store. They bring the healthiest food that dogs and cats deserve. They also host events for puppies and local pets. 

My goal when covering this story was to build a natural connection with the pair of workers that operate the store. Conducting their interviews was easily the most successful part for me, and effectively got an emotional connection and important moments from them.

 

I do as much research about the interviewee as I can before I record our conversations, to get deeper insight beyond what I can already gather from basic investigation. I loved the stories they told and what their history really meant to them.

 

Shot with:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

Blood Pressure - High School, Narrative Music Video

This one was a ton of fun! We got to create our music video based on a pre-assigned choice of music. We accepted the challenge and wanted to go further than we ever had before. Completing this short took a lot of team effort in an extraordinarily fast amount of time.

We explored abandoned areas, used vehicles on set, and invested in props. This project was the first time we focused on action and scenes more than a script or characters or dialogue. It was solely a visual experiment. It was more scene blocking than a script, and it was fascinating to create non-traditionally. 

Because of that, we played with visual tricks, drone shots, tools, props, moving cameras, and dressing the characters. The drive you experience during the get-away through the whole video is the adrenaline we drove during production. An entire project based on the "fun part!" 

Shot with:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Rokinon Cine DS Primes

Martha Lapeyre - Fashion Design Reel for Client

My first year of college has been such a beautiful and engaging experience. Networking and meeting people with a love for art in so many different flavors has probably been the most enjoyable thing I have ever felt. I love how I can translate my skills, experience, and social focus to other people, and I built a reputation for myself.

When other people begin to refer to your name for tasks, it becomes an exciting and spontaneous way to meet others and explore new projects. Working with other artists, in this case, fashion designers, lets me delve my mind into a whole other framework of expression in a metaphorical language different than mine. 

Martha and I stood side by side the whole time, combing through images, searching for scenery, filming, and building the editing together. It shows how valuable a diverse spectrum of talents in a pool of artists can make something stunning—a fantastic job.

 

Shot with:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8