Commercial • Editorial • Documentary • Education
The Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ voter guide was a company-wide initiative that touched nearly every department of the newsroom. As Director of Digital Operations and head of our visuals team, my lead photographer and I produced on-camera interviews and portraits of all nine mayoral candidates in just 10 days...all on-location.
It was a challenging lift with such a short turn-around, but the portraits by Ashlee Rezin were used in all aspects of print and digital coverage, the videos added life to our questionnaire, and the clips derived from them increased our social engagement throughout the election season. See the full guide
Broad Street Brokers, LLC serves northern Wisconsin's Bayfield, Ashland and Sawyer County. Brian Ernst was commissioned to produce this profile which includes interviews and lots of drone work in some of the most photogenic areas of the state.
The Sun-Times in partnership with Choose Chicago developed a campaign regarding Chicago's reopening plan with the slogan, "Back In Action!" Along with several print pieces, we were comissioned to produce a series of videos highlighting the many activities Chicago is known for.
I directed, shot and edited the piece with the aid of a second camera operator.
Product commercial created for trade show and web advertising at Motion Source Video Production where I served as camera operator and editor.
"As a small, family-owned business we don't make the most mattresses... and we're okay with that. We make the best." Produced by Motion Source Video Production where I served as a camera operator.
With over a year of reporting by colleagues, I helped produce and edit this video piece about a couple seperated just after marriage, leaving one of them in a refugee camp in Uganda and the other resettled in the United States fighting to make a new life.
Documentary style piece produced for the Les Turner ALS Foundation annual gala which helped raise over $600k for PALS (Persons with ALS). Produced by Motion Source Video Production, I served as co-director and editor.
Documentary style piece created for the Evans Scholar Foundation, which which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. Produced by Motion Source Video Production, I served as director and camera operator.
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