maine trails one 2019
a look back at 2020
hawaii december 2019
This was a project I recently completed for my firm. One of our attorneys launched a podcast with a business broker at another firm, and I have been handling all the creative for the podcast, including this video trailer that I created for use on social media. More information about the project can be found on the websites page, as I created a website from scratch for the podcast. I completed this project in a combination of Adobe Premiere and Aftereffects, and it was my first real opportunity to create video in my professional career. I was given full creative reign on this project, and it was well received by everyone I have collaborated with on the podcast launch.
This project was from CMN 696: Seminar in Media Studies (Short Documentaries), which I took in the spring of 2020. In this class, we spent the entire semester working in groups of 3 or 4 to produce a short documentary on a topic of our choice over the course of the entire semester. We were to shoot the majority of the footage ourselves, and we had to plan out interviews, deliver pieces of the documentary for various deadlines throughout the semester, and present a final cut at the end of the semester. The extra challenge presented by this project was that this was the semester we were sent home for covid, and we lost the ability to shoot footage on campus after spring break. We shared in the responsibility of filming, editing, and planning, and though we felt we could have produced a better project had we been able to finish it out in person on campus, we were still overall pleased with the final result.
This project was from CMN 596: Multimedia Communication, which I took in the fall of 2019. This project was to teach us how to properly shoot interviews, as well as how to come up with questions that would get us the best and most engaging content, and how to best incorporate B-roll into an interview. I chose to interview the UNH Chief of Police. This was my first time interviewing anyone, and I worked with a partner to shoot the footage and come up with questions, though we each put together our own final video from the shared footage. It was a great learning experience, and though there are many things I would change about this video if I got the chance to re-do it, for a first-time interview project I was very proud of how it turned out!
This project was also from CMN 596: Multimedia Communication, which I took in the fall of 2019. For this project, we were to create a video essay by picking a random article from Pew Research Center and using the data and the information provided in a relatively boring format and turn it into something interesting and engaging. I chose an article focusing on the blurred lines between generations, and what we can use to differentiate between different generations to figure out where that line might go. I created all of these graphics myself using Adobe AfterEffects, and this was our first project experimenting with AfterEffects.
This video is a montage of footage from my trip in the summer of 2019 backpacking on the last 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. My co-counselors and I lead a group of nine 16- and 17-year-olds on their first backpacking trip through the Maine wilderness. I filmed throughout the trip, and put this together as a way for all of us to remember what an amazing time we had shared together and everything that we accomplished, and to look back at the beautiful views we were lucky enough to witness along the way.