While I no longer produce video work for clients, this gallery displays the catalog of student and professional work, I had a hand in shaping or producing myself from 2005 to 2010. Pardon the low video quality. My hard drive from that time was unrecoverable, yet thanks to my foresight, these examples remain for posterity's sake on Youtube.
Girlz by PS24 Music Video
In the beginning of my video editing career at Park Triangle Productions, I had the sincere joy of serving as 2nd camera assistant and assistant editor on production of "Girlz" by PS24.
Hip Hop Panel Bumper
You have the pleasure of viewing my first After Effects animation ever! As dated as it is now, I still remember how much fun I had learning how to make 2D objects move and animating to sound. This bumper served as the intro to a panel put together by the D.C. Humanities Council for Emancipation Day. And yes, that is a typo. 😱
I re-dited this student film as a project in my Advanced Post Production class during my junior year at SCAD. My professor, Gokhan Ozaysin, loved the edit and said that the original edit didn't satisfy the director, yet my edit embodied the true spirit of the director's vision.
Working It Out Interview
Director Jason Loewith of CENTERSTAGE's short play, "Working It Out," from the 2009-10 season, gives an introduction to the three distinctive pieces that make up the theatrical event. The plays, written by three of America's sharpest playwrights, including West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and Mad Men staff writer Rick Cleveland, tackle the workplace in three wildly different ways.
Around the World in 80 Days Trailer
Phileas Fogg—fantastically wealthy, majestically mysterious, and a dedicated man of scientific reason—has deduced that a mere 80 days is enough to circumnavigate the globe. And he stakes his entire fortune on proving it. Will bandits, a herd of buffalo, an act of chivalry and a meddlesome inspector from Scotland Yard prevent him from fulfilling this mind-boggling task? Follow Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the steamy subcontinent; aboard steamships, locomotives, and elephants—as he learns about the heart, himself, and a world bigger than he ever anticipated.
This video always makes me nostalgic for the humble beginnings of my video editing education. These are a few of my first editing projects at SCAD. Pretty simple and straight forward, the first commercial is made up of my own camerawork. Everything else was sourced from Primary Pictures in Atlanta and the Red Cross in Savannah.
From Dream To Reality Trailer
Juanita "Busy Bee" Britton had a vision that told her to go to Africa instead of hiring the O'Jays to help her celebrate her 50th birthday at the formerly known nightclub called Dream in Washington DC. In two weeks, she gave away the $25,000 she had saved for the event, while visiting several villages in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Senegal, South Africa and Swaziland. Produced by the Random Acts Foundation, this documentary captures one woman's journey as she realizes how much a little generosity can leave a great impression on people's lives.
Cyrano de Bergerac, a swashbuckler straight out of the history books is a master of swordplay and wordplay, but a magnificent Mount Everest of a nose blocks his path to true love—quite literally. From the ivy-twined balconies of Paris to the blood-soaked fields of the Thirty Years War, handsome, tongue-tied Christian borrows Cyrano's words to woo the beautiful Roxane. But is she falling for Christian's looks or Cyrano's soul? A cast of just three actors triangulates Rostand's classic love story into a charming, lightning-paced romance laced with duels, panache, hopeless sacrifice—and an enormous schnoz.
Urban Dragons Trailer
One of my favorite projects I undertook at Park Triangle Productions, Urban Dragons is a documentary featuring 13 martial artists at different levels in their career, speaking about the strong influence blacks and latinos have on the art and discipline of martial arts.✊🏾
Svelte TV - Evelyn Brooks
Edited for SVELTE TV, this video features Evelyn Brooks, a local jewelry designer debuting one of amazing collections at her fashion show held at the Sports Club Gym in Washington D.C.
Nothing says holiday spirit like temper tantrums and sozzled Santas! Wicked, uproarious, and subversive: Sedariss harrowing tour of duty as Crumpet, the Macys elf, features CENTERSTAGE Associate Artist Robert Dorfman—in tights.
The Santaland Diaries is David Sedaris biting look at the commercialism that surrounds the holidays.
CENTERSTAGE Season Promo
CENTERSTAGE Associate Artist E. Faye Butler shares her excitement about the upcoming season at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Baltimore.
Let There Be Love Preview
Being Caribbean in London has never been easy. Whether fighting with his proudly feminist daughter, raging against the inexorable tide of social change or combating his own failing health, Alfred's life feels like one long battle. Then a young immigrant arrives at his home, and old beliefs and fresh resentments are challenged.
CENTERSTAGE Internship Program
CENTERSTAGE's highly competitive Professional Internship Program helps bridge the gap between experience in the academic theater and careers in the professional theater.
Ma Rainey Teaser
The only one of Wilson's monumental cycle to shift scene from Pittsburgh—landing us instead in Chicago, where we find legendary monarch of the Blues, Ma Rainey, and her marvelous assemblage of less-than-merry musicians. As we wait to discover Will She or Won't She, we learn gradually of the pitfalls and perils that lie in wait for each of these proud, ambitious artists outside the recording studio walls, and inside their sometimes tormented hearts. After all, it's 1927; and with the Jazz Age in full swing its a moment as full of possibility as risk for those striving to achieve the American side of being African American. Featuring CENTERSTAGE Associate Artist E. Faye Butler in the title role of this modern classic.
Nip/Tuck Music Video
This editing experiment was created for my Chroma Key Project at SCAD during my junior year.
Droopy the Broke Baller
Droopy the Broke Baller is an artist, well-nown on the DC poetry circuit for his witty riffs ripe with social commentary. He also spoofs mainstream songs to bring forth a more positive and very entertaining perspective that stands on it's own merits and well apart from the original.
He also concocts original masterpieces that is injected with his quirky prose and aspires to be the next "Weird Al" Yankovic.