Storytelling

is a key part of my work. In all of my projects I try to have an underlining meaning beneath beautiful visuals. I work hard with my clients to understand who their target audience is, and how to best reach them.

I love the process of meticulously planning out and shooting each shot. While it's not always the easiest, I edit my footage with a fine tooth comb, cutting it down to the core meaning. I believe my process creates strong stories and content, drawing in viewers.
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Narrative music video
Narrative music video

Two Kinds of Sadness

Narrative music video

What happens to you when you learn your partner will need a heart and lung transplant to survive? Box of Matches approached me with their single Two Kinds of Sadness which was to be released as a part of a larger EP. They wanted to create a narrative music video to help promote the release of their EP. The song Two Kinds of Sadness is about the band leader's experience waiting for their partner to get a heart and lung transplant. The music video tells the story of how he learned his partner would need the transplant, and the feeling of dread that infused his life in the months waiting for the call.
black and white cinematography short
black and white cinematography short

DUCK!

black and white cinematography short

Inspired by film noir, DUCK! is a two minute short film I directed, edited, and shot to practice black and white cinematography and lighting.
short documentary
short documentary

The Network

short documentary

The Network is a short documentary about the secret mycorrhizal network beneath our feet. I wanted to create a style that was thoughtful and reflected the forest's natural beauty. To achieve this, over three months, I created animations that felt natural and tactile while also shooting complementing scenic shots of forests.
With only a plot of trash to start, two farmers create the only healthy food option in a neighborhood.
With only a plot of trash to start, two farmers create the only healthy food option in a neighborhood.

Florence Fang Community Farm

With only a plot of trash to start, two farmers create the only healthy food option in a neighborhood.

With only a plot of trash to start, two farmers create the only healthy food option in a neighborhood. This short documentary explores the stories of two founders of the Florence Fang Community Farm in the Bayview district in San Francisco. Established in 2014, the farm is the only healthy food option in the neighborhood. Over the course of half a year, I created a short documentary about how this unique farm was founded and its impact in the community.
Short documentary about climbing culture
Short documentary about climbing culture

Designing The Ascent

Short documentary about climbing culture

I co directed, edited, and was the cinematographer for this short documentary. Our small team of three people created this piece that explores climbing culture by talking about how climbing routes are designed. We used Formal interview setups overlayed on top of location footage of climbers working through routes. We shot this in a combination of indoor gyms and outdoor climbing spots.
Pilot Episode & Visual Strategy
Pilot Episode & Visual Strategy

Barking Buddhas

Pilot Episode & Visual Strategy

Barking Buddhas is an off-leash dog walking and positive-reinforcement training service. I worked with their founder to develop a visual style and strategy for their new dog training video series. I created motion graphics elements as well as directed, shot, and edited their pilot episode.
Short Film
Short Film

Lockdown

Short Film

A short film I created to portray the experience of the 2020 lockdown. I used overlapping and loud news clips to create the feeling of media overload, while dark simple visuals create a feeling of isolation.
Elementary school maker fair promotional videos
Elementary school maker fair promotional videos

Maker Playground

Elementary school maker fair promotional videos

Maker playground is a community event run by West Portal Elementary School. I worked with the school to create two short promotional videos for the event.
Short film
Short film

Aplodontia

Short film

A short mystery film about a chance encounter in a coffee shop. This project was to test cutting in Premiere and finishing in Resolve in ACES. Shot on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k.
24 hour free hackathon for high school students
24 hour free hackathon for high school students

Hyphen-Hacks

24 hour free hackathon for high school students

Hyphen-Hacks sees hundreds of applications and attendees every year; in order to manage these applications, I created a custom event management system and dashboard for the leaders of Hyphen-Hacks. This system enables the Hyphen-Hacks team to review applications, segment their attendees, and keep track of who is on campus during the event. Additionally, I created the online branding and presence for Hyphen-Hacks as well as created an animated promotional video for them.
Short poem video
Short poem video

The Concrete Rose

Short poem video

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement The Concrete Rose is an animated short featuring a poem by Tupac.
Short documentary about a school walkout
Short documentary about a school walkout

March 14th Walkouts

Short documentary about a school walkout

I directed, produced, and edited a short documentary about a walkout at a local middle school. This short showcases the product of a student led walkout.
Short Film
Short Film

The Ghostly Game

Short Film

The Ghostly Game is a short film I produced, directed, and edited. I worked with a cast and crew of 20 people to create this short over the course of 3 months.