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Same Day Storytelling

I published my first video over ten years ago. Now, I have just completed my first feature length documentary, We Can't Eat Gold. 

As a news photographer I have built on my work experiences as an independent videographer, including shooting over 100 hours of published footage for Cornell University - among other clients.

I have honed my skill sets to deliver compelling news stories edited for same day broadcast. At the University of Alaska Anchorage I was very fortunate to study and shoot under Professor Scott Jensen, a two-time winner of the National Press Photographers Association's National Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year award. 

I have fused the technical and artistic aspects of shooting video and photos to shoot images framed to direct the human eye. Directing and editing We Can't Eat Gold, I further refined my editing and video storytelling skills, winning three awards from international film festivals.  Enjoy this example of my same day storytelling which I published when I was credentialed to cover the Iditarod:

 

 

Filming interviews with newsmakers on deadline is another aspect of news photography I am experienced in. I shot news video and interviews for the PBS documentary Alaska, the World and Wally Hickel..  Hickel is a former governor and interior secretary. Below is a my pared down footage from Sen. Ted Stevens' funeral. I shot all the interviews and b-role in under three hours.  Among the newsmakers I interviewed there were:

  • Sen. Chris Dodd (D) (03:04)
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) 03:49)
  • Under secretary of the Army  Dr. Joseph Westphal, (06:49)
  • Sen. Kit Bond (R) (09:56)
  • Rep. Don Young (R) (16:30)
  • AK Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) (19:30)
  • Sen. Lisa MUrkowski (R) (24:10)
  • AK Gov. Sean Parnell (R) (26:49)