Who were the Port Chicago 50?

This was one of the stories I wanted to do when I returned to the Bay and to local news. Thanks to a state legislator, I got my chance. It was a quick turn that afternoon. My hope is that this local history lesson lives longer online than the spot story that ran on KNTV.

What bunnies do in Springtime

Just in time for Easter, I shot and edited this package about a big bunny. It got lots of eyeballs online and on social. Definitely watch to the end! I’m experimenting with formatting text on the screen while also learning Edius. It was so fast and effortless with Final Cut — all muscle memory. Think about an edit, fingers […]

New job!

Just started, but not wasting time. This first-person package got mad play online and picked up by NBC affiliates across the country. A quirky presidential primary story for Presidents’ Day – just what the station ordered! And I didn’t fall off the roof. Here’s how NowThis (an NBC News partner) cut it:

Doing double duty on DARPA Robots

Under certain circumstances, I can clone myself and produce two stories at once — a video package plus a print story. Robots compete in response to California disaster simulation RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, ASSOCIATED PRESS http://www.salon.com/2015/06/05/robots_compete_in_response_to_california_disaster_simulation/

Flashback: Metropolis II and Chris Burden

RIP Chris Burden, the creator of Urban Light, Shoot and – my favorite – Metropolis II (2012). I produced this first-person in a day without a light or an editor, as you can tell. I habitually overshoot. But this was one of the few times I remember wishing I had more tape, especially reaction shots. […]

Santa Barbara town in shock after mass shooting

Usually on breaking stories, especially ones about death and destruction, I concentrate on feeding video to producers in DC where my colleagues package it or feed it out to clients. I often don’t have time to voice a package, much less shoot a standup, because they want more, more, better, now! For this story, I filed […]

Yes, I do stand-ups.

AP’s video products didn’t require stand-ups, so I only did them when a package deserved it – and when I could shoot solo without risking my gear or my dignity. Back in school, I interned at KTVU-Ch. 2 in its heyday, made an audition reel, anchored our student newsmagazine without a teleprompter, and channelled Leslie Stahl to report on the search […]