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1 Degree. 1 World. Make a Difference!

I recently completed this short animation for the 2013 Sustainable CUNY Video Short Contest. The film features the voices of Natalie Goldberg, Lindsey Goldberg, and Abby Schwittek. 

Dream Big 2012 - Bobby Sanabria Biopic

I made this short doc for the Bronx Children's Museum's 3rd annual Dream Big Initiative, shown at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. Bobby was a ton of fun to work with! His response to the film: " You do good work!"

Out From Plato's Cave

This is a proof-of-concept demo for the documentary Out From Plato’s Cave by Anna Purves. It is an interweaving of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave with the real life experiences by college students on their path to enlightenment while at Lehman College/City University of New York. As her editor and collaborator, I worked closely with Anna on developing the edit from her original cuts. I also often sat in back of the camera on many occasions, asking the kind of questions that got the best answers out of our interviewees – including Anna herself!

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Dream Big 2011 Documentary

In 2011 I made this short documentary for the Bronx Children's Museum to document their second annual Dream Big Initiative. From the BCM website:

"Never underestimate kid power. That's the message of the Bronx Children's Museum's Dream Big program, which on Saturday, August 6, 2011, celebrated the completion of its second summer of children's workshops at community centers throughout the borough with a day of festivities hosted by Hostos Community College.

"The kids lived up to the message, using their power to attract important mentors, including this year's honoree, United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin. Dr. Benjamin was joined at the college's main building, on the Grand Concourse and 149th St., by a number of surprise guests including last year's honoree, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, along with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Jose Serrano, in addition to state and local officeholders or their representatives."

Dream Big 2010 Documentary

In the summer of 2010, I shot, edited and produced this short documentary about the Bronx Children's Museum's annual Dream Big Event. This short doc features Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Carla Precht and Lee Llambelis from the Museum, as well as some other VIPs. I continue to work with the Museum on their Dream Big Events, as well as their River On the Go project. 

 

Shwe Shwe - Frog Song

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I was responsible for the sound design, intro animation and the final edit for this creative litte children's animation. I worked with creative director Robert Wurzburg to create the perfect sound design using indigenous, South African instruments to give each character a unique identity thru sound. I animated the intro Shwe Shwe logo bump as well.

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iRescU Promotional Video for mHealth 2010

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I made this promotional video for a mobile app I helped design called iRescU. We were accepted for a technical demo of our mobile app at the 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington DC. As Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation were observing the Tech Demos, I wanted to make something that was really eye-catching, but still presented the app in a technically rigorous way.

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WarCriminalsWatch - Prosecute Now!

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I was asked to make a small, viral video that would go on the WarCriminalsWatch.org website, as well as YouTube, to get the message across that we need to hold US war criminals accountable. The speech is from a press conference that President Obama gave to the EU about sanctioning North Korea for it's nuclear program.

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The Power of One

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I created this video for the Sustainable CUNY Shorts Video Contest 2010. You can view all the submissions, and learn more about the contest, here. Natalie Goldberg provided the vocal talent for this piece.

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How to Fight the Information War

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This video is very preachy, but I had a vision for a polemical motion graphics piece and I went for it. Music: I Love My Car, by Belle and Sebastian.

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iPhones: Made in China

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I know it may be obvious that iPhones, and almost all Apple products, are manufactured in China. Nonetheless, I felt compelled to utilize Apple's own advertising aesthetics to drive home this point.

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iBama

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I submitted this video to MoveOn.org as my entry to a video contest to support President Obama's campaign.

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Cards, Letters and Prayers

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Cards, Letters and Prayers is a 24-minute documentary about Ron Ring, a 62 year-old political activist overcoming the rigors of poverty and schizophrenia. Director David Schwittek traces Ring from his roots as a gifted architecture student in Rochester NY, to his struggles with mental illness, his political activities during the 60s and 70s, and his recent return to school and politics.

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