As a filmmaker, I am also a small business, and it’s been quite challenging getting through the last year with no guaranteed income. Luckily, video services are more in demand than ever and I have had some amazing opportunities to make videos during the pandemic that have enabled my clients to reach their audiences without […]
Over the summer and fall, I shot and edited a series of ten videos for Sustainable Tompkins’ Finger Lakes Climate Fund. The fund enables people to offset their carbon use from travel and home energy use by making a monetary donation. The money then gets distributed to low-to-moderate income individuals and families in the form […]
Here’s my latest client video, a short documentary about Kathy Lucas and her unique hybrid of jazz dance and fitness instruction. Kathy is an innovative and empowering teacher and another reason why Ithaca is such an amazing place. When putting together the film my goals were to: Introduce people to the steel club as an […]
For about a year now, I’ve been working on a film about Ithaca’s public murals with an emphasis on pieces with social justice and multicultural themes. I completed a half-hour rough cut that screened at last year’s Ithaca Festival and have since been working on expanding the film to feature-length. A few weeks ago I […]
Back in February, I passed the test to become a commercially certified unmanned aircraft pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration. Anyone can fly a drone for recreation, but if you want to get legally paid for your services, you need to pay $150 and pass this multiple choice test. The test itself is quite challenging […]
I use the word “drone” with ambivalence. While it’s a ubiquitous term in the aerial video and photography world, for many, the word “drone” evokes its malevolent uses – warfare and surveillance. Interestingly, the drone industry itself has tried to distance itself from the word, with many conferences using the words “Unmanned Aircraft.” But this […]
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