I enjoy cutting documentaries because I get to peer through a window into a new part of the world, a different lifestyle, or an idea I've never encountered before and really make it shine. Here are a few of my favorite projects I've worked on.
That's My Sister
The struggles of transgender women in San Francisco.
Joshua Oppenheimer On Redefining History Through Film: VICE Autobiographies
A profile of Joshua Oppenheimer and his internationally acclaimed documentaries, The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence. Together these films unveil the aftermath of the Indonesian genocide from the perspective of the perpetrators and the victims living in fear today. Oppenheimer describes the 10 year process of making these films and the impact they have had in redefining history for the Indonesian people.
Warriors of the West
A docuseries profiling the wildland firefighters who risk their lives to fight wildfires across the Western United States.
Ovary Action: Maternity Leave
An exploration of why the United States is the only developed nation without federally mandated maternity leave.
Searching for the Last Lesbian Bars in America
San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and New Orleans are four of the biggest gay party meccas in America, yet the cities' lesbian bars keep shutting down. Why are lesbian bars dying while gay male clubs continue to thrive?
Munchies Guide to Oregon Part 1: Portland Victory
Host Gabi Chai traverses the state to uncover the natural culinary bounty of the state of Oregon. Overflowing with great wine, coffee, food trucks, seafood, and more strip clubs per capita than any city in the world, this gem of America’s Pacific Northwest is just begging to be explored.
Meet the real people behind your virtual boyfriend.
The Fight For Trauma Care on Chicago's South Side
There are currently four hospitals in Chicago that maintain level 1 adult trauma centers, where the critically injured, including victims of gun violence, must go for life-saving treatment. But not one of those hospitals is located on the city's often-violent South Side.
Cashing In On 'El Chapo': The Cult Of The Narco
VICE News hit the streets of Los Angeles to meet admirers of El Chapo — and some ambitious entrepreneurs — who’ve found ways to celebrate the drug lord in the form of songs, T-shirts, and tacos.
Ovary Action: Abortion Pill
Drone delivered abortion pills and the fight for reproductive rights.
Munchies Guide to Oregon Part 4: Water's Bounty
Gabi travels from the rocky coast to the Deschutes River in eastern Oregon to sample everything the state's waters have to offer—and learns in the process that "crab butter" isn’t really butter.
Broadly Meets: Kate Nash
A singer, songwriter, activist, and outspoken feminist, Kate Nash is a woman with a cause. Mixing punk lyrics with a style that is by turns pop, indie, and somewhere in the nebulous realm of the alternative, the English artist uses music and the internet to encourage women around the world to speak up about whatever they can and want.
Munchies Guide to Oregon Part 3: Pinot Pioneers
Host Gabi travels to the Willamette Valley—the heart of Oregon wine country—to talk with three vintners who are producing some of the best Pinot noir in the world.
Cospladies: Birds of 'Play
Amanda Lynne & Lauren Bregman are SoCal cosplayers who love all things geek to the point of discussing if and how telepaths workout. They're currently mainly recognized for their Birds of Prey, Star Trek Bunnies and Hocus Pocus cosplay.
Cospladies: Traci Hines
AKA Hipster Ariel. This adorkable, Disney loving entrepreneur pursues her passions! She creates amazing gravity defying wigs & costume accessories and does everything she can to transform into the characters she cosplays: Princess Jasmine (Aladdin), Rapunzel (Tangled), Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Poison Ivy (Batman) to name a few.
Journey to Coffee Mecca: Munchies Presents LA Coffee
Whether you like it hot or cold, bitter or sweet, light or dark, dripped or poured, Los Angeles’ robust world-class coffee scene has it all.
VFX and Motion Graphics
Visual Effects for various projects made using After Effects.
Motion graphics I've made with a combination of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.