“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.” ~Terry Pratchett

When I was younger, I wanted to be the next Steven Spielberg. I wanted to make great movies and be the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing. Not only have I missed that boat, but my career goals have changed. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy being behind the camera, just that the objectives are a little different.

This page features some of the video production projects that I’ve done. My professional videos are at the top with my student film work bringing up the rear. Each video also lists production notes which outline my role(s) in the video and the equipment used.

 

SEGWAY TOUR OF DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS

 This is a first-person view of a Segway Tour of Downtown Memphis. It was created as a way to help promote the new attraction.

Production Notes: This video was filmed on a Go Pro Hero2 (mounted on the top of a helmet) and edited on Corel Video Studio Pro. My role was editor.

ZAMBEZI RIVER HIPPO CAMP DONOR VIDEO

This Donor Donation Video was created to show potential donors in order to raise money for an upcoming zoo exhibit.

Production Notes: It was filmed on a Canon Vixia HV30 and edited on Final Cut Pro. My roles were director, videographer and editor

 

THE NANO ZOO 

The Nano Zoo is a concept that investigates how scientists use traits from nature (on the nano level) to fuel scientific breakthroughs. This is a promotional video that showcases the Nano Zoo.

Production Notes: This video is a combination of archive footage and footage filmed on a Canon EOS 7D. It was edited on Final Cut Pro. My roles were director, videographer (of the new footage) and editor

OUR GRIZZLIES SUPPORT THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

This video was created to show our support of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team during their 2010-2011 playoff run.

Production Notes: This video features the song “The Grindhouse,” performed by JAG CAMP and Deady on da Beatz for Zabulon Music Group. It was filmed on a Canon EOS 7D
and edited on Final Cut Pro. My roles were director, videographer and edtor.

CONGRESSMAN COHEN INTRO 

This video is an introduction for a USDA grant-funded distance learning technology studio that features U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen.

Production Notes: This video was edited on Final Cut Pro. My role was editor.

COMCAST VIDEO ON DEMAND

This video is a compilation of archive footage created as a promotional video for Comcast on Demand.

Production Notes: This was edited on Final Cut Pro. My roles were editor and voice over artist.

FOR FRIENDS, BY FRIENDS 

This documentary features Feast for Friends: an organization that provides hot meals for homeless and needy citizens of Memphis who are suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Production Notes: This was filmed as a second-year Masters Thesis project for The University of Memphis. It was recorded on a Panasonic DVX 100B digital camcorder and edited on Final Cut Pro. My roles were director, producer, and editor

 

A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE 

A documentary that chronicles the life of an HIV-positive homeless man who turned his life around.

Production Notes: This was filmed as a first-year Masters documentary for the University of Memphis. It was recorded on a Panasonic DVX 100 digital camera and edited on Final Cut Pro. My roles were director, producer, and editor.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE PROFILE 

Documentary featuring Friends for Life, an organization that provides support, education and resources for individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the Memphis area. It was featured on the Friends for Life website (www.friendsforlifecorp.org) from
2008-2009.

Production Notes: This was filmed during my time as a Masters student at the University of Memphis. It was recorded on a Panasonic DVX 100B digital camcorder and edited on Final Cut Pro. My roles were director, producer, and editor

POWER BALLAD

Charlie discovers that all he really needs to get the girl is to be himself…and the essence of the 80′s power ballad.

Production Notes: This was filmed for an intermediate film production class. It was shot on a CP 16mm film camera. The sound was recorded on a DAT recorder, and it was edited on AVID Composer. My roles were editor, gaffer, grip, and
assistant camerawoman.

PICTURE PERFECT 

A college student finds out that his girlfriend is cheating on him on their anniversary.

Production Notes: This was filmed for an Introductory Film Production class at the University of Miami. It was shot on a Bolex 16mm camera and edited on AVID Composer. My roles were writer, director, producer, cinematographer and editor