A few samples of my Multimedia work for nonprofits and higher education
Western Corn Rootworm: Enemy No. 1 for corn
Nematodes are usually bad news for gardens. But not always - as I learned shooting and producing this piece on how they are tiny superheroes in one aspect of agriculture. The challenge for this video is that I shot it - both the interview and the b-roll - before seeing the written story it would accompany, so I did my best to try to imagine all the visuals I might need to illustrate the science. This was backwards from the usual approach, so I was pretty pleased in the way it ended up coming together.
I also worked with Jeffery Chase to illustrate what happens in this epic battle beneath the soil’s surface. The result is a short explainer video that you can see linked to via a card in this main story.
Highlight Reel - Footage from the DSV Alvin 2500 feet deep along the East Pacific Rise
I produced this highlight reel from footage captured during 15 dives along the East Pacific Rise in the DSV Alvin. The dives down to the hydrothermal vent communities down there averaged about 2,500 meters in depth and were part of the CEOE Dives Deep research cruise in which I served as the education and outreach specialist. See the highlights of the month-long cruise in the Wakelet story I curated for the cruise here >
Project VIDEO (Virtual, Interactive Dark Energy Outreach)
As a part of this project, I have been exploring virtual reality (VR) technology to immerse users in deep sea microbe research. I have done all the VR production, as well as the video production on the related 15 Second Science and Dive Deeper episodes. You can read more about this Project VIDEO in this UDaily article.
The unique VR tours were recognized by the Delaware Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women with the top awards in their 2017 Communications Contest in the audiovisual category, as well as the 2017 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence with the Grand Prize in their Electronic Media category.
Here is one of the VR tours, aboard the ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution. Other VR experiences related to the project can be found here.
Bay to Bay Story Map
For this immersive multimedia story, I used an Esri Story Map to allow viewers to follow along with a Delaware Sea Grant teacher workshop that traveled across the center of the Delmarva Peninsula exploring local watersheds, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware Bay. I updated the story daily during the summer workshop and it includes photos, video, data that was collected, and ArcGIS maps. You can scan through it embedded below, or experience the fullscreen version here >
#15SecondScience Video Series
Travel: Fall into Delaware
How To: Crab Cakes 101 - Make a winning meal
Event Recap: Gemmill Farm Tour with the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance
Event Recap: Workshop Navigates Seafood Issues
Focus on Experiential Learning: Greening Haiti
Profile: Water Watchdogs - UD's Citizen Scientists
My Environmental Journey
Promo: Catching the Wind
Event Recap: Educational cruise on the R/V Sharp
Promo: NMEA in Three Words
Profile: Sara Gumbiner, '10, DelVal equine studies
Promo: Team Stafford 2016 Worlds Campaign
Research: Surveying Scallops on the R/V Sharp