Multimedia work Samples

Event Recap: Educational cruise on the R/V Sharp

For this piece I joined students from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment for a cruise on the Delaware Bay. The cruise served as an introduction to the bay and a series of scientific activities were set up for the students to experience throughout the day and into the evening. 

The college wanted to highlight the experiential learning aspect of the cruise, so I used a variety of methods to capture the activities including time lapse sequences and GoPro mounts centered in the middle of the action to capture the "hands-on learning" aspect of the experience. I then combined the footage with audio pulled from student interviews I conducted to give their voice to the project.

I am particularly proud of this project because I captured, dowloaded, and organized all the audio and visuals throughout the day and was able to edit it quickly for use the following day. I am really pleased with how some of the experimental footage came out and it helped me fine tune my workflow for projects with a quick turnaround. 

A group of undergraduate and graduate students experienced a day of hands-on-learning on the Delaware Bay aboard the R/V Hugh R Sharp.

Project VIDEO

For Project VIDEO (Virtual, Interactive Dark Energy Outreach), 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 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.

Below is one of the VR tours, aboard the ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution. The tours include embedded videos to provide more information the work that is being done in the areas viewers are exploring, and can be viewed in a web browser, through a smartphone app, or in full VR headsets for a truly immersive experience.

Covering a monthlong Research cruise including Footage from the DSV Alvin 2500 feet deep along the East Pacific Rise

Last spring I served as the education and outreach specialist on the CEOE Dives Deep research cruise in the east Pacific Ocean. As part of that work, I produced a wide variety of videos and social media content to showcase the research being done by University of Delaware scientists, students, and alumni. These pieces include video profiles and explainers, time lapses, still photography, and graphics. I also curated this content, along with social media and blog posts shared by others on the cruise, into a story on the cruise that others could follow along with in (near) real time, which can be viewed here > 

The cruise included 15 dives along the East Pacific Rise in the DSV Alvin, which explored several hydrothermal vent communities that were located at about 2,500 meters in depth. I also produced this highlight reel from footage captured during the dives to show the uniqueness of those ecosystems and the scientific work that was conducted by the Alvin crew, scientists, and UD students.

Under the guidance of professor and oceanographer George Luther, UD CEOE students participated in a series of dives to a depth of 1.7 miles below the ocean surface. These research dives took place in DSV Alvin from March 27 to April 16, 2017, at 9 North, a region of hydrothermal vent activity situated along the East Pacific Rise in the Pacific Ocean.

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 ArcGIS maps, photos, and videos that I captured and produced, as well as data that was collected by workshop participants. You can scan through it embedded below, or experience the fullscreen version here > 

A variety of other video samples

#15SecondScience Video Series

A weekly series of short, educational videos on marine and aquatic science topics for Delaware Sea Grant's social media channels. (Note: I produced episodes through August 2017 and did not produce those released after.)

Event Recap: Workshop Navigates Seafood Issues

Delaware Sea Grant is working with counterparts in Louisiana and Oregon to offer in-service trainings for industry professionals on how to effectively explain what can be complex issues.

Profile: Water Watchdogs - UD's Citizen Scientists

For over 20 years, water quality monitoring volunteers with the Delaware Sea Grant-led University of Delaware Citizen Monitoring Program have fanned out across the state’s coastal region to visit assigned monitoring sites and collect data. 

My Environmental Journey

Winning entry of Delaware Environmental Institute student ambassador’s third annual video competition during University of Delaware’s second annual environmental film festival, “Lights, Camera, EARTH!"

Promo: Catching the Wind

Watch as 125 first graders from Smyrna Elementary rotate through four content stations, which include hands-on, interactive activities about the science of wind.