Stories that make an impact.
Stories that make an impact.
Dec 2018 - Aug 2020
(1 year 8 months)
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe XD
- Plural Eyes 4
- Sony Alpha 6300
- C stand
- Tripod stand
- Arri Lighting
- Auray Boom Pole
- Rode Video Mic
- Scope and timeline management
- Filming live action B-roll
- Directing B-roll
- Creative directing
- Video editing
- Music selection
- Sound engineering
FOUNDER, MAKE MAGAZINE
About CCC Maker, Make, and Sierra College
- The $17 million California Community College (CCC) Maker initiative was the first statewide community college system effort in the US that intentionally aimed to align 21st Century skills with STEM/STEAM research and practice.
- Make is an American magazine published since June 2019 which focuses on Do It Yourself projects involving electronics, metalworking, robotics, woodworking and other disciplines.
- Sierra College Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students for entry into professional level employment opportunities.
I wanted to be a part of the paradigm shift from theory-based learning back to hands-on practice. Believing these are the skills and traits that will fuel the 21st Century economy.
- Medium: From Student to Entrepreneur
- CCC Maker Video Series
- CCC Maker: The Impact and Potential of College Makerspaces
- Make: Hands That Make
- Sierra College CTE Video Collection
To accelerate awareness and impact of maker education.
It is a groundbreaking and momentous time for creators, doers, artists, disruptors, and hackers. Even more revolutionary, is bringing this mindset into the institution of higher education.
Shooting a welding class at San Francisco Community College, Feb. 2019
Novice with a gift.
CCC Maker saw something in my storytelling that made an impact. I went from filming students in the Sacramento City College Makerspace on my iPhone 6 to organizing, scheduling, directing, editing, and producing a shortform docu-series about Makerspaces across California.
Empathize and create.
For each organization, I produced videos that featured makerspaces and/or programs involved in hands-on, project-based learning. Being a maker myself, it wasn’t difficult to empathize with each interviewee, considering most of them were makers and extremely passionate about what they do.
Post interview, James Jenkins and I playing with the giant skateboard he created using the Cabrillo College Makerspace, CCC Maker, April 2019
Visualizing the big picture.
Crafting stories is like putting the pieces of a puzzle together until you’re left with the big picture. For the CCC Maker Project, capturing the whole story required input from everyone across the maker ecosystem. I interviewed students, faculty, administrators, deans, presidents, and local business owners, understanding their relationships with maker-centered learning and weaving together emotionally charged stories that move us.
For the Sierra College CTE project, I used a similar approach - empathizing with students and other members of the Sierra College ecosystem in order to tell the full story and impact of combining theory with project-based education.
One of the CTE videos featuring Sierra College IT Program, November 2019