The Modest Man is a style blog that helps gents 5'8" and under dress better. Brock, the "modest man" creator, has been so successful with his blog, that he's gone on to create his own line of MM clothing, starting with the everyday shirt. I've photographed Brock in all seasons and through it I've developed my own style of product and portrait photography.
Currently, I'm a digital media intern for Animal Planet. What does that mean? Digital media basically manages all the content behind the scenes. This means managing and posting on all social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, official website, etc.), producing live digital content to promote shows and interacting with audiences. I've gotten to do a lot in my time here, especially when it comes to writing. I've been able to write original blog posts for APL's "BITES" blog. I curate several posts a day to Facebook and compose and schedule live tweets. Check out some of the articles I've written and follow/like Animal Planet on all social platforms to keep up with content my coworkers and I post!
Marlee In The Mixx is a popular local DC band. I've worked with them on several videos and "Alaska" is the most recent. They have many members in their band, so planning the project is always a very collaborative process. This video is a live performance filmed in my family-owned recording studio. I had 3 camera men going around the room shooting the live performers, coordinating when to move in order to get all the necessary shots.
While interning at Eastward Films, I got the opportunity to edit a highlight reel and a long cut for Tara & Robbie's wedding in Washington, DC. The high light reel I was able to feature here in my portfolio, but the long cut is for the family's eye only. The long cut is a few hours and includes footage from at least 3 cameras, from a 12 hour day. This was a great learning experience for me not only working technically with Premiere Pro with professional editors showing me short cuts, but also a great way for me to learn editing live footage. I also learned how to manage and organize a ton of footage, which has become a very useful skill. I also got to color grade all the footage. While it was a struggle to balance all the whites in a purely white wedding, it was a great learning experience and I'm extremely pleased with the result.
password for video: wwedding
Here's my 2015 reel which includes projects I've directed, shot, edited or had another major role in.
The Modest Man and the Grooming Lounge teamed up for a special Father's Day video featuring Brock taking his dad to get their MAN-icures. Instead of a just a blog post, Brock decided he wanted a video of the experience. So I teamed up with Brock and the Grooming Lounge in DC and directed, filmed and edited the video.
This is a cover that my brothers and sister in honor of our beloved dog, Bandit. I sang the vocals, recorded, directed and edited all the video. Shortly after posting, Gotye himself (shortly after he released "Somebody I Used To Know") tweeted and Facebook'd a shout out to us with a link to the video. It immediatly got around 14,000 views in one day and today has over 19,000 views.
While studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland for 4 months, I got to learn a lot about Scottish culture. I was also privileged to be there during the Scottish Independence movement and was able to witness a country fighting for it's independence in the most civil fashion. I also traveled to Norway, the Netherlands and Ireland as well as all over the highlands of Scotland.