Created for Pepperdine School of Law, to encourage their students to give to the Student Emergency Fund as part of the university-wide giving day, Give2Pepp on March 7 annually. www.pepperdine.edu/give2pepp
Pride Water Polo is a local youth water polo club that prepares its athletes to be leaders in and out of the pool. They hired me to shoot and edit a promotional video that features interviews with coaches, parents & athletes, about what makes Pride stand out.
In addition to shooting footage, collecting interviews, and cutting the whole project together, I also shot a bunch of stills of the athletes and coaches in action (couldn't resist, I'm a photographer too!) These images will be valuable assets in Pride's social media, web & print marketing efforts. Catch up with Pride Water Polo Club on their website or facebook page.
Like this? This was a fun project because it integrates a combination of skills. Take a look at more videos on my videos page and more sport & fitness photography on my sport photography page.
Forgot to post this one last year, so here it is this year! This is the highlight video from Pepperdine's UCC Campus Ministry 2015 Spring Retreat to the mountains outside Santa Barbara, CA. Find out more about UCC Campus Ministry at their website (which I also built. Happens where you're married to the campus minister.)
The Year 2 Day 1 sophomore class retreat is one of my favorite projects every year because it incorporates LOTS of different types of creativity—all of which I love!
The work on Year 2 Day 1 begins in the spring, with publicity to get the word out and encourage students to sign up. This occurs in the form of print posters, post cards, social media, and an e-blast.
Once we got everyone signed up, we sent out Coachella-inspired festival boxes filled with the usual swag: t-shirt, water bottle, sticker, "tickets" to the event, and a packing list. We got some positive momentum going by launch an instagram photo contest and encouraging students to post creative photos of their swag. The winner received a brand new Eno hammock (in Pepperdine colors).
Once all the materials are designed and printed and the students are gathered, my role switches from graphic designer to media journalist. During the entire retreat, my main job is to capture all the little moments that make camp great in photo, video, and social media. Check out a few of my fave photos below + the final retreat video!
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Students who participate in Pepperdine University's international programs are in for the ride of their lives. Usually they are challenged more, stretched more, changed more than any year of their short lives up until that point. The stories students tell when they return home are tales of skydiving, hitchhiking, train hopping and cliff jumping. But that's just what happens on the weekends.
The students don't always talk about what happens between Monday and Thursday every week. That's school, life, making decisions, facing adulthood, and dealing with the junk life throws at you. That's the story this video needed to tell.
I invited a handful of students, fresh from their year abroad, to sit down with me on a Saturday morning, and respond to one simple question, "How did you grow?"
This is what they said.
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The Neshama Project is an incredible jewelry company that is spreading joy, soul & impossibly beautiful Israeli opal hamsas across Southern California. The mastermind behind the movement is Rachelle Tratt, yoga instructor and jewelry designer who lives her brand day in and day out by wearing as much turquoise-colored items as she can and visiting Israel as often as she can get her hands on an airplane ticket.
One of the many beautiful pieces available on The Neshama Project's online store is The Doreen Bracelet. Check out this video that I shot with Rachelle one sunny day in Malibu and edited into a promo piece.
Dressed2Sweat is an underground fitness gathering. The monthly event takes place in unexpected locations in and around Los Angeles. The details are kept secret until a few days before, and even then the attendees only find out where to show up and what time. They know they need to be dressed to sweat. Everything else is up for grabs.
The April 2014 edition of Dressed2Sweat went down at Zuma Beach in Malibu. Between partner carries, sprinting in the soft sand and digging for treasure, participants worked up an appetite for the Mexican beer and burrito feed that followed right after.
The organizers asked me to document the event in stills and video. Secretly I wanted to join a team...
Rock it 2 the Core is a Los Angeles-based movement to end human trafficking. Their signature event is an outdoor event that's part yoga, part dance party and part concert with all proceeds going to support Unlikely Heroes. They needed a website to support the event as well as the movement as it continued into the future.
Click through the slides to see what I came up with or visit the site live at www.rockit2thecore.org.
More websites can be viewed on my websites page.
As a photographer, I work with families, couples, and brands in Southern California. As a graphic and website designer, I work with rad companies and humans around the world.