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Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab

Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab

This year I attended the Documentary Edit and Story Lab, a program of the Documentary Film Program, as a Contributing Editor. My work there was, ostensively, to help directors and editors to incorporate a mountain of feedback into their works-in-progress. What really happened though, was a week of joyful collaboration and inspiration. Here is Robert Greene better […]


Community Supported Film

Community Supported Film

I shot this congressional briefing for Community Supported Film an organization with an admirable and useful mission: Training storytellers from poor and developing communities in non-fiction filmmaking and assisting them with the development of their careers as filmmakers and video-journalists Producing engaging stories from the trainee’s perspective about important social and economic development issues in […]


@ The Kennedy Center

@ The Kennedy Center

The video is part of What’s Going NOW, an exploration of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album, forty years later by youth across the country. “Makes Me Wanna Holla” was written and prefromed by youth from ARTLAB+ and the Latin American Youth Center in Washington DC. “Makes Me Wanna Holla” screened at the Kennedy Center […]


What’s Going on NOW

What's Going on NOW

A peak into what a few kids are creating for What’s Going on NOW, a campaign co-sponsored by the Kennedy enabling youth from across the country to reinterpret Marvin Gaye’s classic 1971 album.


Film Festival!

Film Festival!

I edited short documentary that is screening at the DC Independent Festival. Exciting!


Dr. Cornel West!

Dr. Cornel West!

I was lucky enough to cover The Cornel West Theory’s press day in New York City this July. This included several interviews with Dr. West. He talks about music, his connection to the band, and how they are making thing better. And he laughs a lot.


What Cornel West’s Laugh is Like

What Cornel West's Laugh is Like

Sockets Records asked me to cover a showcase at The Black Cat featuring a few bands on the label, including The Cornel West Theory. This was initially just going to be some pick-ups from the show, but as we had some downtime before the show, we snagged some interviews on the fly. Mesmerized by their […]


6-12 Year Olds: Far Cooler than Me

6-12 Year Olds: Far Cooler than Me

These girls, umm, rock? This week-long camp, created by a vast swath of the DC arts community,  teaches music, performance, and a litany of life skills to young Washingtonians. This is their final show at The 9:30 Club. It was one of the best rock shows I have ever attended, and the most fun I […]


Pop-Up Video!

Pop-Up Video!

Here’s my best explanation of how this happened. Jackie Cantwell (Curating for a Cause) partnered up with Josh Phelps (Monument Music and Arts Festival) to create a art show/auction hosted by Affinity Lab and sponsored by PBR with all proceeds going to Dreams for Kids. Whew. Well in the end; it happened. And the kids […]


Rendered Fatback

Rendered Fatback

Password: rendered Thanks to the Fatback DJ Collective for having me out to the 9:30 club for their yearly appearance so I could gratuitously rack focus on the new 7D. So creamy… Now they can wallow in this night forever, as any good Fatbacker should.