Watts Community Core
Nickerson Gardens, built in 1955, is the largest public housing development west of the Mississippi River. The skatepark in Nickerson was built in 2010. When asked if the kids ever used the park, Tanya responded that, “They run up and down on the ramps but they don’t own skateboards.” Just over one month later, after selling a photo zine to cover expenses and pulling together a crew of friends from that wanted to support we kicked off the first Super Skate Posse skateboard giveaway in Nickerson and introduced 100 kids to skateboarding for the first time.
This year's Go Skateboarding Day was special. It coincided with the most recent wave of the movement for Black Lives, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. As filmers/editors/creatives it’s our duty to capture the times and help amplify the voices, in order to keep this movement at the forefront of people’s minds and timelines. These speakers had megaphones to reach the crowd. Videos can reach the world.
I recently made a new friend named Liv, who unfortunately has a very rare disorder called Nemaline Myopathy. Liv is just four years old and has almost no strength in her skeletal muscles, which makes it very hard for her to walk, talk, eat, and even breathe on her own. Because Nemaline Myopathy is so rare, there is no cure or treatment, and not much money to help find one. I made this short video to help raise awareness for Liv and people who suffer from Nemaline Myopathy.
Over the past year or so, I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing and interesting people. These are some of my favorite shots from those videos, as well as some things I've done in the process of testing out new equipment, or simply because I felt like it. I try to improve myself every day, and make each shot I take better than my last. This is the beginning of much more to come, so stay tuned!
The New Mart
I had the pleasure of filming and editing this commercial for the New Mart in May of 2015. The footage was taken from multiple videos that were previously filmed for the New Mart Network. It was a challenge to piece them all together, but it came together nicely!
The New Mart is in the heart of the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles. They are home to many of the top clothing lines, such as Ugg, Hudson Jeans, Echo, & many more.
Lionel Killens is an extremely talented chef. He approached me about making a short video for his website, and after seeing the time and effort that Lionel puts into creating his dishes, I thought it would be a fun story to tell.
For more on Lionel's Kichen, visit www.lionelskitchen.com
High Tech Glass Works is one of the lead glass blowers today. I was hired to make a short film showing what goes into making one of piece, from concept to finish. When approaching this video I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was always curious about this semi-underground profession, but didn't realize the amount of time and effort it takes to create something like this.