Media Production

With expanding technologies and media platforms the ways in which information can be shared is growing rapidly. I have sought to stay on top of the ever expanding possibilities of communication by continually learning new expressive means.

Videos

With a formal background in documentary production, I have a strong understanding of the powerful multimodal capacities of film to convey powerful stories. I have produced a variety of nonfiction videos including not only documentaries, but also news, promotional, and instructional pieces as well.

Photographs

Beyond video production, I have dabbled in photography both in formal study and personal pleasure. In addition to the professional images I have captured and displayed on this site, I also continually snap life’s moments to share through various social network sites.

Web Work

As the internet continues to make impressions in our everyday lives and interactions, I explore ways to harness the newfound powers of the web. I have designed and managed the implementation of websites, blogs and webinars for organizations and individuals. I plan to continue developing my online creative engagements along with my other media production endeavors moving forward.

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My Media Products

Media Education

As a result of my educational and media production experiences I have become fascinated with expanded notions of literacy and continue to learn about media, digital and new literacies. In today’s society, it is imperative for individuals to be able to critically deconstruct and create not only written messages, but also visual and audio messages to stay educated and connected in our media saturated world.  I have had a vast array of experiences intersecting media and education to help people learn and communicate in the 21st century.

Curriculum

I became passionate about pursuing a career at the intersection of media and education while developing curriculum for Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College. Since then, I have worked on lessons, modules, assessments and teacher guides addressing media and technology integration for a few different organizations and institutions.

Instruction

In addition to my own media production work, I am interested in teaching others how to tell their own stories. The presence of diverse and under-represented voices in the media landscape is very important to me and I thus gravitate towards teaching opportunities where I can help marginalized individuals express their beliefs and experiences. I also integrate critical pedagogies into my work and incorporate media analysis activities along with production. I have taught courses in video production, social networking, animation, website design, photography, and video game design to youth ranging from middle school to high school in New York and Rhode Island.

Scholarship

I pride myself in my goal to maintain an identity as a lifelong learner and thus never cease to inquire about the world I live in. As an emerging scholar, I have begun to practice academic research, predominantly qualitative in nature, looking at the benefits of media production with at-risk adolescents in nontraditional learning spaces. I have a few articles published and continue to write and submit to journals with the aim of expanding my academic presence and furthering the scholarly fields pertinent to my work. I deeply enjoy attending conferences and have presented at several on behalf of myself and organizations I have worked for.

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My Educational Work