Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Education Videos

One video I edited that played part in a series of videos Sutherland Institute used to show the different ways Flexible Savings Accounts can be used to help children get an education that meets their needs.

Bears Ears

In the summer and fall of 2016 I freelanced for Sutherland Institute, editing a series of videos for their campaign against the designation of a national monument in San Juan County.  The following were the vignette-type videos they released in hopes of educating the public about the impact a national monument would have on the locals in San Juan County.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mormon Messages

I started working for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the fall of 2013.  I was pregnant with my first child and it ended up being a really great job for me as a working mom.  I was able to work in a great environment with great people, making videos that I felt were significant.  Plus, I had the convenience of being an on-call editor which meant I could take on the workload I felt comfortable with and could slip in and work odd hours.

I've since moved from Utah and realized I haven't kept track of any of the videos I worked on.  These are the two Mormon Messages I worked on as the editor.

Many others are not posted online or through Youtube, but I'll work on adding them here to fill in the 3-year gap I have on my blog/portfolio!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Donor Video - Tanzania Experience

I'm told that a good business deal means that everyone wins.

The American owners of Nashera Hotels in Africa have found a way to provide university students with a real world experience working on their hotels.  Students get an international experience applying what they've learned in the classroom on a real project (win).  The hotel owners get an American standard of construction by sending over a professor to supervise and teach the students (win).  Construction companies can sponsor students (because college students aren't exactly known for having a lot of money) to go over.  In return they create better prepared, creative, adaptable workers in their field (win!).  

Besides, the fried grasshoppers are to die for!

Not to mention the Nashera Hotel is luxury on the edge of the jungle.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Construction Management Tanzania Experience

Here is the video I created from the Tanzania trip with Southern Utah University students.  It's design is to give prospective students a taste of the experience they can have while studying construction management abroad in Tanzania.   Hope you enjoy my little cameo.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Little African Faces

These were the few willing subjects I met in Tanzania that allowed me to take their pictures.  An eruption of giggles accompanied the reaction of each pupil who caught a glimpse of the freshly taken picture on my camera LCD screen.  Moments like those rank very high on my list "best photographer moments ever."


Jim Parkinson hired me a few years ago to make the documentary "The Inheritance of War."  At the time he was touring high schools sharing the story of the Bataan Death March and the subsequent slave labor that occurred in Japan during WWII.  That endeavor led to writing another book called "Autodidactic," which teaches the importance of taking personal responsibility for one's own learning.

Mr. Parkinson is a man who practices what he preaches.  Every time I have been over to his home there are three or more books sitting by his reading chair accompanied by a dictionary.  He has seen a pattern between successful people and how much they read and hopes to spark the rising generation's interest in building reading, writing and vocabulary.

Good luck to Mr. Parkinson as he changes the world, one student at a time.