Saturday, May 12, 2018

Family Portraits Sampling

I took down my photography website when we moved to Oregon because I figured I wouldn't be doing much portraiture after leaving my client base behind.  I get a little knot in my throat thinking of all my wonderful friends and family who have let me photograph them over the years.  Hopefully each year their pictures got a little better.  I certainly enjoyed photo sessions as a way to stay in contact.  Here are a few of my favorites.











































Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Youth Group Stop-Motion

Currently I am a leader in my church young women's group.  We had an opportunity to visit the Laika exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art a few weeks ago.  A couple of members of our church work for Laika and one arranged for the head of the puppetry department to guide us through the exhibit.  It was incredible to take in the details that go into making films animated with puppets like Coraline, Kubo and Paranorman.



As a follow up to learning about stop-motion, I scripted a video that the girls could animate.  Everyone helped bring props and the girls each took turns animating different objects.  They were so excited about the end result.  It's fun to have something to show for your work at the end of the day.  The video takes illustrates our theme for the year of "Peace in Christ."



Monday, March 19, 2018

Cookbook Stop Motion

Dancing delicious food?  Um, yes!  This video was created to help promote Leigh Anne Wilkes' cookbook, Holiday Slowcooker.  She made the food, I did the animation (and ate a taco or two).  The end result was a fun stop motion animation.




Also, in the vein of Your Homebased Mom - we did this sponsored video to feature the debi lilly floral line at Albertson's Safeway.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cheeseboard Stop Motion

I haven't worked much since we moved to Portland.  Moving meant moving away from my Utah network (work referrals), but it also meant my husband would have a full-time job ($).  Being out of school has been a wonderful thing.  

I'm not complaining about the decreased workload as it has given me more time to focus on being a Mom... a good mom who isn't stressed about deadlines.  I have picked up an occasional project here and there.  This has helped me keep up my skills and has provided for some new avenues of exploration.  One of these has been working with food blogger Leigh Anne Wilkes.  Together we made this stop motion cheeseboard creation.  I don't think I've done stop motion since high school, but it is so much fun to dabble in.

Here is the creation of a cheeseboard featured on her blog and social media channels for Your Homebased Mom.



I also took some pictures for one of her blog posts.  It ended up being one of her top posts in 2017!


I love that video production can take me in all kinds of directions.  Food blogging is a fun (and tasty) avenue to explore.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Red Headed Hostess


I was contacted by The Red Headed Hostess a little while ago about making a video for their Mother/Daughter Pass Back-and-Forth Journal.  The journal was a collaboration between Shannon Foster, of Red Headed Hostess, and LDS singer Hillary Weeks.  So we came up with this cute idea of showing how the journal could be used between a mom and daughter.  I haven't shot my own stuff for a while so it was fun to be involved in the production side again.




A few months later they asked for a video to illustrate how their Book of Mormon Study Guide is used.  At their suggestion, I used the study guide myself and came up with this idea, building upon the style we'd already created.  I used my limited network in Oregon (we're still pretty new here) and found some people to be hand actors, then set to work.  It felt good after a couple months of not really working to take a video from concept to production and final product.  The client was pleased and so was I.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Education Videos

Here is a 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.