Prior to working for Playbill, I had the great fortune to work as the Associate Producer/ Assistant Editor for SandenWolff, a production company specializing in creating online video content for art museums, galleries, design firms, and NYC-based non-profits. I’ve gotten to produce projects that centered on everything from the first Girl Scout Troop entirely dedicated to homeless/housing-insecure girls, Georgia O’ Keeffe’s fashion, and the historical letters that inspired Jennifer Egan’s novel Manhattan Beach. I conducted interviews with subjects ranging from the artist Anish Kapoor to the NYC public.
Below are a few of my favorite projects that I’ve gotten to produce in my time at SandenWolff. To see more of my short documentary work, check out this YouTube Playlist.
On behalf of the Public Art Fund, I interviewed renowned artist Anish Kapoor and PAF Chief Curator Nicholas Baume about Anish Kapoor’s piece Descension, which was on-view in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the spring of 2017. I scripted, oversaw b-roll filming, and assisted in the editing of this piece.
I scripted and co-edited this content piece for the New School’s College of Performing Arts. This video that highlights the career and teaching philosophy of actor, playwright, and Theatre professor Donnetta Lavinia Grays.
I scripted and edited this social clip on behalf of the Brooklyn Historical Society. In this clip, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan shares how the Brooklyn Historical Society’s archive inspired the plot of her latest novel, Manhattan Beach.
This video was created for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, to highlight the work they are doing with Troop 6000, the first-ever Girl Scout troop consisting of homeless and housing-insecure girls. I conducted the interviews with the GSGNY leadership as well as the Troop 6000 girls, oversaw additional b-roll filming, scripted, and was heavily involved with the editing of this piece.
To promote the Brooklyn Museum’s Soulful Creatures exhibition, I interviewed a group of Kid Curators to get their thoughts about the experience of seeing the hundreds of Ancient Egyptian animal mummies featured in the exhibition. I was responsible for scripting this piece and overseeing the post-production process.
For this video spotlighting Erwin Wurm’s Hot Dog Bus, I conducted interviews with the artist, curator, and the NYC public, and scripted this piece. I also sourced additional assets from the artist’s studio, and oversaw b-roll filming.
UNC Center for Global Initiatives
While at UNC, I was tremendously lucky to work for the UNC Center for Global Initiatives (now called the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center), whose mission was to encourage undergraduate and graduate students of a diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to pursue projects and research opportunities abroad. I was the video intern for the department, and my primary role was to produce, shoot, and edit video testimonials from students who spent time abroad and had advice to offer on how other students of their respective majors and backgrounds could do the same. For this series I branded Around the World in 60 Seconds, I was the sole shooter, interviewer, and editor on these projects.
In this video, Malhar Patel (C/O 2014) debunks the common misconception that it’s nearly impossible to be able to study abroad as a pre-med student at Carolina.
Linden Wait and Liz Haryluk (C/O 2014) shared their secrets about how to overcome sticker-shock and financial barriers in order to pursue educational opportunities abroad.
Ashley Rivenbark (C/O 2014) reflected on her experiences teaching and studying in China, and how the experience of traveling abroad as an undergraduate takes your language and cultural education to a whole new level.