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Production Day: New PB Film Stills!
We had a production day dedicated exclusively to b-roll this past weekend for Paper Birds. This was the first time seeing myself on screen for this piece where I actually felt like me. Huge shoutout to Reed Donnelly, Spencer Seikel and Amber Stuart for making that possible. Excited for future shoots and to present our… Read more
The Dichotomy of Preverbal Trauma: Dr. Sizer Dissects Alli’s Case
A quick stich of bites I put together from last October’s interview. My team and I will be meeting with Dr. Sizer again next weekend to film some b-roll. But I digress. I think this brief snippet—more specifically, Dr. Sizer’s ending quote—embodies the emotional heart of Paper Birds from a survivor’s perspective: “I can only… Read more
The Great Debate: An Inside Look At Gen Z On Antidepressants
It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything, but my piece on antidepressants was published yesterday! While not perfect, the goal was to paint a nuanced portrait of antidepressants specifically as it relates to Gen Z and, more importantly, look beyond our anxieties regarding medicating mentall illness and start to ask ourselves why the practice has… Read more
My First Grant As a Documentarian!
Sometimes I’m hesitant to share good news because I get scared it’ll cause the pendulum to swing the other way, but I’m a bit too excited for caution today: As 2022 was coming to a close, it felt like things were going wrong left and right. My one and only hard drive failed, losing access… Read more
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photo for my Digital Imaging class as a part of my minor in Graphic Communication Technology. HDR photos are a composite image of the same scene taken at (usually) three different exposures: underexposed, overexposed and properly exposed. The images are then merged together in Photoshop. Most cameras cannot capture all the… Read more
Congressional Reception for Sherry Chen
In December, I was invited to our nation’s capital to photograph the congressional reception of Sherry Chen on behalf of United Chinese Americans (UCA): “Back in October of 2014, Sherry Chen’s life was ruthlessly upended after being wrongfully arrested on charges of economic espionage. Coworkers looked on as the award-winning hydrologist was led out of… Read more
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