April in Kansas City

Hard to resist with a view from my window of a beautiful skyline. This is a short time lapse still in search of a piece of music.

10,000 Cups

Starbucks brought their “partners” to New Orleans, 10,000 strong, for a management conference but also to pitch in for 4 hours each of community service. Yes, that’s 40,000 hours of community service. It was a wonderful thing to see.

I lit and shot the interviews and also shot video and stills in the field but the most fun was shooting and editing the small piece in the middle the this great story where Mary O’Connor and her team try to serve 10,000 cups of hot coffee to every one of the partners in the audience at the same time. Phew, what a race that was.

I had spent a year in New Orleans (pre Katrina) working on a story for National Geographic Magazine so I was thrilled to go back with my MediaStorm colleagues in 2008 to shoot, interview and record this multimedia piece for Starbucks.

The Soldier

The War in Iraq seems so far away, until it comes home.

Backstage at the Competition

Here’s a short multimedia piece on what it takes to pull off the judging of the best picture editing in America, the Best Of Photo Journalism contest Picture Editing Division held at Ohio University. I shot the video and my fellow uber-talented grad students in VisCom shot the stills and did the interviews. My good friend and fellow grad student, the amazing Chad Stevens, cut it.

In the Art of Coal Country

Can Art save a dying town? A short video story I shot and edited.


I’ve always been fascinated with the artistry in a practiced pair of hands. Bob Taylor is one of the last sheep shearers in south east Ohio. A short video story I shot and edited.