Dream Sessions - Portland

client: Goh Nakamura

role: cinematographer, location sound

In this web series created by singer/songwriter Goh Nakamura, Goh meets and sometimes collaborates with musicians in recording studios around North America to witness their artistic process.

Working as a solo documentarian, I followed Goh and Tomo Nakayama at Type Foundry recording studio and around Portland.

The Canopy (mood video)

client: Good Neighbors Media

role: videographer, editor, screenwriter

Along with director Jennifer Phang (Advantageous, The Expanse, Cloak & Dagger), I am writing the screenplay for The Canopy, a feature film about a fixer-turned-farmer's-wife teaming up with morally-challenged tech billionaire in search of a climate scientist in exile. I shot the bulk of this footage during a research and pre-production trip in East Malaysia. It is used as a mood reference for potential collaborators.

 

What You Don't See - Behind the Scenes

client: WritersCorp, San Francisco Arts Commission

role: videographer, still photographer, location sound, producer, writer, editor

A look into the process of writing & performing by teen moms in San Francisco. I photographed classroom activities (still and motion) and conducted the interviews of students with the assistance of teaching artist Annie Rovzar, who I later interviewed. Performance footage, theater b-roll and theater interviews were provided by the American Conservatory Theater.

Los Ojos de Victor (work in progress)

client: self-produced

role: field producer, director of photography, location sound, editor

While traveling in Cuba in January 2017, my companions and I made the acquaintance of Victor Mora, a painter and educator. This video is a work in progress intended as the seed for an expanded project on community artists in Cuba and around the world. After rough translation of the interviews, I wrote and assembled the initial cut then worked with via shared spreadsheet with the NY-based director as well as side-by-side with the Oakland director.

Year of the Dragon

client: Colorful Mamas of the 99%

role: field producer, cinematographer, location sound, editor

I was contacted by activist group Colorful Mamas of the 99% to cover their planned action on Bank of America following Occupy Oakland. Whereas I worked with a second shooter to cover the group's previous action on Wells Fargo a couple months prior (video on my nonfiction page), I covered this even solo.

Parkour Asian America

client: Hyphen

role: producer, cinematographer, editor, still photographer

Entering the world of parkour in the SF Bay Area though the perspectives of four different Asian American tracers.

I worked with the writer to conduct interviews, shoot action video as well as still photos for print and web.