In true Masala style, Rare Earth Project is proud to present Mission: Love at Katja House, the result of a 2 day long videomaking workshop at the Katja House, a boarding house for 65 children in the countryside of Lalitpur, Nepal, an hour outside of Kathmandu. From storyboarding to shooting to editing, to uploading to Youtube, kids were introduced to all aspects of the production process. This video is really reflective of the pop culture savvy of some of the students, as well as their interrogation of changing cultural values, gender roles, etc.

A music video to the Bob Dylan song Blowing in the wind, performed by Class 5 at Durga Shaikshik Griha School in Lumbini, Nepal.


A short documentary on the tradition of Bhailo, filmed in Farsatikar, Nepal by students in class 10 and class 7 at the Durga Shaikshik Griha School. This video was made as part of our teen documentary workshop. The material is shot and edited by students and features the cultural program developed by the same students for the Bhailo celebration, part of the holiday Diwali, in which they travel door to door, performing traditional song and dance.


Sister come and help me.
Brother come and help me.
Building of the temple of the Lord.

Exremely adorable music video featuring class 2a at Durga Shaikshik Griha school in Butwal, Nepal. This video introduced younger students to the basic process of making a video: thinking of an idea, shooting it, editing it, and watching it.


Shot & Edited with the help of Class 7, Class 8, and Class 9 as part of a Rare Earth Project Documentary Workshop at the Durga Shaikshik Griha School in Butwal, Nepal. This video features typical scenes of life in the Tarai and the catchy and inspirational song:
“We are Nepali. Our Nepal.”

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Promotional Video for the SEI Drumline

I was commissioned to create a promotional video for the SEI drumline highlighting their annual participation in the SEI Rose Parade. This video was shot on location with multiple cameras and highlights my highly rythmic editing style.

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The Incomparable Chico at the SEI Talent Show! 2 performance Mashup!

This astonishing young man commands the crowd like no other. An interesting example of technically precise sound editing and video syncing in a multi camera shoot, over the course of 2 separate performances, edited seamlessly.

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Assistant Editor of Growing Awareness, a feature length documentary on Community Supported Agriculture movement in Pacific Northwest

I worked with filmmaker Jade Ajani to develop key sequences and overall flow of this acclaimed documentary, which has been featured in the PDX Film Fest and screened nationally. This trailer features both my editing work and my music- I also contributed music to the original score.

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Nike Product Creation Experience Behind the Scenes Video

NPCE Rough Edit from Rare Earth Media on Vimeo.

A rough edit of a promotional video created for the Nike Product Creation Experience, an innovative mentoring program with high school students at SEI focusing on product design and marketing. Over the course of 6 months I worked with the mentors and kids to create a from the ground up making of documentary including original footage, interviews, and special behind the scenes looks at the scope and vision of the project. I also served as in house video production specialist, mentoring the students in the creation of 3 professional quality commercials. These materials cannot be posted online but are available on request as part of my portfolio.

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SEI Elementary After School Animation Program Final Project

This was the final project for our Winter 2008 animation program, and features the miraculous KIDPIX animations of over 40 SEI students, and the magic of our homemade green screen studio! Mastering the basics of stopmotion techniques using computer art creation tools, the kids responded to the question what is peace with this delightful romp, featuring student created music made in Sony’s Super Dooper Music Looper.

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SEI 2nd Grade Animation Class – Computer Technology Animated Short

This short animation highlights some of the rad animations made by 2nd and 3rd Grade students in good old fashioned Microsoft Paint to help them learn about computer technology. This module also introduced them to basic use of the green screen, stop motion animation techniques, and the idea of paths to bring their art to life on the screen.

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