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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a highlights reel of our 4th and 5th grade Summer Animation Program, which introduced students to basic stop motion and character animation techniques using Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe After Effects.
A huge part of my work at SEI was filming all the spectacular performances. The kids are super talented. This live event was filmed in HD on the Canon XH-A1 and downconverted later for the web. We often produced DVD’s of the competitions for distribution to the wider community. Filming dance is a dance itself. Anyone can put a camera on a tripod and press record; dynamic performance videos, whether dance, talk, or music, come from a direct line of communication between the cinematographer and the performers. This video highlights my ability to cultivate this communication, and its Youtube presence (136,000 views at time of writing) attests to this.
Last year, about 30 SEI kids started growing food in a former vacant lot at Williams and Failing in North Portland. Kids planted their own seeds, watered, weeded, harvested, and then ate! The food was donated to the SEI cafeteria to offset rising food costs and provide healthy, local, organic vegetables to the SEI community.
This little advert was made to raise awareness of garden and highlights the simple ways that video can be a crucial tool in promoting small scale social action projects.