Category Archives: Editing

If I was king, I would come to California (Shane’s Wish) :: Make-A-Wish Foundation

Shane Terry is remarkably a typical child despite having an extremely rare disease (FOP). When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked him for what he’d wish for, his answer appears baffling to anyone without the rest of the story.

When Make-A-Wish reached out to me and told me of the story, I knew I had to do everything I could to make the story of Shane and his backup boys available for anyone to discover. It’s a very special and seemingly random story that just needed to be told, and I’m very honored to be able to tell it.

We began on production on October 14th. Within 7 days we produced this video, and premiered it in time for the 2011 Monterey Bay Gala fundraiser for the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Emily’s Wish :: Make a Wish Foundation

Emily’s wish was to record and perform her own song live to a packed audience. When the Make a Wish Foundation contacted me to see if I’d be interested in making another video for them, I offered to provide a live multicamera webcast of the performance. This would be the first time a wish was broadcasted live to the world.

note: The sound mix and quality was provided as is from the club, and there wasn’t anything more I could do about it.

Kassaundra’s Wish :: Make-A-Wish Foundation

Kassaundra’s Wish was to be a famous star for a day. I learned about the wish early in the morning when the Make a Wish Foundation put out a press release asking for volunteers to either be fans or reporters. I shot was I could, and was so moved by the day I stayed up that night to edit this video from the footage I had. I uploaded it to youTube and thought that was that.

Shorty afterwards, the Make a Wish foundation contacted me and asked for a copy of the video. Then the national chapter of the foundation contacted me asking for the same thing. It was an amazing wish and I’m so happy to have been a part of it.

Shot and edited by me.

2010 NCAA Women’s Final Four Championship Tease :: ESPN

Edited on a Avid DS in San Antonio, TX

Music bed was editing and remixed by me on my laptop the night before the edit. If you listen closely, you can here the results of playing with vocal cutting techniques (inverting one channel of stereo audio and mixing it the other to cancel the similar frequencies) or in this case, I mixed the full stereo version with the instrumental version to remove the music to result in only the lyrics.

UC Overview :: University of California, Office of the President

Produced, designed and edited by me. I hired a camera crew and traveled them to all  UC campuses, laboratories, medical centers and UC owned and managed farm land. This video was made to be an overview of the UC system. I also edited a much longer video that highlighted the successes of UC’s Risk Management department. The video from script to screen was produced in under 2 months and was completed on time and on budget.