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.
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.
This is another project made from my XML driven synchronized content engine that I call Hybrid Video. Making videos that have a large amount of repetitive graphic elements like bullet boxes can be produced much faster using this engine and by keeping the video layered like this allows for a lot of slick dynamic content that can be added. Plus the “look” of the graphics comes from a separate file much like CSS, so the video can be completely re-skinned quickly.
And if you’d like to learn more about our Hybrid Video technology, click here.
This was a small postcard design project I did for some friends who were fundraising for Team in Training to fight Leukemia. I came up with the initial pitch, oversaw the shoot and did all of the Photoshop and graphic design.
For an exhibit on the International Space Station, Chabot had a bold challenge to solve; providing a way for visitors to take a photo of themselves in zero gravity. With a budget that excluded commissioning a NASA level contraption to accomplish this goal, Chabot decided to simplify the challenge to taking a photo of someone at the height of a jump into the air. From there, we set off to solve how best to do it. Our solution was to utilize a commercial grade floor mat, like the ones used for automatic doors at grocery stores. With that, our solution recorded all the frames between the time someone leaves to mat to when they land back on it. From there the three images that are at their highest point (when they are neutral to the pull of gravity) are presented for them to select and email to themselves and friends. And for Chabot, they get monthly update for their mailing list of visitors that opted into receiving their newsletter.
images of people jumping.
The final piece was hugely successful and is still one of the most popular installations at Chabot with an average of 60,000 photos taken annually.
This was a sales tool I created so a sales force could site down with their clients, plug in their volume, cost and price for a product (in this case Rotisserie Chicken), and then using proprietary numbers that could only come from such a large chicken supplier like Tyson, the tool would then calculate the clients performance against the industry. After that the tool would provide different solutions for increasing Revenue. Once the client had explored the various solutions, the salesmen could export a PDF for the client to take with them.
For obvious reasons I’ve removed the sample numbers from the screen shot.