Category Archives: Volunteer

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.