Video

Scriptwriting and Video Direction:

I am trained in film and video production and scriptwriting with a masters degree from the University of Michigan but my preferred work has a poetic and experimental emphasis on post-production. I can art direct, script, animate, and/or edit your video. I can also take your archival footage and create impressive presentations from it for a variety of other uses. My video clients have included the University of Michigan Department of Dance, PBS, Salem College (NC), University of Michigan Medical Center, South Florida Youth Symphony, Taylor Graphica, Saturn Car Company, Wayne State Television, and more.


Some samples of my work:

(Title Animation for children's music video)



Excerpt from Earth Fire Sky, a documentary on three Korean pottery
artists created for PBS broadcast.



Excerpt from Providing A Future for the Past, a documentary on rare 
book preservation created for ProQuest Corp.


Videos for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony:




Teaching Music in the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Program



Commercial Script for New Science



Engineers Promotional Video



Art School Promotional Video





A tribute video created to commemorate Rosa Parks in 
Winston-Salem NC on her death.



"Light of Day" (Remembering Abu Ghraib) by Kaitlin Hanger



Does Anyone Know Who I Am: The Language of Anais Nin.




Excerpt from Persephone, telling the myth of the bringer of seasons 
in music and image.


Excerpt from Looking for Billy. This ballet was choreographed for 
University of Michigan dancers by Bill DeYoung and art directed by 
my close friend Patricia Taylor. The video reproduction quality here is 
not terrific, but you can get a flavor of the rear projected video and film 
I created for the performance. Most of it is set to Aaron Copeland's 
Billy the Kid with some contemporary pop songs included. You can 
see more of the complete performance on my YouTube channel.


Extensive Scriptwriting Experience
& Effective Dialogue




















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FILM HONORS:

· 23rd Annual ITVA Video Festival, Boston. (Sponsored by International Television and Video Association.) “Providing a Future for the Past.” Golden Cassette Award.
 

· Wayne State Producers Film Festival, 1999. Award of Excellence. “In the Winners’ Circle.”

· Wayne State Student Film Festival, 1997. Award of Excellence in Achievement. “Percephone.”

· Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Michigan Film, 1994. “Overview” (sound recordist/consultant) Nicole Cattell, director.

· American Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois, May 1992 (Sponsored by American Film and Video Association). “Providing a Future for the Past.” Honorable Mention.



ABRIDGED FILMOGRAPHY:

Oh the Places We'll Go (2011) 20-minute information video on the South Florida Youth Symphony.


Light of Day: Remembering Abu Ghraib (2008) 10-minute experimental video using voice, image, and sound to keep the Bush administration’s ongoing war crimes in the minds of the American public. Distribution on Brave New Film, YouTube, and Waking the Dead, 2009. 

The Center for Women Writers: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration (2006) 10-minute video presented at the public Silver Anniversary Celebration for The Center for Women Writers, depicting highlights in the Center’s history. 


A Star in the Clouds (2006) Faculty Advisor, Technical Consultant. A 10-minute video on teen AIDS activist Garrett Robinson, produced by Salem Senior Elaine Waikuru Mathangani. Selected for inclusion in the MTV 20th Anniversary Special on AIDS, August 2006.
 

Fine Arts at Salem College (2006) Advisor, Technical Consultant. A 10-minute promotional documentary used by the School of Music and Fine Arts for recruitment purposes. I assigned a senior video student to project-manage the video and worked with the Public Relations and Admissions offices and an outside videographer to complete the work.
 

Does Anyone Know Who I Am? Installation project in experimental video, 16mm film, and super-8 film for exhibit on women and diaries. A three part interpretation of the Diaries of Anais Nin. Executive producer/designer/videographer/director. Musical score by Stephan Hicken, Florida State University. Costuming by PatrĂ©cia Taylor, University of Michigan.


The Winners’ Circle 
(1999) 10-minute documentary video on the graduate team from Wayne State University’s School of Engineering that took first place in a national ethanol-fueled vehicle competition. Writer/producer with Wayne State University Television. Winner Wayne State Producers Video Festival Award of Recognition.


Looking for Billy (1998) 50-minute rear-projected video with dance performance set to interpretations of Aaron Copland’s “Billy the Kid.” Five public performances in February of 1998 at Power Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Video artist. Produced with the University of Michigan Dance Department, choreography by Prof. Bill De Young and musical score by Prof. Stephen Rush. Funded by grants from the University of Michigan, Michigan Endowment for the Arts, and others.

Earth, Sky, Fire 
(1998) 30-minute documentary video presentation on three Korean pottery masters (one a living “Korean National Treasure”) visiting Wayne State School of Art education symposium. Scripted and co-summer of 1999. Funded by grants from the Cannarsa Foundation.


Come Unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton
 (1998) Consultant. 30-minute documentary on Detroit artist Tyree Guyton, creator of the controversial Heidelberg Project. Directed by Nicole Cattell. Sundance, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco Film Society, Aspen Film Festival, and Shorts International Film Festival awards.
 

New Science (1998) 30-minute broadcast pilot for science and humanities research show produced by Wayne State University. Senior writer/feature producer/creator of trailer promotion. 


Tap Into Your Future (1998) 30-second broadcast television commercial promoting the Wayne State campus. Aired during the summer Olympics. Co-produced with Laura L. Ryder.
 

Studio Detroit
 (1996-7) a weekly half-hour interview show focused on social issues in the Detroit metropolitan area produced by Wayne State University Television. Scriptwriter/assistant director/ camera operator. Broadcast on WBN, Channel 20, Detroit.
 

Right Move: Waste Management in the Medical Environment (1995) 20-minute employee training and medical waste awareness video produced for the University of Michigan Medical Center. Scriptwriter/associate producer with Scott Mann Productions.
 

Saturn: A Different Kind of Car (1995) CDi (interactive CD-ROM) kiosk with multiple modules. Extensive informational display designed for use in Saturn retail facilities to educate customers about the corporation and its products. Writer/designer/producer. Produced with Carlson Marketing Group.


Providing a Future for the Past
 (1990) 13-minute educational awareness video detailing the peril to hundreds of deteriorating library book collections. Producer/scriptwriter/art director. Directed by Barbara Schmid and produced with the UMI Preservation Division. National ITVA Golden Cassette Award.