June 2019 was an action-packed month! One of the most memorable events I had the pleasure of being involved with this month was the screening of Heroic Episodes and The Shades. These short films were both directed by Lisa Regina, the founder of A Write to Heal, a 501(c)(3) organization. The cast consisted of military veterans, and the screening took place the weekend after Memorial Day.
Below are some photos I took at the event:
In the month leading up to the event I assisted with grassroots marketing efforts and used both Canva and desktop publishing software to design a 16-page program / theater booklet with cast bios, sponsors, advertisers and more. I also handled BTS / event photography and edited a photo-story and video collage for socials. The premiere took place on June 4, 2019 at the historic Broadway Theater in Pitman, NJ.
I received a referral for this opportunity from Professor Rachael Shapiro, a Writing Arts, Research and Technology professor at Rowan University who taught my New Media Practicum / senior seminar course. Lisa Regina is a professional actress and coach by-trade. Her partnership with Bridging the Gap helps soldiers with communication skills and confidence building for reintegration into society after deployment. To learn more about Lisa Regina, these film projects, or her acting classes visit her website.
I recently accepted a summer
project / temporary role through August 2019 with an innovative STEAM academy
in Northern New Jersey. In this role, I’ll act as photographer/videographer/editor
for in-house production: social media content, short-form videos and slideshows.
My responsibilities will include coordination,
production and post-production of strategically planned marketing photos/videos
across two company locations serving Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland
County, New York.
This short-term opportunity is
ideal since I am relocating to Washington, D.C. in late August. This academy teaches kids how to code and
program smartphone apps, film and edit digital movies and develop digital
inventions. I will manage the social
media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), utilize scheduling software
(Buffer), shoot photos and videos (Canon DSLR), and edit (Creative Suite,
Movavi). I’m happy to partner up with
this company because STEAM = STEM + Media Arts.
In recent years, I volunteered extensively at Liberty Science Center as
an ambassador, while also training and mentoring new volunteers. I support learning methods that increase
critical thinking and offer hands-on learning experiences. It is particularly important that young children,
especially girls are exposed to opportunities to use knowledge and skills in
ways that are practical and applicable to the real world.
Please note, I will still accept freelance photography and videography projects. Feel free to reach out for special pricing and seasonal studio shoots.