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.
This PhotoVoice project features a selected subject of interest and multiple locations / shoots. This topic was selected because Rowan University is located in South Jersey and students are always on a quest to find interesting and FREE things to do. Moreover, there are over 100 institutions in the Greater Philadelphia area. Emphasis was placed on locations that can be enjoyed at no cost by people under the age of 21.
This photojournalist video profile documents Malin Fezehai. She won various awards including the World Press Photo Award for Daily Life. Some of her clients include TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fader Magazine, Nike and others.
She now works as a Visual Journalist for the New York Times. Her areas of focus are communities of displacement and dislocation around the world. There aren’t many minority female photojournalists; researching and learning about her work and accomplishments was a great experience.
Role: Content curation, video editing, research, voiceover, script writing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
This is my individual “Project 2” edit. Scene utilizing standard coverage including the 180-degree rule for maintaining screen direction, shooting and editing for continuity, and match cutting. Note: Final submission includes complimentary music selection and roll.
Shooting Date: 3/19/18
Location: Rowan University
Role: Pre-visualization, Digital Post-Production, Talent (on-camera)
I am super proud to announce that I am now part of the illustrious sisterhood of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I gained seven sisters who are equally dedicated to the community and scholastic achievement.
I completed this edit using cell phone footage curated from a variety of sources.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Skyler Lee, a 16 year-old entrepreneur and scholarly fashionista from New Jersey. She is the founder of SKYSTOLEE, a store focused on clothing, accessories, cosmetics, art and novelty items for young ladies. In this video, she gives an inside scoop about her business.
Be sure to bookmark www.SKYSTOLEE.com and visit in Summer 2018 for the official launch.
Broadway Bakery, located at 132 S Broadway in Pitman, NJ offers decadent buns, fluffy muffins, an inviting family atmosphere, excellent customer service and affordably priced selection. This PhotoVoice project was completed on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Special thanks to owner, Christine Mastrocola and staff for being so welcoming and allowing me to photograph the premises.