Editing on Final Cut Pro X at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

North Carolina Lens

While completing my internship at UNC-TV in the summer of 2010, I was offered the opportunity to edit a promotional spot which aired at various times during the station’s flagship news show, North Carolina NOW. The video encourages potential contestants to submit their best work to a nature photography contest sponsored by the local magazine, Wildlife in North Carolina. Edited using FCP 7.

Saint Augustine’s University

During my senior year at Saint Augustine’s College (now a university), I had the privilege of working as the primary editor for the school’s recruitment video. I utilized both newly shot video (having completed some of this myself) and archived footage to compile a comprehensive look at what the school has to offer upcoming students. I edited this on FCP 6.0.6 with animations I built in Apple Motion.

Community Investment Network

The Community Investment Network (CIN) is a grassroots philanthropic organization focused on building community networks of giving to offer alternatives to the traditional model of big corporate philanthropy. It is CIN’s intention to inspire, connect and strengthens African Americans and communities of color to leverage their collective resources and create the change they wish to see in their neighborhoods. I edited this on FCP 6.0.6, using Apple Motion for animations.

Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

Currently, I work at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University as a video editor and occasional videographer. Working on these pieces was especially rewarding to me, having just graduated in June of 2013 from Duke’s newly formed MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts program. It is a great working environment that continues to challenge my creativity and work flow. The majority of these was edited using either FCPX or FCP 7.

NCMA’s College Night

I shot and edited two promotional videos for the North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual College Night, mainly comprised of interviews with attendees and their thoughts on art and the El Anatsui exhibit.

I directed a crew of students from Saint Augustine’s University’s Film & Interactive Media program on lighting and sound. Edited using Final Cut Pro v.6.0.6.

Tantra Ultra Lounge

This is a thirty-second commercial spot I edited for a local Raleigh nightclub, Tantra Ultra Lounge, featuring the voice talent of K97.5 DJ Shena J. It was aired on several stations via Time Warner Cable. Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.

Arg!You by Kokayi

Arg!You is a product of a music video workshop completed at Saint Augustine’s University featuring the single from independent hip hop artist, Kokayi. It was a collaboration between Mass Communications and Theatre/Film  majors facilitated by the faculty. I edited this video using FCP 6.0.6 & Apple Motion.

The Goon and the Gamma Scout – Trailer

I also directed a short film while in undergrad named The Goon and the Gamma Scout. A ruthless drug dealing pimp meets his match in the form of a seven year old girl who won’t let anything stand in her way of selling cookies for her troupe. It was an Official Selection of the 2011 Blue Sky Film Festival in Carrboro, NC. This is the trailer I cut together, using FCP 6.0.6.

Bi/RACIAL Me – Trailer

BI/RACIAL ME is my undergraduate short documentary film that explores the significance of race in the lives of those born from interracial relationships. This film won for Best Short Documentary at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, GA and was an Official Selection at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, NV. It has also aired on the Black Broadcasting Network (BBN), which airs to the North Eastern region of the U.S. I put this trailer together, edited using FCP 6.0.6.

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