I've had a passion for video since the third grade, where I learned the basics of photography and videography in my gifted education class. I was in the gifted program, with the same instructor, from 3rd-12th grades at my small, rural school in Missouri. We were challenged to think outside the box and while we didn't have access to the technology to make quality work, the heart was there.
In college, I took only one video production class, but this class laid the foundations of my skill in video and my passion for visual storytelling. You'll see a collection of the projects I completed my freshman year of college below. I was able to further develop and refine my videography skills through my job in the Web Communications Department at Drury University, producing videos for three years.
I'm choosing to share these projects on my portfolio to show the passion I've always had for video, my long history of innovative and intentional storytelling, and my dedication to leveling up my skills!
Finally, you'll see two high school projects, shot on an early Samsung smartphone, edited with Windows Movie Maker. While the production quality has lots of room for improvement, you can see the foundations of taking complex material (e.g. YA novels) and translating them into short trailers.