Raising the Bar

This is a short documentary I completed in one week for a class at UNC Chapel Hill called Carolina Photojournalism Workshop.  It follows the story of Chad Ledford, a convicted felon, who is now getting his life back on track and going back to school for the first time.  Within the span of one week, I journeyed to Hickory, NC, found a subject, spent all day most days filming, interviewed, transcribed, logged b-roll, mixed audio, and used Premiere to cut together the final product. There was a screening at the end of the week in Hickory, N.C.



Sam the Chicken Boy

A loose visual interpretation of Wendell Berry’s poem “I Go Among Trees”. Wendell Berry was a farmer, very connected to the land. Inspired by Berry, this video is a brief glimpse into the life of Sam Tobin, an industrious 13-year old chicken farmer who started his own egg business at age 11.



A video montage/clips from the Silent Sam Confederate Rally on UNC Chapel Hill's campus five days after the Silent Sam monument was toppled. Protesters were on both sides, with the confederate opposition largely led by Maya Little. Seven people were arrested during the rally.