I was interested in video production from a very young age, but didn’t get my hands on a camera until college. I started out making short documentaries, and went on to work and volunteer for NGOs where video became an integral tool for advocacy and promotion. I also made music videos for friends on the side, like this one:
On the side, and throughout my time at MIT, I worked on my own projects. I formed a ﬁlm crew, Tapioca Productions, as producer/director, and we were active from 2004-7. We competed in short film festivals and won audience award in 2005 and seven awards, including Best Film, in 2007 (watch it below). I also served as judge for the “48 Go Green” competition in 2011 for environmental-related short ﬁlms.
Sometimes I filmed The Living Room Monologues, a series of edited interviews with random people, which were published online with portrait photography. Here’s a few of them:
During my time at MIT, I shot, directed, edited, and produced web and DVD versions of On the Line: Internet in Rural Peru, a short documentary ﬁlm (2010). You can watch the whole thing here if you want to! It’s 24 minutes long:
I also helped out others on projects, serving as a videographer and PA for numerous projects (2004-6) and assistant director for a series of videos produced for MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (2010). Between 2004-11 I also shot and edited short promotional videos for NGOs, including the Save Darfur Coalition, the U.S. Campaign for Burma, Democracy Now! and Third Sector New England.