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Propella Vid: Behind the Scenes

As a videographer/camera operator, I spend most of my time behind the lens instead of in front of it, so it’s extra rare to have a behind-the-scenes video of production work.  The team at Propella put together this fun GoPro piece of our work on Propella 2.0, the product video for their newest line of electric bike. I hadn’t even noticed a few of the GoPros they stashed around our various shoot sites.  Nicely done Propella!

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Standing Strong, Upholding Values, and Building Bridges: MAPS Annual Banquet Video

 
The Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS for short) is a mosque located in Redmond, WA, that serves over 5,000 families across the Greater Puget Sound area. A beautiful place for prayer and reflection, MAPS also acts as much more: a thriving community center, an elementary school, a language school, a popular wedding and event venue, a cafe, and overwhelmingly welcoming place for youth and families for the 40+ nationalities who frequent the mosque.

MAPS’s leadership also invests tremendously in the local community. For this year’s annual banquet, MAPS highlighted their community-oriented programs in education, service, and outreach, an impressive collection of programs that span from healing our bodies (free health clinics) to our planet (environmental restoration), to healing social divisions through empowering youth to tell their personal stories.

Roles: Producer, Videographer, Editor

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Propella 2.0

 

Since I was a kid I’ve loved biking. So when the opportunity came about to work with Waka Waka Studios and Propella, a Seattle-based electric bike company with a mission to “bridge the gap between bicycles and electric bikes,” I jumped at the chance on the saddle.

For 2.0, Propella’s stylish black electric bike with blue anodized wheels was designed to be lighter, with a larger battery capacity and a more efficient motor, among other component improvements. We created this piece to highlight details of the new model in-studio, while showing the bike in-action around scenic Seattle. Propella is committed to making not just a well-functioning product, but one that is beautifully designed, and after spending some time with it in-person, I can say they’re succeeding: it’s the sexiest electric bike I’ve seen to date.

If you like the bike, Propella is offering a limited production run through their new indiegogo campaign, so jump on it soon!

Roles: Videographer, Co-Editor, Coordinator/Producer

 

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Make Your Voice Heard: Fighting Islamophobia

 

In 2015, reported hate crimes against American Muslims increased 67%, reaching the highest levels in our nation’s history. Responding to this rapid increase, The Muslim Association of Puget Sound  (MAPS) and Kids4Peace Seattle collaborated with local journalists, activists, judges, artists, and concerned citizens to produce the workshop “Make Your Voice Heard.”  The workshop set out to empower Muslim and non-Muslim youth to use media to tell positive personal stories about American Muslims and fight the mischaracterization of Muslims in mainstream media. In this video you’ll hear directly from Muslim youth about their stories, and experience a snapshot of the day’s event, held at Seattle University on January 15, 2017, Martin Luther King Day.

Roles: Videographer, Editor, Producer