Hope’s Got Talent 2017

Hope Church of the C&MA in Brunswick, Ohio, put on their third annual talent show in March 2017 called “Hope’s Got Talent”, where people in the church can participate and perform in this event that raises for the high school summer trip. I produced three promotional videos for the event. Watch them below!

 

Christmas Groove 2016: Auditions and Interviews

Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of playing cello for and editing concerts of the Christmas Groove, a Christmas benefit concert in northeast Ohio. In 2016, not only did I once again perform, but I also helped produce short videos that were shown throughout the concert. These videos included interviews with the band members asking their favorite Christmas memories and ‘audition’ videos, skits of fake auditions members have to perform in order to join the band. I filmed, edited, and mixed these videos and also helped write the audition videos, primarily the last of the three. The videos premiered at the concert December 2 & 3, 2016. Enjoy them below!

 

The Tree of Life and Courageous: Comparative Analysis on Faith-Based Filmmaking

In December 2015, I completed my Master’s degree in Communications from Asbury University with a film analysis research project entitled “The Tree of Life and Courageous: Comparative Analysis on Faith-Based Filmmaking”. During the spring and summer of 2016, I was in communication with the Journal of Media and Communication Studies, an open-access academic journal with authors from around the world, about publishing a shortened version of my thesis. In October 2016, that article became published in that month’s issue of the journal, and I am pleased to present the link to you now.

Click here to view the article “The Tree of Life and Courageous: Comparative Analysis on Faith-Based Filmmaking”.

Hope’s Got Talent 2016 Promos

In February 2016, Hope Church of the C&MA in Brunswick, Ohio, hosted its second annual talent show event, Hope’s Got Talent, to raise money for the church’s high school students’ trip to the LIFE 2016 conference in Kansas City. Youth pastor David Trainer and I collaborated on the ideas for three short promotional videos to play in preparation for the event. I shot and edited the three videos in December 2015 and January 2016. Check them out below!

Media Ethics & Criticism: Analyses

My final course in the Asbury University graduate program in Communications was Media Ethics & Criticism, which taught me to think more critically about the moral decisions I make in creating media as well as how to critique that media. I wrote three short media criticism analyses for the class – one on the feature film War Room, one on the radio program Focus on the Family, and one on the first episode of the new television series The Muppets. Read them below!

Media Criticism #1: “War Room”

Media Criticism 2: “Focus on the Family”

Media Criticism 3: “The Muppets”