During 2021, I had the privilege of interning with REACH MARKETING LLC in New York. Throughout my six-month tenure with the company, I had the opportunity to work on numerous projects, and I'd like to showcase one of them as an example. For this particular project, I took charge of both the editing process and the design and animation of all the motion graphics.
From 2011 to 2014, I served as the producer and creator of an online video series dedicated to soybean production in Arkansas. This series aimed to educate viewers about the diverse range of projects funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. With a commitment to delivering two episodes every week, I successfully crafted around 150 episodes, all of which remain accessible on YouTube to this day. Among these, this particular episode holds a special place in my heart, as I personally handled various aspects of its production, including videography, editing, production coordination, color correction, and audio editing.
During my tenure as an Editor, Videographer, and Producer at Walmart TV from 2004 to 2009, one of my most cherished types of projects involved the creation of highlights reels. On these occasions, I would spend the day capturing footage and crafting an on-the-spot edited reel. This reel was then ready to be showcased at the end of a meeting. I found this process incredibly enjoyable, and I'm eager to have the opportunity to work on similar projects in the future.
"Grit" is a short film I conceived, directed, and edited in 2010. This project serves as a testament to my proficiency in storytelling, sound synchronization, color grading, sound design, and post-production finishing. Notably, the film successfully participated in various esteemed film festivals, including Palm Springs ShortsFest and the Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
In 2017, I took part in a worldwide editing competition organized by the rock band Imagine Dragons. They generously shared a Dropbox folder containing all the raw footage and music, challenging us to craft a music video from it. I took charge of not only the editing but also the creation of all typography, visual effects (VFX), and motion graphics in the video. I have included this project in my portfolio because I take great pride in my final edit, even though I did not emerge as the contest's winner. What are your thoughts on it?
In 2008, I had the privilege of representing Walmart when I traveled to Torrington, CT. During this trip, I created a video that highlighted the dedicated Walmart associates who volunteered their time to support a local nonprofit called Christmas Village. Within a single day, I conducted interviews with key individuals, captured B-roll footage of both the store and Christmas Village, and then returned to edit the material. The final video was presented during a Saturday Morning Meeting and broadcasted to all store associates, reaching an impressive audience of about 5 million viewers. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience, and I look forward to creating similar videos in the future.
This editing approach is widely favored for social media and videos, especially when the goal is to captivate the audience. Essentially, all the elements were crafted using Photoshop, animated using After Effects, and the final video was meticulously edited in Premiere Pro.