June 3, 2012


University of California, Irvine Merit Program Video

This project entailed the creation of four 3-5-minute long videos addressing UCI’s Merit Program. Overall, the videos took a high-level approach answering the who, what, when, where, why and how of the Merit Program.

Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset means that you can train your brain to get smarter. A few researchers at the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources were faced with a problem. They were asking middle school students to read a few short articles about the concept of the “growth mindset” and then answer reading comprehension questions. Unfortunately, the main points of the articles were not translating to the students. They asked if I could deliver the same information but in a format that was more engaging and would improve student comprehension. I wrote and produced this short animation video in response. At last check in, they were still gathering data about the results.

Your Family Forest

The first step in managing your forest effectively is to define your goals or vision for your property. Goals are general statements and should correspond with what you feel is necessary to communicate your vision for your property. Whatever your goals, they are based on your personal values and needs. Videography by Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer

MDP Conference

The Management Development Program is a systemwide program at the University of California. At the annual conference, I was asked to produce and direct a video, summarizing the program and event. Videography and editing by Ken Zukin.

What Does a Scientist Look Like?

Can a story help improve student grades? Researchers at Columbia University got some interesting results when they put stories and science to the test.