National Geographic News: The Plight of the Gila Monster

This project was for National Geographic Society’s news division. Having produced for them for several years, we made a pitch to the senior producers to do a project on one of the most unique reptiles in the world and the challenges it faces with the changing landscape and climate in Southern Arizona. This project was filmed over several weekends, with many and tremendous thanks going to biologist Don Swann and the staff at the Saguaro National Park West in Tucson,Read more

Brucie Interrupted: A Canon USA Web Series

This project is a short, five-part web series we filmed, produced, edited, and even starred in (in Alan’s case, he’s the featured photographer in Motorsports) for Canon USA and Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn. The focus for this short web series was to educate the public with some of the features in Canon’s flagship pro-sumer camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. A photo from the Aces High was consequently featured in Canon’s new promotional material—including Instagram, Facebook andRead more

New York Times Journalism Institute

  The New York Times Journalism Institute was held twice-a-year, alternating Januaries were spent at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., and Florida International University in Miami, Fl. As a member of the Tucson institute faculty, I was served as a technology liaison between the UA’s technical support team and the Times staff, I also served as a mentor on the web, multimedia, photo, and design desks. In 2012, one of my duties as a local institute staffer, IRead more

Biosphere 2: A Model City for Sustainability (Audio included)

This was a freelance piece about the Model City sustainability project at Biosphere 2, for Tucson Weekly. Like a city out of science fiction, Biosphere 2’s spaceship-like campus is a testing site for new solar technology. In the coming months, photovoltaic panels for collecting solar energy will line the hills surrounding Biosphere 2 like a ring of power-generating armor. This is just part of a project led by Nathan Allen, sustainability coordinator and staff scientist, to turn the campus intoRead more

Dralion Comes to Tucson

This piece is another freelance piece for Tucson Weekly. “Dralion,” one of Cirque du Soleil’s myriad of traveling shows made a stop into Tucson, Ariz. For this video, I served as video producer, so I made the plans for the story, set up the interviews, conducted the interviews and helped edit the story, while Rogelio Garcia, an adjunct instructor with the school of journalism, did the video and editing. For my review and photos, click here and here, for behind the scenesRead more