"Etki: a quantified-self smart watch concept" was shot to illustrate the use-case of Adem Önalan's thesis product. My responsibilities for the video included principal direction, direction of photography, and editing. For the tone of the video, we wanted to highlight the poetry and elegance of Önalan's design work.
"Alo" was shot for the final presentation of the Products of Design class "Smart Objects". In the class, my team and I designed a smart locket that allows teenagers to share secrets with select friends in order to foster strong relationships. The video demonstrates the light interactions that we designed for the product, as well as the visual and emotional mood of the product.
"Silent: Meditations of the Body" was shot during my thesis event, an hour-long multimedia restorative yoga class. Recorded audio, sourced from interviews with people unique perspectives on their lived-in bodily experiences, played over speakers as participants maintained yoga poses that were curated to respond to the audio. Afterwards, there was a share back session about the experience.
"Hands Up" was storyboarded and shot for Products of Design class "Video Storytelling" in partnership with Adem Önalan, under the guidance of Michael Chung. The video shows the product's usecase and creates a narrative around The Hands Up Audio Recorder. In the Products of Design Oscars Ceremony, this video won "Best Director" in a competition amongst the 10 videos created in Michael's class.
In the summer of 2016, after graduating from SVA, I embarked on a 3500+ mile bicycle journey with an organization called Bike & Build. The ride was completed in support of affordable housing across America with a group of 29 like-minded strangers. The summer was the best of my life; this is a video documenting the crazy adventures and laughs that we shared along the way.
"Design Performance, Industry City Teaser" was filmed and edited in one day. It captures the fabrication process behind Engender, a class project meant to expose how design is complicit in the manufacture of gender. The project was shown at Industry City on the day captured in the video, and later would be shown in Wanted Design and in various Design Week celebrations in Soho.