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Lessons from working in the White House

On the eve of the inauguration of America’s 45th president, Harvard graduate students share their experiences of working inside the White House. It was a pleasure to meet these women and men as I made this video for Harvard Business School.


The invention of “instant” photography

I began this multimedia project by recording an audio interview with Melissa Banta, curator of the exhibit – “At the intersection of science and art: Edwin Land and the Polaroid Corporation” – at the Baker Library of Harvard Business School. The library’s special collections director Laura Linard provided me with digital scans of the Polaroid images. I edited the piece in After Effects.


Commencement 2016

I shot and edited this video about this year’s Commencement ceremony at Harvard Business School. Student Marcelle de Souza Goncalves Meira received long applause; her husband Pedro, also a member of the MBA Class of 2016, succumbed to cancer last fall.


Precision Medicine

I learned a lot about precision medicine when shooting and editing this piece that features Kerri, a young mother battling choriocarcinoma. She gracefully volunteered to appear in this video promoting a call for help in transforming the clinical trials process to bring new medicines targeted to patients’ personal genomes to market faster.


It’s autumn in Boston

It’s an annual event that never ceases to amaze. I created this video for Harvard Business School students, staff and alumni.

Autumn at HBS from HBS Marketing & Communications on Vimeo.


Topping off timelapse

Harvard Business School held a “Topping Off” ceremony for the new Executive Education facility—the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center. The “Topping Off” ceremony is a long-standing tradition derived from an ancient Scandinavian builders rite held when the final beam is placed atop a structure.


Senate gun control hearings: Stop the violence

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is living proof that this country desperately needs to re-think its interpretation of the Second Amendment (which makes no mention of sports or hunting). Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8, 2011, as she met with constituents outside a Tuscon mall. The gunman killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords. This C-SPAN video shows Giffords, now partially blind with a paralyzed right arm, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 30, 2013. Her husband Mark Kelly sits next to her.


About the author


I recently had the pleasure of meeting and photographing author Jennifer Haigh for an article in the Patriot Ledger about her new novel Faith. The newspaper article was written by Amy MacKinnon – a wonderful novelist herself, also from the local area. Talk about talent.