Bar Virgile is a local Durham restaurant and prohibitionary cocktail bar with a laid back, sophisticated vibe. Here's a taste of what you’ll get once you walk inside.
Beet root, matcha, golden milk and cafe lattes shot for Happy + Hale, North Hills Raleigh, North Carolina
Monuts is a bakery and diner in downtown Durham, NC.
When you connect local farmers with local chefs, amazing things happen! Tour de Pork, hosted by Firsthand Foods, highlights the fusion of super local, humanely raised, and ethically treated hogs with crazy talented and creative local chefs. For two months, pork-eaters across the NC Triangle (and beyond) can try various dishes at partner restaurants, all of whom are committed to honoring the hog by collectively utilizing the entire thing on their menus.
I created this animated video in collaboration with MuntyMan Designs to help encourage participation in the Tour, and also bring awareness to the amazing work the women at Firsthand Foods are doing.
Spoleto Study Abroad is an immersive summer program for high school students. I had the amazing opportunity to spend the month of July in Spoleto, Italy shadowing the program and watching the students study and grow in their respective art form while also navigating how to integrate themselves into the small local Italian community.
Here is a brand film I created to showcase the overall summer experience in a nutshell.
Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Equator, Otavalo Market, Pailon del Diablo Waterfall, Baños, Casa de Arbol, Old Quito
Elodie Farms is a historic 1910s tobacco farm turned dairy located in Rougemont, North Carolina. Owners, Sandra (a geneticist) and Ted (a chef) bought the farm along with its mixed-breed goat herd in 2016 and have been making & selling fresh goat cheeses, goat milk caramel, goat cheese mousse, and homemade crackers and hosting various events at their farm, like farm dinners, farm tours and birthday parties.
The love Sandra & Ted have for the goats and all the animals they raise on the farm is tangible, and it shines through their sustainable agricultural practices that keep the animals healthy and happy (every animal has a name, the baby goats are raised by their mothers, they are a cull-free farm, and animals not suitable for production are retired to live their old years enjoying the acres of farmland).
I produced, shot and edited this video to highlight Elodie Farms' story and give a glimpse into what they are all about.
Growing up in an Italian family, making gnocchi with Nana was a right of passage. Ricotta gnocchi pictured here.
Collaboration, happiness, and genuine personal relationships are just a few core values that make Gateway Building Company stand out in Durham & the Triangle of North Carolina. This short brand video speaks to clients old and potential, as well as partners and subcontractors involved with completing each construction job Gateway oversees.
The videos below are a series of testimonial videos captured to highlight the partnership Gateway has had with various clients and colleagues.
Bespoke Bakery & Dessert Bar was launched January 2017 with a mission to provide hand handcrafted baked treats with a personal touch. The unique flare is that many of those treats are infused with alcohol, giving a fun twist on your typical dessert. Trista came to me with the hopes to create a brand video to help her iFundWomen campaign so she could raise money to move from her personal kitchen to a mobile bakery. Here’s what we created.
Shot for Happy + Hale at their North Hills Location
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is a four-year scholarship program offered to undergraduate students granted to young leaders who are making transformational contributions to society. Students attend both Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill and are provided with a breadth of leadership development and travel opportunities throughout their college experience.
The program was in need images for their photo library that helped to better tell the story of what day-to-day life on campus is like for a Robertson Scholar. This is a sample of photos from our shoot.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle is Durham’s orchestral ensemble of over 40 musicians from all around North Carolina. The group was in need of headshots for each musician to update their website. Here is a handful from our session.
Ravenscroft is a private pre-k through 12 school based in Raleigh, North Carolina. For this particular portion of their “Embrace Possibility” Capital Campaign, money raised would be put toward teacher professional development opportunities. This video was created to guide the fundraising efforts and encourage financial donations from the Ravenscroft community.
Shot at East Durham Bake Shop
Mati Energy is a company crafting natural energy drinks made from fruit and guayusa tea leaves. Local to Durham, NC they’ve slowly started making their way into stores across the country.
Donut from Monuts
The Mothership is a coworking space and retail shop focusing on creating a strong community that supports the work of all of its members.
Custom audio for this animation by Tom Rau
Shot for Happy + Hale
Shot for Happy + Hale
Kristin Baker is a life and business coach in Durham, NC. She was rebranding herself and her website and needed photos to go along with the new look. Here are a few selects from our shoot together.
Pastéis de Belém is a traditional Portuguese cream pastry that came about in the nineteenth century during the liberal revolution when all of the convents and monasteries in Portugal were shut down. In an attempt to survive, someone who once worked at the monetary made these treats to sell them in the shop.
Belém, the originating town, is a bit outside of Lisbon, but visitors often came by boat to see the grandeur of the monastery and the Torre de Belém. Tourists became used to savoring these tasty treats during their visit, and it slowly became a staple of the area.
The original secret recipe has gone unchanged since the start and has been passed down only to the master confectioners, to be enjoyed by thousands of visitors to Belém each year.
This series was produced to collect a variety of personal experiences from Ravenscroft young Alumni.
A quick Durham-themed GIF animation I made for social media to encourage voting on election day.
Shot at Rose’s Noodles, Dumplings & Sweets
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce underwent a rebrand and installed a large digital display in their main lobby area. To show off their new look and populate the display with engaging content, we identified areas of interest for potential viewers and developed a series of videos to showcase in a continuously looping playlist. The idea behind the series was to provide brand awareness, inform viewers of what the Chamber does, how the viewer can get involved, and provide viewers with information on how to engage and interact in the conversation. Below are a handful of the resulting videos and photos of the content in action in their lobby space.