I currently work on a day-to-day basis at Betches and it has been an amazing experience on every level. Let's start with the media side. At Betches, I'm able to shoot comedic videos on the C300 Mk. II, I produce a live show called, "The Sup Live", and edit videos using Premiere Pro and After Effects. These videos all live various places, but the most popular one is Betches' amazing Instagram (over 6M followers!).
Further, Betches has enlisted me in producing their podcasts. Here I record, "U Up?", "Betch Slapped," and "The Betchelor." The lattermost has proven the most enlightening. Three months ago, I didn't know The Batchelor was still a show on TV. Now I have (admittedly unoriginal) opinions about Arie's hands (they're super creepy).
On a different layer, this is a great place to work as a creative and comedian. I am exposed to many different ideas, many involving things I barely know the name of. Recently, I edited a video about how amazing it feels to put on one's winged eyeliner symmetrically (really good). Working at Betches has truly been a great experience on every level.
Every time I tell people about Heavy, I like to start with, "It's one of the old websites." The site is almost 20 years old (which is like a million on the Internet). In its early days, it enjoyed success as a video platform for entertainment. After the dot com bubble popped and some key players joined, however, Heavy has become a news reporting and commerce machine. According to Alexa.com, it is about the 350th most popular website in the United States.
Currently, I write articles for Heavy's Commerce section, namely about cameras and computers. I love answering questions related to these topics. Let me know if you have any.
I worked at Flama in two separate stints and each had me playing drastically different roles. The first was as a content creator, writing listicles and other content for the website (now defunct, RIP TheFlama.com). After working at Comedywire, however, I returned, this time in a whole new capacity: editing videos! At Flama I primarily editing graphic videos, but I was also able to gain ample experience in the studio and editing live action stuff, including my own web series. It was a blast! I was always called "the worst Hispanic", but what can you expect when your weird Cuban parents left Miami to raise the kids in the middle of the Arizona desert?!
USA Today brought me on board to do some simple copywriting and graphic design. While not strictly photography or video work, I do enjoy helping clients put together mock-ups or simple designs if that's what the project calls for. That said, I am always very careful to note that I am not a graphic designer, but I am connected with the proper people and resources to help achieve any graphical desires a client may have.
I'm Walking Here
I'm Walking Here is a series of Instagram videos I made after purchasing the DJI Osmo Mobile, a handheld camera stabilizer for smart phones. It was a fun series to do for a few reasons, but I share this episode here to make 2 points: 1. Penn Station is the worst. 2. DJI is an awesome company. I recommend all of their products.
Univision gave me the unique opportunity to create my own web series. I handled all editing and post production (under some wise reviewers, of course). It was a great experience. Check out my favorite episode. It's called Why We Love Hot Sauce.
Comedywire enlisted me to create a graphic video to promote their novel business idea: a decentralized writer's room. Using After Effects, the client's script, and a tight deadline, I was able to generate this short video in a weekend. It was great fun working with the team again. I have also worked for Comedywire shaping the functionality and design of the site using Adobe Photoshop. This was a welcome departure from the pixel-pushing of web elements! Motion graphics are fun. I'm not motion graphics artist, but I am known to make a super clean logo animation and snazzy lower third!
Am I The A-Hole? Podcast
Self-produced podcast available at AITApod.com. iTunes “New & Noteworthy” for categories: Society & Culture and Health. Listen now.
Pre Roll After Effects Animation
Post Roll After Effects Animation
Old City Capital
This financial services client sought videography services at their stunning Midtown location. We worked together to craft a handful of precise deliverables. After some organizing in post, the team and I worked together to craft the perfect edit for the relevant audience, clients looking for investments. While finance can be dry, this was a particularly enjoyable project due to the clarity of client's vision, the presentational quality, and a compelling business proposal (as depicted in the video).
At client's request, no images or details can be given, however, if this sample is of particular relevance to your inquiry, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding the quality of my work.
Atlas Lift Tech
I was enlisted to edit a variety of Atlas Lift Tech videos involving explaining their technology and practices to potential purchasers. It was a great editing experience with straightforward deliverables. There's not too much to say about the process; client demanded zero revisions. I will say this: did you know that nurses lifting patients is the number one cause of their injuries? That's the problem Atlas Lift Tech aims to solve.
Endless enlisted me to shoot their outstanding production of Comic Con in Phoenix, Arizona. We used Adobe After Effects to find a look the team agreed upon, and after mixing and matching some assets, we got ourselves a fun, sleek, and relevant production.
Phoenix Comicon featuring Endless Entertainment
Manhattan Comedy School
I was enlisted to help Manhattan Comedy School with 100s of short videos helping students (and potential students) learn the intricacies of comedy. This was a straightforward project due to highly structured shooting, planning, and overall demands. The final result is many videos, all that teach beginners the basics of comedy (and more!).
The Actor's Temple
The Actor's Temple in Times Square enlisted me to record their 50th Anniversary celebration. We captured the service and festivities using a JVC camcorder at client's request. This was a straightforward videography gig and the first time I'd ever been in a synagogue!
Party of Two
When my girlfriend and I first began dating, we ate at restaurants constantly. As my waistline grew and wallet shrunk, I thought there has to be a way to do this more productively. I started photographing many of our meals and ended up really enjoying the process of getting great pictures of delicious food. It's nice to have high resolution memories of all these culinary experiences. Hopefully, they'll last longer than the weight.