Basilica Ulpia AR (in the lab)

 

Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR)

Cerro Pachón, Chile 

October, 2016

National Optical Astronomy Observatory 

UNC Chapel Hill

In October 2016, I travelled on-assignment to the remote Cerro Pachón, located in the Chilean foothills of the Andes mountains, to help produce a multi-media feature on the Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR). I filmed 360˚ virtual reality footage to accompany video, photo and written content produced by my journalist colleagues. 

My contributions: 360˚ filming, stitching + editing, drone operation, project planning + production

Collaborators: Jaclyn Lee, Aly Moser, Delaney McGuire, Alexa Phillips 

 

PROTESTS ON THE STREETS OF CHARLOTTE, IN 360: FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT NIGHT, DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED ON DOWNTOWN STREETS TO PROTEST THE POLICE SHOOTING OF KEITH SCOTT

"Following two nights of protests, marchers gathered outside the Omni Hotel where a man had been shot the previous night. They took to the streets of Charlotte and also gathered at the police station asking for the tapes to be released. Most of the evening was peaceful as the group protested through the Uptown area and past Bank of America stadium. As the recently instituted curfew drew near, protesters made their way to I-277 where they finally clashed with police. Even though traffic had already been stopped, officers in riot gear moved the protestors off the highway."

Protests on the streets of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

September 22, 2016

The Washington Post

UNC Chapel Hill

On-assignment for the Washington Post and UNC.

 

Coverage, in 360˚ video, of the third consecutive night of protests, which had turned violent, after Keith Scott was fatally shot by a police officer in Charlotte, NC

As this was a breaking news story, the project required quick thinking while in a volatile environment and a fast turn-around to be published in the Washington Post's live coverage of the events. 

 

This was one of the first ever breaking news stories captured in virtual reality to be published by a major media outlet. 

 

My contributions: 360˚ filming, stitching + editing

Collaborators: Adam Lau, Steven King

 

FirstLook UNC

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

2016

GEAR UP 

UNC Chapel Hill

A collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill and the federal initiative "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs" (GEAR UP)

Through a series of 360˚ videos, the FirstLook UNC app provides middle schoolers with the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a college student and experience what life could be like on a university campus. 

Read more about the GEAR UP program here: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/gearup

My contributions: 360˚ filming, stitching + editing

Collaborators: Steven King