Saturday, January 4, 2014

New videos for 2014!

Its only been a few days into the new year, and I already have some new videos.

I love working on Instagram mashups, so naturally, when presented with the opportunity to do one about Friday's snowstorm, I was overjoyed!

Check it out:


I also worked on this preview for CES International 2014-- I won't be attending, but it looks fab!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A new year, another post

Welcome 2014!

You know, one of my favorite reflections to do when the year ends is to look back and think of all the wonderful--and awful-- things that have happened to me over the past year.

2013 was one hell of year for me.

I graduated.
I moved to what I affectionately call "the hovel" aka, a my first post school home.
I started an internship and freelanced.
I went to Burma.
I was nominated for a bunch of fellowships.
I was then rejected by all of the fellowships I applied for.
I partied more than I ever did in college.
I watched more TV than I ever did in college.
I started doing pilates, running, and being more active.
I applied for jobs.
I was rejected from jobs.
I won awards.
I got my first job.
I joined sports teams.
I climbed a mountain.
I swam in the Potomac.
I moved out of the hovel.
I made new friends.
I saw old friends move away.
I was frustrated.
I over analyzed everthing.
I laughed so hard my stomach hurt.
I went gluten-free.
I was overjoyed.
I cried.
I felt old.
I felt young.
I felt alive.
I was... just 22.

Sometimes, I need to look back and see all of the things I've done when I've lost sight of the awesomeness that's in the world around me.

Bring it on 2014.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The beginning of the holidays

So this post is a long time coming. Sorry about that!

Honestly though, I've been so busy, I just haven't had a moment to sit down and write a new post... but also at the same time, I haven't had that much to write about. The past few weeks have been the type where you are so busy, you just can't seem to find a moment, but at the same time, you can't specifically say what you were so busy doing.

I'll consider them a wash, and share a couple of videos I've been working on lately.

Post Buzz: Holiday gadget guide
Everything you need to know about the Ukrainian protests
Channeling the force
The Takeaway: The Redskins are over

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The best is yet to come

As I'm typing this, my computer is slowly dying. I think my wonderful MacBook Pro is reaching its last legs after four loyal, wonderful years of creative adventures in life.

'Tis the cycle of life, I guess.

You know, lately I've been thinking about that a lot lately. The cycle of life, I mean. And just how fragile and wonderful life is.

I'm working pretty intensely on a big project that is going to run over Veterans Day weekend about war coverage, so I've essentially spent the last month looking and and studying images and film of the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries.

 Sometimes, I feel guilty with how I feel when I look at these images. The photographer in me sees these images, these photographically beautiful images, of such terrible, horrific things. And I'm emotionally torn. The beauty and the juxtaposition of what the images are actually of pulls me in two complete different emotional positions.

 But mostly, I think how lucky I am to have never had live or visit an area of the world that is so broken, so torn by conflict.

 Maybe some day, I should visit one of those places. Maybe I should understand the pain, and horrible agony behind the images that move me.

But for now, I'll look at the images. And pray for the people torn by the agony that moves me.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The bustle of fall: ICYMI

Yikes! How long has it been since I've written? Too long, that's for sure.

Well, I partly blame the shutdown, partly blame my training for the races I've been running, and partly blame my move across town-- but don't worry, I'm back in action.

In the Twitterverse, there's a hashtag for the phrase "In case you missed it" aka #ICYMI. So here's my #ICYMI update on my latest projects and adventures.

Consider it my long, long apology for being so neglectful of my blog.

So here's what I've been up to :)

Just a little busy :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

The final countdown... to a shutdown

Well, as the minutes tick down to the official beginning of the "maybe" government shutdown, I thought I'd share my latest video on the subject.

Now, like a good little journalist, I'll keep my political convictions to myself on the subject matter, but let one thing be clear. The idea of not being able to go and visit the Smithsonian museums on a whim does not please me... one bit :(