lincoln brower on monarchs: migration at risk (short)

A film short to accompany the documentary, "Butterfly Town, USA," by Dorothy Fadiman and Marlo McKenzie.

The annual monarch butterfly migration is one of the most beautiful spectacles in nature. It is also an endangered biological phenomenon. In this short film, Lincoln Brower PhD, Research Professor Biology, Sweet Briar College, describes the threats to their migration.


kingston leong on monarchs: winter aggregation (short)

A "Butterfly Town, USA" short. In this short, Dr. Kingston Leong walks us through his experiments in grove management. By using a grove Wind Profile that he has developed, Dr. Leong has been able to make adjustments to his experimental site that resulted in the return of monarchs.


butterfly town usa (film trailer)

Trailer for "Butterfly Town, USA," a film by Dorothy Fadiman and Marlo McKenzie.


hand in hand: a history of diversity at vassar (short)

A short to accompany "A Daring Journey: From Education to Immigration," a film by Dorothy Fadiman and Owen Tomlins. The first non-white woman was admitted to Vassar College in 1878. Today, more than 35% of Vassar's population are students of color. This short follows Vassar College's commitment to diversity since its inception.


Owl Rescue in My Yard (or How I Learned to Hate Bird Netting)

Late one August morning, I discovered an owl caught in the bird netting protecting my tomato plants. This is the story of his rescue, rehabilitation, and release.

last day in the garden (short)
videographer, interviewer & editor

On Friday, October 30, 2015, Sunset Magazine opened their gardens to the public for the last time before their move to Oakland. I went there to film what I thought was an historic day, expecting to capture beautiful B-roll but nothing more. Instead, I encountered so many people full of loving memories for the garden and the campus. Thank you for sharing your stories with us all.


rachmaninoff's 2nd symphony

I edited these videos while learning FinalCutPro. I wanted to create something purely for my own personal enjoyment. I love this symphony (and this particular recording of it) and I love the imagery, so putting them together made learning a program really fun for me.

first movement

second movement

third movement

fourth movement