50 DIAMONDS x MMC
An experimental production combining elements of music video aesthetics in the style of a mini-documentary showcasing rap collective 50D x MMC.
For Impulse Magazine.
HUMANS: EPISODE 1
episode 1 of my HUMANS documentary series, focusing primarily on the underground drag scene of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. For Impulse Magazine. Full Episode still in works, this preview was used for Impulse Documentary promotional work.
I, along with a group of 8 other student journalists at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, worked with CU Citizen Access to host a community event discussing the local impact of an ACA repeal. Us student journalists were sent off to find and interview diverse sources to gather multiple perspectives on Obamacare and its possible repeal. In the end we produced a series of four documentaries, all shining light on polar opposite perspectives on the matter. The piece was published onto the media company's website, broadcasted during the event, as well as received coverage on the 21st, a radio show on a local WILL station. Charles Ledford, assistant professor of Journalism at UIUC, commented on the semesters' work our group of students had put into coverage of healthcare, "Because of their very narrow focus, these short films distill a numbingly complex issue down to its human fundamentals in a way I don't think we've seen locally."