As a photojournalist, my work occasionally requires me to produce video. Here is a selection of my favorite video assignments.
Lives Change Here
On November 25, 1997, Rashawn Sullivan murdered Jason Crawford during a drive-by shooting in south Syracuse. Today, after 17 years in prison, Rashawn has transformed his life and works to serve Jason’s memory while also helping others avoid the same mistakes he made.
The Nature Conservancy
Adaptive Tree Planting at Split Rock
Worked with the Nature Conservancy to show forest restoration efforts at a Minnesota state park that features one of the most visited lighthouses in the country.
Voter profile: Dan Thewis
As the 2020 presidential election neared, I spent some time with Two Harbors resident Dan Thewis and asked him what his hopes were for the next 5-10 years.
“My hope is just to build a community everyone wants to live in. My wife and I spend time talking about being good neighbors. What does that mean? What does that action look like? And I think just kind of sharing that through example, spreading that through example, and living that out every day. I’ve tried my best to be kind, simply put. It’s not always that easy but that’s what we aspire to: to just have a community everyone wants to live in.”
Algae Blooms in Lake Superior
Once unfathomable, algae blooms are becoming more common in Lake Superior. Researchers are now focusing on Lake Superior and the streams and rivers that feed into it in a search for answers about why these algae blooms are happening and what, if anything, they can do to stop them. Shot for MPR News in July of 2021.
Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge Operators
Linking the city of Duluth to Park Point, Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge operators lift the bridge up and down more than 4,500 times a year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week while the shipping season is open.
The Giant Bentleyville Tree, Inside and Out
See the iconic Bentleyville Christmas tree inside and out during a typical night at the Duluth, Minnesota outdoor holiday light show.
Lester River Kayak Races
The spring thaw transforms the usually calm Lester River into class five rapids for a couple days. When that happens, kayakers converge on eastern Duluth to race the rapids.