Sound, whether musical composition or layered diegetic audio mixes, are an integral part of my filmwork. However I also focus on crafting solely individual sound pieces and stories for personal projects and others, striving to bring to life voices that may otherwise be dismissed.
Central State Hospital 150th Anniversary Celebration (2020)
Audio documentary/sound design piece for Central State Hospital in Petersburg, VA and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the facility and its staff.
Sound and Archival Video edit also published on Central State Hospital’s YouTube Page.
Sound design piece for opening of the short film Syzygy (2019) as part of VCUarts Photography + Film Graduate Show Mouthfulls (February 2020)
Mind the Gap: Voices Not Often Considered (2019)
An experimental audio design capturing the stories of the women at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women and their strive towards pursuing education while incarcerated. Created in collaboration with The Elizabeth Kates Foundation.
I have always been fascinated by the question of what is it about a particular life event that transforms it into a lasting memory and how that memory may end up altering our perception and choices. I began this audio project by following in the footsteps of NPR’s David Isay, who is most well-known for hosting the program StoryCorps, which compiles the impactful and incredible stories of just your average, everyday person. In many of Isay’s works, such as Ghetto Life 101 and Witness to an Execution, one never hears Isay’s voice, but only the voices of other individuals that Isay weaves into a story of different perspectives and insights. My own seven-minute audio essay is a depiction of a variety of images that make up the most salient memories of four seniors at Collegiate as well as an explanation by a neuroscientist as to why these particular life events have become lasting memories.
Published on The Collegiate School’s Publication The Match.