Published on CNN.com, Oct 24, 2012. Read on CNN.com. This video accompanied the first installment of CNN opinion reporter John Sutter‘s new column “Change The List”. (Check out the introduction article here). From Sutter’s article “Hawaii: The state that doesn’t vote”: “This little election-minded romp through paradise was part of a new CNN effort called Change the List. [...]
Published on CNN.com, October 5, 2012. Read on CNN.com. And check out the whole series. This video was shot as part of a series about undecided voters during the 2012 presidential election. As everyone knows, our nation’s electoral college system of voting means that many states’ votes are counted – figuratively of course – before election day. [...]
Published on CNN.com, October 5, 2012. Read on CNN.com. And check out the whole series. This video was shot as part of a series about undecided voters during the 2012 presidential election. As everyone knows, our nation’s electoral college system of voting means that many states’ votes are counted – figuratively of course – before election [...]
Published on CNN.com, May 20, 2012. Read on CNN.com. Reporter Jessica Ravitz had been following this story for more than a year before I was assigned to join her. I can’t post the whole text story here, but her story is definitely worth reading, and of course the video I was able to shoot would not [...]
Another first-person travel story, with accompanying photo gallery and video, this time for CNN. Published on CNN.com, September 6, 2011. Read on CNN.com. An email went around the newsroom asking for contributions to iReport’s “Destination Adventure” series, and one of the countries they were looking to feature was Iceland, a country I had just booked [...]
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival was October 14-23. I’ve already posted about live web-casting the festival’s opening and closing ceremonies, but that’s not all we were up to that week! During the days in between, I was able to shadow photographer Fabrice Dall’Anese, the festival’s official portrait photographer, as he and his crew created images [...]
Masood Parvez has been sketching portraits of the leaders of the UAE for many years. A large collection of his work, 85 sepia-colored pencil drawings, is now on display in an exhibition called “Faces of Leadership” at the Ministry of Culture in Abu Dhabi. In the weeks leading up to the opening of the exhibition, [...]
Ramadan just ended last week, and the Eid ul-Fitr holidays are now over, but we were able to slip one last Ramadan video in at the last moment! Free iftar meals have been served at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque every Ramadan since Sheikh Zayed died in 2004. Last year, The National’s magazine, M, did an [...]
As the US withdraws its troops from Iraq, The National’s foreign desk is running a series on what the future will hold for the country. The stories are written by freelance reporter Nir Rosen, who is currently based in Iraq. The National sent one of its staff photographers, Andrew Henderson, to join Rosen in Iraq for two [...]
Ever-present but hardly noticed. Another video for the Istabsir series. (http://thenational.ae/istabsir) This time we focused on the cranes that litter the skyline of Abu Dhabi. We try not to use music for the Istabsir videos, but the video was a bit boring with nothing driving it. So the audio you hear is a bit of [...]
The National’s M magazine profiled 10 successful, ambitious and stereotype-breaking Arab women for an article called “Women to Watch.” I was asked to do some short videos with three of the women who agreed to be interviewed in front of the camera. Here, Elham al Qasimi, the first Arab woman to travel across the Arctic ice [...]
As The National is nearing it’s two-year anniversary, and we getting ready to relaunch our website, I was asked to edit a video reel of the best of the last two years of The National’s multimedia. Included is footage from video stories by me, Galen Clarke and Razan Alzayani.
On December 28, 2008, after six months of tension, Israel launched Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, which would leave 1,400 people dead and 50,000 more homeless. For the one-year anniversary of the war, The National created this interactive package containing pervious articles and multimedia from the newspaper and the wires about the war. The newspaper [...]
A short collection of portraits of Tibetan Buddhist monks in Lhasa and Shitatse, Tibet.
This was The National’s first attempt to provide full coverage of a fashion week. Two photographers covered all of the runway shows every day for four days. I built the interactive, then during fashion week, the photographer’s filed their photos immediately after the shows, and I updated the interactive accordingly.
The UAE’s National Day celebrates the founding of the nation in 1971.
The Watershed is the multimedia component to a week-long series in The National newspaper about the future of water in the Middle East.
When people think of the United Arab Emirates, they think of Dubai. The shapes that come to mind are those of the Burj Al Arab, the Palm Islands, the Burj Khalifa, and any number of beautiful but man-made landscapes. But when put in perspective, the city of superlatives becomes a 20-second blip on the map, [...]
The Dubai-based explorer Adrian Hayes and his fellow adventurers spent four days in Narsaq, Greenland preparing for their trek before finally stepping foot onto the Greenland ice cap.
Ras al Jinz beach in Oman is the largest nesting site for green sea turtles in the Indian Ocean. In the fall of 2009, the nature reserve decided to overhaul its tour offers to accommodate tourists’ increasing interest in the area and to protect the turtles.
Abayas and sheilas are an important part of Emirati culture and fashion. Up and coming designers from around the Middle East presented their takes on the garment at a fashion show at the BurJuman Mall in Dubai.
The 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held in Shanghai, China in September 2007. I had the opportunity to join 14 other UNC multimedia students and travel to Shanghai where we worked as the video and photo crew for the site www.specialolympicslive.org. One of the roles I performed during the games was the photographer [...]
Swimmers bathe in the waters of Firehole Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. Because of the hot springs in the park, Firehole Canyon is the only place where visitors are allowed to swim.