Upon the writing of this post the jury in the Chauvin trial is in sequestered deliberation. Often folks in reference to the trial have referred to it as the George Floyd trial. A common misnomer very casually reiterated because the defense have done all they could to defame the character of George Floyd taking theContinue reading ““History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we are literally criminals.” – James Baldwin”
CBC Documentary just released a short Directed by Julie Kim that I had an opportunity to contribute to as a location sound operator: This was actually the second time I had the pleasure of working with Miranda and Jeanny. The first being when they were profiled for the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Miranda andContinue reading “In Love With a Problem”
Attention Bay Area PBS viewers, check out the latest short Doc I completed with K Pacific collaborator Chihiro Wimbush. DON’T LOSE YOUR SOUL, is about Anthony Brown and Mark Izu, seminal figures in the Asian American Jazz movement. Premiering on KQED, channel 9 in HD on Mother’s Day May 13th at 11pm as well asContinue reading “DON’T LOSE YOUR SOUL – Mother’s Day Broadcast on KQED”
UPDATED 5/10/2012 JAKE SHIMABUKURU: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS made it’s world premiere at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival on March 14th, 2012. Jake played a special set after the screening, which included Jakes Mother and brother, with some difficulty as Jake was quite choked up after the screening, which feels like aContinue reading “JAKE SHIMABUKURO: Life on Four Strings – World premiere”
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, has officially entered into editorial phase. Editing a film is a lot of work and requires dinero. Be a part of manifesting this film, make a contribution. The Democratization of Venture Capitol is the newest innovation in viral marketing. It’s time for the public to vote with their resources. ClickContinue reading “DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ lauches crowd sourcing via Indie GoGo”
Check out Lowell Bergman’s latest investigative report, revealing the problems in the US death investigation system. I served as the location sound recordist for a number of the interviews.
Here are some production stills I dug up from a shoot a little while ago. The shoot was for Nat Geo TV, for a show called WOW. Photo Credits: Ming Louie. Filming the Shaolin Monks at Crissy Field in San Francisco, with DP, Dan Krauss Filming at the San Francisco Circus School with DP, LincolnContinue reading “National Geographic Television”
After a successful and extended run at Berkeley Rep, American Idiot looks Broadway bound. Producer Director extraordinaire Doug Hamilton brought together an Academy recognized crew to document the behind the scenes action around the musical and their recording sessions. I was just a small part of the action offering my location sound services for aContinue reading “American Idiot, Green Day Musical”
This story was a collaboration between PBS Newshour, The Center for Investigative Reporting, New York Times and University of California, School of Journalism, IRP Fellow Ryan Gabrielson. I had the honor of serving as the Location Sound Recordist for the interviews presented in this piece.
LOST AND FOUND: LEGACY OF USS LAGARTO, was nominated in many categories at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Midwest Chapter. I served as a contributing DP on the program. Read more about the Lagarto and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Take a peek at the sample on you tube: