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UNC Information Technology Services F&A Websites Get Redesigned and Reimagined (2015-16 Annual Report) UNC Center for European Studies Promise and Peril for Croatia: Joining the EU at a Time of Crisis text intro and curated links, plus Twitter promos (pictured) for my original video series (playlist) Fellowship winner announcement with 11:47 podcast (SoundCloud) UNC Global Global…

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The Wall Street Journal: Cars

Daquila serves as a multimedia producer for WSJ.com. As a freelancer, he is paired with automotive journalist Dan Neil, whose “Rumble Seat” column appears in print and online in the WSJ weekend section. Since April 2010, Daquila has created video shorts for the web to accompany the car reviews. Neil provides his commentary and appears on…

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Living Fully

Staff and patient voices tell the story of the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington, N.C.  26-minute video commissioned by the agency and produced by Ellen Ozier Photography LLC. Used by HAC to introduce all its services to staff, volunteers and donors. Also featured on HAC home page.  Videographer, editor. Producer, still…

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Biofuels and the Florida reed-weed debate

An Atlanta bio-energy development company has found a way to mass-produce giant cane as a source for alternative fuels. But weed watchers in Florida are worried that the fast-growing grass could also be a dangerous invader. Reporting done from Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas for Powering A Nation, the UNC-CH News21 project on…

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Anchored in Faith

Ko Panyee is a true island village, built on stilts above the bay in southern Thailand. The humble community seems happy in its poor fishing heritage and Islamic faith but is also buoyed by a steady lunch crowd of tourists from nearby Phuket. Photographer, videographer, editor, writer. Original page with all content. Featured in Endeavors,…

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Profiles

I completed production on a series of marketing videos for the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. In the final weeks of the Spring 2010 semester, we followed the activities of four second-year MBA students to reveal actual experiences at UNC-Chapel Hill. The marketing communications department at Kenan-Flagler elected to use the documentary style…

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Moving to Higher Ground

Villagers from the small coastal Alaskan town of Newtok have endured extreme weather leading to massive erosion. Though not at fault, this group of some 350 Yup’ik Eskimos is among the planet’s first casualties of climate change. They are forced by rising sea levels and melting permafrost to relocate, but uncertainties in funding this unprecedented…

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TimeSpace: Inauguration

WashingtonPost.com’s TimeSpace interactive map allows the user to experience the events of Inauguration Day through photos, video and text from specific locations through Washington, D.C., with customization of the news view by the hour. One of 10 University of North Carolina photojournalism students invited to contribute content to this project on the historic day. We…

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One Way In, One Way Out

The people of Crusoe Island, the once-isolated rural area between the Waccamaw River and the Green Swamp in Columbus County, N.C., have gained notoriety as much for being suspicious and quick-tempered as for skills in hunting, fishing, wood crafts and pickin’-n-singin’. Videographer, editor.

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The Improvisers

Improvisation is not the domain of the genius or artists alone. We all improvise in social settings every day. Professional master’s degree thesis project for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill featuring documentary video shorts, a gallery of interviews and producer’s notebook. Photographer, videographer, writer, editor, site builder. Awards: Society for News Design Best…

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