For over a decade, I have integrated video into journalistic projects. I specialize in putting the “beautiful” into b-roll.
Recently, I have been filming many short productions with Lillie Paquette of InShort Media, telling stories about research and education. But I also work with traditional media outlets.
My kit revolves around high-quality Zeiss lenses and Sennheiser/Cos-11d mics with small Sony cameras. It allows me to work quickly and be less intrusive so I can get more natural shots while still shooting 4:2:2 4K s-log3 (or whatever the client needs).
Fernanda De La Torre’s journey to MIT
A profile of a student in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Produced by InShort Media.
The True Cost Of The Green Crab Invasion And How Whiskey Can Help
Green crabs have been turned into whiskey. It’s not just a gimmick, but an attempt to turn back an invasive species. I was DP for the video shot in and around the distillery.
CBS Morning News: Nefertiti’s tomb hiding behind King Tut’s?
One of the first packages I shot for CBS Morning News. It was a story about King Tut’s tomb in Luxor, Egypt, with a great direction from Alex Ortiz. My favorite part was waking up early to ride a hot air ballon over the Nile to get a sunrise shot.
Inside the US Factory Making Ukraine’s Most Important Ammo
The US has sent Ukraine millions of 155mm rounds since the war started, including cluster bombs. But there’s a global shortage of 155 shells, and some are afraid that the US is depleting its stockpile. We visited the Scranton Ammunition Plant to see how common shells are made.
Bloomberg: Unravelling Long Covid
Video on long covid for Bloomberg. I filmed the scenes in the researcher’s office at MGH starting at 6:45.
MIT: Unified Flight
I filmed this promo for the MIT School of Engineering with InShort.media. My favorite part was attaching a small camera to one of the planes they built. – by InShort Media
MIT: Energizing The World
MIT senior, Ayomikun (Ayo) Ayodeji, is a force of nature and an active community builder. After graduating with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Management, he aims to improve electricity access for communities back home in Nigeria and across the African continent. – by InShort Media
Behind The Scenes of a Contact Tracing Study
As we entered the pandemic, I shot and edited this piece for a research study at MIT.
Self-Supervised Correspondence in Visuomotor Policy Learning
A video I fully produced and edited about robot research at MIT.
Renew, Reuse, Recycle
MIT Engineering students are getting onboard with real-world onboard solutions to climate change. They are designing a new reusable, recyclable cup for Delta under the guidance of Chemical Engineering Professor Brad Olsen and Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Desiree Plata.
How MIT OpenCourseWare Helped Air Force Veteran Soar
Since she was little, MIT AeroAstro Ph.D. student Andrea Henshall has been reaching for the stars. A retired Major in the U.S. Air Force, Andrea has used MIT’s free open learning resources, OpenCourseWare (OCW) and MITx, throughout her career to excel in her academic studies. – by InShort Media
Building Solutions in Carbon Capture & Storage
A video about MCSC’s work in its carbon capture & storage – By InShort Medial
Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education
A fun video I filmed for Berklee, highlighting the Institute for Accessible Arts Education. – by InShort Media
David was great to work with. He checked off all the boxes on our shot list, communicated well, and delivered the assets quickly. I’d highly recommend him!–Rosalie e’Silva [Bloomberg QuickTake]
David was great! Went above and beyond to capture the b-roll. I would definitely recommend him!–Kevin Reilly [Business Insider]