I’ve never called myself a filmmaker because I’ve never produced anything that was actually shot on film, except for 35mm photographs. But I have produced a number of, well, let’s call them films for a variety of entities, including myself.
Design: The Georgetown Jingle
The design community teams up with the Lombardi clinic at Georgetown Hospital each year to hold the Jingle, an event that inspires top designers to create holiday decorations and auction them off. The proceeds help kids who need bone marrow transplants. I volunteered to produce this while having cocktails in the National Press Club but the cause is worthy, the kids are amazing, and the people who run the event are truly righteous individuals.
The Georgetown Jingle
Since I spend a good part of my time looking at and writing about buildings, when I travel I tend to do the same thing. Various tourism boards in Canada enjoy my work and from time to time treat me to a tour of the great white north in exchange for me creating content about where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. These trips have turned into the genesis of “Not a Travel Writer.”
In 2007 I accepted a part-time position to produce content for the National Capital Planning Commission, the nation’s independent urban planning agency. The NCPC is firmly committed to using video in their public outreach efforts and I now specialize in these efforts by producing over 50 short length educational films and longer length enhanced podcasts.
Cornbread Bake-Off (The Movie)