Playa Perales, a town of 400 people along the Chilean coast, was swept in the tsunami created by the February 27th, 2010 Chilean earthquake. Four days after the cataclysm, the people of the isolated hamlet were still waiting for aid from the government and living in the scavenged scraps of their homes.
30 minute, 13 episode program for television station 13c in Chile. I was camarographer and lead editor. 2nd season is in the works. View the whole season at 13c.
Starting at UNC-Chapel Hill, I was involved with a number of multimedia documentary projects which gave me a deep appreciation for the story telling aspects the many elements of multimedia can contribute. First as a multimedia producer for La Tercera, and now as a freelancer, I am fortunate enough to continue examining topics in depth [...]
Dependent on technology developed over 100 years ago, our energy grid is in trouble. Consumption is increasing dramatically, and the construction of our power lines has fallen far behind, setting the stage for more serious and frequent blackouts in the coming years. This video was part of my contribution to Powering a Nation, UNC-Chapel Hill’s [...]
The Carolina Way is one of four Carolina Development videos I edited on behalf of Mohawk Street. The other three are gradually being released by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill development office. The interviews were shot by Mike Schmidt and John Adkisson. The video answering the question “What are you most thankful [...]
John came from Acapulco, Mexico, three years ago. He was 15. He enrolled in high school and excelled. He learned English quickly and made his father proud. In October of 2008, John saw his school friends from his living-room window. He went out to see them. They had stolen a gas can from the back [...]
A Mapuche woman holds up a branch from the sacred cinnamon tree during the annual Columbus Day protest in Santiago, Chile October 12, 2009. An estimated 5,000 people attended the march. A child navigates through a city bus in Santiago, Chile. Wes Waddle affixes rope to a bundle block so that it can be used [...]