Videos

Watch locals beat Godzilla through Japanese Drumming

Taiko drumming is a folklore tradition and art form originally from Japan. The rhythms are thousands of years old, and South Florida has its own performing group called Fushu Daiko, with their dojo based in Davie.

Watch on South Florida.com

 

She’s on Fire: Local firefighter expresses her mind through body painting

Local firefighter Shannon DeFreitas uses her art to unwind and forget about the things she sees at work. With her business Deep in Paint, she creates her own image of a healthy body painting the nearly naked body of models and clients.

 

Diving in South Florida: Peanut Island and Phil Foster Park

South Florida has two hidden gems in Palm Beach County. At Peanut Island and Phil Foster Park, both in Riviera Beach, you can dive in crystal-clear blue waters.

 

Underwater shoots make wedding, portrait photos look surreal

Three South Florida photographers are taking their cameras, studio and clients into the water. They have taken their clients to the pool, the ocean, the Florida Springs and the coral reefs of Key Largo.

Watch at SunSentinel.com

 

Miss Universe contestants talk about their countries, beauty and powerful women

The 63rd Miss Universe pageant pitted 88 women for the crown at Florida International University in Miami.

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Same-sex marriage, fabulous outfits and spontaneous ceremonies

Couples celebrate marriage equality with fabulous outfits and spontaneous wedding ceremonies at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 6.

Watch on SouthFlorida.com

 

A dance class where everything is a surprise

Hip-hop, jazz, breaking, popping, salsa, samba and many other dance styles come together at HOUSE OF DRUMS every Tuesday night at MUSE Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The free event starts with a dance class and ends with an open dance floor.

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How to know if you are really at Art Basel

Many people think all the art fairs around Miami in this first week of December are part of Art Basel. But there’s only one Art Basel fair, and that’s the one at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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Things that blinked at Ultra

LED lights lit up gloves, bras, glasses and other accessories at Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami, happening March 27 to 29.

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The deal with the selfie stick

Tourists and locals are taking the selfie to a new level — using a stick. The selfie stick is a poll you can attach to your phone or camera.

Watch on the SunSentinel.com

 

Becoming Lady Casa

Ultra celebrity spreads her message of peace, love, unity and respect through the electronic dance music scene.

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Espressionism

A Cuban Artist paints with coffee.

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Exxxotica 2014 in Fort Lauderdale

Porn and sex convention comes to SouthFlorida.

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How to fillet and grill your fish

Chef Seth Hayes shows how to grill a fresh catch. I worked on this videos for Naples Daily News. The story made the front page of the life style section of the paper.

 

Street Musicians

Street Musicians make the corners of Washington their center stage. I worked on this trend story for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. I interviewed musicians, took their photos, produced the videos and wrote the story.

Read the story and watch the videos in the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.

 

The White House

President Barack Obama, actress Glenn Close, actor Bradley Cooper and Vice President Joe Biden speak about mental health and the discrimination surrounding mental illness at the White House on Monday. I covered this story with another reporter for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. We wrote the story together. Both of us took photos, and I produced the video.

Read the story and watch the video in the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.

 

Local farmers in Miami.

Local farmers take advantage of the winter season in South Florida to grow fresh vegetables and fruits. I worked on this story for The Miami Herald during my internship in the spring 2013 and decided to take advantage of the visuals and do a video for it. They liked it and published it.

Read the story and watch the video in The Miami Herald.

 

Education Programs at The Miami Seaquarium

South Florida students can learn and interact with marine mammals at the Miami Seaquarium. Brittny C. Valdes worked on the story and I did the video for the South Florida News Service. The story and the video got published in The Miami Herald.

Read the story and watch the video in The Miami Herald.

 

The Freedom Writers

For the presidential elections of 2013, five Florida International university students and traveled on a bus from Miami to Washington, D.C. to cover the trip of the Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee of West Palm Beach. I had stories published in The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post. We had constant online coverage on the South Florida News Service website, including videos, reporter’s notebook posts, photos and social media. I filmed and edited a short documentary about our coverage.

Watch the documentary in the South Florida News Service website.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama visits historic D.C. slave quarters and surprises children

First Lady Michelle Obama visited the historical Decatur house in Washington, D.C. for the announcement of a philanthropic donation for the restoration of the house. I worked on this story for my internship with the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire program in Washington, D.C. I covered the event, took photos, recorded and edited a video in one day.

Read the story and watch the video in the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.

 

Activists demonstrate Guantanamo force-feeding practices near White House

Code Pink re-enacted the procedures to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo Bay prison in a protest near the White House.  I worked on this story for my internship with the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire program in Washington, D.C. I covered the event, took photos, recorded and edited a video in one day.

Read the story and watch the video in the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Website.

 

A Clown Story

I did this video clip for my senior multimedia class at Florida International University in the spring of 2013. Our professor played us four songs and told us to pick one and tell a story based on it. I told the story of a clown who dreams of being the ballerina of the circus. On her way to work, the clown stumbles upon a lyra and lets her mind take her into her ballerina dream.

See the video at The Miami Desk.

 

Wrinkles

This video was a work for my multimedia class at Florida International University in the spring of 2013.

See the video at The Miami Desk.