Jul 13, 2018
After winning Best Short at Portland International Film Festival and screening in NYC, we just added two more festival dates at the San Antonio Film Festival and the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta. I'm headed to my hometown of San Antonio, Texas while our producer Christian Henry is heading to Georgia! This is my favorite part of making a film: connecting with an audience. Can't wait.
Watch a trailer and learn more about the film at wehaveourways.com !
I just wrapped on a series of videos for the electricians that included a 10-minute, 3-minutes and social media clips from about four days of shooting out on the jobsites. They wanted to show a variety of work tasks and types of electricians, and make it exciting to promote the program. Here's one of the social media clips. This was a "one woman band" project that I strategized with them on, shot, and edited. Really fun for me!
Jun 5, 2018
I just wrapped up several projects with Kaiser Permanente, the Women's Foundation of Oregon and North by Northeast Community Health Center and am heading out of town for a special screening of Sista in the Brotherhood in NYC.
I'll be coming back to a few mid-process projects with the Red Door Project, the Electrical Training Center and the Water Bureau and then starting a couple of new things as well.
Grateful to be busy, doing the work I love with a couple of new personal creative projects on the horizon as well. More soon!
Leaving you with pics from recent shoots:
Women's Foundation of Oregon video
Documenting with the Red Door Project.
On set with the Water Consortium for the City of Portland's Water Bureau.
Shooting cooking videos with Lifehacker visiting from NY.
You can always learn more about personal narrative projects over at dawnjonesredstone.com
Thanks for reading.
I love making these hybrid, non-profit, promotional music videos! Call me if you want to make more.
I'm a former board member of the clinic and a huge fan so I was thrilled when they asked me to work with them on this. We made a longer version for their community supper event and this one was released online. The idea was to SHOW the spirit and work of the clinic to the tune of Lean on Me. What a blast to make!
I shot and directed and Nora Colie and Reina Solunaya helped out with lighting and managing our cast. Thanks to them!
Mar 19, 2018
Wow, it's completely humbling to be described in this way. The best part for me was answering some truly reflective questions about who I am and where I want to go.
Thanks, Shaley Howard!