Mindful explores the basic essence of meditation and how this young Sanga has benefited from it. Observe the relationships between these humans who had a curiosity for intentional stillness and found peace and friendship along the way.


This solo project was created for VIS 403 a video storytelling class at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Special thanks to Professor Milton Santiago for overseeing my progress and providing constructive feedback during the storytelling journey.


As the sole creator of this project, I...

  • Held pre-production meeting with Buddhist Chaplin 
  • Drafted interview questions and created story outline
  • Filmed and interviewed subjects
  • Recorded audio
  • Organized footage
  • Edited
  • Color-corrected and graded
  • Mixed audio

Equipment and Software

  • Canon C70
    • Various lenses
  • Tascam DR-60 MK ll
  • Shotgun microphone and boompole
  • Sennheiser lav
  • Westcott flex
  • Adobe Premiere Pro


Special thanks to my boom pole operators: Nina Gerzma and Ryan Jermyn. I also received assistance from Professor Santiago to fine-tune the coloring.