Swedes caught onto the classic American car craze more than half a century ago. The country boasts more restored 1950s classics than the US, according to some estimates. An estimated 5,000 classic cars – such as Pontiac Silver Streaks and Plymouth Road Runners – are shipped to Sweden each year. And the fervor built around these cars is fueling a subculture of American nostalgia in Scandinavia. (Aired on August 27, 2012, PRI’s The World.)
Since August 2013, I have served as the web designer, web master, content producer and social media manager for the Latino Physicians of California, a young 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The LPOC supports the state's 3,000 Latino physicians in their efforts to provide culturally sensitive care to a growing Latino population.
When I arrived in Sweden in May 2012, my cousin's mom introduced me to Inge, a self-taught and formally trained artist with a Banksy-like passion for street art whose street name is Auro Knittin Ninja. By summer's end, I had a bunch of footage from our various adventures. So, what to do with it all? Create an Inge episode, of course!, focusing on her identity as a knit-bombing mom and schoolteacher. This video was shot "run-and-gun" style, using just a small handheld HD video camera. Song credit: "105_Menute" by KenLo Craqnuques
The Latino Physicians of California hired Storybrook to film its two-day Latino Health Conference held in May 2014 in collaboration with the Permanente Medical Group and the UC Davis Health System. More than 30 health leaders presented the latest in Latino health care issues—from caring for the undocumented to bridging language barriers in the exam room. More than 300 participants learned strategies for delivering better care to Latino patients.
“Whether a creator or connoisseur of the art form—no matter if you rap, deejay, spray paint, breakdance, design apparel or promote events—hip-hop demands that you do it in a way that is true to the best part of who you are. It assumes, in true American form, that everyone has a voice. For Fil-Ams fighting a mentality designed to erase individuality andsilence voices, hip-hop is an obnoxiously loud vehicle in which they can’t help but to be seen.” —Excerpt from, “Being Filipeanut-American,” a magazine story about the life of amateur rapper Albert Balbutin, Jr. While studying for my master’s in journalism at U.C. Berkeley, I covered Filipino Hip-Hop Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area for my master’s project. The following stories touch on identity, self-expression, the marginalization of Filipinos in mainstream hip-hop, and the balancing of Filipino, American and hip-hop culture.
Storybrook Media Group filmed this membership video for the Latino Physicians of California, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to empower the state's 3,000 Latino physicians in their efforts to bring culturally competent care to a growing Latino population.
Storybrook audited and copyedited the campaign website of Sacramento County Supervisor candidate Jrmar Jefferson. The finished product was a much cleaner digital story, including tighter copywriting, website reorganization, and heightened social media visibility.