VIDEO PRODUCTION

Here are some examples of videos I have produced for web.

Queer Artists in a Pandemic: Pantayo

Jul 30, 2020

In the third episode of our video series, Queer Artists in a Pandemic, Smith discusses how she had to cancel the final installment of her Afro-futurism burlesque trilogy when the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lockdown. Smith shares her experience creating art as a Black, queer, bisexual woman amid a global pandemic and a racial reckoning.

Remembering the 1981 bathhouse raids | Queer History

Feb 6, 2021

In 1981, more than 200 Toronto Police officers raided 4 bath houses and arrested 306 men. This video uses archival footage and interviews of the largest mass arrest in the city's history. The harassment galvanized the LGBT2QS* community, and lead to protests in the streets alongside other marginalized communities and allies.

Queer Artists in a Pandemic: Dainty Smith

Oct 21, 2020

Pantayo is a Toronto-based queer, Filipinx band. They released their first album amid the global covid pandemic and even shot a music video on Zoom. The band, which fuses traditional, kulingtan percussive instruments from the Southern Philippines with electronic music and vocal, has have been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

Queer Artists in a Pandemic:

Lee D'Angelo

June 11, 2020

This video looks at how the Toronto-based tattoo artist adapted their artwork and eco-friendly tattoo supply company amid a pandemic.

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Boxing helps women see their own strength

Apr 13, 2017

This is a video I shot and edited for CBC's Out in the Open to accompany a radio segment.

ON DRUGS ARCHIVE: Imported Opium

May 22, 2018

For this piece I combed through CBC's archives and repurposed these news stories and combined them with the On Drugs podcast episode about the history of opium.

DRAG BEYOND THE BINARY

Oct 7, 2016

As a freelance video producer, I shot, wrote and edited this piece for the queer online media outlet Xtra. It looks at Vancouver-based drag performers who do not focus on opposite gender performances, but instead play with the idea of gender itself. Before being reposted, this piece had gained more that 50K views.

(Produced by Lito Howse)