Out in the Cold
What is it like to be homeless in Chicago during the winter? We talked with folks who’ve experienced homelessness when it’s been bitterly cold outside and people who work at homeless advocacy or service organizations. From that information, we developed three “personas.” Each faces a series of everyday events that force them to make decisions about how to manage their health, relationships, and personal values. This experience aims to illustrate some of the myriad choices homeless people make on a daily basis to get by during the winter months.
Deconstructing the Chicago-style Hot Dog
It all starts with a snappy all-beef wiener, one that gets nestled in a steamed poppy seed bun and topped with yellow mustard, chopped onions, neon-green relish, two slices of tomato, a dill pickle spear, two sport peppers and a final whoosh of celery salt.
But how did this peculiar group of ingredients come to define Chicago-style hot dogs?
We walk through each ingredient of the iconic Chicago dish one by one.
WBEZ: "Depth of Field"
"Depth of Field" blends text, video and interactive sliders to tell the story of climate change in Alaska.
"Depth of Field" is part of a long-term project at WBEZ called "Heat of the Moment," an effort to tackle tough climate change conversations and feature the voices of everyday people experiencing unprecedented changes in the natural environment--ones that have larger economic, political and personal implications for us all.
Beyond the Seal (Co-Director)
People's Choice and Best Student Film Awards in Real Food Media Film Festival
Award of Excellence recipient at CPOY Awards
In this web documentary, follow the story of a group of small farmers in Ecuador striving to change the banana industry as we know it. Through a model of business called Fair Trade, these farmers are building an alternative supply chain, one that prioritizes their health, their families and their community.
LA NACIÓN: El Indec, la máquina de la mentira
Top prize for multimedia coverage in 2015 from ADEPA
The first-ever interactive special for Buenos Aires outlet La Nación chronicles the government intervention of Argentina's National Institute for Statistics and Census (INDEC) from 2007 to the present. The piece includes animations, video testimonials, interactive PDFs, data visualizations and timelines.