A sampling of videos I produced and sourced for Facebook and Instagram, edited using a variety of systems including Adobe Premiere, Edius and AVID.
Viral & Audio-based Videos:
LaVoy Finicum shooting cell phone footage
Cell phone video from former refuge occupier Shawna Cox shows another side of the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum. This video was been edited by KATU for time and graphic content.
Protester confronts Portland riot police
A #NotMyPresidentsDay protester confronts Portland riot police, gets knocked to the ground, then gets up and confronts police again. Officers then shoot him with non-lethal projectiles at point-blank range.
Girl pushed off Washington bridge
A teenage girl suffers serious injuries after someone pushes her off the Moulton Falls Bridge in Yacolt, Washington.
The man who died on Mount St. Helens
"Forever accompanied by a glass of Coca-Cola and whiskey, Harry says he hates to drink, but people drive him to it." Harry Truman was something of a local celebrity in the time leading up to the Mount St. Helens eruption. He ran the Mount St. Helens Lodge at Spirit Lake, and refused to leave his home on the mountain despite warnings that it would likely erupt.
Washington boy's environmental plea
"The planet is gonna be wrecked. People are just being rude to it." A Washington 6-year-old is getting a lot of attention after his impassioned environmental plea went viral.
Helicopter rescues climber from Mount Hood
Incredible: A CH-47 Chinook helicopter does a two-wheel landing on the summit of Mount Hood to retrieve an injured climber and 6 rescuers.
Blumenauer chokes up about immigration
Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer chokes up while speaking about more than 100 immigrants being held in a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.
Federal officers arrest man at ICE facility
Guns drawn, federal officers arrest a man who failed to comply with their orders as they evicted protesters from the U.S. ICE facility in Portland. KATU photographer Mike Warner happened to pull up to the scene.
Teen inspires peers at Loudoun Valley High School
Jordan Feeley, an 18-year-old student at Loudoun Valley High school, lives with Cerebral Palsy, but that doesn't stop him from being the boys basketball team's "secret weapon."
Biscuit the dog reunited with family
A happy ending to a sad day. After a man opened this D.C. family's front gate, letting their beloved Labradoodle 'Biscuit' escape, hours of searching resulted in a happy reunion for a 7-year-old girl and her best friend 💕
How alligators survive in freezing conditions
Ever wondered how alligators survive frigid weather? It's pretty amazing.
Dog with cancer needs life-saving treatment
Koda is a 10-year-old dog with advanced canine lymphoma. He needs to find one of his siblings (an exact genetic match) to be a donor in a potentially life-saving treatment... but he's running out of time.
I collaborated with a staff editor to craft the below videos:
Mom donates extra breast milk to save lives
Most breast-feeding mothers produce about 20 to 30 ounces of milk a day, but this local mom produces nearly TWO GALLONS – and she's using it to save lives.
Bill would streamline process of killing sea lions
A controversial bill to streamline the process of killing sea lions is underway in Oregon and Washington.
Protester hurls insults at KATU reporter
A protester who became angry with our report on the ICE protest in Southwest Portland hurrled a barrage of insults at one of our journalists, focusing mostly on her outfit and apperance, and even forcing her off the air.
Slow drivers can be dangerous
Left lane campers aren't just frustrating, police say slow drivers in the fast lane can also be dangerous.
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I produced the videos below in collaboration with a staff editor for Instagram TV