#BlackLivesMatter Peaceful Protest – Manhattan Beach

Hundreds gathered at the Manhattan Beach Pier to participate in a peaceful protest against systematic racism on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A small group of local high school students organized the midday rally, drawing dozens of families. Attendees listened as speakers shared their pain, cries for change, prayers and messages of hope, then marched down The Strand to the Hermosa Beach Pier.

Photos were taken to document this historic time and help spread the #BLM message.

Canon EOS R, RF 24-105mm f/4 L

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Hundreds gathered at the Manhattan Beach Pier to participate in a peaceful protest to stand up against systematic racism on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

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A small group of local high school students organized a peaceful protest in South Bay, starting at the Manhattan Beach Pier and marching to the Hermosa Beach Pier, June 2, 2020.

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A father donning a sign, “Silence is Violence,” props his daughter on his shoulders above the crowd at a peaceful protest, June 2, 2020.The midday peaceful protest drew hundreds of locals including dozens of families standing in solidarity.

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Hundreds of children accompanied their parents at a peaceful protest and march in the South Bay, June 2, 2020.

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Hundreds of peaceful protesters marched south on the strand from Manhattan Beach to Hermosa Beach Piers on June 2, 2020.

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Hundreds knelt with fists raised in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement on the Hermosa Beach Pier plaza, June 2, 2020.

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Kneeling with fists raised and eyes closed, hundreds of peaceful protesters paused for a moment of silence for the countless black lives lost in recent events, sparking the overwhelming public urge for the end of systematic racism, June 2, 2020.

Announcement of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to the LA Galaxy

This authentic, cinematic storytelling announcement video will long stand as one of my favorite productions, one that I am honored to have edited and co-directed.

In close collaboration with a small group of team members and a third-party production team, we created a beautiful and ethereal journey through LA’s strong Chicano culture. This authentic view of the city showed how LA Galaxy’s signing of Mexico’s most renowned soccer stars is “one of us.”

Within the first 24 hours, the video garnered worldwide attention:

  • 1.9 million views
  • 15.2 million impressions
  • 1.3 million engagements
  • 138,000 page views
  • 36,000 new followers

#BravoPavon – Cristian Pavón announcement video

It was a wonderful honor and experience to direct my first big production with the LA Galaxy, announcing Designated Player Cristian Pavón. It was a team effort with our marketing and digital department to conceptualize this orchestra and conductor announcement concept. After only three days of collaborating with the LA Chamber Orchestra, a team of freelancers and our internal team, I took point in the logistics and direction of the two-hour shoot.

Video directed and produced by me:

Below is the behind-the-scenes edit, which provided a beautiful storytelling opportunity showcasing the new player’s personality. Produced by me:

Photos by Bailey Holiver:

For the Oceans: LA Galaxy surfer Servando Carrasco models the new adidas parley kit

In promotion of Major League Soccer’s annual campaign to save the environment, I produced a video highlighting the 2019 LA Galaxy Parley adidas kit.

Full video was shot on a RED Digital Cinema Scarlet, in collaboration with a drone operator and photos by Hana Asano.

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