VALE MEDIA LLC
Ocean and Mountain Expedition
Videography | Photography | Writing
California, U.S.A. | Cape Town, South Africa
I am a science communicator, specialized in documenting ocean and mountaineering expeditions. I follow researchers across the seas, up mountains, and into glaciers, caves, and most every corner of the globe to document their work. I use film, photography, and writing to make science and biodiversity compelling, understandable, and urgent to all audiences.
I have worked as a Specialist on the Science and Exploration Team at the National Geographic Society, and as an ocean exploration filmmaker for the Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Oxford Anthroposea Expedition. I’ve planned and undertaken filming and research in remote, off-the-grid locations across India, Nepal, South Africa, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Italy, and along the U.S.-Mexico border.
If you are a science researcher planning an expedition and want a communications outreach specialist to document and share your work with audiences, reach out to me - let's chat!
Tafelberg Ascent, Blue Mountain Adventures (November 2022: Cederberg Mountains, South Africa; Mountain-based): Videographer
Ocean Twilight Zone Project, Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (August 2022: North Atlantic Ocean; Ocean-based): Videographer, Photographer, Writer
Anthroposea Expedition, Oxford University Expedition Council (May 2021: Southampton, U.K. to Plymouth, U.K.; Ocean-based): Videographer
Out of Eden Walk, National Geographic Society
(March 2018: Amritsar, India, to Harike Pattan, India; Land-based): Writer, Photographer
Broadcast Camera Credits
Assistant Producer / Camera Assistant:
Primal Survivor, National Geographic, April 2022
Acted as camera assistant to DoP and second camera. Shot b-roll and details on Sony FX6 and DJI gimbal; shot underwater wildlife b-roll footage. Filmed timelapse; used Rhino slider to film panning shots. Took production stills.
Wildlife Camera Operator:
The One Show, BBC, 16th December 2021
Sony FS5 and FS7. Off the Fence Productions. Captured close-ups, slo-mos, and establishing shots for robin behavioral sequences, in addition to b-roll cut-aways, and talking head interviews.
Down Window, Silvano-Mari Productions, June 2021
Ricoh Theta 360. Conceived, shot, and edited promotional 360 footage.