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Trace D.

Los Angeles, CA, USA11 reviews

$900 - $2000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Audio Storyteller

    9 reviews
  • On-Air Reporter / Host

    2 reviews
  • Reporter / Journalist

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Live streaming equipment

About Trace

Trace Dominguez is a curiosity explorer, science communicator, Emmy-nominated on-camera host, Telly-winning producer, and podcaster. He crafts stories that educate and inspire across all aspects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (with some art thrown in for good measure). Trace is the producer and host of Star Gazers, the world's only weekly television series covering naked eye astronomy; it airs nationwide on PBS. Trace was the co-founder of Seeker (in partnership with the Discovery Channel; now part of Vox Media). With Seeker he hosted, wrote, and produced several digital properties growing an audience of many millions and earning over a billion views. He also consults with the Environmental Defense Fund on digital strategy and programming. In addition, trace creates and produces episodes of Uno Dos of Trace, a digital show with the mission to entertain and inspire audiences to learn more about their world. Trace has a B.S. in Psychology from Western Michigan University and an M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and cats.

Top Projects

  • Failing a Drug Test

    • Documentary DP
    • On-Air Reporter / Host
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Production Assistant
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    There's an urban legend that poppy seeds can make you fail a drug test. Is it true? And if so: why? I ate a few bagels, and set out to flunk an opioid test. Drug tests don’t just work as a buzzkill, they can keep doctors and patients honest regarding some of the more dangerous drugs known to man. The problem is, poppy seeds can throw a giant wrench in that circle of trust! Poppy seeds come from the papaver somniferum flower native to Turkey, and even though they don’t contain opium, consuming the seeds has historically caused the tests to register opiate use!

  • Discovery -- DNews Show

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • On-Air Reporter / Host
    • Field Producer
    • Line Producer / On-Location
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    A multi-million subscriber YouTube show that I started in 2012. It covers physics, space, technology, history, engineering, pop-science, and more.

  • Museums are Filled with Dead Animals. Why Don't They Rot?

    • Documentary DP
    • On-Air Reporter / Host
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Field Producer
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Line Producer / On-Location
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Transcriber

    Museums are chock full of animal specimens in exhibits in collections even hanging from the CEILING, but how do they keep these formerly living things from rotting away? Why don’t they decay? I traveled all over the country learning about #taxidermy, #museums, and the difficulties of keeping these collections safe from destruction.

  • Discovery -- What Does The Large Hadron Collider Really Do?

    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • On-Air Reporter / Host

    Mini documentary about the Large Hadron Collider to demystify its actual purpose and help audiences understand how it works. Description: "The Large Hadron Collider is a 27 kilometer atom smasher! How does it work and what can it tell us about the make-up of our universe?"

  • Discovery -- Edge of Space

    • 360 News Video
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • On-Air Reporter / Host

    "Edge of Space" was the first virtual reality camera sent on a weather balloon into the stratosphere. Description: "Experience what it’s like to leave Earth, traveling to over 90,000 feet into the stratosphere. Never before has a 360 video been recorded at these heights – so buckle up and enjoy the view as Seeker takes you on a journey to the Edge of Space."

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Production Support

  • 360 Commercial Video
  • 360 Documentary Video
  • 360 News Video
  • Field Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • Production Assistant
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Transcriber

Trace's Clients

  • Seeker
  • Trace Elements Media
  • Hearst Television

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