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Richard L.

Shanghai, China8 reviews

$1000 - $2000 / Day

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Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    6 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    1 review
  • Field Producer

    1 review

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent
  • Drone
  • GoPro or equivalent

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer

About Richard

Hi, I'm an award-winning video journalist, filmmaker and drone pilot working in Mandarin, French and English. My work has appeared in Politico, Business Insider, the Mail and Guardian, NPR and the Texas Tribune, among others. As a filmmaker, I’m particularly interested in the immersive documentary process. I combine a journalistic interest in reporting and storytelling with a filmmaker's ability to deliver exceptional visuals. I love diving into a story and finding the visual components, narrative moments and soundbites that tell that story. As an experienced video editor I'm particular good at thinking and shooting for the edit. I've worked in a range of contexts, from the Texas Legislature to disaster recovery to protests in South Africa, and am equally comfortable running an interview or documenting evolving events. I am also an FAA licensed drone pilot with several years of piloting experience. Here's a list of the equipment I use: Cameras: - DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Sony A7sII - GoPro HERO7 Lenses: - Sony FE 24-105mm f4 G - Sony 50mm 1.8 Sound: - Azden SMX-30 shotgun mic - Zoom F1 lav and Zoom H5 Other: Lights and stabilization

Top Projects

  • Police Reform In NJ: How More Than 200 Cameras Changed Policing And Left Residents Wary | Systemic

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    Camden, New Jersey's police department has become an example of police reform since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The city developed an extensive surveillance system with over 200 cameras and 70 microphones placed around the city. But the community is skeptical as to whether this method is effective, or harmful. I teamed up with Business Insider to shoot this fascinating story on Camden, policing and surveillance.

  • Why Women Are Removing Their Breast Implants

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    I worked the DP, reporter and field producer for this story about health complications arising from breast implants. The project involved spending a day - from morning till night - interviewing and documenting the experience of Tracie Mohler, who suffers from health symptoms associated with synthetic implants. Our conversation involved sensitive issues, from Mohler's physical struggles to her battle with mental health.

  • Need experienced video journalist for emotional interview

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderToday/videos/698067104090369/

    Business Insider

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    February 2020

  • Under the Dome: Hurricane Harvey

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    An episode from the Texas Tribune's 2019 docuseries 'Under the Dome'. For this episode, I shot and edited various portions in conjunction with the Texas Tribune multimedia team.

  • Under the Dome: After school shooting at Santa Fe, lawmakers consider safety measures

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    An episode from the Texas Tribune's 2019 docuseries 'Under the Dome'. For this episode, I shot and edited various portions in conjunction with the Texas Tribune multimedia team.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Richard's Clients

  • Texas Tribune
  • Business Insider
  • POLITICO
  • CNBC Digital Video

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