Camera and editing music video
Project info: Dutch postpunk band Prey (Tilburg, Holland) launched a demo in 2020. ‘New Life I’ is one track of the album. I shot the footage at a theatre in Holland and edited it into a official music video.
My role: Camera and edit
Short documentary made for Perspectief victim offender mediations, director’s cut
Project info: It all starts with a simple theft of a bag. What happens next is something both perpetrator and victim could not predict. This short documentary, made on behalf of Perspectief, a Dutch organization that brings perpetrators of crimes into contact with victims, tells the story of two lives that meet.
It’s a story full of paradox: the offender, a drug addict, asks the judge for a longer sentence. The victim wants to report the perpetrator, with one condition: that something positive comes out of it. For the offender.
After interviewing both main characters in preparation of this production, I realized how both lives were wide apart, but were connected through this simple crime.
This is the director’s cut.
Client: Perspectief Herstelbemiddeling
My role: Script, interview, camera, edit
The Netherlands promotes freedom of expression. 🇳🇱 Human Rights Ambassador @BTahzibLie presented the most resilient journalist award at @freepressunltd’s Free Press Live to Iraqi photojournalist @AliArkady.
— Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇳🇱 (@DutchMFA) November 2, 2019
Video report of Free Press Live 2019 on press freedom
Project info: Video report of the Free Press Live award show in The Hague. Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Human Rights Ambassador of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs hands out the awards to the most resilient journalist of the year, the Iraqi photo journalist Ali Arkady, who was selected by the Dutch NGO Free Press Unlimited.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs financially supports Free Press Unlimited with its Safety for Media Professionals programme.
This video recap looks back at the event and has a statement of Bahia Tahzib-Lie on the importance of press freedom worldwide.
Client: The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Video report round table conference on climate change, organized by The German Embassy, The Hague 2019
Project info: Video report of The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security organized by the German Embassy in The Hague and Hagueroundtable. The round table was attended by representatives of 44 embassies and civil society organizations, based in The Hague.
Speakers were Michaela Spaeth, Director for Energy, Climate Policy and Export Controls, German Federal Foreign Office, Matt Luna, Roundtable Organizer, Wouter Veening, Chairman, Inst. for Environmental Security, Maarten van Aalst, Director of Red Cross Climate Center, Jamie Shea,
Sec. General of GMACCC (Former NATO Deputy Asst. Sec. General for Emerging Security Challenges), Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in Barbados and Ann Vaughan, Senior Advisor of Mercy Corps.
The event at the Residence of the German Ambassador, Huis Schuylenburch in The Hague.
Client: The German Embassy in The Hague
Interactive video tool for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Project info: In order to pay tribute to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked me to come up with an idea to create a more compelling piece than the usual video compilation of short statements by MoFA colleagues.
I developed the concept for this interactive, mobile-first video publication, using the Slices-tool.
I remotely briefed MoFa colleagues in the field to have their portrait taken on the streets and record a few audio statements about what it means for them to commemorate IDAHOT 2019.
The production is shared in the countries the ministry is active.
Client: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media: Video, web
My role: Concepting, video and audio editing, animation and interaction design
Languages: Dutch and English
Watch the interactive IDAHOT story, mobile first!
Corporate event photography at the S-H-O-W data visualisation conference in Utrecht 2019
Project info: Photo report of a data visualisation conference in Utrecht in 2019 organised by data visualisation training agency Graphic Hunters. The international conference was held in the ‘Anatomiegebouw’ in Utrecht, a former anatomic lab. The pictures I made were used by the client on social media and website.
Client: Graphic Hunters
Audio photo slideshow of Amsterdam ferry men
Project info: No less that 80 times Amsterdam ferrymen and women go up and down the IJ canal each shift. Each day, each week. 80 times the same 5 minute passage. 40 times a view on the same quay.
A few meters above the passenger deck, the ferry captains look down on the cargo disembarking their vessel. A couple of minutes when docked allow for a moment of woolgathering.
When the buzzer sounds, the mesmerizing is over and a new crossing is about to begin.
Musing on the ferry is an audio photo slideshow. Click on the link below to see it in action.
Media: Photography and audio
Go to the audio photo slideshow ‘Musing on the ferry’
Project info: Without photojournalism we lose sight of things that are happening in the world. On January 25th more that 450 Dutch photojournalists were on strike. On this day the involved photographers did not take photographs, nor did they deliver their pictures to photo and news agencies. This campaign called ‘Fotolozevrijdag’ or ‘Picturefreefriday’ was organized by the Dutch professional association and trade union for journalists, NVJ, to advocate for better rates and more appreciation of the craftsmanship of photojournalists.
I made this short social media video to create awareness of the plight of photojournalist. And shared it using #fotolozevrijdag and #fotojournalistiekheefteenprijs.
The video was published on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. The video was played more than 5,700 times and reached more than 19,000 people (stats of 29-01-2019) .
My role: Video animation and graphic design
Interactive/multimedia longread ‘Denish’
Project info: This impressive life story is told by Denish, former child soldier from Uganda. The kind of story you find in an evil children’s book. Non-fiction, that is.
This multimedia production has been made in close cooperation with War Child Holland. This Dutch NGO provides psychosocial support to children affected by armed conflict. Denish has been a child soldier in the civil war in Northern Uganda. He was forced to join the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in their fight for control over the Northern part of the African country.
Denish’ interview was done February 2017. In 2017 War Child Holland closed the programme in Uganda after being active in the country for 12 years.
Watch this longscroll, or ‘chaptered life story’ on how Denish wakes up from his childhood nightmares.
Media: Video, photography
My role: Interviewing, video editing, production and interaction design
Watch the full multimedia longscroll story "Waking up from childhood nightmares"
Project info: This multimedia longscroll tells the story of Clare, an LGBT activist from Uganda. The story combines video, photography, audio and text. I followed Clare for one week during Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014. And during the week, I found out that homophobia by peers was not the only challenge Clare faces.
Media: Video, photography, and audio
My role: Idea, production and interaction design
Watch the full multimedia longscroll story "Godly and gay"