I produce, shoot and edit video content linking Starbucks consumers with the farmers who grow their coffee. Shoots involve rough travel to remote areas of Sumatra and require fluent communication in Bahasa Indonesia. Producing responsibilities involve managing shooting schedules, shot-lists and budgets, arranging transportation, accommodation and production logistics in developing countries, communicating across cultural and linguistic boundaries and mobilizing, directing and paying freelancers. As a story consultant, I advise on the development of production standards and practices that will be adopted by StoryStream producers across Asia as well as in Africa and Latin America.
Video content I shot and produced was displayed at the flagship locations of Roy Street Coffee and Starbucks Reserve in Seattle and at the Starbucks Reserve booth at the 2016 Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Expo in Atlanta.