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Documentaries

Jamming with Ryan Cordero

May 2021 – Alternative artist and multimedia journalist Ryan Cordero jams out with his arsenal of instruments. Learn more in my blog!

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes.

North Halsted

April 2021 – Predominantly LGBTQ neighborhood in Chicago changes its name for inclusivity: An interview with Devlyn Camp.

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes in collaboration with Small Town Chicago

Ayudemos a Renata del Sol

March 2021 – Renata del Sol, a 6-year-old-girl from Venezuela who is diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy, is in dire need of medication and amenities that are almost impossible to find in her home country. Find out more on my blog!

Edited and narrated by Gabriel Paredes with content from Renata’s family.

Pilsen Ep. 2: Viva la Lucha del Pueblo

Fall 2020 – That vibrant, artistic culture has turned Pilsen into a hot spot for gentrification, resulting in mass displacement for the neighborhood’s residents. We take a deeper look at how the community is fighting for solutions.

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes in collaboration with Small Town Chicago

Pilsen Ep. 1: Bienvenidos a Pilsen

Fall 2020 – Pilsen is known for being a port of entry for thousands of immigrants. From it’s businesses to its murals and alleys, a diverse and artistic culture thrives in the neighborhood even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes in collaboartion with Small Town Chicago

Zorinsky

July 2020 – A quaint neighborhood lake on the westside of Omaha, Nebraska: Zorinsky lake plays a special role in the community. From fostering childhood memories, to fishing and exercise, the nature escape touches the hearts and minds of everyone who ventures it.

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes

Roseland

Feburary 2020 – A small neighborhood school, Harlan Community Academy has felt the effects of the city’s declining population. Still, the school prepares their students for the future in an intimate class setting.

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes in collaboartion with Small Town Chicago

North Lawndale

November 2020 – An organization within the Northlawndale Community Church, Hope House gives ex-convicts a second chance to re-enter society through faith, service, and community.

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes in collaboration with Small Town Chicago

Social Media

Owl Lab

As a Tech Assistant in LUC School of Communication’s OWL Lab, I contribute to the growth and promotion of the lab through Instagram. This includes posting features on prominent figures in film, journalism, and digital media, as well as giving tech tips, announcing guest speakers, and of course… memes.

Short Films

Making Cereal with Gabe

April 2021 – A short exposé on the making of the world famous cereal and milk. Find out more on my blog!

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes

The Groundskeeper

July 2020 – Exploring the mundane and quirky struggles of maintaining a man-made golfing range during a global pandemic.

Shot and edited by Gabriel Paredes

Animation

Creating with Inigo Communications: Fall 2021

In the fall of 2021, I participated as a Creative Coordiantor for Inigo Communications, Chicago’s first and only student-run communications agency. As Creative Coordinator I am in charge of designing and making visual deliverables a reality for our clients: United Airlines Avionos The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce In this role I extended my creative skillsContinue reading “Creating with Inigo Communications: Fall 2021”

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