History Channel: History Lists

Worked with A&E’s digital studio, 45th & Dean, to direct a History Channel digital series in partnership with Twitter. The 3 episode series incorporated both digital & physical displays of information and told stories about Females throughout history.

Initially, I worked with our production coordination team to execute an itemized list I created of props, as well as hire an art director, Tim Sullivan, to create individual objects under my instruction. I worked with my producer on set with talent, and directed these ‘product shots’ to obtain a clean and feminine look that would appeal to younger generations of women. In post-production, I worked with an editor to create initial strings-outs of talent and audio. With the footage, I entered into After-Effects Land and composited graphics, archival, and transitions to complete the pieces.

In addition to these 3-4minute long episodes, I created a branded look for History Channel to market their female led stories across multiple digital platforms.


DIRECTOR: Annalise Murphy

PRODUCER // WRITER: Eryanna Hundsausen


POST SUPERVISOR: Brandon Cuicchi

SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Ted Butler, Andrew Cannizzaro

PROP MASTER: Tim Sullivan

LINE PRODUCER: Michelle Baetiong, Molly Podell, Deangelo Moore

PA: Myra Rivera, Rohan Makhijani

HOST: Danielle Bainbridge, Antonia Cerejido

STUDIO: 45th & Dean, A&E, History Channel


For our video shoot, I directed the build of physical sets as “canvasses” to display digital information. These “canvasses” consisted of blank TV’s, Books, Photo Albums, Photo Frames, Shelf, Desk, and basically any surface we could composite graphics onto.

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In addition to these sets, I curated objects and with an art director, created props to represent historical facts and women. We altered the objects to fit the overall aesthetic and built flats to mount our “Canvasses” onto. After shooting our Set’s, Props, and Hosts, I created a seamless digital video environment by incorporating experimental animation as transitional elements. In post, I animated archival photos, written dates, names, and facts to the video footage.


composited shots


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