Sara Stanley has worked in video editing, producing, and shooting for several years. She is proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro and she is comfortable using a Sony NX5, Canon T7I, and HD Sony TV studio cameras. Stanley has shot, directed, and navigated through dozens of shoots during her time at WCU. Her main focus has been on news packages, short documentary pieces for her internship, and short interviews for social media.

Featured below is a variety of videos created by Sara Stanley. There are also two examples of Stanley’s on-camera presence.

Cherokee Native Speaker Dr. Tom Belt discussed the importance of water in the Cherokee culture and to the world as a whole. Produced/Directed/Edited by Sara Stanley

This short documentary-style video highlights the hardworking individuals that make the annual Mountain Heritage Day festival happen year after year. Sara Stanley directed, produced, and edited this video using Adobe Creative Cloud programs and Canva. This video highlights the work done by Stanley in her Fall 2021 internship with the Mountain Heritage Center.

This is the first episode of a four-part series exploring the biology, culture, and revitalization efforts of rivercane in Western North Carolina. Sara Stanley completed this series in the Spring of 2021 while working as a Virtual Content Coordinator for The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. She used a Canon Rebel T7i with a lavalier microphone for filming and Adobe Premiere Pro for editing.

Ann Miller Woodford: The Artist as Storyteller is a virtual art exhibit produced by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center. Four short episodes showcase past and current works that illustrate the use of visual arts, storytelling, and poetry in preserving family and community history and traditions. All photographs were curated by the Mountain Heritage Center and Ann Miller Woodford. The script was written in part by a team of interns at the MHC, Sara Stanley, and Museum Director Pam Meister. Sara Stanley recorded the interview with Ann Miller Woodford on a Zoom call and added her own voice-over with Adobe Audition. All editing work was completed with Adobe Premiere Pro.

This is an example of a short news package that was filmed for a class assignment in the Spring of 2021. A Sony NX5 with a lavalier microphone was used for shooting. The script was written by Sara Stanley with the intent of styling the package for a news hour.

This is an example of a news package/short documentary that was filmed for a class assignment in the Spring of 2021. A Sony NX5 was used for filming, along with a lavalier and rode microphone for interviews. Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere Pro were used for editing. This video was shared with the director of the market to share on social media.

This is a virtual tour of an exhibit featured at the Mountain Heritage Center on the campus of Western Carolina University during the Fall of 2020. This was an independent project for Sara Stanley that required over two weeks of writing, production, and editing. The script was written and edited by Sara Stanley with various consultations with the client, Pam Meister. A Canon Rebel T7i was used for all video footage and a lavalier microphone was used for the audio track. A small LED light kit was used to balance the light for the shoot. All digital photos were provided by the museum. Sara Stanley edited the video with Adobe Premiere Pro. The video was used on the Mountain Heritage Center’s website and Facebook page.

This is a TV news package created for a TV II class assignment that showcases Sara Stanley’s ability to deliver a story in front of a camera. The stand-up portion of this package was filmed on location with a Sony NX5 and a lavalier microphone. The package was written and edited by Sara Stanley using Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro.

This is a video story produced for a multi-media story for The Western Carolina Journalist. The story was also published in print for The Sylva Herald. Sara Stanley worked with Jessica Posa, a fellow journalism student, on this story. The footage was shot with a Canon Rebel T7i and the audio was gathered with a zoom recorder and a handheld microphone. The package was edited with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition. Sara Stanley recorded the voice-over and contributed to all aspects of editing.