Austin's best burger: Odd Duck

A behind the scenes look at making Austin’s best burger at Odd Duck on South Lamar. Chef and partner Mark Buley explains how Odd Duck creates their burger with locally sourced ingredients including heirloom tomatoes and bacon pimento cheese.

Produced for Austin360 / Austin American-Statesman

Get a taste of the top 15 hamburgers in town by Austin360 food critic Matthew Odam:

The Projectionist at the Paramount Theatre

The 100-year-old Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas continues to support the preservation of cinema history in its original format. As theaters all over the nation are moving towards digital exhibition, the Paramount still screens some films on 35mm and 70mm film. Head projectionist John Stewart gives a behind-the-scenes look of how the projection booth operates.

Purple martins roost near Highland Mall

Every evening during July and early August, clouds of purple martins swirl into the trees around Highland Mall. We stop by for a bird-watching party hosted by the local chapter of the Audubon Society.

Filmed by Deborah Cannon / Edited by Tina Phan

Produced for the Austin American-Statesman / Austin360

Olamaie chefs create modern Southern food with locally-sourced produce

Austin360 food critic Matthew Odam places Olamaie as one of his top picks in the 2015 Dining Guide.

Olamaie chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas head to the markets at Springdale Farm and Boggy Creek Farm twice a week to source local produce for their modern Southern dishes. The elegant restaurant located between the Texas Capitol and the University of Texas challenges what you think you know about Southern food. It pays respect to Southern classics while applying its own personal spin.

Seed Spitting Contest at Luling Watermelon Thump

Seed spitting contest at the 59th annual Luling Watermelon Thump. This year’s winner, Davis Camacho, 18, made a distance of 46 feet and 7 inches.

Published on Austin American-Statesman, June 2012.

DJ Tuxedo Mike

Tucked away among formalwear, Mike Borrero runs a Tejano radio station in the back of his tuxedo shop.

Recipe: Drenched Watermelon Lime Ice Pops

Ice pops are a fun, versatile treat to learn to make on your own. Watch the recipe for Drenched Watermelon Lime Ice Pops done four ways with an ice cube tray, wax-lined cups, molds, or a Zoku Quick Pop Maker.

Published on Austin American-Statesman and Austin360 in June 2015

Year of Baking with Addie Broyles: Fudgy Brownies

To help nudge a little exploration in the baking arts, food writer Addie Broyles is embarking on a year of baking new things. Super rich, with lots of deep, dark chocolate flavor, these brownies have a moist and fudgy texture.

Read more about the Year of Baking project

Published on Austin American-Statesman and Austin360 in February 2016

Year of Baking with Addie Broyles: Cherry Muffins

To help nudge a little exploration in the baking arts, food writer Addie Broyles is embarking on a year of baking new things. This cherry wheat germ muffin recipe comes from James Briscione, the director of culinary development at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Read more about the Year of Baking project

Published on Austin American-Statesman and Austin360 in January 2016

Season For Caring 2015 - P. Terry's promo video

If you grab a burger at P. Terry's Saturday, Dec. 12, you'll be supporting the Statesman Season for Caring campaign.

For the 7th year running, P. Terry's will donate all its profits from that day to the Season for Caring, which in turn supports 12 local families and 12 local non-profits for the holidays, and all year round. Read more at

Dana Falconberry - Cormorant

As part of Austin360's coverage of ACL fest, we filmed exclusive live performances of festival acts at locations all around Austin. Dana Falconberry performs her song, "Cormorant," on a canoe at Barton Springs.

Published on Austin American-Statesman / Austin360, October 2013.

Camera operators: Deborah Cannon, Tina Phan, Erika Rich, Clint Spearow

Editor: Tina Phan

La Vida Bohème - Hornos Del Cal

Venezuelan rockers La Vida Bohème perform an acoustic song at Graffiti Park in Austin, Texas on October 13, 2012. The group was in town to play at the Austin City Limits music festival.

Shape Layers + Audio Project

The second project of the Fall 2014 semester for my Motion Graphics Digital Video class at Austin Community College where we animated shape layers in After Effects to mimic a musical piece's progression.

Project: Using only the animation of basic shapes created internally in After Effects, create a visual interpretation of the assigned soundtrack that is abstract but emotionally evocative.

Food Network Promo

The first project of the semester for my Motion Graphics class at Austin Community College, Fall 2014.

Project: make a 20 second promo/ident for a cable network. Static food graphics and logo were pulled from the internet but the animation was storyboarded and produced by me through keyframing in After Effects.