Aubrey Aden-Buie


Somewhere with a camera

I like to tell stories




Aubrey Aden-Buie



Visual Storyteller

Aubrey Aden-Buie is a multiplatform, multimedia journalist with international reporting experience, and a video producer with Fox Sports covering the Miami Heat. Her specialties include video and audio documentary field work and production, still photography, on-camera reporting, writing and web design. Her work has appeared for The New York Times, The American Board of Education, ONA, Fox Sports, Sunsports, HeaTV, Heat.com and more.

Her recent work explores underreported areas of the globe and helps give a voice to those not typically heard from in an effort to bring about social change. Aubrey's recent projects include a multimedia website "What is Home?" exposing the housing crisis in townships of South Africa, and a multi-country documentary series "A Roma Homeland" reflecting on the struggles of Roma culture in Eastern Europe.

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Aubrey also works as a video producer/editor for the World Champion Miami Heat. Over the past three seasons she has produced over 150 videos for air on Fox's Sunsports and Heat.com, ranging from a recurring series of stories highlighting memorable moments in Heat history, to longer features bringing the audience an intimate look of the less seen side of some of the world's most famous athletes. She has experience covering press conferences, locker rooms, NBA finals and Championship parade, as well as interviewing top players including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant. She also has on set production experience.

Aubrey received an MA in multimedia journalism from the University of Miami in 2014 and a BA in English and Psychology from the Schreyer Honors College of Penn State University in 2008, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was a member of numerous honors societies, including phi beta kappa and was a standout two-sport athlete, an Academic All American, and a five time Big Ten Champion.




Video Portfolio



MULTIMEDIA
STORYTELLING

Scroll down to see recent video work, both on-camera and behind the scenes.





Video Storytelling Reel

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Video Storytelling Reel



Aubrey Aden-Buie

Blessed are the few who witness the world from viewfinder. Since picking up a camera two years ago, I have had the privilege of sitting with people in different places around the world with a camera in between us and witnessing the beautiful struggle of sharing a story. This is a small selection of some of my recent video storytelling.




On Camera Reel

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On Camera Broadcast Reel



While the majority of my time is now spent behind the camera, I have experience on- camera reporting and I find myself being pulled to the front of the camera time and again. This is a short collection of some recent on-camera work.



What is Home?

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What is Home? Project Trailer



What is Home? is a multimedia project exposing the housing crisis in the townships of South Africa. It tells the stories of those still fighting for freedom as the country celebrates 20 years since the end of Apartheid. To view the full project, please visist searchingforhome.org This project was produced, shot, edited, designed and built by me as part of my thesis requirement at The University of Miami.




Fighting for Change

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Fighting for Change



The rotting carcass of three dogs half sunk into the ground lay at the corner of the mound of trash in front of a row of toilet stalls in Sweet Home Farm. A five-year-old boy steps over them on his way to pee, and he does so without seeming to notice. The toilets, sixteen in a row like Porta Potties at a tailgate, are overflowing with feces and trash. Water runs down the toilet basin of the last in the row, collecting into a puddle that flows through the gutter on the side of the dirt road and mixes with the stagnant pools of water left on the road after the morning's rainstorm. Down the street, a group of children splash around in a puddle of water up to their knees, laughing as they slap at the water, splashing it onto each other. This is the story of Syambokola James, the leader of the shackdwellers movement, and his community as they fight for change.




Second Chances

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Second Chances



Rosemary describes the years after she moved to Cape Town with her family as a young girl as very heavy times. She suffered a major trauma that changed her life and questioned her will to survive, however, through extraordinary circumstance she found a way to not only persevere but to spend her life giving children a second chance at life as well. Despite the hardships she faced, Rosemary became a foster mother, built a home in Khayelitsha, the second largest township in South Africa and adopted children affected by HIV and AIDS. Many of the children she adopted were given little to no chance of surviving at the time she took them in. Her most recent child came to her in a plastic shopping bag after his parents threw him in the trash. Through the help of nonprofit organizations and private donations, Rosemary has been able to build her house into a home that she hopes will continue to make a difference in her community even after she is gone.




A Woodstock for Robots

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New York Times: A Woodstock for Robots



NYTimes.com

Video coverage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge 2013 Trials in Homestead, Fla., where teams that built rescue robots competed for a chance at a $2 million prize next year. This video can be found on nytimes.com




Roma Documentary Trailer

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The Tale of Two Villages Trailer



Roma Homeland

This is the video trailer I made for Team Romania's portion of the Roma Homeland project. Along with Travis Fox of Frontline, I worked with a team of Romanian journalists to produce a documentary about two neighboring Roma villages outside of Bucharest, Romania. Both Roma villages faced similar challanges, however, a recent shift in religion among members of one of the villages has led to a significant change in life between the two places. Our 20 minutes documentary reflects on this change as it follows a family in each of the villages and their relation to the town. It is one of five in the Roma Homeland Project. View project here.




20 Years On Trailer

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20 Years On Trailer



Grahamstown, South Africa

This is the trailer I created for the 20 Years On project. 20 Years On is a multimedia project the reflects on life in the townships of South Africa 20 years after the end of Apartheid. As South Africa celebrates 20 years of freedom, the lives of those still fighting to be free are told through short documentary videos. The site is produced by Rich Beckman in connection with the Knight Center for International Studies and The University of Miami and was created by students at University of Miami, Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, University of Cape Town, CPUT and Bigfish. The project is expected to launch in late 2014.




20 Years On Project Trailer

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20 Years On Project Trailer



Grahamstown, South Africa

This is the video trailer for the 20 Years On project itself. I produced this trailer after my first visit to South Africa. I was part of a team of graduate students from the University of Miami who participated in a workshop with students from Rhodes University. This project began my love affair with South Africa. Less than a year later, I was back again as a coach for the same workshop and then stayed in Cape Town for a month on my own to complete my thesis project. I love this video because it describes the type of journalism that I learned from Rich Beckman, and the standard of work for which I strive.




Miami Heat Moments

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Miami Heat Moments from Fox's Sunsports



Sunsports and Heat.com

A quick collection of three of Miami Heat Moments that aired on Fox's Sunsports during the 2013-2014 season. These moments are a recurring part of the Sunsports broadcast that began in the 2012-2013 25th Anniversary Season of the Miami Heat Franchise. A different moment airs each Heat game to show fans a moment of Heat history.



© Aubrey Aden-Buie


Contact Aubrey


Email: aadenbuie@gmail.com


Twitter: @Aubrey115

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