Chris Melamed

Video Work

Ripcord

48 hours and no budget to make a product launch video. Here's what we came up with.

Floodlights

My dear friends Jack and Eliza have a band fittingly named Jack and Eliza. One summer evening we filmed an acoustic session on a Lower East Side rooftop. Check it out. Check them out. They're great.

Project Not Asking For It

A video I filmed and edited with friends from Columbia university in the hopes of spreading awareness that one's clothing or the way one presents one's self can never be consent. Project Not Asking For It is a group started by a friend with the goal of ending the culture of blaming the victim in cases of sexual misconduct and assault. The video was written about in the Huffington Post and is now a part of Columbia's freshman orientation. It has been viewed over 45,000 times.

Seconds

A video inspired by a friend's challenge to make a video with scraps from previous projects.

#IWillListen

As an intern at J. Walter Thompson New York, I worked with a team of interns to organize an event for pro bono client National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NYC Metro). We were tasked with promulgating NAMI’s “I Will Listen” initiative, a campaign aimed at de-stigmatizing mental illnesses across the country, particularly on college campuses. Drawing on research into past successful campaigns executed by New York City non-profits, we designed and produced stick-on headphone tags printed with “I Will Listen” and distributed them to New Yorkers in Washington Square Park. In order to increase the scale of the event’s reach, I filmed and edited a video documenting the event in Washington Square Park and presented the final product to JWT and NAMI-NYC Metro. Here's the video.