Richard Koci Hernandez

Assistant Professor of New Media
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism


Professional Work Samples (SCROLL DOWN TO REVEAL)

01. CNN:Mobile Photography

Has mobile photography made us more reliant on tools than on our eyes? Special report, CNN Opinion | National Emmy Award nomination 2013 | Art Direction Gra[phic Designer Client CNN | Year 2012 | WATCH

02. The Cannon and Flower Web Documentary

Experience the untold, emotionally-driven family drama about hardship and genius that spans generations, framed by war. The story is visually rich and perfect for transmedia exploration. A modern approach to a dynamic and classic narrative about a North Vietnamese boy who learned to play the piano in a hole in the ground during the Vietnam War and went on to win the world’s oldest and most difficult piano competition. Client Story4.org | Year 2016 | EXPLORE

03. The Cannon and Flower Music Visualization

Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1 is known for its emotional expression. Research suggests that humans share a common emotional palette – when it comes to music and color – that appears to be intuitive and can cross cultural barriers. In other words, we are hard-wired to associate specific colors with music. Explore this data visualization and listen to the piece and select colors and feelings that best describe what the music evokes in you.Client Story4.org | Year 2016 | EXPLORE

04. The Cannon and Flower Instagram Project

In this Instagram interactive, we will marry your photographs to Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1. This performance, by Dang Thai Son, is the inspiration for your photography. Please listen to it and then take a photograph (or several) that expresses your emotions. Submit your original photos to Instagram using the hashtag #CannonandFlower. Explore the Images that viewers submitted. Client Story4.org | Year 2016 | WATCH

05. The Cannon and Flower iPhone App

Download the untold, emotionally-driven family drama about hardship and genius that spans generations, framed by war. The story is visually rich and perfect for transmedia exploration. A modern approach to a dynamic and classic narrative about a North Vietnamese boy who learned to play the piano in a hole in the ground during the Vietnam War and went on to win the world’s oldest and most difficult piano competition. Built exclusivly for the mobile experience. Client Story4.org | Year 2016 | DOWNLOAD

06. The Cannon and Flower Documentary Film Trailer

Watch the trailer for the Documenatry Film version of the untold, emotionally-driven family drama about hardship and genius that spans generations, framed by war. The story is visually rich and perfect for transmedia exploration. A modern approach to a dynamic and classic narrative about a North Vietnamese boy who learned to play the piano in a hole in the ground during the Vietnam War and went on to win the world’s oldest and most difficult piano competition. Client Story4.org | Year 2014 | WATCH

07. The Principles of Multimedia Journalism Book

In this much-needed examination of the principles of multimedia journalism, experienced journalists Richard Koci Hernandez and Jeremy Rue systemize and categorize the characteristics of the new, often experimental story forms that appear on today's digital news platforms. By identifying a classification of digital news packages, and introducing a new vocabulary for how content is packaged and presented, the authors give students and professionals alike a way to talk about and understand the importance of story design in an era of convergence storytelling. Client Routledge Media | Year 2015 | READ

08. National Emmy Award Web Documentary, "Uprooted"

The web Documentary "Uprooted," looks at the displacement of a group of mobile home residents in Sunnyvale, Ca. Role: Executive Producer, Emmy Award | New Approaches to News and Documentaries Client San Jose Mercury News | Year 2007 | WATCH (Flash, not mobile friendly)

09. National Geographic Books

The book looks at the most recent trend to revolutionize photography, taking pictures with mobile devices. The book focuses on this new visual aesthetic based on the work of five professionals. Carsten Peter, Richard Koci Hernandez, Damon Winter Michael Christopher Brown Carlein van der Beek Client National Geographic (Deuts) | Year 2012 | Amazon Link

10. Downtown Photographic Book

Richard Koci Hernandez introduces the viewer to a black and white universe. Away from the traditional cityscapes, he’s on a search for human faces, surprising the passersby on street corners, capturing their intricate shadows on the walls highlighting the unique atmosphere of each city.First edition limited to 600 copies numbered from 1 to 600. Client Out of the Phone, France | Year 2014 | BUY

11. New Media Report Website

Home of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism New Media Program. I am responsible for the Site Design and Content Producer. Client UC Berkeley | Year 2015 | VISIT

12. Database of Interactive News Packages

The database is part of the research for the book -Principles of Multimedia Journalism- the projects are the works of the news industry and the database systemizes these in-depth online news forms into a classification for journalists to better understand the nature of online storytelling. Client Routledge Books | Year 2015 | EXPLORE

13. On The Road: London Calling

Here is a rambling off-the-wall set of images and sketches made during my trip to London. This is part of an on-going personal video series where I try to document my travels, often I'm just experimenting with various techniques or approaches. Client Self-Promo | Year 2009 | WATCH

14. Interrupted Lives: Student Repression in Iran

Since Iran's revolution in 1979, the government has systematically targeted students and deprived them of basic human rights. This trailer is a preview of a documentary that tells stories of students who have suffered repression, imprisonment, torture and worse. Client Story4.org | Year 2010 | WATCH

15. Demo Reel/2012

A video sample of my recent and past work, including video, motion design and Flash. Client Self-Promo | Year 2012 | WATCH