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Selena Potila Anchor/Radio Host/Reporter Reel

News Anchor, covering the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Reporter/Radio Host, specializing in Arts and Entertainment.

 

News Video

Editor, Writer

 

Severe winter weather disrupted businesses and a major football game in the US, while concurrently, Trump triumphed in the historically coldest Iowa Caucus. This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Jan. 16, 2024.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

Paczki Day: A Sweet Tradition Rooted in History 2024

News Video

Editor, Writer

As the snow blankets the Upper Peninsula, Michiganders prepare for a delightful tradition that warms both hearts and bellies: Paczki Day.

This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Feb. 9, 2024.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

Online Ticket Scams Targeting Lions Fans
2024

News Video

Animator, Editor, Writer

 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wants consumers to stay mindful when looking for tickets on the Internet as they come with a certain amount of risk. This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Jan. 10, 2024.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

Strega Nonna New Year's Meatball Drop
2024

News Video

Editor, Writer

Strega Nonna, on Iron Street in Negaunee, MI, celebrated the New Year with a Meatball Drop. Patrons came as far as Escanaba to experience this meaty event where the 30-pound Italian delicacy named Matilda was raised in the air and lowered into a bubbling cauldron of tomato sauce. This story was produced for the ABC 10's Facebook page Jan. 1 on an Iphone and for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Jan. 2, 2024.

Programs used: Imovie

 

Tadych's Marketplace Grand Opening
2023

News Video

Videographer, Editor, Writer

 

Marquette’s Tadych’s Marketplace offers exciting new upgrades. The upgrades include expanded produce, dairy, bakery, frozen, floral, and liquor departments. This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Oct. 9, 2023.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

Marqueetown Interview
2023

News Video

Animator, Editor

 

This is an interview with the directors of Marqueetown, Joseph Beyer and Jordan Anderson. Their historical documentary follows the story of an Upper Peninsula man, Bernie Rosendahl’s crusade to restore the historic Marquette arthouse, the Nordic, to it’s former glory. This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Oct. 10, 2023.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

Hiawatha Annual Meeting and Dinner Dance
2023

News Video

Editor, Videographer, Writer

 

Video coverage of the Hiawatha Annual Meeting and Dinner Dance at Barrel +. Beam. The event is a way to celebrate the hard-working members of the Hiawatha Music Co-op with some dinner and dancing! This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Nov. 8, 2023.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

Foo Peruvian Heros Interview
2023

News Video

Animator, Editor, Writer

 

A group that has grown to over 500 fans came together in Lima, Peru to celebrate their favorite American band, Foo Fighters. I had an opportunity to speak to Jose Hurtado, one of these superfans. This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Dec. 18, 2023.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere, Travel Animations Pro

 

Covid Schemes
2023

News Video

Animator, Editor, Writer

 

A Benton Harbor woman was sentenced to 124 months in prison for her role related to pandemic fraud schemes. This story was produced for broadcast on ABC 10 News, Dec. 6, 2023.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

Whiskey Ryan
2021

Concert Video

Animator, Editor

 

A livingroom performance by musician, Whiskey Ryan, for the Superior Music Alliance online concert.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere

 

46 seconds

2018

Personal Collection

Animator, Editor

 

A short 46 second clip of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in 2010.

Programs used: AfterEffects, Photoshop, Inkscape

 

The Sah video

2018

Concert Video

Director, Animator, Editor, Videographer

 

A compilation of videos shot between 2013 to 2017 of Marquette Michigan's musical phenomenon Sah.

Programs used: Adobe Premiere, Photoshop

 

Circles Promo

2006

Public TV 13

Animator, Editor

 

I produced this promotional video in 2006 for Public TV 13 for a class at Northern Michigan University. The original concept was produced by a fellow student. 

Programs used: AfterEffects, Cinema 4D

CVS Brand Batteries

2008

CVS

Roswell, GA

Animator, Editor

A small animation I produced for my store in Roswell, GA to promote CVS Brand Batteries.

Programs Used: AfterEffects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop

Atlanta Film Race 2010

Atlanta Film Race Entry

Director, Producer, Editor

 

My submission for the Atlanta Film Race 2010.  

The theme was Punishment and the prop was A Name Tag.  

Made in 24 hours.  

Programs used: AfterEffects, Adobe Premiere

Awards:

2nd runner up

World Wide Media

2008

World Wide Media

Director, Animator, Editor

 

A short commercial for World Wide Media, in Roswell, GA.

Programs used: AfterEffects, Photoshop

CVS Gold Emblem Nuts

2008

CVS

Roswell, GA

Animator, Editor, Director

 

A small animation I produced for my store in Roswell, GA to promote CVS Gold Emblem Nuts.  This particular video was tied in a fundraiser for ALS.  I won a district-wide contest for the fundraiser.

Programs used: AfterEffects, Adobe Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop

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