This is a biographical mini-documentary that I conceived, pitched, produced, shot and edited for the web. It’s the story of Bobby Parker, an influential but obscure DC blues musician. After gathering and arranging old photographs, recordings, film clips and television appearances I was able tell the story of this largely unknown musician and the distinctive guitar riff he created that has been widely copied. To visualize his musical influence which was the centerpiece of the story, I located and shot a vintage ‘”bubble front” jukebox then designed matching graphic elements to create the visuals for a brief music montage of songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Allman Brothers that were all directly inspired by his riff. NBC producer Carl Sears wrote the script and provided second camera coverage in the club scenes where we filmed until 4am. This story also demonstrated my ability to work effectively as a creative co-producer and team leader. Posted in August 2009, this segment was the first “digital journalist” feature produced in Washington. It was also the first HDV spot edited in High Definition in Washington. In 2010 this segment was honored with an Award of Excellence by The White House News Photographers Association.