Trying out Japanese toilets.

I have created a couple of different video projects in my time as a professional journalist-person. For NPR, I produce and host a video series called “Elise Tries,” in which I pretty much do that — try things — across my patch in Korea and Japan. It’s stylistically inspired by Japanese game shows (hence the laser cat eye flair) but at its heart it aims to show you something fun and interesting about how we live out here in East Asia and the cultural or historical influences that led to the experience.

Before that, I pioneered an “annotated video” series called Pop-Up Politics, or in its earlier iteration, Stump Interrupted, where we applied pop-up bubbles to political stump speeches to add context, fact-check and otherwise make a traditional speech more engaging and educational for the viewer.