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  Scott Sowers
Professional/Personal Overview
  As a professional freelancer, my main areas of expertise/interest are architecture and design, energy, art, automotive, and travel. I write features, profiles, proposals, reports, web content, and scripts. I also write and produce video content and am fluent in SEO and social media. I'm competent in Photoshop, and edit video in Final Cut Pro.
Work Info
Social Media 5 Years
Producer (television) 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Automotive 15 Years
Travel 15 Years
Architecture and Design 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Modern Luxury Magazine (11+), Niche Media (11+), HGTV - (Scripps Networks) (11+), CMT - (Viacom) (11+), The Travel Channel (11+), The Washington Post (11+), Tribune Publishing (11+), Auto Executive Magazine (11+), USA Networks (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Carnival Cruise Lines (3-5), FEMA (3-5), National Association of Home Builders (3-5), Small Business Administration (3-5), Holiday Inn International (1-2)
Other Work History
Multimedia Specialist, National Capital Planning Commission
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Technical Skills
Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro,
laptop, digital still camera, digital video camera
upon request relative to project
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Motor Press Guild, Women and Film and Video, American Independent Film and Video, National Press Club
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Washington, DC. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(SmartGrid Today, 1/5/2015)
The push to alternative energy and smart grid technology is leading auto makers into developing innovative technology for powering their factories.
(Remodeling Magazine, 6/10/2014)
Alabama retrofit shows how to slip a tight building envelope between historic walls. Historic preservation issues when renovating, adding on, and moving a house almost two centuries old can lead to unconventional solutions.
(The Washington Post , 3/21/2014)
A look inside the smart home project in Davis California, designed by Honda.
(Landis Construction )
Landis Construction renovated a vintage rowhouse in historic, Georgetown. Cutting edge technology and systems are seamlessly blended into a beautiful home that maintains its classic, good looks.
(DIY Network )
One of a series of webisodes I wrote and produced for DIY about the solar decathlon and sustainable design.
(DIY Network )
One of a series of webisodes I wrote and produced for DIY about the solar decathlon and sustainable design.
(DIY Network )
One of a series of webisodes I wrote and produced for DIY about the solar decathlon and sustainable design.
A look at the challenges faced by the automotive industry in servicing hybrids.
(Luxury Media )
Coverage of the most recent Solar Decathlon
(API )
An overview of energy conservation strategies written as custom publishing feature.
(API )
An overview of the near future for natural gas supplies written as a custom publishing feature.
An overview of energy conservation strategies written as custom publishing feature.
(Bethesda Magazine , 6/1/2014)
Downsizing can be a relative term. For Kenny and Susan Kasnett, it meant moving in 2005 from a 10,000-square-foot home in Potomac to a 7,000-square-foot house in Bethesda, and then to a 3,500-square-foot brownstone at Symphony Park in North Bethesda in 2012.
(Independent Film )
A promo for a documentary about swing dancing, the fad that won't go away.
(Independent Film )
A promo for a series on free flight. Explore the world of hang gliding, sky diving, gliding and other forms of flying without propulsion.
(Independent Film )
A short trailer for Cornbread Bake-Off (The Movie), which documents a group of friends in Washington DC as they gather and compete. Lives are changed and truths are uncovered in the Johnson Avenue International Cornbread Bake-Off.
(Independent Film )
Montage of action culled from the production of "Smackdown for Charity," a short film I wrote, produced and edited.
(Independent Film )
A short trailer about Urban Explorers, people who infiltrate abandoned buildings, either legally or illegally and document what they find inside.
(Niche Media)
A profile of the owners of the Palm Restaurant
(Modern Luxury )
(Luxury Media )
A profile on artist Osunlade
(Luxury Media )
A profile on artist Mark T. Smith
(Luxury Media )
A profile on artist, Jason Wright
(Niche Media)
Coverage of the Modernism Exhibit at the Corcoran Museum
(Niche Media)
Going's On At The Shakespeare
Architecture and Interior Design  
(The Washington Post , 5/17/2014)
Bethesda couple creates a unique space by excavating their basement.
(The Washington Post , 5/13/2014)
Clayton and Margaret Depue broke a lot of rules when they bought and renovated a brick Colonial in Arlington. Economics told them to tear down the house and start over, but they chose to preserve the building’s brick shell.
(The Washington Post , 11/16/2013)
Developer's home is a prototype for building communities faster and more inexpensively.
(The Washington Post , 11/9/2013)
In May, real estate investor Justin Pierce bought what he considered the ugliest house on the 4100 block of Henson Lane in Temple Hills.Built in the 1940s, the vacant rambler was visibly worn out, with faded white shaker siding and thinning black roof shingles. Can this house be flipped?
(Bethesda Magazine , 11/1/2013)
A former antiques dealer and her husband restore an old Bethesda farmhouse and provide it with personalized touches from a well-traveled life.
(Bethesda Magazine , 7/1/2013)
Take a historic house built in 1914 in Leonardtown, Maryland and add the house next door which was built in 1924. Now connect the two houses and let them sit for about 80 years. Next, discover the charms of nearby Breton Bay and begin a major renovation.
(The Washington Post , 6/29/2013)
When developer Doug DeLuca restored his Civil War-era home in McLean, he incorporated his love of Americana.
(The Washington Post , 5/18/2013)
Fannie Mae CFO Susan McFarland trades commute for West End condo with a perk for hectic life: 24 hour concierge.
(International Masonry Institute)
Architects and craft workers are thrown together for a week of working together at the International Masonry Institute. Designers learn to lay brick, bricklayers get to participate in design.
(International Masonry Institute)
Architects and craft workers are thrown together for a week of working together at the International Masonry Institute. Designers learn to lay brick, bricklayers get to participate in design.
A short promo for a one hour special that spends time hanging out Kicks Brooks and Ronnie Dunn as they allow us inside their private homes. Produced for CMT.
Promo for a one hour special on Extreme Garages written and produced by me for HGTV. These amazing garages are found across the country and typically house incredible car collections.
This series follows Bruno Reich as he tries to renovate a blacksmith shop into a gothic-flavored home.
This series of Dream House follows the Landry family as they design and build a new home in Potomac Maryland.
This series follows Brandon Brown as he builds a new modern house that overlooks a freeway in Portland Oregon.
(The Washington Post )
Produced for The Washington Post as a companion piece for a feature article on "smart homes." Home automation now allows controlling the home's major systems through an iPad.
(CMT )
Introduction to an episode from CMT's Ultimate Country Home, season 2 that I wrote and produced.
(CMT )
Introduction the CMT's Ultimate Country Home: Season 1 that I wrote and produced.
Intro to the Dream House series produced in Tucson, Arizona.
(Tribune Publishing )
A feature on outdoor decks built using sustainable design
(Tribune Publishing )
An overview of water features for the garden
(Niche Media)
A short piece on modernist architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen
(Tribune Publishing )
Cover feature on the modern makeover of a typical ranch style home.
(Niche Media)
(Auto Dealer Magazine , 1/21/2015)
How Japanese automakers are using smart grids and cogeneration to be more energy effecient and grow more peppers.
A selection of clips from columns and features written for the NADA
(Hemispheres , 5/1/2014)
Feature on the Lady Arm Wrestlers
(Canadian Travel Partners )
A video journey to Halifax, Nova Scotia which includes stops at Keith's Brewery and the cemetery where victims of the Titanic are laid to rest.
(The Travel Channel )
Introduction to a destination-based show created for the The Travel Channel that I wrote and produced.
Outreach / Public Awareness Videos  
(Small Business Administration )
The introduction to a public awareness/outreach video I wrote and produced for the Small Business Administration.
True Crime   
(Independent Film )
A promo for a true crime series on bunco and con games.
Community Planning  
(National Capital Planning Commission)
District of Columbia and federal agencies worked with community groups to improve Burke Park. This is a great example of two ideas from the CapitalSpace plan -- improving center city parks and Washington's many small parks.
(National Capital Planning Commission)
Twenty-five years after it was first displayed on the National Mall, the AIDS Memorial Quilt provides a powerful example of how commemoration can take many forms beyond traditional structures of stone and granite.
(National Capital Planning Commission)
A short video that I edited and produced explaining the history of NCPC and an overview of the agency's mission.
(National Capital Planning Commission)
A short piece I produced and edited on the restoration of the DC War Memorial with Jennifer Talken Spaulding of the National Park Service.
(DHL Delivered , 4/28/2014)
Driverless trains, planes and automobiles.
(MEI LLC , 9/11/2013)
Produced for MEI LLC, Iconicloud is a new way to share, store, and curate your images. Animation by Rip Bang Pictures, music used by permission from Thievery Corporation.
Real Estate  
(The New York Times, 5/27/2015)
Long known for crime and rust belt decay, downtown Youngstown Ohio is seeing something new - permanent residents.
Contact Info
  Scott Sowers
1100 1st. Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Tel: 202-427-5707  
E-Mail: ScottSowers1@gmail.com
Website: http://ScottSowers.com