Evelio Contreras
Video Journalist

Evelio Contreras picked up his first video camera on the morning of the Virginia Tech shootings and committed himself to telling stories through video ever since that experience. He has spent the past three years working on developing profile pieces and stories about people who have passion for things, from building gingerbread houses to collecting cigar boxes. Born on the border of Texas and Mexico, Contreras studied journalism and philosophy at Northwestern University where he learned about his interest in telling stories about ordinary people. Before coming to the Post as a videojournalist, Contreras worked as a reporter and video producer at The Roanoke Times and Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for News Design.

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Halloween make-up tutorial: Facial gash

Halloween make-up tutorial: Facial gash

Alex Zavistovich, the co-founder and make-up designer for Molotov Theatre, uses make-up to create a gash on The Washington Post’s Michael O’Sullivan.
Reflections on the space shuttle Discovery (1:19)

Reflections on the space shuttle Discovery (1:19)

Workers from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida talk about Discovery and the shuttle program as the remaining vehicles are prepared to be displayed across the country.
Strategy: Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.

Strategy: Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.

VIDEO: Centrowitz learned that in the 1,500, tactics can be more important than speed.
Stephen Strasburg on influences, lessons learned

Stephen Strasburg on influences, lessons learned

In an interview with The Washington Post, Stephen Strasburg talks about his childhood influences and how he overcame obstacles playing baseball.
Profiles in speed: Missy Franklin

Profiles in speed: Missy Franklin

Are athletes’ bodies evolving to the point where what you’re born with eclipses what you do with it?
Edwin Jackson on the season and fans (1:00)

Edwin Jackson on the season and fans (1:00)

Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson talks about his goals this season and how he interacts with the fans at spring training in Viera, Fla.
Making the majors, in his own way (1:54)

Making the majors, in his own way (1:54)

Dave McConnnell dreamed of playing in the majors as a young kid. His dream of joining the majors came true, but in a different way: As the director of game day operations and stadium security at the Washington Nationals spring training camp in Viera, Fla.
Bryce Harper talks spring training and playing in D.C.

Bryce Harper talks spring training and playing in D.C.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper talks about his father helping him learn the game and his thoughts about getting ready to play in D.C.
Nationals on the love of the game

Nationals on the love of the game

Members of the Washington Nationals reflect on their influences growing up that helped them make it to the majors.
An ode to spring training

An ode to spring training

Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell muses about the pastoral nature of spring training in Viera, Fla.
Gio Gonzalez on transition to National League

Gio Gonzalez on transition to National League

Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez talks about his adjustment to the National League and credits his father for teaching him how to throw his curveball.
Reading the art on the walls (2:13)

Reading the art on the walls (2:13)

The Washington Post's John Kelly takes an up close look at the renovation going on at The National Gallery of Art East Building. (Feb. 21)
An ode to Shoeless Joe Jackson (1:56)

An ode to Shoeless Joe Jackson (1:56)

Arlene Marcley, the curator of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, S.C., talks about the passion people feel for Shoeless Joe, who was banned from baseball after being accused of helping the Chicago White Sox throw the 1919 World Series.
South Carolina primary:  'Two person race' heads to Florida (2:49)

South Carolina primary: 'Two person race' heads to Florida (2:49)

National political correspondent Dan Balz explores the meaning of "electability" in the Republican nomination race and what that means for the upcoming Florida primary on January 31, adding that the "Republicans are in a campaign that they have not seen before."
South Carolina voters weigh Republican candidates (2:40)

South Carolina voters weigh Republican candidates (2:40)

Republican presidential contenders Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney battle for the lead in South Carolina, where primary voters voyage to hear the candidates make their cases. (Jan. 21)

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