After my last day on the best job ever (as Obama’s Videographer), I created a sabbatical in the form of a speaking tour (and developed this mindset handout), which took me everywhere from a surprisingly raucous hospice wing in Marlborough, NZ, to an inspirational time with Google Brand Studio, and 18 months' worth of stops in between. While going lateral in that epic chapter, I embarked on a personal project, which I called ‘Visit the Visionaries,’ tracking down inspirational people at the intersection of art, social justice & tech. Soon thereafter, my freelance life as a documentary cinematographer and filmmaker ramped back up, with projects ranging from independent features to episodic tv to campaign videos. I also contributed a chapter to the book "West Wingers," released in 2018. Then, I had the best jobs ever 2.0, first as Senior Advisor for Video & Senior Road Videographer for Elizabeth Warren 2020, then for Team Biden as Director & Cinematographer for Mobilization Ads in Pennsylvania! I am now processing, freelancing, organizing with and caring for my community.

hope hall

documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and photographer

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