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President Obama's Principal Videographer at the White House - Filmmaker Hope Hall

Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby

Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby is a small fraction of the critical conversations currently taking place across the indie film community. The podcast reaches out to the next generation of filmmakers, who continue to look for inspiration and guidance.

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Waking from the American Dream

Kelly Carlin podcast

Kelly sits down with Hope Hall, the Presidential Videographer for the White House during the Obama years, to discuss self-care in this new presidency and what we as individual and a country are learning about life.

Career Insight - Hope Hall - Principal Presidential Videographer

CreativesGO

Hope tells us about her career, how she landed the job in the White House, her work with the President and what she plans to do next.

The President’s Filmmakers Pick Their Favorite White House Videos

The Obama White House

After much consideration and time spent pouring over the thousands of videos that produced over the past eight years, these are the top picks for videos, as chosen by our resident White House filmmakers.

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Beauty and Hope with Hope Hall

She Geeks Out Podcast

Hope Hall was President Obama’s second-ever & first female Principal Presidential Videographer in the Office of Digital Strategy (as she calls it, "the best job ever"). We talked about her journey toward having this incredible opportunity and what she's doing now. We were inspired by her vision of the world and we hope you will be too!

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Hope Hall: Filming Barack Obama

Radio New Zealand interview, by Wallace Chapman

Sunday morning has a new bar, set by New Zealand...getting interviewed, broadcast live across the country, in RNZ's coolio studios, flat white in hand. Yes!

“The Best Decision I Could Have Made”: Stories from 2008 Campaign Veterans

The Obama White House

Read the stories of some of the staffers who answered that call nine years ago — and still serve beside President Obama in the White House today. 

Lessons from Hope Hall

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A 35-minute pep talk given to Government Services about what I've learned on the job (June 4, 2016)

A Conversation with Obama Videographer Hope Hall and Tarikh Korula

The Interdependence Project: Change Your Mind to Change the World

In this podcast, IDP Board Chair Tarikh Korula, talks with Hope Hall, a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and teacher. She shares her poem, Mindset, which she discusses and, for the first time, reads aloud for us 

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Through the Lens of Hope: Obama’s Videographer Debriefs

UC Berkeley Alumni Magazine

For the last six years, she’s been Barack Obama’s presidential videographer (think of her as the national fly on the wall). She doesn’t shoot videos for the official record; that’s the job of the White House Communications Agency, which documents every public event in which the President participates. Her assignment is to film the President in his more informal moments...

A Lens on the Government

American Legion

Hope Hall is the official videographer for the White House. But before she spent her workdays documenting the daily comings and goings of the president of the United States, she was a successful competitor in The American Legion’s Oratorical Contest.