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work experience | education | awards & honors | cinematography credits: feature docs 
cinematography credits: broadcast & digital |projection designteaching experience


Warren for President 2020

Senior Advisor for Video & Senior Road Videographer (2019 - 2020)

Cinematographer, Producer & Content Strategist covering the candidate, surrogates, advocates, activists, organizers and volunteers for issue-based content used in ads, stories, and explainers for digital release across all available platforms, including paid media.

White House Office of Digital Strategy

Principal Presidential Videographer & Archive Lead (2011 - 2017)

Cinematographer, Producer, Editor & Content Strategist covering the President and contributing behind-the-scenes video content across all social platforms, connecting people with purpose and meeting them where they are (i.e. online); making history with many firsts, with over 500 videos.


Obama for America

Videographer, New Media Road Team (2008 - 2009)

Cinematographer, Producer, Editor, Content Strategist, Photographer, Livestreamer, Blogger covering the candidate and then President-Elect, contributing constituency, rally & fact-finding content across all social platforms, telling the story of the road & transition with over 50 videos.


Takeawayshows/La Blogotheque

Co-Director, Co-Producer, Cinematographer (2007 - 2011)

NYC contributor, “Un Concert a Emporter” series, field recording music videos shot in one take.



Cinematography Credits: Feature Docs

“Racing Dreams,” Reason Pictures (Marshall Curry)

“By the People,” Class 5 Films (Amy Rice, Alicia Sams)

"The Fight," (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres)

“Perishable (current title),” Exhibit A Films (Purcell Carson)

“The September Issue,” Actual Reality Production (R.J. Cutler) 

“Phyllis and Harold,” Kleine/Oppenheim Production (Cindy Kleine)

“Semper Fi," Tied to the Tracks Films (Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon)

“Brother Outsider” Singer Productions (Bennet Singer, Nancy Kates)

“Beyond Conviction,” Tied to the Tracks Films/MSNBC (Rachel Libert)




Cinematography Credits: Broadcast & Series


A&E: “Married in America” series (Michael Apted)

Bravo: “Tabloid Wars” series (Actuality Productions)

POV: “And She Could Be Next” series (Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia)

American Resilience Project: “Current Revolution” series (Roger Sorkin)

Sundance Film Fest & Channel: Official Videographer, “One Punk Under God” series

MTV: “Unplugged”& “Discover & Download” series, “True Life” series & “First Year II” doc

VH1: “Live@VH1” & “Soul Stage” series, “Little Beauties” doc, “Jump Start Live" daily show

Blue State Digital: “Obama 2012 Reelect,” “The Game is in Us,” “Select 55,” AmEx ads


Projection Design


“Citta: New York,” film/video projection design

Venice Architecture Biennale (2006)


“The Good Body,” video/still projection design

Eve Ensler’s “The Good Body” national tour (2005)


“The Art of the Motorcycle,” multi-screen video projection design

The Guggenheim Museum, Las Vegas (2001)




Stanford University, M.A. in Documentary Film & Video (2000)

University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in History and French (1991)

University of Paris III, IV, Center for Critical Studies (1989-90)


Awards & Honors


Whitney Independent Study Studio Program: film & video

Honorable Mentions for short filmmaking: Sundance, Humboldt, Black Maria

Best of Fest: Lunafest film festival 5th year anniversary; best student film: Louisville

Juror, short film categories: Medfilm (Italy); Black Maria

Artist Residencies: Guapamacataro (Mexico), Kopkind (U.S.), LKV (Norway), I-Park (U.S.)

Solo Exhibition, ‘I am a Focusing Mechanism,’ Babel gallery, Trondheim (Norway)

Group Exhibition, ‘Storage is Unsolved Problems,' Walter Maciel gallery (U.S.)


Teaching Experience


American, Corcoran, Yale, Columbia, SVA, Fordham, NYU, National Photo School, Norway:

guest lecturer in documentary film, video, cinematography, photography, directing, producing


The New School, 2006 - 2009

part-time faculty in advanced film/video & digital documentary cinematography


The Kitchen/Liberty H.S., 2007, NYC

film/video resident for artists in the schools program for non-native english speakers


Institute for Collaborative Education, Coalition of Essential Schools, 2002, NYC

film & video teacher, in addition to math and science, for alternative, public h.s.


Graduate Program in Documentary Film & Video, 1999 - 2000, Stanford University

course assistant for cohort of 20 students


Cannes Film Festival, American Pavilion, May 1994 - 2004

internship manager and educational programmer for international film program