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work experience
awards & honors
cinematography credits: feature docs 
cinematography credits: broadcast & digital
projection design
teaching experience


White House Office of the Vice President

Director of Video and Videographer (2021 - 2022)

Building out this new position while directing, producing, filming, editing the work of this historic Vice Presidency in concert with the Digital Strategy and Communications team. 


Presidential Inaugural Committee 2021

Cinematographer & Editor

Documenting and editing digital video content to tell the story of this historic set of events through access to the four principals as they transitioned to the highest offices in the land. 

Biden for President 2020

Director & Cinematographer, Mobilization Ads, Pennsylvania (2020)

During the final push of the campaign, getting out the vote and educating voters on early voting became the priority. We produced all the ads that helped do so in Pennsylvania plus provided content and completed videos for the national campaign, all in :15, :30, :60!

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

“Sister Una Lived a Good Death,” (Par Parekh)

“Racing Dreams,” Reason Pictures (Marshall Curry)

"And She Could Be Next," (Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia)

“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

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