I’m an award-winning freelance multimedia producer, documentary cameraman, internationally published photographer, multimedia and film editor and teacher based in New York City. I shoot and produce stories, conduct on-camera video interviews, shoot motion and stills, edit audio, video and stills and use the assets to edit and create the cinematic openings to web sites. I also teach these skills to students around the world.
As an independent storyteller, I have directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Starbucks, Apple, The Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Open Society Foundations, Yahoo! News and AARP among other international clients.
I was awarded first place for multimedia stories in the Online News Association competition (MultiMedia Feature, Large Site) and the New York Photo Awards (MultiMedia/ Photo Video ) first place in the 2009 Editor & Publisher Photos of the Year contest for Video/ Multimedia more than 250,000 and I was nominated for two National Documentary Emmy Awards. One of the projects I worked on also won a 2010 Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award.
For more than 25 years, I’ve been a globe trotting, award-winning photojournalist, working on contract for National Geographic, LIFE and Fortune magazines and freelancing for many, many publications and corporations. I’m totally in love with storytelling and the possibilities of new media and I’m lucky to work with an amazing team of creative people.
I’m an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. where I teach video skills, video storytelling for the web and multimedia. I’m an instructor at the International Center of Photography (ICP)and I was nominated by the students at ICP for an “Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award. I also teach summer workshops in multimedia storytelling at the Maine Media Workshops, The Santa Fe Workshops and the Tuscany Photographic Workshops in Italy. You can find a full workshop schedule on the teach page. I also taught super talented professionals at the MediaStorm Advanced Multimedia Reporting workshop and you can see some of the results of that teaching here and here and here.
Before all that I narrowly escaped the nether world between “professor” and graduate student at Ohio University, where I was the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation Fellow in the School of Visual Communications for 2006-2007.
If you’d like to chat via phone, please call the office first at 1.212.749.4128. I have a mobile 917.969.0201 but it’s not embedded in my hand unless I’m on the road.
The snap was made in St. Marks Square, Venice, Italy where I was teaching a workshop. I found that birds might sit on you but they seldom talk back. (photo by Carlo Roberti)
Oh, and if you want to know more about me than you ever thought was possible, feel free to check out this birthday video some of my wonderful friends created. But it’s not for the faint of heart.