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Summer workshops

I’m thrilled to be teaching across the country this summer, in Maine, two in SantaFe and also including a multimedia workshop in New York City for the very first time!

See them all with details here on my … Read More

05 May '15

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Bob Sacha = Director + Cinematographer

I wanted to create a visual portfolio that concentrated on storytelling and not just a flashy bunch of cool images cut to generic beat driven sound track. I wanted to show moments I captured from real life; not staged … Read More

Look at Me!

I love web video where we can ask about “the rules” and change them so they make sense. It’s one of the reasons I shoot my interviews with the subject looking directly into the lens so they can better connect … Read More

10 Nov '13

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Audubon Science & the Christmas Bird Count

One of my true loves is to be outside anywhere in the world listening to the sounds of birds. We call it “bird happy hour” when they gather in trees near my house before sunset and chirp incessantly.

So it … Read More

GuardianUS Interactive on the NSA

The Guardian US Interactive team is famous for their clever expositions of complex problems. So I was thrilled when Gabriel Dance, the Guardian Interactive editor called and asked if I could meet him about a project. “Could we chat on the … Read More

Lessons Learned

Summertime is workshop time and one of my favorite workshops is at the Maine Media Workshops where I teach a Multimedia Master Class.(I also teach a beginning class in multimedia/video at the SantaFe Photo Workshops

This summer I had the … Read More

BrandLogic | Generation Ready rebrand

I”ve always been blessed with work where I meet interesting, passionate and driven people. So when Brandlogic called to ask if I could shoot some videos for the rebranding of Generation Ready, a company that helps underperforming schools by coaching … Read More

Top 5 Tips for Great Web Video

I love to teach because I love to learn.

What I learned from my students this semester is that you should always make the extra effort to make your work better.

Case in point: two students received A+ on their … Read More

How to Answer an Unanswered Question.

The idea started with a question. “How do we tell the story of poverty in Memphis?, asked “Chris Peck, the editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal .

Alan Spearman, a staff photographer and film maker, had just met an intern … Read More

Stop Torture in Healthcare: Open Society Foundation

It’s time to stand up and speak out against the terrible things that are perpetrated on people in the name of health care. Here are three films I directed and shot along with Scott Anger as part of a campaign … Read More