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Bob Sacha (He/Him) is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. He shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming,  a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk  as the the director of photography for the New York TImes series, Living City, about  New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed, filmed and produced with editor Kate Emerson, had its world premiere at DOCNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival. HIs new passion and focus is learning TikTok.

Bob has also directed, produced, filmed and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm, where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award.

Bob who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University,  leapfrogged into multimedia and film more than two decades ago after winning a Knight Fellowship to Ohio University, where he studied web storytelling and documentary film and earned a master’s in visual communication. 

Bob spent more than a a dozen years as an Associate Professor for Video Storytelling at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, the first public school of journalism founded since the introduction of the web where he taught a variety of class including MultiMedia Storytelling, Advanced Video Newsroom, Video Storytelling for the Web, Cinematography and also the first VR/360 video class at any journalism school in the the NYC area. He has mentored students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on their interactive, hybrid and documentary film master’s projects. He’s lectured and taught workshops and classes at SVA, the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism  CAMERA, the Italian Center for Photography and around the world for National Geographic Expeditions. 

In his past lives, Bob was a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine and a freelancer for more magazines than remain on newsstands. He lives in Manhattan with his wife the chef, food blogger and twitter addict Regina Schrambling and their Siamese cat Feliz. A few of his many, many clips, and prints for sale, can be seen at bobsacha.com

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You can email me at studio (at) bobsacha.com in NYC. 

If you’d like to chat, text me first at my mobile 917.969.0201.

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..