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Allison O.

Waimea, HI 96743, USA11 reviews

$800 - $3000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    5 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    5 reviews
  • Video Editor - News

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone
  • Full HD video camera

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders
  • Stabilizer

About Allison

Allison Otto is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, producer, visual journalist and licensed drone photographer. Her documentary short, The Love Bugs, was shortlisted for a 2019 International Documentary Association award in the Documentary Short category. She is a 2019 SFFILM + Catapult Film Fund grant recipient, a 2018 Roy W. Dean Grant recipient, and a 2018 and 2011 Telluride Mountainfilm Commitment Grant recipient. Her clients have included National Geographic, BBC America, NBC, the Sierra Club, the American Alpine Club, Outside Television and Lonely Planet. Her exclusive story of the discovery of a new invertebrate species was selected by National Geographic as one of their “Ten Best First-of-their-Kind” stories of 2016. That same year she also released "PROPERTY," an award-winning documentary short about a day in the life at the National Wildlife Property Repository. Her film was reviewed as one of the most “poignant, beautiful and emotionally moving” short films at the 2016 Port Townsend Film Festival. In 2013, Allison released her first film, Keeper of the Mountains, which was awarded a Mountainfilm Commitment Grant, won 15 awards, screened at over 30 film festivals around the world and was named “One of the Best Adventure Films of 2013” by Outside magazine. Allison graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s degree in Sociology. She is FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certified for drone operations. When she’s not filming, the Colorado native can mostly likely be found exploring the mountains with her two dogs.

Top Projects

  • True to Type: Running America's Last Linotype Newspaper

    • Documentary DP

    "The Saguache Crescent" newspaper in Saguache, Colo., has been printing its news the same way since the 1800s. Publisher Dean Coombs' family has had the business for three generations, and has helped print out the weekly broadsheet on a linotype since he was 12 years old.

    Great Big Story

    Produced for Great Big Story on Storyhunter

    January 2016

  • The Ice Men Cometh

    • Documentary DP

    Each year within a one-mile span of Uncompahgre Gorge in southwestern Colorado more than 200 manmade ice climbs and three vertical miles of awe-inspiring walls of ice are “grown” by ice farmers. Alexander Bianchi, an ice farmer at the Ouray Ice Park, helps create and maintain these unique the ice falls.

    Great Big Story

    Produced for Great Big Story on Storyhunter

    January 2016

  • Birds of a Feather: The Afterlives of America's Eagles

    • Documentary DP

    For hundreds of years, Native Americans have used eagle feathers for religious practices and cultural purposes. In recognition of the significance of these feathers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the National Eagle Repository. The Repository stores and distributes bald and golden eagles found dead throughout the U.S.

    Great Big Story

    Produced for Great Big Story on Storyhunter

    March 2016

  • New Species of Worm Discovered in Toxic Sulphur Cave

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Genetic analysis has confirmed that blood-red worms discovered in a sulfur cave in Colorado are a new species that may not be found anywhere else on Earth. These tiny worms could even offer clues to the kinds of life that might be found on other planets.

    National Geographic Partners LLC

    Produced for National Geographic Partners LLC on Storyhunter

    June 2016

  • The Sting Test Conossieur: Chronicling the World's Insect Stings For Science

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Justin Schmidt, a University of Arizona entomologist, has been stung over a thousand times in the name of science and is famous for developing the Schmidt Pain Scale for Stinging Insects, a four-point scale with descriptions of agony that read like hoity-toity tasting notes for Scotch.

    National Geographic Partners LLC

    Produced for National Geographic Partners LLC on Storyhunter

    September 2016

All Services

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Allison's Clients

  • New York Post
  • Great Big Story
  • CNN Courageous Studio
  • National Geographic Partners LLC
  • NBCUniversal
  • Future of StoryTelling

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