Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and a collaborator on visual journalism projects. In 2014 he shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, an Emmy, 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 and shot, produced with Kate Emerson, had its world premiere at DOCNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival. HIs new passion and focus is 360 Video/VR for journalism.
Bob has also directed, produced, shot 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.
Bob is a Tow Professor for Visual Journalism at the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches the popular Video Storytelling for the Web, social video, which helps students tailor their video for social media sites, and the first VR/360 video class at any journalism school in the the NYC area. He also mentors 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 New Media Narratives, the New York Times, CAMERA, the Italian Center for Photography and around the world for National Geographic Expeditions.
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