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Austin M.

Oakland, CA, USA

18 reviews

$800 - $5000 / Day

About

Austin Meyer is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Oakland, CA. He is a National Geographic Explorer and his work has been featured by HBO, Hulu, Apple TV, National Geographic, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, PBS NewsHour, and Al Jazeera among others. Meyer graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. degree in creative writing and an M.A. degree in journalism. After graduation, he was selected as the winner of the New York Times’ International Reporting Trip with Nicholas Kristof competition, for which he reported for the New York Times in Baltimore, India, and Nepal. Meyer has worked as a videographer at the Los Angeles Times and was awarded an IDEO storytelling fellowship, during which he reported for Slate on the social and environmental impacts of hydropower dams along the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. In 2018 Meyer was awarded a National Geographic Explorer grant to create a documentary film on maternal healthcare in Zambia. His documentaries have screened at the American Documentary, Mill Valley, & Milwaukee Film Festivals, as well as in the National Geographic Short Film Showcase and Atlantic Selects series. Meyer’s purpose as a documentarian is to tell stories that change the way people walk through the world by inspiring empathy, curiosity, and wonder. He is passionate about telling vulnerable and intimate stories that are emotionally moving, break down stereotypes, and compel people to take action in order to make our world a better place. www.austinmeyerfilms.com @austinmeyerfilms on social media

Top Services

Documentary DP
4 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
4 reviews
Creative Director
4 reviews

Clients

Top Reviews

  • January • 2022

    Austin was an excellent resource for this project from the outset. His creative approach brought levity to the series and he and his team handled the production and post-production with real professionalism and efficiency. Highly recommend.

    Hubie at Glimmer Studios
  • November • 2021

    Austin produced an exceptionally moving story and handled the subject with sensitivity and empathy. It comes through in his film. We would definitely work with him again.

    Matthew at LXTV
  • December • 2019

    Austin has both a sharp eye and a good sense of storytelling. His kit is efficient and portable.

    Daniel at Business Insider

Top Projects

Equipment

Camera

  • 4K Camera
  • Action Camera
  • Drone Camera
  • DSLR Camera

Audio

  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone

Miscellaneous

  • External Recorder
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • Reporter / Journalist
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Event Photographer
  • Product Photographer

Post Production

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

Miscellaneous

  • Production Company
  • Fixer
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Executive Producer
  • Senior Editor
  • Creative Director