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Deborah S.

San Francisco, CA, USA

24 reviews

$1200 - $2000 / Day


I am an Emmy winning video journalist and editor. I love to see what's on the other side of the wall. To hear words that shatter all preconceptions. To find connection where all hope seems lost. I am gritty and I do whatever it takes to "get the shot." I am humbled to be allowed into people's journeys of pain and courage, their intimate spaces, and their attempts to survive or build a better existence. This profession gives me a chance to share these experiences with the world, in an effort for us all to understand one another just a little bit more. I specialize in telling stories of social justice issues, people marginalized or misunderstood and the unknown. I have a talent for finding unusual angles and perspectives often overlooked. I am also very adventurous and I love stories that are difficult to get, climbing 100 feet into a tree or trekking through the wilderness. I thrive off getting dirty and risk-taking. I've created news pieces, profile pieces, long-form, human-centered, inspirational stories as well as promotional films and marketing videos.

Top Services

News Shooter / Video Journalist
12 reviews
Documentary DP
11 reviews
Video Editor - News
2 reviews


Top Reviews

  • April • 2022

    Deb approached my story and subjects with incredible sensitivity and respect. She was detail oriented with our shot list and communicative about her approach. Highly recommend for any shoots in the Bay Area, Deb is great to work with from start to finish!

    Allison at CNBC Digital Video
  • July • 2018

    Deb is one of the best video journalists I have ever worked with. It is an honor to work with her each time. Her storytelling style is very intimate, raw, and empathy-driven. Looking forward to working with her again very soon.

    Nesrine at The Lens
  • November • 2021

    Deborah is fantastic! She was extremely quick to respond to requests and questions on my project, and did a couple more revisions than we initially planned. I would gladly work with her again!

    Michael at DuMOL Winery

Top Projects



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post Production

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


  • Production Company