Ali Withers

#NONFICTION #VIDEOSERIES #DOCS

Director &
Cameraperson

 
 
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#VIDEOJOURNALISM

NBC Left Field

I am currently a video journalist at NBC Left Field, an experimental unit that makes short documentaries and explainers, housed within NBC News.


IN OUR MINDS: OUTRAGE

How do you go viral? Simple, add a little outrage. Role: Host, Editor. 


NBC LEFT FIELD: PROXY MARRAIGES

A unique Montana law allows military couples to be married by proxy, with two strangers as stand-ins. Role: Video Journalist, Host, Editor.


IN THE FEED: REBECCA BLACK

Rebecca Black was one of the first people to experience viral online bullying. Role: Video Journalist, Editor.


NBC LEFT FIELD: REINDEER AT RISK

There are 11 caribou remaining in the Lower 48 United States. Role: Video Journalist, Editor. 

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#VIDEOJOURNALISM

Bloomberg
Businessweek
 

 
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#billionairebeat

Video Series:
"How Did I Get Here?"

A twist on the corporate profile. Super-saturated graphics, off-beat interviews and zippy music. Responsible for series direction, shooting, editing and scripting. Graphics by Shixie. A video series based on the backpage of each Bloomberg Businessweek issue. 


 

EPISODE 1

Gert Boyle is the 92 year-old Chairman of Columbia Sportswear, but she's better known as Tough Mother.


EPISODE 2

Lorenzo Fertitta bought a failing UFC for $2 million and took it from "human cockfighting" into a multi-billion dollar sports empire.


EPISODE 3

Peggy Cherng is the engineering force behind Panda Express, the largest chain of fast casual American Chinese food. 


EPISODE 4

Sue Desmond-Hellmann runs five miles each morning before dawn. After sunrise, she runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

#VIDEOSERIES

Self Defense Starter Kit

PRESS: TEEN VOGUE // MASHABLE // i-D (VICE) // FUSION // ALLURE // COLORLINES // MUSLIM GIRL // DAZED DIGITAL

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Use your power! De-escalate a situation! Block grabs! Hot tips from experts! A 100% not-for-profit/volunteer video series. Project concept, direction, shooting and editing by Ali Withers and Robie Flores. Graphic art direction and animations by Tracy Ma. Signature moves by self defense instructors from Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment