Ali Withers

#NONFICTION #VIDEOSERIES #DOCS

Director &
Cameraperson

 
 
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#VIDEOJOURNALISM

NBC Left Field

I'm a video journalist at NBC Left Field, an experimental unit that makes short documentaries and explainers, within NBC News Digital.


NBC Left Field: STAKING A CLAIM

President Trump shrunk the Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and opened the area to new mining claims. So I went to stake one.


NBC LEFT FIELD: TAXI TO CANADA

Since Trump was elected, taxi drivers in Plattsburgh, NY have shuttled 20,000+ people out of America in decaying minivans.


NBC Left FIELD: SCOTLAND'S CASTLES

Climate change is affecting the decay rate of Scotland's historic castles. 


NBC LEFT FIELD: AMERICAN EXTINCTION 

There are 11 caribou remaining in the Lower 48 United States. 

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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