I recently edited a New York Times Opinion video about vaccine hesitancy. Previously, I edited videos about income inequality, a lack of PPE for healthcare workers, a story about grief during Covid-19, and a video about a lack of paid sick leave at McDonald's for its franchise workers, which was nominated for an Emmy. I also edited a story about content moderation, and another about gun violence. I was a video editor with The New York Times video desk from 2015 - 2017 where I focused on editing their cooking guides. The Essentials of French Cooking guide I edited won a James Beard award for Innovative Storytelling. While working as a video journalist in Ferguson, Missouri I made the short film one nation. In Detroit I documented protestors outside the Dearborn Heights police station following the murder of Renisha McBride.
I was the cinematographer on the feature length documentary treasure, directed by dream hampton. The film premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. I co-edited A Girl Named C, a feature documentary directed by Emily Kassie. The film premiered at the 2018 Austin Film Festival. I shot and edited the music video QueenS, NPR named it one of the most stylish music videos of 2012.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, I have a BFA in filmmaking from New York University. After NYU, I co-created, produced, directed, and edited the first three seasons of Brothers Green, a cooking show based in Brooklyn. A huge fan and supporter of The Bronx Documentary Center, I'm inspired by their mission in teaching and encouraging students to learn about image making.
You can email me at: adam [dot] saewitz [at] gmail [dot] com.