about me

 Kathryn Carlson

Photo by: Gabriel Silverman, SideXSide Studios

awards 

Finalist | Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting |  2016  
National Geographic Special Issue on Gender | Contributing Video Elements:
Hear Kids' Honest Opinions About Being A Boy or Girl Around the World  & A Transgender Teen's Emotional Transition to Womanhood | Video Producer, Editor

Video of the Year | Society of Publication Designers | 2016
A Transgender Teen's Emotional Transition to Womanhood | Video Producer

Silver for Video Series | Society of Publication Designers | 2016
The New Europeans Video Interactive | Video Producer, Editor

Best Website | ASME | 2016
Contributing Video Elements: The New Europeans Video Interactive & He Left Gangs, Drugs, and Violence Behind To Mentor Kids in Juárez | Video Producer, Editor

Video of the Year | Society of Publication Designers | 2016
A Transgender Teen's Emotional Transition to Womanhood | Video Producer

Honorable Mention for Documentary Video | WHNPA | 2015
A Child Prodigy, A Painful Disease, A Life-Changing Treatment | Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

First Place for Multimedia | College Photographer of the Year | 2013
The Girl In Heels | Producer, Cinematographer, Editor


Kathryn Carlson

I am an award-winning documentary video producer with five years of digital filmmaking experience, currently working as the Director of Photography for SideXSide Studios, a documentary production company based out of DC. I am a skilled producer, cinematographer and editor, capable of juggling multiple projects at once. I have designed content for diverse platforms, including YouTube, video-based interactives, digital magazines,  Instagram and Facebook.  My assignments have taken me across the globe, profiling stories about the human condition, science and conservation in concise and impactful ways. I am an innovative and enthusiastic producer, looking to create stories with a purpose—that may one day make a difference in the world. 


honors

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting | 2016 Grantee
This Widow's Relatives Stole Everything...Now She's Fighting Back |  Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Free Spirit Media Workshop | 2017 Workshop Leader
With the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

FotoFilm DC Festival | 2016
This Intimate Look At A Woman's Last Days Will Touch Your Soul |  Producer, Editor