Arun Chaudhary

Arun Chaudhary is a filmmaker working in politics. He was the first
Official White House Videographer, a position created for him at the
beginning of the Obama administration. Chaudhary traveled extensively
with the President, capturing public events and behind-the-scenes
moments as well as producing and packaging presidential tapings for
the Internet and broadcast television. He is the creator and architect
of “West Wing Week”, the first-ever online video diary of the White
House. During his tenure, he wrote, produced, shot and edited over 63
episodes of West Wing Week, documenting the President through his
rigorous weekly agenda. He also directed many tapings of the Weekly
Address.

Chaudhary was a key member of Barack Obama’s New Media team during the
2008 campaign. As the New Media Road Director, Chaudhary oversaw the
team responsible for capturing the day-to-day life of the future
president in video and stills. He and his team set a new standard in
documenting history, delivering crucial images to the public from the
road in real time.

Before joining the Obama team, Chaudhary worked in film in New York
and was part of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He got his
MFA in Filmmaking from NYU and his BA in Film Theory from Cornell
University.

He has been profiled by the New York Times, the BBC, National Journal,
Politico, Fortune, and many political websites, and led a Frog design
mind seminar at NYU with Fast Company’s Ellen McGirt. He lives in
Washington, D.C., with his wife, son and daughter.


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