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Ellen Reynolds




I am a longtime resident of Philadelphia, a documentary cinematographer and editor; inspiring educator of students at all ages and experience levels; and a film studies scholar with a focus on children’s media and education. My commitment as a filmmaker is to illuminate positive work and ideas in the areas of education; children’s experience and points of view; and spiritual, physical, and social wellness. As a teacher I strive to support each student’s goals by “meeting them where they are”, incorporating current theories of media studies and pedagogy, and building from there towards their self defined goals, based on 25 years of educational engagement with students at all levels of experience.
I have worked or am working with the following institutions and organizations: The University of Pennsylvania School of Design (Instructor and Post Production Supervisor); The University of the Arts (Instructor of Video Production); Scribe Video Center (Instructor and Project Facilitator); PhillyCam (Instructor); Media Mobilizing Project (Project co-producer). Some of my work (as well as the work of some students) can be viewed on Vimeo at videos.