I edit in Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve, and have experience
with cinematography, color grading, and 360 video.
Understood: Thriving with Dyslexia
Understood.org Personal Stories
Skillshare Originals x Brandon Woelfel
Understood.org x Steve McQueen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt x Shark Tank
BTS: Alicia Keys, "Let Me In" Short Film
Past clients include:
I am available to work as a video editor and producer, open to
both freelance and in-house assignments. I am comfortable
working in both narrative and documentary editing, and have
experience with cinematography, color grading, virtual
reality/360 video, and remote production workflows.
Oculus x Spectrum Laboratory (2017)
As one of ten fellows in Oculus’ inaugural “VR for Good”
Creators Lab, I worked with a non-profit in LA to create a 360
music video in collaboration with young artists on the autism
spectrum. The five-minute experience was first presented at
Sundance 2017, and became an official selection at SXSW 2017.
Dead Tongues (2016)
Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's short story, "Facts Concerning the
Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" - Dead Tongues is an
84-minute feature film I co-directed and shot my senior year in
college, which went on to win Best Feature at the H.P.Lovecraft
Film Festival in Portland.
The short film here is part of a multimedia documentary I
directed and co-produced with Sanya Mansoor in Kashmir, India,
with the support of Northwestern University Medill School of
The long political conflict in Kashmir has taken tens of
thousands of lives. Trust between Kashmiris and the Indian state
that controls them continues to decline, especially among youth
who’ve seen violence their entire lives. Among the pain, a group
of young men seek fellowship through an uncommon sport -
Featured in The Atlantic.
Woman with a Movie Camera (2014)
Woman with a Movie Camera’ is a short documentary portrait that
examines the work and challenges of a young female filmmaker
about to graduate from film school. Lauren, deeply committed and
passionate about cinematography, is about to enter a field which
has historically been overwhelmingly dominated by men. Through
her work, she takes the first steps in gaining control of the
woman’s image on the silver screen, an image so often
manipulated by and for the male gaze.
Produced at Northwestern University in 2014, selected at Cannes
Short Film Corner 2015.
My professional editing experience aside, I am a full-stack
filmmaker comfortable with a wide range of tools and media
(celluloid to volumetric capture & VR).
I work at the intersection of technology and storytelling to
create experiences that reflect and refract human complexity.
I am interested in how stories help us connect genuinely,
activate our potential, ignite and sustain change in the world.
My personal work has been presented at film festivals including
the Cannes Short Film Corner, Sundance, and SXSW.
Born and raised in Romania, I am a graduate of Northwestern
University, UWC Adriatic, and Semester at Sea.
I am fluent in Romanian and Italian, and currently learning
Spanish, web design, and am building worlds in Unity 3D.