Kat Patterson

Cinematographer

Kat Patterson, Cinematographer

Classes taught:
Cinematography and Sound II

Kat Patterson has been working in the documentary film and television industry for over 16 years. Patterson was a senior producer at New York Times Television (Maternity Ward/TLC); a producer and cameraperson on several ABC News series (NYPD 24/7, Boston 24/7,Hopkins 24/7); and a producer at Granada USA (The 1st 48)She was a field producer and cameraperson for National Geographic (Worlds Apart, Taboo and Crisis Zone); NBC News (Ship at War); and she was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards for Best Documentary Cinematography on Love Crimes of Kabul (HBO) and 12th and Delaware (HBO)Other cinematography credits include World Frontline (Sex Workers); American Experience (The Amish and The Amish: Shunned); ABC News (Nightline and 20/20); and the feature documentaries Cheshire,Ohio and Because the Bible Tells Me So. She received a New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Camera in 1998 for her work on WNET’s City Life. In 2002, she was honored with an Alfred I. Dupont Award for her work as producer and cameraperson on the series Hopkins 24/7.

Faculty News view all

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More
Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!
January 14, 2020

Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!

The SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 has announced their line up, which includes seven SocDoc titles!

In the US Documentary Competition, three of the sixteen selected features have SocDoc Alumni and Faculty on crew:
Read More
DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
October 21, 2019

DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!

We are thrilled to see so many SocDoc filmmakers a part of this year’s DOC NYC line-up! DOC NYC, America's largeset documentary festival, is entering it's tenth year, November 6-15, 2019. We are proud long-time supporters of the festiva Read More
Fall 2020 Info Sessions
October 15, 2019

Fall 2020 Info Sessions

Ready to incite change and amplify the compelling stories you find in the world? Our graduate documentary film program sharpens your artistic voice. Read More