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.

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Fall 2019 info sessions
October 24, 2018

Fall 2019 info sessions

Interested in human stories?  Connected to social justice issues?  Explore the potential of a career in documentary storytelling at SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Read More
Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC
October 17, 2018

Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC

Fall begins and we’re excited to find some of our alumni and faculty’s new films at Doc NYC this year! Come and join us to watch some amazing films - grab some friends!Read More
Fall Weekend Workshops
October 02, 2018

Fall Weekend Workshops

We've got three weekend workshops coming up in the Fall to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills and perfect your budget. Maybe you're just starting out and need the basics, or you are more experienced and want a refresher - the Read More
8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!
September 12, 2018

8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!

Join us to celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 8th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 8, the class of 2018! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspir Read More