Norihiro Mizukami

Norihiro Mizukami

Nori grew up in Kyoto, Japan. Early in his childhood, Nori enjoyed handcrafting wood and bamboo with his father who was a carpenter. Craftsmanship inspired the fundamental creativity for his filmmaking. After obtaining two degrees in 2007- a BA in English at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan and a BA in Media Studies at Pacific University in Oregon – Nori worked for a number of TV productions in Tokyo before moving to New York. Most of his works in Tokyo were in documentary films. The subjects varied from a homeless couple getting married to a mountaineering guide in Mt. Everest, and much more in between. His assistant directing documentary film, “Fortune in Disguise” – a self documentary by the director fighting breast cancer- was awarded with a Silver World Medal at the 2011 New York Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films. His intertests go beyond documentary filmmaking, as he further explores his skills in visual storytelling and cinematography.

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Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
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Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
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Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

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March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops
February 12, 2019

March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops

We've got two weekend workshops coming up in March to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills. Read More