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Growing up as a queer kid in the rural south, I turned to fine art and photography to escape and dream of something bigger. I later attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where I discovered filmmaking and fell in love with being behind the camera. I now live and work in New York City; specializing in narrative and documentary work. 


I appreciate all aspects of cinematography -- technical, artistic, and managerial. It's my goal to make my sets a safe and healthy working environment for my crew, and I enjoy learning how to be a better leader. 


You may have seen my short documentary and Vimeo Staff Pick, "CINEMATOGRAPHER," which shares the stories of 6 cinematographers: Autumn Eakin, Reed Morano, Kate Arizmendi, Allison Anderson, Maria Rusche, and Emoni Aikens. My work has played in festivals around the country including Outfest LA, Cannes Lions, Sarasota Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Athena Film Festival, Bushwick Film Festival, and more.

Owns an Arri Alexa kit


Claire Best & Associates
736 Seward Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tel: 323 601 5001