Arun Chaudhary was the Official White House videographer. He traveled extensively with the President capturing public events and behind-the-scenes moments.
He was a key member of Barack Obama's New Media team during the presidential campaign. As the New Media Road Director, Arun oversaw the team responsible for capturing the day-to-day life of the future president in video and stills. He and his team set a new standard in documenting history, delivering crucial images to the public from the road in real time.
Before joining the Obama team, Arun worked in fiction film in New York as a writer, director, location sound recordist, post-production sound designer, and film critic. For five years, he was part of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He got his MFA in Filmmaking from NYU and his BA in Film Theory from Cornell University.
His work as part of the Obama team has been featured in the New York Times, National Journal, Politico, Fortune Magazine, and as part of the Frog Design Mind Series. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Laura Moser, and their son Leo.
Arun Chaudhary's Posts
- April 23, 2010 at 6:00 AM EDT
This installment takes you step-by-step with the President as he hosts the Great Outdoors Conference, holds a meeting of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, meets with his Special Envoy to the Sudan, discusses Supreme Court nominations with congressional leadership, travels to New York City to talk Wall Street Reform, and celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in the White House Rose Garden.
- April 16, 2010 at 6:00 AM EDT
This installment of West Wing Week takes you step-by-step with the President as he returns from the Czech Republic, hosts the largest international summit ever held in Washington DC, and lays out a new vision for manned space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center. We even caught up with the First Lady as she made her first official solo international trip.
- April 9, 2010 at 7:36 AM EDT
This edition of West Wing Week was uploaded to you from location in Prague, Czech Republic, specifically from the American Ambassadors residence. It contains portions of the President's events over the last week, including: A jobs town hall in Charlotte NC, the White House Easter Egg Roll, the President's first pitch on opening day for the Nationals, Joe Biden on your recovery dollars, the New START treaty and much more.
- April 2, 2010 at 5:46 AM EDT
With everything that President Obama does in a given week, it can be easy to miss important news and interesting events. “West Wing Week” sums up the past seven days at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, or wherever the President may travel.
- November 19, 2009 at 9:37 PM EDT
As Air Force One flies back to Washington, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes provides a wrap-up of the President's trip to Asia.
- November 19, 2009 at 12:10 PM EDT
At the last stop of the President's tour in Asia, Speechwriter Jon Favreau shares a story from the President's rally with the troops at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea.
- November 19, 2009 at 11:44 AM EDT
With a rare opportunity to stay in a location for more than one day, the White House team gets a change to explore Beijing... and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answers the age-old question: "What did you bring me from your trip?"
- November 16, 2009 at 12:42 PM EDT
Director of Press Advance Katie Lillie and Director of Citizen Participation Katie Stanton provide perspective on the logistics behind and the importance of the Shanghai Town Hall meeting.
- November 15, 2009 at 6:00 PM EDT
A lot of things can happen aboard Air Force One as the President and his staff travel across Asia... even a surprise birthday party. Also, Ben Rhodes provides a video preview of the President's visit to China.
- November 14, 2009 at 4:22 PM EDT
On board Air Force One, Senior Advisor David Axelrod provides a preview of the President's trip to Singapore.
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