Announcing the first ever White House Student Film Festival.
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.
Jon Favreau, the President’s Chief Speechwriter, gives a video update on reactions to the President's speech in Suntory Hall, and videographer Arun Chaudhary talks about the fear of being left behind as he travels with the President.