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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
- June 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week, President Obama traveled to Joplin, Missouri to see the devastation first hand. He finished his week-long trip to Europe in Poland and on Memorial Day, he visited Arlington National Cemetery.
- May 27, 2011 at 6:00 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, President Obama travels to Europe and visits Ireland, England, attends the G8 in France and ends the trip in Poland.
- May 20, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week the President visited flood survivors in Memphis,TN before speaking at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation, celebrated the Situation Room's 50th birthday, and gave a speech on the change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa.
- May 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week the President talks clean energy and gas prices in Indiana, focuses on fixing our broken immigration system in Texas, and honors Top Cops here in the Rose Garden.
- May 6, 2011 at 1:00 AM EDT
This week, the President announced the death of Osama bin Laden, visited New York City to honor the victims of 9/11 and their families, made sure the federal government was doing its part in the states devastated by storms and much more.
- April 29, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week, the President celebrated Easter, worked on short term and long term ways to get away from high gas prices, pledged support for Alabama and other states in the South hit by devastating storms and announced new key members of his National Security team.
- April 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week, President Obama held townhalls in Northern Virginia, California, and Nevada, to speak directly to the American people about his vision for reducing our debt and bringing down our deficit based on the values of shared responsibility and shared prosperity.
- April 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week, with the threat of a government shutdown averted, President Obama focused on fiscal responsibility and balancing the need to cut spending and the deficit while continuing to support education, clean energy, and other investments needed to win the future. The Amir of Qatar also visited the White House.
- April 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM EDT
White House Videographer and West Wing Week creator Arun Chaudhary and Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the voice of West Wing Week, will host a live chat on Thursday, April 14th, to celebrate West Wing Week's birthday.
- April 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week, President Obama focused on securing our nation's clean energy future, making stops at facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania; met with Congressional leadership, hoping to avoid a government shutdown in the face of budget disagreements; and kept his eye on foreign policy, discussing world events with foreign heads of state.