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ABOUT US

NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative docs and features, all designed for social media and set-top boxes.

Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines.

Half the unit hails from outside the US, so we’ll be pushing boundaries at home and abroad while acting as an experimental NBC hub for style, treatment and audience engagement.

The Team

Matt Danzico

Matt Danzico

Founder, Visual journalist
From: Coal mine country, Pennsylvania, USA Expertise: Filmmaking, tinkering, wave-catching Memorable assignment: Journeying to find Nagaland headhunters
David Botti

David Botti

Editor, Visual journalist
From: Massachusetts, USA Expertise: Still. figuring. out. Memorable assignment: Basically, the world right now
Katie Engelhart

Katie Engelhart

Reporter, Producer
From: Canada, Austria Expertise: Writing, investigating, interrogating Memorable assignment: Evading KGB agents in Belarus
Owain Rich

Owain Rich

Special projects
From: London, UK Expertise: Cinematography, VR, drones Memorable assignment: Covering a gold rush in Indonesia
Ed Ou

Ed Ou

Visual journalist
From: Canada, Taiwan Expertise: Storytelling, Packing light, Sleeping anywhere Memorable assignment: High jumping over Yemeni camels
Sky Dylan-Robbins

Sky Dylan-Robbins

Visual journalist
From: New York City, USA Expertise: Questioning, producing, running Memorable assignment: Capturing America's viral dance moves
Deborah Basckin

Deborah Basckin

Producer
From: Hong Kong, Cape Town, London Expertise: Culture, thinking, snacks Memorable assignment: Finding Shakespeare in Chinese slums
Haimy Assefa

Haimy Assefa

Visual journalist
From: Awassa, Ethiopia Expertise: Storytelling, iPhotography, brunching Memorable assignment: Filming Bolivian climbers at 13,000ft
Freddie Campion

Freddie Campion

Social engagement producer
From: London, UK Expertise: Social video, web trends, custom Slack emojis Memorable assignment: Covering 2016’s ‘creepy clown’ epidemic
Lulu Jiang

Lulu Jiang

Motion graphics designer
From: Beijing, China Expertise: Animation, design, experimentation Memorable assignment: Making my first art film
Andrew Pinzler

Andrew Pinzler

Part-time team hacker
From: Brooklyn, New York, USA Expertise: IoT, bots, not sleeping Memorable assignment: Big. Blue. Button.