Spencer is a documentary filmmaker/photographer based in San Francisco, CA. With a love for storytelling and a vast curiosity in film, he has experience in multiple roles of production in both narrative and documentary projects.


7/16 – Current

Production Assistant (recurring assistant)

Corporate — SandenWolff Details
7/16 – Current

Production Assistant fulfilling various grip and production roles on small-scale, creative-themed interview/documentary projects.

6/16 – Current

Co-producer/Cinematographer Flood

Film (Theatrical) — Independent Film Details
6/16 – Current

Co-producer/cinematographer on a hybrid documentary/narrative film exploring a woman's relationship with her father through their opposing viewpoints on religion.

3/17 – 4/17

Assistant Location Manager Shotgun

Film (Theatrical) — Yale Productions Details
3/17 – 4/17

Scouting locations, assisting with movement logistics, providing permits, providing a direct line of communication between the crew, property owners, and the Locations Manager.

1/17 – 1/17

Cinematographer Nobody Loves Me

Film (Short)
1/17 – 1/17
11/16 – 11/16

Assistant Camera (Sony FS7) New York Marathon

Corporate — Starr Media Details
11/16 – 11/16

Through the intensity of the New York Marathon, I was paired with a camerperson as we covered the atmosphere of the event, traversing by foot through the runners from Greenpoint to the finish line in Manhattan.

12/15 – 11/16

Cinematographer Primaries

Film (Theatrical) — First Look Media Details
12/15 – 11/16

For eight months, I worked as a cinematographer on a small production crew following the 2016 presidential primary elections. Working in small groups and often flying solo, I attended endless political events while traveling throughout the country, following each candidate's campaign. Funded by First Look Media, the footage was used for the IDA Documentary Awards nominated series 'Nomination' by Vanity Fair/First Look Media, as well as Fusion's 'Primaries'. Ultimately the footage will be released as a feature-length documentary, also entitled 'Primaries', directed by AJ Schnack.

9/16 – 9/16

Production Assistant – Islamophobia PSA (Muslims Have Rights)

Commercial/Ad Details
9/16 – 9/16

Production assistant for two PSAs on the topic of Islamophobia, with duties ranging from assisting with grip work, locking up foot/street traffic, running errands, standing in as talent, transporting gear, etc.

7/16 – 7/16

Cinematographer (2nd Camera) (unannounced)

Corporate — SandenWolff Details
7/16 – 7/16

2nd camera operator for a small-scale documentary related to a NY-based art installation.


  • Fusion | PRIMARIES trailer

  • Fusion | PRIMARIES Episode 1 "A Nuclear Detonator"


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Class of '12

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)/Photography
Class of '09

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies


My Gear

  • Canon 5DIII
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II
  • MacBook Pro
  • Redrock Micro Hybrid Rig
  • Sennhesier ME66/K6
  • Zoom H4N Recorder


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Art
  • Camera Operator
  • Cinematography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Darkroom
  • Digital Photography
  • Event Photography
  • Field Producing
  • Film Editing
  • Film Production
  • Final Cut
  • Fine Art
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Image Editing
  • Image Manipulation
  • InDesign
  • Library
  • Lightroom
  • Mac
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Portrait Photography
  • Portraits
  • Still Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Wedding Photography