Nathaniel Kramer is an editor, cameraman, writer and educator who has worked on documentary films, internationally cablecast television, privately marketed, and internet-distributed projects.
Nat has been editing video and film for 18 years, and completed his first digital project in 1998. He can find an effective editing workflow on Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, or even a flatbed Steenbeck. Most comfortable in the digital environment, he loves editing as a vehicle to compress experience, and to convey emotion and salient information in today’s mediated environment. A strategic, thoughtful cameraman, he leverages his knowledge of the post-production process to shoot for the edit, and create visual sequences that are built from compelling individual shots. Nat’s shot in locations ranging from professional broadcast studios to the remote and hostile winter alpine environment. Nat is also constantly writing, journaling and refining his texts. He enjoys lending his talents for the written word to the projects he is involved with when the opportunity arises.
Recently he has acted as editor and music director for the documentary film Heart of Gold Hill, produced by Lickskillet Films, shot two sold-out shows at Red Rocks featuring The Lumineers, taught an intensive video course to high-achieving middle school students from across the Front Range at the Dawson Summer Initiative, weathered the flood with his editing suite intact, and has begun shooting material surrounding the post-flood recovery of Jamestown and the new Longmont hacker/maker space, Tinkermill. He also just completed editing a video in conjunction with the album release for the superb ‘Odobenidae’ by Princess Music. Projects involving architectural restoration at the Colorado State Capitol Building and the venerable band Paper Bird are also in post-production.
Nat is an avid reader, music and film aficionado, and enjoys good conversations over hot beverages, cycling, cooking, and games of strategy and imagination. Working for several years as the host of award-winning KVCU Radio 1190’s weekday morning show The Rude Awakening, he still hosts the Afternoon Sound Alternative on independent, non-commercial, community radio station KGNU, broadcasting to Boulder and to Denver the old-fashioned way, and worldwide via the global intertubes via AfterFM. Some more recent radio show archives are here. He maintains a deep love and strong connections with local music, and is an active member of Boulder Digital Arts.
Nat completed his studies at CU-Boulder in 2010 with a BS in Broadcast Production, and a minor in Technology, Arts, and Media. He lives and works in lovely, sunny Boulder, Colorado, where you might spot him perusing piles of used media, chatting with friends, or engaged in mortal combat over a game of go.