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Vatsala Goel is a LA-based cinematographer and camera op with 10 years experience DP'ing a variety of genres, including narrative fiction, documentary and television. Alum Tribeca FF, AFI Docs.
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DP & Cam Op
// Chromosome 19 (Tribeca '19)
// A Tale of Two Kitchens (Tribeca '19, Netflix, AFI Docs '19)
// Aggy
// Virag (35mm color) - (IFFI '13)
// The Train Leaves at Four - (MAMI '15, MIFF '15, NFDC '15)

// ASC Masterclass Vision Scholarship runner-up, 2019
// Outstanding Cinematography Award for *Guillaume; or The Chauffeur*, Scary Cow Film Festival 2016, San Francisco
// Best Documentary Feature film award for *From Baghdad to the Bay*, Cinequest Film Festival 2018

Personal Details

Los Angeles - Live, work local
San Francisco Bay Area - Live, work local
Mumbai & Kolkata - can work

United States, India
English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi
4157746327

Work Details

 
Non-member

Glass Elevator, Cinefemme, Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM), Indian Women Cinematographers' Collective (IWCC)

Cinematographer, Camera Operator, First Assistant Camera, Second Assistant Camera, Steadi Cam, DIT, Gaffer, Still Photography

Vatsala Goel is an LA-based cinematographer and camera operator with 10 years experience DP'ing a variety of genres, including narrative fiction, documentary and television.

She loves collaborating with the director and production design team early on to craft highly stylized images. As a creative she is deeply influenced by music, light, and slice of life stories.

Notable screenings and premiers include Tribeca, Netflix and AFI Docs, Cinequest, Mill Valley, IFFLA (LA), MAMI (Mumbai), IFFI (Goa), Clermont- Ferrand (France) and Bollywood and Beyond (Germany).

She has an MFA in cinematography from India's national film school FTII, where she trained primarily on 35 and 16 mm film. She has a solid knowledge of carrying the image from preproduction to the screen in modern digital workflows & shoots comfortably on any cinema camera.