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Vatsala Goel is a LA-based DP and camera op with 10 yrs experience lensing a variety of genres, including narrative fiction, documentary and television. Alum Sundance, Tribeca, AFI Docs, Netflix, PBS.
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DP & Cam Op
// Aggie (Sundance '20, MoMA New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles)
// Blood and Glory (Tribeca '20)
// Chromosome 19 (Tribeca '19)
// A Tale of Two Kitchens (Tribeca '19, Netflix, AFI Docs '19)
// 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 - Live, work local

United States, India
English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi

Work Details


International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC), 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.
Select clients include Netflix, PBS, CBS Primetime, Tribeca Studio.
Notable screenings and premiers include Sundance, 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 prestigious national film school Film and Television Institute of India, where she trained on 35 and 16 mm film as well as digital cinema cameras. She has solid knowledge of carrying the image from preproduction to the screen in modern digital workflows & shoots comfortably on any cinema camera and range of budgets.