Ami Capen is a producer, editor and content creator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1998 in the Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major (ISF), with an emphasis in film and anthropology.
Capen has worked with small businesses, nonprofits and high-tech clients, including Apple, Adobe, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Louis Vuitton, West Coast Green, Institute for New Economic Thinking and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. She is passionate about food, cooking, travel and exploring cultures and social issues through film making and social media.
Additionally, Capen has produced web series, social media content, short films, and holds multiple credits on documentary films such as National Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth series (2005), Nat Geo Explorer's How to Build an Ancient Man (2011), In the Light of Reverence (2000), and Shiram Mama (Land of the Yucca), about the Shuar tribe in the Ecuadorean Amazon. She produced and edited the short films Chile Verde (2004) and Finding La Llorona (2005). Currently, she is producing and directing a short documentary for Adobe about the history of Illustrator, and the designers who shaped it over the last quarter century.
Capen has taught digital editing and documentary filmmaking classes for Film Arts Foundation, the Academy of Art University, and the Bay Area International Latino Film Festival’s Youth in Video program.