Blake is an independent videographer, editor, and director based in Los Angeles, CA.
He got started working as editor and videographer on PBS' documentary series "Roadtrip Nation" for 4 seasons, taking on additional roles of music supervisor and sound editor for the latter two seasons. He also learned how to drive giant green RV's, got to meet hundreds of inspirational leaders, and saw 42 of the United States.
After Roadtrip Nation Blake was hired to edit a Tourism Australia online ad campaign via the agency M&C Saatchi, based in Santa Monica.
After this gig he filled a backpack, took a year off and traveled the world. Near the end of this trip he was hired to direct a short documentary about the work of Mumbai aid-organization ARPHEN. This video can be seen on his Vimeo channel. "Aiding the Forgotten" screened in various film festivals and won "Best Documentary" at Zero Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Upon arriving back in the States, Blake's first project was directing a music video for Orange County indie-rock band The Colourist's new single, "Oh, Goodbye."
He then journeyed on in the documentary world, working on a long string of projects for various environmental organizations, especially Greenpeace. His work for Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and Rainforest Action Network has clocked hundreds of thousands of views and has played a part in successful major campaigns.
With the occasional break from the documentary world, Blake has directed a handful of music videos for other LA indie bands.
In 2011 Blake was brought on as lead videographer on award-winning doc-director Ondi Timoner's new feature documentary (still in production) about social network startups and the "Web 3.0" movement.
Most recently Blake has been hard at work co-editing the upcoming feature-documentary "Occupy the Farm," and also released his short film "Security."
Many of Blake's videos can be seen here on Vimeo or on his website, blakehodges.com.
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