Ami Capen is a video producer and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent work includes producing/directing "The Adobe Illustrator Story" and editing for the PBS Series "Food Forward." She is passionate about food, cooking, technology, travel and exploring cultures and social issues through film making and social media.
Capen has produced social media content, short films, and worked on multiple documentaries. Among these are National Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth series (2005), Nat Geo Explorer's How to Build an Ancient Man (2011), and Shiram Mama (Land of the Yucca), about the Shuar tribe in the Ecuadorean Amazon.
She has created content and edited for small businesses and high-tech clients - including Adobe, Google, YouTube, Filemaker, Facebook, West Coast Green and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
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. She received a B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1998 in the Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major (ISF), with an emphasis in film and anthropology.