BEHIND THE LENS
Jennifer A. Uihlein has a varied background in corporate communications, photography, journalism, documentary filmmaking, electronic news gathering, sports videography and management.
As an independent documentary filmmaker, she has directed and edited two award-winning documentaries, and is drawn to social issues as well as historic/personal narrative preservation. Jennifer's films have appeared at various screenings in New York, throughout the United States, and in Australia.
Despite her success, there was a time when she didn’t appreciate documentary films. “I envisioned moving to Hollywood and becoming the next breakout director,” Uihlein said. “It wasn’t until one of my professors introduced me to cinéma vérité and the likes of Chris Marker, Frederick Wiseman and the Maysles brothers that I realized the great artistic and storytelling-potential of documentary films.” Her documentary's have earned her several awards, as well as a grant from the National Board of Review.
"As a visual artist, I derive my work from personal history and experience. I am reminded that everywhere we walk, work and live, the land covets a story, and we are, in effect, living in our ancestor’s footprints."
With roots in storytelling and a visual eye, it is no surprise that she branched out from videography to explore photography and photojournalism; her works can be seen in Newsday's print editions and online at Newsday.com, Patch.com, print and digital versions of the Long Island Press and in Antun Publications. Recently, she partnered with Kristina A. Holzweiss, creating reference images for the "I Can Make" books series for Scholastic.
As a producer, editor and videographer, Jennifer created hundreds of full-length feature-games, interviews, and highlight videos for MSG Varsity, MSG Varsity Interactive and MSG Varsity's The Talent Show.
A graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Jennifer continued her studies at CUNY Hunter College, earning her MFA in Integrated Media Arts. She has also earned certificates in Digital Imaging & Design and Management Practices from New York University.