Karen L Rodriguez

Karen L Rodriguez


Karen Rodriguez, a seasoned documentary cinematographer, works at the intersection of art and science; adept at handling sensitive subjects, she fosters a supportive on-set atmosphere, consistently delivering emotionally compelling narratives.

Full Bio
A 2017 Fulbright Scholar who traveled to Vienna, Austria to make a film that comments on the European refugee crisis, Karen is a master cinematographer who focuses on creating intimate, thought-provoking portraits of subjects that range from poets and poetry to wildlife, politics, and personal diary. She is one of the cinematographers on Deciding Vote from Wheelhouse Creative which premiered at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival and is shortlisted for the 2024 Academy Awards.

Her 2010 film Notes on Liberty, which she produced, was included in the prestigious American Documentary Showcase that year. She was a delegate with the American Documentary Showcase in Poland in 2010. She’s taught filmmaking to undergraduates at several colleges as a visiting or adjunct professor, and she has curated local film festivals, including the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, a groundbreaking showcase of films about land, sustainability, and natural ecosystems.

From 2013-2018, she served as one of the primary filmma

Professional Credits
DECIDING VOTE. Wheelhouse Creative. Cinematographer. (Shortlist for the 2024 Academy Awards in the short documentary category).

ITV/ESPN, 1986 Mets, Interview Director of Photography

Amazon Studios, The Boys, Remote Cinematographer

BBC-TV, Witness History, The Man Who Fed the World - Interview Videography

Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing - Re-enactment Director of Photography

Bird of Prey documentary, Post-production Supervisor and additional audio
Crew Up Survey
Willing To Travel: Yes
Has Own Equipment: Yes
Has Insurance: Yes
Other Languages: Yes