Sarah Koenigsberg, director of Tensegrity Productions in Walla Walla, WA, is a filmmaker, photographer, and educator whose work focuses on stories of art, environment, and community in the American West. Her films and teaching cross disciplines, illuminating the power of storytelling as a medium through which to explore complex science and policy issues.
Her commercial clients include Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, American Rivers, Knowm Inc, the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, Grand Canyon Trust, the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation, and Schoen Guitars. As a cinematographer she has shot for Discovery Chanel Canada, Scholastic children’s book publishing, and The US Department of Energy.
As an educator, she frequently works with Whitman College teaching video and audio production, and interdisciplinary storytelling. From 2008 to 2016 she taught the media and storytelling component of Whitman’s environmental studies field program Semester in the West, developing the curriculum for their semester-long comprehensive project, an audio podcast.
The Tensegrity Productions studio doubles as a community events venue, hosting everything from the Sweet Onion Cinematheque film club to live music performances to yoga retreats. Sarah loves strong coffee, dark chocolate, organizing cupboards, and finding an excuse to climb up high things to “get the shot.” She hates sticky jar lids, tangled power cords, and lima beans. Learn more about her work and production company at http://www.tensegrityproductions.com