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About Shira

With two decades of documentary filmmaking experience, Shira Evergreen brings a cinematic eye and a passion for storytelling to her work with clients. She uses the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone* for aerial shots, and she offers professional video and sound recording on the ground with the Canon C300 Mark II. She can provide raw footage or edited films complete with music, text, and graphics. 
 
Shira studied documentary filmmaking at Cornell University and worked as a curator, educator, writer and video editor in New York City with Big Mouth Productions and the Media That Matters Film Festival prior to bringing her skills upstate.
 
Shira brings a down-to-earth attitude to her work in the skies. Her priorities are safety and excellent communication.
 
Get in touch to get a quote or to set up a meeting to discuss your project.
 
 
*Apologies to those who are triggered by the word “drone.” I stand against the use of drones for violence, while I embrace this technology for use in journalism, environmental activism, and documentary storytelling.
Shira Evergreen piloting her drone in front of a mural

Testimonials

Shira was an absolute delight to work with to create numerous videos featuring small businesses for our virtual conference. They turned out better than we could have hoped and she did an amazing job making our vision a reality.”

 – Kathleen Clark, Senior Director of Community and Economic Development, Alternatives Federal Credit Union

 

Uplifted’s Shira has helped me with puppet music videos, parade videos and video footage of my land and farm. She does am amazing job! Creative ideas for good shots, great editing, fun fonts, and she’s easy and calm to work with. She listens to what I need, and what I’m envisioning and adds her own ideas from her experience. It’s been a pleasure, and I look forward to working together again soon.”

 – Lily Gershon, LilyPad Puppet Theatre

 

I truly value the opportunity I’ve had to collaborate with Uplifted Ithaca on several projects. Shira Golding Evergreen brought the perfect combination of compassion, professionalism, and creativity to help us achieve our video goals, and we are incredibly pleased with the final results.”

 – Sara Worden, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Hospicare & Palliative Care Services

 

We’ve worked with Shira on two very different video projects for our non-profit (Bike Walk Tompkins) and we loved the way they turned out. The first one was for our Winter Solstice Lighted Bike Ride and Shira used her drone to incorporate some amazing shots that added another level of production quality well worth the value. Our second project was a last-minute fundraising call based on self-recorded videos and Shira was very responsive and provided a great product given the constraints that we had. We look forward to working with her again in the future.”

 – Hector Chang, Bike Walk Tompkins

 

Shira did my dance video justice. One of the greats in Ithaca. I also had a blast through the whole process.”

 – G-Quan Booker, Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer

 

Shira put together a series of 10 videos about our Finger Lakes Climate Fund and did an absolutely outstanding job! She worked extremely well with the many subjects in our videos and only needed a couple meetings to get a very good idea of the topics and desired outcome for each video. As a former board member of Sustainable Tompkins, she understands our mission and guided the interviewees in providing very natural explanations of their involvement in our program as donors, awardees, or contractors. We got a very high quality result without having to devote a lot of staff time to editorial control. Her work with her drone really added a lot of dynamic flavor and perspective to the finished products. We highly recommend Shira for your video needs!”

 – Gay Nicholson, Executive Director, Sustainable Tompkins

 

I keep coming back to Shira for my projects! Her skills as a videographer have far exceeded my expectations. Shira has worked on two of my dance and fitness videos and has proven to be very attentive to my requests. My work (literally) has a lot of moving parts which take up a very specific amount of space and Shira was able to work with the parameters beautifully in concise and creative ways. She is supportive, listens and has a great eye for seeing the full picture and capturing the essence of the work. I couldn’t be happier and I’m sure I’ll be working with her again!”

 – Kathy Lucas, Dance and Fitness Instructor

 

Shira is a pleasure to work with and her art captures a unique, captivating point of view. She is creative, thoughtful, patient and always looking for a new angle to convey the perspective. She is flexible, a great communicator and stretches the imagination to create a true treasure. I was so happy to be a part of her work and would absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants to work with someone who goes above and beyond!”

 – Marina Gershon, The Dacha Project

 

Shira did an amazing job for Civic Ensemble putting together our video of ‘Streets Like This’ in a very short amount of time. Shira listened deeply to what I was asking for, but she was also able to tune in to the subject and create something beautiful. In our case she took a live performance and edited it into a beautiful digital representation of our work. I can trust Shira’s judgment in making strong artistic choices. A dream to work with.”

 – Sarah Chalmers Simmons, Civic Ensemble

 

Shira made an exceptional drone video for my listing. She chose the right day and spent a lot of time making sure to display the property’s highlights. She was extremely communicative and timely getting it done as well as getting it edited and back to me for my listing. She is also competitively priced. I plan on using Shira for more of my listings and highly recommend her services.”

 – Havana Jorrin, Warren Real Estate

 

I have never been comfortable on video, but after working with Shira I feel so much better about the medium. She made me look better than I have a right to look, edited the footage into the perfect 5-minute video that made me sound smarter than ever, and the turnaround was lightning fast. In a different project, she managed to capture a large number of participants beautifully, despite challenging lighting conditions. Shira listens deeply, responds quickly, and has superb discernment and excellent taste. In short, Shira is a dream to work with, and we’re already plotting the next project together.”

 – Yael Daphna Saar, Mother Up! and Mother’s Comfort Camp

 

It is refreshing to see, as a person that has many opportunities to present and speak on technical matters, such a quality representation of a speaking event. I was amazed at the many camera angles, and how well the PowerPoint presentation was followed, and I was quite impressed with the close-up shots of members of the audience that were asking questions. To say I’m pleased with the finished product would be an understatement. I am absolutely delighted and would highly recommend Shira Evergreen to anyone needing video production.”

 – Jay Egg, Geothermal Consultant and Engineer

 

We just had the privilege of using Shira’s stunning photography and videography/drone footage to list a house we put on the market. It had 1,300 views in four days and we had several people wanting the house before they physically got to step foot inside. We give so much credit to Shira for her talents and creative take on our home/property. We cannot wait to work with her again!”

 – Renee Smith Mooneyhan, Real Estate Client

 

Clients include Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Kitchen Theatre, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Ithaca Festival, Bike Walk Tompkins, Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance, Ithaca Waldorf School, Durland Alternatives Library, Civic Ensemble, The History Center, Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, Sustainable Tompkins, HeatSmart Tompkins, The Cherry Arts, Village at Ithaca, The People’s Medicine School, Mama’s Comfort Camp (Mother Up!), LilyPad Puppet Theatre, Tracy Mitrano for Congress, Nelkin Designs, Ithaca Talent Education, Travis Knapp, Kathy Lucas, G-Quan Booker, Havana Jorrin Real Estate and more!

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