Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Charleston, WV, USA
Elaine McMillion Sheldon is a Peabody award-winning documentary maker, visual journalist and media artist based in Appalachia. Sheldon’s film and interactive work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, from the NYFF to IDFA. Her interactive documentary, "Hollow," received a 2013 Peabody, 2014 Emmy nomination and 3rd Prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards. She’s also the co-producer of "The Lower 9," a feature-length documentary about The Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She is the co-creator of She Does, a bi-weekly audio documentary series that documents creative women’s journeys.
Sheldon was a 2013 Future of Storytelling Fellow, and named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2013 by Filmmaker Magazine and one of "50 People Changing The South" in 2015 by Southern Living Magazine. She works across platforms and mediums—film, photo, audio, interactive media—to create storytelling experiences.
Sheldon is available for producing and editing video and audio content, as well as non-linear productions including cross-platform consulting, interactive storytelling, storytelling workshops and training, content strategy and photography.
2016 - Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award, 2014 - Excellence & Innovation in Visual Storytelling, 2014 - News & Documentary Emmy Nomination, 2014 - 3rd Prize World Press Photo, 2013 - One of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, 2013 - Fellow at Future of Storytelling, 2013 - Peabody Award, 2009 - Top 10 Journalism Student Award & Scholarship
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video editing