“In ‘Alive’, a laundromat worker wishes there was more to her life, so she imagines herself dancing without inhibition throughout her day.”
About Carissa Dorson
Carissa Dorson is a cinematographer originally from Silver Spring, Maryland. She learned her craft at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts, and now resides in Los Angeles. She began her career shooting videos for CollegeHumor and Funny or Die, and has since expanded to features, short films, commercials, and music videos. She most enjoys using the camera to tell real, character-driven and relatable stories. She is also a fine art photographer, with an interest in portraiture. Her ongoing photo series, Funny People. Serious Photos, was featured in L.A. Weekly. As a cinematographer, her work has appeared at festivals such as Tribeca and Cinequest, and on networks such as Adult Swim and Showtime.