Producer & Director
“Doug Crawford is the consummate production professional. His attention to detail and creative spirit add quality to all of his projects. He is not only a great photographer, but he is also an exceptional lighting designer, audio operator and editor. He is great with people and his work ethic means he will not stop until the job is done right. It is always a pleasure for us at KNME-TV to work with Doug, whether we are connecting experts and public figures to national networks like BBC,CNN and MSNBC, or working on a documentary about the people and places of New Mexico!” Kevin McDonald Production Manager KNME-TV Channel 5 NMPBS
Doug Crawford Santa Fe Filmworks LLC Director of Photography /Producer/ Director/ Editor Mr.Crawford, is an EMMY® and Peabody award-winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker, who’s been working in national broadcast television for thirty years, producing consistent award-winning television programming. Mr. Crawford specializes in educational documentary and web content related to art, history, environment, and culture. He has taught documentary television production at the University of New Mexico, the College of Santa Fe Documentary Studies program and the Santa Fe Community College.
Doug is well known for his direction and filming of the award-winning 1992 national PBS film ‘Surviving Columbus: The Story of the Pueblo People’’ which has been recognized nationally and internationally for its significant contribution to the history of Native America. In 1994, it was included into the permanent archives of the United States Congress, “as an outstanding testament to the understanding of the Native American experience and the expansion of the American West”. For his contributions to this film Mr. Crawford was awarded a national EMMY® for “outstanding individual achievement in a craft” and individually, the George Foster Peabody award, considered the “Pulitzer Prize” of broadcast journalism for his direction, editing and lens work on ‘Surviving Columbus’. Over the years he’s been awarded over a dozen Rocky Mountain EMMY® awards for cinematography, directing and editing as well. Dozens of national programs that he has contributed to have won numerous awards including the six-hour TBS EMMY® award-winning documentary, “The Native Americans” and the PBS series “Equitrekking”. One of his earliest awards in 1983 came from The Kentucky Education Association, with it’s ‘School Bell Award’, “for the outstanding use of television in children’s education”. Additionally he’s been awarded over a dozen Rocky Mountain EMMY® awards for cinematography, directing and editing as well.
For the last twenty-five years Doug has owned & operated, Delighted Eye Video™ a full scale video production company producing award-winning documentaries, corporate content, PSA’s and commercials. Clients include, ABC, ABC Sports, A&E, BBC, Canal + (Paris), CBS, CMT, CNN, CNNi, Discovery Channel, Disney, HBO Documentary, The History Channel, Fox, HGTV, National Geographic,, NBC, MSNBC, Miramax, MTV, MTV- Mexico,, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, PBS Nova, PBS Newshour, PBS-WGBH, KCET, WETA, Reuters News, Telemundo, Univision, The White House and many others.
Currently Mr. Crawford also operates the New Mexico Public Broadcasting studio located in the New Mexico State Capital building for KRWG, KENW, and KNME-TV5 Albuquerque providing relevant television content within the state of New Mexico and live satellite news feeds for television networks through-out the country and the world.