Karen Abad is an adventuneer and director of photography who likes to collect and preserve moving images. Previously interested in psychology and film theory, her exploration into cinematography began the moment she first operated an Arri 16BL. Karen uses the camera to tell short narrative stories based on life's whimsical moments. Her work includes several short films, a music video for New Buffalo and Broken Social Scene, and collaboration with Photojojo, Mission Bicycle, and many more. Originally from the San Francisco bay area, she currently resides in Chicago, working as an editor and camera operator for Zacuto Films. Her most recent project is editing the Great Camera Shootout of 2011.