"I think my biggest accomplishment as a cinematographer is that I'm still here and working," says cinematographer Nancy Schreiber. "You have to be able to stand up and brush yourself off when you don't get a job you wanted. I really believe in female mentorship and I try to have as many women on my crew as possible. I'm really trying to reach out and give opportunity because if I don't, who will?"

Schreiber started off as a production assistant and worked her way up. She funded her first documentary by borrowing money. The film was a success and the risk paid off. Schreiber was the fourth woman ever voted into membership in the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers. Her credits include November and My America…Or Honk If You Love Buddah

Watch Schreiber talk about her passion for filmmaking in the video below:

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