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Director of Photography
I’ve always loved adventure – jumping on Lear jets with my camera to travel to far off places for a story, working in war zones where the stakes are high, moving to capture that great angle from a dangerous precipice. Living in Rome and working freelance overseas for the nightly news shows was exciting – working on lead stories with network correspondents, producers, and editors. Now based in the Washington DC Metro area I ‘ve worked as Director of Photography for a number of series on The Discovery Channel & National Geographic and have added Fortune 500 and government clients to my business. I’m proud to have won a National Emmy in Cinematography and also proud of my family who support me in all I do.
Who would have ever guessed that graduate work at the University of Florence in Art History and a Director of Photography husband would lead to a career as a Sound Recordist? My husband, Steve, and I were called to work for the nightly news after Pope John Paul II was shot in Vatican Square. Our reputation as a freelance camera crew earned us high profile assignments all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East. While doing audio I learned producing first hand from the best producers at the network level. Transitioning back to the Washington, DC Metro area I put that skill to good use. Steve and I provide video production – from script to screen – for Fortune 500 and government clients. With our network experience, range of diverse clients (military, documentary, corporate, government) and 2 great kids life is good!
COCKLINS DIGITAL AWARDS
2017 Communicator Award of Excellence Military Chaplain Recruitment Video Film / Video-Recruitment for Film / Video / Television
2017 Telly Award Chaplain Recruitment 2017 Telly Award Silver General-Recruitment for Non-Broadcast Productions
2017 Communicator Award of Distinction Sheehy Auto Stores Recruitment Video Film / Video-Recruitment for Film / Video / Television
2017 Communicator Award of Distinction Restoration of the Ken Burns Documentary "The Civil War" to 4K Craft Categories-Editing for Film / Video / Television
2017 Communicator Award of Distinction Art of Fire Craft Categories-Use of Visual Effects for Film / Video / Television
2017 Bronze Telly Award Sheehy Auto Stores Orientation video General Employee Communications
2016 Gold Winner TIVA DC Peer Award for Orientation Video, Sheehy Auto Stores.
2016 Silver Winner TIVA DC Peer Award for Color Grading, Art of Fire.
2016 Silver Winner TIVA DC Peer Award for Pro Bono Work, Art of Fire.
2016 Bronze Winner TIVA DC Peer Award for Education/Training, "In the Classroom with the Civil War" Series.
2016 Communicator Award. “A Father’s Introduction to Family Child Court Welfare Cases”. Silver Award for Educational Online Video. District of Columbia Superior Court.
2016 Telly Award “Sheehy Auto Stores Recruitment”. Award for Videography Cinematography.
2013 Telly Award "Pull 'Em Over". Award for How-To Instructional. Community College of Baltimore Country and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
2013 Communicator Award. "Pull 'Em Over". Award of Distinction for Online Video Training. CCBC & FMCSA.
2013 Peer Awards “Pull ‘Em Over”. Best Directing and Best Scriptwriting for Instructional Video. CCBC & FMCSA.
2010 Telly Award. "Day in the Life of an FBA" Award for Videography/Cinematography. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
2009 Cine Golden Eagle. "Access to Survival", AED. 3 Awards:
Excellence in Film & Video Production
Science and Technology
2009 Communicator Award. "Access to Survival", AED. 3 Awards:
Health & Wellness category
2009 Telly Award. "Access to Survival", AED. 4 Awards:
Use of HD
2008 Telly Award. "Today's DAR". Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). 5 Awards:
Charitable/Not for Profit
2007 Telly Award. "A Day in the Life of BAPD". PBGC. 3 awards:
2007 Aurora Award. "A Day in the Life of BAPD". PBGC. 2 Gold awards:
2002 Cine Golden Eagle. 2 Awards in Special Features category:
"Afghanistan Revealed", National Geographic
“Frontline Diaries: Into the Forbidden Zone", National Geographic/PBS
2002 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded Stephen Cocklin Recognition Emmy Award for television coverage in Afghanistan after 9/11. ABC NEWS.
2001 National Emmy Award. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded Stephen Cocklin their prestigious Emmy® Award in 2001 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for "Afghanistan Revealed". National Geographic.
2001 New York International World Medal. "Inside the Kill Box", The Gulf War. The Discovery Channel.
2000 New York Festival International World Medal. "Skyscrapers: Going Up"; "Bridges: Reaching Out"; and "Tunnels: Digging In". Three hour long documentaries shot in 16mm film, wide format. The Discovery Channel.
2000 Gold Special July Award @ Houston International Film Festival. Skyscrapers: Going Up; Bridges: Reaching Out"; and "Tunnels: Digging In". The Discovery Channel.
2000 Cine Golden Eagle Award. "Wrestling the Mississippi River". The Discovery Channel.
US International Film & Video Festival
Houston International Film Festival
Washington Film & Video Council
1966 Silver Medal: NY Film Festival for Best Science & Technology: "Spies Above" A one-hour special on satellites shot on 16mm film for The Discovery Channel. “Critics’ Choice” in the LA Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and TV Guide.
1996 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2 Honors Awards for Camera and Sound. "America in Black and White", Nightline, ABC.
1996 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2 Honors Awards for Camera and Sound. "Dole: The Home Stretch", Part 1&2, Nightline, ABC.
1992/1993 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy® Nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography. "Fields of Armor". 12 part series, The Discovery Channel.
1986 Eastman Kodak Company Outstanding Photographic Achievement for "TWA Hi-Jack", Beirut, Lebanon.
Newsweek Magazine Cover photo, July 1, 1986. Taken from Cocklin video footage of exclusive interview with TWA pilot and hi-jacker in Beirut, Lebanon.