CB Smith-Dahl started producing and directing short films in the early 90’s while studying with Dr. E and A Boy Named Future in Atlanta, Georgia. She put her directing on hold for nearly a decade, while continuing to work in independent film and television as a lighting technician, camera woman, and director of photography. This work led to jobs as a writer/producer, field producer/director, and videographer for entertainment news outlets including Reel Hollywood and National Enquirer TV.
In 1997, she founded Community Bridge Video, which produces participatory media and new media in partnership with nonprofits, researchers, and community-based organizations. She has produced numerous educational and promotional videos including Every Dose, Every Day, On Time, which was funded by a Small Business Innovation in Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health. Through work with a wide variety of clients, she began to direct again. Creating educational and promotional videos also allowed her the time and resources to engage in creative video collaborations with local artists.
She hold a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Here are just a few of her experimental and creative videos. (More conventional work can be found at the Community Bridge Video website.)