Ina Adele Ray



Ina Adele Ray (aka Adele) is a Vietnamese and American (Scotch-Irish origins) filmmaker that migrated from Brooklyn, NY to Oakland, CA back in 2011. She has worked in film and video production in both the commercial and non-profit worlds as mainly an editor and producer for over 17 years to support her passion for filmmaking. Her television editing work includes 30, 60, and 90 minute programs about China and Chinese culture for D3 Productions, Inc. that have aired on PBS and CCTV. She recently edited a series of curriculum videos (sponsored by CapitalOne) at Up to Code Academy, for Black and Latino kids 6-8th grade—that inspires youth to gain awareness and to pursue possibilities in technology careers. Ms. Ray is in post production on a short VR documentary called "The Red Room" with co-producer and director of photography Noam Eshel. "The Red Room" is a portrait of Oakland-based rap artist, Shino Smoke that features his recent music. ​Ms. Ray also co-presented a workshop, "Ethnography and VR", with Director of Design Research from Amazon Music, Karl Mendonca, at the 2017 EPIC Conference in Montreal, Canada. ​In addition, Ray is editing the short film, "The Statue" directed by Becca Wolf and executive produced and created by Natalie Newman. Ray has co-directed the 2015 International Southeast Asian Film Festival for the Diasporic Vietnamese Artist Network and was curator of the opening night gala video installation, "Ways of Seeing: People and Places of Southeast Asia" which encompasses early colonial photography and film taken in Southeast Asia up until the mid-20th Century. Ray has an MA in Media Studies from the New School University. Her areas of study are documentary, experimental, and narrative film production, as well as film, cultural, and media theory. Adele has also served as a Part-time Assistant Professor, teaching film and media courses at the New School University and has also taught at NYU, Parsons School of Design, and Eugene Lang College. She currently teaches production courses at Berkeley City College. Ray is also founder of the East Bay Documentary Filmmaking Support Group that supports independent documentary filmmakers through monthly peer review sessions, workshops, and screenings which has been running since 2013.

Affiliation (s)

Berkeley City College

Expertise (s)

Filmmaker, Video Editor

Interest (s)

Cinema Ethnography