Award-winning journalists producing documentary films, opinion and branded content.

Tilt Shift Media creates documentary films and digital content from a unique point of view. 

In photography, a tilt shift of the lens changes the plane of focus to hone in on an image in the frame. In astronomy, a tilt shift refers to the earth’s changing polar axis.

With more than thirty years in Network News, Amber Payne and Rayner Ramirez started Tilt Shift Media we believe that storytelling can change perspectives, convey revolutionary ideas and spark action. 

Amber Payne is co-editor in chief of The Emancipator and a 2021 Nieman fellow at Harvard University. She formerly served as managing editor of BET.com, executive producer of Teen Vogue and Them; and, in 2015, launched NBCBLK, a section of NBCNews.com dedicated to elevating the conversation around Black identity, social issues, and culture. Amber started her career at NBC Nightly News producing breaking news and feature stories.

Rayner Ramirez is an award-winning producer, DP and storyteller. An investigative reporter at heart, he infuses data and information into visually compelling narrative stories. He is just as comfortable leading a team as he is shooting and directing out in the field. He’s the recipient of several Emmy Awards including one for Video Production and another for the Craft of Writing and Dupont Awards.

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