Sarah A Ibrahim works as a freelance

sound designer, score composer, videographer and editor, working with

both digital and analog film.

Merging sound, score, and image,

Sarah creates experimental documentaries that explore the geographies of the interior, grief and the diaspora, and the 

political as personal

Sarah is a 

Black American/Kuwaiti/Indonesian 

multidisciplinary artist,

born and raised in Kuwait and now

based in Los Angeles, CA.


M.F.A. Film & Video, 2020

Minor in Sound Production

California Institute of the Arts

B.S. Magazine Journalism, 2017

Minor in English & Textual Studies

Syracuse University


Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Indesign

Final Cut Pro

Ableton Live

Pro Tools


Videographer & Post-Production 

Linear Labs / Jazz is Dead

August 2019 - Current

Assist recording sessions, video pre-, production, and post.

Facilitate studio & label events.

Recording Engineer & Sound Technician

California Institute of the Arts

September 2019 - May 2020

Ran recording sessions primarily for ADR, dialogue, voice-over, foley, & scoring. 

Assisted mixing sessions, created laybacks, ran transfers, and troubleshooted.

Media & Communications Fellow

Arts in a Changing America

September 2018 - May 2019

Programmed & documented visiting artist events, assisted in

national art conference REMAP, and wrote for online journal REFRAME.

Freelance Video Editor

StyleLikeU: True Style is Self-Acceptance

May 2017 - August 2017

Edited footage for SLU’s That’s What’s Underneath Project series.

Technical Assistant

Urban Video Project

July 2016 - September 2016

Managed weekly projection monitoring and maintenance, documented 

UVP’s Everson Museum events, and assisted with design/distribution

of promotional materials.

Design & Archive Intern


May 2016 - August 2016

Edited Contact Sheet Magazine, managed large scale artwork,

set up exhibitions, and designed event posters.