Griffin Hammond is a documentary filmmaker in New York City, known for producing DIY filmmaking tutorials for indie filmmakers, and his award-winning documentary Sriracha. Since 2009, he has shot with the Panasonic GH1, GH2, GH3 and GH4 cameras. In 2016 Panasonic named him the global brand ambassador for the Panasonic GH5. In 2014, Griffin moved from Bloomington, Illinois to New York City to cover the U.S. presidential election for the Bloomberg Television/MSNBC show. The University of Southern California and the U.S. State Department named Griffin a Film Envoy for the 2017 American Film Showcase — a cultural diplomacy program that sends independent filmmakers around the world to teach. Previously, he worked for YouTube Next Lab, as executive producer of the YouTube channel Indy Mogul, and started his career as a video producer and social media strategist at State Farm Insurance. Griffin studied film at New York University, earned a Masters in Communication from Illinois State University, taught video production at Millikin University, and produced an online course—Shooting Documentary Short Films.