Mito Habe-Evans is the lead video producer for NPR Music, where she makes documentary music videos and oversees live video at concerts and festivals across the country.
Habe-Evans created the series Field Recordings, which pairs musicians with unusual locations. She has filmed Yo-Yo Ma in a Brooklyn prop house, Gregory Porter in an old subway car, Metric on the edge of a gorge in the Pacific Northwest, and Sevyn Streeter in a boxing gym in New Orleans. She has directed a number of mini-documentaries about musicians and their creative process, bringing her into artists' homes in New York and Mexico City. She enjoys documenting intimate performances as well as large-scale productions – including a 350-person performance on the steps of Brooklyn Public library. Once, she directed a Tiny Desk Concert in motion involving OK Go, two elevators and a flatbed truck.
Habe-Evans first came to NPR in 2010 as an intern on the multimedia team, where she produced an instructional video about how to turn a pumpkin into a pinhole camera. She received her B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology, Neurobiology at UC Berkeley and worked for three years as a lab assistant at Northwestern University before taking a professional turn and entering a photojournalism master's program at the University of Missouri. She lives in Brooklyn.