Walter Ungerer is a longtime filmmaker and artist of international reputation, beginning with the underground film scene of New York City in the early 1960s and continuing through to his own experimental short films and features in Vermont from the late 1960s to the 21st century. Several years ago Ungerer moved from Vermont to Maine, where he continues to make films and videos. Ungerer was born in Harlem, New York City in 1935 to German immigrants. He studied art and architecture at the Pratt Institute, receiving a BFA degree in 1958. He then went on to Columbia University, where he received an MA and PD in 1964. In 2005 Ungerer received a Ph.D. in media arts from Sacramento University. During his studies Ungerer worked as a freelance camera operator and editor.