Born in 1974 in San francisco, Karman has been based in southern Europe since 1999. After a film degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1996 and cinematography work in Los Angeles, he began the post-production route towards directing: special effects experience at Industrial Light & Magic (“Star Wars the Phantom Menace” by George Lucas, “Magnolia” by Paul Thomas Anderson, “Celebrity” bu Woody Allen). This was soon followed by a move Europe and a new concentration on editing. In 2002 Karman grew into directing documentaries, music videos and commercials. His work includes fashion spots for Shakira and Gucci, with actor James Franco. Karman is a non-stop traveler, wanna-be anthropologist, rock climber, and gardener. He is currently based in Rome.