Making of a PSA: Interview with the DP Bryant Fisher and Gaffer Jerred Sanusi

Above: Director of Photography, Bryant Fisher (behind camera) on set of Little Leading Ladies. Image courtesy of Adorama Rentals.  Welcome to part 3 of this five-part blog series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals.  Kelly La Rosa of Adorama Rentals interviews Bryant Fisher and Jerred Sanusi, respectively Director of Photography and Gaffer on the Little Leading Ladies video. […]

Making of a PSA: Interview with Casting Director Jessica Daniels

Above: Casting Director Jessica Daniels (right) at the casting for Little Leading Ladies. Image courtesy of Adorama Rentals. This is the second installment of a five-part series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals. NYWIFT member Amanda Lin Costa interviews Casting Director Jessica Daniels about her work casting the PSA Little Leading Ladies, […]

Making of a PSA: Interview with Writer/Director Aubrey Smyth

Above: Writer/Director Aubrey Smyth (center) works with the young actors on the set of Little Leading Ladies. Photo courtesy of Gingersnap This is the first installment of a five-part series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals.  Intro: When fellow NYWIFT member Aubrey Smyth shared her idea to create a PSA inspired by […]

Photokina 2014 is Over; Check Out This Cool Video Coverage

The 2014 Photokina Show has come and gone but there are tons of videos that let you experience it first hand. Check out this awesome video coverage of one of the biggest photography shows in the world direct from Cologne, Germany.                         Were you […]

Hitchcock Thriller Used to Measure Consciousness

Alfred Hitchcock, our master of suspense, was incredibly good at manipulating his audience—a fact that has now come in handy for neuroscientists. When they screened a Hitchcock thriller for volunteers in a brain scanner, they found that brain activity of a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years was astonishingly similar […]

Martin Scorsese Inspires Every Filmmaker With Tisch Commencment Speech

I had the pleasure of watching Martin Scorsese’s commencement speech for the graduates of the Tisch School for the Arts. I believe he speaks to every filmmaker through his inspiring words of encouragement. Here are the highlights of that speech transcribed, in hopes they inspire the filmmaker and artist in you: Any of you, whether you’re […]

Quick Photo Tips: When To Use a Tripod

There are three ways your photo can be blurry: either the focus is wrong, the camera moved, or the subject moved. This article deals with how to avoid camera shake. Most of the time, you can simply hold the camera in your hand. Obviously, this is much quicker, and gives you time to grab a shot of […]

10 Podcasts Every Screenwriter Should Follow

I’ve recently discovered that podcasts are useful for more than just expanding your musical palette (I know, I know. Late to the party as usual) and that there are a surprise amount of podcasts out there which cater to as many individual needs as there are people. The following is a list (the first of many […]

7 Fashion Photography Tips to Help You Break into the Industry

Fashion Week is over but the fun has just begun, If you’re an aspiring Fashion Photographer, this post is for you. When making a break into the Photo Industry, be it fashion photography or no, there are certain aspects of your career that are common sense, a few that are more about being in the […]

Make Your Movie: You Can’t Buy Talent

I’ve had this discussion more times than I can count. What makes a true filmmaker? Is it professionalism? Talent? Drive? Passion? Creativity? Yes! It is all those things and so much more. I’ve spoken with many filmmakers, photographers, and artists of all mediums and when asked the question “What advice would you give an aspiring […]