ARCommunity: The Artist Named, Gildo

Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, the artist named Gildo has recently taken his photography full circle when he decided to embark on a new project, re-taking images he took in the ’70s in locations all over the world and comparing the “then” with the “now”. Not surprisingly, his photographs not only evoke feelings of […]

ARCommunity: Director of Photography, Jon Kline & 551project

As part of our “Get Featured” series with our ARCommunity we spoke with director of photography, Jon Kline, who was executive DP as well as director of photography for a portion of the 551 project. With the help of Flipeleven, 5 bands came together to make 5 music videos in just one weekend. “Everything was donated” […]

ARCommunity #FF: Harry Martin, Underwater Fashion Photographer

In April of 2013 Harry Martin, a two-time Emmy award winning TV journalist, began an underwater fashion photography project where he photographs fully dressed models, shoes and all… underwater. I was able to speak to him about his amazing project in the following interview.   ARC: Why Underwater Photography? Harry Martin: I’ve always been interested in […]

ARCommunity #FF: Nancy Musinguzi, Hip-Hop & Documentary Photographer

Nancy M. Musinguzi is a documentary photographer who “seeks truth in trauma, memory, and transformative moments of time to gauge the history of silent people.” She is inspired by the “timetable of a human life” and “unique and powerful stories” to create works such as her series, “A Nomadic Summer” Los Angeles CA, “Disposible Memories: Organic Perspectives on Film” NYC/NJ, and “Million Hoodie March for Trayvon […]

ARCommunity #FF: Future Filmmakers at the All American High School Film Festival

If you missed this year’s All American High School Film Festival you, like me, missed something special. These young filmmakers are truly inspiring. At their age I had a hard time choosing what I wanted for lunch each day let alone have the discipline and know-how to complete a short film. I’m sure you’ll agree […]

Geena Davis’ Two Easy Steps to Make Hollywood Less Sexist

We recently ran a blog series centered around the gender equality PSA, Little Leading Ladies, which encourages young girls to take on leadership roles within, as well as, outside the film industry. But what about on-screen? Oscar winner, Geena Davis, has advocated for gender equality in the film industry through her Institute on Gender in […]

Essential App: Set Safety by Pledge To Sarah

The Pledge to Sarah app, designed to boost safety on film and TV sets in memory of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones, is now available in the Mac and Android app stores as well as on the Pledge to Sarah website. It was created and crowdfunded by a group of anonymous production crew following […]

World Premiere Gender Equality PSA “Little Leading Ladies”

For the past week NYWIFT and ARC have been sharing behind the scenes, interviews and insights into the “Making of the Little Leading Ladies PSA”. Director and NYWIFT Member Aubrey Smyth was quoted in the first post on her inspiration to make the short: “I have been disappointed reading books about the best directors in […]

Making of a PSA: Interview with the Editor Oscar Luna and Colorist Tim Ziegler

Above: (Left to Right) Director Aubrey Smyth, DP Bryant Fisher, and Colorist Tim Ziegler working on Little Leading Ladies in the editing studio. Photo courtesy of Adorama Rentals. We hope you’ve enjoyed this week-long blog series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals.  In part one of our fifth installment, […]

Making of a PSA: Interviews with Production & Costume Designer Deborah Zawol Smyth and Makeup Artist Jennifer Snowdon

Above: Taliyah Whitaker as the 1980s talk show host getting last-minute touchups from Makeup Artist Jennifer Snowdon on the set of Little Leading Ladies. Photo courtesy of Amanda Lin Costa/Instagram. This is the fourth installment of a five-part series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals. NYWIFT member Susan Modaress […]