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 […]

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 […]

Highlights & Top Film Picks From TIFF 2014

TIFF is well under way with lots of celebrity press coverage, insightful panel discussions and, of course,  amazing talent. One of the top highlights I’ve seen in these initial few days is this first installment of their “Talent to Watch” series with Mattieu Denis (Corbo), Andrea Dorffman (Heartbeat), Jeffrey St. Jules (Bang Bang Baby), Jacob Tierney (Preggoland): New Directions For […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Ted Nghiem

This week’s Featured Photographer is Ted Nghiem, a food and travel photographer and blogger residing in Philadelphia who is working on a photo project he hopes to turn into a book. Ted uses his trusty Canon 5D Mark III to capture the food and culture of Vietnam here in the US. I met with him in […]

ARCommunity #FF Interview with Photographer, Matthew Granger

Tell me a little about yourself and what you do. I’m a photographer and photography teacher from Sydney, Australia. I spend about half the year traveling around, teaching workshops in different cities. I specialize in portraiture. I teach off camera flash, studio lighting as well as portraiture and intimate portraiture.  I’ve got a studio in […]

Advice for Indie Filmmakers From Christopher Nolan

Over the past year or so I’ve interviewed several indie filmmakers just starting out.  I’ve asked each of them what advice they’d give their fellow filmmakers and received many great pieces of advice.  Now it’s time to hear from one of the greats who started out, like many of us, “braving the cold and personally […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Matthew Arnold

“Topography Is Fate—North African Battlefields of World War II is not a simple investigation of geography. This visual survey by the American photographer Matthew Arnold is a testament to the trials of conflict amid a desert landscape. Each image in the series goes beyond surface representation to reveal elements of a very personal geography, formed by lived experiences grounded […]

Tips for Your Photography Business with Peter Hurley & Adorama TV

A few months back we shared a video from the legendary Peter Hurley showing us how to capture amazing headshots.  He recently joined Tamara Lackey for an interview “in this episode of reDefine Show, where Peter shares some smart insight into building your photography business while offering great tips on better portraits.”     What do you […]

3 Filmmakers On Developing Style

Ran across this insightful post featuring the wise words of “Sixteen filmmakers from different parts of the world and different time periods […] Their words are both revealing and encouraging.”  Here are my 3 favorite from the list:   Filmmaking isn’t if you can just strap on a camera onto an actor, and steadicam, and […]

Tribeca Film Festival Focus: “5 to 7″

This is one of many pieces by photographer and writer Leslie Hassler about some of the finer films, filmmakers and talent in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. 5 to 7 is the kind of romantic comedy that Hollywood has all but forgotten how to make: witty yet wise, both sophisticated and instantly accessible, and above […]