ARCommunity #FF: Laura Durkay, Writer/Director/Producer of “Natalie”

This week’s #FeaturedFilmmaker is Laura Durkay, writer, director, producer of the feature film Natalie.  During my interview with Laura she gave some great insight on what it really means to be an aspiring filmmaker. Below is some of what she had to say on a variety of topics involving the making of her upcoming feature […]

ARCommunity: Hungarian Law Prevents Portraits Without Consent

I was walking along a New York City street yesterday with my best friend.  We hadn’t seen each other in years and decided to commemorate the occasion by doing what most social media junkies do today, take a #selfie.  Only problem was we were sitting at the window of a very busy coffee shop and […]

ARCommunity #FF: Alexander (Sandy) Chase, Filmmaker – “Transcendence”

This week’s Featured Filmmaker #FF is Alexander (Sandy) Chase.  Sandy is a very passionate filmmaker.  In the past he has worked as an editor, a writer/producer for science material, and often wears the producer hat when working with his clients.  ”But for the last 2 years I do whatever needs to get done.  A lot […]

ARCommunity: Slates For Sarah Made It to the Oscars

“On February 20, 27-year-old assistant cameraperson, Sarah Jones was killed in a train accident near Savannah, Georgia, on the set of the film MIDNIGHT RIDER. The accident also injured half a dozen crew.  Sarah’s death has resonated with tens of thousands of filmmakers from around the world and spurred a rallying cry for greater on-set […]

ARCommunity #FF: Alessandro “Panda” Lopes, Creator – City of Hope, web series

It’s #FollowFriday and this week’s #FeaturedFilmmaker is Alessandro “Panda” Lopes, creator of a web series called City of Hope.  The series is a fictional depiction of a true story taken from the points of view of the four main characters who have been thrown into the dark world of the human trafficking trade.  The story […]

ARCommunity #FF: Ari and Emma – The Sketch Show

Ariana Seigel is a writer, actor, comedian and producer from Tampa FL.  Who really enjoys the transition she’s made from stage to screen. Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, also a writer, who this year has gotten more into blogging and finding different mediums to tell her story such as comedic monologues and essays. Together they have a sketch […]

ARCoverage: Runway Photography Workshop with Launch NYC House Photographer, Udor

In case you missed last week’s workshop brought to you by AdoramaPro.  Here are my notes from the evening’s seminar on how to boost your skills in runway fashion photography with instructors Udor, house photographer for Launch NYC, and Charles Beckwith, executive director of the Fashion Media Center at Manufacture NY. With over 1,000 runway […]

ARCommunity #FF: Laura Hudock, Director of Photography

This week’s Featured Filmmaker #FF is Laura Hudock whom I had the great pleasure of meeting a couple weeks back. ARC:  You rented from us recently. Laura Hudock:   Yes. The equipment rental was for a feature documentary called Jamaica Man.  It’s about an 80 year old eccentric Englishman named Nigel who has lived down […]

ARCommunity #FF: Where are they now?

Here’s an update on our past Featured Filmmakers (#FF)  and what they’ve been up to. Alfred Padilla, et al., you’ll be happy to hear, have successfully completed principal photography on their film Best Man in the Dark starring Alex Cendese and Arash Mokhtar.  You can check out their production stills from each day of shooting on […]

ARCommunity: Can We Talk About 5Pointz?

It’s been a couple of weeks since the notorious white-washing of the 5pointz building took place.  Since then I’ve had some time to contemplate and think about what this means to photographers and filmmakers in NYC.  Though I haven’t been to 5pointz myself since I heard the news, many street artists and 5pointz supporters have […]