My Absolute Worst Experiences On Set (And What They Taught Me)

I’ve worked on a few sets over the years and, as it tends to happen, you get some wonderfully inspiring as well as absolutely horrible, makes-you-rethink-your-career-choice type of experiences when you’re first starting out in the biz. Not that you’re immune to them as you gain experience and begin to work with more seasoned directors but, for […]

Make Your Movie: Notes On Directing

As a director there are a million things going through your mind while in production. You oversee every aspect of the film, even if you don’t have a hand in making each happen. You should approve every detail along the way. There’s a lot of pressure there. You might even start to doubt yourself. Luckily, there […]

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 […]

#TBT: City of God (Meirelles/2002)

City of God is Brazil’s most critically acclaimed film of recent years. Based on the book of the same name by writer Paulo Lins, which in-turn was based on a true story, City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a violent, fast-paced movie that tells the tale of the residents of this Brazilian favela (slum). […]

ARC Picks of the Week – 10/21

Here are a few tidbits from the interwebs that I enjoyed so much I just felt I needed to share with you all. Article:  Check out Filmmaker Magazine’s article featuring Cinematographer, Zach Zamboni, who works closely with my favorite TV personality, Anthony Bourdain, as he discusses “using just two prime lenses and his interest in […]

ARCommunity #FF: Keith Johnson, Writer/Director/Producer of “Fixation”

Keith Johnson is a junior Television-Radio major and the recipient of the Park Scholarship, a full scholarship that covers more than my total cost of attendance to Ithaca College. This summer he shot, Fixation, a short film written, directed and produced by Keith. In his short years he’s produced many different projects, from award-winning PSAs to […]