Tribeca Talks Master Class: The Producers – Proudly Sponsored by ARC

On Thursday, April 16th, Adorama Rental Company proudly sponsored  the TribecaTalks Master Class: The Producers, a free session inside the SVA Theater featuring indie producers Carly Hugo (Bachelorette), Alex Orlovsky (Blue Valentine), Matt Paker (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Olivia Wilde (Meadowland). The panel was moderated by Tatiana Seigel of The Hollywood Reporter. Below is a […]

Make Your Movie: The Casting Process

When producing a narrative, whether it’s a short or feature-length film, one of the utmost critical moments in pre-production is going to be the casting process. It can be especially trying if you are an independent filmmaker who doesn’t have the budget to hire a proper casting director. A few years ago a good friend […]

Lessons I’ve Learned On Set

I’ve been thinking about some small (but very valuable) lessons I’ve learned while working on set. The following list is in no particular order, however, I will say that the very first item of business in any shoot should be deciding where the camera goes. After that decision has been made, everything else falls into […]

Additional Thoughts On Camera Movement

Unlike still photography, filmmaking is a medium defined by motion. Motion is the action within the frame but also of the frame itself. Even a series of well-lit and nicely composed shots can be perceived as a slide show, as opposed to a story in motion, if they remain stagnant. Nowadays we are hard-pressed to […]

ARCommunity: The Quad Cinema – SOLD!?

“DON’T PANIC!” says Paula Bernstein of Indiewire, “The Quad isn’t going away.” “It turns out that Charles S. Cohen, in addition to being the president and chief executive of Cohen Bros. Realty Corp., is also a major supporter of great film, both as a distributor and as a historian.” (Phew!) “The torch has been passed so that the Quad […]

Make Your Movie: Development – What Producers Should Look For in a Script

As filmmakers we’re always looking for our next big project.  Whether you are a Producer, Director, Independent, Professional or Student; thinking about what we’ll be working on next is just as important as our current goal.  However, short of writing a screenplay yourself, it’s just as hard finding a great project as it is getting it […]