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 […]
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 […]
With a single blog post, Scott Myers, has become my screenwriting hero. I’ve cringed, for years now, as I’ve watched my fellow writer and filmmaker friends fall prey to book after book of screenwriting and filmmaking propaganda. And while I don’t believe everything these books say is absolute rubbish, I have to agree with Scott when he explains: […]
Alfred Hitchcock, our master of suspense, was incredibly good at manipulating his audience—a fact that has now come in handy for neuroscientists. When they screened a Hitchcock thriller for volunteers in a brain scanner, they found that brain activity of a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years was astonishingly similar […]
I’ve had this discussion more times than I can count. What makes a true filmmaker? Is it professionalism? Talent? Drive? Passion? Creativity? Yes! It is all those things and so much more. I’ve spoken with many filmmakers, photographers, and artists of all mediums and when asked the question “What advice would you give an aspiring […]
Adorama Rental Co (ARC) sponsors of the Tribeca Film Festival 2014, is today hosting the Tribeca Filmmakers Lounge.
Is it just me, or are movie posters getting worse and worse every year? It used to be that I enjoyed my morning walk through the NYC Subway stations to see what was new at the cinema. But now? I find myself spending more time critiquing the awful, and often sloppy, Photoshop jobs being passed […]
At last month’s Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood sent a loud and clear message that Superhero Movies are Here to Stay. The spectacle was well received by convention attendees, however, outside the convention circuit there is some debate over these Superhero movies that Hollywood continually cranks out year after year: Does it matter whether these […]