Ready, Steady, Shoot – Introduction

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

INTRODUCTION – TRY THIS AT HOME This is a fabulous time for video. We carry incredibly powerful cameras in our pockets and can instantly post to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, you name it. Yet just because shooting is so easy, it doesn’t mean every film is worth watching or even watchable. In most videos the shots are jerky, the camera goes back and forth up and down so fast it’s hard to follow the action, or the subjects are too far away, or they can’t be heard. Sound familiar? Little attention is paid to the craft of video-making—the skill, the storytelling, the very moves that...

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Becoming Jamie: Shock and Joy, page 2

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Blog, Film | 0 comments

< Go back Halloween, 1973 Scene: Jamie is lying on an examination table. A tech wearing protective glasses, sterile mask and a large, glittery pin that reads: ELECTROLOGIST taps on Jamie’s cheek with a probe, beeping with each touch. Then, she tweezes a hair from Jamie’s face. “I’ve been on this table over 100 hours and it’s far from over.”  Cut to Jamie, clearly upset, entering her bathroom at home wearing only a black sports bra, leggings and cloche hat, which she rips off revealing her bald head. “Look at me. This is why I suffer so badly...

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Becoming Jamie: Shock and Joy – in production

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog, Film | 0 comments

Becoming Jamie: Shock & Joy A Roger Sherman Film At age 63 Jamie Peebles realized he is a woman Jamie, Real Estate agent Confirmation surgery, November 29, 2016 The day before confirmation surgery The feature documentary is Jamie’s personal, poignant, revelatory, hilarious, and joyful story told through video diary recordings and my filming. Jamie is a brilliant engineer – she built the studios of Oxygen Media and Current TV – a photographer, college professor, and home builder. Her story will be told through her video diaries and Roger...

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John Cardinale

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

My name is John Cardinale. They call my office partner and me the “mad scientists” of the New York Department of Health and Human Services. I received a PhD in quantitative methods in social service research from City University. I’m working on a very new initiative to help fathers who have violations because they’re not paying child support. They might have gotten out of jail, they may have disabilities, or they’re having trouble getting work. And, the mothers of their children are mostly single parents. The data we’re looking at helps us understand why they’re failing. The...

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Velib in Paris

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Velib in Paris

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Anna Reifman

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi, my name is Anna Reifman. We all have things that are wrong in our lives, but we got up this morning. Be grateful! I am proud of the fact that I am grateful to be alive. There were days when I was younger when I wondered why I was alive, because I suffer from depression. I didn’t even want to get out of bed. I am finally following my dream of going to college, even if it is taking me forever: one or few classes at a time. After high school I went right to work. I was laid off after they moved part of my job Barcelona, Spain, and then the rest of it to somewhere in Texas. At that time I...

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