Yesterday I started on my second feature film “The Tested,” shot here in New York City and New Jersey using the Panaflex Elaine 16mm . I’m being prepped as the 2nd AC on this shoot under the guidance of Chris Scarafile (DP) and directed by Russell Costanzo. This shoot is a change in gears from my last feature and focuses on the trials of a young man in the inner city.
Ah! The sweet taste of “the wrap” on the final day of shooting on the feature film “Watching TV with the Red Chinese,” directed by Shimon Dotan and shot in New York City. I was the 2nd AC on this shoot as well as the Unit Photographer. We shot on the Panavised F900 with a great set of Panavision zoom lenses. The shoot was a great learning experience and an eye opening departure from the world of still photography. My friends Mike Rossetti (DP), Eric Kim (1st AC) and Michael Fuchs (Steadicam Operator) did a great job on the set.
This is one of four multimedia videos I shot for Common Machine Prod. of Miami, FL for the Knight Foundation. Brett O’Bourke (Producer) and I traveled to Akron, OH, Albuquerque, NM, Duluth, MN, and Miami, FL over 2 months to complete this project, which encompassed video, still photography, and time lapse to create a multilayered presentation for the Knight Foundation’s print and online annual report. The foundation gives away more than $100 million a year in grants to meet the broadly defined mission of “meeting the information needs of communities in a democracy,” though their reach is even more expansive than that.