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My Week in Media

This week I read, and loved, The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick.     I watched the Knick, because it’s on HBO for a bit, leading up to its second season. And it is so good. The camera/the feel/the characters/the dialogue/the story. All of it.   And I listened to the podcast Death, Sex, and Money, which in recent episodes focused… Read more →

First Edits 2

Some stills from recent film work.

I’ve neglected My Week in Media for the last, oh, month or so?   But it’s been worth it!   I’ve been less focused on consuming media as I have been on *making* it, thanks in part to a stellar film class at NYU’s journalism school, where I have to honor of working with some talented news and documentary peers… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I finished reading Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist. In was a lesson in essay writing. It was beautiful in that heartbreaking kind of way, so true. Not long ago I went to a talk at a bookstore about the essay form. One of the panelists (Leslie Jamison, I think?) described the essay as an interrogation of an idea. I liked that. An… Read more →

Multimedia Journalism field trip to CNN this week. The producer we met said: data journalism is the new frontier.

My Week in Media

June 23rd – 27th Read a great article in Propeller Magazine about Game of Thrones. Practiced talking to strangers for my journalism class. Then visited CNN for a field trip. Read This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.   I love what Pachett writes of Grace Paley: “She taught me that writing must not be compartmentalized. You don’t step… Read more →

Danielle at the carriage house, our headquarters for the summer.

Dispatches from the Stony Brook Film Scout

 This weekend I spent time at Stony Brook University in Southampton scouting locations for a project I’ll shoot there in July. Together with my classmates from the Digital Filmmaking Program I’ll write, shoot, and edit a short film this summer. First up was casting: It was thrilling to see everyone’s work come alive via a group of talented actors working on camera.… Read more →

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My Week in Media

June 7th – 15th   I bought this book: Because in the fall I’ll begin my thesis project for my Gallatin masters. I love how clearly this book lays out the research process! And isn’t it cool, too, that the author wrote the first edition so long ago? A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a… Read more →

Shakespeare in the Park

Sunday marked the opening night of the 52nd year in The Public Theater’s summer tradition of performing classic plays for free in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater. One of this year’s performances is William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, starring Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater as dueling would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick. Crowds came early to reserve picnic spots and to enjoy… Read more →

My Month in Media

Where’d those last three weeks go? Finals. A trip south for by birthday. Summer courses starting. Somehow time go sucked up so fast. It’s Thursday night now. The fridge hums. Toaster sleeps on the chair. Lily stalks down the counter toward the black back window of the apartment, peering out into the dark night and her reflection. Scout is a circle… Read more →

My week in media.

  Next week it will be a real singular week, for now it’s a few highlights from what I’ve read, seen, listened to, and created in the last month or so.   1. Saw It Felt Like Love at IFC. (It’s there til April 24th, go see it on the big screen, it’s worth it!) Director Eliza Hittman answered questions… Read more →

AIR Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive

  The Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive hosted at Uniondocs Center for Documentary Art by the Association of Independents in Radio was amazing! The intensive brought together some of the most talented producers working in radio and multimedia journalism for conversations about digital literacy, data journalism, and sound rich radio producing.  We met “media agnostic” producers, data wranglers, and sound artists. We learned about each… Read more →