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 Month in Media

This month in media:   I saw The Homesman at The Angelika.   Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into it. The tone shifts felt erratic and distracting. I felt a bit like I was being taught a lesson about genre and style. The characters and story felt secondary to the visual experiments with camera angles and movement. The swelling soundtrack reminded me… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I read a fantastic article about ancestry in Harpers by Maude Newton. I pre-ordered a bunch of books from my (the) Community Bookstore, including Dinner, A Playbook. Which is odd since, you know, I don’t have kids. But I love the Dinner a Love Story blog for the voice and writing style. It’s easy to ignore that the… 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 →

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My Week in Media

This week I watched the charming and entertaining documentary Tim’s Vermeer (after hearing about it here.) I began reading Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay. Already SO good. Smart, fun, and in commuting sized chapters. And I scheduled color correction and sound design for my short film from 20/20/20! Yippie!       Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week marked the start of 202020, a bootcamp-like film program at Stony Brook Southampton.   For 20 days I’m happily immersed in all things film production. I just wrapped my own short film (you’ll notice the count down clock to the left is at 0!) and now I’m learning the ropes in camera and audio.   And this week (along… Read more →

Local News Star

My Week in Media

June 30th – July 5th   This week I listened to Julie Klausner’s “How Was Your Week?” and felt sorry for myself for not seeing her show at Joes Pub last week. — I lost my cat.   But wait, how is that part of your week in media?    Because the local news came to my aide: And nice… 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 →