Showing posts from July, 2016

The Art of Martin Scorsese | Humanities

"On the Waterfront . It was as if somebody had taken a camera and moved into my neighborhood or my apartment where I was living with my parents. In the film they’re Irish American, but it doesn’t really matter. The faces are real. The faces look like people in my family. And, suddenly, I saw ourselves up there on the screen." - Martin Scorsese, Film Director The Art of Martin Scorsese | Humanities After Martin Scorsese  delivered the 42nd  Jefferson Lecture in April, he sat down with parting NEH Chairman Jim Leach for an interview. They talked about Scorsese’s upbringing, his films, and the culture of film he passionately works to preserve. JIM LEACH:  I want to ask you about place, which, of course, is important to setting your movies. But do you personally think place is important? MARTIN SCORSESE:  To me, place is not just important, it’s a necessity. I spent the first few years of my life in a place that, in my child’s mind, was like a paradise, but actually is

Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It

Image Read the full article and listen to the podcast at: Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke I hope I got your attention with that title. I’m truly  PISSED OFF  guys and am tired of seeing my fellow indie filmmakers and artist struggle to make a living doing what they love. I decided to put together a list of steps that every indie filmmaker needs to do in order to thrive in the film business. Since this website is call  INDIE FILM HUSTLE  the terminology I’ll be using will be aimed at filmmaking or screenwriting but all of these concepts can be applied to any art form. Steps to Make a Living as an Artist and a Filmmaker Step #1 – Have a Plan Step #2 – Learn as Much about Every Aspect of Making a Film as You Can Step #3 – Show Up Everyday Step #4 – Learn Branding, Audience Building and Marketing Step #5 – Become a Entrepreneur Step #6 – Don’t Give Up Step #7 – Work and Hustle Rea

Outfest Film Festival 2016 featuring actor Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz Challenges Filmmakers in the aftermath or Orlando Pulse Tragedy | Outfest Film Festival 2016 [youtube] It’s easy to feel disposable, undervalued today. But I want you to remember that you are [valued]. I don’t want you to retreat. I don’t want you to dim your light. I want you to shine it brighter. I need you to get louder. On the morning of June 12, I woke up like many of you, ready for the parade. I made my coffee. And then I checked my phone. And there it was: the horrific news of a massacre in Orlando. The details began to emerge: a nightclub, a gay nightclub, Pulse, Latin night. And with each new piece of information, my heart sank deeper into despair. Imagining the victims and the horror they faced, I stared in disbelief at the TV screen. And then my phone rang. "Brenda was at the club," my mother said. She’d been shot. And I wondered, how could this happen? We’d seen so many advances recently in our

Drone Over NALIP Luncheon with Rita Moreno and One Day At A Time cast

I happened to be shooting this amusing interaction between guests and a drone at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers Summit last month. While I was already enjoying the luncheon and hearing Rita Moreno and cast and producers of One Day At A Time, I was surprised by the use of drone. It was pretty cool and I enjoyed hearing Rita's improvised remarks. NALIP asked if they could share my footage in an edited piece.