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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Travel Tuesdays: NYC Memorial Day Wknd Visit

Rhonda and I took a short trip to NYC over Memorial Day Weekend to take the workshop Directing the Camera with Instructor Ela Thier, at The Independent Film School.  This was our third workshop with her, and it was the most enlightening of them all.  It tied the previous two workshops (Producing in Jan 2010 & Screenwriting in Sept 2012) together, and set us up to improve an area of filmmaking we were limited in know-how.  It's not easy to pick up a camera, shoot, direct actors, and get the type of shot necessary to make a compelling film or video.  It takes direction (Director), action (Actors), and composition (Videographer).  

In addition to our attendance at the workshop, we were able to fit in time to play in NYC.  We walked around our cousin's neighborhood, and took a different direction than the previous visit by walking to our lil cousin's school 2 blocks away.  Sharee raced her cousin around the playground, and Rhonda challenged her at the swings as to who can go higher. Such fun!! 

We also spent quite a bit of time in NYC's infamous Bryant's Park.  We conducted workshop shooting exercises in the park, and spent our lunch hour with a new friend, South Carolina actress Juanita Frederick.

Check-out some highlights of our visit and two of our favorite shooting exercises videos.

Sharee, Rhonda, Juanita F

"the hand-off"

                                            "the search"

1 comment:

  1. Juanita FrederickMay 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Hi Rhonda and Sharee. It was fun hanging with you all in NY. I'm glad you all had a wonderful weekend of learning and enjoying the city.