My Personal Motto:
“Live, Laugh, Love” and
“Live Life to the Fullest”
A bit more about me:
I have always loved movies, but not just the storyline and the acting.
I have always been curious about how movies were made, how different scenes were shot and edited, where the camera was placed, and how special effects were created.
When I was growing up, my dream was to somehow be involved with movie making so that I could satisfy my curiosity and, perhaps, have a hand in the process; however, I was destined for other things. Rather than fulfill my childhood dream.
Fast reverse to twenty-four years ago. It was the summer of 1992, and I learned that East Hampton was about to have a film festival. This festival was to become the first of many, and is now an annual event. My dream of being connected, even in a small way, with the movie business resurfaced. So, I decided to do some volunteer work for the first festival. At the time I was living in mid-Suffolk County, but I made the trek to East Hampton, attended orientation, and picked up the required forms. It was then that reality struck - given the commitment of time, the festival scheduling and the distance from my home to the theaters, I realized that I would not be able to satisfy my desire.
Fortunately, on my way home from orientation, I stopped at a local market and found a copy of Dan’s Papers. I loved it, so much so that I subscribed to it shortly thereafter. Each week I browsed all of Dan’s Papers from front to back, but I especially enjoyed the column, “South O’ the Highway”, and the photo-journal that highlighted celebrities at various events on the East End. It was this that kept me connected, at least in a small way, to the movies and people who made them. This lasted for two-years or so, or at least until my subscription to Dan’s had ended.
So life went on for another thirteen years, and it was now the Spring of 2005. After a trip out to The Hampton’s with a friend of mine, the thoughts of movies and movie making returned once again.
The idea came to me that if I purchased a video camera I could take some videos, and then since editing software was getting more affordable every year I would be able to edit them as well. And this in some small way would have me involved in movie making. As much as I wanted to do this, I could not think of anything to shoot. So, I let my dream slip away once more.
In 2009, I was diagnosed with Cancer and when I was going through chemotherapy I promised myself that when I got better
I WILL LIVE THAT DREAM!
I started to plan what I would l buy and what I would do. The thought came to me that I would build a website and focus on Movies that were filmed or made on Long Island. I would then go to these various locations and take my own pictures and / or videos and edit them on my computer. As it turned out, I never got to do that, but I am fulfilling my dream of working on actual movies being made. Over the past few years I have worked with many filmmakers producing and taking Behind-the-scenes photography and videography. (07072014)