So proud of everyone who worked on this film and grateful to those who supported us along the way... and humbled by the trust that Larry, Nick and Ty extended to us year after year. It's been a long road, but it is so meaningful to finally be able to share the film far and wide.
Very honored to have been invited to speak on a cinematography panel at DOC NYC in Manhattan this past week. The panel, called THE INVISIBLE CINEMATOGRAPHER PARADOX, was moderated by Amir Husak and other panelists included Iris Ng (Shirkers, Stories We Tell), Rudy Valdez (The Sentence), and Laela Kilbourn (This is Home, Swim Team). We discussed the concept of objectivity (and conversely, subjectivity) in documentary film and even geeked out about cameras a bit afterward. Thanks to Peter Cooper for the photo!
One of my favorite pieces I shot with Sam while at The Daily Show was from the 2012 RNC, so when I got asked to come back to the States to film this year's political conventions for the Full Frontal team it was a no brainer. In early July we hopped on a tour bus and took a trip to Cleveland, and crafted this little road movie titled "The Very Special Full Frontal Special." There were a lot of long days, but it was a blast to make and I want to give much deserved accolades to everyone who worked on it, from the talent to the writers to production to post (who turned it around in 3 days!). A brave and brilliant group indeed. Shot on the Sony FS7 with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 and a variety of cinema primes. Here's part one... enjoy!