A New Year and a Look Back

Happy New Year! The last half of 2013 was quite busy for ACT – we interviewed several planners, workers, urban historians, business people, social theorists, and others who have an influential role in shaping New York City.  Thanks to our entire production team who have made all of these amazing shoots possible!

While we still have a few more shoots to go before we wrap production, we’ve been gearing up for editing in these early weeks of 2014 and we can’t wait to delve into our trove of material!  An exciting part of this process will be digging through the many photo and video archives of the city, which will help bring the stories we are weaving to life – especially because we are in conversation with animators!

Here is a look back on some moments, made possible by our awesome crew, from the last six months of 2013:

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Will adjusts the camera angle while Tunisia Mitchell, our Production Assistant, sits in for our interviewee, Mr. Felix Rohatyn. June 2013 at Rockefeller Center.

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Dan Fridman adjusts the boom stand while Will temporarily sits in for our interviewee, lawyer Stanley Geller. We put mylar film over each window pane so that the outside buildings wouldn’t be blown out from over-exposure. August 2013

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Prudence slates the beginning of the interview with the Queens Borough Office Director of Planning and Development, Irving Poy. September 2013

Martyna Starosta focuses in on some City Council action. September 2013

Martyna Starosta focuses in on some City Council action. September 2013

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What the interviewee sees: Will and Fivel Rothberg set up a shot at Good Jobs New York in Lower Manhattan. October 2013

Dan Fridman works his lighting magic on a drop-down ceiling in preparation for our Seth Pinsky interview. December 2013

Dan Fridman works his lighting magic on a drop-down ceiling in preparation for our Seth Pinsky interview. October 2013

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Seth Pinsky, former head of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, is interviewed by Prudence in a conference room generously lent by the Cooper Union’s Alumni department. October 2013

Abe Ariel adjusts the camera for our David Harvey interview. December 2013

Abe Ariel gives us that sweet shot for our David Harvey interview. November 2013

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Prudence at the New York City Economic Development Corporation Office, in Lower Manhattan, after a Industrial Development Administration hearing. December 2013

One Comment

  1. Gail L
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on all you’ve done so far. It’s great to see these photos of you all in action. I look forward to seeing the film’s progress.

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