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Today I attended an info sessions for a film production training program @ the Bronx Community College.

The program’s aim is to provide folks interested in working in the film and television industry with training and certifications to help them land well-paying jobs in production.

As we well know, diversity in the film and television industry is a huge problem. In order to combat this disparity BCC is partnering with the Motion Picture and Television Local 52 Union to teach the skills needed to get folks hired onto film and television sets and provide that extra level of support and mentoring needed to push more diverse talent to the top of the pool of potential hires.

I really hope I land a spot with the first cohort. It would be a huge boost to my career prospects and accelerate my journey into cinematography.

Recommended Reading | Documentary

I will get better at blogging. I will it and it shall be so.

This week I received two new books on the art and craft of documentary. I’ll be reading them over the next few weeks and report back.

The first book is¬†In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, by acclaimed editor and filmmaker Walter Murch. He’s cut The Conversation, American Graffiti, Julia, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather (parts II and III), The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Ghost, Crumb, Romeo Is Bleeding, First Knight, The English Patient, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

In the Blink of an Eye is on almost every cinematographer director reading list I found online – and is supposed to contain¬† Walter Murch’s views on the craft of film and his philosophies on life and art.

In The Blink Of An Eye Cover
In The Blink Of An Eye Cover

The second book I’ll be reading is much more academic treatment of documentary – Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video by¬†Jeannette Sloniowski and¬† Barry Keith Grant.

Thankfully I’ve see a few of the films the book covers – Nanook of the North, Man with a movie camera, Titcut Follies, Sherman’s March, Thin Blue Line and Rodger and Me. I’m excited to see the remaining films in the book.

Documenting the Documentary
Documenting the Documentary