Louis Normandin

Film Festival Survival School

Film Festival Survival School

If you've ever wondered what it takes to make a film worthy of some of the world's best film festivals, then you won't want to miss our upcoming interview with film consultant and co-founder of the Los Angeles Film Festival (L.A.F.F.)Thomas Ethan Harris, who, in his career in festival programming and working with emerging filmmakers, has watched and reviewed over 35,000 short films and 17,000 features. As a result, his insights into what works - and what doesn't - are invaluable for anyone curious about filmmaking or wanting to learn more about succeeding in the thrilling and highly-competitive world of film festivals.  

As a film consultant, Harris works closely with film artists and producers from all over the United States and the international film community, advising them on every aspect of film financing, production, screenwriting, direction, visualization and, of course, the festival circuit. He even had a hand in one of the most successful independent films of all time, "The Blair Witch Project." Need we say more? Check back Tuesday, September 2nd to hear Cinematic Immunity's interview with film festival aficionado, Thomas Ethan Harris.

Two Drink Minimum, Three Drink Perfection

Two Drink Minimum, Three Drink Perfection

Comedian Carrie Gravenson stopped by the International Cinematographers Guild Local #600 New York office in June to tell Cinematic Immunity her story of being an up-and-coming stand-up comic, touring North America and living in NYC.  

Carrie, a native New Yorker from Sunnyside, Queens - just like 33% of the Cinematic Immunity team - co-produces The Tomfoolery Hour, a popular monthly comedy showcase in New York City, and can be found traveling the country with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour, which has performed in over 40 cities across North America and was recently featured on CW San Diego 6. 

Camera Reloads!

Camera Reloads!

Next week on Cinematic Immunity, our conversation with Douglas C. Hart, veteran 1st AC and author of The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook (Focal Press; 1996), continues with more insightful, entertaining and personal stories that you won't hear anywhere else.  

You may think Doug had to be talked into doing our interview, but instead, he asked us - many, many times - just when his show was going to happen. We finally relented, and the man generously proceeded to talk for three hours straight before we finally had to pull the plug and head back to the hotel...

Focusing on Technique

Focusing on Technique

We sit down with the focus puller that wrote the big red book on being a 1st AC, Doug Hart.  Learn more about his story and experiences on Tuesday, August 12 when we release the Doug Hart Episode on Cinematic Immunity. Meanwhile, check out this page to see his full bio.

Rosie the Riveter takes over the Camera Department

Rosie the Riveter takes over the Camera Department

Next week- we sit down with Jendra Jarnagin, Director of Photography. In the 4th New York interview, Jendra breaks down the climb up the ladder to success behind the camera.