Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Natalie Kim and the Asian American Film Lab Team Up for an Industry Spotlight Focusing on Social Media: "There Are No Gatekeepers: How to Make Kick-ass Web Content (That Takes You To The Next Level)"
In this panel discussion: "There Are No Gatekeepers: How to Make Kick-ass Web Content (That Takes You To The Next Level)" Natalie Kim will moderate a discussion about current web series and web content creators. By the time this panel is over you will have a better understanding of what kind of content audiences want to see, how you can do it without going broke and how to use your content to build relationships and [potentially] make money.
The Industry Spotlight, “There Are No Gatekeepers: How to Make Kick-ass Web Content (That Takes You To the Next Level)” will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6 – 8pm. This event will be free and open to the public although RSVPs to email@example.com are required.
About Natalie Kim
Natalie Kim (www.NatalieKim.com) is a comedic actress and writer and loves the intersection of creativity and business. She wrote her comedic solo show, YO GIRL! about growing up a Korean adoptee which, she performed in the Midtown Theatre Festival (Producer's Award), HERE Arts Center and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She also produced in and starred in the comedy web series SuperTwins! (www.SuperTwins.TV), which she co-wrote with 2 time Emmy winning comedian, Josiah Madigan (with Trevor Zhou).
About Asian American Film Lab and Industry Spotlight The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) began as collaborative of New York-based filmmakers whose goals were to hone their craft and to share their knowledge, experience and resources. The membership has grown to comprise professionals, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting Asian American filmmakers and the visibility of their stories and characters in film and television.
The Film Lab's Industry Spotlight program features industry professionals who wish to promote and encourage diversity in film and television and includes filmmaking how-to seminars on everything from cinematography to sound, casting workshops, film screenings, and more. The Film Lab is run under the direction of President Jennifer Betit Yen. Board members include screenwriter and director, Aaron Woolfolk, actor James Kyson Lee, actress and director Bea Soong, producer Erik Lu, attorney Peyton Worley, and advisors cinematographer, Eric Lin, and Director of Asian CineVision, John Woo. Industry professionals interested in providing a seminar, class, screening, or other Industry Spotlight should contact Perry Tsao at IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org.
The Film Lab’s programming includes filmmaking workshops with industry professionals, screenwriting contests, and film competitions including the annual 72 Hour Film Shootout. This annual competition has inspired hundreds of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career.
The Asian American Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Membership and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Eric Lin spoke in great deal about the technical and artistic aspects of cinematography. He was very informative about the active phase of production, filming, and also about the collaboration between directors and directors of photography during pre production.
Lin showed clips of two of the feature films he directed. The two were Exploding Girl and Arcadia. His work is excellent, and Lin spoke on how they set up the lighting, worked with other crew members such as the sound team, etc. This event would have been excellent not only for seasoned members of the film community, but those just entering the film industry would have benefited from attending. Lu asked Lin questions as moderator, and Lin also took questions from the audience.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Eric Lin studied film criticism and sociology as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. He went on to pursue his passion for visual storytelling and earned his MFA at New York University's Graduate Film Program. He has shot numerous short films, including: “Missing” by director Kit Hui, which premiered in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival; and “Franklin and Matilda” by Paul Dano, starring Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kazan. His feature film work includes Hui’s feature debut, “Fog”, which premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival; and Bradley Rust Gray’s “The Exploding Girl”, which premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories. His most recent production, Olivia Silver’s “Arcadia” featuring Academy Award Nominee John Hawkes, premiered at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, where it was awarded the Crystal Bear for Best Film. Lin’s other features have taken him abroad to Hong Kong, Cuba, and Haiti. Other works of Lin include music videos for Gaslight Anthem, Asobi Seksu, a concert video for Madonna’s 2012 World Tour, as well as projects for Nickelodeon, Google and SAP. Eric is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Asian American Film Lab.
Erik Lu is a graduate of the film production program at University of Southern California where he studied writing/directing under faculty such as Michael W. Watkins (The X-Files, Monk), Nina Foch (Spartacus, An American in Paris), and Gordy Hoffman (Love Liza). He has a natural eye and extensive training in cinematography under Earl Rath, ASC, (Raid on Rommel) and John Tarver, CSC, (Mothman, Seance). He has also done videography for Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. Erik has made over 50 films in the last few years that have been distributed both domestically and internationally. Recent collaborations also include work with director/cinematographer Daniel Zhao (Far East Movement/Cali Swag District) and Emmy Award winner DP Dan Wills. Since moving back to the east coast, Erik has directed/shot several music videos and commercials and is currently writing a feature to direct in 2013. Erik is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Asian American Film Lab.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Many of the old brownstones have been renovated. The ones that have not yet been renovated are in the process of undergoing renovation. Construction is quite busy in the area. About a week ago I walked around the neighborhood and was surprised to see the changes. A number of new buildings, complete with courtyards (with trees and gardens) have emerged near the Hudson river. Now I understand why celebrities purchase apartments in the area. Its beautiful, and a number of side streets have restaurants on them. And of course, its only a short walk away from public transportation, and of course one can always hail a taxi on the main avenues. The new buildings have parking, for those who want to keep their cars.