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January 21, 2020

last week was a full week of major script edits and analyzing every word we had written on our three page limit. Almost everyday we did a table read that left us with new questions about the story we were telling, and notes on what to enhance and what to consider cutti...

January 21, 2020

Sweet Smell of Success by Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman

How I imagine it:

- A tracking wide shot of the truck passing along all the others and revealing the clock. Newspapers shooting out of their spiral chutes. Men ready to receive them.

- The truck is framed bigger than...

January 21, 2020

This week I was concentrating more on my short film in terms of how it would look cinematically. I want to have good visuals and define my style with this short film. Usually when I make short films, I’m both directing and operating the camera. Since I’m the one with t...

January 21, 2020

Hi, This is Tamar and it is 11:42am on a Tuesday and it is our third week in San Francisco. 

In the last week we've been editing and workshopping and rewriting and refining and trashing and changing our scripts so much that at the end of it I couldn't even bare to look...

January 15, 2020

hi, this it tamar and tis 8:26pm on a Tuesday

I made another video that encapsulates the past week in SF a little bit. It doesn't mention how much I <3-ed Coven Film Fest, so I'll say it here. I loved it, Thank you Cameo, Connie, Faridah, Taylor, Matt and everybody else...

January 15, 2020

In the efforts to be present:

Watching Mira Nair direct was exciting. I enjoy her direction. She knows what she wants and she's consice in expressing it. I felt excited for when it comes time to direct my own work. How will I explain what I want to convey so that my act...

January 15, 2020

This past weekend, us interns volunteered at the second annual Coven Film Festival. I’m so grateful for the experience and I learned a lot in those 3 days and I wanted to share my 2 main take aways.

1. Directing Tips and Tricks

One of the things that I’m terrified about...

January 15, 2020

In Mira Nair's Master Class, she says her experience in documentary film helped her develop a keen eye for real life behavior. I've realized it's important to pay attention to bodily gestures if you want to differentiate the difference between genuine body language and...

January 8, 2020

It hasn't even been a full week and already how I think about film and myself as a filmmaker has changed. 

Before arriving in San Francisco, Cameo and Connie Jo gave my fellow interns and me a list of required reading. One of the books, Judith Weston's Directing Ac...

January 7, 2020

For the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to start the new year with an internship to help further my career. This year, that opportunity is with Charming Stranger Films. 

This week marks the first week of my internship with Charming Stranger and I’ve already learned...

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