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I spent the last two weeks editing in both NYC for Cause & Effect, and in Washington DC for Hamburger Company.   It was a blast working at both studios, but a few of my top moments had to be Martin and Kelly’s one liners such as, “Beans are good for your vagina.”  We had a hearty snowfall on my third day in NYC but the subways kept running so my secret plan to watch bad TV all day with my little sister was foiled!  On my last day in Brooklyn, Annie and I scored some sweet yarn and giant needles and I have been knitting ever since.  In DC, my older sister Monica, took me to my first spin class which left my butt sore for days. Totally worth it, though. And I didn’t barf, so that was exciting.  As for work related projects, Austin and I are editing our Zombie film; we are prepping to shoot the PA Ballet; and a shoot in Palm Springs is on our radar for the Century Council! Overall? I really liked January.

I’m going back to my zombies now while the snow falls outside the windows of One Shot Cafe where I am snuggled up and cozy in my giant scarf that I just made.  2011 is going to kick butt.


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April started off as a month of finishing projects. Early April, we finished up a final rough of comedian Reggie Watts and playwright Tommy Smith’s Disinformation. (In fact, their follow up project Transition will be playing in NYC this fall.)

We also finished up the last remnants of the Century Council’s Attorney General and Dara Torres PSA.

Speaking of The Century Council, we also traveled to DC to film their Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Capitol Hill Event. The event featured TCC’s kids fitness game, as well as athletes Apollo Ono, Dara Torres and Soccer Players from the Washington Freedom and DC United.

In the middle of April, we filmed for, a website/internet project dedicated to educating and informing the public on the different doctors and their respective operations in the greater Washington DC area.

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As we enter the second month of the new decade, let’s take a quick look over what Born Lucky been up to in its early days.

We begin 2010 in NYC on another shoot for Cause & {Effect}, working on Black History Month spots for Nickelodeon.

See the spots here: (1 -10 are spots we shot on Sony EX-1 and EX-3, 11-13 were shot on our RED camera, by the talented Steven Huber.)

From there we endeavored on our first stop motion film; ‘Frosty goes on Holiday’. Shot in one evening, the film was a test of some of the new features, at least to Emily and I, of the RED.


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Last week, we spend time working in and around NYC for Cause & {Effect} on a shoot for Nickelodeon. The shoot consisted of Emily & I, Michelle Cuccuini (our wonderful producer) and the rest of the crew, going to three differing households and capturing the days of the families there.

The idea: to show how the mother of the family is the glue. That without her, families would have a hard time functioning. (And since the families we shot included husbands that we’re out of work, worked 14 hour days, and we non-entities, this couldn’t have been truer.)

The filming was conducted on a Panasonic HPX2000, which I had the pleasure of learning on at National Geographic during the time I spent on GeoSessions. We mixed the audio on our Sound Devices 4 Channel Mixer. And since this shoot was a run and gun operation, we fed the audio directly to the camera.

It was a wonderful shoot. All the families, and crew, were a pleasure to be around.

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