My Second Film!

I really love this film. Though not perfect, I can see huge improvements here from my first project (Litter). It brings me great pride, inspiration and hope that this is the beginning of a very beautiful journey! ❤

Home was shot a week apart on October 14, 2018 in Central Park (NYC) and neighboring areas, and edited between Oct 22-23, 2018.

The music, “Sky Full of Song” belongs to Florence + the Machine. Please see the official music video here.

Thank you as always for reading and watching! Your support is monumental!

xoxo, Hafeezah

 

 

MY VERY FIRST FILM!

Hi Folks! I invite you to watch my very first film, Litter. It is a silent film that was shot on October 7, 2018 in Battery Park (NYC) and edited between October 12-16, 2018. I used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III to film and Avid Media Composer to edit. The actors are my fellow filmmaking students, Rishi (lead) and Santosh (supporting), as well as a cameo made by yours truly at the end 🙂

Please have a look and let me know your thoughts! I’m super proud of this production, even with all the glaring beginner mistakes. Stay tuned for a later post on what I learned during the filmmaking process!

And keep your eyes peeled for MORE MOVIES!

Love always, Hafeezah ❤

Virtual Reality Experience

7/23/2018

Greetings, earthlings!

I have come down from my very first virtual reality experience and it was amazing! Black Public Media (BPM) held a VR mixer last Tuesday and I volunteered to assist in the screening room. We used the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR headsets.

The Oculus, released a few months ago, is a standalone (un-tethered) headset and remote control that doesn’t require use of a connected smartphone. The VR content is downloadable directly from the headset. Current retail price is ~$200.

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#HeyFeez, where have you been?

7/15/2018

Hiya, folks!

These past few months have been very disorganized for me. Between work, life, and all else in between, I’ve been out of balance. Some good has come in the interim, however:

APRIL: I attended a panel on “Authenticity, Sensitivity, Voice & Appropriation in Writing” hosted by the Austin Film Festival (AFF) and the Writer’s Guild of America East (WGAE). It was so enlightening! See my favorite tweet of that experience here.

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Sorry to Bother You

Today is an interesting day in that I scanned the showings at my local movie theater and would watch nearly every listing out. There are at least 5 movies I would pay to see. I can’t remember the last time that happened. Is it the summer blockbuster season that’s got me so giddy? 😎

Anywho, “Sorry to Bother You” is one film I keep hearing about and know nothing about. I read the synopsis, which wasn’t mind-blowing, but the trailer tells a better story.

I think I like the direction in which film is going, opening up to “weird, quirky” content. What do you think, would you watch this?

BPM+ Virtual Reality Mixer

Hey Everybody!

It’s been a while since I posted (more on that later), but I will be volunteering at a VR (virtual reality) mixer hosted by Black Public Media on Tuesday, July 17th between 5:30 and 8:30 pm at WeWork Harlem in NYC.

If you’ve never experienced VR before, the mixer provides 20-minute viewing slots using the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go headsets on a first-come, first-served basis. It costs $10 to attend (but only $5 if you purchase tickets in advance). I really hope to see you there!

See link here to attend!

Player Piano (Book Review)

I just finished reading an amazing book and I thought to tell you about it.

I don’t read as often as I would like or as I should, but I finally got around to finishing something I started a few weeks ago — Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. This was my first time reading Vonnegut, and as chance would have it, Vonnegut’s first novel as well.

The story takes place in New York, ten years after World War III. It’s a dystopian future where machine has outranked man in social and functional hierarchy. After the men left for war, leaving the homes and factories deserted, machines were built to substitute the lack of manpower. When the war ended, the technology was further expanded to allow the mechanization of any and all possible functions. If a human could do it, a machine could do it better.

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