doodle for my “work in progress” website….
A slightly eerie Levi’s commercial from one of my favs, director Michel Gondry.
Director of The Science Of Sleep & Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gondry has also done videos with the White Stripes, Jack White and Kanye West to name a few.
Written, Directed, & Edited by Lori Stewart (me)
My first NYC film. I was 18 and it was the year 2000.
I was a freshman at the School Of Visual Arts.
We shot on 16mm FILM with the Bolex camera in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
I think we shot for 4 hours on a Saturday and another 4 hours that Sunday. This is the only film out of 2 I believe that I’m ever edited myself. This is an example of LINEAR editing at its best!! The AVID machines and FINAL CUT PRO software were in it’s first years of professional usage. Basically I edited from tape to tape - I believe they were two Betacam SPs? What you know about that?
The terrible quality, left over VHS noise (yes VHS), & interlacing, is a result of going from film to a betasp tape to VHS to this .mov file…
Hope you enjoy ;) TURN YOUR VOLUME UP!
…the insanity & the greatness of this film can be felt in this clip…
THE INCIDENT- 1967- NYC
Directed by Larry Peerce, starring a very young Martin Sheen & a host of other amazing players.
women helping women helping women helping women
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Enter the house of manicures in my newest documentary “NAILgasm”, exploring how nail art has evolved from the streets to high fashion and has exploded to everywhere in between in just the past few years. I plan to research and share the recent demand for nail designs and also focus on the extraordinary creativity of each nail artist I interview. This will include interviews with leading luxury nail stylists, world famous nail art enthusiasts, plus independent nail artists and pop culture journalists from areas such as Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, London and Japan and beyond.
original music by THX (@THXbeats)
Detailed instructions given by Kubrick to the 2nd unit crew working at the Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon, where the wide exterior shots of the Overlook Hotel were filmed for The Shining.
Kubrick is extremely precise in his notes, both for the composition of the shot as well as the arrangement of fake trees and snow banks within the shot. He also gives notes about which lights are to be on in which windows.
If anyone needed hard proof that Kubrick was a stickler for detail, this image provides it.
This two minute piece infuses all of the films that I have written and directed while living here in NYC. Everything was shot roughly between 2000 and 2011. There are four films in total. You’ll also find snippets of my work AFTER THE SHOW, a piece I created that uses elements of performance art, installation, & theater that debuted at the Salt Space Gallery in Feb ‘11. What I love most about this reel is the amount of actual film that I was able to shoot over the years. Three of the four films were shot on the Arriflex S 16mm film camera. You don’t find too much film work these days! The best part of shooting each film was the actual process; the days of production and the amazing people that I was able to work with. You never know what the final outcome will be, so I make it a point to enjoy and learn as much as possible during the filming because that’s the only thing you can guarantee :) This was edited by the talented Akila Robinson.
The Bronx, November 2011, Director @asr25 Akila Robinson in action…
When you find a good match, whether in work, love, or play….don’t take it for granted…
Cinematographer, Director & Editor AKILA ROBINSON & I formed a great pair in early 2010, when she shot my short film …just breathe…
From then on, our working relationship and friendship blossomed beautifully.
I DON’T SHOOT ANYTHING W/O AKILA AS MY DP.
In true low budget form, I gaffed, ADed, & PAed, along with several other roles on a short she directed, introducing Spot Trainers, a new team of NYC based physical trainers.