“I understood how afraid of the world they were”

Photographer Jessica Dimmock gave CV insight into the production of her project, "The Ninth Floor."

“I had almost no experience shooting, editing or producing video”

The process of creating a documentary often follows its own narrative arc: a filmmaker sets out to create a film, faces a set of successes and failures, and eventually triumphs.  For Mayeta Clark, her journey began with a walk on a December day.

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From the classroom to the silver screen

In the course of a semester, Jan Hendrik Hinzel and Valentine Pasquesoone produced a short documentary film, “Bronx Stage”, an idea that stemmed from two simple words: youth and South Bronx. (more…)

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“The most important thing is to make a picture story that you love”

Photographer Antonio Bolfo shares advice with CV: how he went from photographing the NYPD to climbing the ranks as a photojournalist.

Working Towards The Image You Want

Documentary photographer Alexandra Hootnick shared the digital contact sheets of some of her favorite photos, from a vigil in the South Bronx, to her coverage of Hurricane Sandy. She told us how she got the shots and why she chose each one.

Frame-by-Frame Funding

In October of 2012, Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach travelled to Kabul thinking they would make a short film about freedom of press (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan.

They were only there for two weeks, but  “The story blew up in our faces,” said Scarpelli. What they saw was an emerging free press in the war-torn country, and a handful of Afghan journalists behind it. (more…)

“Be curious, be humble, be honest.”

Photographer Marcus Yam discusses how he was able to capture intimate moments between a father and his two sons.