"NYFF51" is a pure DIY endeavor. I directed, photographed, edited, scored, composited, graded and starred in it. Whenever I'm in front of the camera, nobody's behind the camera.

This was created for Filmmaker Magazine, in part, as a test of the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera. The written review is here: filmmakermagazine.com/76834-the-blackmagic-design-cinema-camera-a-review/

Keep an eye out for appearances by Tom Hanks, the Coen Brothers, Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, Spike Jonze, Tilda Swinton, Jim Jarmusch, John Goodman, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Joaquin Phoenix, Steve McQueen, Alexander Payne, Sean Penn, Bruce Dern, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde and many more. And yes, that really is Bill Clinton.

I have a long history with the New York Film Festival. My first-ever web series from 2004 was shot there in much the same manner as this -- with me starring in my own shorts.

Camera: Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (select shots from iPhone 5s)
Lenses: Canon 16-35mm, Canon 75-300mm (pickups used Nikon 24mm, Zeiss 18mm)
Color: DaVinci Resolve 10
Edit: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Compositing: After Effects CC

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