1. As a filmmaker living in New York for the first time, I'd grab my Canon 7D and shoot footage of what was going on around me, to try and take in all that was happening. To try and capture the sense of community I felt in a place so large and diverse.

    The HDSLR was a great tool for this. It allowed me get in among people and crowds but at the same time not draw attention to myself.

    It seemed like a never ending project and you could stay filming life in New York for a long time. But eventually I put my camera down and started to edit. Here's the end result, it's a bit rough and tumble but that's life in the Big Apple I guess.

    Turn up the volume or put your in earphones for the beautiful song 'We Don't Eat' by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow.

    For those who asked these are the lens I used:
    Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
    Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG RF

    # vimeo.com/31159101 Uploaded 864K Plays 551 Comments
  2. joshfraner.com
    This version of "Finding Home" was created for purposes of promoting the European tour that William was on. The film festival version can be found here: vimeo.com/10299112

    "William Fitzsimmons: Finding Home" is a documentary short that follows former psychotherapist-turned-indie-folk-sensation as he explores his childhood with two blind parents, his parents' divorce, and ultimately the demise of his own marriage. With his European tour as the visual backdrop and his music as the score, William discusses the common threads of humanity and explores the imperative nature of love, relationships, and commitment - and how they fit in a current culture constantly distracted.

    Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Short Documentary at the LA International Film Festival

    With highly atmospheric visuals, stunning cinematography, Josh Franer has earned the reputation of creating memorable works of art. Josh has the ability to artfully capture compelling stories that resonate with viewers.

    # vimeo.com/9902740 Uploaded 6,420 Plays 9 Comments
  3. joshfraner.com
    "William Fitzsimmons: Finding Home" is a documentary short that follows former psychotherapist-turned-indie-folk-sensation as he explores his childhood with two blind parents, his parents' divorce, and ultimately the demise of his own marriage. With his European tour as the visual backdrop and his music as the score, William discusses the common threads of humanity and explores the imperative nature of love, relationships, and commitment - and how they fit in a current culture constantly distracted.

    Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Short Documentary at the LA International Film Festival

    With highly atmospheric visuals, stunning cinematography, Josh Franer has earned the reputation of creating memorable works of art. Josh has the ability to artfully capture compelling stories that resonate with viewers.

    # vimeo.com/10299112 Uploaded 2,134 Plays 1 Comment
  4. Denver band The Lumineers perform "Stubborn Love" from their upcoming self-titled release, live from Anita Studios.

    Shot, directed & edited by Andrea Alseri. Music by The Lumineers

    Shot in Los Angeles, CA

    thelumineers.com

    looksessions.com

    twitter.com/looksessions

    # vimeo.com/35551356 Uploaded 35.7K Plays 5 Comments
  5. Denver band The Lumineers perform "Slow it Down" from their upcoming self-titled release, live from Anita Studios.

    Shot, directed & edited by Andrea Alseri. Music by The Lumineers

    Shot in Los Angeles, CA

    thelumineers.com

    looksessions.com

    twitter.com/looksessions

    # vimeo.com/35550983 Uploaded 243K Plays 7 Comments

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