By the time I finished up Cardinal Hayes High School, the only school I could get into was New York University. I tried to get into Fordham and other schools like that, but my high school average wasn’t high enough. NYU was really interesting to me because, besides the Liberal Arts College, Washington Square College, it also had a program in motion pictures, television, and radio. This is very important, because today people think of film school as a place where you do nothing but film. This is not the case. Back in 1960 at New York University, the first two years were mostly liberal arts, and the film courses were very, very few. There was one in each semester in the first year; both were basically the history of film. Then in the sophomore year there were maybe two classes, starting with an introductory course dealing with the essentials of what a camera does and what a lens does and what film does. The third year you were able to make a three- or four-minute film, and then by the fourth year make a ten-minute film. By the fourth year you were spending a lot of time making films. So, by the time I started making my first short film in the summer of ‘63, I had put the passion that I had felt for religion into that.

Isabel Bigelow.


Les Get Forest, French Alps (by annapurnauna)

Taken on July 29, 2014

Ashley E Walters – WIP

Quentin Tarantino filming “Pulp Fiction” 1994.

Ruth Thorne-Thomsen - Dot Lady, 1983.
… from The Body: Photographs of the Human Form by William A. Ewing, Chronicle Books, 1994.