Sunday, April 24, 2011
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the MET Fashion Photo Show blog. As I mentioned in the last blog, today's interview will focus on Videographer/Cinematographer Cindy Sanabria.
ME: Good afternoon Cindy
CINDY: Good afternoon
ME: First I want to welcome you, and thank you for participating in this edition of the MET Fashion Photo Show blog. You are a film maker. Can you tell the audience what you do as a film maker?
CINDY: I do everything. I wear multiple hats. I have a big emphasis on writing, directing, cinematography and special effects makeup.
ME: And how long have you been doing films now?
CINDY: I have been doing films for about three years now.
ME: Please tell the audience about some of your work.
CINDY: I made a public service announcement (PSN) entitled "I Got Flowers Today". This PSN is about domestic violence. The video won a national award. I primarily make horror and drama films, but I dabble in other genres as well. My crew and I recently put together a variety show. There will be screenings and new performances every four months. We produce about 40 films a year. I wrote my first feature film that was nominated by HBO for a pitch contest. It was selected as one of 25 finalists. I didn't win but it was a great experience just being nominated.
ME: Are you currently working on anything right now?
CINDY: I am currently working on my first feature film that I am shooting. We hope to have some "A" list actors. (Because of confidentiality issues, Cindy cannot discuss the names of the actors yet) I'm also working on completing my thesis film which is set for release in October. It is another horror film project. I am also working on a comedy project with Writerscene.
ME: You mentioned Writerscene, please tell the audience what Writerscene is and what it is that they do?
CINDY: Well, I work with a lot of actors, actresses, and other film makers. We came up with an idea to pool our resources together because it takes a lot of finances to produce a film project. Lots of the artists have little or no money themselves. It makes it easier to get projects done if we are working on projects together.. Our slogan is "Our imagination, your entertainment". We are always thinking about new projects to work on. We have over one thousand viewers and supporters right now. We are about to get our first office and studio.
ME: If anyone wants to learn more about Writerscene where can they go for more information?
CINDY: For more information, you can go to www.writerscene.com. We have short films, biographies and photographs. You can also follow us on Twitter. In addition, we also have a YouTube channel. You can also follow us on Facebook.
ME: What advice can you give to someone who wants to learn about film making and producing movies?
CINDY: Follow your dreams. Everything starts with action. Don't let anyone impede your thoughts. There will be people and obstacles that will try to derail you from your projects. You have to stay strong. Research the film industry as much as you can. Watch films everyday or as much as possible. Gain as much knowledge as you can.
ME:Thank you Cindy. This is a blog about real New Yorker's wearing real New York fashions. Can you tell us where you purchased your outfit from?
CINDY: I purchased my outfit from a store in Manhattan. This outfit is part of the "Armani Collection".
ME: Where do you get your hair done?
CINDY: I get my hair done at "Pimps and Pinups Beauty Salon" located at 101 Stanton Street. My hair stylist's name is "Flame"
ME:How would you describe your fashion style?
CINDY: My fashion style depends on my mood. I like to dress according to the occasion as well.
ME: Can you tell the audience three must have items right now?
1) A camera
2) Money in my pocket
3) A note pad
ME: What three words would best describe you and why?
1) Motivated- Because I can't stop until I reach the top
2) Excited- I'm very excited about new things and what the future holds for me
3) Personable- I am a very outgoing person who gets along with everybody
ME: Cindy, I want to take the time to thank you for taking the time to participate in this edition of the MET Fashion Photo Show blog.
CINDY: You're very welcome.
ME: Well this concludes another edition of the MET Fashion Photo Show blog. I would like to once again thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my blog. Next time, in recognition of Mother's Day, I would like to introduce you to Ms. Joen Olivia. Joen is a mother of two, two year old, fraternal twins. She has one boy and one girl. She will discuss some of the trials and triumphs of raising two children simultaneously, working part time, trying to go to school and trying to advance her career all at the same time.
Posted by Darryl C. Madison at 10:21 AM
Monday, April 18, 2011
Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to another edition of the Fashion Photo Show blog. I recently visited the WBLS Bridal Expo at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. Vendors in the wedding industry, family planning, travel industry and personal products all came down to show off their product lines. I had the pleasure of talking to two representatives from New York Life, Mr. Michael Crawford and David Drayton. You probably have auto insurance to protect your car. You most likely have home insurance or apartment insurance to protect the valuables in your home. What do you have to protect the single most important thing in your life? I am referring to your family! If you shook or scratched your head while thinking about it, then read on as Michael Crawford and David Drayton tell us a little bit about life insurance.
ME: Good afternoon Michael and welcome to this weeks edition of the Fashion Photo Show blog.
MICHAEL: Good afternoon and thank you for having me.
ME: What is life insurance?
MICHAEL: It is protection for your family. God forbid something happens to you. How will you provide for your family? Life insurance provides financial stability when you need it most. When something bad happens to someone and they are the sole provider, or one of the main providers how will the rent or mortgage get paid? How will you put food on the table? Who will take care of your loved ones?
ME: Why should someone purchase life insurance?
MICHAEL: People should purchase life insurance because at the end of the day, life insurance is going to give you the best return for your family. Life insurance can help you manage the financial aspects of your life just in case something serious happens to you preventing you from providing for your family yourself.
ME: How long have you been with New York Life?
MICHAEL: I have been with New York Life for three years now.
ME: Can you tell us a little more about the New York Life Insurance Company?
MICHAEL: New York Life has been around a long time. The company is currently 164 years old. It is also a privately owned company. In recent months this country has undergone a very serious recession. The stock market has not affected us negatively at this time. New York Life is a good investment for your family. If something should happen to you or another member of your family and he or she is no longer able to take care of the family, New York Life gives you the peace of mind knowing that there is a company out there looking to help you take care of your family.
MICHAEL: I would also like to mention that during the recent bailouts of a lot of companies, New York Life was one of the companies that did not take part in the TARP program.
ME: And what is the TARP program?
MICHAEL: Tarp is better known as “bailout money”. TARP stands for “Trouble Asset Relief Program”. Companies such as AIG and General Motors were companies that took this money. New York Life on the other hand was asked about their management skills and how they were able to function without receiving any additional funding to keep their company in the black.
ME: If someone wants to get more information about New York Life how can they learn more about the company?
MICHAEL: For more information you can call me at 914-253-7076, or visit www.nylife.com.
ME: Mike this is a blog featuring real New Yorker’s wearing real New York fashions. Can you describe what you are wearing for the audience please?
MICHAEL: I am wearing a gray suit that I purchased from K & G fashions. My tie is a pink, striped tie from the Van Heusen outlet. I purchased my collared shirt from Simms and my shoes from DSW.
ME: Hopefully the cold weather will come to an end sometime soon. What are three must have items for the springtime?
MICHAEL: Three must have things for the springtime would include the following:
A good watch, specifically a Breitling watch
A good wallet
ME: Lol, You can’t go wrong there. I need you to describe yourself to the audience. Can you tell me three words that you would use to describe yourself?
ME: I’m sure that in your profession being charming, funny and smart is very important. Michael is currently working with a few of his colleagues. At this time I would like to introduce you to one of Michael’s partner, Mr. David Drayton.
ME: Good afternoon David.
DAVID: Good afternoon.
ME: I just finished interviewing Michael for my blog and he provided my audience with some very good information about life insurance and the New York Life company in general. I asked Michael about the clothing that he is wearing and a few words that he would use to describe himself. I would like to ask you the same questions. What are you wearing and where did you purchase your clothing from?
DAVID: I’m currently wearing a black, three piece suit that I purchased from K & G. I got my shirt and tie (Both purple in color) from Century 21. I bought my shoes from K & G as well.
ME: What are three words that you would use to describe yourself?
DAVID: Handsome, Personable and Driven
ME: What are three must have items for the springtime?
DAVID: Ipad2, Nice footwear and Money
ME: Gentlemen, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for participating in this weeks blog.
MICHAEL AND DAVID: Your welcome.
ME: Ladies and gentlemen I want to once again thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to follow my latest blog. Next time I am going to introduce you to Ms. Cindy Sanabria, Videographer and CEO of "Our Imagination, Your Entertainment".
Posted by Darryl C. Madison at 5:32 PM