Saturday, March 19, 2011
Using Your Hearing - Jay Forry
2010 Wrap Up - Part 2
Towards the tail end of 2010, I had the opportunity to flex my cinematography skills on the project Blind Film Critic - Jay Forry. Director Michael Jacobs and I blazed through Tampa, FL, problem solving on our feet and just pure and simply, making things happen...even willing things to happen. No was not an option. If there was a test of personal and creative fortitude, this had to be it. Maintaining focus and strategizing on the fly, we made what I am proud to say is something I am humbled to have worked on. The subject, Jay Forry, a film critic who went blind at the age of 28 years old, is such a warm-hearted genuine human being. Not letting anything get in his way, he pursued his passion for film and has a fresh point of view for reviewing films. You can check out his film reviews at Blindside Reviews.
It was just a not so subtle reminder that in the creative field, whether photography or the motion picture world, things can and do go wrong. But you are defined by how you respond to these things. It sounds cliche saying it, but it's true.
Much thanks to :
Strike Anywhere Films
Michael Jacobs - Director of Audience of One
Jay Forry - Film critic/writer of Blindside Reviews