Friday, July 10, 2009

SAM MURPHY... we'd be lost without her

As requested by our burgeoning following, I'm writing a little about our amazing production team. First on the list is SAMANTHA MURPHY. Maybe I have a thing for the Irish, or perhaps I just enjoy drinking, but Sam is real cinephile, and a creative soul. Most importantly, like me, she is organized and driven -- our work is a big part of our life because we believe in what we're doing, are passionate about it, and have enough experience to know what to do and what not to do. She's currently helping me complete the shot list and map out the camera angles so we don't waste any time when we get to the location. She is a superstar.

We met 5 years ago working on the film, "Ode to Donuts," where we were a core part of the production team for a short film written and directed by our friend Emmanuelle Antolin. It was the debut of this *finally* completed film that inspired me to produce the bridal short -- so our journey together has come full circle.

Set Design

Sam Murphy is a bay area-based producer of photography and film. Her specialty is editorial, but she enjoys working on narratives as well. She has been the photo producer or photo editor for 3 internationally distributed magazines, including WIRED and MAKE/CRAFT. Sam has directed, edited and produced films for non profits, web-based ads for small businesses and music videos. She has also taught video editing at the Academy of Art University. She received her bachelors degree in photography and video from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland.
This is Sam on our recent trip to Ashland, Oregon (her first visit ever to OR!). Just five minutes after we checked in, the fire alarm went off so the entire wing of our hotel was forced to evacuate and sit outside in the 90+ degree heat. But as always, we keep working...

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