When I was a kid, I was obsessed with my grandpa's movie camera. My mom inherited it, and my Dad started using it to film home movies. Me being an actor, I kept asking if we could "make REAL movies" with it, but film was expensive so I only got to make one. It was called, "The Seasons," and it starred me and my neighborhood friends, including Kara Herold, who went on to make documentaries about the female experience.
Flash forward to this February when I did a 6 day film challenge led by Ela Thier, who teaches at the Independent Film School. I had a BLAST! Each day had a different focal point, and it made me look at my world - and hear it! - with different eyes and ears. It also gave me a chance to explore editing and all the cool things I can do with iMovie. My final film, incidentally, was called, The Seasons:
I enjoyed this so much that I created a YouTube channel called, Laura Loves NY. I'm a Southern CA girl who's always loved NY, so I've decided to show you around "my" New York.
Last month, I visited The City Bakery, which does a yummy hot chocolate fest in February:
And I'm going to keep on running around the island. If there's any place you'd like to see, let me know!