Time for you to take a break, and meet another woman we love – Megan, who makes gorgeous modern movies with vintage cameras.
You make modern movies on old-fashioned cameras. How’d you get your start?
I learned all about makin’ films (back when there was still cutting and splicing) at Emerson College in Boston. After a number of years working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles (for the likes of the Jim Henson Company & Sony Pictures) to starting my own graphic design studio in New York, my love of retro filmmaking took over.
In 2007, I had the idea to dust off my old super 8 camera and film my friend’s wedding as a gift. Capturing the most intimate moments of that big day was the best feeling. And once my friend received the film and sent me a tearful message of joy, I knew I was onto something. I was meant to spread this happiness to people who also appreciated the grainy, saturated, gorgeous quality of real FILM!
What are the elements that make up a great piece of film?
First and foremost, I think capturing gorgeous images make a great piece of film. I’m also a big believer in the perfect music choices make the best movies. And you can’t forget a good story… that is key!
Who (or what or where) are you dying to film?
I would love to shoot a music video for a favorite musician or band. I’d also love to film a wedding in India someday.
Your perfect day. What would it look like?
Start with a delicious brunch with my good friends surrounding me in a beautiful setting in perfect 70 degree weather. We would then head out on a gorgeous hike where the end of the trail leads to a cold lake for swimming and hot springs for soaking. Coming back at the end of the hike will be a taco truck waiting with yummy Mexican food (fish tacos!). Then my friends and I would enjoy an outdoor film under the stars, followed by my favorite DJ playing a set so we could all get our boogie on. So my perfect day would basically include good food, action, nature, movies, music, dancing, and good people.
Thanks so much for sharing, Megan!