we are an eclectic bunch here at stillmotion. there are night owls and early risers, social butterflies and quiet observers, and backgrounds that span from design to engineering to psychology and finance. this not only helps bring diversity to the team but it also allows us to leverage each others’ strengths in everything we do. we also have an even split between guys and gals on the team and that certainly helps balance team dynamics and at times provide contrasting viewpoints and ideas in our creative process.
the film industry has traditionally been heavily populated by guys and even today it’s rare to see women on set in a production role. more often than not they are on set as designers, art directors and producers but rarely as DPs or cinematographers. i am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to be a big part in many of our productions and over the years i have learned a lot in how to leverage my skill set as a female filmmaker, how to utilize my size and speed to get shots the other guys can’t get and how to see story from a different perspective.
whether it’s commercials, weddings, documentaries or feature films there’s a place for women to not only be a part of productions big and small but also to take on roles beyond just second shooting or helping out and contribute as much as we allow ourselves to bring to the table. later this fall we will be at POSH, a retreat and conference for female filmmakers, and we are so excited to be sharing our experience with those who are looking to grow and advance their craft. we will be sharing about how to grow quickly as a filmmaker, overcome challenges and harnessing your strengths to tell powerful stories. in addition to that, our friends at Cinevate is sponsoring a hands-on workshop with us for everyone attending so we invite you to join us for a day of sharing, learning and filming.