RUMUR | Michael Galinsky
Rumur, Documentary, Filmmaking, Brooklyn, New York, Video Production, True Crime
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Author: Michael Galinsky

16 Jun Working in Progress

On Tuesday June 14th, 2016 I went to document a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, NC. I heard about it on the radio that morning and immediately thought of my friend Jonathan who often works for Reuters. I figured he would be going so I hitched a ride. My plan was to shoot with the people outside...

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05 Jun Instant Before Instagram

[caption id="attachment_19882" align="aligncenter" width="3346"] Unwound at CBGB 1991[/caption] As a photographer I have generally stumbled into projects, only realizing that I was working on them halfway through the process. Besides my mall project, which started as a class assignment, my first big project was documenting the underground music world. I began doing shooting bands before I was in one...

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18 May Optics

Elections are about votes but they are also very much about optics because it’s the optics that lead to votes. Optics are the reason that Hilary Clinton declared victory in Kentucky despite the fact that news organizations declared it too close to call. Sanders has a great deal of momentum and if he were to win all of...

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03 May Word of Mouth

Trailer, WHO TOOK JOHNNY There are basically three ways for a film to reach an audience. In the first scenario, a well-financed production/distribution company pours its resources into making the a film and then handling publicity, marketing, and advertising. People then hear about the film from a variety of media sources and seek it out in theaters, on TV,...

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07 Apr Migrained

[caption id="attachment_19673" align="aligncenter" width="1632"] self-portrait from a book made in Lorie Novak's NYU photo class[/caption] I was inspired to write this post because one of my photography teachers in college, Lorie Novak, posted an article from the NY Times about migraines that featured a stunning image of hers - taken as part of a series of self portraits she made while...

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05 Apr The Morality of Sport

[caption id="attachment_19654" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] John Kuester, the UNC point guard poses with the author during Carolina Basketball Camp[/caption] As a kid growing up in Chapel Hill, NC during the '70s and '80s, I was a Carolina basketball fan just like everyone else in town. My parents were professors who had season tickets to the games, and often they would be...

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