Author: Michael Galinsky

For years we have been working on a film about the connection between stress and pain.  Recently it has expanded to include the connection between stress and overall health.  While the film is about the science of healthcare, it’s also about social science - how ideas move through the world - and it’s about framing.  When a carpenter looks at...

  Moral Monday July 15, 2013 from rumur on Vimeo. In Brooklyn, where we live, we keep getting overwhelmed with new projects which keeps us from finishing some long term documentaries that need to get done.  A couple of weeks ago my wife and I kind of moved our family to North Carolina for the year.  That is, we came down for...

For the last 26 years I have lived in New York (19 of those years in Brooklyn).  I grew up in North Carolina, and I'm spending the summer here.  Yesterday, after the Trayvon Martin verdict, I was lucky enough to have my friend from Brooklyn, Edgar, over for lunch.  We know each other from my daughters' school, where his nieces...

I’m a photographer.  I go through periods where I shoot a lot and fallow periods where I don’t.  I started out shooting film with a cheap Nikon and an even cheaper lens in the mid 80s.  Later, in the mid 90's when I was a bit burnt out, I got a cheap point and shoot yashica T4 and shot hundreds of rolls of color...

Ever since the advent of photography the captured image has played a significant role in both our cultural and social spheres.  As the process of image making evolves, so does our relationship to images.  We are now at a point in the technological advancement of cameras that it’s almost difficult to make “bad images”.  With half the planet walking around...

One of the major rules of filmaking is “show, don’t tell”.  We are visual people by nature and when we hear facts they stick on one level, but they don’t affect us as emotionally as images.  If you tell me, “10 people died” it goes to one place in my brain.  If you show me 10 dead people, it goes...