Always on Film: An Interview with Lindsay Laven, film archivist and projectionist.

Lindsay Laven’s love for film started at home at an early age. As with many other American families, her travel and everyday life were documented with cameras. For Laven’s family, it was a Hi8 camcorder owned by her father and, before that, an 8mm film camera owned by her father’s father. Home movies were watched as a form of entertainment. Soon, being in front or behind the family camera became an obsession that shaped her personal and professional life. Laven, is a full-time archivist and projectionist at one of the…

Landing in Los Angeles: An interview with B. Neimeth

Originally from Abington, Pennsylvania, Brittany or B. Neimeth (as she prefers to be called) moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue an MFA at CalArts. When I asked her about what brought her to this side of the country, she described herself as a “wandering spirit with a desire for the kind of freedom and newness that a life change can bring.” A spirit that only stopped once it hit the ocean, as her family jokes about her journey to the West Coast. In Neimeth’s recent work, Beverly Hills,…

Through the Open Lens

An Interview with Consuelo Saldaña DP Inspired by organizations such as The International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) in the United States, female cinematographers around the world are creating their own local associations to support and to promote the work of women in the television and film industries. In Mexico, Apertura DOP recently launched a website/directory featuring the work and contact information of 35 female cinematographers that work in the industry. One of them is Consuelo Saldaña, a director of photography who has been working in film and television for the last decade. For this interview, Saldaña offers…