2012 Matches

2012 Matches:
Elyse Leyenberger (Photography '12) : Andrei Jackamets (BFA Photography '83)

Ryan Berardi (Sculpture '14) : Anthony Visco (BFA Sculpture '70)
Kaylyn Gray (Multimedia '13) & Michael Knaub (Multimedia '13) : Michele Kishita (BFA Painting '97, MFA Painting '10)
Diane Meck (Dance '13) : Geoffrey Kershner (BFA Acting '00)
Kennedy Dickerson (Photography '14) & Michael G Malloy (Photography '12) : Nancy Eichenbaum (BFA Photography '87)
Megan Beck (Illustration '13) & Lydia Guadagnoli (Illustration '14) : Veronica Cianfrano (MFA Painting '11)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kennedy Dickerson: The CBS Diaries

Week Five was actually a lot busier than expected, and where the LA office became very prevalent. Monday was filled with conference calls with the LA office about the new season of Survivor and what  CBS must do to create an appealing catch phrase to allure the viewers. It is in its 25th season. On top of that, Michael and I spent the rest of the day watching pilots for some new CW shows that will be airing in the fall. Shows such as Cult, Arrow, and The Carrie Diaries as pictured above. Michael was very excited about the latter due to the fact that she was such a huge fan of Sex and the City.

Tuesday morning we were invited to go on another plate shoot. This time Micheal and I went with photographer Jeff Staab and LA Art Director Matt Hernandez.

We called a taxi and took it from CBS and drove through Chelsea to Jodamo, a men's clothing store on the corner of Grand and Orchard Streets. Most importantly the location was known for the pink buildings, which is exactly what we were after. This particular plate shoot was intended for Two Broke Girls (on Mondays at 9/8c pm, only on CBS).

It is really helpful to have Matt present to capture what it was that he wanted. It was also interesting to see how Jeff worked in comparison to Heather and John.

This is an example of just what Jeff was shooting, Michael and I acting as stand ins once again. I am obviously the best Kat Dennings around.

I have seen what Matt has done in post and the image below is quite similar to the finished product, but the background will be much clearer and in color. After seeing Matt's revisions it was amazing to see how different he had made it, taking out some windows here and there, erasing the Chinese restaurant signs below, and really upping the both the contrast and color on the buildings, getting rid of the baby pink and bringing it in hot.

Jeff did multiple angles of the building, giving Matt and the rest of the Art Department different options to choose from.

On the taxi ride back we discussed upcoming films such as Total Recall and if it would be hard to watch the new one having grown up with the original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, regardless of whether or not the newer version starring Colin Farrell is closer to the origin of the book. We also got into a big discussion over the big blockbusters and how Michael doesn't know who Grace Kelly is nor has she seen Star Wars. Blasphemy. :)

On Wednesday, I was invited to join John Filo and Paula Breck, photo editor, at WFAN to shoot the hosts of the station for a spread in RadioInk Magazine.

Since the studio is too small for such a shoot in the CBS headquarters, the studio went to WFAN. John, Paula and I set up shop relatively quickly.

After having tested the flash meter and lights (all while using me as a stand-in), the three of us, along with Allison Mandara, a Press Representative for CBS Radio, sat around and talked about current events.

 Mike Francesa, Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason came in like a freight train. With only a limited amount of time, John had to shoot relatively quickly. The task was to create a spread including multiple photographs of the three of them, separate headshots of all three, and handful of Boomer and Carton.

Mike Francesa has been apart of the WFAN family since 1987 and apart of the CBS Sports family since 1982! Francesa has been apart of many different shows over the years including Mike and the Mad Dog, Mike'd Up, and Mike's On, his most current running broadcast.

Craig Carton (left) and Boomer Esiason (right) are co-hosts of Boomer and Carton in the Morning. Carton has been apart of broadcasting for his entire career, whereas Boomer actually started out as a football player. The two joined forces in 2007 and still run strong today.

The three were very funny, constantly making jokes about the shoot and how John didn't need to take anymore photos saying, "you already said last two!" They were very kind to me, asking me questions about photography and keeping me involved, often posing for me as well.

At the end of the shoot, Boomer presented Mike with the "Pulse of the People Award" that Boomer had been awarded with last year.

That wrapped up the end of the week for me, making only four more days until the end of the internship.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Last Intern Standing

Image in the main hallway of the Photo-deparment

Archiving  CSI ( Fav. show )
Archiving Images from the old CBS Radio Tower

Putting Copyright Notes on Images

Kennedy is gone which leaves me all alone. I graduated from Uarts, so I'm able to stay at CBS for another month maybe two ... depending if I get a job in the near future. ( fingers crossed )
 In the next couple of weeks there is going to be a few more photo-shoots for Blue Bloods and Good Wife. Not every day is a fun shoot or exciting, most of the time I'm sitting in a little office doing archiving, scanning, cleaning and running to laumont Studios.( http://laumont.com/ ) CBS is a great place to have an internship, every one is very nice and friendly and want to help you grow. Paula pushed us to ask questions and see if anyone needed help or if there were shoots to go on. Not every internship just hands you things to do some times you need to step forward and make your presence known. I walk in every morning and stop in to every ones office to say hello and see if they need any help for the day.
The world is not going to hand you every thing you need to take it and work hard for it.