Amy Silverman

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Soon after I graduated from UNM, I left for New York where I ended up working for a cinematographer, Michael Mayers, as his personal assistant. I also was doing an internship at Filmmaker Magazine and working at a stock footage archive doing research. I started working as a production coordinator on some of Michael’s projects and then learned to be a camera assistant from his assistants Jeff Baker and Tony Hardmon. I also started shooting my own documentary projects. I eventually worked my way into the Cinematographer’s Guild as a camera assistant and worked for about ten years on movies and TV shows like Sex & the City, Brown Sugar, Milk, Elf, Songcatcher, Outsourced, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and many more. During that time, I shot some documentary projects in Chile and China and shot part of a documentary called 900 Women, about a women’s prison in Louisiana.

When Sex & the City ended, I started to think about getting out of the film industry and back into still photography. I ended up moving to the west coast and working for some magazines and eventually landed at Outside Magazine, back in New Mexico, as the photo editor.

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Jera Sky

Since graduating, I've been in two national commercials, made/written/directed 10 Feature Films with my production company PuppyDragon...