Soil and City is a video I produced with Nida Najar. For this video, we woke up before dawn, trekked along a highway two hours north of the city, and learned all about the hard work and quite joys of a farmer’s life. This story was shot on a Canon 60d and was published at nycitynewsservice.com
Excerpt from the article: ” Ben Schwartz wakes to the chirping of grasshoppers and the wind rustling through the trees of Wassaic, N.Y. He gets up at the hint of dawn most days – though earlier on Wednesdays – to work a rich plot of land that yields herbs and produce. He finds his reward in the faces of the Bronx residents who buy the medicinal herbs, teas and produce that Schwartz hopes can help keep them healthy.
While some community-supported farmers head straight to pricey parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Schwartz and his partners, with the help of a generous donor, bring their products to the neighborhood that he believes need them most: the South Bronx.”
This is a class assignment – a trailer for “Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts”. It was edited without a split track and simply with the movie as provided. In any trailer, music and silence are part of the story.