Rochester / Finger Lakes Film Commission

Syracuse Film Festival; Filmmakers Seminar

23 Sep

Friday, October 4, 2013 / 2:00pm – 5:00pmEric Mower + Associates211 West Jefferson Street, Syracuse, NY The Syracuse International Film Festival along with Eric Mower + Associates and the Onondaga County Film Commission will hold a seminar on the advantages of filmmaking in Onondaga County and the Central New York region. This seminar is free […]

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The VERY special team at the Office of Special Events

17 Sep

This afternoon, it will be my honor to present the Film Office Achievement Award to the team at the City of Rochester Office of Special Events. Often times, productions that choose City of Rochester locations have short turnarounds, and some require extensive street closures. (You may have heard or read about this recently LOL!) Margaret […]

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Can You Keep A Secret?

10 Sep

As first point of contact for films that select Rochester/Finger Lakes regions for their locations destination, we are held to a tight confidentiality agreement. We are limited with respect to the information that we are authorized to disclose about productions; including locations, cast, crew, budget, shoot dates…. Some films come to town with code names; […]

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Greentopia Film September 10-15

26 Aug

The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office is proud to once again be a sponsor of Greentopia | FILM. Our friend Linda Moroney and her team have put together a program that you will NOT want to miss. From the website:Greentopia | FILM is a collection of films that inspires and transforms, and ultimately empowers […]

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Roc for the Crew

16 Aug

Working on features, commercials, music videos and shorts is a team effort. All one has to do is look at a call sheet to see just how many talented individuals are required in order to deliver the final cut from concept to completion. Early calls, long shoot days, extreme conditions; are all part of a […]

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Teaching the next generation of filmmakers

15 Aug

The staff at the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office is used to keeping a pretty low profile. We don’t take bows and we don’t look for praise. We love the job that we do and we take it very seriously. I would like to use today’s blog post to acknowledge some of the people […]

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A Day In The Life

13 Aug

Ever wonder how your Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commissioner spends her days? Well, let me tell you. My day starts at 4:45 a.m. and I begin each day with a brisk walk (about 4 miles). Then starts the “out the door” routine. First thing at the office is voice mail. We work with Filmmakers from all […]

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How I spent my summer vacation…..

30 Jul

Where do you think your regional film commissioner spends her vacation?  Would you believe……Upstate NY?  Yes, it’s true.  I have travelled the globe during my filmmaking career, I loved the excitement and appreciated the beauty that i found in each location.   But I truly do love NY.  And FILMMAKERS love NY too!

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19 Jul

from Wikipedia:Filmmaking is the process of making a film. Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through scriptwriting, casting, shooting, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in […]

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Busy times for ROC Film Commission

18 Jul

Wikipedia defines a film commission as: quasi-governmental, non-profit, public organizations that attract motion media production crews (including movies, TV and commercials) to shoot on location in their respective localities, and offer support so that productions can accomplish their work smoothly. The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office fits that description perfectly. We are an AFCI […]

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