I have survived and thrived through over 3 decades in the industry wearing several hats, including: DP/camera op, steadicam owner/op. editor, director and producer. Over the years I've won an Emmy, numerous Telly and several other awards. Working on various network and cable television shows, behind the scenes, red carpet and feature film promotions, documentaries, corporate, commercial, web videos, sports and other genres. I love what I do and always bring a positive, light vibe to every production. I play well with others and enjoy working with a dedicated and creative team of other professionals.
Name: Perry Finkelstein
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Pro Video Productions. Inc.
Occupation: Director of Photography
The Chris Gethard Show
Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre live weekly spectacle.
Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots
Film by Kenny Mann (Documentary, Biography, Drama and History) Editor Kenny Mann's mother's maiden name was SCHOENBAUM which means 'beautiful tree' in German. Being Jewish and socialist, she and her Polish husband were forced to flee Romania in 1940. Eventually, they settled in Kenya. Born and raised there, Kenny Mann examines her own life and identity within the context of her parent's life in Africa. Unlike British colonial settlers, her parents came to Africa to learn, to teach and to improve life for African people, adapting their secular Judaism to a deep identification with Africa and Africans. Compiled as a poetic collage of narration, moving images, voices, music and still shots, Jewish themes, such as remembering, forgetting, documenting and assimilating are explored, leading to the more universal themes of identity, place, home and self. Written by Anonymous
Television Camera and Electrical Department Our world is becoming increasingly more complex, more toxic, more demanding. People are being flooded with stimuli from a number of different directions. It's a breeding ground for stress and stress-related ailments. Got Zen? will provide Veria viewers with a daily dose of relief from the external forces that get their blood pressure up and keep their endorphins down. Each themed-episode of Got Zen? will help you get your day started with daily relaxation techniques for the mind, body, and spirit. Host Bex and her special guests will share their expertise and philosophies that will help you find zen in all aspects of your life. From relationships at home to interactions throughout the rest of the day, Got Zen? will help you foster decompression from the stresses of everyday life. Got Zen? on Veria Living will be all the sustenance you need to find peace, tranquility and happiness. Written by Veria Living TV
Rock Your Yoga
Television (Sport) Camera and Electrical Department In Rock Your Yoga, Sadie Nardini brings her cool, accessible teaching style, down-to-earth yoga tips and centered-living tools to a yoga series like no other. The daily morning show combines everyday yoga practice, alignment tips, solutions for common ailments, nutrition tips and action steps to bring the yoga lifestyle to everyday living. Written by Veria Living TV
World Peace & Prayer Day
Film by Perry Finkelstein (Documentary and Family) Director, Producer World Peace and Prayer Day was founded in 1996 in the Black Hills of South Dakota by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation keeper of the sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Sioux Nation. Arvol Looking Horse was led by a vision to honor sacred sites and to invite all nations and all faiths to do the same, to heal our relationship with our mother, the Earth. World Peace and Prayer Day is held annually on the summer solstice, a powerful day to pray for peace among all living beings. 2010 WP&PD was held at Blue Star Equiculture in Palmer, Mass. Their mission is to provide homeless working horses a sanctuary while bringing education, equine awareness, skills and healing to the community and environment. Written by Anonymous
Television (News and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department
Walking with Life: The Birth of a Human Rights Movement in Africa
Video by Kenny Mann (Documentary and Family) Editor, Sound department Human rights education in Senegal triggers a re-examination of Koranic law and traditions like forced early marriage and female circumcision, causing a historic movement towards positive social change.
Television (News and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department
The Swahili Beat
Film (short) by Kenny Mann (Documentary and History) Editor THE SWAHILI BEAT is an upbeat look at the remarkable history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast. Packed with the music and dance of the Swahili and other indigenous coastal peoples, the film takes viewers from the fabled island of Lamu off the northern coast of Kenya to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The film traces the development of the Swahili culture through the intermarriage of Arab settlers, arriving from Oman in the 8th century, with local Africans. The resulting Afro-Arab Islamic hybrid culture cemented economic and social stability and fueled the emergence of the Swahili as prosperous merchant brokers in the Indian Ocean basin and in the growing East African slave trade. This made them a lucrative target for successive waves of settlers, invaders and colonizers, including the Persians, Portuguese, Arabs, Germans and British. THE SWAHILI BEAT examines the impact of these invaders, and asks whether the Swahili, ... Written by Kenny Mann
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film
TV Movie by Don Fizzinoglia (Documentary and History) Camera and Electrical Department This 90-minute documentary illustrates how directors pushed boundaries and altered the art of filmmaking during the turbulent, swinging 1960s. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, "Reel Radicals" features clips from such seminal films as Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967); Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967); Dennis Hopper's "Easy Rider" (1969); John Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962); Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" (1964) and "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968); John Schlesinger's "Midnight Cowboy" (1969); Richard Brooks' "Elmer Gantry" (1960) and "In Cold Blood" (1967); and Norman Jewison's "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) and "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968). Frankenheimer, Jewison, Hopper, Schlesinger, Penn, Buck Henry, Paul Mazursky, Roger Corman and Arthur Hiller are among the filmmakers who discuss the decade. Written by alfiehitchie
Television (Documentary and Biography) Camera and Electrical Department Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."
Film by John Reidy Miscellaneous Crew A NYC police office returns home after 6 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Best of Nesconset Award
EMPixx Gold Award
Telly Award - LIGALY - Equal Rights Awareness
Telly Award - Not In Our Name Documentary ~ NYC peace rally, Broadcast on PBS
Telly Award - Messages of Peace
Telly Award - Chi Cuisine
Emmy Award - Intimate Portrait – Madeleine Albright
Telly Award - Defending Your Life
Vision Award - Keep It Clean…the kids are watching Nationally aired Public Service Announcement
Telly Award - Embrace The Moon Tai Chi Chuan
Telly Award - Bamboo Mountain Chi Kung
Videographer Award of Distinction