My name is Lynn Weissman, and I'm a Cinematographer/ Videographer, Editor, and Producer. I love that I get to be both a geek and an empathetic human being, smithing the art and science of video production to tell people's stories.
I make videos about all kinds of things, though I especially love shooting documentaries, artists, and the stuff of real life and fictional life. I shoot with many video cameras, including a Canon EOS C100 Mark II, 5D Mark III DSLR, a slew of Canon lenses, and a Sony PMW-200 XDCAM. I edit in Final Cut Pro and Premiere CC.
My video projects have won festival, competition, and grant awards; aired on public and cable television, and screened nationwide and in Canada. Whether I'm shooting behind the lens, editing, or producing, I have the remarkable privilege of bearing witness to many extraordinary stories and events, meeting extraordinary people, and the helping to tell their stories.
I launched Weisswoman Productions in 2002, after earning my second Master's degree, in Philanthropy and Media from the Visionaries Institute at Suffolk University, though the generosity of a full merit scholarship from actor Sam Waterston. I hold another M.S. in Public Health from UMass Amherst. My undergraduate studies were in Psychology and Biology at SUNY Albany, where I almost had a minor in English.
Unique traits: Award-Winning Video Production, Cinematography and Editing An SDO Certified Women's Business Enterprise Polite Spanish Love my job!
To the Edge of the Sky
Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department How far would you go to save your son's life? To the Edge of the Sky follows four families as they fight the FDA to gain access to a potentially lifesaving drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal disease their sons suffer from and the number one genetic killer of boys in the world. With a promising drug on the horizon, we witness the transformation of the mothers of four boys into "the rogue moms" as they become political activists and heroes during their righteous battle against time and the FDA.
Left on Pearl
Film (Documentary) Cinematographer What happens when Boston's 1971 International Women's Day marchers turn LEFT ON PEARL Street in Cambridge, and seize and occupy a Harvard-owned building for a women's center, on land sought by the largely African-American Riverside neighborhood for affordable housing? How and why did hundreds of women of diverse backgrounds decide to take a radical, collective action that would change their lives? How did this action intersect with the surrounding African-American neighborhood's fight against displacement by Harvard University's expansion? What is its lasting legacy 45 years later?
Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department In the dark comedy short "Beyond Cheesecake," suicidal TV foodie Paulette confronts her betraying producer - and her millennial replacement.
The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen
Film (Documentary, Biography, Family and History) Camera and Electrical Department For six decades Angela Bowen, classical dancer and teacher, black lesbian feminist activist, and professor has influenced and inspired untold numbers speaking out as strongly for the Arts, Black and Women's Rights as she has for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The film depicts Bowen's life across the decades, from the early fifties, with historic footage, photographs and interviews including her dance mentor, dance partner, former husband, partner, children, activists, scholars, and dance and university students. Bowen's candid and compelling stories allow us to understand how race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and choices, her mission, and strategies for survival. Passionate Pursuits is intended to challenge and inspire diverse audiences to pursue their own dreams with tenacity and courage, but not for themselves alone. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department When the two greatest warriors in the land were united, they thought they'd live happily ever after. Now Bonnie Higgins, her sidekick Clyde, and her evil guitar are about to teach them that love hurts.
Give Me the Banjo
Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department A comprehensive look at a quintessential American musical instrument, the banjo, from its African roots to contemporary jazz and into the 21st century.
Film (Documentary, History and War) Camera and Electrical Department Superpower is a well-executed and comprehensive film that asks tough questions and goes behind the scenes of America's national security apparatus and military actions. Far from a conspiracy film about the dangers of government secrets and regime change, this well-balanced film straddles the philosophical divide and allows viewers to understand the US quest for global dominance through economic and military strategy that is exposed through review of historical events, personal interviews, and analysis of US foreign policy. Written by Barbara-Anne Steegmuller
Film (Short and Drama) Sound department In Everything Good, middle-aged, Midwestern Lila confronts the convention of her ordinary life. She travels to Amsterdam where she seizes the opportunity to express herself sexually in a way that most women wouldn't dare. Risking the security of the life she has known, Lila goes after what she thinks she wants but ends up getting just what she needs. Written by Caren Block
Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School
Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Hineini (Hebrew for 'Here I am') chronicles the story of one student's courageous fight to establish a gay-straight alliance at a Jewish high school in the Boston area and the transformative impact of her campaign on everyone involved. Beyond the struggle to create a supportive environment for gay and lesbian students and teachers at the school, this is the story of a community wrestling with the very definition of pluralism and diversity in a Jewish context. Shulamit Izen enters 9th grade at The New Jewish High School (now Gann Academy) longing to connect more deeply with her Jewish faith. She also starts school as an out lesbian. Using interviews with Shulamit, her family, teachers, and other students - both those who support her campaign and those who oppose it - the film allows the members of this community to tell their own story as it unfolds. What emerges is a potent story of Jewish pluralism and a community navigating the cross-currents of Jewish tradition and social change. Written by Anonymous
Time and Again
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Winner, AVA Awards – Event Category
Winner, MarCom Awards – Pro Bono Category
Winner, Videographer Awards - Marketing, Special Events/Non-profit, & Wedding Highlights Categories
Winner, DV Awards - Sales and Promotion, Wedding/Event, & Low Budget Videography Categories
Winner, Creative Spirit Foundation Awards – Commercial/Training/Industrial Films
Winner, Aurora Awards - New Product/Service Category
Winner, Vista Awards, National Professional Videographers Association/New England - Corporate
University of Massachusetts, Amherst