A Chat with Dr. Diane Meier, MD – Part III

In the penultimate segment of her interview, Dr. Meier shares two powerful experiences that changed her understanding of medicine and the complex role the physician plays in society. Q. Can you share any more experiences that shaped your development or helped make you so passionate ab
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Micro-Crews, Part III

In this final segment on micro-crewing I want to discuss the pros and cons of working “small” and suggest a few ways to avoid pitfalls with the approach.  You may want to catch part one and part two if you missed those posts. Let’s start with the positives: Life is not always wine and
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A Chat with Dr. Diane Meier, MD – Part II

We continue with the second segment of my interview with Dr. Diane Meier, Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care. If you missed it, you can catch up on part one here. Q. In 2008 you received
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Micro-Crews, Part II

So what does it take to tackle a micro-crew project? You’ve got to have the right people. You’ll need a highly concentrated skill set, so that each person can perform multiple tasks on set with proficiency. At a minimum a 2-person micro-crew will need to have skills—split betwee
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Micro-Crews, Part I

Production budgets are not what they used to be. This is not exactly news to anyone working in filmmaking. Show budgets that once would have been considered “low” now seem to be considered “average.” Cheap is the new normal. And while it can be cathartic to lament this situation, it d
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