CME Presents

CME Presents

CME presents takes you inside the media making process with creatives from New York and beyond.


August 8, 2023 58 mins

Jendra Jarnagin is a film, tv and commercial cinematographer whose projects have played at Sundance and Tribeca and have streamed on Hulu, and Paramount Plus.

She also recently completed work on the Warner Brothers television show, East New York.

But before working as a cinematographer, Jendra began her career as a gaffer and electrician.

In this episode, Jendra explains her path to becoming a cinematographer.

We then delve into he...

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Rebecca Seidel is a podcast producer, engineer and sound designer. She is lead producer for the company Goat Rodeo and lead engineer for the show Other Men Need Help. She has also spent some serious time considering the role that bridges play in our lives.


In fact, over the past few years, Rebecca created a podcast series dedicated to exploring this very idea, called Abridged. The first episode of the series follows climber Dave ...

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Virtual Productions are changing and expanding the ways in which films and media are made.

But how can virtual productions expand the possibilities for creativity. And how accessible are these tools to independent creators?

Earlier this year, the New York City Center for Media Education held a Virtual Production panel as part of the 2023 CME Winter Media Summit.

The goal was to define what exactly is virtual production, explore how...

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Is the evolving media landscape affecting how independent films are being made?  Earlier this year, the New York City Center for Media Education held a panel to discuss the current and future state of independent film as part of the 2023 CME Winter Media Summit. The aim was to explore whether the changing media landscape and the seemingly endless supply of streaming content provided to audiences, affects how indie filmmakers produc...

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Jarrett DePasquale is a director and producer.  His portfolio of commercials and branded content includes work for Ford, Wild Turkey, Coach, Lexus and the first-ever custom episode of the hit show Hot Ones, for Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. But his path to directing wasn’t linear. Before directing and producing, Jarrett spent some formative years working as a sound mixer on film sets.

In this episode, Jarrett explain...

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March 3, 2023 46 mins

Jennifer Lee is a film and TV editor. You’ve seen some of her recent work if you’ve watched the 20th Century Studios comedy, Rosaline, the pilot for the Golden-Globe winning show, Ramy, or the The Fallout, which won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.


But before Jennifer pivoted into film and tv editing, she worked as a comic book editor. Jenifer shares her experience transitioning into the film and tv editing world.  We then take a de...

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Elena Engel is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and producer who has worked on projects with Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Company, PBS, and The United Nations, among others. Years ago, she began collaborating with acclaimed actor and producer John Leguizamo on a film that would eventually become John Leguizamo Live at Rikers, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film documents John Leguizamo performing his one-man sh...

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How do you effectively direct, distribute and create an international promotional campaign for your independent film? Filmmaker and storyteller Sian-Pierre Regis figured it out with his documentary, Duty Free. The film explores the economic crisis for an aging population, ageism and the care crisis, but it is also a deeply personal story that examines the bond between son and mother. 

Duty Free played in theaters across the country...

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December 19, 2022 1 min

CME Presents is a new podcast from the New York City Center for Media Education.

CME Presents interviews digital creators and industry experts to understand how the films, media and digital experiences of our time are made. Investigate with CME how great digital stories are told, how tech is changing the way we create and much more. The creative space moves quickly; CME is here to deliver industry information and media production t...

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