Staying pretty busy pitching a reality series with Peter Christ and Shoutout Communications, editing a few pieces and providing support for a few editors.
Edited a number of music videos recently for Dick Connette's Storysound Records https://storysoundrecords.com/
including a couple of Loudon Wainwright III songs
Dick's got an amazing roster of talent and it's always a pleasure to work with them and with Dick.
Was part of the production team shooting a new music video for Dick Connette at the fabled
Power Station recording studio in August of 2021
The song features an amazing set of voices: Rachelle Garniez, Chaim Tannenbaum, Suzy Roche, Loudon Wainwright, and many many others.
The main 2 cameras were helmed by Albie Mitchell and Jaime Mitchell while I manned the locked down camera, adjusting position in between takes. And I edited the piece with the help of Rachelle and Dick...
Been a while since I've edited a scripted piece with actors, so it's been an adventure editing and polishing Alan Brasington's THE POEM OF MY LIFE, a one man show written and performed by Alan. Limited coverage pushed my video and audio editing skills to a new level utilizing some amazing features in Adobe Premiere 2021
Directed by Martin Spinelli and Alan.
I did an initial edit in NY and then travelled down to Sarasota, FL at the end of last July to finish the edit.
Still working with Steve Brand on the Blu-Ray and DVD of the restoration of his 1984 documentary KADDISH
Steve's been working with IndieCollect for a few years on the restoration. There were about 10 problems that IndieCollect had been unable to fix. I was able to sit in on a few DaVinci Resolve sessions and fix these problems... One solution in particular was pure magic. Was able to fix a jumpcut embedded in the film source...
The restoration premiered at Lincoln Center in January, 2022 as part of the New York Jewish Film Festival...
And the DVD and streaming will be handled by Kino Lorber with a release in September 2022
Shot a music video with Patrick Miller on the other camera a few months ago at "The Cutting Room" for Luis Accorsi. Luis just sent me the link of the finished piece. Was a fun couple of hours but I do sometimes feel like I'm getting too old for this sh*t.
Went out to Morsches on the south shore of Long Island last summer to shoot an event on the beach featuring freshly harvested oysters for a new website. Shot on the Iphone Pro 12 with the DJI OM4 gimbal... Pretty amazing for a smartphone and stabilizer.
Also edited a video that documented a recent gallery show shot by Coleen Fitzgibbon featuring more Iphone footage shot with the DJI gimbal. Scary how good that stuff looks...