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Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403

I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentary
that addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.

In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.
It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.
Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.

On a filmic note :::
Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.

And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: 
THE PRISM
.

Enjoy.

Jul 16
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.

June’s Steel Drum Orchestras ::: http://vimeo.com/45010190

This is very quick and dirty.
Last summer my partner in crime Sarah Hagey and I made a short film on Despers USA,
a full steel drum orchestra from Trinidad. Throughout the summer, various bands gather
throughout brooklyn to practice and prepare for the annual competition in September.
Last year’s winners were Adlib, this is a small excerpt of their performance that Sarah and I
had a pleasure of checking out. The Despers put on a night that featured the best of the best
and asked us to film the event. We haven’t yet had a chance to edit the entire thing.
But here’s a little taste, I was elevated by Adlib and perhaps you will be too.

Our short film, Despers USA is screening at Rooftop films on June 29th, and the
Despers are performing!

Be sure to check it out - they transport you into a trance!

Otherwise, I’m currently in Cyprus working on my first feature films and so the posts are less
frequent but are nevertheless coming…I will be posting some interesting stuff over the summer.


In the meantime,
One of my new all time favorite films 5 Broken Cameras.
Absolutely ingenius, done jointly by a Palestinian and an Israeli director.
It’s conveys the problems as you have never seen it before, cleverly and emotionally structured.
Brilliant editing too.

Find it!

Jun 18
June’s Steel Drum Orchestras ::: http://vimeo.com/45010190
This is very quick and dirty.Last summer my partner in crime Sarah Hagey and I made a short film on Despers USA,a full steel drum orchestra from Trinidad. Throughout the summer, various bands gatherthroughout brooklyn to practice and prepare for the annual competition in September.Last year’s winners were Adlib, this is a small excerpt of their performance that Sarah and Ihad a pleasure of checking out. The Despers put on a night that featured the best of the bestand asked us to film the event. We haven’t yet had a chance to edit the entire thing.But here’s a little taste, I was elevated by Adlib and perhaps you will be too.
Our short film, Despers USA is screening at Rooftop films on June 29th, and theDespers are performing!
Be sure to check it out - they transport you into a trance!
Otherwise, I’m currently in Cyprus working on my first feature films and so the posts are lessfrequent but are nevertheless coming…I will be posting some interesting stuff over the summer.
In the meantime,One of my new all time favorite films 5 Broken Cameras.Absolutely ingenius, done jointly by a Palestinian and an Israeli director.It’s conveys the problems as you have never seen it before, cleverly and emotionally structured.Brilliant editing too.
Find it!

There are so many layers to the New Orleans experience. Misty mornings, quiet sunlit days. Slow paced footsteps. Streets echoe of instruments.

All very special ::: http://vimeo.com/20319038

Last week I produced an event for video/film editors in New Orleans, The Editors Retreat. One of my favorite events to produce/attend. There were so many fantastic sessions, especially Geoffrey Richman’s analysis of editing Murderball and The Cove

Anyway, It was one week before Mardi Gras but the parades and parties already started. I can’t imagine what will happen this week. Here’s one layer of New Orleans.

Feb 21
There are so many layers to the New Orleans experience. Misty mornings, quiet sunlit days. Slow paced footsteps. Streets echoe of instruments.
All very special ::: http://vimeo.com/20319038
Last week I produced an event for video/film editors in New Orleans, The Editors Retreat. One of my favorite events to produce/attend. There were so many fantastic sessions, especially Geoffrey Richman’s analysis of editing Murderball and The Cove. 
Anyway, It was one week before Mardi Gras but the parades and parties already started. I can’t imagine what will happen this week. Here’s one layer of New Orleans.

It’s almost impossible to walk a distance of one block in New Orleans without encountering sounds of various instruments…

WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/14751859

some performers are just trying to earn a buck by utilizing their limited skills…others with more gifts lure your ear and entice your attention…here’s what NOLA sounded like on one saturday in june…

(recorded on the same day that the zoom was on a wrong setting…so internal 5D audio - ay!) 

Sep 06
It’s almost impossible to walk a distance of one block in New Orleans without encountering sounds of various instruments…
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/14751859
some performers are just trying to earn a buck by utilizing their limited skills…others with more gifts lure your ear and entice your attention…here’s what NOLA sounded like on one saturday in june…
(recorded on the same day that the zoom was on a wrong setting…so internal 5D audio - ay!) 

WATCH ::: http://www.vimeo.com/14330676

I caught up with Jery in Woodstock… Woodstock NY… where hippies still thrive, where people connect with the source and where every Sunday, you can join Rainbow’s drum circle, tune in, let go and bring out the dormant musician you harbor deep inside…FUN!…recently Jery’s been hanging with the Rainbow group while figuring things out…

Aug 22
WATCH ::: http://www.vimeo.com/14330676
I caught up with Jery in Woodstock… Woodstock NY… where hippies still thrive, where people connect with the source and where every Sunday, you can join Rainbow’s drum circle, tune in, let go and bring out the dormant musician you harbor deep inside…FUN!…recently Jery’s been hanging with the Rainbow group while figuring things out…
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.

Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403

I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentary
that addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.

In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.
It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.
Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.

On a filmic note :::
Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.

And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: 
THE PRISM
.

Enjoy.

June’s Steel Drum Orchestras ::: http://vimeo.com/45010190
This is very quick and dirty.Last summer my partner in crime Sarah Hagey and I made a short film on Despers USA,a full steel drum orchestra from Trinidad. Throughout the summer, various bands gatherthroughout brooklyn to practice and prepare for the annual competition in September.Last year’s winners were Adlib, this is a small excerpt of their performance that Sarah and Ihad a pleasure of checking out. The Despers put on a night that featured the best of the bestand asked us to film the event. We haven’t yet had a chance to edit the entire thing.But here’s a little taste, I was elevated by Adlib and perhaps you will be too.
Our short film, Despers USA is screening at Rooftop films on June 29th, and theDespers are performing!
Be sure to check it out - they transport you into a trance!
Otherwise, I’m currently in Cyprus working on my first feature films and so the posts are lessfrequent but are nevertheless coming…I will be posting some interesting stuff over the summer.
In the meantime,One of my new all time favorite films 5 Broken Cameras.Absolutely ingenius, done jointly by a Palestinian and an Israeli director.It’s conveys the problems as you have never seen it before, cleverly and emotionally structured.Brilliant editing too.
Find it!
June’s Steel Drum Orchestras ::: http://vimeo.com/45010190
This is very quick and dirty.Last summer my partner in crime Sarah Hagey and I made a short film on Despers USA,a full steel drum orchestra from Trinidad. Throughout the summer, various bands gatherthroughout brooklyn to practice and prepare for the annual competition in September.Last year’s winners were Adlib, this is a small excerpt of their performance that Sarah and Ihad a pleasure of checking out. The Despers put on a night that featured the best of the bestand asked us to film the event. We haven’t yet had a chance to edit the entire thing.But here’s a little taste, I was elevated by Adlib and perhaps you will be too.
Our short film, Despers USA is screening at Rooftop films on June 29th, and theDespers are performing!
Be sure to check it out - they transport you into a trance!
Otherwise, I’m currently in Cyprus working on my first feature films and so the posts are lessfrequent but are nevertheless coming…I will be posting some interesting stuff over the summer.
In the meantime,One of my new all time favorite films 5 Broken Cameras.Absolutely ingenius, done jointly by a Palestinian and an Israeli director.It’s conveys the problems as you have never seen it before, cleverly and emotionally structured.Brilliant editing too.
Find it!

June’s Steel Drum Orchestras ::: http://vimeo.com/45010190

This is very quick and dirty.
Last summer my partner in crime Sarah Hagey and I made a short film on Despers USA,
a full steel drum orchestra from Trinidad. Throughout the summer, various bands gather
throughout brooklyn to practice and prepare for the annual competition in September.
Last year’s winners were Adlib, this is a small excerpt of their performance that Sarah and I
had a pleasure of checking out. The Despers put on a night that featured the best of the best
and asked us to film the event. We haven’t yet had a chance to edit the entire thing.
But here’s a little taste, I was elevated by Adlib and perhaps you will be too.

Our short film, Despers USA is screening at Rooftop films on June 29th, and the
Despers are performing!

Be sure to check it out - they transport you into a trance!

Otherwise, I’m currently in Cyprus working on my first feature films and so the posts are less
frequent but are nevertheless coming…I will be posting some interesting stuff over the summer.


In the meantime,
One of my new all time favorite films 5 Broken Cameras.
Absolutely ingenius, done jointly by a Palestinian and an Israeli director.
It’s conveys the problems as you have never seen it before, cleverly and emotionally structured.
Brilliant editing too.

Find it!

There are so many layers to the New Orleans experience. Misty mornings, quiet sunlit days. Slow paced footsteps. Streets echoe of instruments.
All very special ::: http://vimeo.com/20319038
Last week I produced an event for video/film editors in New Orleans, The Editors Retreat. One of my favorite events to produce/attend. There were so many fantastic sessions, especially Geoffrey Richman’s analysis of editing Murderball and The Cove. 
Anyway, It was one week before Mardi Gras but the parades and parties already started. I can’t imagine what will happen this week. Here’s one layer of New Orleans.
There are so many layers to the New Orleans experience. Misty mornings, quiet sunlit days. Slow paced footsteps. Streets echoe of instruments.
All very special ::: http://vimeo.com/20319038
Last week I produced an event for video/film editors in New Orleans, The Editors Retreat. One of my favorite events to produce/attend. There were so many fantastic sessions, especially Geoffrey Richman’s analysis of editing Murderball and The Cove. 
Anyway, It was one week before Mardi Gras but the parades and parties already started. I can’t imagine what will happen this week. Here’s one layer of New Orleans.

There are so many layers to the New Orleans experience. Misty mornings, quiet sunlit days. Slow paced footsteps. Streets echoe of instruments.

All very special ::: http://vimeo.com/20319038

Last week I produced an event for video/film editors in New Orleans, The Editors Retreat. One of my favorite events to produce/attend. There were so many fantastic sessions, especially Geoffrey Richman’s analysis of editing Murderball and The Cove

Anyway, It was one week before Mardi Gras but the parades and parties already started. I can’t imagine what will happen this week. Here’s one layer of New Orleans.

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Posted on Monday September 6th 2010 at 04:05pm. Its tags are listed below.

It’s almost impossible to walk a distance of one block in New Orleans without encountering sounds of various instruments…
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/14751859
some performers are just trying to earn a buck by utilizing their limited skills…others with more gifts lure your ear and entice your attention…here’s what NOLA sounded like on one saturday in june…
(recorded on the same day that the zoom was on a wrong setting…so internal 5D audio - ay!) 
It’s almost impossible to walk a distance of one block in New Orleans without encountering sounds of various instruments…
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/14751859
some performers are just trying to earn a buck by utilizing their limited skills…others with more gifts lure your ear and entice your attention…here’s what NOLA sounded like on one saturday in june…
(recorded on the same day that the zoom was on a wrong setting…so internal 5D audio - ay!) 

It’s almost impossible to walk a distance of one block in New Orleans without encountering sounds of various instruments…

WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/14751859

some performers are just trying to earn a buck by utilizing their limited skills…others with more gifts lure your ear and entice your attention…here’s what NOLA sounded like on one saturday in june…

(recorded on the same day that the zoom was on a wrong setting…so internal 5D audio - ay!) 

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Posted on Sunday August 22nd 2010 at 03:59pm. Its tags are listed below.

WATCH ::: http://www.vimeo.com/14330676
I caught up with Jery in Woodstock… Woodstock NY… where hippies still thrive, where people connect with the source and where every Sunday, you can join Rainbow’s drum circle, tune in, let go and bring out the dormant musician you harbor deep inside…FUN!…recently Jery’s been hanging with the Rainbow group while figuring things out…
WATCH ::: http://www.vimeo.com/14330676
I caught up with Jery in Woodstock… Woodstock NY… where hippies still thrive, where people connect with the source and where every Sunday, you can join Rainbow’s drum circle, tune in, let go and bring out the dormant musician you harbor deep inside…FUN!…recently Jery’s been hanging with the Rainbow group while figuring things out…

WATCH ::: http://www.vimeo.com/14330676

I caught up with Jery in Woodstock… Woodstock NY… where hippies still thrive, where people connect with the source and where every Sunday, you can join Rainbow’s drum circle, tune in, let go and bring out the dormant musician you harbor deep inside…FUN!…recently Jery’s been hanging with the Rainbow group while figuring things out…