My three nieces do to the Polar Bear Plunge every New Year’s Day. They’ve all been involved for the past 6 years or so. It’s an event to raise funds for charities and help out those in need. In 2016 we decided that it would be fun to make a short video to capture the spirit of the event. I’d like to share it again in 2018!
Today was a great day! I was asked to take a break from my normal Assistant Editor duties, grab a camera and meet our small crew (DP and Audio Mixer) in Zucotti Park to shoot some live events unfolding. So I got paid to videotape literally 1 to 4 feet away from Tom Morello for his entire acoustic set at OWS! Got some great shots! We shot on a Canon 5D and a GoPro. The GoPro is cool, cause it’s like an HD spycam. Shoots 1080p, but fits in the palm of my hand. Most important thing is … my boss is VERY happy that we got a lot of great shots. And seeing Tom perform live and up close was AWESOME! Tom truly boosted the energy of the crowd in a good way. Thanks Tom.
Here are some still frames of footage that I shot today at OWS.
In my latest short film, Fitz Henley explores deeper meanings and spiritual themes in his hip hop lyrics. Topics include, inner progression, living for fame vs living for nobility, music is a healing remedy, and of particular interest to people of African American descent is his discussion of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
Fitz Henley and Akka perform their original song “E.B.T. – N.Y.C.” (Entry By Troops – New York City) during a live performance in Brooklyn NYC. MultiCamera shoot directed and edited by Charlie Kirby.
After viewing this clip, you may be interested in watching it’s companion piece Fitz Henley explores lyrics to E.B.T. – N.Y.C. in which Fitz Henley sits down for an interview to explore deeper meanings and spiritual themes in his hip hop lyrics.
Jam Master Jay, A Tribute is a short documentary film that I produced, shot and edited in the wake of Jam Master Jay’s untimely death in 2002. When I heard the news on the radio that morning, I grabbed my video camera gear and hopped on a train to Jamaica Queens NYC and I interviewed fans of his, who assembled to pay their final respects, outside of the recording studio in which he worked.
Examples of my motion graphic work with Photoshop and After Effects, can be seen by watching this video from :00 to :60 seconds.