Tag: New York City

A View of NYC from Meadowlands NJ – Under Pressure

“Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out”

Heard those lines on the radio from superstars Queen and David Bowie as I snapped these photos of NYC skyline on Saturday. With so many of us (myself included) discussing the suicide epidemic that humanity around the world is battling, those words have stuck in my head, and I continue to send out prayers to the souls of those who were lost, and their loved ones.

“Can’t we give ourselves one more chance
Why can’t we give love that one more chance
Why can’t we give love give love give love give love
Give love give love give love give love give love
‘Cause love’s such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the (people on streets) edge of the night
And loves (people on streets) dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure”

A View of NYC from Meadowlands NJ

“Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out”

Heard those lines on the radio from superstars Queen and David Bowie as I snapped these photos of NYC skyline on Saturday. With so many of us (myself included) discussing the suicide epidemic that humanity around the world is battling, those words have stuck in my head, and I continue to send out prayers to the souls of those who were lost, and their loved ones.

“Can’t we give ourselves one more chance
Why can’t we give love that one more chance
Why can’t we give love give love give love give love
Give love give love give love give love give love
‘Cause love’s such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the (people on streets) edge of the night
And loves (people on streets) dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure”

Patti Smith: Dream of Life trailer

Patti Smith: Dream Of Life, A film by Steven Sebring
Trailer edited by Charlie Kirby

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I worked as the Online Assistant Editor on this film.  Being that I was an essential part of the process of finishing this documentary; and being that I am a fan of Patti Smith, I thought it would be great to make a trailer for this film, which honors one of the most artistic and influential voices in American music and poetry.  This trailer is my own individual work, and is not the official studio trailer.

Patti Smith: Dream of Life was a winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary

We onlined this with the Avid DS Nitris.  

Bam The Liquid Robot – Dance Reel

Bam The Liquid Robot – Promo Reel

I am very proud that this video has generated over 787,000 YouTube hits so far!

Bam The Liquid Robot is a promo reel that I edited for one of my clients. Bam the Liquid Robot is a professional dancer who has performed in feature films, TV commercials and music videos. Bam also produces his own music. He asked me to cut a dancers reel from highlights of his footage over the past 20 years, over one of his own tracks.

This video is a montage of the evolution of Bam’s dance and choreography work spanning over two decades. It includes footage from his singing, dancing and recording performances, such as: Individual Funk, Centro Cristiano Calvario “The Chosen”, Metro, a battle with Speedy, a performance with Soul Majestics, ESPN, the feature film China Girl, his own interpretation of The Matrix, and a solo dance in the Bahamas.

For more videos pleas check out www.bamrobot.com

Bam’s wish is to reach audiences of all ages and colors, with the true gift of urban entertainment. That he may lift their spirits and share something in life that is most valuable:
The Love of God.

Lyrics:
Bam!
Dont’ stop. Ready to rock
Straight to the top
Do it non-stoppin’
Bam!
(repeat)

Are you ready to party tonight
this is your invite
here’s a chance to do what you like
cause it’s all right, all right

For years my trials holding me down
breaking through like grass through the ground
making me strong to stay heaven bound
holding me like raising up sound

The years of pressure making me like a diamond
getting me right like a wedding day marriage
the hood. the stress. I rock ready to bless
I used to rock with the best, but now Jesus is my thesis

Bam!
Dont’ stop. Ready to rock
Straight to the top
Do it non-stoppin’
Bam!
(repeat)

Are you ready to party tonight
this is your invite
here’s a chance to do what you like
cause it’s all right, all right

…. didn’t bring me to my knees
instead it let me see the real life of the street
I express the beat, DJ, Emcee, Graffitti rocking
b-boy that’s me

I watched my back, never sold crack
and when things got hard I was forced to lean back
but now I’m standing, changing the visioning
You got two ears, one mouth so do more listening

Bam!
Dont’ stop. Ready to rock
Straight to the top
Do it non-stoppin’
Bam!
(repeat)