Misenus is the fourth video production, produced in 1991. It followed Giving Maury the Treatment (1989), The Perfect Girl (1990) and No Parking Any Time (1990). J. Henry Fair was a partner in the first three and an inspiration in the last one.
Misenus stars Neal Keating. His music is also featured. Michael Benson contributed a strong Nagel (inspired by late night horror films of the early 20th century). And Billy Lee was an imposing Mr. Lowery.
Shot in wonderfully primitive Video 8 and reanimated in After Effects.
The password is: trojan hero
Time to catch up a bit.
We are finishing a new film that we shot last summer and is finally in the last stages of post production. It is called Better Love and stars and was created and produced by many of my favorite people. The film is a short (35 minutes) comedy and there will be plenty about it in the near future.
Here is a link to the web page, which will be updated over the next month.
Two Recent Q and A’s:
In late April I had the pleasure to talk with two talented actors – Pat Healy for his starring role in the creepy funny Cheap Thrills and Writer/Director/Actor John Turturro, about his latest film Fading Gigolo. Here is a link to the National Board of Review web site and an excerpt from the discussion with Pat Healy. And Here is a link to an excerpt from the discussion with Turturro.
I also finally got to watch the Q and A for Almodovar’s I’m So Excited, which I did with him and three members of the cast after the screening at Sony Studios last year. It is included as an extra on the DVD release of the film. I’ll post a link if it ever appears on youtube 🙂
This is the first set of live performances in the 64-minute music documentary “Strad For Lunch” that I recently edited and helped to shoot and produce. The film, directed by Marianne Hettinger, is about the US concert recital debut of the young German born violin virtuoso Oscar Bohórquez . In the performance which took place on March 7th, 2012, he plays a very rare Stradivarius violin. The concert took place at the WMP Concert Hall in New York City, with an all-Argentinian program of works by Ginastera, Ugarte, Beytelmann and Guastavino.
Oscar Bohórquez plays Floro M. Ugarte: Sonata for Violin and piano
1) Apasionado y Expresivo, 2) Tiernamente melancolico
3) Vivaz y bien ritmado
“Strad for Lunch” recital, WMP Concert Hall
New York City
Shot on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Rooftop Serenade is about an unusual and fortuitous meeting between two people (Gretchen MacLane and George Vlachos) on the roof of their building.
The soundtrack features the voices of Holly Leavy and Thomas W. Campbell, and original music by Mr. Campbell. Rooftop Serenade was shot on a single roll of Kodak reversal film with a Bolex camera and is two minutes and twenty five seconds in duration.
Update 1: I recently found the 16 mm master of this short film so will be producing an HD ProRes HQ version, based on a film to PRoRes transfer made through Color Lab.
Update 2: The HD transfer of Rooftop Serenade played at the Extremely Shorts Film Festival in Houston, Texas in early June, 2015. It played at the Carnegie Museum of Art, in Pittsburgh, in July. Stills from the original shoot can be found here.
The film can be seen here. The password is: west
Janet Braun-Reinitz discusses the restoration of La Grande Jatte in Harlem.
Directed and Edited by Thomas W. Campbell
The Restoration of HOMAGE TO SEURAT: LA GRANDE JATTE IN HARLEM, the 1986 community mural created by Eva Cockcroft. A project of RESCUE PUBLIC MURALS. The Restoration was completed by a select group of artists in the Fall of 2009. The Restoration was directed by Janet Braun-Reinitz. Part of a series of videos about the artists and the restoration project.
This is the trailer for a recent documentary, directed by Jesse White, that I co-edited. The film gets deeply into the world of craft drink making, a throwback to the pre-prohibition days of creative and quality bartending.
For more about Jesse and his film you can go to: http://jtwhitefilms.com
This is the profile and interview portion of a 64-minute music documentary “Strad For Lunch” that I recently edited and helped to shoot and produce. The film, directed by Marianne Hettinger, is about the US concert recital debut of the young German born violin virtuoso Oscar Bohorquez . In the performance which took place on March 7th, 2012, he plays a very rare Stradivarius violin. The concert took place at the WMP Concert Hall in New York City, with an all-Argentinian program of works by Ginastera, Ugarte, Beytelmann and Guastavino.
For more information about the director and/or the film, which includes a multi-camera live performance, go to: http://www.mariannehettinger.com/rom-com-films-with-dance.html