My friend Adam Carbone and I recently decided we need to finally sit down and collaborate. I pitched the idea of a cable access children’s day care program- something my friends and I went off on during a very tiring WaterFire morning when they discovered I keep an Altoids tin of Tums in my backpack. We had it written within a week, shot and edited in two days…
We plan to make more when our schedules calm down, so stay tuned.
I have just been hired as the media producer for WaterFire Providence. I’m very excited, especially since it’s one of largest art installations and events in the city. I will be in charge of everything audio/visual. So all the social media video, some photography, PSAs and commercials, music program… it’s all me, people. To learn more about WaterFire, the website is waterfire.org
Sorry for the lack of updates, but I have actually been working on an album! If you follow me on Twitter you’ll see pictures of me popping up here and there tracking all the ukulele. I’m aiming for 11 songs, spanning from college to now. Believe me, I’ve written way more than that- But let’s cut out the fat, shall we?
This is the first take of the song “Your Looks”
Here is a test I made when I started learning the recording program. I actually made up and recorded the song on my laptop mic as I went along, writing the lyrics and melody last; completely opposite of how I write. But, I ended up liking it so much I fixed up the lyrics and will have a final version on the album. Enjoy!
I met the very talented Jamie Jewett when I returned to grad school, and he told me about this piece he filmed, but never finished. I always like a challenge – even after learning it was a modern dance piece. He asked if I could take the hour long performance and put it to 10 minutes…. like I said, a challenge. Well, now it’s premiering at Cable Car Cinema October 17th at 9pm as part of the Pixilerations event going on in Providence! Come and hang out Here’s the program. And if you can’t make it, here’s the film!
I taught at a movie camp this summer, It was a blast. The kids did an amazing job and their films were adorable. The day we showed the kids’ movies Jesse called me, “Hey, are we doing the 48 this year?”
To be honest, I wasn’t planning it. Just wiped out from the camp and my grandmothers 90th surprise Birthday film, I felt it wasn’t physically possible for another sleepless weekend. I answered Jesse, “Call me tomorrow when I’m more rested.” He called me the next day, and I made the same request. I realized… If I’m having him call me when I feel better, that just means I want to do it. I called him saying, “Screw it, let’s do this.”
Jesse wound up being producer this year. He did an awesome job getting us in the system and bringing an amazing team together. He brought in his friend Jamie from when he worked at Full Channel and their friend Sam Coale, another local filmmaker. We got along right away and went off to kick-off.
We pulled the genre: Vacation or Holiday.
The prop? An autopart.
The line of dialogue? “We need to get going.”
And the character: Dear Albert or Alice, advice columnist.
Well, this is what they look like through our eyes. Enjoy!
We didn’t take home any awards this year. I don’t care- We got an awesome reaction at the screening and the weekend was a blast. Well… till next year!
So I have been tossing around the idea of a web series based around a guy in a small town with his embarrasing family and vlogging about it. I just didn’t know how to execute it… until now. So I tried out a pilot to see if it could be done, and indeed it worked. Once I fine tune the puppetry and human world, and get more crew than just myself, I really hope The Autobiography of Eddie Jacques will take off. But for now, please enjoy the pilot!
DISCALIMER: This has nothing to do with Jim Henson Productions. Using Whatnot Muppets from FAO Schwarz, I feel using their puppets is more of an homage which inspired how I could make the character work, and I couldn’t be happier with how it is progressing. Enjoy!
My friend Danny George and I began a lo-fi project: Please Press 1.
We recorded a song we wrote a couple years ago- And now we want you to listen to it.
Once I get caught up on my projects we’ll record a handful more and I’ll make up a website.
In the meantime, please enjoy!
For anyone who knows my mother, she is a hardcore Donny Osmand fan. She worked late at RIC Tuesday and had to DVR the Dancing with the Stars finale. When she came home, the rest of us knew who the winner was. So as always when it comes to her and Donny, I bust on her- and it was too good of an opportunity to miss on camera when the winner was announced.
If you still don’t believe she’s an avid fan, here she is singing with Donny and Marie about nine months ago.