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Client Holiday Video - Takeform

Produced by Alex Weiser and Ander Kazmerski Directed by Alex Weiser Shot and Edited by Ander Kazmerski Music: Happy Holiday (Beef Wellington Remix) - Bing Crosby Album: Christmas Remixed - Holiday Classics Re-Grooved

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Moon-lapse

I was out shooting the last day of principle photography on a short film with fellow filmmaker, Alex Weiser, when the clouds opened up and revealed a beautiful, blue, full moon. We had just wrapped the location so I quickly jumped at the chance to shoot a quick time lapse:

And here is a slightly longer cut with a little more video from the shoot that day: 

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Wall\Therapy

"A public community-level intervention using mural art as a vehicle to address our collective need for inspiration." wall-therapy.com

I spent a few hours checking out some local art produced through the Wall\Therapy initiative. While you may notice these murals around town, many of them are located in obscure, off the main road locations. Fortunately, their website has a map feature that will tell you exactly where you can find each work. The two in the video above are part of the Federer building complex off Main Street.

I encourage you to get out and explore Rochester's Wall\Therapy scene. Using their map (wall-therapy.com/wallmaps/) for guidance, you can explore Rochester's deep pockets of culture, art and architecture.

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That time I caught Sia at Karaoke #tbt

Near the end of 2007, just after graduating college in Rochester, NY, I took a road trip to Boston with a few friends. We were there to visit with and film Jukebox the Ghost.

After the show, we stopped in to a neighboring bar for a drink and to review some of the footage. The bar was rather large and had a flat screen TV and DJ booth off to one side, where the DJ and who I assumed was the manager, were singing Karaoke to an empty room. 

We plopped down and started reviewing the footage from the last few hours. Without warning, we heard this familiar woman's voice start singing Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear it for the Boy". As we looked up, Sia was dancing around the middle of the bar belting out the tune. I quickly switched the camera over to record mode and began filming her.

The footage is old, it's not shot well and it doesn't even span the whole length of the song. Despite all that, I thought it would make for a fun #tbt post and give me a reason to dig though my years of random footage I've collected.

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