Cast, Catch, Caught

I’ve been recording Mercy San Francisco’s dance performances for about ten years. They are closing their doors in June. I’ll miss their dances. For their last performance, I isolated Joshua Ornelas, the school’s last Director/Choreographer, and Brianna Anthony, Choreographer, performing Cast, Catch, Caught. Fine storytelling, without a spoken word. Check it out.

Music: You Really Got a Hold on Me by The Zombies

Taken Away

A couple of Pacifica song writers, Rich Jasso and Lee Parvin, crafted a song to bring our attention to the border wall and what it means for the children. They asked me to set their photos to the music, so I submit it to you here. Credits appear at the end. And boy can Lee sing a song.

Do Your Thing – West Coast Dance Conservatory

This was my third year working with West Coast Dance Conservatory’s owner and Artistic Director, Angela Holmes. We recorded five performances with two cameras and created DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and digital downloads of the performances. We included a montage from each performance.

The video below is a montage from the Saturday/Sunday 5 PM show. There were a lot of exciting performances, with some exquisite work from the company dancers. Thanks to Ron Ho for a great audio feed and creative lighting.

 

Once Upon a Time Video Montage

I’ve been working with Teri Nash at Heartbeat Dance Academy since 2007. It’s always amazing how she comes up with fresh ideas for each season’s spring dance recitals. This year they performed at the Carlmont Performing Arts Center, a wonderful venue for light and sound. I shot three performances with two HD cameras to make DVDs and Blu-Ray discs for the families. I received a solid sound feed from the house audio board. Check the video montage we created from the Saturday night teen show of Once Upon a Time. Great music, great dance.

 

 

West Coast Dance Conservatory

This was my second year working with Angela Holmes, the brilliant Owner/Artistic Director, who has grown what was Millbrae Dance Academy into the West Coast Dance Conservatory.

She put on four performances this year and I shot each with two cameras and an audio feed from the house sound board. AVS made DVDs and BluRay discs for each of the performances with titles and chapter markers to easily click forward and backward.

All performances were shot at the Bayside Performing Arts Center where Ron Ho provided his usual theatre support with professional lighting and sound.

One of my joys is making a montage set to music of the entire performance so each dance gets a share of the limelight. Angela collaborated, with her keen eye, to create a very fun look at the groups in each performance. Let Justin Timberlake’s theme music take you away.

 

 

San Francisco Public Golf Alliance

 

Since my son’s freshman year on the high school golf team in 2005, I’ve been involved with the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance. It’s a group of golf enthusiasts who’ve worked together to keep Sharp Park Golf Course from the hands of a group of environmentalists who sought to close the course and turn it into a wild life preserve.

Once a year the golf alliance holds a tournament at Sharp Park to remind the public that the course is always in jeopardy and requires stewardship to stay open.

The 2018 tournament is May 26, 2018. Entry forms are here.

We created a promotional video, to support the alliance, narrated by Mr. Bo Links.

Golfdom Magazine Cover

Golfdom Magazine hired me to do a photo shoot at Sharp Park Golf Course.

We hiked up the hill to photograph Wayne Kappelman, Sharp Park Golf Course Superintendent, in the foreground and the course and Pacific in the background. Wayne was awarded the Herb Graffis Business Person of the Year for his work at Sharp Park.

He had to figure a way to make the course green and playable, while eliminating all chemical pesticides. The result earned him thanks from the local community, environmental groups and appreciation from the players.

Photos were taken with a Canon 5DMII and Canon 24-105 lens.

Golfdom Cover