Pictures of Billboard Live when they played with Panic at the Smith Point Beach hut
Pictures of the Jan Kus Quartet when they played at the Pulse Magazine's North Fork Summer Social at The Vineyards at Aqueboque.
Jan Kus is an internationally recognized New York-based saxophonist and composer. In addition to performing and recording with some of today’s biggest names in jazz (Alex Sipiagin, Antonio Hart, Linda Oh, Marko Djordjevic), and being active in a wide variety of musical genres (Traditional to Modern Jazz, Latin jazz, Flamenco, Neo-Soul), he performs his original music on a steady basis throughout the Tri-State Area and Europe, with past performances in Asia and the Caribbean, as the leader of his cross-cultural groups – the Jan Kus Quartet and Jan Kus & The Slavo-Rican Assembly.
For more information about the Jan Kus Quartet please click on the following link.
I met and interviewed Director Sara Soheili who hails from Iran at the 2017 Long Island International Film Expo. Here is a little bio about Sara and a write up about her thoughts on making short films.
Upon completion of her Bachelor Degree studies in Microbiology, she was graduated from Azad University, Tehran Branch. Along with her university studies, she attended Acting and Cinema Makeup Workshops at the Association of Young filmmakers. She then started her specialized artistic activities in Movies and Cinema as a make-up artist in "Four Finger" and "Marriage in Extra Time" movies. In 2011, she started acting in "Gasht-e Ershad" movie and continued this career afterward in other movies titled "Kalashnikov", "Night Shift", Gasht-e Ershad 2" and "Kimia" series. By making "Mwah" short film in 2016, she has shown her willingness to start film production and directing activities along with her acting.
Making short films.
Short Film, as its name implies, movies are said to have a short time. Of course not; it's only the criterion of these Films. The short film is laconicism place creativity and empiricism. Today the short films in the world films are referred to as a genre. The first films of the cinema history were Short films. Today, Short cinema is also in the world and thoughts and stories are expressed concisely... Sometimes making a short film is harder than making movie. Because you should tell your story in the shortest possible time. And whatever you say in a shorter time, you've made a shorter and more successful video... There is phrase in movie making is named Thinking Out Loud. This means that no idea trapped in your mind and nobody controls and limits you, so you should consider this an opportunity and as you can grow your imagination without fear and stress... Whatever film time is shorter and the director can tell his story at the same time so, it's better. Two major issues are important in short film making: a) being short in terms of time.... b) being simple
That is, the movie is easier but with a shocking concept and an attractive new idea, the movie will become more successful...
One of the key points in making short films is that its subject matter should be more closely respected in the script, which means that your viewer should be surprised at the same time. The hardest part is idealization in the short film steps and then a good start and a surprising ending end... idealization: Believe yourself and your creativity and take them seriously. Think about them and grow them and turn them into a story in your imagination. The first steps of the idealization is that express or think about your unusual thoughts that at first glance, seem ridiculous and do not be afraid of this, because some of these ideas become a basic idea and some of them are a spark for future ideas ... when you find your idea and story now start to make it. You do not need special effects or a professional camera to make a short film... Because the best short films making are usually the easiest But with a creative and surprising idea that persists in the mind ... we can make film with the least available facilities and use your friends as an actor and film factors. So it's important to talk about a fascinating tale...
Alfred Hitchcock: "making a good short film that includes short films, there are three most important elements of the first good script second good script third good script…
Some rules should be followed when you want to make short film script:
1. Instead of useless, saying- dialogues narrate the story with beautiful pictures.
2. Characterization of characters
3. One or two main characters
4. Correct use of the dialogue
5. Choosing an interesting story
In my opinion, if you have not made a short film yet, but you are interested it, Just have to start. Do not worry about technical and special effects and special and professional work for the first short film. Just start and learn how to capture the most interesting subject in its simplest form, and if you do not have a professional camera, start with any camera or even a cell phone camera. Because making a work better than do not make it and as previously stated, ask your friends to help you make this short film. Express your idea in three minutes or less and do not expect your movie to be very good and let's make the most awful movie. Because you will definitely learn the lessons in this experience and experience a lot, and if you have no idea and story, start the music video. If you have trouble with Close up and camerawork with your frame, you can use your style and aesthetics sense and choose any frame that sounds nice to you and start camerawork and you will learn lessons in the future experience how make the best frame. "The Last Sentence," Send your movie without fear to the world's festivals and let the whole worlds watch your work.
Pictures of Dan’s Papers GrillHampton, the East End’s grilling and tasting event that took place Fairview Farm at Mecox.
Consoul is an Indie Video Game Music Big Band specializing in fun arrangements of Music from Video Games, Anime, Cartoons and TV Shows.
The playlist includes Super Mario, Zelda, Street fighter, Sonic, Tetris, Banjo-Tooie, The Banner Saga, Civilization series, and many other games.
This is a completely indie project with some amazing musicians whom are passionate about gaming and video game music.
The musicians include GRAMMY award winning bass player Mitch Friedman, Latin GRAMMY nominee Felipe Fournier, studio drummer Gal Gershovsky, and Danny Flam (GRAMMY winning participant with Kanye West, Jay Z and others, and played and performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) and many other top of the line musicians.
Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer Arts & Concert Series with a jazz and blues themed event featuring t-shirt painting and an outdoor concert by Sympatico. This jazz-filled evening took place on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 PM in the Piazza Ernesto Strada, located on the corner of Post Ave and Maple Ave in downtown Westbury.
Sympatico (Toni Washington-Bolt, Brad Singer, Ruth Ansell and Bob Sole) brought a mix of classic jazz and blues that delighted audiences of all ages. Toni Washington-Bolt’s accomplishments include performing for President Clinton’s high society parties and collaborations with Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles and more. These fantastic musicians brought their substantial experience and talent to favorite songs that are timeless, emotional and popular.
Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a t-shirt painting activity. Artist/instructor Patty Eljaiek guided attendees as they created their own one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art.