Posts Tagged 'youth'

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Editor Tom Pastorelle recently cut some videos for Symphony Guild Seattle Children’s Hospital. The videos were directed by Brian Johnson, who is a frequent collaborator of Tom’s.

Brian’s friend Mateo Messina (Grammy Award winner for the Juno score) asked him to concept and shoot four videos.  Mateo holds a benefit concert every year for this Hospital. One of the videos was a teaser for the benefit concert to air on local Seattle stations and the other three were to be shown during the event to familiarize the audience with the doctors and patients.

Brian and Tom spent a week cutting the videos and then sent them to Mateo to score.  This was a pro bono effort from start to finish.  Tom was happy to donate his time, saying,  “The reward was getting to work on something for a good cause and laughing it up in the editing room with Brian.  Good times.”

Of the four videos, one featured Rishi, a patient born without working kidneys. We all found his story particularly inspirational. This year the theme for the benefit was “superheroes”, so the kids each came up with a costume and a name.  Rishi is the “Peaceful Warrior” and he uses music to scare off bad guys and comfort people.

The Today Show aired a segment today on this young “Peaceful Warrior”!!
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/37128034#37128034

If you’d like to find out more about this incredible organization, follow the link:    http://www.thesymphonyguild.org

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Music Provided by Girls

Could they be considered the soundtrack of today’s generation?

The band Girls, who we’ve done a few music videos for now, are popping up all over the music scene lately and are being featured on Urban Outfitter’s main website! Their new track “Lust for Life” can be seen on this month’s AV Club page or below!

The video was shot and directed by Aaron Brown and Ben Chappell and really captures what’s at the heart of today’s youth in San Fransisco, which has always been a town to provide an excellent backdrop for political as well as artistic movements.

How Young is Too Young?

You tell me cause I’m not sure what my position on this is yet….

I was browsing articles on NYTimes.com and came across TOTSPOT. It’s basically a social networking website for babies. Truthfully, it’s written and run by the parents but still… you know kids are all over the internet by the age of three nowadays!…Wow…did I really just say “Nowadays”? Anyway, check out this article; it explains a little more about the website itself.

Personally I think it’s a little weird, not to mention potentially dangerous. I don’t want to sound like some old lady shaking a fist in the air, but damn…kids these days are growing up too fast- what with the facebook and the vh1! …Okay…I’m done now, sorry, sometimes my inner old lady takes over….I call her Ethel.

Perfect Pitch!

Remember Nichyria Byrd?

Well, it turns out your votes may have helped her win the Youth Achievement Award at the ESPYs this year!!!  She had over 100,000 votes from around the world!! After receiving a prestigious award in L.A. she returned home to Chicago only to be met with even more good news!!

The Chicago White Sox invited Nichyria to throw out the first pitch at Monday evening’s game against the Boston Red Sox!!!!

We are so proud to have been a part of Nichyria’s success and wish her all the best in her future, on and off the race track! Go GOTR!!

And if you are unfamiliar with the Girls on the Run program, please check out their website!!!!

http://www.gotrchicago.org/home.htm

Vote for Nichyria!

So, a while back, we worked on a promotional video for Girls on the Run Chicago. If you’re not familiar, GOTR is an organization which promotes self confidence and health in young girls through the power of running. It’s really a great organization and I was so glad to be a part of last year’s marathon! Well, the girl we focused on was a little girl named Nichyria Byrd!

Anyway, Nichyria is back in the spotlight! Nichyria has been nominated for ESPN’s first-ever “Youth Achievement Award”!!! She is one of just five nominees from across the country, and the ONLY from the Midwest!!! We’re very proud of Nichyria and wish her tons of luck!

But she needs more than luck…she needs YOUR vote to win!!!
Online voting is open through June 15th!!

VOTE FOR HER HERE: https://r.espn.go.com/espn/specialsection/kelloggs/


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