Float the Boat!

I produced this video for Clearwater.org’s current initiative. From the fund drive page:

In 1966 Pete Seeger had a seemingly impossible dream – to build a boat to save the Hudson River. Now, 50 years later, we are rebuilding that dream.

Last October, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater began a landmark restoration of the sloop Clearwater’s hull, and today she is just two short months away from splashing into the Hudson River to begin her 47th sailing season.

The restoration project, which is costing Clearwater $850,000 to complete, is our most extensive and costly project to date. Clearwater has managed to raise an incredible $700,000 towards restoring the iconic sloop – that’s 82% of our goal!

Now, with only 10 weeks to go, Clearwater needs your help. We must raise an additional $150,000 to complete the project and ensure that we will be sailing again this June. As Pete Seeger said, “Like the Hudson River itself, the sloop doesn’t belong to a wealthy few, but to all people who care about the river – and our obligation to keep it sailing is for all of them.”
It was the contributions of many people that helped Clearwater become a reality in 1966. Your gift, no matter how large or small, will keep Clearwater sailing for generations to come and continue Pete Seeger’s legacy to protect the Hudson River.

RCAL of Kingston

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/66147082]

It was an honor to produce this video for a wonderful social service organization based in Kingston, NY. Click to watch and find out how they help all kinds of people overcome their challenges and live fulfilling lives.

Special thanks to David McNamara of Collective NY Productions for use of the Epic RED camera and his skilled lensing.

Future Bible Heroes

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/64706483]

I love the Future Bible Heroes. (As a matter of fact, I’m quite fond of all Stephin Merritt’s musical endeavors.) So I was pleased as punch when Merge Records recently asked me to hang out with Mr. Merritt and his heroic collaborators (on my birthday, no less) to help introduce their latest endeavors to the world. This video is the result.

the truth is…

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council commissioned me to do this one about an art show they mounted to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Not ABOUT 9/11.)

It was a beautiful day on Governors Island, another one of NYC’s less celebrated treasures. Just a free ferry ride away!