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This section features works with original music, sound design, mixing and post-production by Jeremy Costa.
The José Limón Dance Company Presents: The Time Is Now
The Time is Now is based on the themes and variation of: There is a Time. This reworking of the classic piece re-contextualizes the themes in the midst of the Spring/Summer of 2020. Human cycles are still circular, and humanity still triumphs, however strange and trying the mountains in between. Directors: Ben Fee and Kelly Puleio Editor: Ben Fee Sound Design and Audio Mix: Jeremy Costa Original Costumes Designs: Pauline Lawrence Artistic Director: Dante Puleio Choreography: José Limón Music: Norman Dello Joio* Reconstructor: Raphaël Boumaïla Rehearsal Director: Logan Kruger Guest Coach for "Laugh": Nina Watt Filming and Performers: The Limón Dance Company Joseph Columbus Terrance D. M. Diable Gregory Hamilton Mariah Gravelin Ty Graynor Eric Parra Frances Samson Jessica Sgambelluri Savannah Spratt Lauren Twomley Mark WIllis Source audio from June 2020 NYC demonstrations provided by OlivierTheVoice LLC. Spoken word by Shirley Chisholm at Greenfield High School Auditorium in 1983, provided by Greenfield Community College. First performance of There is a Time, April 20, 1956 at The Juilliard School of Music by the José Limón Dance Company The entire work is, both choreographically and musically, a theme with variations. The choreographer used as his theme a large circle, which, at the opening of the work, fills the stage and moves majestically as if to evoke the interminable passage of time. This circle is seen repeatedly in many guises, rhythms and dramatic shapes, always making allusion to the text from Chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes and its evocation of human experience. *Meditations on Ecclesiastes, commissioned for José Limón by The Juilliard Music Foundation and its Festival of American Music, April 1956. This score earned the composer the Pulitzer Prize in 1957. Meditations on Ecclesiastes © 1959 by Carl Fischer, Inc.
Exquisite Shorts // Volume 1
Welcome to Exquisite Shorts! A collaborative filmmaking game by Ben Fee. Exquisite Shorts—adapted from the drawing game “Exquisite Corpse”—is the direct product of missing making films with friends and peers. Each of the 19 filmmakers or duos was given two words to be spoken, shown, or both—one for the beginning of their own film and one for the end. Nobody knew what the other words or segments were. Each segment’s second word is the following segment’s first word, and so on and so forth, making the films connect fluidly in a stream of consciousness—creating this anthology of diverse visual flavors. Enjoy our maiden voyage! Creature to Sequins: Directed/Edited by: Ben Fee @benfeever Interviewer: Hillary Andujar @2_decadent Camera: Courtney Andujar @pittasnakes Creature Design: Kat Audick @mortalkomkat Sequins to Snakes: Directed By: Matt Boman @dadass_films and Tosca Rivola @toscacyr Snakes to Cherries: Directed By: Courtney Andujar @pittasnakes Star / DP / Editor: Ben Fee @benfeever Translator: Spici Diabolito @mummbleweed Cherries to Boots: Directed/Edited by: Ariel Fish @arielfish Camera: Luke Orlando @lukeorlando and Ariel Fish Boots to Desert: Directed/Edited by: Hillary Andujar @2_decadent The Body: Hunter Adams @thehunteradams Cinematography: Ben Fee Voiceover by Manuel Taylor-Alcocer @paperbirdfilms Desert to Alien: Directed/Edited by and Starring: Ben Kutsko @kutty Alien to Muscles: Directed/Edited by: Jessica Calleiro @beruwhitesunlars Starring: Scarlett and Juniper Interviewer: Mike Bertino @mike_bertino Muscles to Rose: Directed/Edited by: Hunter Adams @thehunteradams Starring: Hillary Andujar @2_decadent, Courtney Andujar @pittasnakes, Ben Fee @benfeever Rose to Blood: Directed by and Starring: Sarah Lind @sarahlindish Blood to Television: Directed/Edited by: Travis Stevens @travisstevens Television to Cut: Directed/Edited by: Winnie Cheung @w1nn1th Cut to Ladder: Directed/Edited by: Niles Howard @niles.tv and Kayli Stollak @moon_dog_iii Ladder to Basketball: Directed/Edited by: Theresa Desautels @theresa.desautels Basketball to Gyrate: Directed by and Starring: Machete Bang Bang @machetebangbang and Doug Klinger @doug_klinger Shot and edited by: Machete Bang Bang Gyrate to Crown: Directed by: Andrew Mumm @mummbleweed and Elsbeth Mumm @elsmumm Starring: Elsbeth Mumm, Anya Saner, Mari Glover Edit and sound design by: Andrew Mumm @mummbleweed Crown to Plants: Directed by: Bossi Dean Baker @bossibaker Plants to Ooze: Directed by: Emily Andujar @emilyandujar and Manuel Taylor-Alcocer @paperbirdfilms Voiceover by: Manuel Taylor-Alcocer Ooze to Carpenter: Directed/Edited by: June Zandona @junezandona Starring: Cap Peterson @caphood Carpenter to Creature: Directed by: Kevin P. Kearney @kevinpkearney and Mary Florence Brown @maryflorencebrown Edit by: Kevin P. Kearney Titles by: Courtney Andujar @pittasnakes Original Music provided by: Emile Mosseri @emilemosseri, Jeremy Costa @backwardclockstudio, and Daniel Dixon @danieldixonmusic Sound Design by: Jeremy Costa @backwardclockstudio Series Producer and Editor: Ben Fee
The Restaurant At Meadowood (2017)
Director: @benfeever Photographer: @kellypuleio Producer: @tc.production HMU: @prettyparlor Production design: @maxwellsmithdesign Original music and Sound design: @backwardclockstudio / @jeremysaura Wardrobe: @stylekouncil Prop assistant: @e1210 Photo assistant: @nicola_parisi Graphic designer: @mayalucia1 The staff at @therestaurantmw
Denique - Finally Free
Stream or buy FINALLY FREE here: https://ffm.to/denique A film by Denique featuring Patrice Fortier Directed by Zion Lipstein-Saffer Audio Engineering/Sound Design by Jeremy Costa Production support from Alex Arcoleo Cinematography by Frédéric Bédard Paper Art by Pier-Luc Lemieux VFX by Nicolas Berthiaume Color by Elisabeth Martel Alto Flute by Rozalind MacPhail Edited by Denique and Zion Lipstein-Saffer Special thank you to Mike Snow and Archita Ghosh https://www.instagram.com/deniqueleblanc/ https://www.facebook.com/deniqueleblanc/ https://www.denique.ca/
My creative mindset — Dana Boulos
Dana believes that if we visualize what we want, we’re more likely to get there. “We can’t forget to dream,” says Dana. Her own process starts with using images to imagine new worlds. As she experiments, she gets a sense what resonates with her and why. And once that picture of the dream is clear, she can go make it real. Dana is currently creating her first feature film about a teenage punk growing up in a Muslim family. Learn more about what Dana is up to. https://danaboulos.com/
My creative mindset — Pierre Davis
For Pierre to get into the creative mindset, she needs to get to a place where she feels open and vulnerable, without fear of judgement. Pierre hopes that by using her creativity to channel her emotions, she shows other people (and aspiring designers) that vulnerability can be a sign of strength. Learn more about No Sesso and Pierre. https://nosesso.net/
My creative mindset — Sydney Schafer
"Trying to behave how society expects her to not only drains Sydney, it causes her to lose touch with who she is. But when she gets into the creative mindset, her anxiety and self consciousness melt away. It’s a truly liberating experience. Sydney is currently working on a series of performances where women use comedy and dance to tackle deep-rooted issues."
My creative mindset — Maly Mann
Like many of us, Maly is feeling the effects of life in this hyper-connected world. With all the frequent distractions and constant multitasking, it’s hard to be productive and feel present. For Maly, the key to creativity is finding ways to shut the world out. Because when she’s focused and in the flow, she can create some truly remarkable things. Learn more about Maly and her work. https://www.malymann.com/
Backward Clock Sound - Music and Sound Design Demo 2020
This is an unreleased draft of a work in progress that was never completed due to unforseen circumstances. For this reason, the client, videography, photography, and direction has been kept anonymous. Music and sound design by Jeremy Costa at Backward Clock Sound.
The following selections were mixed and mastered by Jeremy Costa at Backward Clock Sound
The following selections were mastered by Jeremy Costa at Backward Clock Sound
The following podcasts feature original music, audio branding, recordings and audio post production by Jeremy Costa at Backward Clock Sound
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