Lauren Blackwell and Yakima Rich (in the cap) enter a fantasy world and imagine themselves part of noted African-American-Slave-trafficker Patty Cannon’s posse. Jerome Banks-Bey is their prey. We shot this in 95 degree weather, and we felt each and every degree. Ken Stanek did the editing, and came up with the sepia tones. We were near the Old Falls Rd. Jones Falls Trail. Teenage Cyber-Threats NeeCee & Giselle (Yakima and Lauren) descend into the ghost-realm that haunts the past of their new family home.
Yes, “East Side Story” is Nov. 5th, 2012 and I’m excited as can be. I think the script works great, I have great actors—what could be better? Nuthin, sez I. The “story” is based around about 8 short vignettes that feature images from Gado Images. which I’ve probably mentioned before somewhere. Having heard the scenes, I think there’s quite a bit of comedy, along with some seriousness. More to come….
I worked on some skits (scroll to bottom, see “Skits”) this past summer for the Hopkins Center For Educational Resources (CER). They’re located in the Eisenhower Library, Hopkins’ Homewood campus. They turned out pretty nice, I think. Not earth-shattering. Not Italian Neo-Realism. Not French New Wave. But for library skits, I’ll take ’em.
I worked on the scripts with Macie Hall from the Center and we shot everything in a day. 5 skits in a day was a great challenge. How ironical (my favorite made-up word) ’twas Alonzo who worked on a series of Teacher/Student “behavior” videos. One might say there’s even a certain Serendippity. But that’s just making it sound like a lovely walk in the park. Who knows how what we do in life, may possibly connect with what we do later in life? And that’s the irony in this case. When I was a Professor in that other lifetime, I viewed life through a different set of glasses. But that’s also……….just making it sound like a lovely walk in the park.
Alonzo can smile now.