1. Nestled off Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park is Historic RittenhouseTown, the site of the first paper mill in the American Colonies (1690).

    This is a short sampling of the site's rich history.

    Shot on Cisco System FLiP Camera
    & Edited on Adobe Premiere
    by Vincent DiCostanzo

    c. MMXII
    Via Chiara Productions

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  2. In a small town in rural Southern New Jersey is Finn's Point National Cemetery - the final resting place of nearly 3,000 Confederate soldiers and civilians who died while in captivity at nearby Fort Delaware.

    This is a Film Essay about the grounds.

    Shot and edited entirely on March 17th, 2012.

    For more info on Finn's Point Cemetery and Fort Delaware,
    please visit: fortdelaware.org

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  3. This is a small taste of the annual celebration of France's Independence Day...in Philadelphia.

    Featuring the sights and sounds of the second (of three) day's street fair and festivities...music, a costume contest (on stage and in the streets), traditional can-can dancers (by the Peek-A-Boo Revue) and of course, the storming of the prison.

    Music performed by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret

    Shot and edited by Mr. Vincent DiCostanzo

    For more information:
    Eastern State Penitentiary: easternstate.org
    Peek-A-Boo Revue: peekaboorevue.com

    c. MMXI : Via Chiara Productions

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  4. Shot on New Year's Day , 2011 for submission in vimeo.com's "Holiday Fauxtograph" contest.

    Shot and edited by Vincent DiCostanzo.
    Featuring the cast and music of the Uptown String Band.

    Shot on Kodak EasyShare Z885.

    c. MMXI

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  5. Fort Mercer, National Park, NJ

    October 1777: 600 Colonial Troops fight off 900 Hessians.

    November, 1777: Along with Fort Mifflin across the river in PA, successfully holds off the British navy for over a month, allowing Gen. Washington to retreat to Valley Forge.

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Mr. Vincent DiCostanzo

A collection of short film documentary essays (CinEssays) produced by Vincent DiCostanzo for Via Chiara Productions.

All work c. Via Chiara Productions.

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