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    How do you make music with plastic bottles, a toothbrush, a deck of cards and a kitchen scrub cloth? Or how do you make a photograph of your friends using a flashlight and a five-minute exposure time? This is not a document about your average art program for kids. Rather, ART@NIGHT the documentary takes its name from one of America's most innovative contemporary art programs. And using a combination of live-action footage and fun photo-animation techniques, what emerges is a high-energy, ground-level look at the experiences of elementary school kids in the process of exploring and discovering new ways to perceive and re-create their world. This project borrows from the so-called secular world of urban graphic communication to project a message of beauty and universality. The video and lighting projections can be seen as creating a contingent order out of the density of images and messages that the dogmas of technology and marketing offer. The projection of the ART@NIGHT logo and colored lighting on the facade of the church mixed graphic "branding" of the project and events with what is thought of as a marketing-free zone: sacred space. The goals of the lighting of the church is twofold: to promote the live events happening inside and to create a public illumination of the church architecture for all to see outside. Director & editor: John Scott. Animation & photography: Mary Kocol. Music composer: Ken Ueno. Executive producer: John Ruggieri. Quicktime video courtesy Peter Bullis, video editor, Brickyard VFX. Lighting equipment courtesy High Output. The public art project ART@NIGHT, and accompanying documentary video, are supported by a $30,000 grant from the Fund for the Arts, a restricted fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts.

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    • BAA: Springfest Clip 2014


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      This clip is from a larger video I'm working on for work so more footage from the show will be out later on. Last weekend, Boston Arts Academy held their Springfest show at the BU Dance Theater and it was a terrific show! This clip is from the segment called "This Shelter" and was choreographed by Sheryl Pollard-Thomas, a co-chair of the dance department. TECHNICAL SPECS: This edit is from 5 cameras. The main camera in the back was the BMCC (EF with a 17-55mm lens). This camera really produced a great video (the image quality shined...as well as our students!) I just recently got the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema camera and used it for the first time for the show! Got the camera a few days before the show and got the lens (Lumix 20mm) a day before the show, I'm still getting to know the camera. Camera was up front in the center. It's true what they say, the battery and the card (64gb) will get you a little over 30 minutes of recording time. Both BlackMagic cameras were set to "video" and "prores". The other front side camera was the Canon 5D Mark III with a wide angle lens. Filmed May 9th, 2014 See rehearsal footage of this performance here: http://youtu.be/3PhU9v604Fg Filmed/edited: Mark Pijanowski Song: A Stutter by Olafur Arnalds Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarkMAFilm

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      • BAA: Senior Dance Project (High School)


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        Recent video I did for work... Senior Dance Project is a comprehensive terminal assessment in dance. This capstone project is designed to demonstrate the students' competency in technique, performance skills, and understanding of choreographic devices and expression. In addition, these young choreographers were also required to develop both costume and lighting concepts that complemented the aesthetic of the total production. Many seniors claim that this is their most challenging project, involving all aspects of their dance education at BAA and the choreographers feel a great sense of achievement upon completion. The show consisted of 12 dance segments, this quick video features 5 of the performances. Filmed by Mark Pijanowski (BPS) at Boston University Dance Theater on January 18th, 2014. For more information about Boston Arts Academy, visit http://bostonartsacademy.org Check out our other videos on YouTube and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarkMAFilm

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        • CMCB: 99 Years Strong


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          A Visible Appeal produced for Community Music Center of Boston by Ted Resnikoff and Free Radical Creative. CMCB is a non-profit music school located in Boston's South End. We are entering our second century of service of providing excellent music education. Please support us! www.cmcb.org

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          • Smoothing the Transition to High School


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            In this video, you will hear from students in the Boston Public Schools about some of the challenges they faced in their transition between middle school and high school--and about some of the strategies that helped them do well through the transition. This video is used by the teachers in the Countdown to High School initiative, an EdVestors-funded project aimed at smoothing the transition between 8th and 9th grade. cd2hs.org

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            • Making Arts an Advantage in Boston


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              Across the country, arts education is disappearing from our public schools, despite growing evidence of its link to achievement. In Boston, an inspiring group of schools, organizations, and local leaders came together with one mission: bring back the arts. This is what happened. Learn more and get involved at www.BPSarts.org

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              • Boston Students Showcase Growth in Arts Education


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                Boston students showcase growth in arts education during a two-day festival on Boston Common. Report for BNN News. Aired June 6, 2013.

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                • Conference Planned for Teachers and Parents


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                  Regina Robinson of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council and Jessica Tange of the Boston Teachers Union talk about the "Parent to Parent" conference scheduled for November 8. Interview for BNN News. Aired November 3, 2014. For more information about the conference: https://www.facebook.com/events/485164141586203/

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                  • The Curley School


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                    The kids at Boston’s Curley K-8 School aren’t just learning about healthy food in the classroom—with the help of Harvard School of Public Health, they’re loving it in the lunchroom. Watch this video to see what a difference a chef in the cafeteria can make.

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                    • Stakeholders Eye Change in Teacher Contract


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                      A second coalition of parents, students, community and business leaders makes the case for dramatic changes in the next contract with the Boston Teachers Union. Segment on BNN News. Aired August 31, 2010.

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