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CreativeCOW presents Dreams of Freedom -- Cinematography Feature

If music can tame the wild beast, can music and coffee change the world? That improbable concept is what lies behind a unique musical and visual event that is coming soon, not only to your neighborhood, but perhaps to your home.

I was called in the early planning stages of "Storyville Live," to be the Director of Photography for "Flyboy," part of a multi-sensory production that would span the country from filming in Seattle, to the Oregon Coast, to editing in Orlando, and final color mastering in Atlanta.

Our production also spanned formats from 35mm film, RED, Canon 5D Mark II, Sony EX3, to the HD MC1 lipstick camera, all mastered to 2K. The imagery is stunning, but our goal was not simply entertainment. It is to raise awareness of the human slavery that still affects over 20 million people worldwide.

More on the cause later. Let's explore the concept.

The visual and musical ideas came from Jon Phelps, founder of Full Sail University, whom I had worked with on several occasions, as their location in Orlando is my home base. As he stood in front of his DC-3, the same one immortalized in the Full Sail logo, he explained to the production team that the storyline is somewhat autobiographical, with the character of "Flyboy" sharing Phelps's boyhood dreams of becoming a pilot.

People yearn to be free, and in one sense, flight embodies that physically. In a similar way, music can be an incredible expression of freedom to a person's spirit. Our concept was to combine those two expressions in the film and the series of concerts that it would be shown at. Jon not only directed the film sequences, he also composed the music for the 90 minute program.





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