I shot/directed/edited this short documentary on Seaside for the American Makeover web series. Seaside is considered "the cradle of New Urbanism" and this film features a fascinating interpretive tour of the town with the man who helped design and build it, Andrés Duany of DPZ.
"Vidler's TV" the weekly youtube show I conceived and produced for Vidler's 5 & 10 in East Aurora, NY is profiled in a lengthy article in the business section of Rochester Democrat & Chronicle's Thanksgiving Day edition. The story features a few quotes from me, but they also interviewed Victor Perotti (Chairman of marketing, new media marketing and management of information
systems at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of
Business) who praised the concept and the content: “I’m impressed with what they’ve been able to do. I haven’t seen that many stores do this well. These come across as very compelling."
For the latest episode of Buffalo For Real TV, "Ready Teddy" we stepped outside of our usual documentary / travelogue format and tried a scripted narrative with the wonderful Joe Wiegand playing the role of Teddy Roosevelt.
I've created a 2-minute short film about Lexington Co-Op as an entry for the "My Co-Op Rocks Video Contest." Winning entry receives a $1500 gift certificate to their local co-op. I need to eat way fewer steak subs and cheeseburgers and way more of the fresh produce and healthy, whole natural foods at the co-op. So, if you like the video, vote for it and vote often (rules allow you to vote once per day). You might just save my life. Thanks!
The documentary film "Locally Grown" which I produced/directed for Lexington Co-Op (commemorating their 40th annivesary) screened in Gainesville, Florida at a World Food Day event sponsored by that city's co-op. If you have not seen it, you can still buy it at Lexington Co-Op in Buffalo, New York.
It's been great to spend this week at the twentieth Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) - the annual conference for what is the most important movement of our time. We produced a 2-part series for CNU 20, with leaders reflecting on biggest mistakes of the past twenty years -- Confessions, and looking forward to the next twenty years -- Dreams.
Andres Duany sets the stage for the Confessions video by claiming that new urbanism is the "least unsuccessful movement of the last 20 years," with fewer mistakes, fewer things they were wrong about, fewer things to apologize for than any other.
Watch all the way to the end (after the credits) and you'll discover Buffalo gets a call out!