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Thank You!

Thank you with all my heart to everyone who attended my film premiere last night. I feel so very blessed to have had my beautiful community of friends and family there, and by attending, you all made the event a great success and sellout!!! What a whirlwind, and it went by all much, much too fast. I hope I didn’t miss saying thank you to anyone last night.

With love and gratitude to my wonderful team. I could not have done it without you!

Tom Hauck ~ Although I began shooting my film “script-less,” I did, through the course of filming, write the story. I know I can always go to Tom for editing assistance, commentary, and proofreading and find his advice and knowledge of the written word invaluable. Life Story of the Black Swallowtail stems from a profound desire to communicate about the natural world found in our own backyards and that can only be achieved when rooted in a beautiful story.

Liv and Kathleen ~ From the moment I asked Kathleen and Liv to help with the music for my film they were there, giving 100 percent of themselves. Thank you Liv for sharing your beautiful voice and Kathleen for your beautiful organ playing. Thank you both especially for the improvisations, which so gorgeously melded with scenes of the butterfly during metamorphosis. And thank you Liv for simply being the best and most supportive and loving daughter a mom a could ever dream of and hope for.

Craig Kimberley ~ To my friend Craig for his editing assistance, and especially for his stunning key frames (the swan in flight!), help with title design, and overall advice on the film as a whole. And special thanks to Hannah for sharing Craig on his days off!

Joey ~ My friend Joey for his tireless support of everything great and good about Gloucester, for the weeklong “sticky,” and for writing, “Butterflies FTW!” I love being part of his GMG team, for more reasons than I can count.

Andrew Love ~ Thanks and appreciation to Andrew, who really saved the day in the eleventh hour, despite the fact that he was in the midst of leaving Cape Ann TV and beginning his new job at Newburyport’s cable channel PortMedia!

Lisa Smith, Cape Ann TV Producer ~ To Lisa for her continued advice, support, and friendship, and assistance, too, in the eleventh hour (and for the wonderful bottle of champagne last night!).

Rob Newton ~ Thank you Rob for inviting me to have my premiere at your very special venue—and didn’t that gentleman fall off his seat at just the right moment! Link to CACC Indie Gogo fundraiser so Rob can continue to support up and coming filmmakers like myself.

Fred Bodin ~ For hosting, once again, a wonderful party at Bodin Historic Photo Gallery. Fred just has the magic touch—his gallery is always warm and welcoming and everyone always feels entirely at ease and has a fabulous time at his parties. Special thanks to John McElhenny for staying late and helping clean up.

Felicia, Pat, and Barry ~ Despite the fact that Felicia is in the final stages of writing her cookbook and preparing for her Kickstarter launch she, Barry, and Pat provided the wonderful array of food served at Fred’s last night.

JoeAnn Hart and Gordon for sharing their breathtakingly beautiful great drift of asters (mecca to the pollinators), of which we will see much more of in my Monarch film!

Donna and Rick and Ann and Bob Kennedy ~ Thank you for the beautiful flowers. I am very touched by your thoughtfulness. Ann, the flowers were you in absentia!

And special thanks to Kate at Wolf Hill for providing our “special guest star” Black Swallowtail caterpillar for the premiere. This is the second time a caterpillar has been found on a parsley plant at Wolf Hill and that Kate has offered it to me to raise.

Update on the caterpillar: Last night Kate’s caterpillar spun its silk girdle and it is going to pupate at any moment!

Again, my thanks and love to you all! And the butterflies thank you, too!!!

Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly Wedgewood Blue Lilac ©Kim Smith 2013Photo of  Newly Emerged Wolf Hill Butterfly from this Past Spring

Thank You April Smith!!

Yesterday while at CATV making copies of my film, Beeman School 1st grader April Smith lent a hand by agreeing to be my focus group that afternoon. Her candid response to the film, “I loved it!” When I asked what her favorite part was, she first said the music (thanks to my darling daughter Liv for providing the vocals and dear friend Kathleen for the accompanying pipe organ), and then she added she also liked the butterflies and caterpillars. I guess that just about covers all!  Thanks April!!

April Smith ©Kim Smith 2013

And special, special thanks to Andrew Love and April’s Mom, Lisa. Lisa, very graciously, has been sharing the Final Cut editing station (located smack dab in the middle of her hectic office at CATV) with me for the past several weeks.  Andrew once again provided much appreciated assistance with editing and techno problems.

P.S. April was not playing hookey; she was missing school because of a miserable head cold.

Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Premiere

Andrew is Leaving Cape Ann TV

Andrew Love has been hired away by a neighboring TV station. I am so happy for Andrew’s new job opportunity but think I speak for the entire community when I say we are so sorry to see him leave CATV.  Andrew will be sorely, sorely missed by all.

Andrew will continue to live on Cape Ann, and remains available to hire as a freelance producer, videographer, editor, director–Andrew’s skills are many–and as I said before, Andrew is a genius! Seriously!

The following is a short film Andrew made for the company videoimpacts. It is a story that highlights the dangers of texting and driving. Beautiful work and great job Andrew!

Reminder: Andrew’s Workshop Tonight ~ Turn Your Camera Into a Canvas with Cape Ann TV’s Andrew Love

Turn Your Camera into a Canvas

Join Cape Ann TV’s staff member and videographer Andrew Love for a video composition workshop on Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class is for the novice filmmaker who wants to take their project to the next level by covering the rules and aesthetic guidelines industry professionals follow when crafting their camera shots.

Your camera is your paintbrush. Whether it cost $300 or $30,000, use it to mold the emotions and perspectives of your audience.  In this workshop you will learn how to make your subjects powerful, vulnerable, attractive, interesting, and identifiable using only your zoom rocker and a tripod.

Andrew in studio 1

This video composition workshop is open to the public for a fee of $10 and is free for Cape Ann TV members.

To sign up for this class email Andrew at alove@capeanntv.org or call 978-281-2443.

Time: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2

Place: Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA

Fee: $10 (free for Cape Ann TV Members)

Turn Your Camera Into a Canvas with Cape Ann TV’s Andrew Love

Turn Your Camera into a Canvas

Join Cape Ann TV’s staff member and videographer Andrew Love for a video composition workshop on Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class is for the novice filmmaker who wants to take their project to the next level by covering the rules and aesthetic guidelines industry professionals follow when crafting their camera shots.

Your camera is your paintbrush. Whether it cost $300 or $30,000, use it to mold the emotions and perspectives of your audience.  In this workshop you will learn how to make your subjects powerful, vulnerable, attractive, interesting, and identifiable using only your zoom rocker and a tripod.

Andrew in studio 1

This video composition workshop is open to the public for a fee of $10 and is free for Cape Ann TV members.

To sign up for this class email Andrew at alove@capeanntv.org or call 978-281-2443.

Time: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2

Place: Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA

Fee: $10 (free for Cape Ann TV Members)

Cape Ann TV’s Andrew Love is a Genius

This past week Andrew Love, Cape Ann TV producer, has been helping to organize, copy, and transfer to various external hard drives my film projects in progress, and to also locate a plethora of render files that were on a variety of hard drives–terabytes of information and footage! He’s a gifted editor and organizer and I am grateful to him for lending his considerable talents.

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Do you have a project that you would like develop to air on Cape Ann TV? Membership is open to any citizen of Cape Ann 16 years of age or older. (Ed. Note: membership is a only $20.00 per year!). Training classes are included in the membership fee. Learn more about television production and what makes Cape Ann TV so unique.

Cape Ann Television has wonderful after school programs for students. Gloucester students can attend the after school program held by Cape Ann TV at Art Haven. For more information call Lisa Smith at 978-281-2443. For Rockport students, there is a new after school video club led by Cape Ann TV producer Andrew Love. For more information  call Andrew at 978-281-2443.

My sincerest thanks Andrew for all you help this past week!Barry O'Brien, Andrew Love Cape Ann TV ©KIM Smith 2011JPG

Unfortunately, I don’t have a great photo of Andrew so this will have to do (he’s really much better looking in person, for all the single gals in GMG land). Barry O’Brien (left) and Andrew Love teaching a class at Cape Ann TV studio.

Lisa Smith Andrew Love Cape Ann TV Gloucester Times

Lisa Smith and Andrew Love ~ above photo courtesy Google Image Search from the Gloucester Daily Times