From John McElhenny-
Gloucester is in the running to win Massachusetts’ highest prize in arts and culture.
Gloucester is one of 16 Massachusetts communities being considered for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Commonwealth Awards. The City recently submitted a beautiful video about Gloucester’s seascapes, landscapes and events that inspire many kinds of artists. The video, which was done by Gloucester video artists Gallo Productions and Meg Montagnino-Jarrett, is here.
For Gloucester to win, residents are asked to view Gloucester’s video and vote for it by clicking “Like” before next Tuesday, Oct. 26. The top three vote-getting communities will be the finalists.
Gloucester’s artistic history is as rich as any other community in the state but we’re at a disadvantage because larger cities like Lowell, New Bedford and Somerville have more people to vote for them. So we need votes! Email your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers. If Gloucester wins, our video will be showcased at the Statehouse and Gloucester will be able to tout itself as the Top Arts Community in Massachusetts – a great selling point.
Readers are urged to vote for Gloucester’s video before next Tuesday, Oct. 26!
Here it is
This is a vote I can get behind!
Janda Ricci-Munn Forwards Us The Trailer For The Gloucester Fisherman Tri soon to be on sale-
Here’s the 2010 GFT video teaser for the DVD that Gallo Productions put together! The DVD will be available for sale shortly with all net proceeds benefiting the GFAA.
We’re already planning for next year’s race. Bigger and better things to come. In the mean time, you can reminisce about Sunday!
I’ll be sure to let you all know when and where it will be available
Another snipet of Joey;s interviews at Gallo Productions.
Thank God Joey has a good sense of humor.
This behind the scenes is a sort clip of some of the initial set up that goes into the taping process. There are many instructions, and setting up lighting, microphones, where to sit, and most important WHAT NOT TO DO.
Yesterday morning we banged out three interview style short videos at Gallo Productions located at 11 Center St.
The team of Joe Langhan who was involved with starting the Food Network and Gianni Gallo who owns and operates Gallo Productions are producing serious video in house. I never knew it existed at this location and I certainly had no idea of the scope of Gianni’s work which takes him all over the world.
There are no signs on the building to tell you what is going on in there. Hell even my third guest Jonathan Pope- co-president of the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association couldn’t find it even after walking up and down the street for a good while.
Once you enter the doors and see the production facility and how professional the whole set up is you would be proud to have these types of pros part of the working culture of our City. These aren’t hacks like me, this is an internnational media business and it is based right out of our City of Gloucester.
I want to reiterate something so that it sinks in in case I didn’t drive it home the first time. Today’s technology means that this type of production facility and these types of talented media magnates such as Gianni Gallo and Joe Langhan do not need to locate here. They can broadcast Hi Definition television from Boston, New York, LA- wherever they chose. The content that Gianni films is all over the world.
But they chose to work here. In Gloucester. That should tell you something. This is a great place we have here my friends.
Joey Ciaramitaro performed three interviews for GoodMorningGloucester at Gallo Productions.
Photographing and video from behind the scene, was an interesting experience, especially watching Joey take directions vs. giving them.
The interview videos will be shown on GoodMorningGloucester, and I will follow-up with Behind the scenes footage, hope you enjoy it.