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Amy Rich Sara kelly Red Shed copyright Kim SmithRockport Exchange Dynamic Duo Amy Rich and Sarah Kelly

Congratulations and hats off to Red Shed Film Festival producer and curator Henry Cooper, Rockport Exchange President Amy Rich, and Rockport Exchange Executive Director Sarah Kelly. Imagine, two years ago the festival was held in a tent, last year at the Rockport Library, and this year at the Shalin Lui!!

“The Red Shed Film Festival is designed as a showcase for films or filmmakers with a stake in our region and a sense of place.”

Henry Cooper Sara Kelly Red Shed copyright Kim Smith

Henry Cooper and Sarah Kelly

Playing on the large screen at the performing center were 12 stellar short films by local filmmakers including gems by Anthony Farenwald, Nubar Alexanian, Erich Archer, Rob Apse, Persistent Productions, Henry Ferrini, and more.

Red Shed film Festival Persistent Productions Meghan Shea Mike Rogers copyright Kim Smith

People’s Choice Awarded to Meghan Shea and Mike Rogers

Special thanks to Willow Rest for providing delectable light fare and to Rockport Music for providing the venue.

To support the film festival or to get involved visitwww.rockportexchange.org. To reach Henry Cooper email at henry@rockportexchange.org.

So many thanks to Henry Cooper for sending the photos below. It was truly a treat to see my trailer for Beauty on the Wing on the large screen!


Beautiful collage poster by Mary Faino



Please join us at the Shalin Liu Performance Center for the Red Shed Film Festival Monday evening at
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The 4th annual Red Shed Film Fest is a celebration of local and global filmmaking via a selected series of
short films. Mixing genres, this year’s entries span narrative, documentary, and short episodic pilots and
established series. As in years past, there is also a science-fiction entry and a music video. All in
attendance will have the opportunity to vote for the Audience Choice Award to be given to one of the
entries screened. The winner will be announced at the post-screening reception on the third floor of the
Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Henry Cooper Granite Visions New Short Film “Porcelain”

The short movie PORCELAIN, a bittersweet scene about a father battling dementia and reconnecting with his son, was created for the 24 Hour Film Race (www.filmracing.com). The story and production have to be completed in the 24 hour period and the story needs to include the three elements (theme: an unexpected guest, prop: a cookie, action: watering a plant). Pre-production work (prior to the 24 hour period) included location scouting, casting, building the crew, weekly meetings, and release forms. Starring Ariel Sargent, Topher Hansson, and Gordon Baird. Cast and crew hail from Gloucester, Rockport, and Worcester. Please enjoy!

Thank you Erich Archer, Lisa Smith, Becky Tober, and Henry Cooper for the Informative Camera Program at #Cape AnnTV!


For more information on Motif No.1 Day and the Red Shed Film Festival see Sarah Kelly’s post from earlier today: Motif NO.1 Day is Gonna Be Amazing

Films are listed in the order of showtimes:

Calling All Chefs, Nubar Alexanian, Walker Creek Media

Vincent in the Present, Henry Ferrini

A Flight of Monarchs, Kim Smith

Hugh Verrier: Portrait of an Artist, Ben Gadberry

Toby MacNutt: Body of Work, Ashley DeLucco & Elizabeth Rossano, Vermont Community Access Media

Candles in Paradise, Rob Azevedo

That Asian, Akiyo Nishiyima

Stillwater, Jon Halverson

Whiskey Boys, Justin Plasse, Sensorium Pictures

Monsura is Waiting, Kevin Newbury & Matthew Principe, Principe Dynamics

Here And Now, Julian Higgins, Innerlight Films and Cinelicious

The Waiting Room, Jaret Sears

Sailing & Art, Christine Schmitthenner

Greenheads, Gordon Baird

Bless It, Michael Kelly, Trust The Vibe

The Granite Stoke, Ryan Scura & Dylan Ladds

Life by Lobster, Iain McCray Martin

This Perfect Place, Paul Van Ness and Kristina Lindborg

The Red Shed Film Festival is part of the Motif No. 1 Day Rockport Arts Festival. Screenings will be held at the Peggy Brenner Room, Rockport Public Library, at 17 School Street.

The Brenner Room is on the second floor; take the main staircase and turn left at the top, take another left at the end of the hall and you’re there.
For the documentary shorts, there will be audience voting for the favorite first, second, and third places.


Cape Ann TV Gloucester Cyclorcross 2014 Video&FORM

Hi Joey,

Got a great video here, done by Cape Ann TV interns Henry Cooper (Camera
Operator and Editor) and Lexi Bird (Host), full coverage of the
Cyclorcross Gran Prix Gloucester 2014

Come along for a ride with Lexi Bird to find out what makes Gloucester’s
Cyclocross Grand Prix one of the best biking events in the USA.


Becky Tober
Production Coordinator
Cape Ann TV
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Cape Ann TV with Henry Cooper

Henry Cooper ©Kim Smith 2014A tremendous turnout today for Henry Cooper’s presentation on Adobe Premiere!

Marty Luster, James Eaves, Lisa Griffiths (That Nutty Redhead), John Grant, Kathy Chapman, and Charlie Caroll were just some of the guests attending Henry’s well-presented tutorial. Henry comes from a background of using Final Cut, Avid, and Adobe, which made his take especially informative and interesting on the (mostly) pros of using Adobe Premiere.

I’d love to hear from our readers on their experience with different editing programs, and why they chose the system they most frequently work with.

Cape Ann TV ©Kim Smith 2014Lisa Smith, Wally, Lisa Griffiths, and John Grant

Motif No. 1 Day from Henry Cooper

Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn Event: Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Taught by Henry Cooper

Cape Ann TV Announces It’s Next Lunch & Learn Event
Getting Started with Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere Basics taught by Cape Ann TV’s Henry Cooper


(Gloucester, MA)– Cape Ann TV (www.capeanntv.org), a regional non-profit local access television station that serves all of Cape Ann, is pleased to announce the next learning experience in the popular “Lunch & Learn” series –Getting Started with Abode Premiere to be held on October 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Cape Ann TV (38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester MA 01930).

“The question of which editing platform to use is a common one,” said Erich Archer, Executive Director of Cape Ann TV. “Adobe Premiere has been generating a tremendous amount of interest recently and it’s time we open the hood and take a look.”

Here to guide us through the basics is Henry Cooper. Henry has a Graduate Certificate in Digital Video from Northeastern University and has worked as a Production Assistant with Rockport Music for 3 years.  He has a wonderful and informative presentation to help us navigate through getting started with Adobe Premiere.

About Cape Ann TV: Cape Ann TV is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to the Cape Ann Community. Cape Ann TV is an important community resource that gives everyone a voice. We strive to produce programming and educational content for the community, by the community.


RSVP to: rtober@capeanntv.org
This event will fill up fast!

Lunch to be provided.

“Helium” Directed by Emile Doucette

“Helium” is another highlight screened at the Red Shed Film Festival from local filmmaker Emile Doucette

To read more about the Red Shed Film Festival see previous posts on GMG:

Red Shed Film Festival Highlights



Red Shed Film Festival Highlights

Red Shed Film Festival ©Kim Smith 2014Red Shed Film Festival Organizers Michael Kelly, Henry Cooper, and Sarah Kelly

The Red Shed Film Festival had a tremendous turnout Saturday night. Festival organizers Henry Cooper, Michael Kelly, and Phil Hopkins were there hosting the screenings, and did a fabulous job running the event. I had a wonderful time and plan to participate again next year. Dining al fresco under the cherry trees on Wally’s Bistrot’s super delicious barbeque and Twin Lights soda just added to the fun.

RedShed Film Festival ©Kim Smith 2014 -1Collecting Cherry Blossom “Snow”

For the next few nights, I’ll post several of my favorite films screened at the festival. Some may have played previously on Good Morning Gloucester, but would be worth seeing again. I hope you enjoy them as much as did I!

The first film, To Hear the Music: The Opus 139 Project by Dennis Larson, is a nine-minute trailer to the larger project of the same name, and features our own Greg Bover!

The Opus 139 Project is an independent documentary film that tracks the progress of design and construction of a new pipe organ for Harvard University’s Memorial Church, built by the C.B. Fisk Pipe Organ Company of Gloucester, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact producer@tohearthemusic.com. Also, find The Opus 139 Project on Facebook and become a fan!

Rockport Festivals produced The Red Shed Film Festival as part of Motif No.1 Day in association with Granite Vision Video Production.

The Red Shed Film Festival Team:
Production: Henry Cooper, Michael Kelly, Sarah Kelly, and  Phil Hopkins,
Graphics: Darren Mason and Kylie Alexander

Cherry Tree ©Kim Smith 2014


Henry Cooper Submits Marina Evans Video from Granite Visions

Hi Kim,

The GMG post looks awesome, thanks for tagging Granite Visions in it. Granite Visions is a video production project between my friend Michael Kelly and myself. We have a few videos on our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/granitevisions. We’re working on a website.

One of our latest projects is a really great looking interview and 2 music videos featuring Cape Ann singer/songwriter Marina Evans. Any way we could get these on GMG?


Hi Henry,  I posted Unbound and provided the link so readers can check out your YouTube channel here. Best wishes with your new website!




The Red Shed Film Festival is a micro film festival featuring selected short films produced on Cape Ann, by Cape Ann filmmakers, with a focus on Cape Ann. Contributing filmmakers include Henry Ferrini and Kim Smith, along with videos produced by C.B. Fisk and Cape Ann TV.

The films range in subject matter from the creation of a C.B. Fisk pipe organ to local prominent writers and painters. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite film at the end of the evening.

Come for dinner and film screenings–Wally’s Bistro will be on hand from 5pm to 8:30pm offering pulled pork, mac ‘n’ cheese, and much more!

The Red Shed Film Festival takes place at Harvey Park, located in downtown Rockport (between High Street and Broadway) on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 7:00pm. The Film Festival is under the umbrella of Rockport’s annual Motif No.1 Day. The Red Shed Film Festival is produced in conjunction with Granite Visions Video Productions. For more information please got to Rockport Art Festivals or call 978.290.9200

Twin Lights Soda, a staple of summers on Cape Ann and manufactured in Rockport for over one hundred years, will be available during the screenings.