One Summer I was responsible for providing nightly entertainment for a summer camp. Among other performances like “Fat Daddy Falcon”, I put together a good ol’ rendition of “So Long, Farewell” from the Sound of Music. Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!
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Jonathan Pierce, Jeremy Ambrose and Jason White team up to create a wrestling spoof that will be hard to erase from your memory… Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!
Two weeks ago it was time for an Art page overhaul, and this week it was the Video page’s turn. I recently had come up with a “logo stamp” to put on the beginning and ending of each video. The 1st video I edited it into was the release of the river dance video. Next came the “Knights in tights” video. After the release of that video, I decided it really needed to be on all the videos. To do this, I had to delete nearly all the current videos and re-edit them with the new beginning and ending. That’s what this past week has been all about. I think you’ll like the changes. In addition each video now has it’s own title image that introduces the upcoming content you’re about to see. This also means my youtube view count on most all of my videos went back down to zero! But I felt the new changes were worth a more informative viewing experience in the long run.
This week also brings with it the addition of the music page. Thinkpierce Music won’t be out until July 2012, but the newly re-edited video titled “Thinkpierce Music” gives you a taste of what to expect. The album is called Mixtape + VHS + Cola. I chose those words because in a humorous way, they represent the time period in my life in which I wrote these songs. Combining older and newer songs, this collection of songs goes from one end of the musical spectrum to the other. None were masterfully recorded or mixed for that matter, but in a way I feel these will always be the songs I am most proud of. This is one of those personal projects where even if I am the only person who enjoys it, it was totally worth putting together. The release of that album will be very exciting for me. Until then, check out the all new revamped videos on the video page and I’ll see you next week with a Huge surprise! Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday.
If there were one facet of Thinkpierce that best represented who we are and what we do, it would be Thinkpierce TV. My dad say’s it best in saying that if there was something happening in my life, I was somehow getting it on video. As a result, I’ve built up a large collection of VHS tapes, DV tapes, hi-8 tapes, and DVD’s loaded with footage that included anything from live performances, sketch comedy, scenes of unfinished films, music, break dancing, to total randomness. In 2010, I focused on converting it all in to my computer and after countless hours of capturing and logging footage I now have it all organized in hard drives under a folder that could only be named one thing; Thinkpierce TV.
Marrying old footage with new footage, Thinkpierce TV will be organized in to numbered seasons that will each have eight episodes. Each episode will have a story line that ultimately includes both new and previous Thinkpierce footage, creating a unique unexpected twist in each episode. Although being introduced now, Thinkpierce TV won’t kick in to full effect until the spring of 2013. There are a variety of projects that will take priority until then including releasing three Thinkpierce films, completing a variety of books and rolling out Thinkpierce Music! However thanks to Scott Norvell, I was able to complete one episode ahead of schedule…
In this particular episode titled, “Lord of the Dream”, I made use of some footage of a crazy dream sequence I shot with Scott over 10 years ago. Around the same time I was converting it in to my computer, Scott was going to be visiting Tulsa for Christmas. I saw an opportunity and wasn’t about to let it go. I wrote up a script that depicted Scott as an oddball friend of mine that was having a problem slipping in to sudden deep mental trances. (In other words I lacked creativity and just wrote Scott in as himself.) Just kidding Scott! Couldn’t resist. I ran the idea by Scott and he was all in. We started shooting at 9pm on a Friday and wrapped up at 3am. With my wife Rhona as our camera operator, we couldn’t fail. Love you babe! If you think we didn’t end it all with a meal at Village Inn, then your dead wrong. Although it will be a while before I introduce new episodes, “Lord of the Dream” is a perfect example of what you can expect from Thinkpierce TV. Until then you can keep your eyes peeled for, well…just about anything. Thinkpierce, something new every Friday!