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WARWICK, NEW YORK: Scenes of a Pastoral Valley — A short film by Michael McVey (2017)

Warwick, New York: Scenes of a Pastoral Valley

Warwick, New York: Scenes of a Pastoral Valley (2017) from Michael McVey on Vimeo.

This short film explores the seasonal beauty of Warwick Valley, New York during the Village’s 150th Anniversary. Featuring the music of Antonín Dvorák, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig Von Beethoven. Cinematographed, edited, produced and directed by Michael McVey.

Filmed on location in Warwick, New York, U.S.A.
July 3, 2016 through June 18, 2017

Warwick Sesquicentennial
1867—2017
Celebrating the Village of Warwick’s 150th Anniversary

Copyright © 2017 by Michael McVey. All rights reserved.
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Music:

String Quartet No. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96
Movement I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Performance by European Archive Music Recordings

String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K 421
Movement IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performance by Musopen String Quartet

Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Movement II. Andante
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performance by Musopen Symphony

Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major ‘EROICA’, Op. 55
Movement IV. Finale Allegro Molto
Written by Ludwig Von Beethoven
Performed by Musopen Symphony

All music courtesy of Musopen (musopen.org)
All music Public Domain Mark 1.0.

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Boston’s United Worldwide can cure severe cases of Limotosis. – Skiffleboom.com

By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

Here is a commercial I directed and edited for United Worldwide.


Kristen Hamill in United Worldwide's "Limotosis" Commercial, by
The “Limotosis” commercial features United Worldwide owners Jason Dornhoffer and Terry Murtaugh.  The video also features Skiffleboom regulars Kristen Hamill and cinematographer Seth Wood, both of “Manna.”  This is also the second commercial I made featuring Shiddy Car Service.

“Boston’s United Worldwide is THE ONLY private car, limousine and chauffeur service that can cure severe cases of Limotosis.”


48HFP Awards and “THE MAKING OF MANNA” Documentary by Skiffleboom [Best Film Winner – 2012 Boston 48 Hour Film Project]


“Good news everyone!”   Skiffleboom Productions’ entry into the 48 Hour Film Project, Boston 2012 made it all the way to the “Best of Boston” screening.  On June 20th, 2012, a selection of the “best” competing 48HFP films were screened at the Kendall Square Theatre, where the judge’s awards were announced.  Skiffleboom was awarded the following:

Audience Award, Screening “D”
Best Use of Genre 
Best Cinematography – Seth Wood
Best Actor – Elise Manning
Best Directing – Michael McVey
Best Film

Our team is very humbled—we thank everyone who helped make “Manna” possible.  Special thanks to 48HFP’s Boston Producer Ben Guaraldi and his team, the judges, and the 84 teams who successfully submitted films this year.  We greatly encourage you to explore the 2012 entries and discover for yourself the variety of filmmaking talent and taste of the greater Boston area.

Here is a documentary I put together on the making of “Manna”

… This is a comprehensive look into our team’s approach to filmmaking under the 48-hour deadline, and provides some first-hand information and techniques for aspiring 48HFP participants.

“Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.” 
― C.S. Lewis 

Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com
Listen to Michael McVey speak about the 48 Hour Film Project on WGBH, with Edgar B. Herwick III and Mark Green on BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO:

http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Boston-Public-Radio-1936/episodes/Thurs-71212Quick-Flicks-40165

and watch some of Mike’s favorites from Boston’s 2012 48HFP:  http://wgbhnews.org/post/six-winning-48-hour-films


“Manna” by Skiffleboom, “Best Film” Winner of 2012 Boston 48 Hour Film Project, 48hfp

Here is Skiffleboom Productions‘ entry into the 48 Hour Film Project, Boston 2012.

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.  We started Friday, 7pm on May 18, 2012, and finished Sunday at 7pm, May 20th.  The competition is screened at the Kendall Cinema in Cambridge and the films are judged by both panel and audience.  Winners progress to regionals.

Manna by Skiffleboom Productions, 48 Hour Film Project Boston 2012

It was some of the most fun I’ve ever had.  I’ll be making movies for the rest of my life.

Requirements:
Genre – Science Fiction
Line – You’re making a big mistake.
Character: Ivana Wright, interior decorator
Prop – Chocolate

“Manna”
Directed by Michael McVey
Written by Kristen Hamill & Michael McVey
Director of Photography – Seth Wood
Composer – Robby Candido
Editors – Kristen Hamill & Michael McVey
Production Sound Mixer – Kellen Sutherland

Q & A: Manna Premiere at Kendall Theater, Cambridge MA, Skiffleboom. Left to right: Michael McVey (director, writer, editor), Kristen Hamill (writer, editor), Robby Candido (composer), and Seth Wood (cinematographer).  Photo by Stefan Malner.

Starring – Elise Manning
with
Valerie Roberts
Neal Cutler
Jason Dornhoffer
Terry Murtaugh

Characters:
Denise McIsaac
Katie Haynes
Joseph Vinueza
Uriah Barker
Steven Heim
Stephen Fischetti
Whitney Owens
Bronwyn Cooke
Nate Betts

Special Thanks to
Evelyn Schwager
Margalit Rosenblatt
Emily Lipscomb
Karen Hamill & Dave Hope

Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

Cast and Crew photo – Skiffleboom Productions. 48 Hour Film Project Boston 2012.


Harvard Square Hotel Commercial [Skiffleboom.com]

Harvard Square Hotel Video, Skiffleboom

Here is a commercial I made for Harvard University.  Original music and everything.  The Hotel recently reopened and I got to screen this video for all the brass from Cambridge and the University.  Shot on a Canon 5DmkIII.

Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com


BNI Commonwealth Video Referrals by Michael McVey

Michael McVey’s BNI Commonwealth Videos, Skiffleboom

I belong to a business networking group called BNI Commonwealth chapter in Massachusetts.  Occasionally, I get together with friendlies and make fun commercials (members only).  They’ve become quite a hit, and have netted my sign company some terrific business, well worth the time and effort.  Here are some of my favorites from the past year…

UNITED WORLDWIDE, Private Car Service
Jason Dornhoffer & Terry Murtaugh

BOOKKEEPING PLUS MORE
Carole Bellew

SANTINI SISTERS, Mortgage Lending
Lindsay & Lesley Santini

You can see more at the BNI Commonwealth Youtube.

Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com


Explosions in the Sky – Your Hand in Mine. San Francisco, 1906 [Skiffleboom.com]

By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

Market Street, San Francisco.
Filmed just four days before
the Great Earthquake
leveled the city in 1906.

Music by Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine

Michael McVey
Skiffleboom.com