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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

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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


Q: How long can this dog chase a sprinkler? [Skiffleboom.com]


A: All afternoon.

Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

 

 


Stop Motion Word Animation [Skiffleboom.com]

By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

I find these refrigerator word magnets incredibly addicting:


I thought this up one early April evening, after playing with the magnets for hours.  I enlisted HARDCORE AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHER Seth Wood to shoot the magnet animation, using a trusty Canon 5D Mark II.   We used individual photographs shot over three separate nights — over 2,880 photos in total. I edited in Final Cut Pro at 24 frames per second.

We wanted to keep the lighting consistent during the shoot, to get the smoothest motion.    Since my kitchen has many windows, a daytime kitchen takeover to set up cameras and lighting would have been too much effort.  It was easier for us to shoot at night, from 10PM to 4:30AM (followed by 3 hours sleep… and then our day jobs!).

Music by Chris Thomas King and Colin Linden – “John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto’.”

Michael McVey
Skiffleboom.com


Mike McVey’s Sign-A-Rama Commercials PART II [Skiffleboom.com]

by Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

Big thick juicy dimensional signs by Sign-A-Rama Cambridge — Cambridge, MA.


Sign GENIUS Neal Cutler demonstrates what a sucker you are for not owning a Sign-A-Rama Cambridge A-FRAME.

Edited + soundtrack music.  Shot with HD Flip + FCP.  You can order an A-Frame and other badass signage at SignARama-Cambridge.com

Michael McVey
Skiffleboom.com 


Fleet Foxes “Mykonos” at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA – 2011 [Skiffleboom.com]

by Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

A trip to see some Fleet Foxes with Mortimer Duckbrella + friends.  Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA – May 17, 2011, HD FLIP + FCP.  I stitched this video later that night.

The official Mykonos video is OUTSTANDING:

Such beautiful animation.
The door slammed loud and rose up a cloud of dust on us
Footsteps follow, down through the hollow sound, torn up.

And you will go to Mykonos
With a vision of a gentle coast
And a sun to maybe dissipate
Shadows of the mess you made

Pallid animals in the snow-tipped pines I find
hatching from the seed of your orphaned mind, all night

And you will go to Mykonos
With a vision of a gentle coast
And a sun to maybe dissipate
Shadows of the mess you made

Brother you don’t need to turn me away
I was waiting down at the ancient gate

You’ll go
Wherever you go today
You’ll go today

I remember how they took you down
As the winter turned the meadow brown

You’ll go
Wherever you go today
You’ll go today

When I’m walking brother don’t you forget
It ain’t often that you’ll ever find a friend

You’ll go
Wherever you go today…



MYSTERIOUS ALIEN ORGANISM LOVES SYNTHPOP! [Skiffleboom.com]

Michael McVey

Dancing magnetics by artist David Durlach of TechnoFrolics, featured at 11 Miller Street during Somerville Open Studios, April 30, 2011, Somerville, MA.

Music: “Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat.

Michael McVey
Skiffleboom.com

Torrid Love Affair with the Somerville Open Studios, from TheInfamousDance.com