summer

BKC’s Summer Print Sale feat. prints by Shavon Meyers!

On June 22nd, Brooklyn Central is hosting its first annual summer print sale featuring photography by yours truly!  Select prints of mine will be available for purchase directly from BKC on Thursday June 22nd at the BKC headquarters at 33 Washington Street Brooklyn, NY.  Stop by, check out some great photography and purchase a print or two!

 

STEP (Documentary)

Whew.  @Stepthemovie

I watched this trailer a few days ago without sound and without hearing a word, I knew it would be good.

   

Step hits select theaters August 4th.  Head over to http://www.foxsearchlight.com/stepmovie/ for more info!

Happy Pride! (throwback video of when I walked in the parade – 2011)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…PRIDE!  If you don’t know, I support the LGBTQ community to the fullest and since 2011 (WOW that feels like yesterday) I have walked in the NYC Pride Parade with my cousin and her wife.  I captured some pretty epic footage the first year that we walked in the parade and decided to bring it back just in time for this year’s celebration.  This is all raw footage of the day but it does a pretty good job of showing just how much fun the Pride Parade is.  Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Travel: Niagara Falls & Watkins Glen State Park

I decided to squeeze an end of summer getaway into my extended weekend and I’m so glad that I did!  Having never been to Niagara Falls or Watkins Glen State Park, I was taken aback by the magnitude and beauty of both destinations.  Here are a few pics from the trip and some video of my journey on the famous “Maid of the Mist” boat ride which takes you as close as you can get to the falls, with the added bonus of a refreshing shower along the way…

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And for the sake of experimentation, I decided to add some HDR effects to this picture.  What do you think?

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Free E-Book: 100 FAQ’s about Screenwriting

Well this comes right on time!  Having just finished writing/typing my first draft of a screenplay for my next film project, I had a ton of questions before I began.  The formatting alone is a cruel joke on first time screenwriters!  This ebook spotted over at No Film School answered some great basic questions that seem to plague screenwriters.  You can download the free ebook here via screenwriter John August’s website.

What I’m listening to: Laura Mvula “The Dreaming Room”

As I enter month #2 of my Tidal subscription, I have to admit that I’ve happily consumed an enormous amount of new music in various genres.  My latest gem is an artist by the name of Laura Mvula, a British soul singer whose latest album The Dreaming Room was one of the featured albums on my Tidal home page.  I decided to give it a listen and was pleasantly surprised by this body of work.  Check out the video for one of my favorites from the album “Overcome” featuring Nile Rodgers.

Summer reading: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

In anticipation of the new OWN series Queen Sugar, I decided to pick up a copy of the book that its based on by Natalie Baszile.  My goal is to finish “Queen Sugar” before the premiere of the Ava DuVernay directed series in September.  I flew through 80+ pages the first day that I purchased it so I don’t think this deadline will be a problem!  So far it’s quite entertaining.  I think reading it during this sweltering August heat allows me to further transform myself into the story of a city woman relocating to the bayous of Louisiana to revive a sugar cane farm passed down from her deceased father.  Check out the trailer for the series below and support the book that spawned the series!