The Semester Review: Fall 2012

As the first half of my Junior year reaches a rather uneventful demise, I decided it would be a great time to sit down and take stock of what Take2 and myself have been doing for the past four months. 

Over the Summer I had a very unique opportunity to travel the country and hone my “filmmaking abilities” (if there even is such a thing). For 2 months I was truly practicing what I preached; working as one-man-band force of production. From filming to editing to animating; pre to post-production, the responsibility of many fell solely on my shoulders. The biggest take away: it is possible to handle it all, to a limited extent.   Armed with this affirmation, I decided I would use the first semester to spread the good news to my co-workers at GreyComm Studios; my university’s student production company which I am the Production Manager of. I was committed to teaching and helping my co-workers and friends become their own one-man/woman-bands, and become indispensable to a potential employer. The commitment to teaching did come at the expense of exploring potential projects of my own, but it was certainly worth it. We have a very talented staff, I look foreword to seeing their work next semester.  



In November I traveled with GreyComm Studios to Atlanta, GA for the College Boardcasters conference (CBI). I wrote about the experience in a past post

Take2 did have a few side projects throughout the year. I reunited with DJ Vibe Lime, twice, to film some very big shows; including his opening set for Wolfgang Gartner. Take2 also produced two animation videos for a process serving company in Baltimore. Finally, I helped film a promotional video for Relay For Life, a great organization dedicated to helping those individuals battling cancer.

For next semester, I’m hoping for a return to form for Take2.

I have yet to make a great follow up to Wait for the Drop, and I’m longing for a new long form project to show the world.   

Making Moves…

I’m really excited to announce Take2Films next project. This summer I’ll be working with {r}evolution Apparel on their west coast summer tour. I’ll be shooting a wide range of video for {r}evolution, from interview to documentary. Needless to say I’m extremely excited about the project in general, if not just for the fact I’ll be spending my summer traveling up and down the west coast. I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you and make some really great video along the way. 

Make sure you check out www.revolutionapparel.me  for information about the company, they’re doing some really great things over there. 

On the first episode of Tour Baltimore we head downtown to Fells Point and explore a small music store; Own Guru (ownguru.com). The owner, Alan, tells about his experiences starting and managing the store, as well sharing his love of music and the vinyl record. Special thanks to Own Guru for letting us film. Credits: Creator/Editor/Producer- Steve Celano (take2films.com) Production Crew- Steve Celano, David Gerz, Gabe Carter A GreyComm Studios Production 2012 greycomm.tv Music: “The Beach! The Beach!” by Holy Coast (myspace.com/geminicricketband) “Holy Coast” by Holy Coast (myspace.com/geminicricketband)