“Quiet on the set! 5 – 4- 3- 2 …”
And so began a new Lifestyles for the Disabled community partnership with Community Television (CTV), a place where we can to go to produce television shows.
We visited the studios on Cable Way in Mariners Harbor and were impressed with the knowledgeable people who work there and the facility which includes studios, offices, a green room and editing rooms.
For our first show, Kristin Dalton, a reporter with the Staten Island Advance/SILive interviewed Lifestyle participants and staff about their work on Life-Wire News Service, a voice for people with disabilities. Life-Wire founders and developer Eddy Gregory, Joseph Maturi and Kathryn Carse were joined by Lifestyles Associate Executive Director Scott Salinardi for the first segment.
“Thanks to CTV, this helps us build our network and continue to grow our vision for Life-Wire. The show was an opportunity for us to explain the work we do and the skills we are teaching to provide content at lifewire.news.” – Joseph Maturi/Co-Founder of Life-Wire.
“I was nervous to be on TV. I was afraid, what if I mess up,” said Meredith A. “But I was prepared and Kristin guided me when I hesitated.”
Meredith was part of a panel of future hosts along with Anthony P and Greg P. Meredith talked about her work as an interviewer and photographer which included working at 2016 NYC Fashion Week. Anthony described his experience interviewing and photographing the Staten Island Yankees. Greg recalled his interview with Staten Sen. Lanza at his annual Resource Fair.
“When I first got there, I was very enthusiastic about learning about TV and being on TV,” said Anthony Pabon. “Seeing the work that was being done was very impressive.”
Other Media Department members observed the taping from the audience. They saw lighting, sound checks and behind the scenes personnel in action.
“We had to be quiet during taping,” observed Yoni C.
He and Harry R helped document the activity by taking photographs (see gallery below).
Whether on the set or in the audience, everyone is looking forward to going back and thinking about the role they can play in future CTV productions.
“Where I went today was the best expence I ever had,” said Dolores P. “I saw how to work on set with people that work at CTV. I also learned a lot of new things that I might like to do in the future.”
Meredith A., Yoni C., Andre F., Anthony P., Dolores P., and Harry R. with Kathryn Carse
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Photos by Yoni C and Harry R
Bonus track: Dolores Palermo interviews Gregory Perosi about the new Life-Wire News.
Have you noticed your shadow lately? The Summer Solstice is a good time to check it out. (It is Wednesday, June 21 in the Northeast.) The longest day of the year, it is the first day of summer, a time when the sun rises early, arcs high in the sky, and sets late. It’s that high arc that has a dramatic effect on your shadow. Check yours out at noon. It will be your shortest noontime shadow of the year because the sun is so high above you.
Riki Garcia and Angel Bruno took shadow photos at noon the day before the official solstice. See how short their shadows are? If their shadows stood up they would only be up to their knees.
Summer isn’t all about sunlight and shadows. Here are some other signs of the season. Feel free to add yours in the comment.
What we do
Play basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf,
Go fishing, swimming; go to the beach
Go out in the evening for a walk or to the park
Things we don’t like
It gets too hot; we sweat; bugs, mosquito bites
What we like
No more jackets, no hat, no gloves
July 4, music, barbecue
Ice cream, Ralph’s Ices, ice tea, ice coffee, watermelon
Things we wear
Shorts, tank tops, sandals, flip flops, clogs, crocs, hats
Sunblock, bug spray
Angel Bruno, Yoni Chernock, Alice Fair an Riki Garcia with Kathryn Carse
“Totally ’80s Chris” Bungay remembers the career of the consumate James Bond, Roger Moore.
PHOTOGRAPHY “MOTXILA 21” -PAMPLONA
Mila Barricarte and Daniel Muñoz told us about us their experience:
On Thursday, March 23, Mila and Daniel went to photograph Motxila 21 [a band from Pamplona that includes many musicians with Down Syndrome]. “We arrived at 7 a.m. They rehearsed in the district of La Chantrea. Roberto and María José were waiting for us. ” On entering, Daniel says he saw several soccer buddies and Mila who noticed that there were many instruments (drums, a bass drum, a drums, a bass …) and photos of the group: “it was a very cool place.” Daniel also told us: “We were a little nervous, because it was the first time we photographed people we do not know. They played several songs while we took pictures of them. ” Mila says that the camera did not work well, that it tried to shoot but it did not obtain it. Daniel did not dare to approach so many people and so many cables. “We took several photos and stayed for a while to listen as they played. In the end they took a picture of us all together. We had a great time and we would like to repeat. ”
Many thanks to the components of Motxila 21 for giving us the opportunity to photograph them and make us a gap in their calendar that we know they have very tight.
- MILA BARRICARTE AND DANIEL MUÑOZ Students of the school E.E. El Molino,
- Photos and text, courtesy of NWN Photo.
FOTOGRAFIAMOS A “MOTXILA 21”
Mila Barricarte y Daniel Muñoz nos cuentan su experiencia:
El jueves 23 de marzo, Mila y Daniel fueron a fotografiar a Motxila 21 [una banda de Pamplona que incluye a muchos músicos con síndrome de Down]. Quedamos a las 7. Ensayaban en un local de la Chantrea. Allí nos esperaban Roberto y María José”. Al entrar, Daniel dice que vio a varios compañeros de fútbol y Mila que se fijó en que había muchos instrumentos (tambores, un bombo, una batería, un contrabajo…) y fotos del grupo: “era un sitio muy chulo”. Daniel también nos contó: “Estabamos un poco nerviosos, porque era la primera vez que fotografiábamos a personas que no conocemos. Tocaron varias canciones mientras les hacíamos fotos”. Mila cuenta que la cámara no funcionaba bien, que intentaba disparar pero no lo conseguía. Daniel no se atrevía a acercarse con tanta gente y tantos cables. “Hicimos varias fotos y nos quedamos un rato a escuchar como tocaban. Al final nos hicieron una foto a todos juntos. Lo pasamos muy bien y nos gustaría repetir”.
Muchas gracias a los componentes de Motxila 21 por darnos la oportunidad de fotografiarles y hacernos un hueco en su calendario que sabemos lo tienen muy apretado.
- MILA BARRICARTE Y DANIEL MUÑOZ Alumnos del colegio E.E. EL MOLINO
- Fotos y texto, cortesía de NWN Photo.
Danza Down, Compañía Elías Lafuente, Troupe de Baile Español Demuestra Inclusión
Danza Down Compañía Elías Lafuente es una compañía de bailarines que tienen síndrome de Down. Muestra que tener una discapacidad intelectual o física no debe impedir que usted haga lo que quiere hacer. Las fotos muestran cómo se sienten las personas cuando bailan. Vemos que no importa qué tipo de discapacidad tiene, puede hacer lo que quiera hacer. Cuando te sientes bien acerca de lo que haces, te hace sentir mejor contigo mismo.
Santos dice de sus imágenes: “Me gusta ver cómo Danza Down Compañía Elías Lafuente trabaja con bailarines con discapacidades, es hermoso y curioso ver cómo profesionales de diferentes artes se dedican a este mundo, un mundo que a la mayoría de la gente no le importa”.
Disfrute de la fotografía de Santos y deje sus comentarios a continuación. Visite Danza Down, Compañía Elías Lafuente en línea para obtener más información.
-Escrito en colaboración por Anthony DiCostanzo, Anthony DiFato, Steven Filoramo, Joseph Jones, Gregory Perosi, y Dolores Palermo, con la edición de Edward Gregory por Life-Wire News Service.
-Fotos: Paco Santos, NWN Photography por Life-Wire News Service.
On a mild Thursday (Jan. 26), members of the Lifestyles Media Department went to Gateway National Recreation Area at Great Kills for a program on birds. It was just after a nor’easter had hit the area, and Park Services Ranger Kathy Garofalo explained that the birds had deserted the feeders. So with some models and magazines, she introduced us to a number of winter birds and provided color pencils and clay to create our own. Then for those who wanted a little more scientific experience, she provided owl pellets to be dissected. We learned that owls eat rodents, moles, shrews and birds. They swallow their prey whole, but they cannot digest the bones and fur, so they cough it back up in a pellet. Yum!
We really enjoyed our visit to Gateway’s Education Field Center in Great Kills Park. We liked the location, seeing the harbor in the distance, and learning about owls and other birds.
We appreciated your expertise and knowledge and hospitality.
You educated us about things we didn’t know before.
Thanks for helping us feel like scientists, especially when we dissected the owl pellets and collected the bones of a shrew and other animals.
It was also fun to make clay birds and to learn animal facts.
Lifestyles Media Department
Anthony DiCostanzo, Anthony DiFato, Riki Garcia, Joseph Jones, Christopher Lazzaro, Greg Perosi and Eric Schwacke
The Life-Wire News Crew is setting their sights on the new year with fresh goals and aspirations.
“I want to teach people French, singing in French. And I want to learn to cook pasta.” -Sunnurha Vertus
Photo by Harry Rodriguez for Life-Wire News Service.
“I want to write my own mysteries.” -Anthony DiFato.
Photo by Anthony Kefalinos for Life-Wire News Service.
“I’d like to go to Coney Island during the summertime and take pictures of people on the beach, or at the Aquarium.” -Anthony Kefalinos.
Photo by Anthony DiFato for Life-Wire News Service.
“I want to cover a New York Giants game or a concert.” -Meredith Arout.
Photo by Yoni Chernok for Life-Wire News Service.
“I want to take pictures of the Army.” -Yoni Chernok.
Photo by Sannurha Vertus for Life-Wire News Service.
“I want to improve my interview skills.” -Joseph Padalino.
Photo by Salvatore DiBenedetto for Life-Wire News Service.
“I want to write poetry about people I know.” -Salvatore DiBenedetto.
Photo by Joseph Padalino for Life-Wire News Service.
“I want to learn how to fix a computer.” -Gregory Perosi.
Photo by Joseph Trischitti for Life-Wire News Service.
“I want to be healthy.” -Dolores Palermo.
Photo by Joseph Jones for Life-Wire News Service.