Behind-the-scenes Robert Clary Story ~ From Buchenwald to Hollywood


Behind-the-scenes at the premiere of ‘From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story’ screening Nov 13th 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival with filmmakers Karen Lynne, Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg in Cinema Paradiso , Hollywood, Florida , USA.
Music : LCHA DODI from the album, Light of the River (Or Hanachal) performed by Shai Perelman and Omer Horowitz. More info at Richard Bloom Productions site : richardbloomproductions.com .
Behind-the-scenes Robert Clary Story ~ From Buchenwald to Hollywood | 20201115 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

Making-of PUSH Opera Virtual Finale


Behind-the-scenes late night video editing work with London (UK) based videographer Shogo Hino ( Shogo Media ) a few days before the premiere online April 19th 2020 of this work, the virtual PUSH Opera – Finale with giant choir – Lockdown 2020 🇧🇪 🇬🇧.

The final film hosted by composer Howard Moody via YouTube is presented on my site in the post : Virtual Opera PUSH Epilogue ~ Ma Vie N’est Que Miracles – Link https://michelvanderburg.com/2020/04/19/virtual-opera-push-epilogue-ma-vie-nest-que-miracles/

More than 150 singers from the UK & Belgium have recorded the finale of PUSH and film editor Shogo Hino has edited the result into a virtual performance uniting the four casts and choruses.

Screening started in the night of the 19th April 2020, exactly 77 years after three Brussels resistance heroes stopped the Nazi train Transport XX, transporting 1600 Jewish deportees to Auschwitz, and more than 200 prisoners escaped from the train before the German border.

Based on Simon Gronowski’s story
Epilogue from the opera PUSH – based on the story of Simon Gronowski – an 11 year old Jewish boy who was pushed from the train – Transport XX – by his mother on the way to Auschwitz. Documented in the film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” presented here – https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/04/19/transport-xx-to-auschwitz/

A virtual performance during the April 2020 Corona virus lockdown by members of the casts from previous productions of PUSH in Battle, Chichester, Salisbury, London and Brussels.

Composer and librettist Howard Moody on piano, Carlos Bruneel on flute, and with the soloists James Newby, Sheva Tehoval, Tereza Gevorgyan, Ivan Ludlow, Lars Thorkildsen, Ciaran o’Donovan and Eleanor Farmer. Soundmix and additional production by Adrian Zolotuhin.

Film editing by Shogo Hino | @shogomedia.

Additional video work from the Miracles project together with Richard & Karen Bloom by Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media .

With special thanks to Simon Gronowski, and Linda Lovrovic, Sue Kent, Sally Lampitt, Chris Stones, Jill Hoskings, Claire Apel, Jo Nicolai, Philippe Paque, Benoît Giaux, Andrea Frankenthal, and Sarah Ehrlich.

In memory of the three members of the Belgian resistance Jean Franklemon, Robert Maistriau and Youra Livschitz, whose bravery in April 1943 saved the lives of many, as our health workers continue to do today.

News and background is updated in this post : Opera PUSH – online via OperaVision – https://michelvanderburg.com/2020/08/07/opera-push-online-via-operavision/

Howard Moody Website – https://www.howardmoody.co.uk/

Sculpture by Koenraad Tinel

Making-of PUSH Opera Virtual Finale ~ PUSH : Howard Moody and co-workers | howardmoody.co.uk ~ Screen recording : Shogo Hino | @shogomedia ~ Film : 20201114 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

Mart Broers’ Street Organ


Mart Broers’ Street Organ ~ Interview organ grinder Mart Broers – organs, book music, and his street organ “Calypso” in the streets of Leyden (Haarlemmerstraat), Sep 16th 2008 , Leyden , Holland. Video with the tiny SONY DSC-T10 camera. New 20200904 HD YouTube edition – published first 20161009 via Vimeo. Mart Broers’ Street Organ | 20161009 | 20200904 | 1-memo.com

Tin Can Pinhole Photo


Workshop pinhole photography at SKVR BeeldFabriek (SKVR ImageFactory) September 11, 2011 in Rotterdam, Holland. The ’24 hour culture’ event of Rotterdam (’24 uur cultuur’).
Turn a can into a Camera Obscura and make your own pinhole photo , and print it in a real dark room.
A tin can is used , punched with a pinhole , that has been painted black inside and loaded with photographic paper.
The pinhole is covered with tape , that is removed some 10-15 seconds for exposure of the film when taking the picture.
Your cameraman is taking his pinhole photo of the nearby Rotterdam Erasmus bridge.
The Dutch Youth Accordion Orchestra ( NJAO , MD Marc Belder ) played nearby that day the Sonatina Piccola (Jan Masséus). A second camera (Sony TX7) was used for the documentary.
Tin Can Pinhole Photo ~ Music : Sonatina Piccola (Jan Masséus) by Dutch Youth Accordion Orchestra NJAO | MD Marc Belder ~ Film : 20200902 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

Damselfly #InverteFest | 20200822

Damselfly ~ Celebrating #InverteFest ~ Filmed August last year in Holland ~ Music : Breathe by Greg McKay | Artlist ~ Film : Damselfly | 20200822 – 20190901 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles.Media

Edition 20200822 – I changed the title to Damselfly (first title dd 20190901 was Dragonfly ) ; thanks to Gentleman Jack on YouTube.

Sea Sparkle


Sea Sparkle ~ Sébastiaan Stevens plays his handpan drum on deck of the clipper Wilhelmina summer 2018 in the port of the dutch Wadden Sea island Vlieland. Sea Sparkle showed up in front of us – a tip from shipper Harriët.

A first edition of this film was published 20180725 with the title : Sébastiaan’s Sea Sparkle .
This new edition of the film (20200814) now has improved color/light correction using noise reduction with Neat Video.

Sébastiaan recently published his album Hangen op Vlieland (Hang on Vlieland) via his site sebastiaanstevens.nl .

Filmed with an iPhone X – using the Sennheiser Ambeo headset for recording binaural 3D sound. Best listen with your headphones.

Sea Sparkle ~ Music : Handpan drum improvisation by Sébastiaan Stevens | sebastiaanstevens.nl ~ Film : 20200814 Michel van der Burg | miracles.media