Here’s some of the people we encountered along the way. From Friends and Family to people on the train across America that we interviewed, Amtrak Officials, Police Officers, Conductors, New Yorkers, People on the Aran Islands in Ireland, People in the St.Patricks Day Parade. Oh and Starskey and Hutch, Izzie and some other Animals too. Click on any thumbnail to enlarge the image, from below this you can then click to the next or previous photograph. We are currently expanding each persons section to include videos, related information and a comments box below each so please come back and explore this post soon.
Phew, what a journey! Both Hy and I have each travelled over 10,000 miles in the two week period capturing the footage for this project. Planes, Trains, Cars and Ferries. The most intensive part was the 1500 mile train journey from Miami to New York. Over 30 hours onboard travelling through 11 states. Lights, Cameras, Action! Or maybe more appropriately Tripods, Batteries and Memory Cards.
The drama began before we even stepped onboard when a newsflash came on the TV in New Port Richie where we were staying. A Tornado! The sky opened, thunder, lightning, flash floods, we drove at speed to avoid the tornado behind us and reach Miami in one piece. More drama at the end of the train journey when a paranoid, ill informed conductor had two police officers waiting for us in New York for questioning. Although security became noticeably more prominent the further north we travelled we were on the whole treated exceptionally well by Amtrak staff and officials.
We captured some great videos, thousands of photographs, interviews with the people we encountered. Infact we have 190 Gigabytes of footage, an enormous volume of quality footage. So please be patient if your waiting to see how you look and sound. We are currently working intensely on some of the New York shoot that is being used for a music video for a song called Wait for me by Moby. We are also looking at ways of converting and managing some of the High definition recordings. Please stay tuned. In the meantime we are putting up some simple little YouTube videos to give you a flavour of things to come. Thank you to all the people we met along the way and helped to make this a not so ordinary journey.
If your new to MiamiToNewYork here’s some background. Hy Mayerson and Sean Corcoran stepped onboard an Amtrak train in Miami on the 12th of March. They travelled for 30 hours through 11 states covering a distance of over 1500 miles until it reaches New York. The entire journey was captured on camera.
Hy is an experienced videographer and Sean is an Artist who uses photography as a tool of his trade. They have created what they call Drive by Shootings of the zooming landscape and there will be a series of themed interviews with the people they encountered. With the footage they created they intend to produce a series of videos, an exhibition and maybe a short film.
They are currently collaborating with several recording artists, musicians, a songwriter, a cartoonist, an editor, a web designer and a technician. They use Skype video calls to fine tune their plans.
Hy is a well respected attorney with a practice in Spring City. He is a prolific videographer with a huge archive of video footage that he has created down through the decades. He embraces technology, is a huge music fan and has a great You Tube Channel that showcases his video work under the nom de plume RedKruzer.
Sean is an Artist based in Waterford, Ireland. He has worked in many different media, from Stained Glass to Sculpture and was the artistic director of The Salvage Shop. Digital Art, Video and Photography are currently central to his practice.
Hy and Sean met in 2005 when Sean was exhibiting his Photo Distortions in Waterford and Hy and his wife Colleen were in Ireland on tour with singer Sean Tyrell. They have kept in touch since then and have collaborated on several videos. Over the past year Hy and Sean have been discussing the idea of creating what would be called the ImaginAIRium based in a large Meeting House on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Hy is 72 and Sean is 40 so between them they claim to have 112 years of wisdom!
The production didn’t end in New York, they travelled back to Ireland on March 17th and filmed the St. Patricks day parade from onboard the Harley Davidson float in Waterford. They continued shooting along the west coast and over to Inis Oirr, one of the Aran Islands.
Hy Mayerson, Videographer, USA.
Sean Corcoran, Artist, Ireland.
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Remixing, attempting to move out of M2Ny what is rightfully I’s (The ImaginAIRium’s).
So here is the timid Sean Corcoran’s work remixed …
Below are the concept and foundation for my remixing : the heaven reaching Creative Commons Concept: or remixed yet again:
Please excuse me for also posting this in The ImaginAIRium.
We begin to explain that in our sister publication, please subscribe to each, please….:
Eric Clapton: Live In The ImaginAIRium
How could I dance with another,
When I saw him standing there?
and see Damian Nixon’s visit to The ImaginAIRium:
Are They More Unusual or Good?
We will have to introduce you to more of their instruments. But in the meantime:
can’t you just die,
from the look in her eye?
AND THE MUSIC KEPT ON KEEPIN ON… …turned Night into ImaginAIRium…
On August 28 2010 Bruce performed this original piece, It’s Amazing, for the 15-20 imaginEERs who met at The ImaginAIRium to discuss and consider how The Meeting House Law Building And Gallery would morph itself into the main physical ImaginAIRium.
We knew of many virtual ImaginAIRiums, and several proposed, physical existing and to exist, ImaginAIRiums. Bruce is a force in morphing The Meeting House’s Great Room into The ImagAIRium. The Law offices remain in the recent addition to The Meeting House.
The virtual ImaginAIRiums consist initially of that space between the ears, thereafter virtual ImaginAIRiums have been depicted earlier on these pages and will soon be re-created in a nesting spot, perhaps on this page, perhaps on its own new page.
M2NY believe that more physical ImaginAIRiums are remorphing as we speak: In Woodstock, at The White Water Depot. In Ireland, at the 5 corner intersection in Waterford; yearly in Ireland at The Blazing Horse Festival…and
THE MIDNIGHT COACH
Jeannette, Dancer, Kristian, and Tom within their collective virtual ImaginAIRiums created their physical ImaginAIRium: A Golden Eagle Touring Bus Theater. Dancer performed for the Meeting Founders his new song. “Midnight Coach” . Dance wrote it for “Stones And Bones”, the demo musical play for the series : The Bus. Jeanette, Kristin and Tom added vocals and Andor & Bob added music to Dance’s performance of Midnight Coach.
Much more on all of this soon come.