Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Easthampton's BearFest ~ "The Souvenir Video" (11-minute trailer)

The 60-minute "the-story-so-far" DVD is available ($20 per copy) from Fuzzy Clock (413-548-6804) and/or via local outlets (such as the City Clerk's Office and Big E's) throughout the Summer.

Proceeds will be donated to the Bear Festival.

This trailer includes highlights of the "Mardi Gras" launch-party, the childrens' Activity Morning, the St Patrick's Day parade (featuring the "Paddy Bearon" float), and the Grand Unveiling of all the bears in situ last month, together with 'sample' snippets from interviews Fuzzy has conducted with sundry BearFest artists along the way.

Duration of this trailer : 11 minutes.

~ ~ ~ Any "bear" artists who would like to be interviewed
~ ~ ~ for this project (&/or the proposed final documentary)
~ ~ ~ please get in touch with me directly :
~ ~ ~ Jon Persson (413) 548-6804
~ ~ ~ &/or
~ ~ ~

For fuller versions of "the story so far," check out the two BearFest videos, below:
(1) The Bears Are Coming..! (March '09 ~ 11 minutes)
(2) The Bears Are HERE..! (June '09 ~ 20 minutes)


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"The Bears Are Coming!" trailer (11 mins)

This is the first of the BearFest pieces, featuring February's "Mardi Gras" Launch-Party, when we were first introduced to the pristine bears and to all the (135) artists' submissions for the contest.

The next video (see below), "The Bears Are HERE...!" follows-on from this one, and features the actual unveiling of the finished bears in June.

The trailer for "The Bears are Coming..!" was shown on local Community Access stations [Easthampton's Channel 5 (ECAT), ACTV (Amherst) and NCTV (Northampton)], during March and April, and "The Bears Are HERE...!" was shown on ECAT and NCTV last month and is showing on ACTV (Amherst) both this week and next week.

Duration : 11 minutes.

Any artists whom I haven't interviewed yet who would like to be included in the "Souvenir" video and/or the proposed final documentary, please get in touch.

Jon Persson (413) 548-6804