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MY first Microgreens in COLD Western New York! Yum!

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Trying to help my health somewhat with growing microgreens at home. Not sure if this will work. But can't hurt to try! :) If you have any microgreen urban farming tips for me (I live in western new york) then please PLEASE help me out. I really suck at gardening.

Recording Ancient Woman 2 - Voice Acting for Science fiction

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There are many things that I don't do, and typically acting is one of them. However, I enjoy doing voice acting for animation. What's nice about voice acting is that you don't really have to look like anything in particular to play a voice, and since I was a kid I enjoyed coming up with weird and goofy voices. So as for being the lead actress in a film, yeah, never going to happen, but I do enjoy playing strange characters behind the scenes.

Vlog DEC 21 Filmmaking Sci fi Animation Spiritus this week!

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So taking this week to work on my animated science fiction film Spiritus! I am using Moviestorm animation. Have been having some shadow issues this week, but that's okay. I have been using final cut pro and MOTION to add effects and do a tight edit.

TODAY Exclusive INTERVIEW with Buffalo Composer and Filmmaker Sabrina Pena Young

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DEC 28th Big Words I Know By Heart - Special Guest Composer and Filmmaker Sabrina Pena YoungAuthor, composer & TED talker Sabrina Pena Young (Libertaria: The Virtual Opera) joins us in the studio. Lovable scamp and compulsive commenter Terry Kimmel circles back to the Co Host Hot Seat for some fresh insults.


DEC 28th 6:45-8:30pm EST
Click on this Link to Find out More about Big Words I Know By Heart




Adele - Interview about songwriting From the Artists Den (February 25, 2...

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Adele - Interview about songwriting From the Artists Den (February 25, 2011)

DEC 28 Big Words I Know By Heart - Special Guest Composer and Filmmaker Sabrina Pena Young

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DEC 28th Big Words I Know By Heart - Special Guest Composer and Filmmaker Sabrina Pena YoungAuthor, composer & TED talker Sabrina Pena Young (Libertaria: The Virtual Opera) joins us in the studio. Lovable scamp and compulsive commenter Terry Kimmel circles back to the Co Host Hot Seat for some fresh insults.


DEC 28th 6L45-8:30pm EST
Click on this Link to Find out More about Big Words I Know By Heart






Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert a Welcome Joy This Holiday Season - Buffalo New York

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Pops Concert a Welcome Joy This Holiday Season - Buffalo New YorkAfter a year of vitriol, this weekend's Buffalo Philharmonic Christmas Pops concerts, conducted by the lively Maestro John Morris Russell, are a wonderful occasion to remind each other of goodwill, brotherhood, and basic humanity. 

With a program full of Christmas carol favorites (with a twist) and the sweeping cinematic score from the Polar Express, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanied by the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Buffalo Girl Choir, performs brilliantly. For a moment the audience feels they have been transported to a big Hollywood stage. Local legend Mike Randall narrates the Polar Express with gusto, and you would be hardpressed not to find someone that is touched by this emotional tale of the Christmas spirit.

The BPO Holiday Pops Concert continues this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday. 

Find out more: https://bpo.org/event/john-morris-russells-holiday…

Filmmakers Music School - Basic Sound FX - Sabrina Pena Young

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Learn audio editing and sound design for your indie film. The Buffalo Video and Movie Makers FREE film Music workshop October 16th 2017 at the Screening Room and Cafe in Amherst New York, 7pm. Presented by Award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.



FILMMAKER MUSIC SCHOOL - BASIC AUDIO EDITING - S PENA YOUNG

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Learn about basic audio editing and sound design. Free film music workshop by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young at the Screening Room, Amherst New York Oct 16, 2017 @7pm. Hosted by the Buffalo Movie and Video Makers.

BPO Kicks Off Holiday Season This Weekend Buffalo New York

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BPO Kicks Off Holiday Season This WeekendREAD FULL ARTICLE HERE: https://www.buffalorising.com/2017/11/bpo-kicks-off-holiday-season-this-weekend/ byNovember 22, 2017, 10:49 am0 Comments The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off its holiday season this weekend, with plenty of opportunities to catch a holiday performance sprinkled throughout the month of December. The season opens this weekend with  Tchaikovsky’s classic, The Nutcracker. This will be the ninth year of the BPO’s collaboration with the Neglia Ballet Artists on this beloved holiday ballet, taking place at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. There will be an evening performance on Saturday, November 25 at 8 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, November 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.  The following weekend will feature the Orchestra’s last non-holiday performance of the year: Mendelssohn and Mozart. The performance will feature guest conducto

John Morris Russell Holiday Pops in Buffalo New York

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John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops Friday, December 15
Kleinhans Music Hall, 10:30 am Buy Tickets The Coffee Concert Series is presented by



The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins us for Western New York’s #1 holiday tradition! By now, you know he’s Mr. Christmas, and JMR loves sharing the magic with you! This year, as a special treat, Mike Randall of Channel 7 reads The Polar Express, with its beautiful illustrations projected above the orchestra, set to the gorgeous orchestral score from the film. Jazz singer Katy Miner, Girlchoir, and Normal Street Entrance are all featured on the program.  Come at 9 AM for complimentary coffee and doughnuts to get you in the holiday spirit.

10 Tips on Writing No Budget Film

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10 tips for Beginner Filmmakers

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How to Make a Short Film Important Tips and Advice

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How to make a career in music: 6 Tips for Freelance Musicians - Emily Davidson, baroque cello

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How to make a career in music: 6 Tips for Freelance Musicians - Emily Davidson, baroque  cello

After music school, becoming a freelance classical musician can be daunting. Hope these tips help demystify what it takes to have a music career!

Why So Many Talented Musicians Never Make It

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Why So Many Talented Musicians Never Make It

Hunter S. Thompson's observation:
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.”