Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi part II

Do any of these photos look familiar?

At this part of our tour through Alausi, Ecuador, we were greeted by indigenous dancers from the region who performed some folk dances. I even had my own dance partner later on who was head and shoulders shorter than me. It was quite fun learning about the native cultures in Ecuador. Oh yeah, I even tried a local dessert at the local cafe within walking distance.

-Curtis

Take 2 Creative Camp Film Trailer

I was involved in doing something with the Take 2 Creative Camp Program.

The teens are working on short films that both pass and fail either the Bechdel Test or the Deggans Test when it comes to writing stories with female characters or minority characters. They’re randomly assigned a genre and had to create scripts for their project. I filmed and edited this quick little trailer to promote the Take 2 Program and their project.

http://take2creative.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/YWCAElgin/
http://ywcaelgin.org

-Curtis

#TBT Words of Owls: Egypt [Live @ Cornerstone Festival 2012]

Welcome to another edition of #TBT here at Autumn Peal!

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Brenton AKA Words of Owls. I met him at Cornerstone at their final festival where we saw each other at the Impact Stage with my other friends. He did spoken word (which I’d like it if he did that again) at the time which was really good.

Feel free to download his record for free at http://wordsofowls.bandcamp.com.

Also, check out his current Acoustic/sadcore project Poor at http://notreallypoor.bandcamp.com.

-Curtis

Sloth Hands: Have a Great Summer [Live @ Side Street]

Meet Sloth Hands!

They are a folk punk trio from Illinois’s third largest city (that’s Rockford, for those scoring at home) playing at this year’s battle of the bands. This is them playing the title track from their Have a Great Summer album.

http://slothhands.bandcammp.com

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi

Here are some more photos from Alausi!

There are more shots of Devil’s Nose Valley as my family and I took a train tour thousands of feet above sea level. At the bottom is a small picture I took of the Tren Ecuador service that gave us a tour.

-Curtis

Take 2 Garage Sale Video

Here’s a video I was involved in recently.

At the Take 2 Creative Camp, there was a garage sale fundraiser for the program outside. It was in the heart of Downtown Elgin and everyone sold various clothes, shoes, toys, video games, and baby supplies to raise money for the Take 2 Creative Camp. It was quite fun. The footage was done by by Korisa of Mad Dash Productions and some of the teens. I provided the ukulele instrumental for the video. Also, yes…you do briefly see me in some shots playing the ukulele or walking around.

http://take2creative.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/YWCAElgin/

-Curtis

[#TBT] Lower Automation @ Side Street

Welcome to another Throwback Thursday installment!

I actually made these videos only a few months before starting an Autumn Peal blog. This trio is Lower Automation. They’re a mathcore band from Wheaton, IL. I’ve known Derek (lead singer/guitarist) for years with his old band Counterfeit I back when I was more active in the music scene. It was great seeing this new music with this current project.

http://lowerautomation.com/

-Curtis