Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Help Portrait: New Haven

In early December, 2011, I spent a day with a student of mine shooting video for the New Haven version of Help Portrait, an international event that brings pro photographers and hair/makeup specialists together to donate portraits to anyone who walks through the door. This is the result. Tissues recommended!

February Events

Excited to announce two upcoming events, both taking place in Feb 2012! For more info on attending, please click the links found below, and I’ll see you there!

On Thurs, Feb 23, I’ll be giving a beginner video workshop in NYC at Manhattan’s famed Adorama camera shop! Sign up early – seats are limited!
Adorama Workshop

On Wed, Feb 29, I am participating in an exciting fundraising and awareness event for New Haven’s LEAP For Kids program! I am thrilled to be a guest of honor for this outstanding organization. Please click the link for more info and details!
LEAP Year Event

Good, good, good…

Lots of good stuffs brewing – my next event is coming up quick – a special HOW TO video demo of all kinds of spooky cool Halloween tricks, at Hagaman Memorial Library, in East Haven, Conn. Click RIGHT HERE for more info, and to register!

Also excited to be working with the great team at the Civic Life Project – bringing several CT high schools and their video/civics students the chance to explore Democracy digitally! Stay tuned!

Finally, just booked my first appearance at a major NYC photo/video outlet – I’ll post more info/dates ASAP! Thank you all again for all of the support! And keep Conquering!

Hot Press!

This has been a great month for Conquering YouTube!

Below are FOUR recent articles that all dropped in June, 2011. 

Thanks to all the writers, sites and papers for all the fantastic coverage! Keep Conquering!

Also, don’t forget to pop by East Haven’s Hagaman Memorial Library for my next signing – Saturday, June 11th, at 1pm! I will be speaking about the book, signing copies (proceeds will go to Hagaman Library!), sharing some stories from the TV biz and running some quick video demos of my tips and tricks. Phew!

The New Haven Register ran a wonderful story and included an exclusive video:
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2011/06/08/life/doc4deff2ed60f04165355881.txt?viewmode=fullstory

The East Haven Courier also ran a very positive profile piece:
http://www.shorepublishing.com/article/20110601/NWS10/306029890/-1/zip06

My good friend Phil Hall was kind enough to interview me for FilmThreat:
http://www.filmthreat.com/interviews/36373/

And the great staff at the East Haven Patch site ran a story about my award-winning students:
http://easthaven.patch.com/articles/east-haven-highs-star-filmmakers-win-for-fiction

3 in CT

Three events comin’ up in Connecticut…On Thursday June 2nd, I’ll be at CCSU teaching teachers to teach (using video!) at the Conn Tech Ed Association Conference. On Sat, June 11th I’ll be bringing my video trickery to the general public at East Haven’s fabulous Hagaman Memorial Library (FREE! Starts at 1PM). I will also be selling and signing copies of the book during this event. Then on Saturday the 25th I’ll be helping current students and recent grads of the Conn School of Broadcasting to conquer! Hope to see you then!

Appearance in Fairfield, CT/SHU

Hey ! I will be discussing the book and probably telling a few random TV/Film biz stories on Thurs April 28th at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. All the info for the event is right here: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3fefc7ccbd719a723fa434aa7&id=a5c6447b3c&e=6e5041c77b Will most likely be giving away a book or two, a T-Shirt, bumper sticker, and maybe even a purp…[tape is garbled]…if he shows up! See you there !

Book Release a Success !

Thanks again to everyone for coming out to help me celebrate the release of the book! Special thanks again to all the staff at The Outer Space! You can find links to the pictures on the FB page for the book (see the CONTACT tab on this site).

CT book signing

As part of Educator Appreciation Week, the Barnes & Noble store in North Haven, CT is hosting an Educator Reception, 5PM Tues April 12 with raffles, refreshments and classroom giveaways. Also at 5PM local author and educator Jay Miles signs copies of his new book. The store is located at 470 Universal Dr, North Haven CT (I-91, exit 9, next ot the movie theatres). There will also be discounts and giveaways for educators !! Feel free to spread the word, all are invited !!

“Commoner” screening

The original short film “Quest of a Commoner” that my students produced this year, as part of the CCC Film Challenge (creating a short film in 84 hrs) will be screened alongside it’s competition for the CT Student Film Fest. The screening happens Sun Feb 6th, at 3:45, at the Warner Theatre in Waterbury, CT, as part of the Connecticut Film Festival 2011 Season Opening Weekend. Visit www.warnertheatre.org for tickets and schedule updates. To get a sneak at the film, you can see it at www.youtube.com/jmilestv! :)