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    Roque’s Friday Films (10/23) Watch Now: Front Porch Music Showcase

    Singer/songwriter Leopard Zeppard is the first performer I am featuring in my new music series in which I film a performance on the front porch of their home.

    Leopard sings a meaningful protest song he wrote called “Fearless Love”. We also get to see a glimpse of the hills of middle Tennessee where he lives.

    I hope you enjoy the heartfelt music and picturesque setting in this special showcase.

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    Thank you all for watching! Check back next week for a new and different film to devour!


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    Roque’s Friday Films! Art In Creation: My Gathered Heart

    It’s Friday! Time for a new edition of Roque’s Friday Films!! This week, I deliver the second installment in my “Art In Creation” series. This one is called “My Gathered Heart”.

    In this series, I film the creation of a piece of visual art and layer it with music I recorded that corresponds with the image being drawn.

    This is a way for me to explore the multi-media layers that film makes possible. I also wanted to create a film that incorporates three of my favorite things:

    Music + Visual Art + Film

    After I sketch out the bones of the drawing in pencil, I use a technique I love called stippling (also known as pointillism) in which the image is created using hundreds (or thousands) of dots. This particular drawing harkens to my love of cubism and, along with the music, conveys an image of a heart with its pieces cobbled (or gathered) together after having been broken.

    If you enjoyed this film, here is the first in the series that I released earlier this year called “Sunshine Flower”:

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    Roque’s Friday Films: MaxZine’s Garden

    Roque’s Friday Films now starts its fall season after a much needed break in September. Today is the World Premiere of a film I have been working on since last Spring. It’s called MaxZine’s Garden and features the vibrant and joyful space where gardener MaxZine Weinstein diligently grows several flowering and edible plants.

    Filming for this project began in April earlier this year in order to capture as many spring, summer, and fall plants as possible on camera. The music heard throughout the film was performed and recorded on my piano at home.

    MaxZine’s garden thrives deep in the hills of middle Tennessee in a town called Liberty.

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    Thank you for watching this week’s film. It’s been a labor of love in the making. There will be more to come every Friday this fall!