Night & Day
Recorded at the Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow, the video for Night & Day was filmed by Jonathan P Gibbins, Styled by Zoe McCully and granted permission for filming by Judith Bowers.
Founded in 1857 on the Trongate in Glasgow, Scotland, the Britannia quickly became famed as being the most popular place of amusement in the city and 1500 people would cram themselves onto wooden benches for every show. The audience gained itself a reputation for "leaving no turn unstoned" and over the years the stage saw performances by such greats as Dan Leno, Harry Lauder, Marie Loftus, Charles Coburn, Harry Champion, W. F. Frame and of course, the debut of a sixteen year old Stan Laurel in 1906.
At the turn of the millennium, the music hall was rediscovered and a team of dedicated volunteers continue to working towards the goal of ultimately restoring this unique and valuable little auditorium. We have regular viewings, exhibitions, bazaars and traditional music halls shows all as part of our fundraising activities. The hall itself makes for a fantastic venue for photo shoots, lectures, comedy, filming and photography.
Here is a clip from Michael Grade's BBC Four show "The Story of the Music Hall" featuring Judith Bowers.
He studied painting under Ray Berry at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia (1984-88) and Lennart Anderson at Brooklyn College in NYC (1988-90.) His "A Painting a Day" blog has been written about in numerous publications, including USA Today and the New York Times. Using a makeshift easel made from a cigar box, he made a postcard-sized painting each day and posted them to his blog where collectors could bid on them via eBay (the project is ongoing and can be seen here.) He has exhibited at Fischbach Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery and, most recently, at the New York Academy of Art. His work resides in several corporate collections and hundreds of private collections worldwide, including the Gregory Peterson Collection. In 2009 he received a grant from Richard Estes' Acadia Foundation to spend a month painting the landscape in and around Acadia National Park. He currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.
Catch Me If You Can
Contrary to what some people think, or what Colin Fullerton would have you believe, the brave gentleman in the Catch Me If You Can video isn't Madman Fullerton but actually Neil Amonson.
Born in New Jersey, Neil Amonson took to the skies as soon as he left home. Amonson entered the US Air Force right out of high school, serving in some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world. Neil’s first taste of flight was a military freefall course—the rest, as they say, is history.
After an exhilarating four years in special ops, Neil emerged a decorated combat veteran with a brilliant new career in entire range of airsports. He moved to Utah to be close to a range of legal BASE jumps, working at a therapeutic boarding school before joining GoPro on a full-time basis. When he’s not traveling, Utah’s seasons perfectly accommodate Neil’s sports: he paraglides, BASE jumps and skydives in the balmy mountain summertime, transitioning to big mountain skiing and speed flying when the snow arrives.
Neil’s decade of parachuting experience spans the entire range of airsports—skydiving, BASE jumping, wingsuiting, paragliding and speedflying—so it’s not surprising that he’s one of the winningest pilots on the planet. Neil took third place in the 2009 World BASE Race, third place in the 2011 PRObase tracking race, second place in the Voss Extreme Sports Week accuracy competition, and third in the 2011 World BASE Race. One of the best-known faces in airsports, Neil has been featured in three nationally televised GoPro TV commercials and more than two million video hits on YouTube.
Neil lives in Salt Lake City, UT. He is a certified air traffic controller, and holds a BS in Professional Aeronautics (with a minor in Security and Intelligence) from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Show Me The Money - Live
Recorded in Box on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow by Jonathan P Gibbins & Chris Pacitti. A fantastic crown really helped to create an excellent and vocal atmosphere, a big thanks to everyone who came along to take part that night. Visit the Box Website here.