Posts tagged detroit music
It’s amazing what you can do with an HD camera that is smaller than a smartphone in a dark bar when the mood is right. Kimberly Fairchild and David Reinstein lit up the Ghost Bar at Detroit’s legendary Whitney on a cool spring Friday night and I happened to be there with my Tiny Cam. Is the video grainy? Ya, a little bit! But sometimes, it’s all about the vibe.
If it were not for this video, few people outside of Michigan would have the opportunity to learn about the unique techniques developed by music educator Florence Paterni during a 30-year career in the Detroit Public Schools. This mini-documentary (a little over 8 minutes) features interviews with students, parents, grandparents, music educators, administrators and friends. Together, they tell the story of how they were introduced to music and how it has changed their lives. Call this an educational video, a video documentary or a video biography: either way, it is a touching story of competence, love and dedication.