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Saturday, April 23, 2011

And the winner is....

Last weekend was Towson University's 3rd annual 72 Hour Film Festival. Myself and a group of 3 friends (Hector Khuon, Mairo Ferreira, and Tony Fazio) joined in to produce a short film 4-7 minutes long in a matter of 3 days. It was a sleepless weekend filled with frustration and anxiety for what was to come. However we got it done and made a film entitled Spiritus.

On Thursday we had the big premiere where all the groups got to show off their work. Entries dropped by about half this year since only 6 groups had a finished film to show where as last year there were about 13. Our film was played 5th and even through some glitches during playback it still looked really well done.

The audience voted for which film was their favorite and the judges did as well. After a ten minute break everyone sat back down for the announcement. In 3rd place was American Animals a film by Jeremy Tan and Sam Shank. In 2nd place was Charm City a film by Matlock Bobechko. Finally the first place winner........SPIRITUS! We jumped for joy running down to grab the trophy and take pictures!!!! After screaming and yelling the audience choice selection was made.....SPIRITUS! We were again taken back by this and came down yelling and screaming.

After all the hard work and everyone doing what they had to do and doing it great we took the fest and the audience choice! It was an honor, a priviledge, and a great moment to be recognized for making a great film.

Thank you all,
Daniel Hess

Friday, April 8, 2011

Truly Amazing!

In my life I have been so fortunate to have received so many great opportunities but tonight is a night that is truly special to me. Over the past almost 2 years now I have been working hard to push my films and all that hard work is truly paying off. I have to thank so many people but especially all the guys at Mania Music Group for believing in me when I had really nothing to show except for a short film and a lot of passion. Since working with them I have landed so many more opportunities but none as great as this...

Tonight actual footage that I shot at a concert with Kane Mayfield will be featured on national television. The program is called Keeping it Real and it plays at 1am. Thanks to this connection I even shot an episode of the show that will be aired sometime in the future. In less than two years this is truly truly truly amazing! I can not believe I have made so much progress and been able to do so much. I am truly blessed.

Thank you so much for what you do,
Daniel Hess

Monday, April 4, 2011

Kane Mayfield and GreyMatter

This video was taken from Baltiwar 2011. It is a friendly mic pass between Kane Mayfield and GreyMatter. Really good freestyles from the both of them. Check it out and enjoy!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Going a different direction

I got a new logo if you haven't noticed yet. It was designed by my awesome cousin Dusten Wolff absolutely free of charge. He did a great job and a video intro for the logo is soon to come...yet another thing I can't wait to show you guys!

My youtube page has been getting rapidly bigger since I started uploading re edits and a few cool videos. I even got my third video partnered (A Graduation Story). So for that I have to say thanks again to you guys the fans.

On that note though this summer break I am going to start uploading videos with a different type of feel. I am going to travel into territory I have yet to explore. I have every intention of uploading a new video every week like the True Docs series last summer. I don't want to give away too much yet, just know it will be extremely different.

Also I am closer than ever at getting new lenses so this summer I guarantee that you will see that in my new videos...so better quality HD videos for you guys!

Daniel Hess