5/5/2015 “CINCO De MAYO” BLOG!
– Acting with Nate Ruess the Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter
By Joseph Wise
April 2015 ended with a bang! On 4/20, my agent called and said that I was on avail for the New Nate Ruess Music Video and Short Film. Of course, I was thrilled, but I've been on avail before, to no avail, so I just took the good news and kept an open mind. An hour later Greta called and said "You're Booked"! I tingled with joy and excitement, I started singing "Glory Hallelujah" into the phone. This was the booking I had been waiting for! I get to play a Vocal Coach to the Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter. I filmed with Nate on Friday, April 24th in the Hollywood Hills. You can see my photo with Nate and read all about it on my BLOG.
In March, with great pleasure and amazement, I premiered my new music video “TRAIN”, to celebrate the opening of the revival of “On the 20th Century” on Broadway. It is wonderful to see the musical revived and it has brought back so many beautiful memories.
Through the magic of the Internet, YouTube and Movie Maker, I was able to create a new video using many different versions of available footage and new still photos from “Session avec le célèbre photographe à Malibu”.
As the opening of the revival approached, I was anxious to sync up the music video with the opening of the revival on Broadway.
I started messing around with the footage using YouTube Editor and though it was clunky and tedious and crashed a lot, I persevered and created a scratch version of the footage and then transferred the file over to Movie Maker where I was able to load the “Life Is Like A Train” soundtrack. What happened next was awesome and astounding. The footage and the song blended together, almost as though every move had been choreographed specifically for the video. I was amazed! Here I was singing and dancing again with all those beautiful people from the original cast, then we get Madeline Kahn, Imogene Coca, John Cullum, Kevin Kline and Judy Kaye. It was really beautiful.
Then on Sunday, February 22, while watching the Oscars telecast, it occurred to me that I didn’t need to film any footage at all. I already had the photos that would blend into the period style of the video while evoking current pop/dance images. Back to the editing console!
When I started inserting the photos into the existing video, I got a feeling that this is really going to work! There is so much singing and dancing, that the still clips brought contrast and made the video current while accenting the colors and style of the period. I was ecstatic. It was as if these images had all been waiting to come together in a musical collage to create this wonderful new Music Video, “TRAIN”.
And SO, I give you “TRAIN”, the Official Music Video of Joseph Wise “Life Is Like A Train”. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it! And indeed, Life is……"Like A Train"!
The Revival of “On the Twentieth Century” opened on Broadway on March 15, 2015, to rave reviews.
When I heard that Robin Williams was starring in the movie "Boulevard" it was so exciting to also be recording a new song I wrote based on the screenplay. Now that Robin has left us, "On the Boulevard" takes on new meaning. Carpe Diem!
Official Music Video - Jesus Done Got Me
Rejoice and celebrate with Singer-Songwriter Joseph Lorenzo Wise and check out my new featured video "Stand By Me"
What Fans around the world are saying about "Jesus Done Got Me"
“ May you continue to walk in the FAVOUR of GOD! ” - March 11 2012 10:29 PM “una voz maravillosa ”- gdriver Unknown Monday March 05 2012 02:39 PM “ Great voice ” - jadavid2 Unknown Friday March 09 2012 03:05 PM “ lovely ”
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