Meet Michael Vignola, music composer specializing in soundtracks and trailers for film, TV and media and who is about to release his new debut album. Check out my interview with Michael to get to know him better and don't forget to mark your calenders for his online listening event featuring his new album on January 21, 2018.
What projects you are currently working on?
I am currently working on a sci fi web series called "A World of Worlds" , A few Short films, one of them being "Inverted Journey" which is a drama and set to complete filming in September. Ill also be working on a Documentary called "Pennies From Heaven" and 2 features, "The Sessions" and "We Come to Wreck Everything" in the coming months.
What are your greatest strengths or weakness?
I would have to say, My strengths are that I am persistent and I value communication a great deal. My weaknesses are my strengths I will always learn and grow from them.
How did you start your career?
I started my career by just going for it not over thinking with questions like am I ready, do I know enough. I believe if you do that you will never be ready you just have to do it and learn as you go.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years time I see myself working on multi million dollar budget films with some of the best and most respected people in the film industry.
How do you determine what music goes into the film? Do you build the music around the film or do you let the director decide?
Ideally it will be a collaboration between myself and the director there needs to be a level of trust there. Ultimately Understanding and finding the heart of the film that creates its own sonic landscape and makes the film truly unique is the goal.
Who is your role model?
My role model is my little girl, who is 6 years old and she reminds me everyday to stay fully committed to my purpose in life, to never give up.
I had a chance to have a phone interview with actor/rapper Terrence C Ward aka T.C.Real who grew up in Detroit, Michigan and is also an usher for the Detroit Tigers. He told me how singing and acting were always a part of his life growing up. He had his first acting debut on the Eminem movie 8 mile, where he played a variety of parts especially as a Stand-In for character the DJ Iz and is 7th person in the freestyle Rap Battle on 8 mile DVD and because of that performance he was upgraded to SAG as a Rapper. Terrence has 40 films under his belt including the Fast and Furious 8 and television shows like Empire. He is currently on the shows, APB which airs on FOX and NBC's Chicago Fire and PD, so next time you are watching, look for Terrence C Ward. It was a pleasure to speak to him and get to know him. And ladies...he is single!
Come check out Holiday Hostage and help make this film amazing, it is about a Jewish family who are held hostage at Thanksgiving by a madman and they end up revealing secrets and issues that create a loving, comedic and heartwarming story as well. It was written by actor/writer/ producer Abby Walla who is credited with Switched at Birth and The Middle and actor/writer/producer David Storch who is credited with Silicon Valley and Young and Hungry and it is directed by D.W. Moffett who is credited with Switched at Birth, Chicago Med and Traffic. So check out the link below and support this film. http://www.holidayhostage.com/ and https://vimeo.com/203522719
I was checking out this new song "Single on Valentine's" by singer/songwriter Liddy Clark and I was able to grab a quick interview with her and get to know what she is all about. Check out the interview below and also check out the single out now. It is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon.com and Googleplay. It is awesome!!
1. When did you first start singing?
I first started singing when I was 7! got really into musical theater & then evolved into more pop type music.
2. Who are your musical inspirations?
Definitely John Mayer, Kenney Chesney, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Parachute, & many many more. Big fan of music.
3. Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar & a bit of piano
4. What hidden talents do you have?
I'm really good at baking & making friendship bracelets
5. Do you enjoy writing music and/or lyrics?
Yea, I enjoy both processes & I've been doing them since I was 12.
6. What inspired you to become a singer?
When I was 7, I learned I was related to the real Pocahontas from history & decided to pay tribute to her at my schools talent show by singing a song from the disney movie lol & it just kinda evolved from there!
7. Does this song reflect something in your life?
Not necessarily, "Single on Valentines Day" was just a funny title that I thought would be interesting to put a twist on & make a sassy song out of. :)
I just watched the trailer for Distortion, a feature film directed by Javier Espinosa and it is an depiction of the reality of what social media has done to our society. Social media has become a part of our every day lives and the reality of where it is something that can take control of us. This film projects the dark side of social media and how it really affects us as our generation does not understand that what is in the palm of their hand can turn instantly into a monster. Check out this informative film to get a better understanding of the lost reality of social media.
If you enjoy Mafia movies, you will enjoy Me Familia and all it's got to give. It is directed by Joseph Ciminera and it stars Tom Bencivenga who plays as Carmen Ragatti and it is a unique Italian - American saga that spans six decades. It is centered around NewYork where Phillip Semprafreddo quietly built his organized crime empire. It is going to be shown at Showcase Cinemas and it needs to be filled up as soon as possible, so show you support and try to enjoy a great show. Click on the link below to purchase tickets.
Watch your favorite radio personality on #VRBO. VRBO stands for Visual Radio Box Online and is the worlds 1st Visual Radio social media platform. Here is some basic info about the industry. Visual Radio is a generic term for adding visuals to normal audio radio broadcasts. This means VISUAL RADIO TURNS LISTENERS INTO VIEWERS. Visual Radio is a growing trend as many radio stations around the world are providing live video feeds-of their radio programs. VRBO adds live video feed from a radio station and a chatbox to INSTANTLY socialize with your favorite radio personalities and other fans. Conventional radio provides no visual effect thus creating a one way experience. Not to mention how hard it is to call in to a radio station to win tickets, speak to a celebrity and more. With VRBO get live emotion from your fans instead of cyphering through multiple windows on your various social platforms. VRBO will be the site to watch your favorite radio stations interviews, DJs & socialize with other people. So Get On VRBO and EXPERIENCE the New PHASE in RADIO at www.Getonvrbo.com/comingsoon
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Meet Bernard Henry CEO/creator of VRBO Visual Radio Box Online, who has created a way to get you into the studio of your favorite radio station and be more connected to the show. Instead of calling in, imagine being able to watch your favorite radio personalities and chat live anytime you want. VRBO is an innovative new way to become a part of the show and feel like you are more connected because you can listen and chat at the same time. Bernard Henry, who is from Harlem, New York created VRBO and he is about to launch it in the beginning of 2017. Bernard Henry, who also goes by the stage name of Billboard Freshington has come up with a new way to enjoy radio and this is a way to give the radio world a new way to viewed. He is also trying to get college radio on board so that you can also view college radio from the comforts of your home. So imagine if you college is across the country, you now have a way to view and listen to your college radio. So, if you would like to get a sample of what VRBO entails simple go to www.Getonvrbo.com/comingsoon and subscribe. You can also follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VRBORADIO/
I just stumbled on a great web series called Horizon and it really is amazing. It is like the best of both worlds, taking the concept of Lost and the Walking Dead and putting a different spin on it with an Alien invasion. I am enjoying this series based out in the U.K and I think it should be taken seriously. It is Produced by Hanover Pictures and CBA Productions and the story centers around the lives of 5 people when a mysterious ship appears over the City of Bristol England. It was put out a year ago and they are currently shooting Season 2 of the Multi-Award Winning SciFi series and it is getting even more enticing. Check out this web series currently on YouTube and see how great it is.
If you enjoy shows like The New Girl ad The Mindy Project then you should out check We're Not Friends on YouTube because it is about two unlikely 20 something year olds who try to be roommates while being polar opposites of each other. This fantastic series was created, produced and directed by Ashley Bornancin and Don DiPetta, who also start in the series as well and this series was also a Semi-Finalist for the LA Cinefest. The first season is already streaming on YouTube, so grab some wine and chill while you enjoy some great laughter.