Friday, April 17, 2009
Happy Fling everyone!
Is anyone out there at Penn taking video at fling today? If so, email me at !
My past posts about Spring Fling HERE
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Earlier this week, I showed you the very creative film that Brian Tran (W'10, Penn Singers) produced for Penn's Preview week and mentioned that this was actually his second film of this type.
Today I wanted to show you his first video he did for Penn Previews 2 years ago called "Wharton Voices: The Student Perspective".
While there are no musical group numbers, choreography or "hair flipping", it definitely gives Wharton prospects an insider's perspective on what it's like being a Wharton undergrad. It's another well produced film from Brian that also has some good music in it as well!
Anyone know if the College put out a video like this for Penn Previews?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Check out the recent above video interview with Rich Ross (C'83), President of Disney Channels Worldwide.
Listen to this Hollywood powerlister dish on "High School Musical 4", the Jonas Brothers and Disney's next star.
My past posts about Rich here
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
In other words, it's Penn's hard sell.
Over the past 2 years the Wharton admissions committee wanted their presentation to be more fun so they had Brian Tran (W'10) produce some creative short films. The theme for this year was "A Day in the Life" so Brian created an exaggerated Disney-ish "first day of class" musical.
Some of my favorite highlights of this year's video (above) include:
- choreography in Wharton and Locust Walk that you just won’t want to miss
- a girl’s hair being let down followed by a "hair toss" in Wharton before the big musical number
- harmony-filled interludes
- the "blackberry girls" (you'll just have to watch to find out about these girls!)
Music and Lyrics by Kevin McAleer (C'10)
Choreography by Jonathan Rivera (C'10, Penn Singers)
Artistic Design by Veronica Decker (C'11)
Learn more about what happened during Penn Previews from the DP here
More exciting videos that will get prospects, undergrads and alumni all riled up for Penn
Monday, April 13, 2009
Russell Simmons' "Brave New World" on HBO? If you have, you would have seen great performances from our Team Philadelphia .
Highlighted this week on the show were moving performances from Alysia Harris' (C'10, The Excelano Project) and Josh Bennett (C'10, The Excelano Project, Brave New Voices 2008 slam champion).
- Watch Alysia's "That Girl" piece above ... it's yet another performance of hers that will give you the chills!
- If that's not moving enough, then watch Josh's "Carbon Copy" piece above where he honors his love for his father directly in front of him.
While the show has only aired 2 episodes, from the site, it looks like we should be expecting another performance from Aysha El Shamayleh (C'10, The Excelano Project) sometime soon.
Good luck Team Philadelphia!