|May 25, 2020|
|Contact: Professor David Musial
|Parents Luis & Maria Rosado (Maria is an actor and both parents were drivers to the locations)|
WHAT: "The Mermaid Mysteries" Movie Release
WHERE: Jersey & Coney Island Shores & Parades
WHY: Class Projects at the Smart Trax® Institute- Jersey City
WHEN: Release Memorial Day 2020 (Filmed the summers of 2017, 2018, 2019)
|Summary of the making of the project|
Mermaid Sophia Rosado and her inquisitive and creative friends "The King Neptunes™" have been on a journey for 3 years, where they found "Ghosts & Mermaids" on Jersey & Coney Island Shores! You will need to watch our fun, not yet rated (most likely G-Rated) fun movie "The Mermaid Mysteries" to find out if she is REAL!
This unique project was conceived, produced & directed by Award-Winning Professor David Musial in his non-profit pending Smart Trax® Institute of Technology in the Newport Area of downtown Jersey City. The Rosados were awarded into the Scholarship Program in 2016 for the highly unique MusicTech Kids® & MusicTech Teens® curriculums created by Prof. Musial, where students have the opportunity to learn how to become NextGen Stars®. In this all-volunteer, non-compensated process, Prof. Musial supervised adult college-age apprentices, who learned how to teach kids and teens in his compellingly creative style.
It all started with the creation of "The Mermaid Dance" song, which was inspired by an iPhone app called “SkyView Free” on a spring eve at SkyRoom Studios 2017. The Rosados and their lovely mom Maria took a walk onto the impressive rooftop terrace at SkyRoom Studio overlooking the NYC Harbor, with Prof. Musial. We could see the classic “Parachute” ride at Coney Island, glowing in modern hi-tech “L.E.D.’s”, and David asked them if they had even been there? They said “no”. This gave David a song title idea: “What’s It Like… to go to Coney Island?”. Eric was gazing at the stars with the cool “SkyView” app, when he suddenly started giggling and his mom took a look! It was the constellation “Virgo” and Mom then giggled and said it looks like a “MERMAID”. Eric started to do this wacky “Dance move” … (because he wanted the iPhone back!) David asked them if they had ever heard of the “Coney Island Mermaid Parade”… and hence the birth of the song and music video concept! We wrote it in about an hour!
Most of the songs Musial inspires are then developed into music videos, all using the same device the kids use which most parents PROCLAIM make the "ADDICTED TO VIDEO GAMES!" (This is the justification for his successful curriculums!) So Musial suggested that they make a trip "down the shore" and we improvise a script while running 4K Ultra HD cameras, and see what "happens"? The intention was to gather some source footage for JUST a music video. We made a few visits in 2017 & 2018 and then the "boys turned into men" and we had to re-think our direction. Imagine that? In the summer of 2019 we composed and shot the music video for "In the Summer" and put Sophia on the boardwalks dressed as a "mermaid". We entered into green screen ventures and all three of the Rosados learned a great deal of how to produce creative videos! Both brothers attend High Tech High School in Secaucus and John is majoring in TV Production, so Prof. Musial helped them to set up a "green screen" production room, and in Quaranteen 2020, over a phone, he directed John & Sophia. The video was shot on an iPhone 10 in 4K Ultra HD and Sophia voiceovers for the "Ghostly Car" scenes, were recorded inside a "clothing closet" (like a vocal booth), also on the iPhone. All files were transferred via GoogleDrive and "presto" this is how we completed the "Mermaid Dance Montage 2020". This is another successful demonstration of Musial's "thinking out-of-the-box" approach to academia. This entire 95-minute masterpiece provided a very interactive approach and concludes with several music videos including "In The Summer".
This music video is an extreme example of teaching "mentorship to the max" because Prof. Musal taught Sputnik Erawok 25 years ago at NYU. It was when he won "Instructor-Of-The-Year" for his massively successful courses "Audio For Video I & II". Mr. Erawok has become a successful inventive Hollywood Film Producer, and he made the instrumental music for this song. Prof. Musial's current apprentices Quadre Presely a.k.a. "DRÉ SB" and Danny Hall a.k.a. "Guru Tha Gawd" also appears in this song and music video. MusicTech Teens® stars Eric & John a.k.a. "The Rosados" are the lead singers. They have been assisting Musial with the Rosados since day one. Professional singers "Melissa Pierre & Maria Reyes" also sing beautiful backups and a MusicTech Kids® rising star "Jay Jay E" assisted with backup shouts and in acting!
THE MERMAID MYSTERIES
This was an educational project at theSmart Trax® Institute Of Technology(Non-profit pending)in the unique MusicTech Kids® and MusicTech Teens®curriculums created by Award-Winning Professor David Musial
No Mermaids were “harmed” in the film of this production!
Produced, Mixed, Directed & Edited by
Volunteer Assistant Videographers
Recorded at no fee atSKYROOM STUDIO
Filmed in 4K Ultra HD on a Panasonic Lumix and iPhone 7 & 10’s
Edited in Adobe Premiere CCScore created in ProTools 12Ghost Mermaid Sophia 3D processing in “SOUND PARTICLES”Special thanks to Prof. Musial’s Sound Design Legend-the Late “FRANK SERAFINE”, some of the sound effectswere from disc 4038 in the Sound Ideas library, made by him and owned by Musial with Komplete 12, Omisphere, Reason,East West Play, Universal Audio, etc
The “Haunted Mermaid Theme” was made with “Equator” software on a ROLI Seaboard!
A very special thanks to all of the people who make the
Thanks to Carol Lester the "Bubble Queen” for giving the Rosaods many on-stage performance opportunities, to Brady Cudmore for some stage trainings. Sophia thanks her dance teachers in Bayonne!
Special thanks to the amazing volunteer parents/production assistants:Bozena Dymek Ryszard & Kamilla Part, Luis & Maria Rosado.
All actors are students in the Smart Trax® Institute accept mmom Maria Rosado and Prof. David Musial.
FEEL THE BEAT
GIRL I JUST
I’M NOT A GHOST
IN MY ARMS
IN THE SUMMER
OPEN YOUR MIND
RAISE THE ROOF
YOU MAKE ME SMILE
David Musial was accepted into the MFA in Digital Cinema Production program at National Universityat the time of the final editing in 2019/2020
|About the founder/producer...|
|Professor David Musial is an award-winning Media Arts Producer, Director, Composer, Musician, Photographer & Videographer. He won "Alumni-Of-The-Year" and promoted Erie Community College (Buffalo) for it's 50th anniversary. His Bachelor's was in the prestigious "Tonemeister" program at Fredonia State, hs four years of graduate studies were under full sponsorship/scholarship at New York University & The Juilliard School of Music. David is celebrating his Golden Jubilee in Liturgical Music as a Choir Conductor, Pianist & Pipe Organist. He was featured in the New York Times for his ability to integrate Music Technology into a liturgical setting. Musial has created voices for a multitude of cartoons, scored the music, and made sound design for them and video games too. He created sound design elements for the largest Kodak Omnimax Cinema in the world at the Statue of Liberty Science Center. A TV Commercial he engineered the audio won a "Brammy Award" and a campaign he composed the theme and did the audio post for the U.S. Department of Education won an Emmy award for MTV. The U.S. Department of Justice presented Musial an award for promoting "Positive Messages Through Music" to the youth of our nation. The Bachelor's degree he created won the unique award "The Most Innovative Music Technology Program Changing The Industry" at the Best Colleges rating system!Musial inspired the launching of the "Student Division" of a foundation made in honor of his friend, the great Music Technology Legend Dr. Robert "Bob" Moog. Musial has created a Radio & TV Production center for the Catholic Church in Buffalo and scored them for the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America. A documentary he co-produced about the late Jazz Legend "Dave Brubeck" aired on national TV. Vocal artists he has produced have landed deals with major production companies like "SONY" and have starred Off-Broadway, on Broadway and in Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. David has produced concerts in all types of settings for schools & churches, to roller rinks and aircraft carriers. His young students have performed pipe organs in churches and on all kings of heritage stages including the biggest parade in the world for the Polish "Dyngus Day festival with local ABC TV coverage. The Rosados have performed under his direction for over a million people on huge festival stages and the Jersey City, Newark, and National Puerto Rican Parades! He has produced shows at race tracks & sports arenas, on TV and national radio, in Disney, and even the "Hall of Heroes" in the Pentagon! Musial will now be publishing magazines and books in the field.|