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2005 ADODI Winter Retreat @ Fellowship Farm (Pottstown, PA)


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2005 ADODI Winter Retreat @ Fellowship Farm (Pottstown, PA)
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ORGANIX (2015)
Running Time: 5 minutes, 48 seconds
Genre: Nature

Produced, Edited and Directed by ROD PATRICK RISBROOK.

ORGANIX is a short film I created about nature. I was inspired by another filmmaker who did a nature film using a DSLR camera, and so I decided it was something I wanted to do with my own DSLR cameras besides my love of shooting still photographic|Imagery. I started this nature film project on the side in July 2012 during which time I was on an annual summer retreat for same gender loving men of African descent. This time frame was in conjunction with having already started my first feature documentary film (back in July of 2011) to which I am still currently working on called "ADODI, 30 Years And Beyond: Claiming The Legacy, Continuing The Legend..." which is about an organization and lives of a brotherhood called ADODI and our retreats.

So anyway, Earth’s nature ecosystem has soooooooo much beauty to offer if we just slow down, open our eyes and surrender to the eXperience. In fact, that’s actually how I got into photography; I realized that by looking through the lens of a camera I was missing so much good stuff the Earth itself has to offer. So, I wanted to use photography to captures moments in life, and the great part is that I can look back and re-visit those images at any time and remember the eXperiences.

 “TWO”, which was my very first short film that I made in July of 2008 -- do you see the RECURRING THEME  of my creative project energies seemingly always starting in July of different years for some reason, LOL!  -- was an eXperimental photographic still imagery (non-motion) presentation film about a slice of life story that I had heard about involving the Vietnam War. “TWO” was my final exam project for my Visual Storytelling class that I took while I was studying cinematography at New York University (NYU) in the mid-2000s. So ORGANIX is my second  short film. ORGANIX was actually laying on the shelf for 3 years!!! I just never got around to color correcting and color grading the footage until now in September 2015. It was a labor of love, so I hope you like the visual outcome of those moments I spoke of.

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The second part of having a GRAND day on Saturday was visiting my Aunt and Uncle's house for their annual SummerFest BBQ. Some of you may not know, but both my Uncles were and are current founding members of the R&B band "B.T. Express" with the height of their popularity mostly in the 1970s and 1980s, and were featured on producer Don Cornelius' tv show Soul Train a number of times (Google it on YouTube andyou'll see!). B.T. Express still tours occasionally. The Risbrook Family and family extensions have a creative artist history.

So, every year, my Uncle has a myriad of musician artists lined up and we JAM LIVE on the patio with multiple music genres of from R&B, jazz, rock, Latin, etc. etc. Something for everybody...
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BBQ SummerFest 2015
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NYC Black Pride @ Coney Island Beach (2015)
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Created with Afrocentricity in Photoshop

Black Panther Pan-African Look.

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26th Annual Tribute To Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage (Color Series) [6-13-2015]

@ Ancestors Circle (Coney Island Boardwalk @ West 17th Street)

With a day of Reflection as we honor the Spirit of our Ancestors who died during the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean and North and South America where they were being taken as captive slaves. We celebrate their lives with Libation, Drumming, Dancing, Singing, Poetry, Storytelling and Love.

Copyright © 2015 ROD PATRICK RISBROOK

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ROD PATRICK RISBROOK Photographic|Imagery
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#TributeToOurAncestors
#MiddlePassage
#AfricanAncestors
#AfricanDrumming
#AfricanDance
#ConeyIsland
#Brooklyn
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26th Annual Tribute To Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage (Color Series) [6-13-2015]
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26th Annual Tribute To Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage (B&W Series) [6-13-2015]

@ Ancestors Circle (Coney Island Boardwalk @ West 17th Street) 

With a day of Reflection as we honor the Spirit of our Ancestors who died during the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean and North and South America where they were being taken as captive slaves. We celebrate their lives with Libation, Drumming, Dancing, Singing, Poetry, Storytelling and Love.

Copyright © 2015 ROD PATRICK RISBROOK

MY OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
ROD PATRICK RISBROOK Photographic|Imagery
http://www.rodpatrickrisbrook.com/cross-sampling-portfolio

#TributeToOurAncestors  
#MiddlePassage  
#AfricanAncestors  
#AfricanDrumming  
#AfricanDance  
#ConeyIsland  
#Brooklyn  
#NewYorkCity  
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26th Annual Tribute To Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage (B&W Series) [6-13-2015]
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Some photography I shot in 2011 that I finally got around to working on...

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Remnants of Year 2011
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Some latest shots I took at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this week.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Together
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I shot these Red Hawk Gateway To Nations Native American POW WOW photographs on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at Floyd Bennett Field/Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, New York.

I've been wanting to shoot a Native American POW WOW for years and the timing and place were perfect in this instance...

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20th Annual Red Hawk Gateway To Nations Native American POW WOW
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