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Winter Blitz 1799 - The 12th Night

Winter Blitz 1799 - The 12th Night

11:00 AM

April 21, 2024

DIRECTOR:

Barry Atticks

FILM TYPE:

Short

SYNOPSIS

The video takes place on the 12th day of Christmas in 1799, known as the 12th night, when the once a year lavish ball was held. Along with the staff at Historic Rock Ford (General Hands Mansion), we made the video historically accurate in representing the 12th night in 1799 including period costumes, hairstyles, food, traditions, and games of the era. The song is Winter Blitz 1799: The 12th Night performed by Lille Jul Rockeband, which was based on the 1973 song, Ballroom Blitz by the band, The Sweet. However, most of the lyrics are changed from the original to describe the activities of the 12th night and celebrate Winter Blitz


DIRECTOR BIO

Dr. Barry Atticks teaches music production courses at Millersville University. Dr. Atticks holds degrees in Business Management/Piano (B.S.), Commercial Music Composition (M.M), Intelligence/Terrorism (M.S.) and Music Education (Ph.D) from Elizabethtown College, California State University-Los Angeles, American Public University, and Penn State University, respectively. Additionally, he has studied music technology at Berklee College of Music and the University of Oslo. He has worked as a sound designer and a music engineer in New York and a sound effects and music editor in Los Angeles. He has also appeared in television shows such as "Power Rangers" and "Beetle Borgs," and in Showtime movies.


Dr. Atticks received the Educator of Note award (Educator of the Year) in 2022 from the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame and received a national technology award from the College Music Society for his work during Covid in teaching technology online. He is a published author in the area of Speed Testing in Audio Education and has presented his work internationally at the European Audio Engineering Society conference in 2023.


Since 2015, over 200 students have experienced the music industry and world cultures by traveling with him to places such as Morocco, Spain, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Dominican Republic, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Los Angeles, and Nashville. He is the current president of ATMI (Association for Technology in Music Instruction) and a member of AES (Audio Engineering Society). He is also a NCAA college football official.


DIRECTOR STATEMENT

I started directing music videos a few years ago to give my college students the opportunity to perform during Covid. Videos replaced live shows for a couple of years so this was a good way to showcase their performances creatively through video. Since then, I have continued to produce and direct each year.

Year:

2023

Runtime:

4:48

Language:

English

Country:

US

Premiere:

Lehigh Valley

Director:

Barry Atticks

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