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Illinois School for the Deaf Homecoming

October 24, 2010 7 comments

By JFLMad

Summary: Went to Illinois School for the Deaf homecoming last weekend to mingle with old friends and attended 125th years of ISD Football Hall of Fame Banquet. My good friend Mickey Whitmore painted ISD football field and he did great job. It was hard to see the whole field when you are standing on it. Mickey know a friend who know other friend that is a pilot and he owns 2 small planes and he was happy to take us up in the air and let us take some pictures of ISD campus and football field as well. We flew up 1,000 feet and wow, it was very beautiful and can see the whole Jacksonville town. I took about 25 to 30 pictures and only about 5 come out very good pictures with perfect angle. I am selling ISD campus picture for $10 dollars each (8×10 size). Contact me for more information of purchasing picture if you are interesting. Thanks!

Categories: Deaf Events, Videos

ASL World’s Event at Renaissance Festival

June 24, 2010 2 comments

By Bug

Already more than 100 people outside the state of Colorado have brought the tickets for this huge ASL World’s event at Colorado Renaissance Festival! Hundreds of people are expected to come. Bernard Braggs is coming too! Who is he? He is the best known as an Deaf artist, teacher, performer, playwright and instructor. Several different well known Deaf people such as instructors, comedians, bloggers, vloggers, etc are coming to perform at the event!

The gates open on July 31 at 10:00 AM. It continues all day on Saturday. Lunch for ticketed people from 1:30pm to 3:30pm; afternoon fun and shows for everyone.  The deadline date for tickets is July 26th.  Buy EARLY so ASL World gets a headcount of how many lunches to provide on that day. Cost: $22 per person. Child (5-12) $15.95 Free for child under 4

See the video, flyer and ASL World website for information about the full schedule, shows, maps and much more.

ASL World is a newly nonprofit organization that protects the ASL history, ASL culture, ASL heritage, theatre, literature, education, heroes, etc. For more information, click: www.aslworld.org or contact ASL World at aslworld2010@gmail.com or 866-971-7409 (vp or vrs)

DON’T MISS IT! You will LOVE this wonderful ASL World Renaissance Festival!

ASL World at Renaissance Festival by fookembug.

The Fingerspellers (Sign Language Comedy Mini-Series)

March 15, 2010 1 comment

The first of eight episodes of the sign language comedy mini-series, The Fingerspellers – all about a family of deaf gangsters who protect themselves through the power of sign language! The series premiered as part of the deaf magazine show Wicked, which was made by the deaf production company Remark! (http://www.remark.uk.com/) for the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. (For more info: http://bslbt.co.uk) This first installment was broadcasting the Community Channel on Monday 8th March 2010 as part of episode one of Wicked’s third series! See the whole ep here: http://www.bslbt.co.uk/wicked/programmes/series_3/episode_one/episode_one/

The Fingerspellers is directed by William Mager and was created and written by Charlie Swinbourne.

Join the Facebook group for information on future episodes and much more: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=348975481510

Episode 1: The New Delivery Boy – synopsis

This first episode introduces us to the Fingerspeller family, and their boss, Deaffather, who controls the deaf clubs in Metro City. When a rival family, the Operas, come looking for a brand new invention called the Textphone, the family, and their brand-new delivery boy get a nasty surprise… all in the length of time it takes to fingerspell the alphabet! Look out for the next episode, which will be released here on YouTube in April!

CAST:

Ilan Dwek
Matt Kirby
Rebecca-Anne Withey
Stephen Collins
Matt Gurney
Diana Martin
David Hirshman
Cathy Heffernan
Dani Sive
Martine Laverty

CREW:

Director: William Mager
Writer: Charlie Swinbourne
Producer: Sarah Tavner Executive
Producer: Mark Nelson
Director of Photography: Paul Curran Camera
Assistant: Chris Preston
1st AD: Dee Hellier
Makeup Artist: Jo Grover
Makeup Assistant: Sylvia Atkins
Costume Designer: Jessica Allen
FX and Props: John Mackie
Graphics and Animation: James Merry

Links:

BSLBT: http://bslbt.co.uk
Remark: http://www.remark.uk.com/
William Mager (director): http://wlmager.com/
Charlie Swinbourne (writer): http://charlieswinbourne.wordpress.com

Categories: Humor, Videos

Liza Minnelli sang ‘Quiet Love’ in sign language

February 23, 2010 17 comments

(She started to sign about 1:30, the video has subtitles.)

We just thought that it is interested that Liza used ASL while singing… which must be difficult for somebody who is not fluent in ASL!!! We hope to see more singers to use sign language like Liza Minnelli when they sing the song.

Here is the transcript below:

You see, my lover makes no sound
His language is his hands
I watch his fingers dance and try to understand
I try to understand his elegant ballet
In my heart I can hear the words he longs to say

And so I’ve learned to speak a language he can hear
To tell him how I feel whenever he his near
He lives around the block, it’s just a little walk
We’ll meet tonight at eight
At eight tonight, we’ll talk

Oh my love, oh my love
Quiet love, quiet love
I am calm whenever you are near
And somehow I can hear what your heart wants to say

(Singing while Signing in ASL)
I have a small surprise
To spring on you tonight
I’m learning how to sign
Please God I get it right
It’s something that you do
With confidence and ease
I’m clumsier than you
This might come out Chinese
But come and fill my heart
Its never danced this way
I’m nervous and it’s hard
I have so much to say
I’ve always been afraid
My dream seemed so unreal

But now I bless this world
For how you make me feel

Oh, my love
Oh, my love
You are shy
So am I
But if you would tell me that it’s true
You feel the way I do
Then tomorrow can start
As we are, together we’ll grow old
For wise men always say
That in silence
There’s gold

Categories: Videos

See ASL Films Gerald movie trailer!

December 31, 2009 2 comments

By Bug

Gerald is coming to Colorado!  

Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD) is hosting the Deaf film on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 6:30p.m.and Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your money for the popcorn, drink, etc. Where? See the flyer for the information (below).

Gerald films are in American Sign Language with open captions so you don’t have to worry about “not understanding” ASL. It has no audio track. The rumor comes from the Deaf community saying that Gerald must deserve an Oscar. It’s a great movie you cannot miss!

This film is about a young Deaf man who found out that he has a grandfather who is Deaf autistic. They met in San Francisco. He hopes to make a connection with his grandfather but there is something happening ……OH, WAIT A MINUTE! I am not supposed to tell everything about this film. Let’s come and see it for yourself.  Wanna to know a little bit more about this film? See the movie trailer below.

HURRY! The tickets will be sold out easily!

Is Gerald to your town? Let’s find out at www.aslfilms.com

 

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