The Cobra Editing School turned into a love nest as we continued to edit the footage from our first Cobra Den Invitational, with Wakey!Wakey!, through Valentine’s Day weekend. Knowing the way to our hearts is through our stomachs, Jables cooked up a special Love Brunch and Eric baked homemade chocolate chip cookies. Luke & Jackie made a trek to Nablus Sweets & Pastries in Bay Ridge, just to bring us some delicious kunafa. Thanks to everyone who kept us extraordinarily well-fed! <3
Says organizer Joann Kim, “Expect enough hearts to nauseate your love radar, wear your brightest lipstick and bring along someone to kiss in front of our photo booth.” Vendors/foods will include iheartkeenwah quinoa mix, Sandwich Friend sandwiches, Sourpuss Pickles pickles, Morta di Fame Sicilian street food, Kombucha Brooklyn kombucha, Arirang Kimchi kimchi, Hale Seitan seitan and pate and Bean & Apple sweet sauces and baked goods (lots of newcomers, it seems!). And, of course, Cobra Pate, raw vegan nut-pates, in 3 new, Valentine’s-Day-friendly flavors:
Warning: pates may be prone to cause that lovin’ feeling – almonds, basil, fennel, honey, mustard and nutmeg are thought to be aprodisiacs stimulating female passion, fertility, desire, male arousal and the sexual glands. Ahem.
As usual, Joann Kim is on top of EVERYTHING GOING ON IN NORTH BROOKLYN in terms of creative events, volunteering and community involvement. She is currently co-starting a networking group for north Brooklyn freelancers (Work It Brooklyn) and promoting the efforts of folks in Bushwick to turn unwanted space in the Most Holy Trinity Church on Montrose Avenue into a community arts/dance/cooking center (like the Church of the Messiah in Greenpoint).
Register to attend the inaugural Work It Brooklyn meeting here.
Says Julian of our video:
“Admittedly, if you’re in the wrong kind of mood, 4 minutes of pretty hipsters being quirky may seem diabetes-inducing. But there’s obviously also something really, deeply great about this: they’re acting in the sense that they’re emulating the original mashup, and the guy who shot it obviously has a strong eye and some experience with video editing. But this is also basically just a group of friends having an authentic social moment and screwing around together. It should feel familiar, and kind of resonate for anyone who’s had a sing-a-long or dance party with a group of good friends.”
The Cobras want to give a humungous, never-ending CONGRATULATIONS to Megar, whose play was selected as one of eight 10-minute shorts to be presented in association with Left Hip Productions at the Shell Theatre next week. Stop by and give Katie eight 10-minute high fives!!!!
See below for more details.
This February, 12 filmmakers, journalists, playwrights, actors, and friends will be taking to the railways to shoot a collaborative, verite-style Train Movie. Armed with basic character sketches and interactions, we’ll attempt to create a work that blends reality and narrative to explore the American landscape, the unique nature of train travel in the digital age, and the relationships that can develop between travelers.
Created, improvised and shot in one 36-hour whirlwind ride across middle America.
Won’t you be a part of the experiment?
In collaboration with Meerkat Media.