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A place we all call home

Over fifty nationalities gathered to celebrate their cultures. Most were immigrant families connected by the city we all call home. Each culture shared the spotlight, to entertain and delight… though there was someone who didn’t want any attention. His tent doesn’t advertise his business. The free balloons didn’t advertise his company, either. Only the Midtown District. He didn’t want to be interviewed, but “everything here costs money and I didn’t want the kids to be left out,” we heard him say.

Captured during the Midtown Ethnic Festival & Parade.

Produced by Pablo Korona
Edited: Zach Staas
Music: Zach Staas, Daniel Pingrey, and Jason Kaye sampling : Yavo Black American Marchers & Drum Corps.

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To Protect and Preserve

Did you see movies at the Coronado? Well, this is a story of what happened to the Coronado Theater projectors when the theater was being renovated into the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

This is where we meet Matthew Gibbons.

Matt is a CSI Detective with the Rockford Illinois Police Department whose dedication behind the scenes takes him from documenting crime scenes helping solve crimes to saving and preserving unique, under-appreciated history.

Pablo Korona – Producer/Director

Additional Camera : Tom Doherty, Stanley Ray Brandon

Music : Daniel Pingrey, Jason Kaye & Zach Staas

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an Angel to believe in

A powerhouse, Angel Martinez, is only a senior at Auburn High School (Rockford, Illinois), and he’s already become one of the most heralded athletes in Rockford’s history. Once you meet him and know him, you’ll see how he’s the type of guy you want to succeed.
He is an Angel to believe in.

Assistant: Emma Fredrickson
Drone Pilot & Camera Assistant: Jordan Hardy of FlyGuy Films
Music: Zach Staas, Daniel Pingrey, and Jason Kaye.
Special thanks to Jen Altenbernd