Bill Belleville is an environmental writer, documentary filmmaker and lecturer. He came to St Augustine Amphitheater conference room to give a lecture that revolved around his new book “The Peace of Blue”.
The room was packed and the audience was extremely receptive to his message.
The lecture was made possible by the Matanzas Riverkeeper.
FirstCoast.TV was able to sit down with Bill Belleville, and have a chat with him after the lecture.
Some of his books are:
“Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost & Found in the State of Dreams”
“Deep Cuba: The Inside Story of an American Oceanographic Expedition”
“Sunken Cities, Sacred Cenotes and Golden Sharks: Travels of a Water-Bound Adventurer”
“Losing it All to Sprawl: How Progress Ate my Cracker Landscape”
“River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida’s St. Johns River”
His work on documentaries includes:
“In Marjorie’s Wake: Rediscovering Rawlings
“Searching for Xanadu”
“Wekiva: Legacy or Loss?”
He received the Order of the South award.
For more info go to: www.billbelleville.com/
The young film makers at Flagler College were able to be part of the St Augustine’s Film Festival 2015 this last weekend. They showed short films that were creative, and some were avant-garde in their core.
By the applause of the audience they loved the films and their subjects, and believe it or not, they were ready for more.
Hopefully these young people will probably be some of America’s future film makers, always remember a film can save a life or the world.
Sunday January 25th was the last day of the St Augustine Film Festival. the last day featured the film by Daniel Baldwin “The Wisdom to Know the Difference”. Baldwin wrote, produced, directed and co-stared in the film, he said that it was a difficult task, but a movie close to his heart.
The audience was touched and moved by the characters in the film, and the journey of the story it told.
The film festival was a success and a wonderful event to be part of as an organizer/volunteer or as a film goer. Hopefully this event will be a permanent part of our city.
The fifth annual Saint Augustine Film Festival is bringing along some big names in the independent film industry. This three-day event started this Friday at the Lewis Auditorium with more films also at the Corazon Cinema and the Fountain of Youth. The festival goes Friday (1/23/15) through Sunday (1/25/15).
Playing 26 films from 11 countries. The festival’s opener, was a French comedy titled “The Volcano”. The film was shown Friday night at 7:15 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium.
“The Wisdom to Know the Difference,” is a movie written, directed and starring Daniel Baldwin, will play on Sunday night at 5 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium. Baldwin will be on-hand to introduce the film and for a question-and-answer session after the film.
So get your tickets, and for more information go to www.staugfilmfest.com/#!
St Cyprian’s Episcopal Church had a tribute to civil rights leader the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King on January 18th, 2015. Readings of sermons and speeches given by Dr. King during the years of struggle.
Music by The Blue haven Gospel Singers was also part of the evenings program.
Black and white photo and the machines that made it possible. Here we explore a Mercury II camera from Universal Camera Corporation built in the 1945. See how it works and the results in photos. The photos were taken in St Augustine, FL.
The long awaited secret is finally out! Santa shares with us how he taught the Reindeer to fly. Never before has the fine details of this well kept secret been revealed to us right before Christmas. Watch this video before we are told to remove it..
FirstCoast.tv was given a tip by Harry Frantz on where Santa Claus spends some of his winter right before delivering toys. In this exclusive interview, Santa Claus tells the viewers of FirstCoast.tv why and when he started making toys. Filmed in Santa’s house in the northernmost part of Florida amid a serious snow storm we were able to capture a few minutes with the bearded man in red.
ReThink Energy Florida joined the solar-powered “Ship of Imagination”, the Archimedes in its Cruise Aid for a Sustainable Florida, a grassroots effort to raise public awareness about important energy issues in the Sunshine state.
The Archimedes is the world’s largest solar powered concrete boat and a mobile demonstration platform for renewable and sustainable technology. It is on a historic passage, navigating the entire “Intracoastal Waterway” of Florida powered exclusively by solar energy.
FirstCoast.TV had the opportunity to see the vessel pull into St Augustine’s Municipal Marina and get on board.
The British Period (1763-1784) in St. Augustine was re-enacted in a colorful and exciting way on Saturday Dec. 6th, featuring hundreds of British troops, their Native American allies and civilians.
On Friday Dec. 5th from noon to 5 p.m., the British Night Watch Encampment was at Francis Field located near the city’s parking garage. Locals and tourists visited with soldiers, strolled the Colonial Market, met the Native Allies who had guided the British troops, also met colonial craftsmen and enjoyed the antics of the Faire Wynds Circus. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the encampment re-opened with a full day of entertainment by 18th century musicians and performers.
At 2 pm was the Trooping of the Colors followed by drilling by British Redcoats, cannon firings and music by the Fife and Drum Corps. At 7:30 p.m., the public gathered in the Plaza, and at 8 p.m. the Grande Illumination Parade began through the historic streets. Bystanders joined the parade (candles provided for a small donation) for a thrilling and memorable holiday experience that ended with a musketry volley of joy and best holiday wishes for King George!