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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2009 Season > FAME New York 2009


Event Info


March 28th, 2009
  12:00pm

Venue Info

Manhattan Center
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 564-4882

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  7 Mixed Groups
  1 Womens Groups

Judges:

  Marty DeMott
  Damon Brown
  Anne Chapman
  Pete Eklund
  Eric Van Cleave
  Linda McEachran Southard
  Andrew Drinkall

Ticket Prices: Unknown

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FAME New York 2009









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups

 Powerhouse
 John Burroughs High School
Grand Champion 
Best Tech Crew 
Best Show Design 

 Counterpoints
 North Central High School
First Runner Up 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Female Soloist (Jackie Owens) 

 The Classics
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Band 
Best Male Performer (Garrett Williams) 

 First Edition
 Findlay High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Sound Sensations
 John Burroughs High School
4th Runner Up 

 Show Choir
 Greece Athena High School
5th Runner Up 
Best Male Soloist (John Cummings) 


 Mixed Division (Prelims)
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the hauler on May 1, 2009, 3:45 AM
Post #420
 
O.K. remember they are a tour company first. They sell the trips and rooms and the contests are there so they can do so. Video experts I would think not. I always felt that the groups would have more fun going to a school sponsered contest out of state. Instead of spending two years of savings to attend an event that turned out to have 5 groups there. I do not have a video from a school contest as bad as the ones from Fame.



dmommy on Apr 24, 2009, 3:24 PM
Post #419
 


QUOTE (Jorge @ Apr 24 2009, 02:45 AM) *


It wasn't just John Burroughs that sucked! It was alllll groups!

How aggravating... I'll be writing an email.



Awesome!




Jorge on Apr 24, 2009, 2:45 AM
Post #418
 


QUOTE (dmommy @ Apr 24 2009, 01:09 AM) *


Hey Haakon...
I have emailed Bert Johnson at Fame regarding the horrible DVD quality. He replied how it was Powerhouse's lighting etc as to why it was so bad. And that HD quality would be more expensive. I mentioned that maybe if they had actually communicated with YOU, it may have been able to be worked out.
Bert Johnson also said that he had received no other complaints.
So PLEASE everybody complain!!!
bjohnson@fameevents.com
I am sure he would love to be flooded with complaints!



It wasn't just John Burroughs that sucked! It was alllll groups!

How aggravating... I'll be writing an email.




dmommy on Apr 24, 2009, 1:30 AM
Post #417
 
Thats exactly what I said to him!
I told him..."That "technical" talk may work with someone who is not in the business, but that I am, and I know what bad lighting does to video....and that was NOT it."

He also told me that the sound was the way it was because they think it adds to the energy of the recording by having the audience sound. And that to get perfect sound the bands need to be plugged into the amps....

I said...."If you know you are recording sound, you should have the proper equipment for the bands to plug into."

ARGGHHH he made me mad!!


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tscott on Apr 24, 2009, 1:19 AM
Post #416
 
As someone who works in television production, i can tell you that's the most ridiculous answer he could have given. Of course lighting effects video, but there are adjustments that can be made. At the very least, they could issue a disclaimer to the participating choirs that they will guarantee FAME's video equipment only at specific light levels. What BS.



dmommy on Apr 24, 2009, 1:09 AM
Post #415
 


QUOTE (Häakon @ Apr 17 2009, 12:32 AM) *

I would be more than happy to film these things in HD (like I did in Chicago last year) so we actually have quality, lasting memories of these amazing shows. I have contacted them several times to make something more official, but they are extremely busy and I don't believe really understand what a desire there is to get this done right. If you would like better videos at these competitions, I would strongly urge you to contact FAME directly and let them know that the current method is just not cutting it. I'm extremely disappointed, too, but they aren't going to make a change if people keep buying the bad product and don't speak up about it.

BTW, here is a direct comparison of the two videos from FAME Chicago last year:

FAME Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQiTa6y-0c&fmt=22
SCC Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnjpUxaDeSQ&fmt=22



Hey Haakon...
I have emailed Bert Johnson at Fame regarding the horrible DVD quality. He replied how it was Powerhouse's lighting etc as to why it was so bad. And that HD quality would be more expensive. I mentioned that maybe if they had actually communicated with YOU, it may have been able to be worked out.
Bert Johnson also said that he had received no other complaints.
So PLEASE everybody complain!!!
bjohnson@fameevents.com
I am sure he would love to be flooded with complaints!




Häakon on Apr 17, 2009, 12:32 AM
Post #414
 
I would be more than happy to film these things in HD (like I did in Chicago last year) so we actually have quality, lasting memories of these amazing shows. I have contacted them several times to make something more official, but they are extremely busy and I don't believe really understand what a desire there is to get this done right. If you would like better videos at these competitions, I would strongly urge you to contact FAME directly and let them know that the current method is just not cutting it. I'm extremely disappointed, too, but they aren't going to make a change if people keep buying the bad product and don't speak up about it.

BTW, here is a direct comparison of the two videos from FAME Chicago last year:

FAME Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQiTa6y-0c&fmt=22
SCC Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnjpUxaDeSQ&fmt=22


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latestplague on Apr 16, 2009, 11:57 PM
Post #413
 


QUOTE (oscillum @ Apr 16 2009, 01:42 AM) *


the caption awards were based on prelim scores. Counterpoints were 1st in every field ahead of Powerhouse. That switched in finals.



if i remember correctly, powerhouse jumped ahead vocally in finals, but counterpoints got best visuals by three points in finals. possibly. i might be hallucinating.

and also, my fame dvd is absolute crap. the only thing i like about it is the fact that it pans out so much, so you get to see the full effect of the choreo. sound quality, though, is awful!




JWill on Apr 16, 2009, 11:22 PM
Post #412
 


QUOTE (Jorge @ Apr 16 2009, 12:54 AM) *


It looks and sounds bad.

I've seen and heard worse though.



The DVD from last year's Fame Chicago is excellent. Wonder why there would be such a difference.


D

davidcarem on Apr 16, 2009, 8:17 PM
Post #411
 
come on though didn't we all have a gut feeling that PH was gonna blow everyone away with their finals performance LOL. Good Luck next year PH going for 4 Fame GC's in a row!



Dafonz on Apr 16, 2009, 1:42 AM
Post #410
 


QUOTE (btreyingmynature @ Apr 14 2009, 04:26 AM) *

wow, PH winning is like a repeat of the Show Choir Cup in 1997. They won, but with no caption titles. Out of curiosity, how does that work? where a group wins the title and yet another group wins both choreo and music? It just seems a little confusing to me. But congratulations to PH.



the caption awards were based on prelim scores. Counterpoints were 1st in every field ahead of Powerhouse. That switched in finals.




Jorge on Apr 16, 2009, 12:54 AM
Post #409
 


QUOTE (dmommy @ Apr 16 2009, 12:53 AM) *

Has anyone else received their DVD copy of Finals?
Is it absolutely horrible quality? or is it just mine?
Cant see the kids faces....all digitized....



It looks and sounds bad.

I've seen and heard worse though.




dmommy on Apr 16, 2009, 12:53 AM
Post #408
 
Has anyone else received their DVD copy of Finals?
Is it absolutely horrible quality? or is it just mine?
Cant see the kids faces....all digitized....




Häakon on Apr 15, 2009, 11:20 PM
Post #407
 


QUOTE (btreyingmynature @ Apr 14 2009, 04:26 AM) *

Out of curiosity, how does that work? where a group wins the title and yet another group wins both choreo and music?


As has been posted, caption awards were based on prelims results.


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btreyingmynature on Apr 14, 2009, 4:26 AM
Post #406
 
wow, PH winning is like a repeat of the Show Choir Cup in 1997. They won, but with no caption titles. Out of curiosity, how does that work? where a group wins the title and yet another group wins both choreo and music? It just seems a little confusing to me. But congratulations to PH.



colie343 on Apr 3, 2009, 4:59 PM
Post #405
 
I agree. NY was an experience of a lifetime. I was in awe of everyones amazing performances. It was such an honor to actually compete with the mixed choirs at FAME. I am so proud of Sound Sensations, and how we performed. 5th place seems really great when we competed against such amazing choirs. I can't wait for next year's competition!!!



CandiiBabii54 on Apr 3, 2009, 5:51 AM
Post #404
 
NY was so awesome, and it was so nice meeting everyone. I agree with Allie, i will never forget this amazing competition. Even though i came home with bronchitis, two ear infections and the flu.....haha. All you choirs were so amazing it made me sick!!!


<3


i look forward to competitions in the future.




Dominic Matas on Apr 2, 2009, 4:48 AM
Post #403
 


QUOTE (GlamazonGirlAAA @ Apr 01 2009, 04:39 AM) *


hahaha thank you! i am feeling a lot better than i was then.


i stayed for about two seconds hoping it would stop, and i realized it wasn't going to, so i booked it offstage. haha



wow. really? i didnt even know, or for that matter notice.
ditto to the kudos(lol funny words)




courtney_impact on Apr 1, 2009, 11:33 PM
Post #402
 
I just wanna say congrats to Sarah Morrison for getting Best Female!! Way to represent the South!!!!



GlamazonGirlAAA on Apr 1, 2009, 4:39 AM
Post #401
 


QUOTE (Jorge @ Apr 01 2009, 04:35 AM) *


Thank you for being an intelligent performer and leaving the stage when that occurred! I saw it... and I have had that happen to me before. It is sooo distracting... (especially in the ballad), but you handled it like a pro. Kudos to you and I hope your throat is feeling better!



hahaha thank you! i am feeling a lot better than i was then.


i stayed for about two seconds hoping it would stop, and i realized it wasn't going to, so i booked it offstage. haha



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