Thursday, October 10, 2019

2019 Fall Foliage - Clear Creek, Georgetown Loop, Quanella Pass

I couldn't resist shooting one more day of Fall foliage in the Colorado mountains. All the leaves drop off this time of year and it's so hard to get around after the first snow storm, but's Colorado, it'll be 70° by the weekend!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mounting a 360 degree camera on a drone

I've been experimenting with shots using a 360 degree camera mounted on a drone. There's some issues, but's new functionality and it goes with the territory; in any case, my guess is we'll start seeing more of this sort of thing.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Adventure United Kingdom

I spent a little over a week in the United Kingdom this Summer, have to get out and see new places and make new friends every once in a while. I arrived in Edinburgh from Munich for the last weekend of EIF and Fringe and stayed at the University. It was hopping and certainly a must do for any theater enthusiasts. After three days of taking in the festivities it was off to Derbyshire to visit the area my ancestors came from and then to Liverpool for some Beatle nostalgia.
April Alsup at Edinburgh Fringe

April Alsup in Alsop en la Dale April Alsup in Massacre Cave on Eigg
Finally, it was off to the Isle of Eigg. I've been writing songs about this place for several years now and visiting the island did not disappoint me. I made new friends from Ayr, met Charlie and Maggie, explored Massacre Cave and even took a run on the "Singing Sands" of Laig Bay. It was really a great experience.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

EIF 2019, That's a wrap!

I traveled across the the pond to experience EIF and Fringe this year. The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is an annual event of performing arts in Scotland. I saw three shows and took in the night walk too. It was nice meeting some of the creative folks for the festival. The shows here are innovative and WTF...let's figure out how to get WYSIWYG here. 😊

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Adventure Deutschland

I spent a week in Deutschland this August with old friends. WTF...It's important to get out and actually live life once in a while. My dad had an expression, "live to work?", "work to live?"; in any case, I have a close friend in Augsburg and he is always ready to take on another adventure. After seeing some local sites around Bavaria we traveled north to Leipzig and Dessau in old East Germany. It was great visiting the area and catching up.

April Alsup in Leipzig

April Alsup in Augsburg

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Drone footage from Suhaka Field

Here's some drone footage I shot at Suhaka Field in Cherry Creek State Park on July 17th. So many things came together for this shot, including: tracking, lighting, reflections, shadows, automobiles, birds, sail boats, the wind. WTF! I love it when that happens...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Edinburgh 2019

I'm headed to Scotland for the last few days of EIF and the fringe this August. I was lucky to score a dormitory suite at the University of Edinburgh which is close to just about everything. I really can't wait to experience the creative atmosphere of this thing. WTF...It'll be like I'm a school girl again... or for the first time. 👸

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 WYSIWYG Update!

Here's several pictures of the PCTF awards ceremony at the Abrons Art Center in New York last year. What a great night! We're just about ready to start some table reads of Eigg so I'm sure that project will start picking up momentum now. As far as the status on WYSIWYG, we've made some tweaks here and there and I've been working with a dramaturg in New York on the script, my guess is we'll see another production somewhere on the Manhattan Island in 2020 so WTF...stay tuned! ;)
April Alsup in New York City
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Promise

A lot of people might think this is crazy, but when I created my "bucket list" I included meeting Beethoven. Most people would say "that's impossible", but I've always enjoyed his music and my mother said I could do anything I set my mind to. So it seemed only appropriate to show off my time machine prototype on Mothers' Day...WTF...stay tuned, I'm serious about this!

Monday, February 25, 2019

The end of one chapter the beginning of another

Here's a picture of my Baldwin D-9 going back to American Classic Pianos. They're based in Denver, Colorado and I've known Warren and Holly for a long time. They let me change my piano every five years or so and it's always sentimental to see them go. I composed the majority of  "The Age of Sisyphus" and "The Isle of Eigg" on the D-9, so it was a productive piano. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one though. Each instrument has it's own personality and it comes out in your music. I think it's important to reinvent your music periodically and changing your piano is a subtle way to help you accomplish that.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Dramatist Guild and The New Play Exchange

Remember the scene in the movie "The Jerk" when Steve Martin gets so excited because he sees his name in the telephone book. So, I sort of felt the same today when I created my profile page on the Dramatist Guild and New Play Exchange websites. "WTF...I'm somebody"!

View my profile on Dramatists Guild

View my profile on the New Play Exchange

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dramatists Guild

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to participate in more music theater groups and organizations. It's so cool to meet and work with new people with similar challenges. Here's the letter I received from The Dramatist Guild in New York. WTF...I'm in and I'm loving it! :)
Click here to visit April Alsup on Dramatist Guild Website

Tuesday, January 01, 2019