The goal of all my projects is to present a vision based on a love of learning, travel and respect for life.
It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see. — Howard Moss
I first met Howard Moss at the Qigong conference in Orlando. I was about to walk past him, but then I stopped to say hi. I’m so grateful that I did because Howard Moss is a POWERHOUSE of talent! All I can say is WOW! Read his profile below and you’ll learn why. Howard is quite the accomplished producer, director and cameraman. His still photos have appeared in magazines and textbooks, on calendars and album covers and have been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pratt Institute in New York.
A graduate of WNET-13 Film and Television Training School and New York University Institute of Film and Television, Howard’s work in film and tape have appeared on ABC, NBC and Public TV. Feature film credits include Cease Fire, Nino Graci Films Rome, Italy. Howard has designed and taught film, still photography and videotape courses for Humanities Upward Bound, Yale State Training Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Staten Island Community College and New York University School of Continuing Education and Arts for Learning Miami.
He was the Co-Producer and Director of Photography for a Cable TV Program entitled HORIZONS, which aired on Channel 17 in Miami. He has been the Cameraman/Director for two series produced for Public Television: Afro Arts and The Black Entrepreneur on Location. He has filmed Music Videos for Diana Ross and Sade and has shot numerous entertainment segments for BET and Sony Pictures.
Howard contributed his writing skills to the creation of a documentary series for WPBT-TV Channel 2 entitled PROFILES. He has been a freelance writer for Underwater USA, Scuba Times Magazine, The South Florida Underwater Photo Society, and Detroit Free Press. His latest effort is the publication of his book “Bright Moments In Jazz.”
He’s also a musician and avid diver. I was so thrilled to learn that he wanted to be a part of Black Qi Activation. I’m sure you will find his story inspiring.
What inspired you to first start practicing Qigong?
I have studied various forms of martial arts starting with Judo in a YMCA program as a kid. Over the years all of my instructors talked about Qi and the importance of breathing but Qigong was for the most part put into a separate esoteric arena not formally offered as a part of my regular training. Having survived numerous serious injuries and disease I began to look for ways to improve and enhance my life, moving increasingly away from the manic western orientation that we suffer through today. I looked for opportunities to recapture the tranquility and energized power I had found in studying Tai Chi many years ago. I enrolled in a school that offers Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong training in a very integrated manner. I had found a new home and a new path to renewed healing. Being a lung cancer survivor I discussed this with my oncologist who unaware of all my efforts at the time suggested that I look into Qigong and pointed me to a Qigong conference in Orlando, FL. this past spring. LIFE CHANGED!
How do you incorporate Qigong into your everyday life?
The Qigong conference in Orlando reawakened and reinvigorated my sense of direction. Four days of intense training, networking, and camaraderie combined with my return to Tai Chi set me on path toward a renewed sense of purpose, discipline and daily practice which is offering me a more internally peaceful way of being. I currently engage in two days of formal training and a daily meditation routine.
Tell us about your latest project (or a project that you are really passionate about)
Being an eclectic spirit, I have several projects that I am passionate about. However, I think they all somehow fall under the heading of a project I began several years ago titled Windows on the World (WOW). WOW was conceived as a pilot for a children’s education television program that involves children teaching other children about the world through travel. The pilot for this project was shot in The Galapagos Islands. It is currently undergoing a face lift in various formats and has been integrated into educational workshops that I conduct with a number of educational organizations.
I also have book projects in the works the first of which, Bright Moments In Jazz, was published in 2012.
What do you hope will emerge from the expression of your work?
The goal of all my projects is to present a vision based on a love of learning, travel and respect for life. It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see.
What is the best way for people to contact you (purchase your books, etc.)?
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my websites:
www.movision.com (currently under reconstruction – a placeholder page is available)