• Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein, who left the company in 2007[5] and 2008 respectively.As of December 2013, Vimeo attracts over 100 million unique visitors per month and more than 22 million registered users. 

    I currently have 49 of my video projects posted to VIMEO.

  • Around early 1990 I was kicking around as a freelance copy writer for CBS Records. the boss liked my work and informed me that his brrther in law was heading up a new music network. Fellow's name was Fred Silbert, I was hired 6 moths before the launch and was active in the early planning of the networks on air look.'
    MTV networks
  • Social documentary photography is the recording of humans in their natural condition with a camera. Often it also refers to a socially critical genre of photography dedicated to showing the life of underprivileged or disadvantaged people. Several of my photo portfolios can be viewed on Social Documentary.com a web site specifically devoted to global condition and awareness. 


    Social Documentary.net
  • "Planet Rock" is a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force. The background and hooks featured Marvella Murray, Yvette Murray, Melissa Johnson and Sandra Wheeler. Although it was primarily an underground hit in the United States, Canada, and UK, it helped change the foundations of hip-hop and dance music. It is credited with developing the electro style, building on the work of Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra, and helped pave the way for other genres such as house, and trance. In November 2004, the "Planet Rock" placed at #240 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #10 in About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs.[2] "Planet Rock" peaked at number four on the soul chart and number forty-eight on the Hot 100, and went to number three on the dance charts.

    Perhaps a little known fact is that I was paid by Arthur Baker to program the Roland 808 for this huge hit Still have the Roland that was used for the recording which the Rock n Roll Museum has been interested in adding to their exhibits. 

    Planet Rock
  • Blurb is a creative self-publishing platform that enables their users to create, self-publish, promote, share, and sell their own print and ebooks. Blurb offers book-making tools catering to diverse digital skills.

    i have a total of 9 independent photography books with blurb.


  • A project planned as an exhibit in Northern Germany to celebrate the life and work of the brilliant master Waldemar Kuhn. This photo shot at a church tower overlooking the small Rhine town of Emmerich where Waldemar lived with his family and did much of his work.
    The Emmerich Project
  • Beat Bomb from jay dorfman on Vimeo.

    Beat Bomb came together for the first tine early this year for their premiere performance in NYC's Arlene's Grocery.
    Shot with 3 cameras, the band consists of Steven foxx, Matt Rubano & Stutz McGee.

    Beat Box is a live music performance I produced with three accomplished musicians each in their own right masters at their instruments, 

    The trio included Matt Rubano on bass, Steve Casey, sax and keyboards and Steven Foxx on trap set and Beatbox vocals. 

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  • Land of the Integraton from jay dorfman on Vimeo.

    So a few of us are tooling around Joshua Tree while visiting Connie and Bobbis crib in Palm Springs and my compass takes down a road to an odd building called the Integreton where three rivers converge under the ground and under the right circumstances contact with extraterrestials becomes within the realm. Narrated by the late great legendary neuronic traveler, Mr. Timothy Leary.
  • http://500px.com/JayDorfman

    500px, is an online photography community that was co-founded by Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotare. The Toronto based startuplaunched its Web 2.0 version in  and is aimed at aspiring and professional photographers, encouraging members to upload their best work.
    500px is seen as a place to gain exposure, find inspiration and connect photographers with one another. The site currently has 2.5 million registered users and over 10 million monthly active users.

  • Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

    Much of my photography not on this site can be viewed on flickr::


  • Sweet Smoke were a 1960s and 1970s psychedelic jazz-rock band. They incorporated many different influences, such as jazz, funk and island rhythms. They were originally formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1967, although the band moved to live as a commune in Germany before the decade was out. They have a fan presence on the internet to this day.[1] Within a year of their arrival they recorded their first L.P. "Just a Poke" which almost immediately turned them into a sort of cult icon of the underground scene which was beginning to emerge as Europe's response to the American hippy scene.
    On Sweet Smoke's official website, reflections from some of the members' memories from being in band are featured. Jay Dorfman's (founder, percussionist, and drummer) reflection is below:
    "Jay Dorfman Jay Dorfman Playing an outdoor concert in Holland c. 1971 LIKE THE OTHERS IN SWEET SMOKE, I WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN AND GREW UP DURING THE HIPPIE ERA. It was a very exciting time to be alive, especially in New York where you could hear all kinds of music, see all kinds of people and experience just about anything. I’ve always had a strong creative streak and around 1965 it was music, and percussion in particular, that caught my attention. While in High School I met Marvin with whom I started my first band, the Madabouts. Before too long Andy and Mike left the bands they were playing in at the time and Sweet Smoke was born. My earliest influence was Ringo Starr. There were other drummers who were technically better but for me there was no one more creative. Much of the signature sound on early Beatles recordings came from the unique way that Ringo played simple drum beats.
    All You Need is Love – and a Little Ice Cream During the summer of 1967, aka “The Summer of Love”, to supplement our income from gigging, Marvin and I peddled ice cream in a Carvel store in Manhattan’s trendy Greenwich Village. I remember many hot summer nights, day glo painted hippies standing six deep, eyes glassy, giggling non-stop, nervously waiting to satisfy an uncontrollable craving for ice cream. It wasn’t uncommon to look up and see Bob Dylan or Frank Zappa or John Sebastian along with other members of the Lovin’ Spoonful in the crowd. They all had regular gigs in nearby Greenwich Village coffee houses. During our shift we would keep the radio on non-stop. Whenever a Beatles song came on, “All You Need is Love” in particular, we would simply stop working, bow our heads in reverence and just listen. After a while the regular customers got it and they would put their craving on hold and join us. Crazy times!
    Post Europe MTV Networks I was one of a handful of early staffers at MTV After returning from Europe in the late 1970′s [read the Sweet Smoke story], I continued my studies and earned a masters degree in fine art. By the early 80′s I was enticed by the world of the moving image and landed a job with a start up company that was planning to launch a video network. The network was MTV and I became one of a handful of early staffers who designed and orchestrated the early marketing and launch of the MTV Networks. Over the next several decades I refined my skills in TV production, directing and writing and eventually started my own production company.
    Around the World Kumbh Mela Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world Since those early years, I have traveled around the world and have had so many amazing and life changing experiences. I shot a documentary for the Salvation Army in Zimbabwe, shot in Cuba, Israel, China, and returned last year from 2 weeks in India filming and photographing the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world. My demo reel has projects for such diverse clients as Martha Stewart, Tiffany & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Sports Illustrated, MTV, ESPN, The list goes on and on.
    In the last decade I’ve picked up a still camera and at the moment it is my greatest passion. I believe the photo and canvas are there to be interpreted so I explore approaches that may be viewed as a mix between photojournalism and photo impressionism. I attempt to bring the paper, canvas and surface to a place that reflects the emotional presence of the moment as I originally came upon it."
    Sweet Smoke
  • I own and operate a DJI Phantom 2 vision Drone helicopter capable of shooting video at a range of resolutions and aspect rations (HD at 1080/p30 or 1080/60i) and still photographs up to 14 megapixels. The rig is great for shooting neighborhoods, real estate and sweeping panoramas from up to 500 ft in the air.

    As part of my arsenal of cameras, lens and techniques, I own and operate a DJI Phantom 2 vison capable of capturing HD video at up to 500 fit in the air and 14 megapixel photos. An amazing tool to create moving images to edit into real estate and neighborhood videos.
    Aerial Photography
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