“Kara” | (2016) (An Unofficial Star Wars Film)

A Whitelist Production (www.whitelist.tv). KARA is a short fan film set in the Star Wars universe.

Written and Directed by: Joe Sill
Producer: Westin Ray

Executive Producer: Jerad Anderson
Head of Production: Nick Erickson

STARRING:
Andra Nechita
Peter Arpesella
Daniela Flynn

Head of Accounting: Natasha Seubert
1st Assistant Director: Trevor Stevens
2ndAssistant Director: Daniel Burke
Casting: Joe Sill & Westin Ray

Cinematographer: Nico Aguilar
Gaffer: Matt Blake
1st AC: Danilo Rodriguez & Daniel Demenezes
2nd AC: Brodin Plett
Key Grip: Jordan Kleinman
Still Photographer: Austin Ray

Wire Rigging Team: Nick Goehner, Marvin Francis, Luke Couce
Aerial Footage: Luc Delamare
DJI Ronin Operators: Cire Hensman, Stefan Vleming

Production Designer: Joe Weber
Art Director: Alex Shumate
Costume Designer: Robin Ray
Costume Assistant: Fern Ray
X-Wing Pilot Costume: Lisa Curtis Saunders
Makeup & Hair: Devan Weitzman
Costume Aging & Weathering: Devan Weitzman

Sound Designer: Jackie! Zhou
Production Sound: Kristian Hayden
Composer: Austin Ray

Visual Effects by: Joe Sill & Luc Delamare
Colorist: Andrew Finch

SANDTROOPERS:
Dean Amstutz, Mark Kinsey, Victor Silva, Marcus Holt, Milton Hunt, Rob Csorba
WRANGLERS/PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Stuart Loui, Carrie Ann Caranci,Barry Chan, Mark Edwards

SPECIAL THANKS:
501st Legion
Imperial Sands Garrison
Ian Cook
Lesley Farquhar
Felipe Irigoyen
Merry & Jerry McIntyre
Bill Engler
Eric Elmore
Robin Elmore
Stuart Cram
Alex Lubow
Champ Robinson
sat-fx
Brian Tran
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Land Mgmt.
James T Wulfgar
Wulfgar Weapons
El Centro Field Office
Star Wars Original SFX by Benn Burtt
Screen Actors Guild

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ROCKETSHIP

A 15-minute family drama in which an unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey. The film is inspired by the rocketship sculptures of artist David Random. ROCKETSHIP is an Official Selection of the Mill Valley Film Festival sponsored by the California Film Institute, Dances With Films (Los Angeles), Boston Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, SNOB Film Festival, Louisville’s Festival of Films, Northampton International Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Coney Island Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival, ITVFest, Cincinnati Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Monadnock International Film Festival, and the Cleveland International Film Festival, where it was named one the CIFF’s 20 Must See Films out of 345 films (180 features and 165 shorts) screened over 12 days. The CIFF review said, “It’s magical. It’s epic. The little boy who plays the lead is fantastic.” ROCKETSHIP won the 2015 Online New England Film Festival and is being featured inflight on Virgin Airlines worldwide.

Written and Directed by ALFRED THOMAS CATALFO
Produced by GLENN GARDNER and ALFRED THOMAS CATALFO
Director of Photography JEFF SPIRES
Edited by MICHAEL BERNARD
Music by CHARLES CARPENTER

CAST

RUSSELL DOUCET • Henry Dunbar
TOM DUNNINGTON • Robert Braddock
GREGORY ATHANS • Mr. Dunbar
DONNA PHOFOLOS • Mrs. Dunbar
MICHAEL WALSH • Police Officer
JUSTON McKINNEY • Vacuum Store Owner
ALAN BRADY • Vacuum Repairman
BILLY DONOHOE • Fireworks Store Clerk
NAOMI ANDRICK • Fireworks Customer
ERIC DOUCET • EMT 1
MARK GAGNON • EMT 2
GREG KRETSCHMAR • Police Dispatch

Film Website: RocketshipMovie.com

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Blooms: Strobe-Animated Sculptures

Blooms designed by John Edmark.

These 3-D printed sculptures, called blooms, are designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.

For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.

John Edmark is an inventor/designer/artist. He teaches design at Stanford University.

Visit John’s website here: http://j.mp/1LRnICE
and Vimeo site: http://j.mp/1OBcRmH

To learn how blooms are made visit: http://j.mp/1LRnICG

And more about the Pier 9 Artist in Residence program here: http://j.mp/1OBcRmK

Cinematography and editing by Charlie Nordstrom

Music – “Plateau” by Lee Rosevere – http://j.mp/1LRnICH

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A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film

Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.

For educational purposes only. You can donate to support the channel at
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Here are three short films that take place on your desktop
Internet Story (2010): http://youtu.be/g-SL4ejpP94
Noah (2013): http://bit.ly/18ivwOI
Transformers: the Premake (2014): http://youtu.be/dD3K1eWXI54

Music:
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – In Motion
David Arnold & Michael Price – On the Move
Daft Punk – End of Line
Al Hirt – Green Hornet Theme

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