Tagged: Video

“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

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

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

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
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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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
Director of Photography JEFF SPIRES


TOM DUNNINGTON • Robert Braddock
MICHAEL WALSH • Police Officer
JUSTON McKINNEY • Vacuum Store Owner
ALAN BRADY • Vacuum Repairman
BILLY DONOHOE • Fireworks Store Clerk
NAOMI ANDRICK • Fireworks Customer
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
Patreon: http://j.mp/1L3FnKy

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Facebook: http://j.mp/1VJjDvt

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

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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Exoplanet β Pic b orbiting β Pictoris

A series of images taken between November 2013 to April 2015 with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) on the Gemini South telescope in Chile shows the exoplanet β Pic b orbiting the star β Pictoris, which lies over 60 light-years from Earth. In the images, the star is at the centre of the left-hand edge of the frame; it is hidden by the Gemini Planet Imager’s coronagraph. We are looking at the planet’s orbit almost edge-on; the planet is closer to the Earth than the star. The images are based on observations described in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, 16 September 2015 and whose lead author is Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer. GPI is a groundbreaking instrument that was developed by an international team led by Stanford University’s Prof. Bruce Macintosh (a U of T alumnus) and the University of California Berkeley’s Prof. James Graham (former director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, U of T). Image credit: M. Millar-Blanchaer, University of Toronto; F. Marchis, SETI Institute

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The Guardian

Annecy International Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection / Arizona Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection / CIFF 2015 – Royal Reel Award – 2015 / River Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection

Making-of: http://j.mp/1M6u3xg
Trailer: http://j.mp/1OpXrkJ

The Guardian

The Guardian is a free interpretation of the parable “Before the Law” from Kafka’s book “The Trial”. A peasant after traveling the world arrives in front of a gate, controlled by a fearsome Guardian. The peasant tries to pass through but the Guardian denies him entrance. Peasant and Guardian are the same character, the peasant, like each one of us, in front of his own fear; the guardian, something shapeless, that surround and control him.
the Door/Gate the possibilities we encounter during our life.


N9ve – http://www.n9ve.it

Alessandro Novelli

Alessandro Novelli
Victor Perez
Andrea Gendusa

Illustration and Design:
Alessandro Novelli
Karolina Pospischil http://j.mp/1M6u3xj
Andrea Gendusa http://j.mp/1OpXpcC

Victor Perez – Character Animator, 3D Modeling
Alessandro Novelli – 3D modeling, 3D animation
Gabriele Maiocco – 3D heads modeling and Zbrush artist http://j.mp/1M6u6co
Andrea Gendusa – 3D modeling, 3D animation http://j.mp/1OpXpcC

Original Music:
Simon Smith http://j.mp/1OpXpcD
Sasha Agranov http://j.mp/1M6u6cp

Voice Over:
Luis De Velasco

Sasha Agranov http://j.mp/1M6u6cp

Music Recording and Mixing:
Eric Nagel – at BCNSound – BCN – http://j.mp/1OpXpcD

Voice Over recording:
Juan José Rodriguez – at Abuela Records – MX

Yves Roussel

Many thanks to:
Leandra Boj http://j.mp/1OpXrB2
Rafael Mayani http://j.mp/1M6u6ct
Xavier Sanchez http://xave.es
and Karolina Pospischil http://j.mp/1M6u3xj
for their posters.

Special Thanks to:
Simon, Sasha and BCNsound (http://j.mp/1OpXpcD) , Laura Sans Gassó, Ana Isabella Byrne Bellorín, Mariana Perfeito, Luis De Velasco

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Farewell – ETAOIN SHRDLU – 1978

A film created by Carl Schlesinger and David Loeb Weiss documenting the last day of hot metal typesetting at The New York Times. This film shows the entire newspaper production process from hot-metal typesetting to creating stereo moulds to high-speed press operation. At the end of the film, the new typesetting and photographic production process is shown in contrast to the old ways.

There are interviews with workers at NYT that are for and against the new technology. In fact, one typesetter is retiring on this final day as he does not want to learn the new process and technology.

This is the first time the film has ever been available in HD from the original 16mm master film.

See more printing, journalism, and typographic-related films at: http://j.mp/1hzXoGf

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