CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE is a short film I had the great honor to produce for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) about the spectacular ending of the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn. It is meant as an inspirational and informative piece about what happens in the last months of the mission, and as a celebration of all that this historic spacecraft has achieved. Here is an article from JPL on the production of the film: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/3016/making-cassinis-grand-finale/ For the official JPL release of the film, please turn here: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/3013/nasas-cassini-mission-prepares-for-grand-finale-at-saturn/ or go directly to the official JPL YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/xrGAQCq9BMU For the official NASA release, please turn here: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-cassini-mission-prepares-for-grand-finale-at-saturn NASA’s Cassini spacecraft (launched in 1997) has been in orbit around Saturn since 2004 exploring the giant planet, its spectacular system of rings and moons. Cassini was also carrying with it the European Huygens Probe which was dispatched after arrival and successfully landed on the moon Titan, becoming the first human made craft to land on a surface in the outer solar system. In 2017 - after more than a decade of bringing home remarkably successful scientific achievements, discoveries and a treasury of gorgeous photos – the spacecraft is running out of fuel to maneuver. In order to protect the moons Enceladus and Titan, and their potentially life-bearing sub surface oceans, from possible contamination in the unlikely event of a future collision, it has been decided to take Cassini permanently out of service. This is done by crashing the spacecraft into the atmosphere of Saturn - but not without doing some amazing science on the way. 22 times, Cassini dives through previously unexplored gap between Saturn and its rings, collecting new data on the mass of the rings (used to help determine their age), measurements of Saturn’s gravity and magnetic fields (used to help understanding its internal structure) and sending home stunning views of Saturn’s clouds and the rings – seen from a closer range than ever before. Even up until the very end, Cassini will bring home data, as it tastes the atmosphere of Saturn, just minutes before burning up and becoming part of the planet itself. It has been an unprecedented honor for me to get to do this film. Being a passionate enthusiast of planetary science, Cassini is the one mission - more than any other – to define my interest in the field, as I’ve had the pleasure to follow its success, from start to end, for a major part of my adult life. For more information about the Cassini mission and its Grand Finale, please turn here: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/ CREDITS: DIRECTOR – Erik Wernquist PRODUCERS – Preston Dyches (JPL), Stephen Epstein (JPL) MUSIC – Cristian Sandquist WRITER – Preston Dyches (JPL) NARRATOR – Stephanie Czajkowski COLORIST – Caj Müller EDITOR – Micke Lindgren VISUALS COMPOSITING & PRODUCTION – Erik Wernquist CASSINI MODELING – Svante Segelson CASSINI SHADING, TEXTURES & DYNAMICS – Per Jonsson SATURN BACKGROUND PAINTINGS – Greg Martin TITLES – Mikael Hall ADDITIONAL TEXTURES & BACKGROUNS – Svante Segelson ADDITIONAL COMPOSITING & PARTICLES – Mikael Hall Thank you NASA, JPL, ESA and the entire Cassini/Huygens team for making such a wonderful, successful and inspiring mission. And especially; thank you Cassini, and farewell. The solar system will feel empty without you.
3月30日
Screenings: 2016 Hot Docs Film Festival premiere 2016 Rooftop Films 2016 Vassar Filmfest 2016 Iron Mule Film Festival 2017 Sarasota Film Festival Synopsis: When I was leaving for college, my aunt Dana told me I had a cousin I’d never met who was matriculating in the same year as me. We shared classes and had friends in common but for some strange reason I never introduced myself. All during college, and then into the real world, through a decade of overlapping connections, we never met. This film is an examination of that hesitation and an attempt to understand why I never made the easiest connection in the world… until it was too late. Through archival footage and re-enactment of the era in question, IDAC is ultimately a documentary about what was happening on an unconscious level and how distant a relative can be even when they’re right in front of your face. Written/Directed/Edited by Casimir Nozkowski Music by Alexander Strung Sound Mix by Tod Chapman Color Grading by Phil Choe @ Nice Shoes Featuring Hannah Bos, Amanda Duarte, Erin Edmison, Josh Henderson-Cox, Greg Glassman, Thomas Nozkowski, Joyce Robins Thank you Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Production Notes: I've made over 100 short films, many of which examine issues of family, the blurry line between fiction and non-fiction and the sometimes disturbing, sometimes hilarious ways our memories fail us. IDAC is an autobiographical documentary which is a genre my movies (or at least parts of them) often fall into. The key with autobiography in my opinion is to avoid being sentimental at all costs. This does not mean you can’t be funny or can’t be authentic and personal – it’s just that it being your story does not automatically make it interesting. On top of that, IDAC also considers the way we dream and the way dreams can invade our everyday life – which is another subject matter that can easily steer a film awry. So making IDAC was exciting because once mindful of all these pitfalls, there was an enormous feeling of restraint that coursed through the documentary’s production. My hope is that people who see my film IDAC recognize familiar moments and feelings from their own lives: memories they can’t quite explain, people they think they know and dramatic, life-defining events that upon further scrutiny don’t exactly add up as neatly as they once thought. See more of my films at vimeo and at casimirnozkowski.com
2015年10月12日
You've probably heard the statistic that nearly half of all films produced before 1950 are entirely lost, and that's only one of the many reasons that proper restoration and preservation is so important. Let's dive in and take a look at three different films all in different stages of the restoration process, plus take a look at how film restoration as a whole has evolved and continues to evolve in an increasingly digital world. For educational purposes only. Sources- Arri- Archive Technologies (2013) - http://bit.ly/2mTYlvA David Lean: A Tickling of Talents (1989) - http://bit.ly/2m3D9pB Harmy's Star Wars- Despecialized Edition (2013) - http://bit.ly/2mAKYnZ The Red Shoes- Restoration Demo (2012) - http://bit.ly/2m3jFkP The Restoration of 'The Wizard of Oz' (2009) - http://bit.ly/2m3o1aa Special thanks to Paul Vanezis for the use of Restoring 'Doctor Who' (2014) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsMgNCwYcXw Further Reading- For more information on The Film Foundation, please visit- http://www.film-foundation.org/ A.V. Club interview with Robert A. Harris- http://bit.ly/2m3rHKJ On the restoration of The Red Shoes- http://bit.ly/2mTXpYc The Race to Save the Films We Love by Manohla Dargis- http://nyti.ms/2m3kzOf You can follow me through: Twitter- twitter.com/andymsaladino YouTube- youtube.com/c/theroyaloceanfilmsociety Official Website- theroyaloceanfilmsociety.com/ Music by Chillhop: youtube.com/chillhopdotcom The Deli- Breeze: https://soundcloud.com/the-deli emune- fallback: https://soundcloud.com/emune Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Late Nights by LOWERCASE n https://soundcloud.com/lowercasen Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
3月3日
This is a documentary movie uncovering the difficult and time consuming process of making traditional expanded dugout canoe using mostly traditional hand tools and techniques. The master woodworker in this movie is Richard (Rihards Vidzickis) - an experienced green wood worker, wood sculptor and dugout canoe maker. Richard’s passion to green wood and solid wood creations has grown together with him since his childhood days. Richard’s father is also a wood worker and carpenter and has led his son into the beautiful world of working with wood. Richard has gone through all the traditional steps of becoming a master woodworker - starting from an apprentice, then journeyman and then receiving his Master degree in Latvian chamber of crafts. Richard’s passion to wood is not only sculpturing and carving it but also knowing the wood in a scientific level. So Richard has studied in Technical university as a student and reached his degree of Doctor in engineering materials science, so he has combined the craft, nature and science in his life and work. While working in furniture making during the studies, with making different kinds of difficult wood carving for Jugend, Barrocal, Renesance design style furniture, Richard has discovered that he tends to get back to more rustic, robust and natural forms of wood, so he created a park of massive wooden sculptures, wood crafts museum and live workshop where Richard lives and creates wooden bowls, plates, boats and accepts visitors to share his work and lifestyle. Music - Alan Gogoll, Jason Lowe “When a River Parts”. Sound - Gints Sola Camera, edit - Jacob (Northmen Guild) Revive the guild! northmen.com
3月10日
A poetic portrait of scientist Nick Holmes and his work preventing extinctions on islands. Part nature documentary, part fairy tale and chock full of blindingly beautiful, big-hearted science. Narrated by Nick Holmes from Island Conservation. Find out more about their work here: islandconservation.org/ Music by the wonderful Nicole Reynolds: http://nicolereynoldsmusic.com and Holy Coast from Athens, Georgia. Keep in touch with the film's progress over at facebook.com/BespokeAnimation Enjoy!! and my very best to you, Jilli SELECT SCREENINGS & AWARDS San Francisco Green Film Festival (April 2016) St Kilda Film Festival (May 2016) Melbourne International Animation Festival (June 2016) : : : : HONOURABLE MENTION: Best Australian Film : : : : Anibar Animation Festival (August 2016) Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (October 2016) : : : :FINALIST: Best Animation : : : : Sapporo International Short Film Festival (October 2016) Antenna Documentary Film Festival (October 2016) KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (October 2016) Chicago International Children's Film Festival (October 2016) Imagine Science Film Festival (October 2016) EcoFilm Festival (October 2016) : : : : WINNER: Best International Film: : : : Dungog Film Festival (October 2016) : : :: WINNER:Best Australian Animation: : : : WINNER: Best Craft in an Australian Documentary : : : : Noosa International Film Festival (November 2016) : : :: WINNER: Best Environmental Film : : : : St Louis International Film Festival (November 2016) Cinanima (November 2016) The full list of screenings is online at: www.bespokeanimation.com
2016年2月12日
Contemporary notions of underwear have been largely formed by the male gaze. Sexualised advertising imagery of women in heighted poses and impossible designs are worlds apart from the daily reality of dressing in undergarments. The film explores the unseen relationship five women have with their bodies and their undergarments. Featuring Michele Lamy (Creative Collaborator, business partner and Muse at Rick Owens), Sharmadean Reid MBE (Founder of Wah Nails), Naomi Shimada (Model and Body Activist), Charlie Craggs (Trans Activist and Founder of Nail Transphobia) and Ruqsana Begum (British Thai Boxing Champion & Designer of Sports Hijabs for Women). Choreography by Wayne McGregor MBE. Reviews i-D https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/exclusive-selfridges-celebrates-everybody-in-its-newest-campaign-video Refinery29 http://www.refinery29.uk/2016/04/108688/selfridges-bodystudio-film-celebrating-female-form Shots http://www.shots.net/videos/video/90112/selfridges%253A-incredible-machines Nylon http://www.nylon.com/articles/selfridges-everybody-campaign-video Bustle http://www.bustle.com/articles/155524-selfridges-new-campaign-film-incredible-machines-is-celebrating-womanhood-video Jezebel http://jezebel.com/selfridges-rallies-for-body-positivity-and-diversity-in-1771917814 Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/selfridges-body-studio_uk_57175c31e4b0f22f021a709b DIRECTOR: KATHRYN FERGUSON CHOREOGRAPHY: WAYNE MCGREGOR PRODUCER: SHABANA MANSURI WRITER: PHOEBE FRANGOUL CREATIVE DIRECTION ASSISTANT : KIRSTEN WILSON 1ST AD: CORDELIA HARDY RUNNERS: KATERINA ZAHARIEVA, QUENTIN HUBERT FEATURED EXTRA: CHANELLE SADIE PAUL ART DIRECTOR: CLEMENTINE KEITH-ROACH ART ASSISTANTS: MARY CLOHISEY, WENDY KEITH-ROACH, CAROLINE BYRNE STYLIST: NICKY YATES AT ONE REPRESENTS STYLIST ASSISTANT: PAPILLION SHEARD SELFRIDGES STYLIST: JOE MILLS MAKE UP ARTIST: DANIEL SALLSTROM MUA ASSISTANT: THUY LE HAIR STYLIST: KARIN BIGLER AT JED ROOT HAIR ASSISTANT: HANNAH JOY BULL NAILS: TINU BELLO AT ONE REPRESENTS DOP: SARA DEANE FOCUS PULLER: ALICE HOBDEN 2ND AC: KAT SPENCER DIT: ASHLEY HICKS STEADICAM: MAX RIJAVEC SOUND RECORDIST: NINA RICE GAFFER: SIMON MILLS SPARK: MATT MOFFAT SPARK: STEVEN CORTIE TRAINEE SPARK: CHRIS BROOMFIELD EDITOR: CARLY BAKER COLOURIST: DAN MORAN AT COFFEE&TV MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN: PETER DUFFY AT CLM STORYBOARD ARTIST: DUNCAN MCGONIGLE GRAPHICS: LILY DUNLOP SPECIAL THANKS: ANNA CLEAVER, SARAH MCCULLOUGH, BECKI DYER, HAYLEY DONOVAN, GEORGE WALKER, LORRAINE SMITH, KAYLEIGH DYKE, THE TOWNHALL HOTEL, MARTINA PACIARELLA, OLIVIA MCEWAN and KINGSWAY MUSIC.
2016年4月5日