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Take a fascinating journey into moviemaking history with special effects guru Ed Kramer. Remember the droid factory and fiery lava planet in Star Wars II & III? How about the skittering scarab beetles in The Mummy? The Quidditch course in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? The Kraken in Pirates of the Carribbean II? The Rock Monster in Galaxy Quest? The weather & dramatic ocean effects in Twister, Deep Impact and The Perfect Storm? The T-Rex in Jurassic Park II? The multiplying puppies in 101 Dalmations? And how about the mischievous monkeys in Jumanji?
All of these memorable movie experiences and many more are the work of visual effects expert Ed Kramer. A Senior Technical Director and Visual Effects Artist at Industrial Light and Magic for many years, Ed has been an integral part of making movie magic for some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, including being part of visual effects teams winning the visual effects Academy Award in 2006 (for Pirates of the Carribbean II) and being nominated for four others. He has also done a significant amount of work for television, including Stargate SG-I and he animated the Columbia Pictures Lady with a Torch logo.
Ed's presentations on the history of visual effects are fascinating, and he has worked with many of the industry's top directors. Ed is now a professor teaching the next generation of VFX artists and still actively works in the visual effects industry.
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I will talk about the audio visual industry in Philadelphia, Audio visual for the consumer and two of my favorite TV shows. Fringe and Lost. I must love science fiction.
Jeff brings 30 years of television broadcast, multimedia, streaming video along with motion picture credentials and experience. He has a can do attitude with the ability to lead and train teams of technicians and artists. Jeff Olm excels in the abilities to develop reliable HD, 2K, 4K, 8K, and multimedia workflows.
In 1986 Jeff Olm moved to Hollywood and was hired at The Post Group Hollywood as a visual effects assistant editor. He worked on projects for Propaganda Films for INXS, Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, ZZ-Top and the TV shows "Max Headroom" and "Star Trek , The Next Generation".
Jeff has since held key roles as a Inferno artist, senior visual effects compositor and colorist on film projects including "Titanic", "The Fifth Element", "Spiderman", "Castaway", "Armageddon", "Seabiscuit", "Reign of Fire", "Zodiac", "Ghost Ship", "What Lies Beneath", "Live Free Die Hard", "Black Hawk Down" and "Harry Potter". Jeff has recently contributed to the look development, designed stereo visual FX,post-production workflows, for all distribution formats for the stereoscopic films. He completed "Journey to The Center of the Earth 3D" one of the first new modern live action digital CGI stereoscopic features. He then joined Dreamworks Animation and was the Colorist for their 3D feature films "Monsters vs. Aliens”, "How to Train Your Dragon", "Shrek Forever After", "Megamind", “Kung Fu Panda 2” , “Puss in Boots”, “Madagascar 3”, “Rise of The Guardians” and The Day The Earth Stood Still. His latest project was Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" with the Technicolor Colorist Team. You can email your questions to email@example.com or Follow us on Twitter @123Film
A brief look at the Ferry Godmother's newest program INSIDE VISUAL ARTIST. This new show highlights the life of visual artists and displays their work. Each artist has a unique story to tell and advice to give to our youth. Tonight we will recapture their art work with our slides and discuss their backgrounds. The show airs every Thursday at 7:30pm.
Aleathia Brown native of New York graduated Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art for Fine Art and earned her BFA at the School of Visual Arts for Media Arts and Art Education with a minor in Graphic Design. She completed a Certificate program for Commercial Art at Parsons School of Design and is listed with The National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives. With more than 25 years professionally making art & entrepreneurial endeavors, Aleathia has numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her works have been in permanent collections as well as collected nationally and internationally by patrons and organizations. Aleathia’s art tells a visual story and often translates music into color, line, movement and texture. Her innate spirituality is present in the collection of her art. Live Art is another of Aleathia’s passions exposing her viewing audience to the process and development of making art. In this body of work Aleathia spontaneously paints in front of an audience. The on stage experience comes alive accompanied by Spoken Word & Live Music. Aleathia also creates and produces artist development initiative workshops and lectures. She is the 2014 Artist in Residence as lead Visual Art Director for Project Y.EA.H. producing mural/individual works on canvas with youth at risk in Harlem. Unveiled Unlocked a global initiative founded by Ms. Brown launched during Harlem Week 2012 has included My Hair is not my Femininity City College Windows on Amsterdam Gallery as exhibiting artist and guest Curator. It was awarded a West Harlem Local Development Grant through Columbia University to produce 5 segment discussions videotaped and posted fall 2013 online using social media, local television access channels citywide.
Daniel Hauben’s stock in trade has been the urban landscape. For more than 30 years he has been working on location in streets, in parks, from windows, and rooftops. Daniel received a degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is an eight -time recipient of the BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and has been awarded artistic residencies in Spain, Germany, Costa Rica, Virginia, Connecticut and California. Mr Hauben has had over thirty national and international solo exhibitions including the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the American Embassy in Berlin. He has taught at the Pastel Society of America, the CUNY Graduate Center, the Art Students League, and currently teaches at the Riverdale YW-YMHA and the CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture. His public projects include “The EL” for the New York MTA’s ‘Arts For Transit’ program, and a twenty-two painting commission for a new (RAM Stern) library on the campus of Bronx Community College. His work is in corporate and public collections including The White House - Library of Congress - Museum of the City of NY - New York Historical Society - Harvard University - New York Public - Library - Zimmerli Art Museum.
For more information visit: www.danielhauben.com
Jeanine Alfieri is a graduate of the California College of Arts and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles. In New York City, she created and sold her Textile designs and began a successful career in silkscreen printing and art for fashion. Alfieri eventually owned her own silkscreen shop and design house. She also started a monthly event called, Girl Power at a club, which featured a new visual artist displayed on the mezzanine of the club and live music on the main floor hosted by Female bands. After taking a class for welding in 2001 at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Alfieri began incorporating steel into her work. She uses found steel which she then shapes and welds herself. These works emulate the power and beauty of the female form. The fabric, oil paint and metal depict a flow of energy, movement and color. Alfieri's work has been in alternative spaces as well as galleries across Manhattan and New Jersey. She designs, bakes and decorates a line of one of a kind cupcakes. These edible sculptures were featured in all the high end gourmet shops in Manhattan, including Dean and Deluca and Gourmet Garage. In 2007, Alfieri opened The Fountainhead Gallery. Her work has been featured in countless solo and group exhibitions. She holds numerous awards in sculpture, is a member of The National Association of Women Artists, The International Sculpture Center, the Provincetown Art Association and has recently become a member of the Bronx Council On the Arts.
For more information: http://www.jeaninealfieri.com
Born in New York City to Puerto Rican/Boriken parents, as a young artist Josie Gonzalez interned with Cityarts Mural Workshop, and apprenticed with artist Jorge Soto Sanchez at Taller Boricua in East Harlem, New York, while completing her BA in fine arts at Queens College. Her paintings and mixed media works have been exhibited in numerous NY galleries, including the Lehman, Rush and Point, as well as at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recent works include the MTA “Children at Play’, stained glass windows at the Woodlawn Avenue station in 2006 in the Bronx; FBHC’s ‘Jacob’s Place’ mural in 2008 at the Jacob’s Place building in the Bronx. Gonzalez has received numerous community awards.
Dragon Dronet and Chuck Skull return to Movie Addict HQ for another discussion about special effects in the movies. Dragon and Chuck both boast impressive movie credentials. Their film credits include exciting motion pictures like The Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King, Eraser, Conan the Barbarian, Night Train, The Chronicles of Riddick and many more.
When he was only 10 years old, Dragon won a year-long scholarship to the Renaissance School of Art in Oakland, California. He is now an expert in props, costumes, weapons, miniatures, stunts, martial arts and swords. Among his accomplishments are doing props for Total Recall and choreographing the gorilla fight scenes in Tim Burton's The Planet of the Apes.
Chuck is known for his work in Night Train, Under Lock and Key and Death Riders. He also hosts the following shows on BTR: "Slull's World of Mayhem," "Wacko World with Kat Vecchionne and Chuck Skull," "The Golden Age of Radio" and "AudioFile."
During this episode, Dragon and Chuck will talk about the fascination and challenges of special effects work.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we will recognize it today with Dr. William Copeland, Associate Professor at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Copeland recently wrote an article (published online 2/20, 2013 In JAMA Psychiatry) on the long-term effects of bullying behavior. The findings as to what extent bullying can affect a person’s adult functioning are alarming and should be a “call to arms,” to create effective bullying prevention programs in all schools and communities.
Dr. William Copeland is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist, who trained at the University of Vermont and completed his clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Center for Developmental Epidemiology in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Copeland’s research program is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).
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