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Alan Chan is an industry veteran who has been working in visual effects for twenty years. With a career spanning multiple Clio advertising awards to Academy Award winning projects including Titanic, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Alice in Wonderland and most recently on The Book of Life. In addition to visual effects work, Alan also writes and directs shorts and indie features such as "Postcards From The Future" and "Hell's Fury: Wanted Dead or Alive", and has received multiple awards (including a Best Director award for Postcards).
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.
Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.
Jason began his visual effects career in 1992 at Dream Quest Images, working with the miniature department and the company’s proprietary real time motion control systems and later participating in the company’s transition into the digital world by assisting in the conversion of optical printers into the first generation of film scanners. After leaving Dream Quest, Jason spent the next 15 years as an in-house and independent supervisor on such films as X- Men 2, Thirteen Days, The Dukes of Hazzard, Sinister and The Town that Dreaded Sundown. In 2007, Jason was hired to oversee Sngmoo Lee’s fantasy action film, The Warrior’s Way. Shooting entirely on greenscreen on location in New Zealand, Jason supervised the design and creation of over 1700 vfx shots at vendors spread across New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and America. Jason also directed the vfx and stunt units. In 2011, Jason joined FuseFX as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, primarily responsible for FX’s hit show American Horror Story, for which Jason and the team at Fuse won the 2015 Primetime Emmy and VES Awards for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects for the show’s 4th season, Freak Show. Jason also serves as VFX Supervisor for the WGN America original series Salem and Manhattan.You can email your questions to email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
Born in Bangkok, Thailand to a Thai father and American Mother, Rpin Suwannath moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after completing elementary school at the International School, Bangkok. He graduated from high school as valedictorian and completed his Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design in 1995 at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Having also interned at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic, Rpin went immediately to work in visual effects on Warner Bros.' Batman Forever. Seeing the powerful workstations as potential art department tools, Rpin moved to Pre-Production in 1998 and joined the art department, digitally modeling set concepts for The Haunting. Soon after, Rpin became one of the first independent pioneers of the Pre-Visualization field and contributed to a number of films including the X-men franchise, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the Matrix Sequels. Rather than using Pre-Visualization as primarily a technical tool, Rpin created cut scenes with music and sound effects, enabling filmmakers to use the computer generated animatics as story tools. Now an industry standard, Rpin has had a strong hand in seeing the field grow from one or two animators to establishing it's own department within the production process. Having been given the opportunity to direct some 2nd unit as well as a video game unit for such films as Superman Returns and the Chronicles of Narnia, Rpin is on track to direct his first live action feature, Crater, based on an original idea. Rpin's film "The Stowaway" won Best SciFi Short Film at Shriekfest 2015!
On this program Steve, Ed and Nell welcome George Crinnion, the manager of the noroiously haunted McGarrah's Stagecoach Inn in Monroe, New York as a guest. In 2013 the VPI crew spent a night investigating and documenting the inn where they received very clear and relevant e.v.p.'s and experienced the Ovilus giving unexplainable responses while investigating the cellar area known as the lair of the shadowman. During this program audio clips from this investigation will also be played. Join us as we explore the darkness...
This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.
For this episode, Oddball Extreme will review Supergirl (maybe), The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. If time permits, we may be able to get a couple of Mad Libs in there, too, so watch for anything to happen during this hour!
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Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including geology and anatomy.
Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to more than 20 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the “Cresperian Saga,” book series, and currently writes the critically acclaimed “Displaced Detective” series, described as “Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files.” She recently released the paranormal/horror novella El Vengador, based on a true story, as an ebook.
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This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
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The Breast Show In Town is bringing the best of cutting edge information to you. Come and spend the day with us April 17, 2016 8:30AM - 4:00PM. General Admission is $5 to vendors mall, breakout sessions, draws, and so much more. AND for admission to 1-6 of our Keynote speakers $5 per speaker event available at the day of the show. Limited seating per speaker event. First Come / First Serve. Go to our webpage to check out the 6 Keynotes, and research who you would love to hear. www.breastshowintown.ca
This episode is an introduction to Holistic Dentist, Dr. Ali Farahani. Come and hear why love to have him as a repeat speaker Keynote at our events.
His passion is to rejuvenate the mouths and overall health of his adult patients who are looking to reverse the potentially toxic effects of past dentistry, restore their confidence in their smile and chewing by replacing missing teeth, missing bone, missing gums and rehabilitate their mouth with the best available technology and techniques in the dental industry today. For more information on his practice and services, check out his website.
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This week's conversation will focus on the returning soldier and PTSD.
When our troops come home it is always an emotional time. It is often difficult to assess needs in terms of priority. Today we will discuss what PTSD is how it effects a returning soldier for combat and how that effects the grief of war.
This is an issue that often aludes military protocal and aftercare for our returning soldiers.
This can also have a significat effect on a vetran's recovery.
Listeners are welcomed to call in.
"SICKLE-CELL ANEMIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Established by the Black Panther party in 1971to test and create a cure for sickle-cell anemia ( a deadly blood disease that affects primarily Black Americans), the Sickle-Cell Anemia Research Foundation informs people about sickle-cell anemia and maintains a national advisory committee of doctors to research this crippling disease.
In conjunction with the People’s Free Medical Research Health Clinics the Sickle -Cell Anemia Research Foundation to date has tested nearly half a million people throughout the country in the last three years.
While more research is needed to discover treatment and a cure for the disease, people must first be informed about it and tested to see if they have it or its side effects. To accomplish this, the Sickle -Cell Anemia Research Foundation publishes and disseminates brochures and other printed materials with facts about sickle-cell anemia." HUEY P. NEWTON "The Black Panther Party Service to the People Programs
Sickle cell anemia (sickle cell disease) is a disorder of the blood caused by an inherited abnormal hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying protein within the red blood cells). The abnormal hemoglobin causes distorted (sickled) red blood cells. The sickled red blood cells are fragile and prone to rupture. When the number of red blood cells decreases from rupture (hemolysis), anemia is the result. This condition is referred to as sickle cell anemia. The irregular sickled cells can also block blood vessels causing tissue and organ damage and pain.
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