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Film: Technology for Artists with Disabilities

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Ben Hillman & Company has just completed a film for CATA (Community Access to the Arts) describing their remarkable A.R.T. program. A.R.T. (Artistic Realization Technologies) is a painting technique  that provides people with severe physical disabilities the opportunity to paint with the assistance of laser pointers and trained trackers acting as the hands of the artist.

We shot several A.R.T. sessions in which disabled artists — who cannot hold a brush in their hands — were able to create stunning works of art by providing instructions to “trackers” — trained artists who act as intermediaries, following the instructions of the disabled artists. Footage of these sessions, in combination with interviews with the artists and their trackers, allowed us to make a portrait of these severely disabled people whose creativity would otherwise remain unknown.

The A.R.T. program is offered by CATA (Community Access to the Arts). CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.

Film Logo – Documentary

Posted on Jun 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We designed this film logo for Sandipearl Production‘s “The Great Democracy of Nature.” The logo reflects an overarching theme of the film: the interconnectedness of all things in nature.

Great Democracy of Nature Logo

We were born into the great democracy of nature,… and more and more people are looking for ways to be its citizens again. . . . The surest way ahead is to trust the primal source that each life, human or nonhuman, embodies…

      John Hay – American author, naturalist, and conservation activist

Mona Lisa Cowboy selected for Sicily Web Fest

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
MONA LISA COWBOY has been selected for yet another festival: Sicily Web Fest iGibellina (near Trapani), Italy from June 29-30 2018!

We created the title animation and graphics for this web series by Atsushi Ogata. Mona Lisa Cowboy has been scooping up awards around the planet. Latest awards: DC Web Fest, Vancouver Web Fest and Die Serial (Germany).

Mona Lisa Cowboy reveals the backstory of Yukata Cowboy, a man who wanders through other people’s lives and cultures, causing comedy and mayhem. Starring Xin Wang, Chinese-Parisian actress (Ex-Model), and written/directed by Japanese-American comedy filmmaker Atsushi Ogata, line-produced by Drunken Dragon Productions in Paris.

“Slipper” wins Book Trailer of the Day

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The book industry newsletter Shelf Awareness has selected “Slipper” as Book Trailer of the Day.  The author wanted something upbeat and musical and we gave it to her. You can watch the trailer here.

Shelf Awareness Book Trailer of the Day: Slipper

Shelf Awareness is a newsletter that provides booksellers and librarians the information they need to sell and lend books. It appears every business day and is read by people throughout the book industry.

Slipper is a novel by  Hester Velmans  available from Amazon.comBarnesandNoble.com, and Indiebound.org

Slipper is the most engaging novel I have read in a long time. Part romantic love story, part fairy tale, part feminist commentary, this is a wonderful, old fashioned novel to be savored. It is as if a graduate student had stumbled upon a handwritten, 19th century manuscript in the British Library, read it, and declared, ‘There was a fourth Bronte sister —  and she was the most talented of the brood!'” — Daniel Klein, best-selling author of Travels with Epicurus, Plato and Platypus Walk into a Bar and others

Mona Lisa Cowboy wins 3 more awards

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We created the title animation and graphics for this web series by Atsushi Ogata. Mona Lisa Cowboy has been scooping up awards around the planet. Latest awards: DC Web Fest, Vancouver Web Fest and Die Serial (Germany).

Mona Lisa Cowboy reveals the backstory of Yukata Cowboy, a man who wanders through other people’s lives and cultures, causing comedy and mayhem. Starring Xin Wang, Chinese-Parisian actress (Ex-Model), and written/directed by Japanese-American comedy filmmaker Atsushi Ogata, line-produced by Drunken Dragon Productions in Paris.

Slipper – book trailer

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Hester wanted her book trailer to be something that would definitely say Not A Romance Novel. Maybe with music? This is what we came up with. All the art is historical, if not hysterical.

Slipper

Meanwhile we designed the book cover, too.

slipper jacket

Hester’s historical novel, SLIPPER, is out now. It’s available from  Amazon.comBarnes & Noble.com, and Indiebound.org

Slipper is the most engaging novel I have read in a long time.  Part romantic love story, part fairy tale, part feminist commentary, this is a wonderful, old fashioned novel to be savored. It is as if a graduate student had stumbled upon a handwritten, 19th century manuscript in the British Library, read it, and declared, ‘There was a fourth Bronte sister —  and she was the most talented of the brood!'” — Daniel Klein, best-selling author of Travels with Epicurus, Plato and Platypus Walk into a Bar and others

For more about Hester:

https://hestervelmans.com

 

 

 

Berkshire Playwrights Lab Poster

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Here’s the poster for the 2016 season — with a nod to Rosemary’s Baby.

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Garbage Train

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I waited many years to be in the right place at the right time to get a shot of the elusive NY subway Garbage Train. This year it finally happened.
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Berkshire Playwrights Lab poster

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Once in awhile, I still like to churn out a poster here and there to keep my print chops in shape. Theater posters are my favorite and for the last few years, I have been doing the season poster for the Berkshire Playwrights Lab. They’re all based around a 1930s Remington typewriter. Here’s the latest.

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Animations and Titles for “The Burden”

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Burden is a documentary feature by Roger Sorkin about the U.S. military’s fight for clean energy. We created the titles and animated sequences for this live action film. The movie premiered at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Navy Memorial Theater on March 27, 2015 where it was received to great acclaim by members of the government, the press and the military. Kudos to Roger for a great and very important film.

The Burden