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Creative Spark – John August

 

Screenwriter John August has written numerous scripts for Tim Burton including “Big Fish,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Frankenweenie”. His other credits include “Dark Shadows”, “Charlie’s Angels” and “Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle”. August was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay by the 2004 BAFTA Film Awards for “Big Fish”, and for the Writing in an Animated Feature Production Annie Award in 2012 for “Frankenweenie”. August also numerous credits as an actor, producer and lyricist. August details his creative process and explores where ideas come from, describing his inspiration at the beginning of the short:
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Landing on a Comet

 

The world watched closely today, 11.12.14, as the European Space Agency Rosetta Mission made history by landing its Philae Probe on the surface of a comet 300 million miles from Earth. From the DLR description:
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Antarctica A Year On Ice

On 24, Oct 2014 | No Comments | In Entertainment, Movies | By Entertainment

 

New Zealand filmmaker Anthony B. Powell spent over ten years creating a “Antarctica A Year On Ice”, the insider story chronicling life in the southern-most region of the Earth for one year. From the film’s description:
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Leica Turns 100

 

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and many other great photographers used Leica cameras to record great moments of the 20th Century. More than just an anniversary tribute, the “Leica Turns 100″ video was created as an hommage to photography. From the film’s creator Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi:
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David Fincher The Other Way…

 

In the newest video essay for Tony Zhou’s “Every Frame a Painting” series, Zhou details SOME of the many filmmaking trademark characteristics of “David Fincher The Other Way is Wrong”. Nominated for two Oscars®, Fincher is probably best known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Seven, Fight Club and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. He is also the filmmaker behind numerous music videos for The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Sting, Iggy Pop, The Wallflowers, Billy Idol, Steve Winwood, The Motels and recently A Perfect Circle. From Zhou’s description:
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Glen Campbell Ill Be Me

On 01, Oct 2014 | No Comments | In Entertainment, Movies | By Entertainment

 

Legendary country singer and guitarist Glen Campbell is the focus of the documentary “Glen Campbell Ill Be Me”. The film is an intimate behind-the-scenes look at his “Goodbye Tour”, the farewell tour Mr. Campbell began shortly after announcing in 2011 that he had Alzheimer’s. Campbell’s hits include “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Campbell won Grammy awards for Lifetime Achievement and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. From the film’s description:
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Watchers Of The Sky

On 27, Sep 2014 | No Comments | In Entertainment, Movies | By Entertainment

 

“Watchers Of The Sky” weaves together four stories about Raphael Lemkin, the main who coined the term ‘genocide’. The film is inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “A Problem From Hell”. From the film’s description:
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