Biographical documentary on scienist, entreprenuer, inventor and philanthropist, Arnold O. Beckman.
In the first half of the 20th century, innovators combined electronics with chemistry to make new measuring instruments that extended our senses into the world of minuscule molecules—into the chemical domain. In the hands of many researchers, scientists, and engineers, these electronic chemical instruments changed our world. At the dawn of this instrumentation revolution entered a crucial scientist-entrepreneur: Arnold O. Beckman. Throughout his life, Beckman developed a multitude of innovative scientific instruments. He built a thriving business that made those instruments readily available for use in industry, Nobel Prize–winning research, and life-saving medicine. Later in life he donated much of his fortune to advance science. His legacy is not only in the instruments he created but in how those instruments continue to expand our view of the world. This is his story.
The Instrumental Chemist trailer
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Over the course of ten weeks, six students from St. Katherine’s Special Education Day School in Radnor, PA rehearsed with eight dancers from the Second Company of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Through the gentle creative guidance of choreographer Jessica Kilpatrick, each dancer was stretched in new and unforeseen ways. Together, they created a performance. They also created a community. I AM charts the rehearsal process and resulting performance of the dance.
SEE: An Art Road Trip
In this independent film, artists Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby set off to make a film about seeing. They travel the country stumbling upon art sites, characters and luminaries. But then the unexpected happens sending their adventure into unforeseen territory and the clear becomes unclear. A moving meditation, SEE delivers the beauty of America through the eyes of two artists determined to see art in the everyday. The movie invites us to open our eyes anew and see the beauty and wonder in the world around us.
Winner, Best Documentary, 2009 Philadelphia International Film Festival
Some wars make headlines; some do not. In the messy aftermath of the Rwandan civil war, refugees fled to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). As many as 100,000 of the Interahamwe, a militia partially responsible for the Rwandan genocide, crossed the border to avoid prosecution for acts against humanity. Thousands of women who have been raped and mutilated in the DRC can attest that the momentum to kill and maim is still in full swing despite a peace agreement signed in 2003. Nestled in the hills along the Rwandan border, Panzi Hospital stands as the last hope for many of Congo's victims of sexual violence.
"Women in War Zones" dives intimately into the lives of two young women who become sisters during their time of treatment at Panzi hospital. Helene and Bijoux, 22 and 13, support each other in their fight and struggle to maintain hope and a sense of dignity as they come to grips with their violent and tragic past. The women, along with the staff of the hospital, look for hope in each other, God, and the upcoming presidential elections -- the first in over 40 years.
Women In War Zones (Clip: Water Journey)
Women In War Zones (Clip: Helene Post Exam)
Women in War Zones Trailer
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Distributed by Sony Pictures. Feature documentary on the WWII general George Patton.
Filmmaker Robert Orlando vividly portrays the remarkable story of General George S. Patton, by revealing the people who opposed and thwarted him. The lesson of his rise and fall during World War 2, has never been more relevant than it is right now. Patton was a triumphant warrior who warned—loudly and insistently—that leaving Eastern Europe in Soviet hands, despite Stalin’s peaceful pledges, would betray an American promise. The tragedies of the Cold War that followed proved him right. And though the Berlin Wall would eventually fall, once again, with Putin in power, Russia looms as a formidable enemy.
The facts of Patton’s life are a warning shot from history. He left a legacy of how to fight—and how not to fight wars. Silence Patton: The First Victim of the Cold War exposes why our most successful general was held back with his troops when victory in Europe was within our grasp. Why was he was ordered to stand down and let the Red Army take Berlin? Why was his fiery rhetoric against politicians and commanding generals ignored? And is it possible that his untimely death was the result of more than just an auto accident? While the film explores these haunting questions it also illuminates a complex man. Patton was not merely the granite-hard, insubordinate general we think we know. He was also a heartfelt, spiritual warrior, a man of great intellect, with political foresight that informed his unrivaled combat expertise.
Orlando’s skill and insight as a documentary writer and director who can break open biography with fresh new narrative was captured in this review of his film about Paul the Apostle: “If Oliver Stone ever became a bible scholar, he would turn out a movie like A Polite Bribe.” Orlando does not promote conspiracy theories but rather tests each story with renowned scholars. The Director partnered with Executive Producer Mark Joseph & The MJM Entertainment Group (The Passion of the Christ, Holes, Reagan ). A key commentator and consultant is Paul Kengor, (whose new book on the Cold War A Pope and A President: John Paul 2, Ronald Reagan and the Untold Story of the 20th Century), immediately shot to the top of best-seller lists. We also hear testimony from the highly respected military historian and social commentator Victor Davis Hanson.
Their on-camera insights help forge Orlando’s monumental, totally convincing profile of the visionary general who was silenced in his time but is an essential voice for today.
Clip: Patton the Man
Clip: Katyn Massacre
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Flowing Water Trailer
Trailer to the feature length film I was the colorist for.
Scientists You Must Know
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With a combination of a direct-to-camera approach on green screen, b-roll, archival footage and personal images, we were able to give each video in the series a consistent look, while maintaining the personality of each individual scientist.
This was then edited into a one hour show for PBS that was narrated by Ashley Judd.
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A Polite Bribe
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Cutting from interviews with over 20 scholars, using original illustrations, animation, and traversing a complicated and nuanced story.
Excerpt: Imperial Cult
After The Cap
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The British Petroleum oil spill affected communities across the Gulf. However, the official assessments of how people were affected may not be the same that the communities themselves have seen.
AFTER THE CAP presents a series of vignettes across Southern Louisiana where communities faced the fallout of the spill. The videos are integrated into a custom-designed video player that adds context to each person’s story. Designed as both a medium for communicating cutting edge research and as an educational tool for schools and universities, the project provides a robust, interactive educational experience.
cutting edge research and as an educational tool for schools and universities, the project provides a robust, interactive educational experience.
Portrait of Fisherman
Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions. Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored? Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.