1. Shot by my grandfather on his Bell & Howell Filmo using 16mm Kodachrome film stock. This footage was taken a year after the California theme park opened.

    It was quite a surprise going through this and seeing my grandmother meeting Walt Disney himself! I've been doing my best to find out what they were shooting at the front of the park. So far I've been unsuccessful.

    Transferred to HD (1080PsF 23.98) myself off a Spirit and Color Corrected using a da Vinci 2k Plus. Slowed to 18fps to match the original film speed.

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  2. The previous film had such a positive response that I felt compelled to post the rest.

    In these short clips you see more of an interaction between my grandparents. As someone who never really knew his grandfather; these reels of film have really let me feel related to him and the rest of my family, too.

    Thank you to all the positive comments and support!

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  3. For more information on upcoming films : facebook.com/rick.mereki

    MOVE

    3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....

    = a trip of a lifetime.

    move, eat, learn

    For updates and sneak peeks at upcoming projects please feel free to follow me on facebook and instagram
    facebook.com/pages/Rick-Mereki/277839202256508
    instagram.com/rickmereki

    Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
    Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
    Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover

    These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia: youtube.com/watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8

    Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.

    All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James (kelseyanne.james@gmail.com)
    Soundtrack available here:
    itunes.apple.com/au/album/play-on-move-soundtrack-single/id456257170

    Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips

    Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
    Online Edit : Peter Mirecki

    Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman

    Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness.....

    Huge Thanks to :
    Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
    Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
    Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
    Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
    Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile

    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x

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  4. In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug Wildey. As an animator and long time JQ junkie, I had always wanted a set of Jonny Quest action figures but, due to high production costs, the show only lasted one season; not long enough to spawn any kind of serious toys or other merchandising tie-ins. So, almost 50 years later, I made my own. Here is my Valentine to one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, cartoons ever to spin up the imagination of a 53 year old man now going on six. Enjoy!

    NEWS!!!!! Check out my KickStarter project for a complete JQ episode!

    kickstarter.com/projects/1913243956/jonny-quest-episode-in-stop-motion-animation

    Thanks!
    Roger

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  5. From the PDX eXperimental & Documentary Film Festival's Karaoke Throwdown, 2009.

    vcr100.com

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