AURORA-LAB

  1. #documentary #philosophy #anamorphic #film #life
    nilesheckman.com

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    In the USA, we celebrate the Fourth of July. For on that day in 1776, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subordinate to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. Over the course of the American Revolution, the name "Unified Federal Republic" and eventually "United States of America" came to refer to the then growing 13 colonies collectively.

    Today, as this date is still honored by often times watching ordinance explode into the sky, what do we celebrate our independence from? Do we celebrate our independence from the renamed “UNITED STATES” corporate fiction? Independence from mandatory taxation? Independence from the puppet strings of the centralized Federal Reserve monetary system? Independence from subsidies and regulation? Independence from judges and politicians who act like the constitution says “We The Corporations” instead of “We the People”? Independence from constant biblical threats to the separation of church and state? Independence from attempts to reduce free speech? Independence from our flag having a gold fringe around it thus changing its meaning? Independence from medieval mis-distributions of wealth and a declining middle class? Independence from Prussian schooling instead of real liberal arts education? Independence from lobbying which really just means corruption? Independence from endless Middle East occupations on behalf of Israel? Independence from the hegelian dialectic bating bleeding heart liberals and heartless conservatives against one another? Independence from a mind contracting war on mind expanding drugs? Independence from malevolent secret surveillance by the Pentagon, CIA, NSA and even darker alphabet agencies? Or Independence from torture, assassination, and indefinite detention?

    This country was envisioned as a great experiment of enlightened self-government long before the founding fathers worked to manifest the rise of the American Republic. Even though the spiritual Native
    Americans were treated horribly during its founding we are still a great nation, and it absolutely deserves to be celebrated. But we have many problems to still be independent from. We the people must be big individuals in order to scale back those big corporations and big corporatized governments. For as Thomas Jefferson once said, “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.

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    Title - Celebrating Independence
    Production - Aurora-Lab
    Writer / Narrator - Niles Heckman
    Music - Sonnik - 2.14
    Executive Producers - Harry Evans, Mark Nara, Shawn Monroe, Ingmar Ten Hoeve, Ben Simon, Colin Lindo, David Gray, Marcela Kiely, Nicholas Johnston, Shawn Monroe, Christopher Doran, Ashley Townsend, Damon Hall, Andrew Naralocnik, Janno Saarna, Kelly Cooper
    Special Thanks to Patrons - Abby Wynne, Alison Quine, Erin Kristina Mitchell, Roses, Lesko Jarosz, Aly Sun, Cale Cuellar, Aron Goch, Jane Mallin, Kishan Patel, Mike Shippee, Justin Wornes, Christopher Lanier, Ernest Beckman, Harry McInley, Jean-Francois Gervais, Koen Valk, Meleesa O'Neill, Nathan Warnke

    # vimeo.com/358082156 Uploaded
  2. A very short story about love, separation, and having to say goodbye.

    Film [VO] - vimeo.com/99442963
    Film [Instrimental] - vimeo.com/95253267
    Pitch - vimeo.com/81557990
    Poster - http://tinyurl.com/l7e5o23
    Breakdowns - vimeo.com/92427884

    Trailer credits:

    Production: AURORA-LAB aurora-lab.com/AURORAS
    Title: AURORAS - short film teaser trailer (2014)
    Executive Producers: Jackie Dela Merced, Niles Heckman
    Writer / Director: Niles Heckman
    Occupant / Loved One: Jess Dela Merced
    2nd Unit Director: Bastiaan Koch
    Editor: Jack Linemennosh
    Director of Photography: Niles Heckman
    Sound Designer: Andrew Duncan
    Costume Supervisor: Vanessa Mi-Kyung Lee
    Makeup: Davee Troublefield
    Gaffer: Marc-Antoine Serou
    Visual Effects: AURORA-LAB / Marauder Film / Studio-G Productions
    Art Directors: Bastiaan Koch, Marco Iozzi
    Animation Director: Rick Glenn
    Matte Painter: Marco Iozzi
    Consultants: Daisuke Nagae, Vernon Wilbert, Rick Glenn
    Special Thanks: Daisuke Nagae, Matt Smith, Ken Chida, Freesound.org
    A collaboration between AURORA-LAB & Marauder Film aurora-lab.com/ & marauderfilm.com/
    Copywrite 2014 AURORA-LAB, All Rights Reserved

    Summary - http://tinyurl.com/q6qdr5b

    # vimeo.com/81456841 Uploaded
  3. A very short story about love, separation, and having to say goodbye.

    Teaser Trailer - vimeo.com/81456841
    Poster - http://tinyurl.com/mc247pa
    Shot Breakdowns - vimeo.com/92427884
    Pitch - kickstarter.com/projects/nilesheckman/auroras
    IMDB - imdb.com/title/tt2766788/

    Credits:
    Production: AURORA-LAB - theauroralab.com/auroras / Vimeo Channel - tinyurl.com/jwadlfe
    Title: AURORAS - short film / concept test (2014)
    Writer / Director: Niles Heckman
    Occupant / Loved One: Jess Dela Merced
    Executive Producers: Seayoon Jeong, Laide Agunbiade, Jackie Dela Merced
    2nd Unit Director: Bastiaan Koch
    Director of Photography: Niles Heckman
    Editor: Jack Linemennosh
    Original Score: Dan Haigh & Alex Westaway (GUNSHIP) with Audrey Riley - gunshipmusic.com/
    Sound Design: Andrew Duncan
    Launce Voice: Mana Nagae
    Co-Producer: Sarah Cave
    Associate Producers: Bruce Woodside, Brian Goodwin, Nate Pantumsinchai, Quanrico Gibson
    Art Directors: Bastiaan Koch - bastiaankoch.com/, Marco Iozzi - siulong.it/
    Gaffer: Marc-Antoine Serou
    Visual Effects: AURORA-LAB / Marauder Film / Studio-G Productions
    Animation Director: Rick Glenn
    Matte Painters: Marco Iozzi, Dark Hoffman
    Costume: Vanessa Mi-Kyung Lee
    Makeup: Davee Troublefield
    Benefactors: Mickael Coedel, Brad Heckman, Zack Chandler, Rick Glenn, Michael Laine, Chris Gluck, David Ogden, Eric Merrill, Albert Michael, Ken Chida, Maria Dela Merced, Laszlo Papp, Filip Uvalic
    Consultants: Daisuke Nagae, Rick Glenn, Vernon Wilbert

    Special Thanks: Daisuke Nagae, Matt Smith, Vernon Wilbert, Bumpin Shrimp, Ken Chida, Stephen Kuo, Tu Le, Todd Brown, Paul Chitescu, Carl Kaphan, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Howard Darling, Kis-Szabó Márk, Stephen Price, Norman Burg, Sue Burg, Lynn Caffrey, Matt Keebler, Jason Cooper, Jeffery Lamar, Ned Wilson, Maxamillian John, Ryan Geist Bozajian, Nick Nicotera, Nick Dawkins, Chris Kunferman, Shirley Dawkins, Ken Jones, Nick Epstein, Ruth Mersmann, Phillip Hua, Michael Bell, Paula Poulten, Dan Kenyon, Jonathan Harman, Jamee Houk, Allison Powell, Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Ted Semon, Aleksandar Belovski, Anne Hamilton, Lukasz Przyborowski, Pascal Fuerst, Anthony Miller, Jack Bond, Marie Davis, Bryan Roach, Dave Alsybury, Margret Soden, Larry Soden, James M Nichols, Giles Rafol, Peter Sidoriak, Haarm-Pieter Duiker, Shell Graves, Jeff Heusser, Gregory G. Geiger, Tricia Ennis, Charles M Kersey, Foli Ayivoh, Tihomir Mateev, Filip Uvalic, Milene Tilghman, Leo Zhang, Freesound.org

    Copywrite 2014 AURORA-LAB, All Rights Reserved

    Budget: Approximately $12,000

    Summary: http://tinyurl.com/nu2d6x8

    # vimeo.com/95253267 Uploaded
  4. Matte painting 2D breakdowns for the 2014 short film "Auroras".

    Film (VO) - vimeo.com/99442963
    Film (Instrimental) - vimeo.com/95253267
    Trailer - vimeo.com/81456841
    Poster - http://tinyurl.com/l7e5o23
    Pitch - kickstarter.com/projects/nilesheckman/auroras

    Production: AURORA-LAB - theauroralab.com/auroras
    Creators: Marco Iozzi & Niles Heckman
    Music: Deadmau5 - Minecraft 03 - deadmau5.com
    Copywrite 2014 AURORA-LAB, All Rights Reserved

    # vimeo.com/92427884 Uploaded
  5. lifenarration.com

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    The depths of our oceans are mostly unexplored and have a very otherworldly feel.
    Certain ocean creatures such as jellyfish for example seem downright alien.
    But why is that? Perhaps because as spiritual beings having a human experience, we have the ability to access altered states.
    In these experiences we can encounter entities or what many ancient peoples have called spirits.
    They exist in other vibrational dimensions outside of 3D material “reality” and are very cosmic.
    Jellyfish, due to their free floating, pulsating, and always changing physicality with many flowing appendages, bioluminescence, and non corporeal nature give a slight glimpse into what these otherworldly creatures look like.
    Within the light and mind based spaces of expanded consciousness which are the high bandwidth connection for true alien contact.

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    Title - Alien Jellyfish
    Production - Aurora-Lab
    Director - Niles Heckman
    Writer / Narrator - Niles Heckman
    Music - Lee Rosevere - The Ambient Ukulele
    Executive Producers - Cale Cuellar, Ingmar Ten Hoeve, Colin Lindo, David Gray, Mark Nara, Nicholas Johnston, Christopher Doran
    Special Thanks to Patrons - Alison Quine, Erin Kristina Mitchell, Roses, Lesko Jarosz, Aly Sun, Cale Cuellar, Aron Goch, Jane Mallin, Kishan Patel, Mike Shippee
    Special Thanks - Alison Quine, Abby Wynne, Nathan Warnke, Justin Wornes, Ernest Beckman, Zoe Zhong, Meleesa O'Neill, Mike Shippee

    # vimeo.com/347422074 Uploaded

AURORA-LAB

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Aurora-Lab is a production entity encompassing the directorial and production work of filmmaker Niles Heckman.

Our primary creations are the feature film Transmutation, documentary series Shamans of the Global Village, and a series of short-form documentary…


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Aurora-Lab is a production entity encompassing the directorial and production work of filmmaker Niles Heckman.

Our primary creations are the feature film Transmutation, documentary series Shamans of the Global Village, and a series of short-form documentary narrations.

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