1. "Time After Time" a short teaser for an installation by Canan Tolon

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    Footage was shot by Sarah Nesbitt. Produced and edited by Sharad Kant Patel for the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities.

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    • Making the music for the independent film "Somebody's Darling"

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      Video shot by Peter Leix, edited by Collin McRae. As Sharad Kant Patel goes through the final post production on his first feature film, he sought to compose and produce original soundtrack music of the type he has been a fan of since childhood. In middle school and high school, his turntable wasn't playing the latest top 40, but rather, the works of Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, James Horner, Basil Poledouris, and of course John Williams. Add to this his introduction to contemporary classical music (by avenue of Stanley Kubrick films) composers like György Ligeti and Krzysztof Penderecki. With no music training and simply an ear for what sounded correct, he became inspired by the stories of one man bands like Paul McCartney or Prince, artists that could perform and produce entire pop albums by playing and recording all the parts themselves one layer at a time. He slowly began creating demos on a Pro Tools workstation in his living room with an old Roland XP-80 keyboard. With this film project, he wanted to create distinct memorable melodies that did not overtly emulate contemporary soundtrack trends (that seem to focus more on layering orchestral tones or choirs to create generic grandiose crescendos). Creating a musical backbone with a repeating keyboard melody, he created the first theme for the film, a theme for the main character called "Mysterious Pity". The tone reflects the eerie supernatural tone of the narrative. After completing his solo demo, he enlisted the help of artist/musician Collin McRae, initially as a session musician to add a few violin tracks. Collin's sessions yielded take after take of variations of improvised lead lines. Using those lead line fragments, as bricks on the foundation of his backing tracks, Sharad built melodies and counter melodies together into a cohesive composition. In effect, Collin became the co-composer of the lead melodies which in turn will influence the remaining themes. Here is a behind the scenes look at the process, documented by Peter Leix at Sharad's home studio in Ann Arbor. The finished, mixed and mastered theme can be heard here: http://soundcloud.com/ufoclub1977/christians-theme-from-the ABOUT THE FILM: With a story expanded from a simple meditative 40 minute short produced five years ago, the current complex feature is now locked at a tightly paced running time of 1 hour and 20 minutes. The project is completely self financed with no investors. It is a joint personal effort between the original producer & story writer, Sebastian Mathews (who produced half of the core material with the intention of a short), Sharad Patel (writing, directing, and producing 50% more material to create a feature), Robert Murphy (DP throughout) and many subsequent volunteer actors, 2nd unit producers, and production assistants in the indie Texas filming community. The expanded project is continuing in whatever spare time is available with final sound design and scoring. Sample scene A (demo sound mix): https://vimeo.com/27782196 Sample scene B (rough production sound): https://vimeo.com/17972722 Title Sequence (more original score): https://vimeo.com/8113600

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      • Creative Catalyst: Detroit and the Abandoned Packard Plant

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        Artist perspective on decay vs creation within Detroit. Interview footage shot and recorded by Sarah Nesbitt. Edited by Sharad Kant Patel Featuring artists Scott Hocking, Paul Kaiser, Amanda Krugliak.

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        • "plant" 3D Video Installation by OpenEndedGroup

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          A short documentary about a 3D video installation by OpenEnded Group (Paul Kaiser, Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar) in Michigan. Sponsored by The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan (with curator Amanda Krugliak), funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Kidder Commissioning Fellowship in the Arts. The piece depicted and interpreted the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit through the use of thousands of photos mapped into a digital model. Sounds recorded at the Plant were also manipulated and designed into an accompanying soundtrack by Rishi Daftuar at the Duderstadt Center at the university. This documentary video: Footage shot by Sarah Nesbitt and Sharad Kant Patel Edited, scored (loops), mixed by Sharad Kant Patel

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          • Baggage

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            Performance by artist Amanda Krugliak. Video production by Sharad Kant Patel This was shot quickly using a makeshift green screen (a hanging green cloth taped to the ceiling) in the living room. Compare the still photo below of a raw frame to the final image to see how post production transformed the footage. Shot on the Sony NEX-FS100

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            • Clawing the Rug

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              Performance by artist Amanda Krugliak. Video production by Sharad Kant Patel This was shot quickly using a makeshift green screen (a hanging green cloth taped to the ceiling) in the living room. Compare the still photo below of a raw frame to the final image to see how post production transformed the footage.

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              • Snapshot

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                Performance by artist Amanda Krugliak. Video production by Sharad Kant Patel This was shot quickly using a makeshift green screen (a hanging green cloth taped to the ceiling) in the living room. Compare the still photo below of a raw frame to the final image to see how post production transformed the footage.

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                • Classified Civilian UFO Footage

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                  A.A.F.F. Evidence #31 Digital Video Recording (Cell Phone) March 5, 2012 This video is currently confiscated and analyzed. It is registered as classified evidence of the ongoing investigation into the probability of a large scale class A.A.F.F. event in March 2012. _______________________________ Created for the Ann Arbor Film Festival / Mobile Shorts Contest / and as my version of an assignment for a class at The University of Michigan School of Art and Design (I was a guest lecturer about After Effects and wanted to show my version of the task assigned to the students by Professor/Artist David Chung) Created by Sharad Kant Patel Shot with an Iphone Edited in Final Cut Pro Special effects created in After Effects Featuring students in the University of Michigan Department of Musical Theater: Al Fallick, C.J. Eldred, Conor Guzman, Conor McGiffin

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                  • Charles Atlas: Joints 4Tet for Ensemble (teaser spot)

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                    In 2012, artist Charles Atlas created a video installation at the Institute for the Humanities at The University of Michigan. The piece explores time-based portraiture, the body, fragmentation, and movement of Merce Cunningham. Joints 4tet for Ensemble was exhibited at the New Museum, NYC in 2011 and is exhibited at the U-M Institute for the Humanities courtesy of Vilma Gold, London. This short teaser promotion was directed and edited by Sharad Kant Patel. Additional camerawork was provided by Sarah Nesbitt (http://www.smnesbitt.com/). Sharad created the soundtrack arranging and editing pre-existing copyright free loops.

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                    • Wild Cherry (2012)

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                      A young man revels in the glory of Hollywood at Sundance Starring John Karna, Directed by Andrew Edison Shot and edited in Park City, Utah in one day. Screened at the SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 WATCH BINDLESTIFFS ON VIMEO VOD RIGHT NOW! vimeo.com/ondemand/bindlestiffs

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