Tim and Logan on The :30

Tim Kavanagh and Logan Howe appeared on WCAX-TV’s The :30 on Friday, to talk about Tin Can and our screening at VTIFF. Check out the video:

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VTIFF Preview on WCAX

Tim Kavanagh is back for Movies in the Morning, and this time he and Harold Blank preview the Vermont showcase of the Vermont International Film Festival, including Tin Can and Soul Keeper.

Click here to check out the video!

Tin Can screens tomorrow, October 21st at 8:30 PMSoul Keeper will screen Saturday, October 22nd at 6:45.  Both screenings are at Palace 9.  Hope to see you there!

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Radio & TV Appearances this Week

Tin Can‘s Director, Set Designer and star (among other things) Logan Howe will appear on WRUV 90.1 FM this Thursday at 6:00 PM.  She will be in a roundtable discussion with a few other filmmakers in connection with the Vermont International Film Festival.  You can listen on the radio or stop by their website to stream it online.

Tim Kavanagh‘s “Movies in the Morning” segment on WCAX-TV this Thursday at 6:55 AM will touch on Tin Can and Soul Keeper, as well.

Finally — and this is the big one – Logan Howe and Tim Kavanagh will appear together live on The :30, WCAX’s news variety show, this Friday at 5:30 PM!

Tune in, and then join us at our screening this Friday at Palace 9!

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TIN CAN in the Milton Independent

The Milton Independent features Tin Can in this week’s issue.  The online version is available now; the printed version comes out tomorrow.

Jacqueline Cain writes:

With imaginations as large as the Intrinsic Films crew’s, a one-car garage in Milton is convincingly transformed into a spaceship bound for Mars…Suspense fuels the story, not eye-catching special effects like in many of today’s science fiction films.

Click here to read the full article.
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7Days Fall Film Preview

Thanks (again!) to Margot Harrison for the Tin Can shout-out in the recent Fall Film Preview in 7Days Click here to check it out!

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TIN CAN in The Chronicle

Ms. Bethany Dunbar was kind enough to write a very complimentary article about Tin Can for this week’s Chronicle.  She writes about the film:

“Its power is in its ability to tell a good story with empathetic characters and realistic relationships in an artistic way that makes the viewer think.”

You can check out scan of the article by clicking below:

TIN CAN in The Chronicle

TIN CAN in The Chronicle

Visit the Chronicle at http://www.bartonchronicle.com/


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TIN CAN’s Slide at Palace 9

If you go out for a movie at Palace 9 this month, be sure to look for our slide in the pre-show rotation.  It looks like this (click to enlarge):

TC Slide

TIN CAN's Slide at Palace 9

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Check out Soul Keeper

I (Steve) have been working on a Projection Films project directed by Tim Joy called Soul Keeper lately, and I’d like to invite everyone to come check it out when it screens at VTIFF.  Tim Kavanagh, Tin Can‘s Executive Producer and co-star, is also heavily involved in this one, as Executive Producer and as an actor.

For my part, I’ve been doing the opening titles and a bunch of visual FX shots, in addition to designing the film’s website.  Here’s just a taste of some of the compositing I’ve been working on (click to enlarge):

Soul Keeper will screen at Palace 9 on Saturday, October 22nd at 6:45 PM.  Prior to the screening, Vermont Author Joesph Citro will be in attendance to discuss his work with the film’s screenwriters and read from his book ‘Not Dead Yet’ on which the film is based.

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First Design

A while back, I posted some of the early designs for our spacecraft that Logan and I created. Just recently I came across another. I believe this is the earliest known schematic draft that was created with this project in mind. I think I made this before I even started writing the screenplay. It’s difficult to say exactly when it was created, however, because the file information is a bit confusing. The “Date Modified” says 9/25/2007, but the “Date Created” says 12/7/2008! Not sure how I managed to modify the file before I created it. Maybe I (will) have a time machine I haven’t invented yet.

Original Cercopes Design

Original Cercopes Design - Click to enlarge

In any case, this rudimentary drawing shows my original compartmentalization of the garage space. In retrospect I realize it’s a pretty inefficient setup, and thankfully we figured out a better way. But it’s interesting to note that, judging from this relic, I started with the concept of an immersive environment (just as we ultimately used) rather than a segmented set, which I was insistent upon for a good long while.

If it sounds like I’m doing archaeology here, that’s mostly because my timeline memory is horrible. I should try to keep a better journal of things on our next production.

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VTIFF Screening Time Announced

VTIFFThe Vermont International Film Festival has just informed us of TIN CAN’s screening date and time.

We will be playing at the Palace 9 in South Burlington, VT on October 21st at 8:30 PM.  The screening is free, with a suggested donation of $5.



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