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Jack and the Machine

Synopsis
Once known as #148445 within the Third Reich, Jack Tramiel rose from the Nazi concentration camps and built the information age's great equalizer: the world's first 'computer for the masses, not the classes.'
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In Production
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Borderless

Synopsis
“Borderless” is an exploration of unconscious interactions among strangers. The piece examines the way we shape and are shaped by our surroundings, creating invisible movement within society's social fabric. “Borderless” tests the idea that by recreating unconscious interactions within a tactile and visible medium, we can unveil nuances in social behavior and response. A collaboration with artist Kim Burgas.
Status
Performance Premier: Music Hall of Williamsburg 2015 (USA); Exhibition Premier: Schusev State Museum of Architecture Now&After Festival 2015 (World)
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The Rhythm of Time

Synopsis
“The Rhythm of Time” weaves past and future in musical counterpoint as it explores the life and times of an enigmatic instrumentalist hailing from an unexpected place.
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New Release
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Distant Apologies

Synopsis
The closer you are, the more difficult it is to say, "I'm sorry."
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New Release
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The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor

Synopsis
A 19th-century newspaper peddler named Patrick Prendergast has delusions of greatness. Evidently slighted by the mayor, this self-anointed messenger prepares for a glorious rise from ignored lobbyist to influential icon. Prendergast sees himself as a martyr, serving God with a noble purpose. The reality is far different.
Status
Festival Premier: Hollyshorts 2012 (USA), Aesthetica Film Festival 2012 (World); Broadcast Premier: ShortsHD Channel - Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T; Internet: IndieFlix
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narrative

A Simple Reminder

Synopsis
The essence of memory - a possessor, a liberator.
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Festival Premier: Filmstock Film Festival 2013
narrative

The Invisible Majority

Synopsis
Every single day, people volunteer, search for cures, and engineer leaps in efficiency. Unfortunately, media is often usurped by fearmongers and fundamentalists who spread false conceptions as facts. It is up to us, the majority of us who do good day-in and day-out, to guide the larger narrative.
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Online
documentary

Refuge

Synopsis
Grant is trapped with his conscious on the long, lonely drive across the American Midwest. As the endless road stretches on, he is confronted by those he has loved and those he has hurt. “Refuge” is a metaphysical journey to truth, quickly turning the open road into a claustrophobic asylum of haunting self-examination.
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Festival Premier: Chicago International Film Festival 2010; Broadcast Premier: ShortsHD Channel - Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T
narrative

Schmüdde: A Retrospective

Synopsis
A Selection of Music Written Between 1998 and 2012.
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Online
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sound

Schmüdde: Film Music

Synopsis
Music for Films
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Online
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sound

Elements: Spring to Summer to Autumn 2011

Synopsis
Human-kind is essential. Without us, who would admire the flower? Who would discover new worlds and pay tribute to old ones?
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Festival Premier: Chicago Filmmakers Short Story Showcase 2011
documentary

Elements: Winter 2011

Synopsis
The four elements in winter.
Status
Online
documentary

Elements: Fall 2010

Synopsis
The beginning of fall as told through the elements.
Status
Online
documentary

Lucid Dream Ensemble - 3. Red (2003)

Synopsis
A live digital arts performance ensemble. Performers: Virgil Moorefield: Founder, V-Drums; D. Schmüdde: Virtual Analog Synthesizers, Analogue Sequencing; Nathan Woleck: Max/MSP, Granular Synthesis; Jeff Weeter: Jitter Visuals.
Status
Performance Premier: SEAMUS National Conference; Noted Performance: Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
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Reflections

Synopsis
“Continuing to explore human truths in a vox populi format, Ginsburg trains his camera on Chicago citizens to ask 'What is freedom?' The answer is always surprising. Like their previous films 'Aijo' and 'The Year of the Rooster,' narrative elements add suspense and a poignant dimension to the interviews featured on screen.” -- Todd Lillethum, August 2009, Programming Director, Chicago Filmmakers
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Online
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documentary