Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer, has worked in the Brooklyn power plant nearly his entire adult life. Starting as a mechanic in 1958, he later became one of only four chief engineers in the plant’s 127-year history, taking over the official duties in 1965. He’s been there ever since.
For the last six decades, Milster (now 79 years old) has lovingly maintained the nineteenth century steam engines that provide heat and hot water to Pratt’s campus. “We have our hands full,” says Milster. “If the plant stops in the winter, Pratt stops.”
In addition, Conrad is the person behind the infamous “Pratt Cats,” responsible for the 12-14 felines that wander the campus and call the steam plant home.
An important figure in Pratt’s history, Milster has extended his impact on the Pratt community through a generous gift—the Phyllis and Conrad Milster Endowed Scholarship—that provides scholarships in perpetuity to students in Pratt’s Industrial Design program. The scholarship is named for Milster and his late wife, Phyllis, who passed away in 2011.
Filmed by Dustin Cohen, Autumn Eakin, and Christine Ng. Edited by Saela Davis. Coloring by Daniel Silverman at MPC. Sound Editing/Re-Recording by Chris Foster. And special thanks to Greencard Pictures, MergeLeft Reps, and Pratt Institute.
This story highlights Jylyn, a person positively impacted by Ujima, an organization dedicated to helping families recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and behavioral health problems. Ujima is partially funded by Tipping Point. Tipping Point commissioned us to create this film for their 2015 benefit where they raised over fourteen million dollars to help fund other organizations like Ujima.
Today, Jylyn and Varn own a home in Richmond.
Both of their sons are happy and healthy.
Jylyn works as a Social Services Program Assistant for a county agency, supporting other women just like her.
Ujima Family Recovery Services is one of 47 poverty-fighting organizations funded by Tipping Point Community.
Director – Michael Marantz (michaelmarantz.com)
Director of Photography – Tim Sessler (timsessler.com)
Producer – Noah Meisner
Production Manager / Audio / Co-Edit – Drew English (drewenglish.com)
Produced by – Already Alive
Music by – Michael Marantz
Edit – Michael Marantz / Drew English
Audio – Drew English
Titles – Greg Beck
Jylyn and her family
Tipping Point Community
A COLLABORATIVE FILM BY GNARLY BAY + FOREST WOODWARD + FRIENDS
Special thanks to Doug Woodward, Brendan Leonard, Skip Armstrong, David Marx, Jeff Scholl, Elliot Ross, Jess Lowe, Howl Collective, Story & Heart
Edit: Jordan Ingram + Gnarly Bay
Additional Audio Mixing: Joshua Svare
Save the Important Places. Protect the Grand Canyon and other wild rivers. Please visit americanrivers.org/grandcanyon to learn more.
Supported by American Rivers / Chaco Footwear / NRS / Goal Zero / Marmoset Music / Story & Heart
01. Blind and Unwise (Instrumental) by Gregory and the Hawk
02. Honey Jars by Bryan John Appleby
03. Snowy Crescendo (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
04. For a Film (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
05. Awareness (Instrumental) by Lee Brooks
Vivint Solar asked me to direct a commercial for them. We put together a big plan. So naturally I got a diesel/solar powered Mercedes and asked two of my buddies (filmmaker Kenny Styles and photographer Jac Scott) to come on the road trip of a lifetime all over the west coast. The trip lasted 10 days and we drove 3,000 miles. When we started the trip we really weren’t sure where the story was headed but by the end it was pretty obvious. So this is it. The story.
I want to give a special thanks to Jac Scott and Kenny Styles for collabing with me on this project. I teamed up with my buddies Daniel Petersen and Steve Pedersen again and they composed the music. Russ Lasson did an awesome job with the color. Micah Young and Rich Patch at Universal Post, were a big help also. I also want to thank vivintsolar.com for the opportunity. #earthpowered
Director: MP Cunningham
Camera: MP Cunningham and Kenny Styles
Photographer: Jac Scott
Composer: Daniel Petersen & Steve Pedersen
Colorist: Russ Lasson
Film by Jeff Morris
Above San Diego takes you on a journey through diverse landscapes and shows off the beauty of the city I am proud to call home, San Diego,CA.
I logged 98 flights with a total of 10 hours flight time. Filmed with the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter and Zenmuse H3:3d Gimbal.
Shot in 2.7k on the GoPro Hero 4 Black and a couple Hero 3 Black clips. Color Graded in GoPro Studio. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Music: First Aid Kit — Stay Gold
For optimal viewing, watch in full screen HD and turn the sound up. For behind the scenes, production stills and more, follow me @itwasthelight
Produced by Matti Haapoja
Last fall we took an epic 28 day road trip through the West Coast of America. After seeing all the cities, the roads, the national parks and the people only one word describes what we saw and experienced: Wild. We drove over 6500km, swam in an old volcano, ate delicious foods, got my camera bag and wife’s wedding ring stolen and visited too many amazing places. I would highly recommend taking the trip!
Almost all of it is filmed handheld on the GH4 using a Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 lens. We also had the DJI Phantom quadcopter with a GoPro to get the aerial shots. Additional footage from Jon Kuhn.
Edited in Premiere Pro and colour graded using Vision Colors Impulz LUTs in After Effects.
Music: Tony Anderson – “Eyes Wide Open” from the Musicbed
PREORDER THE ELGIN PARK BOOK at animalmediagroup.com/shop/elgin-park/. All preorders will be shipped to arrive by June 21st and each will be signed by the creator of Elgin Park, Michael Paul Smith.
Elgin Park is a lot of things: a 1950’s utopia, a fantastical world, and an optical illusion. Artist Michael Paul Smith’s imaginative town – composed entirely of miniatures – delighted audiences worldwide when his photo series went viral. For the first time, the documentary Elgin Park dives into the life of this charming, reclusive artist to reveal the dark inspiration behind his work.
View Michaels work on his Flickr page: flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/
Director. Danny Yourd (twitter.com/dannyyourd)
Cinematographer. John Pope
Production Company: Animal (animaleast.com)
Editor. Mike LaHood
Sound Design/Mix: Defacto Sound
My first impression of Dubai was that of super-tall buildings jutting out of the desert sand. However, after 3 months of exploration, research and filming, my lasting impression is of the eternal wonder of the desert and the importance it holds for the Emirati people.
Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find its soul.
A special thank you to Dubai Film for making this project possible and for providing the extraordinary access which enabled me to realise this story.
If you want to see more…
An extended version of the airport baggage scene, from plane arrival to luggage cart in 4K here:
And also the creek scene in full, the original of this is 13500px (13.5K) across however in 4k here: