This web series started when Sarah, Lizi and I sat down for dinner with our friend Katy who is a doula and realized that we didn’t even know what we didn’t know about our own bodies! Women usually don’t reach out to a doula until they are already in the birth process. However, as women in our reproductive years in a land where female anatomy has been made taboo, we need a doula NOW! Learn more at www.thedoulaisin.com
The Doula is Katy Collins
Episode 1 Directed and Edited by: Sarah Fornace
Episode 2 Directed and Edited by: Julia Miller
Produced by: Katy Collins, Lizi Breit, Sarah Fornace and Julia VanArsdale Miller
Director of Photography: Jillian Hansen-Lewis
Art Direction and Animation by: Lizi Breit Theme Song by: Ohmme Sound Design by: Maren Celest
Live Sound Recording by: Erin Turney
Additional Cinematography by: Maren Celest
Costumes Provided By: Lilla Barn
Produced with a grant from the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Special Thanks to Slapdash Studios, Birthways LLC, Manual Cinema and the ladies of the Doula Dinners
The Doula is IN Episode 2
The Doula is IN, Episode 1
In this animation of Muriel Rukeyser’s “Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars),” two lives unfold in split screen, one during the tumultuous world events of 1968, the other 50 years later against a new landscape of uncertainty and ever-present digital technology. Created by Manual Cinema.
Directed and Edited by Julia VanArsdale Miller Music Composed by Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter Based on the poem by Muriel Rukeyser Animation by Lizi Breit Shadow Puppet Design by Lizi Breit and Julia VanArsdale Miller Voice over and Live Action Performed by Eunice Woods Director of Photography Andrew Morgan for Little Cabin Films Costumes and Wigs by Mieka van der Ploeg Music Recorded and Mixed by Nick Broste Mastered by Kyle Vegter Sound Design by Kyle Vegter
Puppeteers: Lizi Breit, Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Julia VanArsdale Miller Additional Live Actors: Rasaan Booker, Jyreika Guest, N. LaQuis Harkins, Jeffrey Paschal Musicians: Deidre Huckabay (flutes), Zachary Good (clarinets), Ryan Nyther (trumpet), Nick Broste (trombone), Kyle Vegter (piano), Ben Kauffman (guitar), Seth Vanek (drums), Amanda Bailey (violin), Macie Stewart (violin), Dominic Johnson (viola), Lia Kohl (cello)
Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars)
The Forger is an Emmy Award-winning and Peabody Award-nominated documentary short, produced by the New York Times. Manual Cinema worked closely with the Times to create shadow animations and the original score and sound design for the film, about the life and work of Adolfo Kaminsky–the famed Paris Forger who saved the lives of over 14,000 Jews during WWII.
“How do you become a forger? Out of necessity and by chance,” says Kaminsky.
After the Second World War, Kaminksy spent the rest of his life helping others escape atrocities around the world.
The Forger won a News and Documentary Emmy™ Award in October 2017 and had its festival world premiere at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival in 2017, where it won audience pick for top short.
FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES: Produced By Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia, Pamela Druckerman Shadow Animations, Original Music, and Sound Design By Manual Cinema Field Producer Murat Gökmen Cinematographer Stu McCardle Edited by Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia, Taige Jensen Executive Producers Adam B. Ellick, Nancy Gauss
FOR MANUAL CINEMA STUDIOS: Music Composed by Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman Sound Design by Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman Shadow Animations by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller Puppetry by Lizi Breit, Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller Director of Photography: Maren Celest Music Performed by Myra Hinrichs (violins), Aimee Biasiello (viola), Alex Ellsworth (cello), Kyle Vegter (piano), Ben Kauffman (guitar) Music Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Kyle Vegter
Invisibilia is an NPR show that explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. To launch the premiere of their second season, Manual Cinema was invited to bring one of their stories to life. We performed at the NPR studios in Washington D.C. and the event was live-streamed via Facebook Live on June 8th, 2016.
Audio provided by Invisibilia Puppet Design By Drew Dir and Julia VanArsdale Miller Music and Sound Design by Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter Puppetry by Drew Dir, Sam Deutsch and Julia VanArsdale Miller Video Edited by Mito Habe-Evans
Behind The Scenes: Disarming A Robbery ... With A Glass Of Wine | Invisibilia | NPR