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Euphone

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In 1994, Ryan Rapsys, of Heroic Dosages, started a single task, called Euphone, where he’d test out a improvisational mixture of intensifying jazz and rock. He performed concert events with only a drum package, a sequencer along with a key pad and released his 1st recording, Euphone, in 1997. Heroic Dosages band partner Nick Macri later on joined Rapys producing Euphone a duo. Both released the recording The Calendar of Unlucky Times in 1999. Euphone’s audio comes after in the footsteps of additional Casey Rice-produced Chicago rings, such as for example Tortoise and the ocean and Wedding cake. A sophomore work Hashin’ It Out premiered in fall 2000.

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Music Songs Bad Ascending, My Ladies Can't Remember the '80's, Broken Gourd, Nick Is Ryan, Island I'd Love to Live On, Do You Up, Where's the B?, Shut It, Message From Touhy Bay, From an Unpublished Letter, My Boatship, Semi-Alert, Honey, I'll Be Home by Suppertime, Oh You Ache, As Close to Cold, Little Warbles, New Dusk Policy, Needle and Crate, Nasal Evidence, Red, Blue, Yellow, The Sun Theme, Cindy You Hate to Eat, Confirmation of Suspicions, Bought Then Sold, Passing Notes, Weatherbeaten, Two Basic Colors, The Lakewood Burning Bad Boy, Homodulations, The Baldwin Wipeout, Tools of Love, A Hundred Times and More
Albums Hashin' It Out, The Calendar of Unlucky Days, The Lakewood, Euphone, Breaking Parole


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#Fact
1 Carvajal's trailer mashup "Apehood" was nominated for a 2015 Webby Award. The video was a twist on Boyhood (2014) and provided a vision of the film told through the experiences of Caesar the ape from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).
2 In 2014 Nelson was voted as one of Chicago's Top 50 Figures in Film by Newcity Magazine.
3 On October 5, 2013, Carvajal's Alma mater (UWSP) presented him with the Trailblazer Award for the distinguished accomplishments he achieved in less than ten years since graduating from college.
4 Collaborated with underground filmmaker and programmer Amir George on presenting the "Digital New Wave: Creating and Curating" workshop at the 2013 Oceanside International Film Festival.
5 On the evening of Tuesday February 19, 2013, Nelson uploaded his Best Picture Oscar Supercut video to Vimeo. The video immediately went viral and was featured in Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Mashable, The Hollywood Reporter and several other news outlets. It reached nearly half a million views in less than a week.
6 Was voted Homecoming King in high school.
7 His video installation art show "Film Is Dead: Edges of the Digital Frame" premiered in Chicago, Illinois on February 2, 2012.
8 His parents separated when he was eight years old.
9 Notorious for the sheer bluntness in some of his writings, Nelson's favorite writers include the likes of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., David Foster Wallace and Roger Ebert.
10 Was a contributing writer for the 44th Chicago International Film Festival.
11 Some of his favorite actors include Sam Rockwell, Daniel Day-Lewis and Brian Cox.
12 Was a film critic for his college campus newspaper "The Pointer".
13 Loves the comedic work of Zach Galifianakis and Danny McBride.
14 Was voted "Class Funniest" in high school.
15 Graduated from college with Cum Laude honors.
16 Is an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls fan.
17 Some of his favorite films include Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Stroszek (1977), and Magnolia (1999).
18 The lab where Nelson had his chemistry class during his sophomore year of high school in 2000 is the same lab where John Cusack filmed his high school flashback scene for High Fidelity (2000). Nelson's chemistry teacher also played the teacher (in an uncredited role) in the much admired Stephen Frears film.
19 Is a Chicago Cubs fan.
20 During the summers in between his undergraduate years, he worked as a both an Operations Coordinator and Manager for AMC Entertainment. Working in the heart of downtown Chicago gave him unusual access to meet film directors such as Todd Haynes, Tony Gilroy, Philippe Barcinski, Paul Oremland & Steven Sawalich and actors such as John C. Reilly, Jerry Seinfeld, Christian Bale, Michael Cera, & Jonah Hill.
21 His parents are from Costa Rica (mother) and Ecuador (father).
22 Graduated from Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois.
23 Worked at the A.V. Club for the Onion newspaper, as an intern in the same office as the section's head writer Nathan Rabin.
24 Received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Harvey TV Series researcher - 70 episodes, 2014 - 2016 senior researcher - 8 episodes, 2016
Suicide Squad 2016 set production assistant: aerial unit
Transformers: The Premake 2014 Video documentary short special production advisor
Epic Ink 2014 TV Series production assistant - 1 episode
Frankenfood 2014 TV Series set production assistant - 3 episodes
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 additional set production assistant
Chicago P.D. 2014 TV Series additional set production assistant - 2 episodes
Divergent 2014 additional set production assistant: reshoots
Hardcore Pawn: Chicago 2013 TV Series production assistant - 10 episodes
LAID: Life as It's Dealt 2013 additional production assistant
Everyday Health 2012 TV Series documentary field production assistant - 1 episode
Cake Boss 2011 TV Series production assistant - 1 episode
Bar Rescue 2011 TV Series set production assistant - 2 episodes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 additional production assistant - uncredited
The Dilemma 2011 additional set production assistant: second unit - uncredited
Polish Bar 2010 set production intern / stand-in - uncredited
Innocent 2010 set production assistant
We Believe 2009 Documentary production intern / promotion assistant: social networking sites - uncredited
ER 2008 TV Series set production assistant - 3 episodes
24/7 Chicago 2008 TV Series intern - 1 episode

Casting Department

Casting Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Handmade Project 2018 TV Series casting editor pre-production
Undressed 2018 TV Series casting production assistant pre-production
Hypnotize Me 2017 TV Series casting production assistant completed
MasterChef Junior 2014-2017 TV Series casting production assistant - 11 episodes
Real World 2016-2017 TV Series casting production assistant - 4 episodes
Bad Girls Club 2016 TV Series casting production assistant - 2 episodes
Masterchef 2011-2016 TV Series casting production assistant - 17 episodes
S.T.R.O.N.G. 2016 TV Series casting production assistant - 2 episodes
Extreme Weight Loss 2012-2016 TV Series casting production assistant - 8 episodes
The Biggest Loser 2012-2016 TV Series casting production assistant - 10 episodes
Weight Loss for Love 2015 TV Series casting production assistant
The Taste 2013-2015 TV Series casting production assistant - 7 episodes
Yo Soy El Artista 2014 TV Series casting - 2 episodes
Utopia 2014 TV Series casting - 2 episodes
I Wanna Marry 'Harry' 2014 TV Series casting - 2 episodes
Cutthroat Kitchen 2013 TV Series casting - 2 episodes
Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls 2013 TV Series casting production assistant - 2 episodes
3 2012 TV Series additional casting associate - 2 episodes
The Glee Project 2012 TV Series casting production assistant - 1 episode
Bar Rescue 2011 TV Series casting production assistant - 2 episodes
Dark Ways 2011 Short casting assistant

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Harvey TV Series associate producer - 22 episodes, 2016 - 2017 field producer - 1 episode, 2016
Astro//Splice 2014 Short producer
A Myth in Movements 2014 Short producer
All Motion and Light 2013 Short producer
Raffle Tucker 2012 Documentary short producer
Everything Changes the Mood You Sea 2012 Video short producer
Science Made Clear 2011 Short producer
Occupy and Repeat 2011 Video short producer
Locomotion 2011 Short producer
Modern Man 2011 Video short producer
Enhanced-Definition Television 2011 Video short producer
Cobraface 2011 Video short producer
Simple Stasis 2011 Video short producer
Euphony 2011 Video short producer
Genitalio 2010 Short associate producer
Makeshift Correct 2010 Short producer
Ad Hominem 2009 Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chicago P.D. 2014 TV Series Mall Patron / Festivalgoer
Chicago Fire 2013 TV Series Churchgoer
Boss 2011 TV Series Cullen Supporter
The Playboy Club 2011 TV Series Camera Operator
Colombiana 2011 Bus Station Patron (uncredited)
Fancypants 2011 Ambulance Onlooker (uncredited)
The Chicago Code 2011 TV Series Latino Tagger
Shameless 2011 TV Series Neighbor
Matadors 2010 TV Movie Businessman (uncredited)
Little Fockers 2010 Hilton Chicago Pedestrian (uncredited)
Miss Ohio 2009 Rooftop Party Guest (uncredited)
Chicago Overcoat 2009 Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
State of Romance 2009 TV Series Midwest Traveler
Hitched or Ditched 2009 TV Series Wedding Guest
The Beast 2009 TV Series Marine Football Player
ER 2009 TV Series Young Professional
Gangland 2008 TV Series Robert Quiroga
Animal Witness 2008 TV Series Scooby

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Astro//Splice 2014 Short
A Myth in Movements 2014 Short
All Motion and Light 2013 Short
Raffle Tucker 2012 Documentary short
Everything Changes the Mood You Sea 2012 Video short
Science Made Clear 2011 Short
Occupy and Repeat 2011 Video short
Locomotion 2011 Short
Modern Man 2011 Video short
Enhanced-Definition Television 2011 Video short
Cobraface 2011 Video short
Simple Stasis 2011 Video short
Euphony 2011 Video short
Makeshift Correct 2010 Short
Ad Hominem 2009 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Astro//Splice 2014 Short concept
A Myth in Movements 2014 Short written by
All Motion and Light 2013 Short concept
Everything Changes the Mood You Sea 2012 Video short concept
Science Made Clear 2011 Short written by
Occupy and Repeat 2011 Video short concept
Locomotion 2011 Short deviser
Modern Man 2011 Video short concept
Enhanced-Definition Television 2011 Video short concept
Cobraface 2011 Video short creator / story
Simple Stasis 2011 Video short concept
Euphony 2011 Video short concept
Makeshift Correct 2010 Short scenario
Ad Hominem 2009 Short screenplay

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Astro//Splice 2014 Short
A Myth in Movements 2014 Short
All Motion and Light 2013 Short
Raffle Tucker 2012 Documentary short
Everything Changes the Mood You Sea 2012 Video short
Science Made Clear 2011 Short
Occupy and Repeat 2011 Video short
Locomotion 2011 Short
Modern Man 2011 Video short
Enhanced-Definition Television 2011 Video short
Cobraface 2011 Video short
Simple Stasis 2011 Video short
Euphony 2011 Video short
Makeshift Correct 2010 Short
Ad Hominem 2009 Short supervising editor

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Myth in Movements 2014 Short
Locomotion 2011 Short
Cobraface 2011 Video short
Euphony 2011 Video short
Makeshift Correct 2010 Short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raffle Tucker 2012 Documentary short additional photography
Science Made Clear 2011 Short additional cinematographer
Makeshift Correct 2010 Short camera operator
Ad Hominem 2009 Short camera operator
24/7 Chicago 2008 TV Series camera operator - 1 episode

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Makeshift Correct 2010 Short sound recordist
Kalpana 2009 Short additional boom operator

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kalpana 2009 Short first assistant director

Casting Director

Casting Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ad Hominem 2009 Short

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ad Hominem 2009 Short production supervisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rosie Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Audience Member

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#Quote
1 Nobody likes a diva. Independent artists only endure with some kind of support system and these days that system is online. If we can continue to curate good content online and really promote the hell out of each other on every possible page and platform, we will send an important message to the masses. That message: DIY is here to stay.
2 The cinema has always moved me, inspired me and broadened my perspective of the world. I want to have a say in it too.
3 Anyone who knows my shooting style knows that I'm not a fan of tripods. To me, most static "pretty" shots that I see from other indie filmmakers represent an analogy for an elusive Hollywood-esque model of moviemaking. Ever been on a student film set and notice how much of the day goes to laboring over a shot that really doesn't grab you in the end? We go to the movies and are swept away by the big budget vistas and then for some reason we're convinced that our camcorder, a tripod and a light set will accomplish the same feel. And when it doesn't, we're surprised. But we shouldn't be. At the end of the day, it's all about the content of what we're trying to show, say or provoke in an audience. So instead of trying to mimic or recreate a sense of grandness without the necessary resources (like an outrageous Hollywood budget for example), why not create our own language for the cinema?
4 The great thing about the time we're living in is that we have FREE tools to make this happen. It's getting harder for new artists to hide behind the "I'm waiting for the right moment to break in" facade.
5 I decided to "do it myself" because I quickly realized that indie filmmaking had split into two arenas: commercial indie and new media DIY indie.
6 If I want to tell a story or a share my view on something and have no money for high-end resources, I'll still manage to deliver my project. Whether it's filming something on my phone or recording audio on a tape recorder and displaying still photos in the back of a café, the power of the content will always triumph. It's not about how pretty your work is, it's about how true it is to what you're trying to express.
7 When in doubt, look it up on IMDb.
8 I get uncomfortable sometimes when people ask me what I think my work means. I think a Director explaining his or her work or visual art -- in particular with film -- can be a fruitless endeavor at times. It is what it is. The sad thing is, that kind of rationale pisses off most people.

#Trademark
1 His video installations contain appropriated mixed media
2 Handheld visuals coupled with unorthodox sounds and music are prominent in his video art pieces and experimental short films.
3 Employs aspects of Neo-Neo Realism in his body of work
4 Often chooses to work with non-professional actors

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