“Steampunk HBI”: Movie Magic (Part Two)

•July 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

It’s time for Part Two of our “making-of” video blog of the upcoming “Announcement Video”. Hosted by Louise Du Cray, you’ll see some more of the marvelous gadgets and crew from the video.

Aeronaut Productions would like to sincerely thank the following people for helping us out with the video shoot.

Art Kieth, Oliver Lowe, David Apocalypse, Jim Gasperini, Heather Bollman, John Bollman, Kath Dudek, Sonya Jew, Thatch Durbin, Lacey Fulton, Laura Ehrlich, Denise Snaer-Gauder, Thomas Badillo, Michaelina Zmijewska, Kory Doyle, Michael Anderson, Kitty Anderson, Fred Jeska, Kat Powell, Robin Holt, Misty Murray, Brent Sharkey, Jim Sharkey, Thad Gann, Douglas Hack, Zoe Jonick, Tony Jonick, Liz Simpson, Gregg Greenwood, Deborah Sciales, Dave Wilson, Erik Braa, Litz Plummer, Jenni Romero, Vernon Putman, Ross Bernheim, Joe Phillips, Judy Pischalnikoff, Nathan Craig, Ilana Murray, Chris Blackwood, Kayla Taylor, Krys Taylor, Nichoel Thorne & Ariel Imrie

Steam Man Crew – Jay Davis, Daniel Silveira

Neverwas Haul Crew – Shannon O’Hare, Kathy O’Hare, Kimric Smythe, Timothy O’Hare, Vicki Burnham-Wilson, Victor John

Film Crew – Ryan Caloca, Alex Ortiz, Lisa Lewis, Joel Browning, Rich Medley, Louise Du Cray, Erin McGauley-Hebard, Cat Taylor, Mike Young, Dana Wallick

Still Photography – Art Yuen, Trudi Wallick

Special Thanks to Mike Knuist & Tasha Bartholemew of Screamworks Productions & to everyone else who helped out!!


“Steampunk H.B.I.” – Movie Magic: Part One

•July 14, 2011 • 4 Comments

The first of a series of “making-of” video blogs about our film shoot at The Neverwas Haul in Emeryville, CA.

We wanted to show you what we were up to this last weekend, so here’s another little taste of what is to come!

Hosted by Louise Du Cray.

More soon!!

“Steampunk: H.B.I.” – MORE SMOKE!!

•July 11, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Just finished an amazing day of shooting our “top secret” video project. Well over 50 actors turned up, along with a sterling crew and dedicated volunteers. Thanks to everyone who helped us out…and now, off Pete goes to the editing room to craft this project into something truly…uh…unique!

Here’s a “sneak peek” of what’s to come!

Keep your eyes open for our video, very soon!

“Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination” – Pre-Production Madness!!

•July 8, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Another week of preparing for our “mighty launch”. This time, Peter and Rich go to Palo Alto to scour IKea for raw materials … A local pub plays host to a couple of meticulous history nuts … and The Aeronauts alight themselves upon The Neverwas Haul in Emeryville, CA to scout out a location for an upcoming film shoot! We’re also joined by Erin McGauley-Hebard, Louise DuCray, and Jay Davis – a former ILM sculptor and puppeteer, whose credits include Young Sherlock Holmes, Gremlins, and Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan!

To learn more about the shenanigans of the day, take a look at the latest installment of the Behind-The-Scenes Video Blog!

“Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination” – Happy 4th of July!

•July 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

-Walt Disney

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, everyone!

“Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination” – Rummage Road Trip

•July 1, 2011 • 2 Comments

Rich Medley and Peter Overstreet head to their old homesteads and scrounge for raw materials…and meet an elephant made out of brass!

“Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination” – Pinned inside while it rains in June…?

•June 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Howdy All,

It’s raining…in California…IN JUNE. Yeah, yeah, yeah…”What’s new?” says the crew from the southeast. I don’t care where you’re from. If it’s June…and it’s RAINING…it STINKS!

Okay, enough whining!

Today I’m going to be crafting some incentive gifts for a round of fundraising that our exhibit will need if we’re going to successfully open by October 14th. I’m thinking something along the lines of those cool pins you can purchase at Disneyland. Some people go to great lengths to collect them (I know…I’m one of them) and have vast menageries of various themes (my pins of choice are anything Haunted Mansion or 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea…ahem).

I’ll keep you abreast of this development.

Oh, yes! I have also joined TechShop in San Francisco. For those of you who don’t know – TechShop is a place where makers, inventors and artists (like me) can go and get training on some pretty darned cool equipment. You can learn how to use a laser cutter, a CNC lathe, and a whole bunch of other neat things. They have locations in San Mateo and San Jose too. Check out their WEBSITE to learn more!

We’re also working on a weekly video blog! We’ll set up a link here, but we want to share the experience of seven crazy people who are trying to do the impossible with you. Maybe it’s the “train wreck factor” at work…or maybe we hope that you’ll support us (morally…spiritually…financially?) as we claw our way to the finish line. The first installment films tomorrow as Rich Medley and I hit the road to start looking for bits and pieces for the exhibit.

Okay…Wish me luck and we’ll see you next time!

-Pete Overstreet