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Leo Sopicki

Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

NAB 2019: The Making of ‘Apollo 11’

NAB Apollo11

Rarely does a documentary film not only relate past events, but along the way preserve the culture and set new standards for future filmmaking: Apollo 11, currently in theaters, does just that. At the 2019 NAB Show, the National Association of Broadcasters industry meetup in Las Vegas, April 5-11, filmmaker …

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NAB 2019: ‘Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse’ from Sketch to Oscar

Spiderman NAB

I saw the film Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse earlier this year, because I had some time to kill. I was incredibly surprised, because the story and animation blew me away. At the annual meetup of the National Association of Broadcasters — The NAB Show — held April 6-11, 2019, in …

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NAB 2019: Opening Day Honors Alan Alda and Looks to Future

NAB Alda

During the opening ceremonies of its annual meeting, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) honored actor Alan Alda, broadcast pioneer Tom Taylor, and set attendees’ sites on current challenges and future innovation. NAB was held April 6-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV. More Than M*A*S*H The opening session was chaired …

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SXSW 2019 Documentary Review: ‘Autonomy’: Self-Driving Cars: Can You Sleep at the Wheel?

Autonomy SXSW

If people stopped owning cars, what would our cities, currently configured with huge parking structures and optimized for rush hour traffic, evolve into?

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SXSW 2019 Film Review: ‘The Highwaymen’ – An Un-Remake of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

Highwaymen SXSW NETFLIX

In an era when every third film out of Hollywood is a remake, seeing a new take on an old story is refreshing. The Highwaymen, by Netflix, approaches a tale we have probably seen before, the story of Bonnie and Clyde, from a new angle — the perspective of the …

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