You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly!

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Chapter 13 A Highlight North Hamilton Press

Please enjoy this excerpt from Daniel L Rappaport’s Apple Book – The Legend of the Lost Rose.


“The motley group continued to fly over awesome volcanoes and grand mountain ranges made of dried, black molten lava showing all different sizes and shapes.
 
They saw flocks of dragons, rainbow parrots, and even some fish that learned how to fly quite high.
 
“This is the most beauty that I have ever seen in life,” said Spark.
 
“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, kid!” said Prince.
 
Far, and long into the distance, one wide open space after another did they see.
 
Some brilliant hues of reds, oranges and yellows. Others, deep purples, and bright greens.
 
“Is that the grand, Noble Fir tree that is AIR’s center?”
asked Spark.
 
“Indeed, it is!” answered Miss Buttergrow.
 
This could be seen even from within the outermost boundaries
of FIRE.
 
“We are getting closer! PRESS ON!” commanded the Prince.
“Yeeeee haaaaawwww!!!”


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Is it You or the Government?

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Do you all think that the government is to blame for the detriment of society, or, do you think that people bring unfortunate circumstances upon themselves?

Sound off in the comments below!


Brought to you by A Magical B.T.S. (Behind the Scenes)

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User Interactive Merchandise…

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Pazzaria Productions is bringing something entirely new and different to the world of entertainment.

This is the idea of “User Interactive Merchandise”. These are items that are either integral to a character’s plot, and/or move your own personal story forward, within our world.

As an example….
In Chapter 1 – “A Spark Full of Life!” of  the epic Apple Book, “The Legend of the Lost Rose”, our hero, Spark the flying frog, is seen painting one of his usual masterpieces.


“Over the past year, a specialized area of interest has presented itself to Spark. He has heard about this “Grand Lost Rose”. It is the most revered flower in all of LIGHT. The juice, when extracted with special machines, is said to make one love everything, and live forever. The people whom have had this new type of rose are called the Roseela.
 
The flowers, nor the juice, are easy to come by. Due to the rose’s intense power, one cannot simply pick it. Even looking at them alive for more than a few minutes can stun a person. So they must be grown in ways that is are best for one’s health while attempting to preserve all of the benefits of this
mysterious flower.
 
The cost is so high, that only a small handful of factories can produce the juice. And at that, even a smaller number of creatures living in LIGHT can afford it.
 
Of course, the purest of these flowers is the red rose. Medicinal potions are made from lesser flowers from different colors, but, these aren’t nearly as powerful.

This rose species is so special to Spark that he’s painted its likeness upon a keepsake box. In here, he keeps his most valuable treasures.”

Excerpt From: Daniel L Rappaport. “The Legend of the Lost Rose.”
Apple Books.

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What Inspired Spark…

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Spark the Flying Frog is a combination of many different aspects of my life.

For one, he’s gay, as am I.

He’s a multi-media artist, as am I.

He flies. Sorry. I am still working on that one.

He has many aspects of my own personality, yet
makes decisions that I wouldn’t always make.

In my humble opinion, he spends way too much
time on his art. And yet, I am, as well, simultaneously
jealous, as that is a key secret to his wide success.

He definitely likes to take control, in situations, as much as he
possibly can.

When he starts to learn magick, at first he is apprehensive,
as he is quite confused to the benefits, and how this would
even help with his art making.

Yet, as time goes on, he realizes that it serves as an extremely
important and valuable tool to saving the planet of Light.

I definitely wanted him to be faery like, yet not a faery.

This is where the wings come in.

The kind of frog that he meets is, as well,
extremely intelligent. He, in fact, has a college
degree. His name is Petite. Aside from the fact
that he gets Spark out of an extremely precarious
situation upon meeting, they two’s personalities
merge and coalesce perfectly together.

Why a frog?

I think that the frog form is really interesting.

There aren’t a whole lot of stories where frogs
are the heroes.

I kind of feel for this important race, and wanted
to do it justice.

Perhaps you will feel a little bit differently about frogs,
after experiencing my books?


North Hamilton Press Magically presents
“The Lost Rose” series…

Part 1 – Free
Part 2 – $2.99
Part 3 – $9.99

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I Am in CalArts Expo 2020

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“I want people to graduate from there really able to do things. I don’t want a lot of theorists. I want to have a school that turns out people that know all the facts of filmmaking, I want them to be capable of doing anything needed to make a film-photograph it, direct it, design it, animate it, record it, whatever. That’s what I want. Heck, I’ve hired theorists, and they don’t have any knowledge I can use. I want to have everyone in that school come out capable of going in and doing a job. These dilettantes who come out with pseudo-knowledge, they give me a pain. I want it so if an actor is needed, they can get an actor right out of school. If a musician is needed, they can go to the music department and find a musicians who can compose music.”-Walt Disney



Me, The Director of Creation at Pazzaria Productions – Daniel L Rappaport, attended the California Institute of the Arts from around 1997 – 2001. He majored in both graphic and theatre design.

The school was founded by Walt Disney, and is the top animation school on the planet. He wanted a place where all of the arts could coalesce, merge and bounce off one another.

It was a fascinating experience and I learned a lot. While attending, I had always wanted to be in a gallery showing, but never got the chance. Now, many, many years later, it has become possible.

They featured both this blog – The Magical World of Pazzaria Productions, as well as our corporate website – Pazzaria Productions.

I am deeply emotional with regard to this, and would love for you to please enjoy it, by going here, to download the necessary files.

Thank you kindly.


Just some work from prominent former CalArtians:

Tim Burton – Filmmaker and Theme Park Designer Extraordinaire

John Lasseter – Started Pixar – Former Principal Creative Designer –
Walt Disney Imagineering

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Snow Crevette and the Evil Kids

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Excerpt From: Daniel L Rappaport & Patricia Gresham. “The Legend of the Lost Rose.” North Hamilton Press. Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-legend-of-the-lost-rose/id836967197

They land and then, from out of nowhere, the ground opens up, and the whole team falls. They end up in a gigantic cave. It was oddly sweet smelling, with colorful tapestries lining the walls.

They appeared to depict the history of AIR, and how the elves lived. Apparently, they are quite proud of this.

There were also huge bags full of cookies, that looked like they had mail markings on them.

“This must be the place where they ship those delicious cookies!” exclaimed the Apovil.

“Really? I thought it was the factory of the toilet screws,” Rocky said out of turn.

“Really? I thought it was the factory of the toilet screws,” Rocky said out of turn.

“You know, Rocky, just because you can’t keep up with me…” said the Apovil.

“Kids, kids! This is no way to get anywhere! I demand to speak to someone with authority, this instant!” commanded Prince.

Suddenly, a rather queer looking elf showed himself in the form of a hologram in front of the tapestries.

“Yyyyyeeeeesssssss, my dears?” said he.

“Where are we? And why are we here?” asked Prince.

“You, too too looos, are inside one of the most important places in AIR. The cookie, pookie, parookie, room!”

Huh? The crew all had confused looks on their faces.

BALOSH!

The hologram had turned into none other than Crevette!
She appeared as herself and not a hologram.

“Is this your idea of starting your evil ways yet AGAIN?! And, when LIGHT is at its most dire?!” said a very exasperated Prince.

“I knew that you would be drawn here. So I trapped you. Big deal. Now, if you don’t give me what I want, I and every elf in AIR will have your lives.”

“And what is that?”

“The Blue Pixie Dust!”

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Just a fun piece of concept art from the chapter!

It’s a Magical Mother’s Day!

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Excerpt From: Daniel L Rappaport. “Spark the Flying Frog.” North Hamilton Press.  Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/spark-the-flying-frog/id1016258106

“Hexeba, darling, count with me, and push. One. Two. Three! That’s it!​

I see a….. wing?​

Oh, he’s so cute! Push one last time!”, encouraged Michigan.​

“You are joking? There’s nothing left of me to push with!”, ​
said Hexeba.​

“Now, Hexee, count with me. Breathe deeply. You can do this! One​

Tttwwwwooooo! Thre…”​

Suddenly, a small baby frog, about the size of a prune, came whizzing out, and very fast.​

It was flying all about the room, and didn’t know where to go! Upon exit from the womb, there was a gigantic spark of magick dust that exploded.​

“That’s it! We will call him Spark!”, announced an amazed Hexeba. “Hexee, dear, are you o.k.?”

Excerpt From: Daniel L Rappaport. “Spark the Flying Frog.” North Hamilton Press.  Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/spark-the-flying-frog/id1016258106

“Hexeba, darling, count with me, and push. One. Two. Three! That’s it!​

I see a….. wing?​

Oh, he’s so cute! Push one last time!”, encouraged Michigan.​

“You are joking? There’s nothing left of me to push with!”, ​
said Hexeba.​

“Now, Hexee, count with me. Breathe deeply. You can do this! One​

Tttwwwwooooo! Thre…”​

Suddenly, a small baby frog, about the size of a prune, came whizzing out, and very fast.​

It was flying all about the room, and didn’t know where to go! Upon exit from the womb, there was a gigantic spark of magick dust that exploded.​

“That’s it! We will call him Spark!”, announced an amazed Hexeba. “Hexee, dear, are you o.k.?”

Excerpt From: Daniel L Rappaport. “Spark the Flying Frog.” North Hamilton Press.  Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/spark-the-flying-frog/id1016258106

“Hexeba, darling, count with me, and push. One. Two. Three! That’s it!​

I see a….. wing?​

Oh, he’s so cute! Push one last time!”, encouraged Michigan.​

“You are joking? There’s nothing left of me to push with!”, ​
said Hexeba.​

“Now, Hexee, count with me. Breathe deeply. You can do this! One​

Tttwwwwooooo! Thre…”​

Suddenly, a small baby frog, about the size of a prune, came whizzing out, and very fast.​

It was flying all about the room, and didn’t know where to go! Upon exit from the womb, there was a gigantic spark of magick dust that exploded.​

“That’s it! We will call him Spark!”, announced an amazed Hexeba. “Hexee, dear, are you o.k.?”

“Just fine. I’m in a little pain, but, I will be o.k. We need to ​
catch Spark!”​

She made a spell.​

“With a little help from the God, and the Goddess on this fine day, stop my beloved Spark before he goes away. So mote it be!” Spark slowed down, and landed in her lap.​“


Pazzaria Productions just wants to wish all of the mothers out there a very special, happy, warm and magical mother’s day!


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Meet Petite!

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Please enjoy…

Excerpt From: Daniel L Rappaport & Patricia Gresham.
“The Legend of the Lost Rose.” North Hamilton Press
Apple Books.
http://bit.ly/The_Legend_of_the_Lost_Rose


“Wake up.  Wake up!” cried the little frog.

“What?  Whoa.  Wha wha…. Where am I?” asked Spark.

“At the farm, at La Grenouille Frites.”

“Heh?”

“You are in FIRE, in a town called Cuisine Française.  You are on a farm with thousands of other frogs, ready to be this week’s dinner.  We all thought you interesting with your wings and all.  Apparently so did chef Crevette.  She had a time catching you, with a huge net!  Now we all find ourselves trapped inside of this 

bio-dome, in this pond.  The only time we can leave is when someone orders one of us off of the menu.”

“I don’t understand.  I’m on a special mission. I can’t be in here!  Not only our lives, but everyone’s in LIGHT depends on this!  LET ME OUT!  LET ME OUT!!!”

Suddenly, he started to fly around in a crazy fashion.  He was hitting all sides of the dome, and getting banged up.

“Calm down.  It’s okay.  YOU aren’t going anywhere.  Heh, heh, heh, heh.  You are a very lucky frog.  She doesn’t intend to kill you.  At least not yet.  Rather, she wants to stick you in a cage, like a bird, and use you as an ornament to impress the

restaurant guests.”

“You don’t get it.  I was chosen to go on a mission, to save the world.  I can’t be stopped now!  Especially, since the Apovil is moving so closely in, and so quickly. What’s your name?”

“It’s Petite.  Apo-who?  Our world is just fine.  Please calm down.  You will have all the flies that you can handle.”

“Tell me….  Have you noticed a decrease in the amount of frogs that come through here recently?”

“Well, now that you mention it, yes.  I just figured it was an increase in guests.”

“Not quite.  Has the restaurant stayed equally busy, even though the amount of frogs that have come through has decreased?”

“I never thought about this, but, YES!”

“Unfortunately this has been happening all too often in many places around LIGHT.  The planet’s Magickal life force has been on the decline.  No one really knows this.  Everyone thinks that this is just a natural phenomena and that it happens every 

so often.”

“Well, isn’t it?”

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Inspired by Star Wars…

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Happy “May the 4th Be With You” Day!

Being an epic, fantasy entertainment company, we would be totally amiss to not acknowledge the incredibly imaginative and groundbreaking saga that is Star Wars.

We are totally inspired by it, and thought that we might include some videos and a photo gallery.

Out of everything Star Wars related, we are the most inspired by “Star Wars : Galaxy’s Edge”. So, that is what is included in the gallery. We believe that it is the finest work of the franchise.

One element, in particular, that we are the most touched by, in the films, is this idea of “the force”. We believe strongly that there is definitely an energy that holds the universe together.

Everyone can relate to that, no matter where you come from.

Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company for making the world a better place.

May the Force Be With You. Always.

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All Star Wars Content © and TM 2020 The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm

All Else © and TM 2020 Pazzaria Productions

We Are Innovating!

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We, at Pazzaria Productions, definitely and absolutely pride ourselves on doing things that are not done anywhere else in the industry.

We feel that it is about time to take a serious look at the space of the internet, and see where we can add to the conversation.

While our current corporate website – Pazzaria Productions – is super cute, and all, and, in fact, DOES innovate where animation is concerned, unfortunately, it isn’t quite meeting the mark, in terms of SEO and navigation.

It has had an extremely successful run, with about 120 thousand visitors during its lifetime.

Because we like to also teach, here, at Pazzaria Productions, it should be said that the current site was both created at, and being hosted with Adobe Spark Page. This is a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software.

We are in the process of transitioning over to WordPress.

This will allow us much greater creative flexibility and freedom.

Now….

How, EXACTLY, are we innovating in the web space?

We are breaking from extreme convention, in order to move the category forward.

Instead of thinking about the internet as an interactive magazine, we are thinking about more along the lines of an interactive movie.

It will be more environmental. More experiential. It will even have it’s own soundtrack (which you will have the option of turning on or off).

Another exciting thing that we are adding, as an outgrowth of this project, will be the ability to then go ahead and sell that soundtrack.

It will have it’s own backstory. Yes. We will give it directly to you, so that you don’t have to guess, and spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to “jump our gate”, and doing strange deals in sketchy city alleys behind studio lots with the fat custodial guy, who happens to have half of his teeth missing.

Do I smell a rat?

The more traditional elements of websites will absolutely be integrated. We will have the requisite “What’s New” section on the home page, links off to our products, the “Contact Us”, the social media, etc…

We have you covered, plus ever so much more!

Take care. Stay safe.

Always remember to….

LIVE YOUR FANTASY!

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A Fun List of Pazzaria Productions’ Firsts

First use of an Apple Book to feature pieces of merchandise, within each chapter, that either move your own personal story forward, and/or is integral to the character’s plot.

First use of a musical soundtrack, that is integrated into an Apple Book, that is sold separately.

First use of augmented reality as a part of a blog. It’s in the left navigation bar under “Further Your Adventure , Within Our World…”.

First use of magic illusionism, to where said illusion is actually a part of a story based theme, on YouTube. This theme also happens to be one of education.

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