A Midsummer Night’s App 1

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Titania
“I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again:
Mine ear is much enamour’d of thy note;
So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape;
And they fair virtue’s force perforce doth move me
On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee.”

William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Pazzaria Productions & Pazzaria Interconnected Media
magikcally and proudly presents….

This is a series of blog posts, where we will present character designs, Shakespearean quotes, concepts, progress, etc.. for this very exciting app, coming your way soon!


Titania


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Horror in the World…

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“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
– Mahatma Ghandi

Hello,

I hope that this day finds you both sane and well.

I couldn’t just sit, and watch idly by, while these despicable acts go on around me.

It’s very difficult to put into words, what it is that I am feeling, right now.

Not everyone will agree with what I am saying here, and nor would I expect them to.

There is absolutely no excuse for any of it. The senseless killing. The rioting. The looting. The destruction of property.

Please stop it. I know that people are angry, but this doesn’t make any sense and it doesn’t do anybody any good.

The stories of Pazzaria Productions are about hope, togetherness, magick (Yes. That is spelled correctly.), creativity, acceptance and love.

I wrote them to be a positive beacon and to add something a bit different, fun, quirky and altogether wonderful, to the conversation.

As an artist, when I see stuff like this go on in the world, it saddens
me greatly.

I am immediately moved to ask myself – “What is it that I can do?”

If I might be able to help a soul heal, with my work, then I would really love to try and do that.

Instead of destroying, I have decided to add something to the greater good.

Please accept this free Apple Book and accompanying music of “The Legend of the Lost Rose”.

https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/0SYpVIBtDK_lCl35291TDzFDQ#george_floyd_package

Please be safe and be well. Enjoy.

With the Deepest of Respect, Love and Kindness,

Daniel L Rappaport
Director of Creation and Owner
Pazzaria Productions


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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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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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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 Iris Buttergrow!

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Iris Buttergrow is a very caring and sweet faery. She knows magick and is willing to teach it to Spark, who is our hero.

She is friends with The Wizard Coven, and can see into the future, far beyond her years.

In our epic, fantasy Apple Book, “The Legend of the Lost Rose”, she plays a key component to getting Spark out of his little frog hole, and out into the world, so that it can be saved.

Some of the amazing magick that she teaches him are how to make bubbles appear, out of thin air and how to make an apple tree grow.

She is also aware of a secret elixir, that is key to saving the planet. This is three stories deep, within Spark’s home. He has no idea that this even exists.

The go off on grand and epic adventures together!

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