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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-15-2018 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Searching for Skylab" is the first feature-length documentary film about NASA's Skylab project, coming in July 2018.
Skylab was a crucial element in human space exploration, which happened to fall in the immediate shadow of the Apollo lunar missions. Hundreds of hours of video & audio recordings exist from it, yet it is unlikely that you've seen or heard much of it.

Searching for Skylab is an independently-produced documentary made for people like you, to let you see and hear the real stories behind Skylab for themselves, some of which have never been told before!

The film is packed with exclusive interviews, allowing you to understand why its story remains one of the greatest, albeit mostly forgotten, American triumphs of all time!

SkyMan1958
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posted 02-15-2018 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great!

Skylab is definitely the forgotten program amongst early US manned spaceflight. At last, something besides NASA's 1975 mission flic, "Four Rooms, Earth View."

Mike Dixon
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posted 02-15-2018 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was a great triumph. Bold, daring and quite a high point in ingenuity.

Dwight
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posted 02-19-2018 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The following people were interviewed for Searching for Skylab:

Joe Kerwin, Paul Weitz and family, Jack Lousma and family, Owen Garriott, Ed Gibson and family, Jerry Carr (via leased GNAT footage), Bruce McCandless, Vance Brand, and Dr. Kohoutek. The Pogue family are also assisting with personal collections to present Bill's story.

From ground engineers and support: Roy Logston, Bill Weaver, John Reaves.

From Honeysuckle Creek: Hamish Lindsay, John Saxon, Colin Cochran, Bernard Smith, Phil Maier, Cyril Fenwick and Glenn Nagle (Tidbinbilla Visitor Center Manager).

Space experts: David Hitt, Emily Carney, and Andrew Chaikin.

Archive material comes in at around 500 hours from which to choose.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-07-2018 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is now a Kickstarter campaign to support the post-production, licensing, marketing and publicity expenses for "Searching for Skylab."
No further filming is required, but we need to still complete the post-production.

The colour grading and final edit are the crucial phase in the film-making process. We require the expertise of an experienced colour grader to ease the burden of getting the film ready for its July 2018 launch date at the Spacefest in Arizona.

Acquisition of the 16mm footage

We need to acquire archival NASA footage. We are working from watermarked screeners, but will need to pay the costs of getting the clean footage delivered to us for use in the film, once the rough cut is completed.

Marketing & Promoting of the Film

Being independent, we need a strong and robust marketing and promotion campaign to make sure our potential audience knows about the film and sees/purchases it. We already have a solid social media base, but good publicity will help people learn about Skylab .

This project will be funded if it reaches its goal of $20,839 by April 6, 2018.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-09-2018 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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'Searching for Skylab' film seeks to return first US space station to public view

Before the International Space Station and before the space shuttle, but after the last astronauts walked on the moon, nine Americans took the first steps to establishing a U.S. foothold in Earth orbit.

Skylab was the first U.S. space station, but today, beyond a few museum exhibits and the occasional reference to its eventful end, the orbital workshop is largely missing from public view. A new feature-length documentary, "Searching for Skylab," is aimed at correcting that oversight.

Dwight
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posted 03-29-2018 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With just over a week to go in the Kickstarter campaign, now is the time to show your support for having Skylab become a talked-about commodity. If we fail to reach the goal, we do not get any financing from Kickstarter. That would be way too much of a shame for a story that needs to be told.

For those who have already pledged to the project, I humbly thank you!

Dwight
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posted 04-06-2018 05:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am happy to announced that we have reached our target goal!

A huge thanks goes out to Robert Pearlman for supporting us by telling the world about our film and campaign. We couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you to all the people from collectSPACE who pledged. You have guaranteed this film's completion. We are humbled by your enthusiasm and support! — Dwight and the Searching for Skylab team.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-10-2018 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Dwight! Looking forward to seeing the finished film!
172 backers pledged £15,982 to help bring this project to life.

Dwight
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posted 04-11-2018 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert!

We are still receiving queries from people who want to support us. In the coming days we will set up the option to accept post-campaign pledges.

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