Jack and the Machine - An Interactive Documentary by D. Schmudde

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Once known as #148445 within the Third Reich, Jack Tramiel would rise from the Nazi concentration camps and build the information age's great equalizer: the world's first "computer for the masses, not the classes."


I was fortunate to line produce the documentary "Catching the Sun" as we prepared for the Netflix & theatrical release in early 2016.

Director Shalini Kantayya.

Executive Producer: Leonard DiCaprio

Synopsis :An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?



Teaser of the feature film "The Alley Cat" by Marie Ullrich shot on the RED Epic-X in Chicago.

Director / Writer / Producer: Marie Ullrich
Producer: Kathryn Henderson
Director of Photography: Dylan Verrechia
Assistant Director: Dave Schmüdde
Editor: Adrien Latapie
Music: Von Haze – "Sooner or Later"


Composition VI is an interactive art installation commissioned by Viacom’s Catalyst Group, supported by Art at Viacom. Slanted Studios joined forces with Ancillary Magnet to create a custom particle-based system that interprets the motion of people into unexpected shapes and colors. The piece displays on dual UHD video walls within the Times Square Viacom headquarters at 1515 Broadway.

Composition VI engages with visitors’ daily life as they paint the digital canvas with their movement and activate the surrounding space with light and color. The relationship between the visitor and the environment grows in complexity through continuous interaction with the piece.

Dual-channel generative video, UHD video walls, computers, Kinects, custom software.

Production Companies: Slanted Studios & Ancillary Magnet
Artists: Michelle Higa Fox and Noah Norman
Producer: Kathryn Henderson
Optimization: Mary Franck
Production Assistant: Ana Kim

Special Thanks: Kinda Akash, Sougwen Chung, Yussef Cole, Guillermo Echevarria, Stuart Fox, Manna Hara, Erin Kilkenny, Gabe Liberti, Stephanie Lopez, Guilherme Marcondes, Nika Offenbac, Gabriel Pulecio, Dave Rife, Jake Rosenthal, Daniel Savage, David Schmüdde, Stephanie Swart, and Ed Uberia

Viacom Catalyst:
Director of Screen Content: Matt Hanson
VP/Executive Producer: Matt Herron
Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy & Creative: Cheryl Family

Video Documentation
Producer: Kathryn Henderson, Jennifer Vance
DP: Chris Willmore, D. Schmüdde
Editor: Ana J. Kim
Music: Mokhov

October 13 – November 17, 2015