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Home Production Notes David Mack DVD

DVDSnapshot.com (July 12, 2007)
Thanks to DVDSnapShot.com editor Mike Spring for reporting that The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD was reviewed.


Fanboy.TV (June 4, 2007)
Fanboy.TV's Monday, June 4 interviews with Sherri and Greg Jurls, the masterminds behind The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD, and David Mack, are online.

Sherri and Greg Jurls

David Mack interview


Greg Jurls (March 29, 2007)
Thanks to The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD editor and director Greg Jurls for reporting that the documentary was reviewed at DVDVerdict.com and has been selected to win an award during WorldFest 2007.


Sherri and Greg Jurls (February 13, 2007)
Thanks to Sherri and Greg Jurls of Hero Video Productions for reporting that their David Mack documentary, The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD, will be screened at the Pittsburgh Comicon and Atlanta Comics Expo.


Greg Jurls (February 13, 2007)
Thanks to The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD director Greg Jurls for reporting that a review of the documentary was posted to JazmaOnline.com.


David Mack (January 25, 2006)
From David Mack:
It is good for me to hear how people react to this because I know I can't really be objective about it.

I've seen several cuts of it, and each time I asked the director to show less and less of me, and cut to shots of my art while I'm talking instead of me showing me talking. I know I'm not objective about it, and thougth I was seeing too much of myself.

They were very patient and accomodating with me about those things while still being passionate about showing a kind of drama that the director felt was inherent in the face time of the interview and for him was part of the magic of what he wanted in the film.

I've heard myself talk before, so I can't tell if it is interesting to others. So it is interesting to get the feedback.


Greg Jurls (January 19, 2007)
Thanks to The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD director and editor Greg Jurls for reporting that the documentary is in stock and shipping from HeroVideoStore.com.


David Mack Guide (January 19, 2007)
Below are the menus, DVD artwork and cover art for The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD:


David Mack Guide (January 19, 2007)
An interview with The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD director and editor Greg Jurls is online.


IMDB.com (January 18, 2007)
The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD was added to IMDB.com, which notes the aspect ratio of the documentary is 1.85:1.


Greg Jurls (November 27, 2006)
Thanks to The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD editor Greg Jurls for reproting that the DVD is available for pre-order at Hero Video Production's store ($24.95). Also, the site listed the following details about the DVD:
The Alchemy of Art: David Mack (1 hr 11 min)
Chapters on the DVD
1. Beginnings and Endings
2. Inspiration
3. Putting it Together
4. What's My Book?
5. Crossover
6. Without Fear
7. Working

Bonus Features
Kabuki Commentary (26 min)
The Shy Creatures (5 min)
Visionaries and Voices (3 min)

Specifications
Starring: David Mack
Encoding: Region Free
Format: Color
Rate: NR
DVD Release Date: December 2006
Run Time: 105 minutes
UPC: 858504001030
Package Type: Keep Case


Greg Jurls (September 29, 2006)
If you are not able to pre-order The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD through a comic book store near you, documentary editor Greg Jurls announced that the DVD will be available through HeroVideoProductions.com "later this year."


David Thornton (September 28, 2006)
The first trailer for The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD was added to Google.com's video section.


Bill Baker (September 27, 2006)
Thanks to Bill Baker for reporting that his interview with The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD editor Greg Jurls of HeroVideoProductions.com was posted to WorldFamousComics.com.


Greg Jurls (September 25, 2006)
HeroVideoProductions.com editor Greg Jurls announced that The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD will be released on December 13, 2006. Also, Mr. Jurls reported that a 3m:17s trailer was posted to HeroVideoProductions.com.


Sherri Jurls (September 5, 2006)
When a fan asked if the upcoming David Mack documentary DVD will include subtitles, Hero Video Productions President Sherri Jurls stated:
Unfortunately, as much as we would like to, the cost to do closed-captioning for this low-budget DVD is more than we can afford. We did some pricing for a couple of options, like closed-captioning, French and German subtitles, and for an alternative format so it will play outside of the US. One of our good friends is deaf and really wants to be able to watch the DVD, so that's why we checked into it originally. We have received a couple of requests from David's international fan base to provide subtitles in their language. (Kabuki has been translated into 7 languages already).

We know that David has a very diverse audience and hope that somehow or another, everyone gets an opportunity to "experience" the DVD, including you and all the others.

Thank you for your inquiry, we are glad you asked. If the DVD turns out to be a "Top 10" seller and we can afford to add the option, you will be the first to know.


David Mack and Sherri Jurls (August 30, 2006)
Thanks to David Mack and Sherri Jurls of Hero Video Productions for forwarding an advertisement (4.07 mb) that will appear in the October issue of Previews as well as a press release (22.6 kb).

Hero Video Productions
921 Cheyenne Trail
Hewitt, TX 76643
www.herovideoproductions.com
Phone: 254.230.2899
Info@herovideoproductions.com

PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sherri Jurls
Office: 254.230.2899

David Mack Documentary DVD available this December

Hewitt, Texas (August 2006) The acclaimed team at Hero Video ProductionsTM proudly announces their latest documentary "The Alchemy of Art: David Mack" - coming this December to comic book shops worldwide. Called "One of the true geniuses of the medium" by Entertainment Weekly, Mack's work expands the possibilities of graphic novels and any other field he explores. David is the creator, author and artist of KABUKI and was also the writer and artist of Daredevil (one of the top ten best selling comics in the United States) from Marvel Comics.

The DVD features the most in-depth interview David Mack has ever done, David's commentary on a full issue of Kabuki, book readings, a look at David at work in his studio and with other artists, and plenty of surprises.

David says, "This is the most intimate and extensive interview and exploration of my work so far. There is a lot of stuff on this DVD I've never shown before."

HVP has released a preview trailer of the DVD at HeroVideoProductions.com and will release additional footage in the weeks ahead, so visit their site periodically to check it out.

Produced by Hero Video Productions' award-winning staff, "The Alchemy of Art: David Mack" is the latest in a series of DVDs produced by Hero Video examining the comic book industry. Fans can find "The Alchemy of Art: David Mack" at their local comics shop this winter. The award-winning, best selling "Terry Moore: Paradise Found" and "Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators" - featuring Geoff Johns, Bruce Timm, Greg Rucka, Jimmy Palmiotti, Howard Chaykin and other greats - are also being made available again to comic book retailers. All three DVDs will be solicited in the October issue of Diamond's Previews magazine. To find a store near you, contact the Comic Shop Locator Service toll free at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266-4226) or online at http://csls.diamondcomics.com.

Limited interview opportunities are available. If you are interested in speaking with a member of the Hero Video Productions team, please contact Sherri Jurls at 254/230-2899.

A limited number of advance copies of the DVD will be made available for media reviews. Call 254/230-2899 to reserve your copy today.

Hero Video Productions offers expert video production, multimedia services, and consulting.

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HeroVideoProductions.com (August 21, 2006)
The trailer for the David Mack documentary DVD is available for download at HeroVideoProductions.com.


David Mack (August 11, 2006)
From David Mack:
Hey Shwicaz and friends,

I just recieved and approved the proofs from the printer today. So Marvel says this month for sure.

Sorry it is late. After I finished #6 I did a bunch of Marvel work before I started on #7. Hence, the Ms. Marvel covers, White Tiger covers, Wolverine [Road of Bones and Lifeblood] covers to the novels from Pocket books, and upcoming Marvel writing projects.

It is a fine balance between the Kabuki and the mainstream Marvel work. Thanks for the goodwill and understanding.

Also, I put together the recent Reflections pre #7 and had to fly out for a few film meetings, and filmed the entire documentary DVD of my work, The Alchemy of Art, that will be offered in the Previews catalogue for items shipping in December.

Sometimes it is a juggling act, but I'll always get the books out the way I want them one way or another.

I'm glad you guys are still reading it. I wanted this series to be my best yet, and at first it seemed like a tall order because I liked Metamorphosis, but I'm really finding a new place in this story that I couldn't have figured beforehand.

A lot of you have letters in the new #7 issue.


David Mack (August 11, 2006)
From David Mack:
Also, I put together the recent Reflections pre #7 and had to fly out for a few film meetings, and filmed the entire documentary DVD of my work, The Alchemy of Art, that will be offered in the Previews catalogue for items shipping in December.


David Mack (June 27, 2006)
When asked if he allowed the DVD documentary crew to film his basement, David Mack replied:
I did not let them in the basement. But I did bring a few sculptures and arts from the basement up to them to film.

But, filming the basement would make it an entirely different kind of film. Not that it would have been bad, but... Prosthetic legs, animal bones... a lot of other things that end up in my work but are housed in the basement...


David Mack (June 19, 2006)
After he was interviewed for the upcoming documentary from Hero Video Productions, David Mack posted the following messages about the experience:
#1: It was a lot of fun, but I'm ready to take a break from myself.

4 person crew, they arrived Thursday night and shoot most of each day Fri-Sun. Definitely the most extensive interviews and documentary of my work ever done.

Comic work and other work. Paintings, children's books, handmade artists books, live drawing, and they even managed to talk me into showing my early work as far back as elementary school.

And lots more than that. The director was delighted when Timmy from Wake Up was driving his Quad next door and interviewed him too.

We also went to an art studio for artist with disabilities that I'm involved with and I interviewed those artists to give them an oppertunity to show there work on the DVD. It was a blast. Even had a live rap from one which we may use as the main music for the DVD since my dad didn't show up to play his music.

I'm a bit tired now, but figured I'd mention it. They said the DVD would probably be offered around Christmas time.

Let me know if you have any questions.

#2

    Mike Oeming asked: Yeah, how did you manage to behave yourself enough for 3 days? Did you get all Tom Cruise on them?
That's funny because at the studio called Visonaries and Voices, the camera guy kept calling me Tom Cruise. So I did a little routine with one of the artists there in which he was forced to take on the role of Oprah. I think I scared him just a little.

But I was pretty good the rest of the time. I guess lack of sleep did it. They'd start shooting at 9am and go on until evening.

They shot tons of artwork. There's even a kind of commentary on an entire issue of Kabuki as they shot each page doing close-ups and so forth as I discuss it with them.

I did a live reading of THE SHY CREATURES kids book.

And some real Barbara Walters interview moments that I will ask them to edit out

#3: Yeah, this one is all me. Hours and hours of footage so far. Except for where I asked to include the studio for the artist with disabilities that I work with. But most of that will probably be on one of the bonus features rather than the main film.

There will be a lot of bonus features. They have SOOOO much footage. It is going to be a real challenge for them to cut it into a 2-hour film. They said it may turn out to be a 2-disk set. And at least the extra stuff can go in the bonus material.

They did another one before this on Terry Moore. Which was good and very informative and interesting to get to know about Terry's approach to his work. But this one is WAY more ambitious. They just filmed at Terry's studio for 5 hours.

For this they flew up a 4 person crew, camped out in a hotel for 4 days and filmed here all day long for 3 days solid.

So far, I believe the working title is - The Alchemy of Art: David Mack

And in case you want it, the Terry Moore DVD was - Terry Moore: Paradise Found.

This is all the DVD of me you'll need. No reality shows. There was a producer trying to pitch a comic book reality show with Bendis and I and there was no way we wanted any part of it. A DVD/documentary like this is way better. At least for our dignity.

#4: I'll definitely keep you updated when I hear more and set release date. So far they plan to release it to stores for November or December for Christmas. You should be able to order it from your local comic shop by them ordering it through the Previews catalogue in one of those months.

They plan to release it at some film festivals and also on PBS and Discovery channel. But those won't have the bonus sections and maybe not run the full film as PBS prefers 50 minute episodes. Or two sections of the film in 50 min parts.

But the DVD will have way more footage.

#5: Thanks. They were also filming around my booth at the last Dallas show in November.

You may have been recorded then when you were at my booth. I know they were interviewing some people who came by my booth. I think Saymama from this board was there and was interviewed and I think cried as she told an emotional story to them on camera.

#6: That was the university that was filming the gallery show. But I'm going to ask that the send that footage to the DVD crew in case they want to cut in some of that gallery show.

I also asked the gallery director from my current gallery shows in Belgium right now to send footage of that show as well.

#7: Yeah, it definitely goes into the creative process.


Hero Video Productions (June 5, 2006)
Thanks to Sherri Jurls of Hero Video Productions for reporting that filming for the upcoming David Mack documentary will take place at Mr. Mack's home from June 16-18.


Hero Video Productions (April 18, 2006)
Thanks to Hero Video Productions' owner Sherri Jurls for sharing the following production update: "It looks like we are going to continue the filming for the David Mack DVD this summer, possibly May or June. We are hammering out the details right now."


Hero Video Productions (August 22, 2005)
Thanks to Sherri Jurls of Hero Video Productions for reporting that the pre-order page for their upcoming David Mack DVD was launched prematurely and will be opertional again soon. Also, Mrs. Jurls revealed that the length of the documentary will be around 40 minutes, which will make the film easier to pitch to TV stations, such as PBS.


Greg Jurls (April 27, 2005)
Thanks to Greg Jurls of HeroVideoProductions.com for reporting that he recently talked about his company's upcoming David Mack DVD with IGN.com. During the interview, Mr. Jurls noted: "We've been talking with David Mack about something we might do with him. He has some great ideas that would make an absolutely wonderful DVD. So we're talking with him, looking maybe towards the fall and putting something together and having it out by the end of the year. This might be more akin to what we did with Terry [Moore], but of course very specific to David and his life and his art."


David Mack (April 8, 2005)
Anyone here have the Terry Moore DVD? I just agreed to do one with the same company, [Hero Video Productions].

The Moore DVD has a really good and extensive interview with him. You learn of a lot more of Terry's facets.

And imagine my surprise to hear him mention Bendis and I in the interview!

Lots of good stuff in the DVD. I'm curious to hear how you reacted to it.

Did it deliver for you?

Was there something else you'd like to see in it?

Or what was your favorite part?

I just agreed to let the company come to my studio and make an in-depth David Mack DVD for their next big release.

Suggestions, advice, etc. are welcome.



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