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Reel Stuff Aviation Resources’ Ron Kaplan to lead film premier, previews and award presentation during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

(July 23, 2014 – Dayton, OH) Reel Stuff Aviation Resources founder and director, Ron Kaplan, will make several public presentations during the week of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh… Read more >>>

 
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Reel Stuff Aviation Resources tapped by Army Aviation Hall of Fame to upgrade 2014 ceremony

((May 1, 2014 – Dayton, OH)) Ron Kaplan orchestrates production honoring three at Nashville on May 5 – When the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A) felt the time had come to upgrade its twenty-year-old Army Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony… Read more >>>

 

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How to Film a Warbird that Never Was…

(Warbird Digest #53 March/April 2014) Sundiata Cowels, who aspired to movie making and was in the CAP as a youth, graduated with honors in film and video production. His first job was with Rebo Studio, an industry leader in High Definition camera…. Read more >>>

 
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‘It’s a Wrap’ – 2013 Film Project Update.

(Warbird Digest #52 January/February 2014) As Warbird Digest and Reel Stuff wish you a Happy New Year, I think it worth updating readers on three film projects shared earlier in 2013…. Read more >>>

 
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‘Above and Beyond’ – Nancy Spielberg documents american volunteer pilots in Isreal’s 1948 War of Independence.

(Warbird Digest #51 November/December 2013) New York native Al Schwimmer was an experienced flight engineer for TWA that assisted Air Transport Command during World War II. In 1947 Palestinian Jews asked him to help obtain planes for the expected Arab conflict instigated by the… Read more >>>

 
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Charlie Victor Romeo film presentations enhance CRM, safety, and communications training for aviation and healthcare professionals.

(Dayton, OH – October 14, 2013) The producers of the acclaimed 1999 play, Charlie Victor Romeo, and filmmakers behind the new 2D and 3D movie version of the play have named Ron Kaplan the agent-of-record for non-theatrical screenings of the film… Read more >>>

 
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Disney’s Planes 3D delivers uplifting and family fun.

(Warbird Digest #50 September/October 2013) In Mid-July of 2009, I was introduced to a group of six people from DisneyToon Studios that were quietly on a research mission to the Air force Museum and Dayton Air Show. Without giving away any plot, they explained their animated feature film project… Read more >>>

 
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Reel Stuff Aviation Resources helps bring Military Channel’s AIR ACES series to the Air Force Museum Theatre’s giant screen

(Dayton, Ohio – August 22, 2013) In a unique groundbreaking partnership brokered by Reel Stuff Aviation Resources, the Military Channel’s new six-part series, AIR ACES, is simultaneously being screened exclusively at the newly renovated Air Force Museum Theatre… Read more >>>

 

Disney’s ‘Planes’ takes off with Dayton’s help

(Saturday, August 3, 2013) You wouldn’t guess that an animated family movie about airplanes would necessitate true-to-life depiction of the planes, but that turns out not to be the case. At least when the folks at Disneytoon Studios are involved. Just ask Jeff Duford or Ron Kaplan. Duford is the curator at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Kaplan, formerly the director of the Aviation Hall of Fame, is founder and director of the Reel Stuff Aviation Film Festivals. When the new Disney film, ‘Planes’ hits theaters on Friday, you’ll see both the Air Force Museum and Kaplan listed in the credits… Read more >>>

 
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‘Reel Stuff’ ‘The Restorers’ documentary spawns new aviation series. Sample season of five episodes well on their way to television broadcast.

(Warbird Digest #49 July/August 2013) Back in 2004, professional filmmaker Adam White produced an acclaimed full-length documentary called The Restorers, a collection of vignettes profiling a cross section of people in the business of preserving and sharing historic airplanes and warbirds… Read more >>>

 
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Air Force Museum Theatre adds “Goose” power to star lineup of TOP GUN 3D presenters at Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation

(April 4, 2013 – Dayton, Ohio) Actor Anthony Edwards has been added to a pair of film industry luminaries participating in the Air Force Museum Theatre’s special presentation of TOP GUN 3D on Saturday, April 13, in Dayton, Ohio. Edwards, who played the role of Navy Lt. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw in the 1986 Paramount Pictures blockbuster… Read more >>>

 
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Classic movies, star presenters attract fans of flight and film to Dayton for inaugural Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation

(March 27, 2013 – Dayton, Ohio) A rare opportunity to view classic American aviation movies in a technologically advanced theatre environment is attracting film and flying buffs from across the U.S. to the Air Force Museum Theatre in Dayton… Read more >>>

 
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New state-of-the-art Air Force Museum Theatre site of inaugural Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation

(March 14, 2013 – Dayton, Ohio) The Air Force Museum Foundation announced today the full roster of films and filmmakers presenting screenings at its First Annual Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation, April 12-14. Fourteen producers, directors, cinematographers and others from the film industry will present twelve screenings over the three-day cinematic celebration of flight that also serves as the grand re-opening of the Air Force Museum Theatre’s newly renovated… Read more >>>

 
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First Annual Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation lifts off at Air Force Museum Theatre on April 11-14, 2013

(February 5, 2013 – Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio) The Air Force Museum Theatre announced its inaugural Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation will take place in Dayton on April 11-14, 2013. The cinematic celebration of flight also serves as the public grand re-opening of the Museum’s 400-seat giant-screen theatre, currently undergoing an $800,000 renovation… Read more >>>

 
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“Reel Stuff” For God, Country and Yale! Brings birth of naval aviation to life.

(Warbird Digest #46 January/February 2013) Filmmaker Ron King, already a skilled producer of short films and travel shows, had long sought a full length project to sink his creative teeth into. In 2006, he happened upon a non-fiction book by historian Marc Wortman titled… Read more >>>

 
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“Reel Stuff” Effort to Land The Flyboys on TV gives filmmakers/fans a lift.

(Warbird Digest #45 November/December 2012) One of the most fun aviation-themed feature films I’ve ever seen has yet to make it to a movie theatre near you or me. Why is that?… Read more >>>

 
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“Reel Stuff” Steve Canyon TV episodes restored

(Warbird Digest #44 September/October 2012) John ElliS is a los Angeles based artist, writer, filmmaker and a passionate fan of classic television programs. in 2005, while seeking to view another show that was on a VhS tape that was given to him ten years prior… Read more >>>

Another article by John Ellis, “Ace of the Airwaves,” can be read here:
JohnEllis_SteveCanyon_Article

 
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Warbird Digest announces new “Reel Stuff” column by aviation film festival founder Ron Kaplan

Bi-monthly feature covers diversity of international aviation film, TV, streaming media projects; offers “behind-the-scenes” industry updates

(July 25, 2012 – EAA AirVenture Fly-in – Oshkosh, WI) Warbird Digest Magazine, a bi-monthly publication specializing in news from the world of restoring and flying historic ex-military aircraft, today announced a feature in each issue devoted to aviation cinema and broadcast media… Read more >>>

 

“Reel Stuff” Air Racers 3D

Provides a 40-minute “Giant Screen” Reno Fix

Filmmaker Christian Fry made a name for himself through his passion for the underwater world, producing and directing acclaimed environmental documentaries created literally to save the whales. But as the owner and pilot of a vintage 1948 Navion… Read more >>>

For more information visit: www.warbirddigest.com

 
Event consulting, creative services biz launched by film fest founder Ron Kaplan at Mutual Concerns of Air & Space Museums Conference

(Washington, D.C. – April 26, 2012) Ron Kaplan, creator of the critically acclaimed Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation, announced a new consulting business offering a full range of festival production and media support services to air and space museums as well as filmmakers. Read more >>>

 
Embargo for 12:01AM 4/26/12 release

Reel Stuff Aviation Resources LLC provides museums high-profile fundraising and PR opportunities through customized film festivals

Event consulting, creative services biz launched by film fest founder Ron Kaplan at Mutual Concerns of Air & Space Museums Conference

(Washington, D.C. – April 26, 2012) Ron Kaplan, creator of the critically acclaimed Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation, announced a new consulting business offering a full range of festival production and media support services to air and space museums as well as filmmakers. Read more >>>

 
06:32AM April 26, 2012

Three Emmy Nominations!

Nominations Galore for “The Restorers”

Today the 2012 Emmy nominations were announced and The Restorers – They Were All Volunteers collected a total of three categories. We would like to thank Western Reserve PBS for airing our film, supporting us and educating the public about aviation history. Our pilot episode for our new series was nominated in the following categories:

Best Writing – Technical Achievement – Best Documentary

My sincere thanks to all who have helped us create our new series, and supported us throughout the years.

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Now, there’s only two tasks remaining…..Emmy wins in June and production of our full series. All ahead full!! –Hemlock Films