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Kino McFarland
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
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Kino McFarland is a writer with great imagination. Her passion for entertainment has brought her from jumping on broken glass and escaping straitjackets to writing for films and video games. She uses her experience with vaudeville and sideshow to create entertaining work for people of all walks of life. Her credits include Living Dead Magazine, the websites Horse Junkies United and This Dish is Vegetarian, the short film Hangry, the text-based game Behind the Kürten, and more.

While in the Creative Writing for Entertainment program at Full Sail University, Kino received the Course Director’s Award for Children’s Entertainment. In addition to her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Full Sail, she has also received her Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Media Technology and a Professional Certificate in Animation from The University of Cincinnati. Kino has a very active web presence and can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. When she’s not writing, filmmaking, or touring the country with circuses, she can be found in a barn mucking out stalls. She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty.

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I was notified today that my film, The Beasts of the Earth, will be receiving an award next Thursday and screening in front of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This is awesome.
When I was studying for my associate's at UC: Blue Ash (then it was Raymond Walters College), I took a bunch of photography classes. One of which was Tao of Photography. We applied Taoist philosophy to photography... and it was that class that truly showed me how much I loved photography and that was when I could finally see improvement in my work. Anyway, some of my work is included in an exhibition that displays the work of students in that seminar from 2002 to now. Because I am in Seattle and a starving artist, I can't attend... but maybe YOU can. The exhibition is October 27 through December 1 in the UCBA Gallery at 4131 Cooper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio.

It would mean a ton to me if you went and told me what you saw! My instructors at UC helped me grow into the person I am today. So please help me show them support.


www.ucblueash.edu/about/commun…
What do you gain from offering your written work for free?

More adventures in filmmaking!

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:50 PM
I had another whirlwind of a weekend making a movie in 48 hours. This was the horror event, so I have been beyond excited for this one. I originally pulled Found Footage for the genre, but because we had access to the Red Epic, we didn't want to waste such an amazing camera on such a lame genre, so I went for the wild card, which turned out to be Cannibalism.

I went home and Christopher and I wrote the script. We probably wrote it too haphazardly as later during filmmaking, we realized a few things didn't make sense, but what can you do for a 48 Hour film? Saturday we began shooting. A lot of the cast and crew had difficulty finding the location, so people ended up late and then disaster almost struck. We discovered we had no sound equipment. Luckily, other members of our crew had equipment nearby, so that took care of that, we just ended up starting a little later than planned. We fought wind, rain, and daylight and therefore we didn't get as many coverage shots as we would have liked. All in all, the cast and crew left the set pretty happy regardless of what happened in the morning.

After the shoot, the editor, me, and Christopher (who is also a producer) went to the editor's house to edit. We stayed up all night to get the edits where we wanted them so we could send the complete film to the composer for him to work with. While we waited on music, we took a brief nap and then went straight to more audio adjustments and color correction. The music came back and we were amazed with our final product. We put in the credits, finalized a few more audio things, and then had a few hours of down time before turn in. We left early for turn in because a football game was about to end and we didn't want to get caught in traffic. We ended up an hour early. We hung around in the Office Depot nearby and then went back to the studio to wait.

Kirk let us in and we waited a few minutes to see if anyone else was coming, but of course, they were all later than us. We didn't want to hang around and I had to finish homework, so we left.

Tuesday at the screening, I was told we made other teams more nervous because we were finished so early and just playing around before turn in. Everyone was jealous because we had practically no stress, but I wouldn't say that it was totally stress-free. At least, not for me.

The screening went well, but the audience wasn't as responsive as they were for Hangry. However, they were more responsive to our story than most of the others. Comedy always wins the audience over at the 48 Hour, though, even when you're supposed to be making horror films... so if you don't make something hilarious, the audience award is unlikely.

I think our film is pretty good. I do have some adjustments I would like to make. Everyone wants me to submit this somewhere, so I probably will this time. My composer and DP already want me to make something else. My composer specifically wants something super grim and dark without any comedy whatsoever, so that is my plan. I hope to have it all set to shoot for spring, maybe earlier. A winter shoot would be nice.

I would love it (and so would my cast and crew) if you checked out the following pages!
The Beasts of the Earth FB pageNeato Kino Films FB PageThe Beasts of the Earth IMDb page (this may or may not be showing up yet for you)


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LumpySpacePrincess11 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your gallery <3 +Watch xx
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Thank you for all the :+favlove:!
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Ploopie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Digital Artist

Hey !
Just passing by here to thank you for adding me to your watch list, it is very appreciated! :heart:
I'm really glad you enjoyed my art and hopefully I won't disappoint with my future works.
If you have any questions feel free to just ask, I'm glad to help in any way I can.

I wish you a wonderful day! :dummy:

~Caroline

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Thanks for watch by Ploopie  


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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
 Welcome to :icondudeletsdiet: !


Hope you enjoy the group!


Be sure to stop by the #DudeLetsDiet chat to talk with other people that are in the same boat as you! We discuss healthy dieting tips, recipes, workouts and more! It's a great place if you're struggling to gain motivation :heart:

See you soon!
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MisfitPoe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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