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Cloverman and the Catalyst Festival

Hi friends, it’s Cloverman Joe Carlson.  This has been an intense week for 8-Leafer Studios, probably its most important week so far since I started it in 2014.  I was recently lucky enough to represent 8-Leafer Studios at the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival.  It was an amazing ride.  I saw tons of pilots and panels, secured a few business relationships, and was able to put the work belonging to my team and I in front of the eyes of several potential new contacts from all over the US, as well as representing some other locals who were unable to attend.  It was a real dream come true for me no matter how you look at it.  There were VIP parties that broke local records, and I met Nancy Cartwright after she gave an amazingly compelling speech, all in my city, at a yearly festival just for creators.  It was awesome to see some new friends win their awards, I saw a lot of dreams come true.  We at 8-Leafer studios will be working towards a submission for next year, so wish us luck!

Here’s an inside look at the festival!

The Catalyst Symbol projected onto Glensheen Mansion for the second VIP Party.

Cloverman Joe Carlson running around Glensheen.

Cloverman Joe Carlson Catching the exhibits at Glensheen.

Cloverman Joe Carlson meets Actress Dana Weddell from “Inpatient” at the Glensheen VIP Party.

Nancy Cartwright accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nancy Cartwright with Cloverman Joe Carlson.

The Catalyst symbols projected next to the doors of the Duluth Depot for the third VIP Party.

Cloverman Joe Carlson on his way into the Depot VIP Party.

The Swing Band at the Depot VIP Party.

A friend I went to school with wandered in off the street past the checkpoint with no idea what was going on. Highlight of the evening.

The Red Carpet from the Catalyst Award Ceremony at Greysolon Plaza.

Cloverman Joe Carlson takes a Bathroom-Selfy before attending the Awards Ceremony.

The reception area of the Moorish Room at Greysolon Plaza before the Ceremony.

The Catalyst Festival Award Ceremony in the Greysolon Ballroom

There is a red carpet photo of me in someones camera at Getty Images but I’m not sure how to get a copy of it 😦  But I was so happy to be there and hope to go again with a submission next year!

8-Leafer Studios Lands Childrens Book Trailer For Local Talent, Erika Adams

Good evening, and welcome back to the 8-Leafer Studios Blog!  I’m Cloverman Joe Carlson, and a lot has happened in the past weeks concerning my team and I.  As you may know, our last film project had a digital disaster and we had to cancel it until we all had the time.  One of our new team members, Erika Adams, would have been playing the role of a space-farer named Nixie.  Although she is still scheduled to appear in another project, she’s been so on board I consider her a part of 8-Leafer Studios already.  She is a local radio talent here in Duluth, and recently she had her 50th episode of her show as champion to the art of storytelling, and recently wrote a wonderful children’s book, called “New Moon’s Family.”  She came to me with some wonderful illustrations by Eric Soderstrom, and asked me to animate them into a trailer and whip up a music track to accompany them.  I felt really connected to this project, I have some scheduled to reach the moon next year on the Moon Arts Ark, so you can imagine how I like the recurring theme here.  You will find the final trailer below. It went through a last second re-rendering because I wasn’t available to fix something properly but I don’t think it lost enough resolution to matter. It was a really fun project and I hope she writes many more books!  Find copies on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, and Itasca, and check out her site at elatales.com!

Gathering Mats for a New Batch!

Hey everyone!  I have been shopping for materials to start my next batch of 4-Leaf Clover Pendants, and this batch should be significantly bigger than my first batch of 45.  I am expanding my horizons a little, so I have some surprise clover-type items coming, and I’m really excited to see them done, but I think I still have some shopping to do before I get started.  I am still looking for an alternative adhesive, but as that would make this experimental, I will still be using my old adhesive on most of my new pendants, and those will take a little over a year to sufficiently set and dry.  I’ll let you know when I get started, and maybe I’ll be able to take you along through the process!