Zero-Point: The Story of Mark McCandlish and the Flux Liner
Higgins, James Allen
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Film and Television
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Film and Television
Includes bibliographical references (p.48).
This thesis is an exploration into several extreme and compelling scientific concepts through the perspective of one man’s unusual journey, and an argument for both documentary film work and technical illustration as potentially dramatic transformative processes for both documentarian and illustrator. By undertaking a thorough investigative documentary film about the life and later work of Mark McCandlish, an American illustrator thrust onto the international stage in 2001, it asks pointed questions about the subscription to various probabilities in controversial topics such as: the possibility of interstellar travel and associated technologies (including extraterrestrial UFOs), development of extremely advanced and heretofore undisclosed applied sciences, and the potential reality of a limitless free energy source as proven by contemporary discoveries in quantum physics. The work thoroughly explores the concepts themselves and addresses cultural and psychological aspects of these phenomena. McCandlish’s story, combined with a detailed exploration of the mysterious ‘Flux Liner’ anti-gravity vehicle, serves as an armature and perceptual framing device for the film’s survey into these disparate but interrelated topics as it chronicles a unique discovery process from the early 1980’s to the present.
CHAIR: Daniel, Kenneth Carl
Film and Television
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