Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: Young, Clive
Phone: 516-536-6068
Mailing address: 137 S. Forest Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Westhampton Public Library, Westhampton Beach, NY, Bethpage Public Library, Bethpage, NY, Oceanside Library, Oceanside, NY, Northport-East Northport Library, Northport, NY, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 01/06/2016

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May The Fan Film Be With You Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
May The Fan Film Be With You presents and discusses 15 of the best Star Wars fan films. In recent years, many movie fans have been inspired to make their own Star Wars films; using video cameras and powerful home computers for editing and special effects, these weekend directors have created a genre that became known as ‘fan films.’ Many of their homespun creations rival the original movies in quality and story, making these unusual films a permanent part of the Star Wars universe.

Most of these films are quite rare and have not been seen anywhere except the internet, but this program will screen them the way they were meant to be seen, in full-quality video. Additionally, the program will discuss the history of the growing fan film movement and explore what compels these budding filmmakers to invest so much effort into their personal visions of the Star Wars mythology. All material screened will be appropriate for the whole family, but discussion will be aimed primarily at adults and young adults.

$201- $350
Visual Arts- Cartooning
This fast-paced program traces the evolution of super-powered cinema, from the Saturday-morning serials of yesteryear to the box-office blockbusters of today. Aimed for all ages, the program uses “family-friendly” video clips and PowerPoint to take audiences behind the scenes of some of the coolest flicks (and a few fun TV shows), exploring how Hollywood’s take on superheroes has changed with the times and technologies available.
$201- $350
Kaboom: The History of Special Effects History,
Media- Film,
Media- Video
Kaboom: The History of Special Effects has been presented in more than 40 libraries! It is is a fun, visual program that mixes the most exciting moments in movie history with an educational primer on special effects, explaining how filmmakers have used technology and illusion to make the impossible seem real for over a century. You’ll never watch a Hollywood blockbuster the same way again!

Following a timeline from early efforts in the late 1800s to today’s computer-enhanced creations, the program presents key effects from great movies, explaining how they were achieved and why each was an important advancement.

Special attention is paid to the shift from using models to computer-generated animation. Clips from movies throughout the history of cinema will be shown, including King Kong, Star Wars, Star Trek, Jason & the Argonauts, Metropolis, Twister, War of the Worlds, The Wizard of Oz and more.

As an exclusive bonus, the final segment illustrates how special effects are used to keep older movies up to date, as scenes from the original Star Wars are shown with both the original 1977 version and the computer-enhanced 2004 DVD version presented simultaneously. The result is jaw-dropping!

$201- $350
Homemade Hollywood: The Rise of Fan Films Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Fan films are a new phenomenon in today's popular culture. Regular people are creating their own flicks based on their favorite movies, books, TV shows and more, using video cameras and computers to create complex, unique films. Many fan films are now high-quality efforts, sometimes costing as much as $30,000 to produce!

This program introduces audiences to some of the best fan films around, featuring Batman, Harry Potter, Superman, The Matrix, Snoopy, Darth Vader and more of the world's most famous characters.

I am the author of the first book about fan films, Homemade Hollywood (Continuum, 2008) and run the daily fan film blog,, so basically I'm the leading expert on this unusual form of underground filmmaking.

$201- $350
Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
    Media- Video,
    Media- Film
    This multimedia program celebrates the Silver Anniversary of the TV series Doctor Who, covering 50 years in 100 minutes! Since first hitting TV screens in the Fall of 1963, Doctor Who has become a worldwide phenomenon and is now the most popular Sci-Fi TV series currently airing in America. Millions of fans of all ages, from tweens to seniors, tune in each week to enjoy the Doctor’s latest exploits as he travels through time and space in a police phone booth (A.K.A., the TARDIS), meets strange aliens and saves the universe with verve, nerve and know-how. Designed for both new and avid fans alike, the program uses video and PowerPoint to explore the show’s colorful on-screen and behind-the-scenes histories, profile all 12 Doctors, highlight their most important episodes and more.
    $201- $350
    Literature- Creative Writing,
    Media- Film
    Featuring lots of exciting, rare footage and flashy PowerPoint, this program traces George Lucas’ surprising, inspiring life, and how he became the billionaire creator of the biggest science fiction saga ever. Along the way, you’ll see how successes and setbacks in his life drastically shaped and influenced the original Star Wars film in 1977. Designed for both casual and die-hard fans of all ages, this fast-paced, multimedia program explores Lucas’ inspirations for the original movie; follows the backstage drama behind all his films leading up to and including the original Star Wars; and shows clips from the many films that influenced Lucas side-by-side with his Star Wars reinterpretations. Finally, it examines the legacy of the franchise today.
    $201- $350
    Media- Film,
    Media- Video
    Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016, and Beam Me Up traces the fascinating creation of the best-known science fiction franchise of all-time. The fast-paced, multimedia program explores how creator Gene Roddenberry first envisioned the original TV show as a western in space, and then steadily built a team of legendary actors, brilliant writers and clear-sighted directors who brought the original crew’s story to life across a TV series, animated children’s show and six feature films between 1966 and 1991. Aimed at both beginner and longtime fans, the program follows Star Trek‘s long, tumultuous history and its continuing impact on pop culture around the world.
    $201- $350
    Media- Film
    This program doesn’t pull any punches as it explores the history of Sylvester Stallone’s signature character—the million-to-one-shot boxer, Rocky Balboa—and his many movies, including the latest hit, Creed. Shot in 28 days on a shoestring budget, Rocky starred an unknown actor, Stallone, who had written the script himself in a spiral notebook. Released in just a handful of theaters, Rocky went on to become the biggest hit of 1976, winning three Oscars including Best Picture. The film’s success paved the way for a billion-dollar franchise that, like the champ himself, flew high only to hit rock-bottom before finding latter-day redemption. Designed for fans 10 and up, this multimedia program explores the inspirations for characters, stories and settings in the series, and follows the backstage drama behind all the films, from writing and casting the movies to their critical and sometimes caustic receptions.
    $201- $350
    Yikes: The History of Movie Stunts History,
    Media- Film,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Yikes: The History of Movie Stunts is a fast-paced sequel to my popular Kaboom: The History of Special Effects program, tracing the action-packed evolution of stunt work in movies.

    From car chases, explosions and leaping off bridges, to sword fights, motorboat jumps and hanging from helicopters, Hollywood stuntmen and women risk their lives daily to bring excitement to the silver screen.

    Starting in the early 1900s, the program follows a timeline of movie stunts throughout the ages, presenting some of the most spectacular acts ever put to celluloid while explaining the advancements in technology, training and safety that made them possible.

    Amazing stories and profiles reveal how and why stuntmen do what they do. What feats are they most afraid of? How do they focus when they know their next move could be their last?

    Illustrating the program are legendary stunts throughout film history, from the work of pioneers like Harold Lloyd, to clips from The French Connection, The Bourne Identity, The Road Warrior, Smokey and the Bandit, the James Bond series and more. Presented with plenty of “don’t try this at home” reminders, Yikes is an exciting program for all ages.

    $201- $350
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