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The London Thing, 27th October. A conference regarding the future of modern Heathenism in the UK. Speakers included David Parry of Gruntlers' Theatre who also organised the event, Freya Aswynn the Volva and musician, Ralph Harrison of the Odinist Fellowship, David Beth and Valdemar Wiedemann from Estonia.
Music by Freya Aswynn.The London Thing, 27th October. A conference regarding the future of modern Heathenism... more
@Da_BBCofQU sayz this 4th stop is a must.. Every stop is full of surprises!
Domenica 17 giugno alle ore 21:00 si terrà a Genova, l'Evento Interculturale presso l'osteria-birreria MEDIOEVO (via Canevari 80R, Genova): Isabel Jimeno leggerà alcune sue ultime poesie scritte durante il suo soggiorno a Genova. Isabel Jimeno sarà accompagnata al violoncello dal concertista Nicola Baroni. Evento a cura dell'associazione culturale MASK - ITALIA e MEDIOEVO Osteria Birreria. Per informazioni: 333.3297612 o email@example.com. Ingresso libero.
Questo è un evento esterno al Festiva della Poesia. Portare la cultura in un'osteria non è riduttivo, bensì vuole essere un messaggio forte a sottolineare che essa, se tale, appartiene a tutti ed è sostenuta anche da aziende private, seppur piccole come un'osteria.
Isabel Jimeno (1983), studiosa della filosofia e giovane poeta, ha sempre sentito la chiamata del pensiero profondo e l'intuizione pura della poesia. Laureatasi con pieni voti in Filosofia presso l’Università di Salamanca (Spagna), ha vinto il primo premio al concorso nazionale di poesia “Manuel Pacheco” nel 2003 e nel 2004, e il primo premio al concorso nazionale di poesia “Gabriel y Galan” sempre nel 2004.
Nicola Baroni è diplomato in Violoncello e in Musica Elettronica, ha in seguito conseguito la Laurea in Estetica Musicale presso il DAMS di Bologna. Si è perfezionato in Violoncello e in Musica da Camera con Franco Rossi, Alain Meunier, Anner Bijlsma, Siegfried Palm. E’ docente di Violoncello presso il Conservatorio “Monteverdi” di Bolzano, e di Tecniche della Improvvisazione presso i dipartimenti di Nuove Tecnologie e di Didattica dello stesso Conservatorio. Ha sviluppato attività di ricerca e di produzione nel repertorio del XX Secolo con gli ensemble Octandre, Icarus, Siddharta, Musica Attuale, Musica/Realtà, Interensemble, Antisonic-Elektronika, FontanaMix. L’attenzione per le prassi esecutive si è manifestata con la pratica musicale su strumenti antichi, le pubblicazioni sul repertorio barocco per la casa editrice Ut Orpheus, l’interazione con il Computer e i mezzi tecnologici audio-visivi, la Live Electronics Performance tramite “Laptop Electric Cello”. L’attività discografica riguarda opere di Monteverdi, Torelli, Liszt, Malipiero, Villa Lobos, Scelsi, Gentilucci, in collaborazione con le etichette Tactus, Bongiovanni, Discantica, Luna, Rivo Alto. E’ presente da anni nel panorama concertistico con repertorio contemporaneo, romantico, barocco. L’attività concertistica è svolta nei teatri italiani, presso festival nazionali e internazionali in Europa, Stati Uniti, Sudamerica e Giappone.
L’Associazione Culturale MASK-ITALIA si è distinta nel panorama culturale europeo per essere in grado di organizzare eventi artistici a 360 gradi anche in altre nazioni come “Border Transits” a Berlino nel maggio 2010, il recente concerto del Cardew Ensemble al GAS Festival di Gotheborg (12 maggio 2012) o il prossimo a Kromeriz in Repubblica Ceca (1 luglio 2012).Domenica 17 giugno alle ore 21:00 si terrà a Genova, l'Evento... more
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One of the most mesmerizing experience ft DJ Mona-Lisa. The famous celebrity goes boat riding then later parasails in the open skies of beautiful Jamaica: http://youtu.be/lLRARLxyn-EOne of the most mesmerizing experience ft DJ Mona-Lisa. The famous celebrity goes boat... more
Since 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade has taken place in Edinburgh to signal the start of the Fringe Festival. The cavalcade is a parade made up from the performers of the Fringe in addition to local community groups and marching bands which includes the cast of the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The event takes place at the beginning of August annually and atracts many thousands of visitors visiting Scotland and local families and groups of friends. Despite occuring every year since it's inception, for the first time in it's history, the cavalcade did not take place in 2011 due to a lack of funding to support the event. Hopefully, the event will return in the future. Rumours have been around stating that the cavalcade may now become a two year event which would be possible with current funding available for staging the event.
I have always been a spectator to the event and so I wanted to try and gain an opportunity to film the event on the ground. To achieve this, I approached cavalcade Director, David Todd firstly in 2008 to seek permission to shoot the event. He gladly accepted and I took along my Hi8 camera to record the event. It wasn't until the following summer that David got in contact with me again to record the event a second time of the parade to take place during August, 2009.
My aim was to create a better video of the event than the one I produced in 2008 so I decided that using multi cameras might cover the event in more detail. I've been a member of the Edinburgh Cine & Video Society since 2006 so I posted an ad at the club to see if anyone would like to help collaborate with me on the project as a Camera Operator. The response was good initially where I managed to get together a team of five to record the event.
To gain the best coverage, I put together a very rough diagram of where I wanted to position cameras. One of the members of the team, Peter Dick wanted to try out his new HDV camera at a height so he ended up filming the parade from the Crags in Holyrood Park which produced some excellent results. I particularly enjoyed the shots of the Scottish Parliament in the background and the marching bands seen from afar.
Two of the Camera Operators were positioned on the ground within the parade route which included me. When I arrived a couple of hours before the event, me and Bob Bell, another ECVS member picked up some orange high visibility vests to alert people that we were filming. I quite liked having this as it made me feel more professional. Getting close to performers during filming was a good idea where between us we managed to gain some interesting, comical shots of the performers. Bob Bell managed to capture some shots of the crowds waving and smiling which added a community feel to the video. I especially liked his sneaky shot of a woman singing Batman where she obvisouly seems oblivious to the fact that she's being filmed, only to realize that she is at the last moment.
I enjoyed one of my shots where I weaved in between the Massed Pipes and Drums which I think adds excitement to the video. Another memorable moment for me was filming the Swiss Army band which were kind enough to march in a circle around a roundabout in order for a badly placed crowd to see some action. They loved the band for giving them a photo opportunity. Being able to follow the bands behind them worked well too for giving the audience an unsual look at the performers in my opinion. Bob managed to get a shot of the pipers by using a monopod lifted high in the air which created an interesting look. I found that when filming the bands, you have to be on your feet, watching out for where they are marching to and you have to make sure you don't get hit by a drum major's mace. Another of my shots which worked well was a pan shot on the ground of Royal Air Force Pipes and Drums which added another different perspective to the video. I also found that Chinese Dragons are easy to get tangled up in when filming!
There were two other Camera Operators who filmed the event really for fun which were Ann Sutherland and Jim Close, also members of the Edinburgh Cine and Video Society. Their cameras could only film footage in the 4:3 format so I never used any of the footage from their cameras. Their footage wasn't useable anyway in comparison with the footage from the other three cameras as their positions were within the crowds and the shots weren't very glamarous.
The Post Production stage was a challenging one. The three cameras were quite different from each other, one shooting HDV and the other two SD where Bob's Canon's video quality was superior to my P2 HVX200 I managed to borrow with permission from my college lecturer from Jewel & Esk College, Gerard Lohan. When placing some of the clips on the timeline, Peter's HDV footage played back at slow motion and featured a flickering motion. After a few days of frustration, I managed to set the correct frame field options for rendering within Sony Vegas and produce a good mpeg 2 video master mixing SD with HDV. At the time of producing the video, I was using the Platinum version of Sony Vegas which doesn't support 16:9 export! Sadly, this video should have been exported as 16:9 so I've been left with a letterboxed 16:9 video unfortunately with no option to create a proper 16:9 version. It happens. Having multiple coverage made it easier to cut the marching band segments to music as I could use a high angle shot followed by footage from the ground. I used some crossfading techniques to create the illusion that the shots occurred during the same march when in reality, the footage was taken from various different parts.
The music overlaid over the community floats section of the video was composed by Kevin MacLeod from incomptech.com, well known for providing royalty free music online licensed under the creative commons license. In addition to the video quality difference between the cameras me and Bob had, the sound quality was different too where it was much more muffled on my HVX200 and the video was softer. To compensate, I had to carry out some colour correction and adjust the sound levels although for my footage, the sound recorded just wasn't high enough in comparison with Bob's onboard microphone.
Looking back the day, it was interesting to film some of the Harley Davidson motorcycles prior to the start of the parade. Maybe in the future, I could think about recording some vox pops with some of the participants and carry out an interview with the cavalcade director to add some insight into the event. I chose not to include commentary in the video so that the viewer could enjoy the music more without interruption. I'm not sure if it needs a bit commentary in some places, I think I was right to choose not to for the marching bands. The captions seemed to work well with telling the audience about the group without spoiling the music.
Some interesting facts about the day; Bob Bell had an interesting discussion with a retired police officer he used to work with and he also spoke with a woman from the states which made for some interesting conversation. I was also offered some cheese from a member of the crowd which was delicious. There were a few other crews about on the day where I spoke to some of the photographers although even today, I'm unsure of who they were working for.
Let me know your own thoughts and opinions after viewing the video and post your comments here. If you have any suggestions for future projects too then don't be afraid to tell me them.
Article written by Alan Andrew Taylor, © 2011 Willow Creek Pictures
You are free to distribute this article under creative commons 3.0 attribution non commercially through other social media links, just ensure that you give me a credit.http://www.youtube.com/user/WillowCreekPictures
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Eve Ensler's -
Ambiguous UpSparkles From the Heart of the Park (Mic Check/Occupy Wall Street)
. . . .besides,....Bush is a dick,....uhm,....so is Rick,.....but I digress,......this is about what SHE said,.....and SHE said - - -
( about OCCUPY WALL STREET )
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[ It is a cry against what appears to be scarcity and what Naomi Klein calls a distribution problem and, I would add, a priority problem. It is a spontaneous uprising that has been building for years in our collective unconscious. It is a gorgeous, mischievous moment that has arrived and is spreading. It is a speaking out, coming out, dancing out. It is an experiment and a disruption.
We all know things are terribly wrong in this country. From the death of our rivers, to the bankruptcy of our schools to our failed health care system, something at the center does not hold.
A diverse group of teachers, thinkers, students, techies, workers, nurses, have stopped their daily lives. They have come to gather and reflect and march and lay their bodies down. They have come from all over the country and the world. Some have flown in just to be here. I met students last night from a college in Kentucky who had just arrived committed to sleeping out for two nights in solidarity.
Occupy Wall Street is a work of art, exploding onto a canvas in search of form, in search of an image, a vision.
In a culture obsessed with product, the process of creation is almost unbearable. Nothing is more threatening than the moment, the living breathing ambiguity of now. We have been trained to name things, own things, brand things and in doing so control and consume them. Well, the genius of Occupy Wall Street is that so far it is not brandable and that's what makes its potential so daunting, so far reaching, so inclusive, and so dangerous. It cannot be defined and so it cannot be sold, as a sound bite or a political party or even a thing. It can't be summed up and dismissed.]
[ To make sure the human microphone is working properly the speaker calls out Mike Check and the crowd repeats Mike Check and by doing this it becomes clear if the voice of the speaker is being carried through the entire crowd. I think our media needs a general Mike Check. So last night I committed to creating a column that would carry the stories of the occupiers at the heart of the park.
There are certain hand signals that are used in the group to signify response. My favorite is the signal for agreement, or something you like a lot .
People lift their hands and wiggle their fingers. This has come to be called Upsparkles. ]
Read the whole thing, it is worth your time. She writes really well,.....go figure.
p.s. ( for a woman )
p.p.s. There - THAT should generate some interest !
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To all of the people who were seriously angry with me, even wishing me death, for having an opinion about what happened to Serene Branson the other night, please note that I wish her nothing but the best of health and well being. Your anger, however, is severely misplaced. To wish harm to others for finding humor is a world chock full of endless serious issues proves nothing besides how small minded and evil you evil-wishers are. Last year, I featured Lindsay Lohan‘s salacious video for Muse Magazine, something that I was hired to do, and you would have thunk that I had killed someone. This recent slew of scary comments that wish me harm reminds me of those same lunatics who wanted me dead for showing the Lindsay video. To all of you who find the time..rather having nothing but time…to wish me harm: Please…leave this site now. I Mean…What?!? is not for you.
Please watch this reporter Serene Branson after the Grammy Awards. I, too, was speechless when Arcade Fire won Album of the Year. However, all the reports today are that she was rushed to the hospital, and rumors of an on-air stroke-like occurence abound. Keep looking at the footage. You won’t see a clear moment of brain malfunction. Rather, her tongue seems kind of stuck like when you do too much blow and can’t speak. We watched her Grammy Red Carpet coverage earlier in the evening and she was partying with all the stars. Surely we can’t rule out a quick trip to the loo with Bruno Mars and the result is…well…watch it again…only this time with my theory in mind. Click the image or the link below to watch the clip from my Flip Camera since CBS has taken down all the YouTube versions.
Read more: http://imeanwhat.com/canyoubelieve/cbs-la-reporter-serene-branson-speeke-no-ingleese#ixzz1EFG6LOWSImage created by Max Lavergne
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These girls are the "ones to watch" on the runways this season in NYC, as per WWD.
“Like sands through the hourglass…so are the Days of Our Lives.” Truer words have ne’er been spoken and they also apply to the fashion industry. I mean…who doesn’t squeeze their sorry ass into a tight fitting pair of jeans, leggings or jeggings these days in the hopes of feeling as thin as the models that sashay down the runways. Maybe my comparison is a stretch (as in Spandex). Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicks off today and someone, somewhere is squeezing into their DLs, throwing on their tight, fitted, cropped jacket with gobs of accessories, readying to make an entrance at Milk Studios or Lincoln Center. Style expert, Mary Alice Stephenson was quoted recently, “Think it’s time to bring back boobs on the runways! All these skinny girls at fashion week castings….. Boring!!!” Well, having just done a casting, I pushed for the one model who had great boobs but it was an uphill battle. Rather than having to fight the fight, the good news is, the girl got snapped up for another job…so..kudos Katie. The girls pictured above, Dempsey Stewart, Wang Xiao, Merethe Hopland, are WWD‘s “ones to watch” this season on the catwalks. And there ain’t a boob among them, or even if you combined all six together. Granted, these girls are A-dorable, but the ongoing battle of the bulge will always be won by the girls that look more like these pixies, rather than Lara Stone.
Read more: http://imeanwhat.com/canyoubelieve/mercedes-benz-fashion-week-kicks-off#ixzz1Dai9akOeThese girls are the "ones to watch" on the runways this season in NYC, as... more
The Art n Craft of body paint -
in VEGAS..........( where else,.......go figure )
even in Vegas, this cant be kept "under wraps" ! Heh ! sorry.
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North Hollywood, CA - Robin Saban, Founder and President of the International Student Film Festival Hollywood (ISFFH) is pleased to announce Iris Yamashita as the recipient of the Award of Excellence at the 8th annual International Student Film Festival Hollywood. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood.
Iris Yamashita is a Japanese American screenwriter who was nominated for an Academy Award® for her screenplay, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA. Directed by Clint Eastwood, LETTERS received a Golden Globe award for "Best Foreign Language Film" of 2006 and was nominated for 4 Oscars®. Ms. Yamashita has also been recognized for her short fiction work, with her latest piece published in the premiere issue of "Red Leaves” literary magazine. Currently, she is working with K5 International and Convergence Entertainment on an original script, THE THREE LAWRENCES, to be directed by Shekhar Kapur (ELIZABETH, FOUR FEATHERS).
Hollywood is the capital city of the entertainment world. The ISFFH offers student filmmakers from all over the world a unique opportunity to gain the recognition of film industry leaders. It is a forum for student filmmakers to showcase their independent films in Hollywood. This event at the epicenter of the film industry puts these students face to face with working Directors, Producers, and other industry professionals throughout the event, giving them the invaluable opportunity to promote themselves and their films.
After years of work in film and theater and passionate about the opportunity to offer student filmmakers well-deserved recognition for their talents, entertainment industry veteran, Robin Saban founded the International Student Film Festival Hollywood , focused solely on students in September of 2003.
The ISFFH is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of others. For more information about the ISFFH, to donate, sponsor or to purchase your Festival tickets, please visit our website www.isffhollywood.org
The ISFFH is sponsored by American Building Supply, Wells Fargo, CRA/LA, CISCorp, Saban Enterprises, Marilyn Bradbury, Rotary Club of Studio City and Sherman Oaks, Gloria and Lou Weintraub, Creative Handbook, Actors Certified Training, CaliforniaExploration.com, LA411, Turkla.com, Entertainment Partners, NoHoArtsDistrict.com, and LAGrip.com.North Hollywood, CA - Robin Saban, Founder and President of the International Student... more
Excitement of Fashion Night Out DOWNTOWN with tons of celebrities and events 9/10/10 check out this website for more info!www.imeanwhat.com
Excitement of Fashion Night Out DOWNTOWN with tons of celebrities... more
Memphis Hip Hop Weekend will take place September 2-5, 2010 with the Expo taking place at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Downtown Memphis on September 3-4, 2010.
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Memphis, TN - June 1, 2010 - Tuesday, June 1, 2010, the 2010 Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend & Expo was announced along with the launch of its interactive website and profile powered by MemphisRap.com. Memphis Hip Hop Weekend will take place September 2-5, 2010 with the Expo taking place at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Downtown Memphis on September 3-4, 2010. Since the launch of the Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend & Expo site, officials have stated that there has been a great response in interest of the event.
"This Fall with the beginning of a new school year, this will be an opportunity not only for artists and their fans, but also sponsors to target a great demographic audience through the exhibition," states Online Media Director, Charla Littlejohn. "Our goal is to make this a significant annual event in the Mid-South, one that will link everyone up together in the Music and Entertainment business and give everyone a means to efficiently tap into the market."
The Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend & Expo will consist of a number of events which include the 'Be Heard, Be Seen Talent Show,' 'Memphis Hip-Hop Art, Ink & Fashion Show,' two days of conferences, celebrity ball games, 'Industry Meet N Greet Networking Mixer, the South In Yo Mouth Food Taster and the 'Memphis Hip-Hop Expo' which takes place over the course of two days (Sept. 3-4) and more.
According to the founder of MemphisRap.com, Hosea 'M Town' Mays, Jr., he's looking for this to be an exciting event as well as an educational and positive one.
"'Promoting Alliance Through Hip-Hop!' is the theme for this year's Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend & Expo which in-turn tells you that our goal is to promote togetherness," stated Mays.
Produced by MemphisRap.com, companies and individuals that are interested in participating in the event either through exhibiting, sponsorship, guest speaking, performing, media/press coverage or volunteering, can visit: http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com for more information.
Expo exhibitors, conference panels and discussions, live performers, guest speakers, special guest appearances, and more exciting details of the Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend & Expo are expected to be announced in the days and weeks to come.
More About the 2010 Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend & Expo
Date: September 2-5, 2010
The Memphis Hip-Hop Expo is about bringing the community together through showcasing, educating and presenting the artists, entertainers, businesses and people who involve themselves in the Community.
Over the course of four days, the Memphis Hip-Hop Weekend/Memphis Hip-Hop Expo will bring on a number of activities ranging from a 2 day expo with a variety of entertainment, live music performances, a music & art showcase, conferences, fashion showcase, tattoo ink show, South In Yo Mouth Food Taster, local celebrity sports competitions and more.
The long term goal is to provide a source of networking and information, opportunities, to build social harmony and promote growth.
More About MemphisRap.com
Launched in 2001, MemphisRap.com has become a stepping stone and building block for Mid-South music artists, producers, models and entertainers abroad looking to connect with their fans and to build a network with other like-minded individuals. Starting as an online record store on to an online magazine and news publication, MemphisRap.com is now a social networking platform which is not just a network, but "A way of life!"
For more contact information visit:
Director/Coordinator/Sales & Sponsorships:
Hosea Mays • hosea @ memphishiphopweekend.com
Deanna Brown • deanna @ memphishiphopweekend.com
Online Media/Press Inquiries:
C. Littlejohn • media @ memphishiphopweekend.com
http://www.memphishiphopweekend.comMemphis Hip Hop Weekend will take place September 2-5, 2010 with the Expo taking place... more
With all of San Diego military and its beaches Memorial Day in San Diego is a very busy time.
Yesterday Boy Scouts placed 66,000 flags at the graves of veterans buried at San Diego’s Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Today thousands will crowd on to our beaches for traditional BBQ’s and there are several memorial events scheduled and even a small parade in one of San Diego’s older neighborhoods.
The big events are:
http://bowlersdesk.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/san-diegos-memorial-day/With all of San Diego military and its beaches Memorial Day in San Diego is a very... more
Marissa A. Ross has curated a show for Echo Park record store/record label Origami Vinyl and homegirl has seriously put together an impressive line-up.Marissa A. Ross has curated a show for Echo Park record store/record label Origami... more
The 2010 Preakness Stakes took place Saturday just after 6:00 PM Eastern. Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver did not capture the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.
But not everyone in attendance will be paying that much attention to the race itself. The Preakness infield is known for its rowdy antics and, after banning alcohol coolers last year, inebriating beverages are making a triumphant return for the 2010 race. Scroll down to see some of the more bizarre Preakness antics from years past.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIcyFSYhvV4&feature=player_embeddedThe 2010 Preakness Stakes took place Saturday just after 6:00 PM Eastern. Kentucky... more