NextGen Know-How: Leadership lessons for working remotely while managing your kids

first_imgWhen CUES asked if I would focus this month’s article on advice for working remotely during back-to-school season, I struggled at first to think of what I could contribute. I want to preface my column with a caveat—I don’t know all the answers. I don’t have a magic wand to make things go back to normal. Every situation is different. But there is one thing we all have in common: Things are different. How we work and how we lead has significantly changed over the past six months. My intent is, by sharing a few things that worked for me, that you might glean an idea or two—or at the very least, that you’ll know you are not alone.I publicly shared my own challenges when the pandemic hit this spring. I still struggle in many ways—having my three kids home for the past six(!) months has taught me that I am definitely not stay-at-home or homeschooling mom material. I’ve never been the mom who loves crafts. (In one weak moment in a Michael’s craft store last Christmas, I thought it would be a good idea to buy build-your-own gingerbread houses. Disaster.) I dislike Halloween—it’s just one more thing on my list of things to do. And during the holidays, I’ve been known to send my kids’ teachers gift cards and wine in lieu of homemade gifts. (But who doesn’t need wine and Amazon?)So I’m pretty sure the biggest lesson I have learned through all of this is that I like my life to be compartmentalized into neat sections—kids in the morning, work during the day, a little bit of kids at night, and clock out of all parenting responsibilities by 8:30 p.m. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Salah saves Liverpool after incredible Salzburg comeback, Suarez downs Inter

first_imgThe Morocco international burst through onto Julian Brandt’s pass in the 35th minute and charged towards the goal, skipping past Petr Sevcik and goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar before rifling home the opener.The pair combined again in the final minute with another rapid counter, the Germany midfielder this time slipping Hakimi in down the left and the 20-year-old — on loan from Real Madrid — slotted a neat left-foot finish that made sure of the win.“Hakimi sat on his motorbike and raced away from everybody,” cooed Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela.Ajax took control of Group H with a big 3-0 success at Valencia that put them top with a perfect six points and showed again that they could yet repeat last season’s heroics.Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring for the Dutch champions with an incredible dipping strike on just eight minutes, and Quincy Promes doubled their lead 11 minutes before half-time with his second in as many Champions League games before the break, punishing Daniel Parejo for smashing a penalty high over the bar.Donny van de Beek sealed the points for last season’s semi-finalists when he finished a beautiful passing move in the 67th minute, collecting Dusan Tadic’s brilliant through ball and slotting home the third.Erik ten Hag’s side are three points clear of the La Liga side and Chelsea, who won a tough encounter at Lille thanks to Willian’s 78th-minute volleyed winner that leaves the Ligue 1 outfit bottom without a point after two defeats.Tammy Abraham had given Frank Lampard’s side a deserved 22nd-minute lead with his first ever Champions League goal before more slack set-piece defending allowed Victor Osimhen to level not long after.Zenit St Petersburg top Group G after seeing off Benfica 3-1 in Russia, level on four points with Lyon after their 2-0 win at RB Leipzig.Share on: WhatsApp Salah scores winner after Salzburg makes a 3 goal comeback at Anfield. PHOTO via @ChampionsLeagueParis, France | AFP | Champions League holders Liverpool came out on top of a 4-3 thriller with Salzburg on Wednesday after throwing away a three-goal lead at Anfield before Mohamed Salah’s winner, while Luis Suarez fired Barcelona to a comeback victory over Inter Milan.Salah won the Group E match for Liverpool with his second of the night in the 69th minute, denying Salzburg a point after teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland had stunned the Reds when he completed an incredible fightback with his 18th goal of the season.The hosts looked to be cruising when Egyptian Salah had added to goals by Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson with a neat finish in the 36th minute, but Hee-Chan Hwang’s brilliant strike shortly before the break gave Salzburg hope.Two goals in four second-half minutes from Takumi Minamino and 19-year-old substitute Haaland, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes when he evaded a dozing Liverpool defence to tap in Minamino’s low cross, left the home crowd stunned.However, Salah spoiled their evening with his sixth goal of the season in all competitions, putting Liverpool level with Salzburg on three points, one behind Napoli after their disappointing goalless draw at Genk.Suarez saved Barcelona’s blushes at the Camp Nou after Lautaro Martinez had scored early for Inter, who then failed to capitalise on their first-half dominance in the Group F clash and lost 2-1.Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to be at his best in the 37th minute to get down low and keep out Martinez’s powerful header, while Stefano Sensi also rued missing the target when well placed shortly afterwards.However Barca moved up a gear in the second half and were deservedly level when Suarez crashed home a superb shot just before the hour mark, and the Uruguayan was at his sharpest to win the match with six minutes remaining.Lionel Messi, a surprise inclusion from the start, suddenly warmed up and skipped past two challenges before laying on Suarez, whose perfect first touch allowed him to sink Inter and draw Barca level on four points with group leaders Borussia Dortmund.– Flamboyant Ajax shine again –The Bundesliga outfit came out on top at Slavia Prague thanks to a pair of counter-attacking strikes from Achraf Hakimi, whose clinical finishing led Lucien Favre’s side to a 2-0 win in the Czech Republic.last_img read more

Football During a Pandemic Then and Now

first_imgAt the time, the Golden Tornadoes, played six games at Grant Field that season, coached by John Heisman of Heisman Trophy fame. Georgia Tech’s team, more commonly known as the Yellow Jackets, was coming off a 1917 season where they were generally regarded as the nation’s best.The photo is generating buzz online as football fans wonder what a 2020 season will look like with the coronavirus pandemic spreading nationwide. By most indications, the season will get underway as scheduled, for most teams, in early September. The NCAA gave teams and players the green light to begin workouts next month, though each school will decide what’s appropriate for its students. Precautionary measures including social distancing and protective face masks could be a part of the plan if and when stadiums open to the public. Whether or not the fans come is another matter. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is optimistic that the 2020 NFL season will go on as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic, and his current plan is that it will be with fans in the stands at Hard Rock Stadium.“I think there definitely will be a football season this year,” Ross said Tuesday during an interview with CNBC. “Real question is, will there be fans in the stadium? Right now — today — we’re planning to have fans in the stadium.”The NFL hasn’t made any firm decisions on whether to allow fans into stadiums during the 2020 season, but the league released its schedule earlier this month and plans to play its full 16-game slate on time, starting Sept. 10.“We all miss our sports,” Ross said. “The NFL, I think, will be ready to go. I know we’re all looking forward to it. I know I am.”But, lest history repeats itself. The Georgia Tech Alumni association posted a photo taken in its school’s stands in 1918 in which fans are wearing masks to protect themselves and each other from the Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed 650,000 Americans. The players wore helmets, not masks.In 1918 Georgia Tech played almost a complete football schedule during the Spanish Flu outbreak that killed more than 675,000 in the US. Coached by the legendary John Heisman, The Golden Tornadoes, played six games at Grant Field. :Andy McNeil, PP 01. https://t.co/KJYbe9onFE pic.twitter.com/Q7UPEMahf8— Georgia Tech Alumni (@gtalumni) May 13, 2020last_img read more

Leafs outlast Braves 5-4 to capture home opener

first_imgNelson Leafs scored three times in the first period en route to a 5-4 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Kolten Nelson scored twice to lead the Leafs to a second consecutive win over the Braves.Nelson bounced Spokane 6-2 Saturday in the Lilac City. Leafs dominated the Braves early as Nelson, Sawyer Hunt and Eamonn Miller scored in the opening frame to give the home side a 3-0 advantage.After Hunt scored, the shot clock read 10-1 in favour of the Leafs.Nelson increased its lead to 5-1 in the third as Nelson and Sam Weber scored before the Braves rallied to make the game close.Blake Halfpenny and Trail Thompson with a pair made the score close in the final period. Greg Lind had the other marker, scoring on the power play, for Spokane.Jason Sandhu registered his second win of the season in goal over the Braves as Nelson outshot Spokane 33-26.Leafs travel to Castlegar Saturday to face the Rebels. Castlegar served up the first loss of the season to Beaver Valley as the Sunflower City squad outlasted the Hawks 7-6.The win was also the Rebels first of the season after losing twice on a trip to the East Kootenay.last_img read more

Pan-Africanism ‘to unlock our future’

first_img24 May 2013 Debates by Africans from all walks of life are reaffirming pan-Africanism as a guide to action and the foundation for Africa’s renaissance, African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said on the eve of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU). Addressing the 23rd Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday, Dlamini Zuma said that, as in May 1963, the eyes of the continent and the world were focused on the deliberations of the continent’s foremost governance body. “Like in 1963 when the founding states took their first steps into political independence, in 2013 we see Africa taking off towards peace and prosperity. Through these celebrations, we will reclaim the African narrative as we reflect on the past, assess our present state and plan our future.” Dlamini Zuma said that, as the AU Executive Council worked on the 50th anniversary proclamation, “we must be mindful of the inputs from our people … We must be mindful of our people’s expectations that we should emerge from this summit, as our founders did in 1963, with a mission that will unite Africa and set her on the path to peace and prosperity.” She expressed optimism that Africa’s natural resources, its unused arable land and water, its potential for energy generation and its long coastlines, rich in marine resources, would be used to achieve the 2063 agenda. The AU Executive Council meeting will provide the framework for the proclamation on the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU and the implementation of the Africa 2063 vision. The draft proclamation comprises inputs from civil society, including the youth assembly, business forum, women, African editors, and academicians. It frames the African Union’s key objectives for the next five decades around the themes of African identity and renaissance. This includes agendas for integration, for social and economic development and prosperity, for peace and security, for democratic governance, and for self-reliance and Africa’s place in the world. “In each of these areas, the proclamation must spell out the continental mission and strategic objectives for the next 50 years in a bid to help Africa to comprehensively deal with the challenges ahead,” Dlamini Zuma said. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Lordhair Indian Human Hair Men’s Toupee Color 1B – Good hair with a horrible front line.

first_imgExcellent hair system, slightly brown but it works for me since i wanted to change my real hair colour to brown. I cut/trimmed it myself and it lays greatly on my head and settled with my own hair. No one ever notice i wear the toupee, instead complimented about my hair style. While the hair piece came with very little hair and not meeting my expectations, the team sorted the issue out for me and promised to look into how to better improve the next batches. This proved they value their customers and want to provid the best product possible. Fast and and exactly what they selling on the images.Great hair systemGood hair with a horrible front line. Good product, maybe not 100% perfect as real hair on your head but it works. Its can take some time to cut and shape it to your head and you need to be careful how to cut the hair to fit your style. First time user/beginner it will not be perfect, you will cut wrong and make some mistake but you learn from it,depends how luckythat’s why i will order it again so i can cut and fix it so its fits perfect on my head. Features of Lordhair Indian Human Hair Men’s Toupee Color 1B with 40% Grey Hair #1B40 HairpieceLordhair-Reg.NO.-012222808.We have NOT AUTHORIZED any other sellers to sell our products. SOLELY SOLD By Lordhair.HUMAN hair, Color #1B40, Grey hair is synthetic (HUMAN HAIR will show white smoke while burning and will turn to ASH; Synthetic hair will show black smoke and will be a sticky ball after burning).Transparent super thin skin (0.08mm) base all over.Single hair strand is vantilated into the skin base and then securely hand-dyed. V-looped hair on front 1/4″ area in distance from front hair line, can achieve a natrual hairline. This also allow the front hairline spiky up or comb backwords.Base size: 8″ width (side to side) x 10″ length (front to back). SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-05-17 06:09:23Reviewed Item Lordhair Indian Human Hair Men’s Toupee Color 1B with 40% Grey Hair #1B40 HairpieceRating 2.0 / 5  stars, based on  5  reviewsPrice£98.99last_img read more

Solar Tax Credit, Passivhaus Conference, Vinyl Flooring, Office Ventilation

first_imgPassive House Network conferenceThe North American Passive House Network’s third annual conference and expo will take place next June 13 and 14 in New York City. The theme will be building strategies and components needed to make drastic cuts in carbon emissions by mid-century, “the #1 public policy goal of our time.”NAPHN said in a press release that in order to prevent the most damaging effects of global climate change, carbon emissions must be cut by at least 80% by 2050, and that Passivhaus building techniques represent one of the best ways of getting there.Among the topics that conference sessions will cover are urban, high-density, and high-rise buildings; low-rise strategies for rural areas; the integration of renewable energy systems; and construction with cross-laminated timber components as well as steel and concrete and wood-frame construction. Both affordable and market-rate multifamily projects will be featured.“Passive House applied to both new construction and retrofits can reduce heating and cooling energy by 90% and overall energy usage by 75%, effectively enabling wide spread application of net zero and energy positive buildings,” NAPHN said in a news release.The organization said it would announce exhibitor information and solicit presentations at a later date. The session will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Lumber Liquidators to drop some vinyl flooringFlooring retailer Lumber Liquidators will stop selling vinyl flooring manufactured with recycled plastics.A chemical reform advocacy group called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the company made the joint announcement in mid-November, according to a report at Plastic News.Vinyl flooring made with recycled content won’t be on the shelves at Lumber Liquidators when a new policy is phased in next year. (Photo: USACE via Flickr)The advocacy group said that the company will adopt new standards barring vinyl flooring suppliers from using reprocessed vinyl in flooring, and limit lead in flooring to less than 100 parts per million. The company previously began requiring suppliers to eliminate orthphthalates in the vinyl flooring they make.The new standards will be phased in next year.The concern with recycled vinyl is contamination with lead, cadmium, brominated flame retardants, and phthalates, Plastic News said. These compounds are low or non-detectible in the upper layers of recycled vinyl, but are “absolutely off the charts” in the middle levels, a spokesman said.Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families said that it would encourage Home Depot and Lowe’s to follow suit by keeping recycled vinyl flooring off their shelves.Lumber Liquidators is trying to win back public confidence after damaging news reports about its operations. The company was recently fined $13 million for illegal wood imports and was accused in a 60 Minutes broadcast of selling Chinese-made laminate flooring containing 20 times the formaldehyde allowed by California safety standards. Solar installer says that the federal tax credit is not neededSunnova CEO John Berger says that the solar industry no longer needs the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit in order to grow. Sunnova, a company that arranges and finances residential PV system installation, is a Houston-based company with 300 employees.In a letter to Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, Berger said that the “continued health of the solar industry” did not depend on an extension of the credit, now scheduled to expire for residential projects at the end of next year and drop to 10% for commercial projects, the web site UtilityDive reports.“If the credit is allowed to step down as planned, the industry will remain more robust in both the long- and short-term,” Berger said, adding that the industry has had “ample time” to prepare.Berger’s comments come at a time when the trade group representing the industry, the Solar Energy Industries Association, has mounted a full-court press to keep the solar equipment tax credit on the books.center_img More fresh air boosts productivityA recent double-blind study found that stale air reduces the cognitive function of office workers by half. Now researcher say they can put a dollar value on the benefits of increased ventilation.A research paper published in a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health says that doubling the standard ventilation rate in a typical office building increases productivity of office workers by 8%, the equivalent of $6,500 per year. The energy cost for providing more fresh air is between $14 and $40 per person, according to a summary of the report.The study was conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical, Syracuse University, and Carrier. It was supported by United Technologies Corporation, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating, and AC equipment.Researchers estimated energy consumption and costs for office buildings in seven U.S. cities using three rates of ventilation: standard practice (20 cubic feet per minute per person), a 30% enhanced rate, and 40 cfm/person. They then paired the results of earlier work on cognitive function and ventilation and labor statistics to estimate the economic benefit of increased air flow.“Results: Doubling the ventilation rate from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers minimum cost less than $40 per person per year in all climate zones investigated,” says the report’s abstract.At the highest ventilation rate, adding an energy-recovery ventilator essentially canceled out the environmental impact of increasing ventilation (bringing it down to the equivalent of 0.03 more cars per building), but resulted in an 8% boost of productivity, along with reduced absenteeism and better health for office workers.last_img read more

VMworld Hints At Post-Windows World

first_imgWindows’ position within the business marketplace is shifting. Witness this year’s VMworld conference in San Francisco. VMworld is the virtualization Mecca — and this year’s show could herald a new era for VMware competitor Microsoft: the post-Windows era.News from a virtualization conference might not seem too relevant to Windows, but VMware’s announcement Tuesday of its new Horizon Suite makes a lot of difference. The suite, available in beta in the fourth quarter, pulls together several of VMware’s multi-platform management tools.This is VMware committing to heterogeneous platforms, and that’s a pretty big deal.“For nearly 30 years, Windows has been the dominant platform in the workplace,” explained Phil Montgomery, senior director of Product Management, Desktop Products at VMware. Now, he added, it’s Windows, Macs, iPads, and Android devices with which an IT manager has to contend.The Horizon Suite promises to manage files, data and privileges across multiple platforms.“It’s not necessarily about just mobile devices,” Montgomery said. “Mobile’s just one part of a much bigger multi-device workspace.”Confronted with so many new and varied devices, managers can enact prohibitive policies, work with mobile-device management systems (which are slightly less restrictive), or just open the gates with a bring-your-own-device strategy.He said one of VMware’s clients, a major college, was to deploy VMware View, a virtual desktop interface that enables employees to log into a completely controlled desktop environment over a network.When VMware asked what hardware the 10,000-seat deployment would be supporting, the college’s IT managers said it would be on the students’ own machines – all of them. The college took bring-your-own to the extreme.Bring-your-own “is the direction that IT is going,” Montgomery said. If that is the future, unified management platforms will be must-haves as all-Windows environments become less common, and perhaps more rare. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… brian proffitt 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Virtualization Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Set Your Film Right: On Location with Robert Foulkes

first_imgImage via FX.PB: With Feud, you were recreating real people and real events. You mentioned that frown — were there many locations that were either impossible to get or simply not around anymore, and what was the process of making that work and staying true to the story?RF: Despite our disappointments that some places mentioned in the scripts were no longer around or available, we ended up quite pleased with several others that did get to take place at the actual, scripted locales. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? did screen at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro as we were able to depict in the show, and is still a great-looking old movie theater. And our Baby Jane finale beach and its surrounding terrain has remained relatively intact for those scenes to play beautifully. I knocked on the door of the still-existing Baby Jane exterior home in Hancock Park to confirm if the current owner would be open to our filming there. We didn’t end up needing to do an exterior shot out front, but standing there and opening its original iron gates seen in the classic film are the little things that can give a geeky chill to a location scout/movie buff like myself!Image via Fox Searchlight Pictures.PB: The nerdy, fan side of me gets giddy at how many iconic locations you must have to visit with films like La La Land and Feud, but equally fascinating is perhaps inhabiting a world that, I would assume, you start out as very much an outsider. How did the process work on creating the world of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?RF: Three Billboards was my second film as a location manager for Martin McDonagh, and all I can say is I hope he comes up with a third American production soon because both have been wonderful, creative experiences.Yes, with something like La La Land or Feud, you know from the get-go that your scouting canvas will most likely fall within the TMZ (the 30-mile studio zone radius of Los Angeles). Whereas with Billboards, it starts with a narrowed-down six or seven different states and all the towns and farm roads within them! Martin had a very specific vision for what would make a small town main street and billboard roadwork, and as a writer-director it’s all there in his screenplay.Compared to “back in the day,” Google Earth and Google Maps Streetview is a godsend for how the initial scouting on a project like this can unfold at a timesaving clip. Hover your cursor over each state’s old-time town squares and main streets, drop a pin to zoom in and see what their rows of buildings and stores look like — Are they too tall? Too small? Too modern? On too wide a street for Mildred to believably hurl her Molotov cocktail out a second-story window and through the windows of a police station across the street?(!) After narrowing down which main streets appeared to be the best to take Martin to in person, we had our absolute first-choice favorite in Sylva, North Carolina and were ecstatic that they said “yes” to our being based there for two months.Image via Cinelou Releasing.PB: Many of the filmmakers reading this blog are working low budget. You’ve done big studio films with healthy budgets but also more intimate projects such as Cake. How creative do you have to be when budget is a concern? Any tips on finding appropriate and rich locations on a budget?RF: Yes, Cake was a challenge with its ambitious budget and so many L.A.-area locations. One of my biggest tips, I suppose, in terms of securing locations on a budget is to develop a solid and realistic rapport with your prospective homeowner or business owner from your very first meeting. Nowadays, big-name stars often don’t mind being in smaller films, while large-budget films don’t necessarily have big stars, and just because a production has a large overall budget doesn’t necessarily mean it has “more $ in for locations,” for perhaps the actors or special FX, etc, are where all the money is being designated.I do find that an interesting or rewarding subject matter of a particular project can also lead to people willing to work with budgets they may not otherwise accommodate. If all else fails, offer to cast an owner’s budding actor cousin in the role of “the bartender!” Also, sometimes simply making sure enough time is allotted for properly scouting each of a script’s locations is the best cost-saver of all — the more varied choices accumulated in various parts of town, then the smarter the overall decision-making can be in terms of the right looks and the best deals.PB: What was the path for you getting into this profession? Any advice for someone who has an interest in location management as a career but doesn’t know where to start?RF: My first direct experience with location departments was while working at a location service, helping to provide a project with locations, assisting in coordinating their logistics, etc. That can be a great way to get to know what location managers and scouts do, the issues we deal with, and how to solve them. I know several assistants who also got their start at film commissions or permitting services — another great way to learn “on the job” while not necessarily being in the actual location departments. Becoming a site-rep for a location service, or offering to work on low-budget productions as their location manager or scout, can be a quick way to dive right in, be on set, and confirm it’s the right position for you.Image via Warner Bros.PB: Having worked both in features and in television, can you tell our readers how the process is different for each medium?RF: Aside from my few years on Nip/Tuck, the television shows I’ve worked on tend to be limited series. I prefer that in that it has a more finite number of episodes that keep it feeling like an extended-length feature of sorts. I love the feature world in that you get handed a script, you know that’s the one and only script (with its beginning, middle and end), and you’re off to the races, often as one of the first persons hired — it’s just you, a director and a designer driving around together, chipping away at bringing that singular vision to life.PB: Finally, what would you like directors, producers, writers, and talent to know about the responsibilities of location managers that would make your job easier?RF: I’ve been lucky in that I often work with directors and producers who really respect and appreciate the things that myself and my location team have to pull off, creatively and logistically. Honestly, I believe that my being smart about the people I choose to work with, as well as making sure the projects I take on are interesting to me and that they’ve allotted enough time to accomplish what needs to be accomplished correctly, helps keep me feeling like my job is not difficult or a pain at all, but as enjoyable and rewarding as the day I started doing it for a living!Looking for more filmmaking interviews? Check these out.Exclusive Interview: The Creators of Some of The Most Popular LUT Packs Ever7 Things to Consider When Shooting on Retro Film StockAn Interview with Andrew Shulkind, DP of Netflix Original film The RitualInterview: Showtime Docuseries Cinematographer from The TradeInterview: 7 Filmmaking Tips for Creating Retro ’80s Action Location is everything in filmmaking, so knowing how to manage the “where” at the heart of your project is as important as the “what” or “when.”Cover image via Summit Entertainment.They say it’s all about location, location, Location! To get the lay of the land, we spoke with prolific supervising location manager Robert Foulkes about the “where” of filmmaking — and why it’s so important.Image via Summit Entertainment.PremiumBeat: I want to start with La La Land since it feels like the most overt example of how locations not only establish the tone and truth of a film but can also become central characters in and of themselves. When you get a script such as this, that is a love letter to the city, to what extent did the writer/director Damien Chazelle spell out what he wanted, and how much is your independent research?Robert Foulkes: The Love Letter to L.A. aspect to La La Land was a thrill for me from my very first reading of the script, having lived here (and been involved in “show business” in one way or another) my entire life. There were a few sequences that called for a specific location in Damien’s script, such as the Griffith Observatory and The Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, while others called for a specific setting or world but allowed for more scouting options — Mia working at “a movie studio,” Mia and Sebastian watching Rebel Without a Cause at “a classic revival movie theater,” etc.Some of the most enjoyable locations for me to brainstorm with Production Designer David Wasco were for what we referred to as the falling-in-love montage. Damien wanted to place Mia and Sebastian in as many wonderful, iconic L.A. backdrops as possible, and we came up with a list of 15 or so ideas that then got narrowed down to nine or ten, and ultimately (due to the amount of shooting time allotted and whether one ultimately became more important to Damien vs. another) the five or six that made it into the final film. Placing these starry-eyed characters aboard Angel’s Flight remained atop the wish list from the get-go, and we were so happy we were able to pull that off — and also help to have it brought back to life as a downtown tourist attraction.Image via FX.PB: La La Land was stylized and grand, but it wasn’t period. Working on a mini-series such as Feud presents different challenges. How much was recreated on a soundstage vs. how many physical locations did you have to source, and what was the process of working with Ryan Murphy?RF: Working on projects that require a recreation of “period L.A.” can put both a big smile on my face or a bittersweet frown. A smile as I get to help breathe life back into vintage restaurants, theaters, office buildings, etc, that may not have the cashet they once had, but a frown when the other reality sinks in — just how many once-legendary places throughout Los Angeles are no longer with us. Being a part of recreating the 1963 Academy Awards at the venue where they actually took place (the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium) was very rewarding, for example, but wishing we could have filmed scenes at Perino’s restaurant, the Brown Derby, Ambassador Hotel, etc, makes one wish for a time machine!I would say about 50% or more of each episode of Feud took place on amazing sets designed by Judy Becker. Knowing in advance that several episodes would call for scenes inside Joan Crawford’s home, on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, etc, it made sense that those sets and others would best be made available at all times on the Fox sound stages and to ensure they had the size, scope, and heightened glamorous reality that Ryan and Judy were going for. Ryan’s early prediction of several scenes throughout the show taking place inside a Perino’s-like restaurant meeting place for primarily the Hedda Hopper character, made the construction of that set a no-brainer, as well.The majority of vintage, high-end Hollywood haunts that remain in our city tend to have either red or black leather banquet booths, not the brilliant color palate that made Judy’s restaurant set so special. I’ve had the pleasure of working on Ryan Murphy productions since back in the days of Nip/Tuck, another show that made use of some brilliant and unique sets and settings.last_img read more

Hotshots’ Pingris returns but still ‘at 60 percent’

first_imgView comments Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ LOOK: LA Tenorio meets lookalike on Christmas Day Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:15MMDA: 90% of Mabuhay Lanes, 60% inner roads cleared01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Marc Pingris indeed got his Christmas wish as he fought through a bad back and played in Magnolia’s Christmas Day tussle against Ginebra on Monday.“I was also surprised that I played,” Pingris admitted. “But I really thank coach that I was able to play. At least, he still believes in me even though I’m still not in a good condition.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Read Next BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqcenter_img And he’s just keeping a positive view for the Hotshots as they take the extended break as a chance to recover and recuperate from their respective injuries, with a better showing in 2018 all in mind and putting this defeat to the Gin Kings behind.“Every time we lose, we learn a lot. And we’re still positive that we can make it to the semis. But before we do that, we need to work on our mistakes. We need to blend well with each other, and I believe that we can still improve,” he said.Fortunately for Magnolia, it goes on a 16-day break before facing Kia on January 10.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pingris made his season debut at the cavernous Philippine Arena, seeing action for 25 minutes and chimed in six points, five rebounds, two assists, and a block for the Hotshots.Unfortunately for Pingris, his Christmas wish didn’t come in full as his efforts weren’t enough as Magnolia fell to Ginebra, 78-89.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderStill, Pingris feels better as the days go by, noting that he’s slowly gaining grounds in terms of his recovery.“I’m at 60 percent now,” Pingris said as he continues to work his way back to tip-top shape. “I need to regain my timing and my breathing. I rested for 10 days and I still hasn’t recovered from that. Coach has been handling me with caution in our practices.” LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more