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‘Shazam!’ Editor Michel Aller on Striking the Balance Between Horror and Comedy

Just like director David F. Sandberg, editor Michel Aller came into Shazam! from the horror genre. But as odd a transition as that may seem, going from editing films like The Nun and Annabelle: Creation to editing this year’s most joyful superhero movie was pretty seamless for Aller. “The approach doesn’t differ that much, it’s mainly the content,” Aller told /Film in a phone interview. “I’m working on a comedy so you’re trying to make the laughs land just like how scares land.” Aller first ...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Comic Book/Superhero, Features, Interviews, Warner Brothers, Michel Aller, Shazam

Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Magazine: You Don’t Need to Be Shaquille O’Neal to be a Celebrity CEO

I’m sure the Small Business Trends audience knows who Ramon Ray is.  In fact most folks in the small business community here in the states have probably seen him speaking at industry conferences, moderating panels, running sites like (which he recently sold) and publishing Smart Hustle Magazine (and running its annual conference), and writing best-selling books.  And through all these activities he’s become — as Jay-Z once said — not a businessman, but a business, man. Or,...
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We Saw a Scene From the ‘Child’s Play’ Remake That’s Reminiscent of ‘Terminator 2’

This week, I had the chance to get an early look at a scene from the upcoming Child’s Play remake, which just released a brand new trailer. I also spoke with director Lars Klevberg and producers Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg about why they wanted to modernize a popular horror character, their approach to the new story, and more. Check out our description of the scene and their quotes below, including some brief updates about Grahame-Smith’s rumored Fantastic Four script and the featur...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, Footage Reaction, Horror, Interviews, MGM, Remakes, Child's Play Remake, Childs-Play, Chucky, David Katzenberg, Kung Fury, Lars Klevberg, Seth Grahame-smith

Variety Life Productions Founder Kaitana Magno Adapts Carmen for Public Arts

A classic opera blossoms as a 360-degree theatrical experience Today, one finds non-traditional museums dedicated to feelings, colors and even ice cream. Meanwhile, theater continues to break from its rectangular stage too. Our new cultural institutions defy their histories and, in doing so, embolden a whole new generation of the curious. As such, and with contemporary depth, opera is now experiencing the same revitalization as …
Tags: Culture, Carmen, Immersive Theater, Interviews, Kaitana Magno, NYC, Opera, Performances, Public Arts, Public Hotel, Queen of the Night, Theater, Variety Life Productions

[Interview] Louis Carter, Author Of ‘In Great Company: How To Spark Peak Performance By Creating An Emotionally Connected Workplace’

Louis Carter is a well-known executive coach, CEO, and social/organizational psychologist. His books include “The Change Champion’s Field Guide“, “Best Practices in Talent Management” and “In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance by Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace” (McGraw-Hill Education, February 21, 2019). He was voted one of the Top 10 Organizational Culture Gurus in the world and is CEO and founder of the Best Practice Institute. We ask Louis about his latest book on orga...
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Volvo’s More Inclusive Safety Developments

The brand's crash-test dummies and new tech continue to make it a pioneer in safety Since Volvo introduced the three-point seatbelt in 1959—which they then shared industry-wide—safety has been core to the brand. Over time, Volvo has pioneered more and more technology, and today cars from Mercedes, Ford, Audi and others have myriad safety systems. There’s ABS that pulses the brakes rather than allows them …
Tags: Auto, Design, Safety, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Driving, Volvo, Safety Tests, Mercedes Ford Audi

How to set up a 2-camera interview using a motorised camera slider and pan-tilt head

While we were visiting NAB 2019, we took the opportunity to have another chat with Ben from Syrp. We wanted to find out more about how camera sliders and motion control heads can be used in practical situations. Typically, we see sliders being used for timelapse creation, but we wanted to know more about how […] The post How to set up a 2-camera interview using a motorised camera slider and pan-tilt head appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Interviews, Tutorials, Tutorial, Ben, Syrp, Filming Techniques, NAB 2019

Sony Censoring to Protect the Children & Due to “MeToo Movement”

An article from Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Sony does indeed have restrictions in place for games with sexual content depicting characters that seem underage, with a spokeswoman confirming the rise of the “#MeToo movement” to be one cause of their more strict practices (which has led to the censorship of games like Yuusha […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Interviews, Censorship, Sony, Anime, Wall Street Journal, Production Controversy, Sony Censoring to Protect the Children amp

Lincoln Debuts the 2020 Corsair SUV

A small luxury SUV that pampers and performs Debuting at this week’s New York Auto Show is Lincoln‘s small luxury SUV entry, the Corsair. With a S-shaped design, the Corsair is a tightly packaged offering with fine details and extras galore. Its accentuated edges and corners catch the light with purpose—rendering it a different shape and size altogether when in movement, versus when sitting still …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, SUV, Automotive, Luxury, Vr, Virtual Reality, Lincoln, Corsair, New York Auto Show, Car Design, small SUV

‘Apollo 11’ Director on Editing 11,000 Hours of Footage Into a Coherent Movie [Interview]

During the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, I sat down with Apollo 11 director Todd Douglas Miller and space historian Robert Pearlman. This is a film that I fell in love with from the moment that I saw it during the world premiere at the Ray during Sundance.  While I regret that I was unable to see the film on an IMAX screen, Apollo 11 is one of those films that you must experience on the biggest screen you can find.  It’s not often that a documentary crosses over into the editing category dur...
Tags: New York, Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Nasa, Features, Austin, Moon, Upper West Side, National Archives, Apollo, Miller, Ray, Robert, Apollo 11, Todd

Interview: Giorgio Galli, Design Director of Timex Group

Behind the details on the assembled-in-Connecticut American Documents collection From his multi-floor design lab in Milan, Giorgio Galli—the design director of Timex Group—oversees developments across the historic (and ubiquitous) brand’s portfolio. While headquartered in Middlebury, Connecticut, Timex looks to the Giorgio Galli Design Lab in Italy for many reasons, including their illustrious experiences together and proximity between Galli and Timex’s luxury licensed brands, Versace and Ferrag...
Tags: Design, Milan, Interviews, Watches, Connecticut, Italy, Versace, Timex, Galli, Watch Design, Automatic Watches, Giorgio Galli, Giorgio Galli Design Lab, Swiss Movements, Timex Group, Middlebury Connecticut Timex

Dead or Alive 6’s Yohei Shimbori Forfeits Director Status

A thorough interview with Dead or Alive 6‘s Director and Producer Yohei Shimbori divulged the title’s future plans and discussed things he thought were handled poorly – Shimbori also revealed that he has stepped down from his position as director. Shimbori noted in his interview that he was originally confident in assuming the producer and […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Anime, Tecmo Koei, Fighting Games, Dead or Alive, Yohei Shimbori, Shimbori

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s Main Actor Talks About Cal Kestis

The official Star Wars YouTube channel has posted a full video interview with Cameron Monaghan from the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago event. Monaghan plays Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a Jedi padawan who goes into hiding after order 66 is issued to kill all of the members of the Jedi Order. The […]
Tags: Star Wars, Games, Interviews, Xbox One, EA, Chicago, Anime, Ps4, Pc Gaming, Monaghan, Cameron Monaghan, Star Wars YouTube, Cal Kestis

Interview: Dan Barasch on Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

An extensive survey of buildings lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed Dan Barasch, co-founder of New York City‘s Lowline (a football field-sized abandoned plot of underground land in the Lower East Side) argues in his newest book, Ruin and Redemption in Architecture, that there are four status updates for old buildings: lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed. Barasch documents buildings all over the world in these various …
Tags: Books, Photography, Design, Interviews, New York City, Architecture, Dan Barasch, Lower East Side, Lowline, Barasch, Phaidon

Legendary Martial Arts Choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping Was Asked to Choreograph ‘Aquaman’ But Had to Turn It Down [Interview]

Yuen Woo-Ping has been the go-to name in martial arts choreography ever since he helped launch Jackie Chan with his first to comedies, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master . So much so that when Hollywood started incorporating elaborate martial arts, they hired Yuen to choreograph The Matrix, Kill Bill and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon . Yuen is back with another Hong Kong martial arts movie this week. Master Z: Ip Man Legacy follows Max Zhang’s character from Ip...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, China, Features, Dave, Jackie Chan, MMA, Eagle, Max, Tarantino, Michelle Yeoh, Michelle, Tony Jaa, Yuen

Fathom Founders’ New Book, “Travel Anywhere (And Avoid Being a Tourist)”

The new book acts as a manual for modern travelers By Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati—the duo behind the popular travel website Fathom—Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist) is a 192-page guide to exploring places without interrupting them. Gerba and Rosati started Fathom in 2011 to make the wonderful places they’d been to or wished to visit more accessible through intimate storytelling, product tips …
Tags: Travel, Books, Design, Interviews, Adventure, Tourism, Travel Guides, Fathom

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Director Terry Gilliam on the Joy and Desperation of Filmmaking [Interview]

Nobody can deny that Terry Gilliam is one tenacious filmmaker. We all know the trials and tribulations of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, his undying passion project that’s been in the making for well over 20 years with a revolving door of stars and a lot of terrible, no good luck. Whatever could go wrong for this movie seemingly did, but what matters now is this: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally finished. The end result is, in typical Gilliam fashion, a rush of creativity and imaginat...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Features, Terry-gilliam, Adam Driver, Cervantes, Don Quixote, Jonathan, Adam, Toby, Jonathan Pryce, Munchausen, Gilliam, Action/Adventure

Final Fantasy VII Developer Diary Unravels the RPG’s Secrets

Insight into the development and planning process regarding “best video game of all time” Final Fantasy VII has been exposed by way of a special developer diary, perhaps hinting that Square Enix may soon have information to reveal for the upcoming remake. The developer diary is part of the “Inside Final Fantasy” video series, which […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Anime, Retro, RPG, Square Enix, Final Fantasy Vii

J. Cole Talks Dreamville Records, “Middle Child,” Nipsey Hussle, ‘ROTD3’ & More

Like many of today’s heavyweight artists, J. Cole rarely gives interviews. Over the past month though, the Roc Nation MC has sat down with both GQ and XXL. After headlining his first-ever Dreamville Fest last weekend, J. Cole sat down with the Rap Radar podcast backstage following his performance. During the 22-minute conversation, Cole World discussed the logistics and putting together the Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 34-year-old speaks on building Dreamville Records and t...
Tags: Interviews, Jazz, Nipsey Hussle, J. Cole, Raleigh North Carolina, Cole, Dreamville Records, Dreamville Fest, Roc Nation MC, Dreamville Records Continue

Sridhar Vembu of Zoho: A Corporate Culture of Humility, Trust, Belief and Insane Ambition Is Key to Our Success

Forty-five million people use at least one of the 45 business apps Zoho offers in the cloud. And the vast majority of those fall under the heading small and midsize business users.  About 1,600 of these folks were in Austin, TX this week for the company’s big user conference Zoholics. One of the things that stands out about the conference is just how connected and passionate Zoho’s customers are to the company. And they don’t just love the products and the pricing model. They also love the way t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Interviews, India, Sales, Austin, Aws, Silicon Valley, NMS, Austin Texas, Bernard, Leary, Austin TX, Pleasanton, My dad

‘Teen Spirit’ Cast and Filmmakers on What Movies Inspired Them [Interview]

Writer-director Max Minghella, actress Elle Fanning, and executive producer Jamie Bell were on hand to discuss Teen Spirit during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Teen Spirit was among a number of music-centered films to premiere last year at Toronto.  It was certainly among my favorites of the musical selections. Bleecker Street acquired the film and wisely held off releasing it until this year. Appropriately, the film would go onto make its U.S. premiere during SXSW, a festival known for i...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Interviews, Toronto, Features, Katy Perry, Madonna, Elle, Sxsw, Max, Vlad, Elle Fanning, Vladimir, Marius, Jamie Bell, Featured Stories Sidebar

And All The Days Were Purple

In his debut release And All The Days Were Purple, Alex Weiser couriers his dynamic approach in close proximity to the narrative arch of its underlying text, Yiddish and English poems by Anna Margolin, Edward Hirsch, Rachel Korn, and Abraham Sutzkever. A deeply personal quest submerges throughout queries within the framework of modern (American) culture and secular Jewish identity. Eliza Bagg’s strident voice leads through the song-cycle’s deft interspersing sound textures realized by Lee Dion...
Tags: Interviews, Religion, Mata, Roulette, Contemporary Classical, CD Review, Composers Now, Alex Weiser, And All The Days Were Purple, Kettle Corn New Music, YIVO

Bret Easton Ellis interviewed by Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner interviews Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho and an evidently half-hearted believer in the idea that America has overreacted to Donald Trump's elevation to the presidency. [Chotiner] There are a lot of things to get angry about: children being separated from their parents, Trump saying nice things about marchers in Charlottesville. What is it that bothers you about this? [Ellis] You do know that plenty of people don’t think that? You do understand that? Don’t think what...
Tags: Post, News, Interviews, America, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Trump, Bret Easton Ellis, Isaac Chotiner, Chigurh, Chotiner, LSB- Ellis, Giuliani Buruma

[Interview] Joan Kuhl, Author Of ‘Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS And Build The Company You Deserve’

It’s no mystery why women are leaving the world’s top companies in droves. From the pay gap to the battle to have their voices heard, women feel undervalued as they struggle to thrive in their professional careers, while their “boys’ club” counterparts zip right to the top. But there’s a way for women to create well-compensated, meaningful, happy, and fulfilling careers — by staying right where they are. That’s the empowering message from Joan Kuhl, founder of Why Millennials Matter and an auth...
Tags: Startups, Usa, Interview, Interviews, New York City, Girls Inc, Joan, New York Mets, Eli Lilly and Company, Business Advice, Women Power, Joan Kuhl, Women 's Employee Journey, Girls Hope of Pittsburgh Girl Scouts

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Answer 73 Questions For ‘Vogue’

Kim Kardashian is the cover star of Vogue‘s new issue. The reality television star/entrepreneur made headlines earlier this week after revealing in the cover story her plans to study and become a lawyer. For the feature, Kim is also the latest celebrity to appear in the magazine’s 73 Questions series. In between giving viewers a tour of her minimalistic Calabasas home designed by Axel Vervoordt, Kardashian and her husband Kanye West answer various questions about their life. Family, awkward ...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Interviews, Chicago, Kanye West, Vogue, Jazz, Kim, Behind The Scenes, Kanye, Calabasas, North Saint, Kanye West Answer, Axel Vervoordt Kardashian

New tech at work and improving the employee experience – How to get it right – Interview with Carrie Duarte

Today’s interview is with Carrie Duarte, Partner at PwC, Workforce of the Future Leader and Director on PwC’s U.S. Board. Carrie joins me today to talk about PwC’s new Tech at work and employee experience research report, the main findings, what they mean and what leaders should be doing about them. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Only 20 percent of support teams provide self service and other customer experience trends – Interview with Jeff Titterton – and is number 299 in ...
Tags: Productivity, Business, UK, Technology, Leadership, Interviews, Global, US, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, Change, Culture, Innovation, Pwc, Team, Carrie

Portraits Of A Community In America

Muslims In America The first Muslims may have arrived in the North American continent in the 14th century. And according to this article about “Islam in America,” even Christopher Columbus may have used a guide book written by Portuguese Muslims! Yet, Muslims in America today often feel marginalized and stigmatized by the media. They become easy targets of ridicule because of their faith or in the way they dress. The fact is, Muslims who have either immigrated to the United States or have been...
Tags: Photography, New York, Interviews, New York City, America, United States, Islam, Muslim, Bangladesh, Muslims, Christopher Columbus, Avon Connecticut, Syed, Seshu, American Muslims, Syed Yaqeen

Vans Debuts New Surf Booties and Fly-less Board Shorts

Two new products aim to increase comfort and enhance performance in the water Vans is finally testing the waters with the release of the brand’s first-ever skate-inspired surf booties and fly-less swim trunks. Both pieces are innovative designs for the traditionally skate-oriented company, and Max Vorlop (Vans Senior Apparel Designer) says that experimentation is at the root of all their surf designs. “The whole spirit …
Tags: Booties, Design, Style, Interviews, Surf, Surfing, Apparel, Beach, Swimsuits, Vans, Board Shorts, Swim Trunks, Surf Gear, Max Vorlop Vans Senior Apparel Designer

‘Pet Sematary’ Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Share Deleted Scenes and Explain Why They Shot Two Very Different Endings [Exclusive]

The ending of the new Pet Sematary is unapologetically dark – just like the novel of Stephen King’s novel, and the 1989 film adaptation from Mary Lambert. But the ending you now see in theaters wasn’t the original ending that was shot. In a new, exclusive and spoiler-filled interview, Pet Sematary directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer broke down some of the details of the Pet Sematary alternate ending. In addition to that, the filmmakers told me about several Pet Sematary deleted scenes tha...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Interviews, Horror, Stephen-King, Features, Maine, Adaptation, Creed, Zelda, Ludlow, Remakes, Rachel, Louis, Norma, Ellie

Tulum’s Charming Casa Pueblo

This 16-room hotel offers community atmosphere, and a sanctuary from the beach scene Hacienda-style hotel Casa Pueblo—helmed by Derek Klein and Omar Rodriguez—offers a lush oasis just meters from Tulum’s bustling downtown. Right on Av Tulum 106, the central hotel still feels like a retreat, from the sun-dappled backyard to the bright atrium. And, with just 16 guest rooms and a friendly team, there’s a …
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