Crazy Outfits

22 May 19
Paradise Seeker

What I expected: infinity pools, lots of beaches, drinking out of coconuts, and LOTS of pad thai! What I actually experienced: my first real sunburn, adorable monkeys, beautiful elephants, breathtaking nature, kind locals, my new favorite band, some crazy nightlife that has Vegas beat, and LOTS of pad thai! I can’t believe it’s been an […]

22 May 19
The Lamp In The Firehouse

  One of the things we have come to appreciate in our trips to the various parks over the years is the opportunity to Disneybound.       Disneybounding, for the uninitiated, is kind of like low-key cosplay. Disney parks have stopped allowing adults to come in costume. It was confusing for children and left […]

22 May 19
sincerely hannah

What am I chasing after? What am I running towards? What is constantly on my mind? What do I dwell upon most often? What thoughts occupy my mind the most? Lately, my answers to these questions would not impress anyone. Decorating my home. Buying new tables and rugs and candles and shower curtains. Looking pretty. […]

22 May 19
Little Steps To Health

It’s spring and maybe you are wondering what new clothes to buy?  I found one of the best fashion websites and blog for real women like us!   Corina at Frump Fighters https://nowthaticando.com/home offers fashion help for women, particularly Moms, fighting the frump monster!  She offers support to ‘women who want to dress cute and […]

22 May 19
Once Upon a Spine

I’ve noticed recently how much my tastes have changed over the past year. My food preferences are slightly different – I’m suddenly crazy about certain flavors that I was indifferent to previously. (Hello mint chip ice cream, where have you been my whole life?) Now that I’m moving past the minor crisis I had over […]

22 May 19
Hannahs blog for hannahs thoughts

Hannah McIntyre Ms.Walker English May 15th 2019 The Moon   It’s finally the day. The day everyone has been dreading. The day that will truly divide us from each other. 5 years ago our leader told us that on this day there would be a separation to divide the so-called perfect and the so-called non […]

22 May 19
IQ

Yes racial profiling is still happening and always will! As long as human beings run the show their will be hate, greed, war and all the things we dislike. On the other hand if you can show me a better system anywhere in the World today, I packing my bags! With respect to racial profiling […]

22 May 19
Where is Katie Doane

Currently located: Marina, Watkins Glen NY Today I saw: Stated off headed back up New York State to go see Sarah Hubel. She seemed like she wanted to see me, which was a nice surprise from last time I rolled thru (3 months prior). Got to see baby Juliet and crazy Mason. She really is […]

22 May 19
Stacey Ash Photography

Wow, a year already! Harrison was the first newborn session I had in the new Powell studio. After that, I got to see him every 3 months for his Milestone sessions! Most newborns love to be wrapped. It’s my go-to for getting a fussy baby settled. Harrison wasn’t fussy, but he definitely did not like […]

22 May 19
painintheBECK

I’m in the thick of it now. Our show is days away. I’ve been organizing costumes and props, tailoring garments, and trying to keep calm. I went to see my pain management doc last Friday. For the past month or so, I’ve had 24/7 burning nerve pain across my lower back. Nothing makes it better. […]

21 May 19
The Middle of No Wear

I originally intended to call this series “_____ Never Looks Bad” but I am strongly considering naming it “Ryan _____ Never Looks Bad.” There are just too many well-dressed Ryans out there, and Ryan Gosling is no exception. We’re going to discuss some fundamentals, break down Ryan’s style and find some affordable alternatives to these […]

21 May 19
Toddling Traveler

Iceland was such an interesting place for me, both literally and figuratively given all of the changes I was going through at the time. I was leaving a 10+ year career in financial services that I worked extremely hard for. I was celebrating a random birthday in my early 30s. And I was about to […]

21 May 19
The Love of Mccarthy 401

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21 May 19
IndieWire
IndieWire’s Consider This FYC Brunch on Tuesday gathered a panel of below-the-line panelists to discuss their craft with IndieWire’s Toolkit Editor Chris O’Falt. Among them were “Yellowstone” composer Brian Tyler, “The Other Two” composer Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, “Catch-22” costume designer Jenny Eagan, “Escape at Dannemora” cinematographer Jessica Lee Gagne, and “Now Apocalypse” cinematographer Sandra Valde-Hansen. Each of these professionals worked on their projects from beginning to end to control the look, sound, and feel of the shows, which range from historical recreations to heightened reality. Below are highlights from the panel, in which each professional shared one of the ways they surmounted the challenges posed to them. Watch O’Falt’s introduction of the panel below: [jwplayer oW4aoSUL] ”Catch-22” Vintage Costuming Based on the Joseph Heller novel, the Hulu miniseries from George Clooney and Grant Heslov had to recreate all of the World War II uniforms for the military men and pilots who populate the world. Not only did the costume designer need to outfit a massive ensemble cast, but also provide uniforms for each timeline that is represented in the narrative. Seeking authenticity, Jenny Eagan wanted to get her hands on actual uniforms, but tracking those down became problematic. “The majority of them were original uniforms. I was told you could get them in Europe… but that’s not true,” she said. Instead, for the amount of uniforms needed, she ended up back in the U.S. to unearth “boxes in a warehouse.” Of course, this “deadstock,” or fresh-seeming vintage uniforms, needed to look as if they’d been worn by pilots, which required an aging process. There’s no way to fake that because the cameras would pick up every detail. “We painted every pair of paints, we were throwing dirt on it,” said Eagan. “Every piece was touched individually.” That Global “Yellowstone” Sound Brian Tyler and Sandra Valde-HansenIndieWire ‘Consider This’ FYC Nominees Brunch, Los Angeles Created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, “Yellowstone” follows a series of conflicts along the shared borders of a large cattle ranch, an Indian reservation, land developers and Yellowstone National Park. The Paramount Network series stars Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser and Gil Birmingham. Composer Brian Tyler might not have been the most obvious choice for the job judging from some of his biggest gigs: Marvel movies. But scoring for “Crazy Rich Asians” helped to break through that genre specificity and allowed him to explore a jazz score with more romantic strings, “something I’ve been yearning to do.” For “Yellowstone,” Tyler didn’t want to dip into the usual Western sounds, but instead took a historical approach to summarize the immigrant influence on America. That included soloists from Ireland, more humble instruments — fiddles as opposed to a Stradivarius — sounds from China, and percussion from Africa. “The more back in time we went, the more historical and mythological this show became musically,” he said. The Bold Vision of “Now Apocalypse” The Starz series from Gregg Araki defies the usual descriptions. A group of young people have lots of sex and try to seek fame in Los Angeles, but Ulysses Zane (Avan Jogia) soon finds himself beset by strange and sinister dreams, and he wonders if they are premonitions of the end of the world. Creating this intersection of the realistic with the possibly fantastical or alien wasn’t just a specific vision that cinematographer Sandra Valde-Hansen had to capture; she had to do it in an incredibly short amount of time. “We shot 10 episodes in 40 days,” she said. “It was very stylistic — these worlds coming together: The ‘Sex and the City’ of today up against this very mysterious, dark, and Lynchian world.” Valde-Hansen hails from a documentary background and credits Araki for giving her a chance to see past genre and to her skill. “Because of that, it opened up doors to me and his extremely lush and vibrant style. Now we have the best of both worlds, the naturalistic and stylistic,” she said. “We want to be able to tell a visual story with the color.” Valse-Hansen added that advances in LED technology made the tight timeframe possible. “It gave us the ability to move quickly since many of them are battery operated,” she said. In particular, hand-held tubes were a godsend. “It looked like people were carrying around lightsabers,” she said. They were able to fit these on the sids of dollies and in smaller areas to provide light in all situations. ”The Other Two” Comedy Sound Brett “Leland” McLaughlin and Jessica Lee GagneIndieWire ‘Consider This’ FYC Nominees Brunch Former “Saturday Night Live” writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider are behind Comedy Central’s showbiz satire “The Other Two.” Cary Dubek (Drew Tarver) is a 28-year-old actor who can’t seem to land any decent auditions, while his older sister Brooke (Helene Yorke) is a has-been dancer trying to find her passion. When their teenage brother, who has dubbed himself Chase Dreams (Case Walker), becomes a pop star overnight with his song “Marry U at Recess,” the whole family gets caught up in his star-making tour. Composer Brett “Leland” McLaughlin is uniquely qualified to create music for the show because he’s helped write songs for and navigate the careers of Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande, in addition to writing for “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” This intersection of teen pop and comedy helped in “keeping in the forefront of my mind to not make these songs ridiculous,” he said. “The comedy would come from the lyrics… But from the beginning, I wanted to try out to make this character sincere sonically. Not so much a joke, but make it ridiculous.” In particular, he the pop dance hit “Stink” posed a challenge later when Chase Dreams takes it to the VMAs, an event where an artist usually reinvents their song, either by making it a ballad, adding orchestras or other elements. “It was really fun to stretch different muscles,” said McLaughlin. This is also a scene in which the audience hears Chase sing acoustically without bells and whistles for the first time, and the joke is that he’s really, really not good. “It’s the first time I’ve told a recording artist, ‘I need you to sound worse, but not like you’re trying to sound worse.’” Re-Creating the “Escape at Dannemora” Showtime’s seven-episode limited series created and written by Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin and directed by Ben Stiller is based on the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape. The series stars Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Lange, and David Morse, and details the manhunt that ensues from the escape of two convicted murderers, aided by a married female prison employee. Access to the real-life Dannemora was one of the biggest problems in trying to recreate the setting. Cinematographer Jessica Lee Gagne said that she hadn’t even laid eyes on the prison until about eight weeks out from shooting. And even then it took weeks to even go inside. Instead, “We were going off research and news footage,” Gagne said. And of course when they finally did get inside, “Personally I thought the lighting of the cell block cam did inspire the look of [the show.] We were trying to make it look as real as possible.” One of the most recognizable parts of Dannemora is the North Yard, which looks like it’s straight out of Siberia. Gagne had limited time for that but made the most of it. “At three weeks out, we got the news that we’re allowed to shoot one day in the winter and one day in the summer outside in the prison yard,” she said. Terry Crews and Chris O’FaltIndieWire ‘Consider This’ FYC Nominees Brunch For more of IndieWire’s FYC brunch, check out Consider This.
21 May 19

For nine months, my wife and I spoke about the different things we intended to experience with our newborn daughter when she was finally here. From picking out matching outfits to teaching her how to do the latest dance craze — and recording her progress with high hopes of going viral. The possibilities were as […]