On Welcome to Chechnya , VFX supervisor Ryan Laney introduced game-changing tools with huge implications for the future of documentary filmmaking. Directed by David France, the HBO film spotlights anti-gay purges transpiring in Chechnya in the late 2010s, following LGBT refugees as they make their way out of Russia, with the help of a network of activists. In telling this story, France would have to address a pair of almost paradoxical drives. Because he wanted viewers to invest themselves, emotionally, in the stories of survivors, he knew he needed to give the doc a human face. At the same time, he realized early on that he would have to develop a method of disguise, which would protect the identities of his vulnerable subjects. Related Story 'Welcome To Chechnya' Director David France Talks Dangerous Risks And Lifesaving Hope Of LGBTQ Docu Ultimately, Laney would help the director to fulfill both of these objectives by placing “digital prosthetics” … [Read more...] about How VFX Supervisor Ryan Laney Developed Game-Changing Technology For ‘Welcome to Chechnya,’ Shielding Identities Of LGBT Refugees
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As the world gears up to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2021, we bring to you five quirky Bollywood songs that capture womanhood in the most lively way. There's no denying that women play a major role in making our lives beautiful, and rather than celebrating them on one particular day, we should celebrate them every single day. However, there's no harm in considering the month of March as an excuse to tell your favourite women how special they are to you, and we're here to make it even more easy for you! We have curated a list of five Bollywood songs that celebrate women so beautifully that it will instantly cheer them up. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the list, pick up a song and send it to you favourite women to make them feel extra special. Patakha Guddi No song captured the soul of womanhood like Alia Bhatt-starrer Highway's 'Patakha Guddi' song. Composed by none other than AR Rahman and sung by Nooran Sisters- Sultana and … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2021: 5 Bollywood Songs That Celebrate Womanhood In The Most Lively Way
The Super Mario Bros. animated movie has been confirmed for 2022. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is a producer on the highly anticipated project. In addition to the new Mario news, Nintendo has also revealed plans to extend their "visual content" over the next few years, which is giving fans hope for a project involving The Legend of Zelda . According to a new business report from Nintendo, the Super Mario animated movie's production is moving along "smoothly," and they're looking to expand. You can read a portion of the report below. "Another way we are delivering Nintendo entertainment to a wider audience is with the Super Mario CG-animated movie, which is scheduled for theatrical release in 2022. Production is moving ahead smoothly, thanks to the collaboration between Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, known for the Minions movies, and Nintendo's Representative Director and Fellow, Shigeru Miyamoto, who is serving as co-producer. The movie will be … [Read more...] about Super Mario Animated Movie Gets 2022 Release Date, Is The Legend of Zelda Next?
Van Morrison has shared the title track from his new double album, Latest Record Project: Volume 1 , set to arrive May 7th via Exile/BMG. “Latest Record Project” is a cheeky bit of classic yet self-aware soul. It finds Morrison pairing vintage sonics — Hammond organ, shuffling drums, backing vocalists cooing “sha-la-la” — with the musings of an artist who has a back catalog packed with hits but hasn’t ceased making new music: “Have you got my latest songs I’m singing?/You got my latest songs I’m singing?/Not something from so long ago/Not something that you might want to know/But something I can relate to in the present.” In a statement, Morrison said: “I’m getting away from the perceived same songs, same albums all the time. This guy’s done 500 songs, maybe more, so hello? Why do you keep promoting the same 10? I’m trying to get out of the box.” Latest Record Project: Volume 1 boasts a whopping 28 songs, which Morrison wrote and recorded while in quarantine — not something … [Read more...] about Van Morrison Delivers Some Self-Aware Soul on New Song ‘Latest Record Project’