Audio Production – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:51:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://borealnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Audio Production – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ 32 32 Yamaha AG01 Wins NAMM 2022 Best in Show Award https://borealnet.org/yamaha-ag01-wins-namm-2022-best-in-show-award/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:51:20 +0000 https://borealnet.org/yamaha-ag01-wins-namm-2022-best-in-show-award/ Yamaha AG01 Wins NAMM 2022 Best in Show Award UNITED STATES – In early June, Yamaha returns to the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, California, and walks away with a Best In Show award for the new AG01 Combination Condenser Microphone and Mixer. Launched in April, the AG01 is a studio-grade USB-C microphone […]]]>

Yamaha AG01 Wins NAMM 2022 Best in Show Award

UNITED STATES – In early June, Yamaha returns to the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, California, and walks away with a Best In Show award for the new AG01 Combination Condenser Microphone and Mixer.

Launched in April, the AG01 is a studio-grade USB-C microphone paired with a high-performance mixer featuring DSP effects, LOOPBACK functionality and flexible connections for stress-free streaming. Available in black or white, it’s compact enough to place on a desk or mount on a desk arm, is powered via USB or battery, and can turn almost any environment into a fully functional streaming station.

During the first two days of NAMM, hundreds of products, services and technologies were thoroughly reviewed by industry experts, moderated by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music, Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines. The AG01 received the Best in Show “Gotta Stock It” award, recognizing product innovation and updating Yamaha’s AG Controller software.

Used to quickly and easily adjust the DSP audio processing of AG Series devices, AG Controller offers “Simple” and “Detail” modes of operation, giving users complete control of their audio from any Windows/Mac device. or iOS connected via USB.

In addition to the AG01, the AG series includes the AG06MK2 and AG03MK2 live streaming mixers and the AG03MK2 LSPK live streaming package. All AG Series products come with Steinberg’s Cubase AI music production software and WaveLab Cast for streaming audio production and editing. The AG01 is also compatible with the free Rec’n’Share and Cubasis LE iOS apps to support and inspire audio content creation.

“Yamaha has a rich history of providing artists with tools to create music and art while providing solutions to amplify their work,” says Preston Gray, Marketing Director of Professional Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “With the new AG01 microphone, artists and creators can now ensure their work is heard as intended online!”

June 23, 2022

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Chillicothe Police Department announces street closures in June and July https://borealnet.org/chillicothe-police-department-announces-street-closures-in-june-and-july/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:10:58 +0000 https://borealnet.org/chillicothe-police-department-announces-street-closures-in-june-and-july/ The Chillicothe Police Department announces approved street closures for June and July. Webster Street will be closed from Locust Street to Washington Street on June 23rd from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Grow ChilliMo. The same sector will be closed on June 24e 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the Main Street Chillicothe members-only […]]]>

The Chillicothe Police Department announces approved street closures for June and July.

Webster Street will be closed from Locust Street to Washington Street on June 23rd from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Grow ChilliMo. The same sector will be closed on June 24e 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the Main Street Chillicothe members-only concert.

Closures for Sliced ​​Bread Day activities include Washington from Polk Street to Ann Street and Locust from Ann to Calhoun Street on July 9e from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the parade. Jackson Street will be closed from Locust to Washington from noon to 5 p.m. for the Sliced ​​Bread Cornhole Tournament. Webster will also be closed from Locust to Washington on July 9e from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for vendors.

There will also be street closures for the Chillicothe Lions Club Car Show night cruise on July 15e. Washington will be closed from Third Street to the 190 freeway from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. that evening. Park Lane, Fairway Drive and Country Club will also be closed during this time. Streets will be closed in the downtown area, including Jackson of Locust in Washington and Webster of Locust in Washington. The area around the courthouse will be closed on July 15e from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for the Chillicothe Lions Club Car Show.



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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT FORMS ST – GuruFocus.com https://borealnet.org/caesars-entertainment-forms-st-gurufocus-com/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:51:25 +0000 https://borealnet.org/caesars-entertainment-forms-st-gurufocus-com/ Multi-year partnership enlists Manning and Omaha Productions to design, create and produce digital content LA VEGAS and LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”), the largest casino entertainment company in the United States, today announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Peyton Manning Omaha Productions. Together, Caesars Sportsbook and Omaha […]]]>

Multi-year partnership enlists Manning and Omaha Productions to design, create and produce digital content

LA VEGAS and LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”), the largest casino entertainment company in the United States, today announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Peyton Manning Omaha Productions. Together, Caesars Sportsbook and Omaha Productions will launch Omaha Audio Network, a full-service audio production network, a variety of new digital series developed specifically for Caesars Entertainment and Omaha Productions’ social media channels, and a series of live events later this year.

“All of us at Omaha are excited to expand the relationship and have Omaha create compelling original content in partnership with our Caesars teammates,” said Peyton Manning, Founder of Omaha Productions. “Caesars has already proven to be an excellent partner on the projects we have done together.”

Launching later this year, The Omaha Audio Network’s exciting podcast lineup will feature talent from a wide variety of sports and will be available wherever sports fans enjoy their favorite podcasts. Through this strategic alliance, Manning and Omaha Productions will also serve as executive producers for a variety of new digital series that will air on Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Sportsbook and Omaha social media channels. Series includes “Mayne on the Street” with brand ambassador Caesars Sportsbook Kenny Mayne“Celebrity Pictures” with Rachel DeMitaand “One more turn” with Cooper Manning.

Building on the success of Caesars Super Bowl 2022 night featuring Peyton and Eli Manning at Caesars Palace in VegasCaesars and Omaha will also create a unique live event series for members of Caesars premier loyalty program, Caesars Rewards. The live event series will give Caesars Rewards Members the chance to interact directly with Omaha content creators and the Mannings at upcoming activations at select Caesars destinations across the country.

“It’s not a sponsorship, it’s a strategic partnership,” said Sharon Otterman, Chief Marketing Officer at Caesars Digital. “We’re going to work with Peyton and Omaha to conceptualize, create and produce unique content in a way only two leaders in sports and entertainment can. We look forward to the rollout of the Omaha Audio Network Presented by Caesars Sportsbook, enabling unforgettable event experiences and creating compelling, must-watch content for our customers.”

Caesars and the Manning family made history last NFL season with the first-ever responsible gambling commercial aired during NFL games and around the Super Bowl. Responsible gaming remains an important pillar of this expanded partnership and the Mannings will continue to highlight the resources Caesars Sportsbook provides bettors to stay in control of their game. Caesars Sportsbook App offers tools to prevent problem gambling, including deposit limits, spending limits, daily time limits, and thinking time limits.

Caesars Sportsbook is currently available in 24 states and jurisdictions, 18 of which are mobile, and operates the most retail sportsbooks across the country. For real-time industry updates and to follow the Caesars empire, players can engage with the Caesars Sportsbook social handle @CaesarsSports on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Omaha Productions
Omaha Productions is an entertainment company launched by Peyton Manning after retiring from the NFL. Omaha focuses on developing content that champions hard work, encourages the pursuit of passion, and celebrates community. The Omaha Productions executive produces ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” as well as alternative TV shows for college football, golf and the UFC. The company is also executive producer of “NFL Honors” and ESPN+’s PLACES franchise with series of Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Abby Wambach, Vince Carter, David Ortis, Ronda Rousey, Sue BirdPK Subban and John McEnroe. The company also offers series on A+E Networks, NBCUniversal, and Netflix.

About Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) is the largest casino entertainment company in the United States and one of the most diverse casino entertainment providers in the world. Since its beginnings in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment, Inc. grew through the development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment, Inc.’s resorts primarily operate under the Caesars®, Harrah’s®, Horseshoe® and Eldorado® brands. Caesars Entertainment, Inc. offers diverse gaming, entertainment and hospitality amenities, unique destinations and a full range of mobile and online gaming and sports betting experiences. All linked to its industry-leading Caesars Rewards loyalty program, the company is focused on creating value with its customers through a unique combination of impeccable service, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. Must be 21 or older to play. Know when to quit before you start.® Trouble gambling? Dial 1-800-522-4700. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/company.

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Theater UAB finds new synergy, collaboration with Red Mountain Theater https://borealnet.org/theater-uab-finds-new-synergy-collaboration-with-red-mountain-theater/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:38:23 +0000 https://borealnet.org/theater-uab-finds-new-synergy-collaboration-with-red-mountain-theater/ It’s hard to imagine a better place for students and theater professionals than the Magic City. Since Red Mountain Theater opened its new 60,000 square foot arts campus in the city’s booming Parkside neighborhood in 2021, opportunities for University of Alabama at Birmingham theater students and teachers are booming. The cross-pollination occurring between the UAB […]]]>

It’s hard to imagine a better place for students and theater professionals than the Magic City.

Since Red Mountain Theater opened its new 60,000 square foot arts campus in the city’s booming Parkside neighborhood in 2021, opportunities for University of Alabama at Birmingham theater students and teachers are booming.

The cross-pollination occurring between the UAB Theater and RMT is unprecedented in this community, says Kelly Allisonpresident of the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of theater and Vice President of Education on the RMT Executive Committee. The bands’ relationship is historic, dating back to the days of the legendary Town and Gown Theater and SummerFest; but the scope and breadth of their collaboration is bigger and better than ever, and will only grow stronger.

The new campus, with its set and costume shops, theaters, audio booth, sprung-floor rehearsal rooms and more, along with RMT’s excellent productions, provides students with a truly professional experience. After years of piecemeal work in locations across the city, the executive director of RMT Keith Cromwell and staff were able to take the time during the early days of the pandemic to carefully design the building to meet their exact needs.

Birmingham now rivals some of the nation’s biggest and best cities for theater performances, says UAB assistant professor Roy Lightner. Lightner is RMT Singh’s Associate Artistic Director and most recently directed its production of “Once.”

The Red Mountain Theater presents ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘Cinderella’ this summer. (UAB)

Located just four blocks from the UAB campus, the new Red Mountain Theater Arts Campus is an exceptional place for students to learn, grow, connect and work. It also gives UAB Theater faculty and staff professional opportunities to practice their craft in their own backyards. Outsiders are catching up with Birmingham’s creative potential; visitors from New York and other regional theaters were “stunned” by the quality of the art here. It also helps UAB and other entities recruit professionals to work here.

“Theatre is a collaborative art form, and the industry currently forces talent and skills to improve as they go,” said Lightner. “Just as this beautiful building that opened here fosters that kind of excellence, it then encourages the theater and musical theater program to be better and bigger – it’s like we’re coming together to rise together in the instead of feeling competitive.

“It’s an awesome, artistic collaboration between the two,” he said. “It’s a wonderful relationship that I haven’t seen in a lot of places. It’s super unique and powerful, and how UAB has reached into other areas of the community is so exciting to see.

Working together in so many ways leads to a rich creative environment in Birmingham, says RMT chief executive Jennifer Jacques.

“We always connect individuals, especially students, at the next opportunity,” Jaquess said. “As we have needs, we ask our friends at UAB, ‘Who do you know that might be good for x?’ or “This person applied or auditioned. What can you share about your experience with them?” Some of these could be different roles within RMT’s company, such as acting, front , box office, stage crew, stage shop and more, and others could be in sister organizations around town or even across the country.

Almost every Red Mountain Theater performance has a UAB graduate. RMT can hire up to five current UAB students per production, providing them with real theatrical experience and employment income. Red Mountain still needs a stage crew, sound operators, and projectors, and many of those helpers come from its UAB connections.

The professional opportunities RMT provides UAB students will have a significant impact on their careers, especially those who choose to pursue opportunities in other markets, Allison says. Students will have the advantage of forming professional connections during their college studies, which gives them additional references beyond their university faculty.

“We want our students to first gain experience at UAB, enroll, train them so that they actually provide a valuable service to RMT,” Allison said. “It can’t be symbiotic if the students don’t contribute something of value.”

UAB Theater teachers know the people of this community and where students will have a good experience, Allison says. Each theater company operates differently and working with multiple theaters will show if a student can adapt to other ways of doing things.

“I’ve found that UAB holds its students to an incredibly high standard that they not only meet but generally exceed,” said Patrick MacDonald, RMT’s resident designer and sound engineer. “Because we work so closely with staff, we are able to quickly share resources when there is an opening or need.” MacDonald is also a great help when Theater UAB needs help with audio challenges, and RMT Resident Lighting Designer Brad Cozby and RMT Music Supervisor Anthony Smith have also worked with Theater UAB.

“Pro theaters are much more impressed with a one-page resume with three companies than a three-page resume with one location, especially if they know those companies,” Allison said.

UAB graduates on staff at Red Mountain include costume director Kendra Weeks, costume assistant Olivia Bowles, prop supervisor Jessica Mathews, and lead carpenter Dustin Green, among others. For the current show, “Naughty boots“, the costume design is done by the UAB Costume Studio Supervisor Sharon Morgan and recent graduate Bailey Dumlao is assistant manager. Several actors at different stages of their “Kinky Boots” careers are Blazers, including junior McKenna Shaw, recent graduate Thomas McFerran and veteran actor Terrance Campbell.

Later this summer, Valerie Accettahead of UAB Musical Theater, will direct “Cinderella.” Denis McLernon, performance manager and professor at UAB, made her RMT debut with “Once” this spring and will return in “Cinderella,” with recent graduate Rachael-Marie Strazza and current student Jalen Kirkman joining the cast. College student Morgan Tapp was smitten with her memorable performance in “Once,” and Campbell, Eboni Janae, and Kirkman were recently in “Once on this island.”

“RMT always wants to improve,” Lightner said. “Relationships help us move forward. The caliber of theater continues to rise in Birmingham, and as the bar continues to rise, we want to know where we can improve and implement programming to stay competitive.

The education of students under the age of 18 is also an important component of Red Mountain Theater – from summer camps and its ensemble program to the upcoming launch of a conservatory program that will provide more intensive development of theater skills. ‘interpretation. These young people are an excellent pipeline to UAB as potential students.

“We’re seeing kids move from our educational programs into competitive musical theater programs all over the country: Rider, Pace, DePaul, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,” Lightner said. “And UAB is one of the schools they choose because of the progress we’ve all made here and the support from the community.”

“We see ourselves as a teaching theater,” Jaquess said. “Whether you’re a kid or a seasoned veteran, we always seek to provide an environment for learning and growing, personally and professionally.”

This story originally appeared on the UAB News Website.

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We asked “What’s your favorite coffee?” You told us. Here is our list of locally selected sipping joints. https://borealnet.org/we-asked-whats-your-favorite-coffee-you-told-us-here-is-our-list-of-locally-selected-sipping-joints/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:04:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/we-asked-whats-your-favorite-coffee-you-told-us-here-is-our-list-of-locally-selected-sipping-joints/ Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered on weekdays. Whenever I move to a new place, finding a good coffee is almost mandatory. Before leaving El Sereno, I practically lived on Cafe Tierra Mia because the atmosphere was perfect for studying and the iced horchata filled me with nostalgia. Going […]]]>

Whenever I move to a new place, finding a good coffee is almost mandatory.

Before leaving El Sereno, I practically lived on Cafe Tierra Mia because the atmosphere was perfect for studying and the iced horchata filled me with nostalgia.

Going to a coffee shop can be like having a favorite bar: the barista will eventually memorize your name, and you’ll get that infamous question – “regular?” – which lets you know that this cafe is now your local restaurant.

If you’re looking for a new brew somewhere in this vast region, here’s where the Angelenos say to check, courtesy of our newsroom’s public affairs program, AirTalk.

Close to downtown and the Eastside

burrito break“It’s more of a breakfast place, but they do an amazing Café de Olla. Whole milk and half and half go very well with this! said Claudia from downtown.

  • Address: 888 W. 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Holy Grounds coffee and tea: “Holy Grounds is a local cafe in El Sereno with welcoming staff and a serene garden space to enjoy your drink,” said Nate of Hollywood. “If you’re looking for a caffeine boost, they have an Ojo Rojo with espresso added to their house brew.” (There’s also a “not-so-secret secret menu.”)

  • Address: 5371 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90032
  • Opening hours: Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bloom & Feather Coffee: “Amazing coffee, relaxing vibes, beautiful cups! This is a cool black owned business. I had a latte the day of my first shot and it was so good that I called on the way home to tell them it was the best latte I’ve ever had,” Eagle Rock’s David said.

  • Address: 1638 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Hours: Every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Good coffee“It’s just a kiosk with a small counter, but Elliot, the owner, and Alissa, the longtime barista, are the best. We talk about dogs, music, theater, whatever,” Ruth said in Loz Feliz.

  • Address: 555 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles CA 90071
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northeast LA

The village bakery and café“During the pandemic, they stayed open and were a rallying point in the neighborhood. They know my children and my dog. I so appreciate their welcoming atmosphere in my neighborhood,” Emily told Atwater Village.

  • Address: 3119 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039
  • Hours: Every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

San Gabriel Valley

Cafe de Leche: “Café de Leche in Highland Park and Altadena are excellent Latin cafés. I usually get the cold brew, but the horchata is good too. They have other Latin specialties,” Maria told Altadena.

  • Address: 2477 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
  • Hours: Every day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ground coffee“I go there for their wellness tea. It contains turmeric, ginger and other things that make you feel good,” said George de Montebello.

  • Address: 871 N. Garfield Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • Hours: Every day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jones Coffee Roasters“It’s a wonderful outing, and they grind their own coffee. It’s delicious,” Barbara said in Pasadena. (Pro tip: Many KPCC/LAist staff also recommend Jones, which is a 5-minute walk from the building.)

  • Address: 693 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Hours: Every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Parrot Parrot Café: “[The cafe] is my preferred. It’s dog-friendly and has a great vibe to give you avocado toast,” Margo told South Pasadena.

  • Address: 1929 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena, CA 91030
  • Hours: Every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cafe Rad: “[It’s a] very good punk rock atmosphere. The coffee is of good quality. Very affordable,” Olivia told Azusa.

  • Address: 145 Citrus Avenue, Covina, CA 91723
  • Hours: Every day from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

West Los Angeles

Mavro Cafe: “I love vegan matcha drinks, and the owner Nicos is wonderful,” said Michelle of Mar Vista.

  • Address: 12224 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Hours: Every day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MillCross“They make their own cold beers and syrups. Everything is so handmade. Small little place, but always inventing new recipes,” Grace said in Culver City.

  • Address: 11050 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Bay

The boy and the bear: “[It] has fantastic quality coffee. All Colombians including the owner which is quite unusual and very cool. I’m a coffee enthusiast, and they might have the best espresso in South Bay. Matt said to Long Beach.

  • Address: 350 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
  • Hours: Every day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LA County Staff Picks

My co-workers are pretty LA-connected. We drive, commute, and savor LA every day. So when listeners talked about their favorites, we couldn’t help but share some of our own. Here are some of the places we like to sip:

Aspara in San Marino: Content manager Kristen Muller says the shop has “amazing cinnamon rolls.” According to its website, the shop uses organic, fair trade and sustainably grown coffee, tea and spices, with an emphasis on women-owned farms.

  • Address: 2461 Mission Street B, San Marino, CA 91108
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Cos & Pi in South Pasadena: Senior Producer Michael Cosentino recommends this spot, a family-run restaurant and cafe that bills itself as a neighborhood eatery.

  • Address: 303 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030
  • Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hilltop Cafe + Kitchen in Inglewood: Associate Editor Aaricka Washington suggests visiting here. The cafe and restaurant were created by Angelenos. According to their website, the name is inspired by “climbing our own peaks…like everyone else.”

  • Address: 170 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301
  • Hours: Every day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

KAFN in Glendale: Kyle Stokes, an education journalist, says it’s “a great neighborhood spot well off the beaten path” with “delicious maple lattes.”

  • Address: 1019 East Palmer Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Miss Melbourne Cafe in West Hollywood: Nicolas Perez, AirTalk news apprentice, says, “This was the first coffee I tried when I moved here… The coffee is good, it has a nice patio and they have these unique sausage rolls which are fantastic. I find myself going back there every few weekends.

  • Address: 1051 Havenhurst Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90046
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The back door bakery and cafe at Tujunga: Web developer Melissa DeMund says it has “the biggest selection of savory and sweet pastries I’ve ever seen, and damn good coffee!”

  • Address: 8349 Foothill Boulevard, Sunland, CA 91040
  • Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The coffee roaster in Studio City: Audio production engineer Scott Kelly calls this place “the best.” It has been around since 1987.

  • Address: 13567 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
  • Hours: Every day from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What questions do you have about Southern California?

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What “Batman x Spyscape” can teach fashion brands about immersive experiences? https://borealnet.org/what-batman-x-spyscape-can-teach-fashion-brands-about-immersive-experiences/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 19:56:45 +0000 https://borealnet.org/what-batman-x-spyscape-can-teach-fashion-brands-about-immersive-experiences/ The mere mention of experiential retail may cause some eye-rolling, given how often it’s used. But Mona Kim, a design consultant and visual artist for cultural and commercial projects, thinks the fashion crowd falls flat in this department. His Parisian firm Mona Kim Projects provided creative direction for the immersive “Batman x Spyscape” exhibit that […]]]>

The mere mention of experiential retail may cause some eye-rolling, given how often it’s used.

But Mona Kim, a design consultant and visual artist for cultural and commercial projects, thinks the fashion crowd falls flat in this department. His Parisian firm Mona Kim Projects provided creative direction for the immersive “Batman x Spyscape” exhibit that just opened in Manhattan. This involved designing, curating, co-producing and choreographing its immersive media – sound, light, visuals – and physical environment. It also necessitated a stay of nearly a month for the experiential space designer, who has since returned to Paris.

No more WWD

Housed in part of the 60,000 square foot building designed by Sir David Adjaye, Spyscape, as the name suggests, is all about espionage. The new exhibit brings together Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment on behalf of DC and Spyscape to create an app-based experience that unfolds in three acts. Participants embark on a top-secret undercover mission to infiltrate Leviathan, a clandestine organization trying to overthrow the superhero and super-villain communities.

Having worked on immersive experiences for Uniqlo, Samsung, Duet Sports and other companies, Kim was recommended for the project by an executive at Wieden & Kennedy. Although her latest project isn’t a fashion project, brands and retailers could learn from the experience, she said. Her work in immersive exhibitions has always drawn inspiration from both contemporary theater and dance, especially with regards to light, audio and media. This arts-inspired approach not only transforms the physical space, but creates a more emotionally moving experience, Kim said. “It doesn’t just become this digital experience without any emotion,” she said. “There’s a storyline and a linear narrative that helps you participate as a game. There are three different ways to experience the exposition.

Timed zone-to-zone admission quickly transitions with text clues – such as what to watch out for – from the “Oracle” character. “Basically, the physical space knows what room you’re in and connects to the app,” Kim said. “In some spaces you can walk around, but the application is almost totally linear. You’re supposed to discover information.

Pointing out that themed exhibitions generally lack these emotion-inducing characteristics, she said: “On the other hand, we are used to seeing fashion shows and brand activations where the confluence of audio and light is very emotional. But what we don’t see is the fusion of highly sophisticated real-time interactive application technology. The idea of ​​mission-driven gamification is a way to learn and discover content. Content translated into the fashion world is a product.

Using a real-time app to interact directly with a physical environment is a concept that fashion companies and designers could put to much better use, according to Kim. “They could be inspired in terms of their brand activations as well as fashion shows. It is the use of a strategy to involve the public and the end user,” she said.

After downloading the app, users are immediately drawn into chatty and lengthy texts with Oracle, which sends them on a mission to uncover some secrets behind this evil Leviathan organization. In a waiting area, admission, visitors are notified by Oracle to keep an eye out for messages. Amidst what sounds like “very friendly, New Age music” there are recorded whispers of “we’re one of you” and a subtle floor design of “there’s a better way”. .

Once through the doors, attendees are greeted by a bulbous silver sculpture made of real surveillance mirrors. On all four walls of the room, split video screens play footage of testimonials affirming the Leviathan by four people, which can only be seen from the back of the head. “By being in this reception center, you see a false public face of this organization,” Kim said. “From sculpture there are whispers like [‘Stop blaming yourself’] and evil whispers coming out” that allude to subliminal messages.

This silver sculpture is made up of surveillance mirrors. – Credit: Photo by Rob Baker Aston/courtesy

Photo by Rob Baker Aston/Courtesy

Entering the portal between the public space and the command center, visitors see what amounts to a highly artistic black and white projection on four walls with eerie music, before the flashes appear to unlock the door . Once inside what looks like an abandoned corporate headquarters, the premise is that all of the organization’s employees evacuated their workspaces because they realized there were intruders – like visitors who come from to arrive.

Oracle invites them by SMS to seek information. Data streams scroll endlessly across tables and workstations. A nearby video console reveals how the finish area had actually featured “very forced testimonials” and attendees. The setup is also a modernized take on the DC Comics world with recognizable character imagery like “Robin”.

Overall, the dark space has an architectural feel with narrow beams of light descending from the ceiling to create what almost looks like the rails of a prison. The exhibit’s message includes corporate greed, the public face of a corporation versus its inner workings, and “techno-slavery,” Kim said. “In a way, the physical environment reimagines what a powerful high-tech organization could be even in today’s world. We are always influenced by the reality around us. How do we reimagine that ? “

When asked why fashion companies often fail with immersive experiences, Kim said that whether it’s fashion shows or brand activations like product drops, they tend to be flat. Human beings understand stories because it’s easy for them to follow, remember, and engage before, during, and after. “That’s what this exhibition is trying to do and why I think it’s a success. People can download the app and start interacting with it before coming here. The second part comes to this exhibit and interacts with the app. And the third party can continue to interact and be sent on missions by the app,” she said.

Likewise, “museum exhibits are not sustainable as long as you see the exhibit, get influenced, and go back to your normal life,” Kim said.

Reverse engineering is featured in the new show.  - Credit: Photo by Rob Baker Ashton/courtesy

Reverse engineering is featured in the new show. – Credit: Photo by Rob Baker Ashton/courtesy

Photo by Rob Baker Ashton/Courtesy

Another area showcasing key DC artifacts like Wonder Woman’s tiara are being reverse-engineered, the idea being that it will turn them into powerful weapons for themselves. Computerized sound is for probing and calculating, while motion graphics is for scanning and coding. The concept is designed to be a mix of museum artifacts and modern media to create an immersive effect. The exhibition also features images related to Batman art by Jim Calafiore..

The show’s original narrative was written by critically acclaimed Gail Simone, known for her work in DC comics such as “Batgirl” and “Wonder Woman.” The project also involved other women, including several in the construction of part of the exhibit – painted, built, lit, fabricated and installed by women. “I mention this because the entertainment industry is still very masculine. Physical build is very male dominated. But in this project, there were many women leaders [including the main character Oracle],” she says. “I also see it as a very interesting model of a future way of working, where there is no tension or questions about gender power play. What we experienced was true smooth collaboration even with teams spread across the globe via Zoom or onsite.

Some of the other key creators who have helped realize his vision are Simon Taylor of Tomato, film and motion graphics director; sound designer, techno DJ and composer Ferdinand Gratz, and Jeremy Kunze of Studio Kunze, a art graphic design direction and authority.

Kim was not involved in the design of the merchandise that is sold in the museum shop, but chose the all-black “techno-ashram look” of the “welcome center” security guards – a mandarin collar shirt , black wide legs, cropped pants and all-white high-top sneakers.

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The Recorder – An artistic evolution: Valley artists win grants for their work https://borealnet.org/the-recorder-an-artistic-evolution-valley-artists-win-grants-for-their-work/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 03:35:35 +0000 https://borealnet.org/the-recorder-an-artistic-evolution-valley-artists-win-grants-for-their-work/ Four generations of Deerfield arborists have managed the land of Clarkdale Fruit Farms for more than a century, harvesting an ancient apple variety that measures just 1 inch in diameter, the most popular bite-sized Lady apple. among the youngest visitors to the farm. “Farmer momma” Lori Holmes Clark lives in Clarkdale, where she raises her […]]]>

Four generations of Deerfield arborists have managed the land of Clarkdale Fruit Farms for more than a century, harvesting an ancient apple variety that measures just 1 inch in diameter, the most popular bite-sized Lady apple. among the youngest visitors to the farm.

“Farmer momma” Lori Holmes Clark lives in Clarkdale, where she raises her children and works as a resident artist on the farm. In art and in motherhood, she conveys the understanding that “food does not come from the store, it comes from the ground”.

Clark is a New York native whose roots in Broadway performance art inspired an audio-visual installation at The Farm, an ongoing project which, among 19 other local art projects, recently won a $4,000 grant. from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts through its Project Evolution grant. program.

Her installation, “Doorways – Mirth and Memory”, functions as both an immersive theatrical experience and an audio-guided tour of the farm, providing children with a fictional tale of apple-growing fairies and telling parents and other adults the stories. true and ruthless. of the old farmers of Clarkdale.

“Performance art is fleeting, it happens – and if it’s going to happen again, the agency responsible for producing it must make a deliberate effort,” Clark said Monday afternoon as he waited for the school bus to arrive from their children. “I have lupus and my body is changing and my stamina is changing, so I wanted to create something more sustainable.”

This is where Project Evolution comes in. The new program is an extension of the Community Foundation’s ValleyCreates working capital grant initiative, which since February 2020 has awarded four rounds of $1,000 microgrants to 85 artists. These small grants have provided much-needed financial relief throughout the pandemic to pay for things like studio space and supplies, says Molly Rideout, the Community Foundation’s assistant director of assets for artists.

These artists were then eligible to apply for Project Evolution, which aims to go further, allowing artists to be compensated for their time and labor and to offset expenses associated with creative production.

For Northampton creator Mark Guglielmo, the grant facilitates a long-awaited transition to mixed media, a “second act” in his career as a photo collage artist.

Her project pays homage to the Italian-American immigrant experience and envisions capturing through fine art and layered textiles a cultural marriage that gets “the short end of the stick on the big screen.”

“Italian-American representation is basically limited to ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘The Jersey Shore.’ The truth of our experience is unseen, and that’s when a multicultural people come here and are forced and coerced into embracing whiteness,” Guglielmo said. “You accept the financial benefits of whiteness, but you lose your soul, you lose your language.”

He says the support through Project Evolution will be transformative.

“Everyone else is working and expecting to be paid,” he says. “Being able to get paid to examine history through art and just to create art is fundamental – you can’t do great work without financial support.”

Start of the Evolution project

Clark and Gugglielmo are two of 20 visual artists, musicians, poets and performers from Western Massachusetts to receive a total of $80,000 through Project Evolution. The program is supported in part by the Boston-based Barr Foundation’s Creative Commonwealth Program, a 10-year philanthropic partnership benefiting five regional foundations across the state.

Grantees also have access to a wealth of professional development resources made available through the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s Assets for Artists program.

Rideout says up to half of Project Evolution applicants identified structured projects as new to them and said they would appreciate guidance on the non-creative components of professional art production, such as marketing and copywriting. of grants.

Grant recipients can choose to attend workshops and coaching sessions of up to two hours in length until May 2023, when the grant expires. The one-year shelf life of the funding is designed to encourage the growth and completion of projects that began simply as submissions at the application stage.

Diana Alvarez

Diana Alvarez, a Holyoke performer from Texas, has been working on her “chosen family” piece “Quiero Volver, A Xicanx Ritual Opera” for eight years — she’s staged it four times already, using only borrowed material.

The piece is participatory and relies on a field recorder, microphone and projector to present documentary portraits of BIPOC artists and to facilitate an open mic for BIPOC audience members during the performance.

“Quiero Volver” is neither like a traditional play nor a traditional opera, and like each of the other grant recipients’ plays, Alvarez’s performance centers the community by cultivating audience engagement.

“I always knew I wanted to be a musician, but it took me a long time to come to terms with that about myself. On stage, it’s important that I invite participants to meditate and reflect,” Alvarez said. . “[The stage] is really a space for reflection where I try to push people not to do what I did.

“It’s an attempt to encourage people to be artists in a world that badly needs us,” she said.

Other recipients

Other artists who have won grants through the Evolution Project include: Faith Alkiewicz, Northampton; Maria Luisa Arroyo Cruzado, Springfield; Rachel Blackman, Northampton; Frankie Borrero, Springfield; Keshawn Dodds, Springfield; Michelle Falcon Fontánez, Indian Orchard; Magdalena Gomez, Springfield; Imo Imeh, Holyoke; Maria Kenison, Springfield; Robert Markey, Ashfield; Kurt Meyer, Shelburne Falls; Heshima Moja, Indian orchard; Ivonne Montoya, Northampton; Samuel Perry, Turners Falls; Rochelle Shicoff, Monson; Ja Ja Swinton, West Springfield; and Shandyce Willis, Springfield.

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Key takeaways from the January 6 first hearing: It’s all about Trump https://borealnet.org/key-takeaways-from-the-january-6-first-hearing-its-all-about-trump/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 04:15:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/key-takeaways-from-the-january-6-first-hearing-its-all-about-trump/ WASHINGTON — More than one person sparked the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Riot Investigation Committee said in its first public hearing Thursday. And that person is Donald Trump. He rioted on Capitol Hill and nearly shredded American democracy in his quest for power, the House committee argued Jan. […]]]>

WASHINGTON — More than one person sparked the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Riot Investigation Committee said in its first public hearing Thursday.

And that person is Donald Trump.

He rioted on Capitol Hill and nearly shredded American democracy in his quest for power, the House committee argued Jan. 6 in what will serve as the opening argument in a week-long effort to plead the case to the public.

Committee members set out to explain a multi-tiered plan to void the 2020 election and undo millions of votes cast for Joe Biden.

The committee released never-before-seen video of interviews with Trump’s inner circle and graphic images of the Capitol headquarters.

But behind all the production was a recurring message: Trump fueled the lie that the election was stolen, stoked the ire of his supporters who stormed the Capitol, then did nothing when lawmakers, aides and family members implored him to stop the attack.

In fact, Trump started yelling and got “really mad at the advisers who told him he needed to do something more,” said Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the committee’s vice chair. , in his opening statement.

Holding its first public hearing in prime time, the commission faced a tricky challenge: capturing the attention of Americans who may feel like they know all they need to know about a dark episode in history. of the United States which received wide coverage. But after interviewing 1,000 people behind closed doors and collecting 140,000 records, the committee came up with findings that proved startling enough to draw gasps from lawmakers in the courtroom.

These are the takeaways from the first hearing:

Trump thought his supporters were “doing what they had to do,” Cheney said. Indeed, the riot was, in a way, the inevitable result of his plan to sow doubt about the election results and persuade Americans that he had rightfully won, according to the committee.

“As you will see, this disinformation campaign caused the January 6 violence,” Cheney said.

His top aide, meanwhile, didn’t want Trump to be upstaged by the vice president. The panel played audio of an interview with Army General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Milley described a conversation he had with Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on January 6. Meadows, he testified, told him, “We have to kill the narrative that the vice president [Mike Pence] makes all the decisions. We need to establish the narrative that the president is still in charge and things are stable or stable, or words to that effect. Milley dismissed Meadows’ accent as simply “politics” and added, “I don’t do political stories.”

Neither should the committee, warn some observers. By making Trump a singular focus, the committee risks appearing as a partisan actor, not a neutral investigator. Before the hearing, Doug Jones, a former Democratic senator from Alabama, warned that the committee would lose credibility if it dwelled on Trump.

The committee painted Pence as an unlikely hero

And yet, importantly, Pence has been responsible that day.

He was in the building presiding over the counting of electoral votes when the crowd broke through police lines. Secret Service agents rushed Pence to safety as rioters roamed the Capitol.

With the building overrun, Trump did not alert any branch of government to defend those inside, the committee said. He did not speak to his attorney general or his secretary of defense, nor did he order the deployment of the National Guard.

Pence did all of that.

Milley described Pence as “very firm”, giving instructions to “get the army here, get the [National] Guard here. End this situation.

An upcoming hearing will explain how Pence and his team repeatedly told Trump that it would be illegal for the vice president to refuse to count certain electoral votes, as Trump wanted.

Although loyal, Pence chose to break with Trump rather than overturn the election.

Trump appointees feared he was unfit to govern and threatened to resign

Trump’s behavior was so disturbing that his cabinet debated whether he should be fired. Cabinet members discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, a way to replace a president. And an unnamed Cabinet member suggested that, in the face of Trump’s behavior, they’re all starting to take a more direct role in running the White House and the administration.

“They knew President Donald Trump was too dangerous to be left alone,” Cheney said.

Turnover has always been an issue in the Trump White House. His White House attorney, Pat Cipollone, was “so concerned about potentially lawless activity that he repeatedly threatened to resign,” Cheney said.

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner suggested the White House lawyer’s staff were whiners

But Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner appeared to disregard the warnings.

When he testified before the committee, Cheney questioned him about Cipollone’s threats to resign.

The committee released an excerpt from Kushner’s response, in which he said Cipollone and people in his office often said they would leave. “So I kind of took it to whine, to be honest with you,” he said.

Upcoming hearings will reveal other elements of Trump’s plan to stay in power

The hearing served as a teaser. Over the next few weeks, the panel plans to hold at least six more public hearings and flesh out various elements of the plot to keep Trump in power.

Another hearing will reveal how Trump wanted to fire senior Justice Department officials who refused to follow his instructions and “just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican members of Congress.”

Cheney also said the committee is continuing to investigate and more information may come to light. She left open the possibility of the hearings extending through the summer.

Final hearings this month will include Trump aides who were in the West Wing that day, Cheney said.

Trump was told Biden won fairly

Trump and his top aide were specifically told there was no widespread voter fraud. The committee released a videotaped deposition with one of Trump’s campaign lawyers, Alex Cannon, who spoke to Meadows about allegations of voter fraud. Cannon testified that he informed Meadows that “we couldn’t find anything that would be sufficient to change the results in any of the key states.”

In response, Meadows said, “So there’s no there.”

Trump had received much the same message. The panel aired part of a deposition in which former attorney general William Barr said he told Trump directly that “I have not seen evidence of fraud that would have affected the outcome of the election.”

Barr went on to say that he warned Trump that “this was crazy stuff and they were wasting their time on this and it was doing the country a very, very disservice.”

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Irish Rep’s new production of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom Begins Previews June 8 https://borealnet.org/irish-reps-new-production-of-yes-reflections-of-molly-bloom-begins-previews-june-8/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 04:00:13 +0000 https://borealnet.org/irish-reps-new-production-of-yes-reflections-of-molly-bloom-begins-previews-june-8/ Off-Broadway News The new production of the Irish representative Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom Begins previews on June 8 James Joyce’s solo adaptation Ulysses by Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann is directed by John Keating. Aedin Moloney, Colum McCann and John Keating Aedin Moloney and Colum McCann’s Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom begins preview performances […]]]>

Off-Broadway News

The new production of the Irish representative Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom Begins previews on June 8

James Joyce’s solo adaptation Ulysses by Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann is directed by John Keating.

Aedin Moloney, Colum McCann and John Keating

Aedin Moloney and Colum McCann’s Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom begins preview performances at the Irish Repertory Theater on June 8. James Joyce’s stage adaptation Ulysses will officially open June 15 on the W. Scott McLucas studio stage and run through July 17.

Moloney stars in the solo play as Molly Bloom, delving into the mysteries and affirmations that come with loss and love, and the choices available to a woman in early 20th century Dublin. In the early hours of June 17, 1904, Molly’s womanizing husband returns home and Molly ruminates on the love they once shared through a thoughtful, unsentimental stream of consciousness.

Since reading Ulysses As a young girl, Moloney has since developed her interpretation of Joyce’s Penelope chapter through performance passages. With McCann’s encouragement, Moloney worked on developing the show beginning with the audio recording “Reflections of Molly Bloom” in 2017. After in 2019, Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom had its world premiere at Irish Rep and was produced for Irish Rep Online during the pandemic.

John Keating directs the production, which includes original music by Paddy Moloney, stage design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Michael O’Connor and sound design by Mr. Florian Staab . Jeff Davolt is the production manager.

For tickets and more information, visit IrishRep.org.

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Studio Assistant – Pedestrian Jobs https://borealnet.org/studio-assistant-pedestrian-jobs/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 05:22:03 +0000 https://borealnet.org/studio-assistant-pedestrian-jobs/ Rumble Studios is an audio production company specializing in creating sound and music for advertising. We are currently looking for a Studio Assistant to assist with the day-to-day management of our soon to be launched Melbourne facility. This is an entry-level position, which will provide the successful candidate with a start in the industry at […]]]>

Rumble Studios is an audio production company specializing in creating sound and music for advertising.

We are currently looking for a Studio Assistant to assist with the day-to-day management of our soon to be launched Melbourne facility. This is an entry-level position, which will provide the successful candidate with a start in the industry at one of Australia’s most in-demand sound studios. The majority of this role involves serving customers, maintaining cleanliness throughout the establishment, and bringing a good vibe to the place.

Main responsibilities;

– Serving customers (coffees, lunches, ordering taxis, etc.)

– Stock order for kitchen, bathroom and reception areas.

– Keep all suites and common areas tidy.

– Answer and direct telephone calls.

– Production music searches

– Provide general assistance to our team of sound designers, composers and producers, as needed.

Successful applicants must be;

– Energetic

– Enthusiastic

– Good orientation

– Proactive

– Be able to effectively perform a variety of tasks in this fast-paced industry.

– Works well under pressure

Who knows, you might even get into the cabin and do guide voiceovers.

This is a full time position from Monday to Friday.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high number of applications expected, only successful candidates will be contacted. Thanks for understanding.

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