3 Burst results for "Hannah Beechler"
"hannah beachler" Discussed on Revision Path
"Of her vision paths biggest honors to date. We hit 300 episodes, and I had a chance to interview production designer Hannah beachler, who did production design on both Black Panther and Black Panther Wakanda forever. She also did production design, work for Beyoncé, also worked with Ryan coogler and creed as well. It's really a big get to have Hannah on the show. I've been an admirer of her work for a very long time, and for her to be our 300th episode was great. Along with 300 episodes, we threw a live event. This one was in New York City at the green space, which was a famous institution in podcasting and public radio. And with that event, we had Gail Anderson and cat small as panelists. We were supposed to have, he got sick, and so he couldn't make it. And that was really like a lovely event. On the surface. So joining the glitch media network was a bad idea. I can say this in hindsight now. It was a bad idea for a few reasons. One, it tied the success of the show, unfortunately, to my employer. Now granted, I put a licensing agreement in place whereby glitch only license the episodes. From me they didn't own them, they own no sort of intellectual property or anything like that. And I made sure went over with the lawyer and everything. They only licensed the show. What ended up happening though was because I was using company resources with the show, that meant like the team that I had in place with RJ, the website that I had been doing since 2013, all of this now had to come under glitch. So we had to change up the format of the website and put it under glitches domain. I think it was glitch dot com slash revision path. We had a redirect, so all of the revision path dot com stuff wouldn't break, but we had to use their design. The design was not great. It was using this old version of ghost, and so we couldn't do the same types of just like basic design stuff that we would do with WordPress like I couldn't do it on ghost. I did have to hire a team. And I have to say, shout out to my team, TK du test, Deanna testa, margarita noriega, and Brittany Brown. I hired all of them as my team, for women of color. Well, three women of color and Deanna, she's white. But hire these four women and I mean, they really held me down and held revision path down for the roughly about a year and a half that they were working on the actual podcast. If you listen to any of those episodes around the like, I'd say like two 90 to three 20 Mark, you'll hear glitch media network, you'll hear Deanna Tesla, you'll hear Britney Brown, TK was doing a bunch of stuff behind the scenes. But yeah, we have to basically like shift all of the production stuff internally along with what I was doing for my job. I was now doing the podcast as part of my 9 to 5 job. And it just killed the momentum that we had built that I had built really over the past 6 years leading up to it to join this network that unfortunately was not helping us. One of the other things that was really bad is that when we joined glitch and sort of hit our wagon to them, unfortunately, members of glitch, other people that worked there like the finance director. The chief operating officer, et cetera, started to tie the show's success to the company's success, and so things that we did for the show all of a sudden now had to have some sort of like net positive benefit for the company for the company's user base, et cetera, which was not part of the licensing agreement. Like, you all are just licensing the show as part of your network, and we were developing other shows, we were developing videos, et cetera. None of those panned out. But we were doing other stuff. And the problem that happened was that the company just kept kind of shooting everything down. They kept making excuses for why certain things couldn't get done. Even for the event that we did, it went off without a hitch, but me and Deanna and TK and Britt were like the main ones that had to pull it off. If you're in New York City and I don't know if the Trader Joe's is still open, but there's like a Trader Joe's. I think in Union Square or near Union Square that sells wine and alcohol, me and TK and Brit crossing four lanes of traffic getting wine for the event and stuff like that. We had to basically run all of that ourselves. Deanna did and Brit, I think both did principal photography and video for that night. So on the surface, everything looked great. Behind the scenes, it was a huge mess. You know, and then all of a sudden I'm getting emails about why are we spending thousands of dollars on an event like this and it's not translating to users of glitch and all this sort of stuff. And it was really sort of taking a toll on the brand value that I had built up with revision path one because we had hitched our wagon to glitch within two because we had changed things visually so drastically. That it just the audience did not respond to it well. We had some good things that came from it and you know, I think just sort of the increased awareness throughout the tech community was a good thing. But there were some other things that happened later on in the year with glitch that inevitably made me want to take my ball and go home and you'll see what I mean when I say that a little bit later. So even though these things were going on, revision path still continued to grow. We expanded on to Pandora, we became part of their podcast offerings. Fresh off of the high of me winning the Stephen Heller award, I started a project called recognize, which is a design anthology that featured essays and commentary from indigenous people and people of color. Who I was calling the next generation of emerging design voices. I really wanted to capitalize off of that Steven Heller prize when following his footsteps of discovering new design voices, and we received a grant from envisions future forward fund to launch the anthology and envision published the first volume of articles on inside design, which was their kind of online publication that reaches I think like millions of designers every month. Glitch was not happy about that. The glitch was wondering why isn't this being published on glitch? And I'm like, well, this has nothing to do with the podcast. This is something different. This is a different project. But they felt like it should have been under a glitch media imprint, and I was not thinking about that at all.
On The Media
"hannah beachler" Discussed on On The Media
"Community can maintain or increase its credibility with the public is to be honest. Science tells us that there is an inner fragility in the entire universe. We share the same fragility. Perhaps we have passed some line that will be impossible to come back from. But that hasn't happened yet. Life, the universe and everything after this. From the pre Civil War Seneca village to Wakanda, afrofuturism is an old idea that's reaching new people. Black Panther's production designer Hannah beachler breaks it down for us. On the next notes from America. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. Listener supported WNYC studios. From WNYC in New York, this is on the media. I'm brook gladstone. This week, as we take our first fall turning steps into 2023 and taking the week off to do it, we decided to contextualize what we're facing by pulling some favorite segments that reveal much about the fragility of our systems, the ones that govern the economy, the environment, and even the cosmos. How else to reckon with the future? How about by starting with the planet over the last 365 days? Pakistan's climate change minister said the floods have destroyed 45% of Pakistan's croplands. Europe is on fire. In Portugal, 3000 firefighters are working in hellish conditions, temperatures in the mid 40s Celsius are blamed for the deaths of 240 people. It's hell on earth as hurricane Ian slams into Florida. 100 and 55 mph winds. 18 foot waves. Epic destruction. The dire emergency in East Africa, the drought they're exacerbating the hunger crisis as many as 20 million people could be starving by the middle of this year, half of them, children. The United States development program asserts that, quote, numerous experts believe that we are living through or on the cusp of a mass species extinction event, the 6th in the history of the planet and the first to be caused by a single organism us. Antonio Guterres head of the UN spoke to the BBC in late October. If we are not able to reverse the present trend that is leading to a catastrophe in the world, we will be doomed. Doom and gloom to which we are accustomed, but are we doing enough to try and understand the full extent of our fragility? In August, the study by an international team of climate experts published in the peer reviewed proceedings of the national Academy of Sciences warned that legitimate worst case scenarios are vastly underreported. They called for directing more research and attention on a quote climate endgame agenda. In August, I spoke to Luke Kemp, research associate at Cambridge's center for the study of existential risk and one of the authors of the study, he said, we know least about the scenarios that matter most. These are plausible. They could happen and we should pay attention to them, particularly because the consequences are so extreme. We often don't do analysis of higher temperature scenarios. And we also don't look at the worst case potential risks in terms of knock on effects. Secondly, I think it's bad public communication. As soon as you put out a number, one percent, 2% to 0.0003%, it gives people an undue sense of scientific precision. And what we're trying to say here is that these are plausible, but we need more research before we can venture out into the realm of putting numbers and probabilities upon these extreme scenarios. Are there ways that journalists can better share the information we have? One thing that many journalistic outlets can do is to simply accurately portray the science in the first place. I've been astounded by some of the bad takes of this research that spa, I've seen at least one major outlet in the UK, run the headline that climate change could result in extinction level pandemic by 2017, and we say nothing like that in the article. And indeed, it's worthwhile noting here that if I or any of my co authors really felt that this was inevitable, that we were all doomed. We wouldn't have written this article. I'd be on the beach somewhere. The entire point of this article and the climate and game agenda is risk management. It's not disaster voyeurism. It's about understanding extreme risks so we can prevent them. And you do think there's a path to at least the degree of mitigation. Of course. You suggest that the current information that we get from institutions like the UN's IPCC kind of sugar coats are status. Is that true? I mean, didn't the IPCC famously conclude a few years back that much of the damage is irreversible and that we should focus on resilience in the face of warming instead? We definitely don't say that the IPCC sugar coats anything. Okay. The IPCC analyzes the existing body of literature on climate change. The existing climate scholarship that is analyzed by the IPCC is under exploring both a higher temperature scenarios and under exploring these more complex risk assessments. In the case of higher end warming, when you look at the likelihood of 3° and above, relative to its mentions in different IPCC reports, there's a significant mismatch. 1.5 and 2° are over represented, Vis-à-vis their probability, while 3° and above are underrepresented substantially. And the second study we showed that this seems to have gotten worse. Most likely because we now have these international goals of limiting global warming to 2° or 1.5° under the Paris climate agreement. And so it's natural, but that's channeled scientific attention towards those scenarios. And it's worth noting here, they're just easiest scenarios to model. They also don't look at these risk cascades that we know do exist. In 2010, a heat wave in Russia led to Russia imposing a serial export ban. That led to a spike in global food prices, and we had exactly the same of COVID-19 as well. If you were just worried about mortality morbidity, you missed the biggest issue, which was that the sheer number of people infected could overwhelm and collapse their healthcare system. This is how risk actually works in the real world. You're talking about the knock on effects. The pressures, the inequality, the hazards, all of those conditions that could lead to catastrophe are already present to a degree and we need to be concerned about tipping points. Indeed, this is not just about the magnitude or the speed of warming. It's about societal fragility. And part of this is not going to affect what we call risk cascades. Climate change by itself may not cause a global catastrophe, but it could potentially impede our recovery from another catastrophe. So think of nuclear war for instance. If you have a nuclear winter, followed by what's called a nucleus spring. So essentially accelerated warming after the soot washes out of the atmosphere from a nuclear conflict. That's much, much worse if you have three or 4° of warming rushing in, but just 1.5. You also reviewed the collapse of some ancient civilizations due to climate change and other things. What can we learn from
"hannah beachler" Discussed on Revision Path
"Weird, out of body thought I had while watching that. And then I was just like, I don't think I'm going to live in the water. But that's neither here nor there. Hannah beachler production Bible for the first Black Panther had to have been like massive. So for this one, I still wish we could get a hold of it, but it's still probably going to be top secret until maybe like a decade from now, but I'm just so inspired by all the visuals that come out of that. And like all the research that goes into just everything because it is a lot, it has to be to make this film look and feel as great as it does. Yes. Was Hannah beechler part of this one as well? She was production. Designer for this shout out to her for that. If you all want to listen to her episode, it's episode 300 of her vision path. You can listen to that on the website. But yeah, she was a production designer for this film too. And as I found out later, came up with the wakandan glyph language that we also see throughout the family. Oh, wow. So also a typographer. Okay. Also, what type of brilliant brilliant? Just killing it. I like with namor and with a tumor and with Nomura, how you started to see all these traditional C elements as part of their, you know, just part of what they were wearing. The moral is wearing pearls. He was wearing pearls in his necklace and in his kind of neck piece and then the more I had these sort of big fish fins, you know, with her headdress as well as her kind of neck piece, a tumor, I think, had like a shark's jaw on the top of his thing that's sort of like spread out. It was interesting to see how they utilize those as part of their kind of armature, which really sort of solidified them as being these underwater dwellers as part of this sort of underwater civilization. Neymar's namor's throne also looked like it was like a mouth of a shark. And I was just like, yo, this guy is badass. Yeah, even his headdress, that big, huge circular headdress. Magic. And again, yeah, him at him coming down into the throne. That scene where they're about to go battle, so he hit him coming down, and again, just the lighting, the whole scene of coming down, coming down and then sitting fire.