35 Burst results for "One Feature"
"My name's carl stimson. I'm a translator i do. Japanese english translation mostly have medical research and like new stories from a newspaper in japan. And i am currently studying dave science and machine learning so maybe to kick things off. Could you tell me a little bit. About some of the features that make japanese unique language linguistical or otherwise. Well maybe the the biggest one and the most obvious is use of kanji the characters and so having these these characters in some ways it makes it easier to read because you know. I think research on on linguistics. Shown that people don't read the letter is even they read english. They read the shape of the word. Recognize the shapes and so japanese already given shapes and once you start you know memorizing that in some ways it makes it easier to kind of learn how to read and it does take a lot of work to memorize this and stuff like that but once you know a character you know what really stands out and in a lot of ways it makes it easier to understand parts of speech because characters are built of different characters. There's a lot of characters or words and japanese two characters sometimes three and you can immediately tell that this word is built from these two characters whereas an english to understand. No that's mogae. You have latin or greek or french or who knows what so you know. that's one feature. I you know for speaking japanese. It's quite easy. i think for english speakers. it's not a challenging language to pronounce for us. Chinese is much more difficult. Japanese pronunciation is really similar to spanish. And you know we. We have an accent when we speak. There's no characters or sounds that we. We can't make some to take for granted that english was your first language. Was japanese your second or third. And how did you come to it actually. I majored in spanish and university of double major in math in spanish and studied abroad in spain while studying spanish from junior high school. I guess and i got you know. Fairly good at that was not fluent but you know advanced. I guess level of that after graduating from university and my goal was to continue with that maybe moved down to south america and look for work for various reasons. I ended up finding a job in japan. And i had really no interest in japan. But i thought. I'd take the job because it paid. Okay and save up some money and after year kind of go along my way but obviously still in japan. This is twenty two years later. I haven't lived in japan this whole time but it's been associated with japan at least for all that time. So obviously something stock.
Kevin Hart's 'Fatherhood' Coming to Netflix This June
"In the last segment. I just finished talking about the newly released from. Kevin hart fatherhood which just happens to be making. Its release. on father's day weekend this film will be released on netflix. June eighteenth and it tells the real life story of matthew lauglin who loses his wife liz shortly after the birth of his daughter and he must balance dealing with the loss of his wife providing for his daughter and providing for his daughter in more than just having a job in providing a certain level of care. This film has many layers to it and provides kevin hart with the opportunity to show off of more dramatic side of his acting talents. The book it is based off of is called to kisses for maddy a memoir of loss and love. And if all that isn't enough this film is produced by the obamas. One of the production companies involved in making this film reality is higher ground production. Which is the company. That was started by former president obama and first lady michelle obama in two thousand eighteen. This movie fatherhood will actually serve as higher ground productions first feature length film as to this point. They had mostly been focused on documentaries including american factory as well as the documentary becoming which took a look at michelle obama's heritage so whatever your political stances. If you're making a film that is backed by a former president. You are probably doing something right and once again. That film is fatherhood. Starring kevin hart and it will be making its debut on net flicks. Friday june
Review: Mortal Kombat Comes out Fighting
"Mortal kombat. Y'all y'all were smart not pick me because it is a very close near thing. Not even that. I was like all i love to sears. But like it's been part of my life for such a long time. Just as like a a franchise a talking piece people having to fight for their realms for supremacy and it's it's it's deal sees with all the the superhero things the terminator predator. All that stuff to me. It's a lovely fun franchise and all those parents who want to cancel it can go shove it up the pipes because it's just a fun game and I think there There's nothing wrong with it to me to me but yeah so obviously. It has a lot of us. Fill because the reboot. It's a call classic annihilation taking the last thing. But no one ever talks about my elation wheeled not even though we all do like animals but Yes so this film. I did not expect it to be as hype for it Going into it. I remember like They're doing a remake. I don't know and it's like It's going to be a low budget. I don't know and then you started seeing a little bit of the costumes like okay. They're going for like this vibe and then watching the film I was probably like at the most like hyped. I can possibly be for something like this where it's like. I've seen it done before and this is supposed to be done in this new age. New world also part of the. Hbo maxium dan date thing. So you're like. Oh new. Movies feels good and i walked away pretty satisfied like once you kind of realized. Certain things like This move is made for like fifty million dollars and like this is the director and the writers like first feature film. I'm kinda wow but they they did. They did pretty
'Promising Young Woman' Doesn't Let Anyone Off the Hook
"Comic feminist revenge film Promising young woman has five Oscar nominations. Best picture director, screenplay, actress and film editing. That's pretty remarkable, considering it's the first feature film made by Emerald Finnell. She spoke with our producer Sam Rigger who can fill us in about the movie. General Channel wrote and directed, promising and woman, which starts Carrie Mulligan is Cassie. Cassie is in grief over the loss of her best friend who the movie implies, died by suicide after her rape and medical school. Rape witnessed by other students and ignored by the school. Since then cast his life has been put on hold. She dropped out of the same med school works at a coffee shop and hasn't moved out of her parent's home who are very concerned about her. However, at night Cassie Hunt sexual predators, She goes to bars and clubs and pretends to be falling down drunk. Invariably, a man will offer to help her when in fact, they take her home and try to take advantage of her inebriated state. When it's clear what's happening. Cassie snaps out of her drunken act and confronts them. Here's a scene where she's rebuking one of those men played by Christopher Mintz. Plus Just that you were drunk. Yeah, really drunk. Yeah, well, I'm not. But that's good, isn't it? E think you should leave. Oh, now you want me to leave? No, just really high like I'm really high right now. I don't know what I'm doing. E think you should go on a second ago. You were determined for me to stay. You're pretty assistant actually. I'm a nice guy. Are you way had a connection? I guess a connection. Okay. What do I do for a living? Sorry. Maybe that was too hard. How old am I?
The New Campaign To Remedy COVID-19 Vaccine Doubt Within Black Communities Online
"Of ad campaigns aimed at promoting vaccines in debunking myths about them. Last week, the Ad Council launched its ad featuring four former presidents, including Barack Obama. You will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease. Biden administration plans to ramp up its own vaccination campaign in the coming weeks. Many of these campaigns and to reach a black community hit hard by both covert 19 and disinformation. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports. As far back is nine months ago, pediatrician and health activist Rhea Boyd noticed Social Media Post citing false information about the safety of vaccines in development before any of the vaccines had reached emergency use authorization. We already saw that disinformation targeting black communities online, the State Department since blamed Russian intelligence operatives for spreading some of those rumors. But at the time, Boyd says, it wasn't clear where it was coming from, You know, it would just look like a user with sow seeds of doubt. It doesn't look like a campaign for misinformation. It looks like a bunch of users who are sharing their own conversations about what they think about the vaccine and what seems like insider information boy decided to push back with her own campaign. She framed hers, too, as a conversation, one based on questions, her family and neighbors were already asking, she says Many of the questions people have about vaccines are universal. But many people in communities of color can't get answers because they lack access to medical care. Boyd works with the Kaiser Family Foundation and historically black colleges. This month, they posted a syriza videos, including one featuring comedian Kamau Bell, posing questions to black medical professionals. First question the vaccine happened fast, like
Employers aim for hybrid working after Covid-19 pandemic - How will it work?
"Exactly a year ago the pandemic forces all out of the office and our studios and sent us working from home. Well we were setting up our at home audio booths. A lot of other people around the world were setting up their at home offices and it soon became clear that we'd need some long term solutions for that not just laptop stacked on top of piles of books. So that's when we turn to our senior personal tech columnist to anna stern and some of you may remember. We had a regular segment with her on the task of working from home now a year later. Were hoping that our days of working remotely are numbered but even when we do reach the other side of the pandemic a slew of companies have announced that they aren't expecting employees to go back to work in the same way as in the pre pandemic days. The new buzzword is hybrid. But what does that mean exactly. Well who better to answer that question. Then of course joanna stern. She's back with us today. Joanna so great to have you here so good to be back all right so right now. It's me sellin my home studio you and your home office. But we're all excited to get some more real facetime in person you've been talking to a bunch of companies. What are they saying about this idea of hybrid work. What does that mean. They are all saying the word hybrid hybrid hybrid hybrid hybrid work. It means that you will work some time at home and time at the office and the analysts are saying that the brunt of people want this people want to work sundays at home. And there's a magic number. Two days i heard the number two to three days so many times in reporting this story everyone is saying we'll spend two to three days at the office or two to three days at home. You pick the number of days so that so bad fifty fifty give or take. Let's talk about what that's going to look like many of us work in open offices. How are those gonna change with this hybrid model so it definitely depends on your organization and how they plan to shake things up and move the spaces around but knowing that we might spend two to three days at home. It doesn't make sense for many of these companies to have permanent desk space for everybody. So that's why there are these new models of thinking about what the the office space will look like and go through. What i think are three ways. This could look at your company. One is same old right. Nothing changes you. Actually go back to your old desk. Maybe there's some more distance between you and your colleague that's nice you don't get the smell them smell bad anymore. It's great the other idea. This is number two which is becoming really popular because of that point that not. Everyone should have their own desk because not everyone's going every day. Is this idea. And i promise you. This is not my term in. It's horrible turam hot Hosking means that you don't have an assigned test you come in you get a new desk you leave you come in another day. You have a different desk and again it makes sense because not everyone is in on the same day. One of the people i spoke to for the story is the ceo of salesforce joanne. All saskia and she explained to me how they are moving to that model. Everyday you come in you find with your team if you want or you know wherever whoever you might be working with you grab a desk in there you go. And we have a crew that comes in at night and they reset the monitors and reset chairs reset standing desks. So the next day when you come in is completely clean completely sanitized. So we're already doing that will now. We're going to do that with most of our spaces and then the third one is really a big change and it's no desk. You have no desk. You're really just going to the office to collaborate with people to go to meetings and companies are doing. This dropbox is one of them. They are calling their their new spaces. Dropbox studios really call it in office anymore. And you just go in you have meetings you collaborate you bond with your colleagues and then you go home and you work from home most of the time. So let's talk about that working from home piece. We've all gotten pretty used to our at home. Setups how is this hybrid. Model going to change those. What are some of the new challenges. I think the big when we have to think about is that we're going to be bringing stuff back and forth and back and forth a lot laptops other. Techy wanted home. Or you want at. The office headphones microphones that kind of stuff. In some cases you won't bring it and you will have a situation at your office where you can keep some of it there but i think in some cases you really are going to want to drag that stuff back and forth because you might only have one of them or you like the thing that you use. Some companies are getting creative about how employees get the extra tech might need. Here's sales for ceo. Joanna subscale again. We provide any role that they need so they want an external keyboard they can have asked. They want mouse. They can have that they. Just get it out of the the vending machine. I need a keyboard and outcomes a keyboard. Did she say vending machines yes. She said vending machines and at salesforce. Unlike some other offices that we may work in. You don't get stale cookies or you. Don't get stale doritos. You've met computer peripherals and it's pretty simple. This is just a way for the it department not to be constantly responding to requests. That i need a new mouse or need a new headset. You're in the salesforce offices. They have vending machines. They're inside there. You go you swipe your card you get it and you don't pay for it. This is this is all free. Means like you're getting it from the department at another nice thing at salesforce to is that once you've gotten these peripherals they give you a cubby or locker to put your stuff in so you don't necessarily have to keep dragging back and forth your keyboard or your mouth your headset. You have it in your space at work. You got home. You have your home setup you come to work you grab your peripherals. You set them up. Got it okay. So that's the tech side of things but what about just communication. I mean we've been doing so much communication online. If some people are in the office some people are at home. How's that going to work. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking that you're going to go back to the office and you're not going to be video calling anymore. Don't think terry okay. And i spoke at length with the ceo of logitech about this name is bracket daryl and he knows a thing or two. About webcams impersonal. Webcams are going to continue to be important in enabling conference to superport. You've got Dynamic where it's hard to imagine going to the office for so many companies didn't have a lot of your neighbor rooms where you go by yourself. Do video call with few people do small group. It's hard to imagine video neighboring those rooms especially when it's so affordable. Obviously logitech is very excited about this because this is their business. Everyone has tried to buy a webcam from logitech in the last year. But other companies have said this to me to zoom. Told me this microsoft. Lots of companies webcams everywhere. Okay so we've talked about video calls but we're using technology for a lot of other communication that we would have done in person before right we've been using slack teams google products to collaborate. What's in store for us on that front. Yeah i mean you have to think about it as we're actually all remote workers now even when we're at the office because not everyone is going to be at the office with us. So that means we have to lean on things like slack and microsoft teams or whatever. Your company uses more to communicate because we're all going to be distributed and so slack in these companies are specifically trying to look at their products and change their products to help with this hybrid. Model slack is working on one feature. They told me about where you can send a video message to the entire team so instead of having to do constant video calls someone on your team can put out one short video clip to everyone in the in the channel and say something so everyone on the same page about it and again that cuts down on the friction of. Hey you said something in the office but the other person wasn't in the office and they missed what you said so. It's really important. The other thing that i'm excited about that they're coming out with is kind of like a audio drop in conference call thing that will let you create an audio call and have other other people jump in. I like to think of it as clubhouse but in slack google's doing a lot in this space to they've added some functionality to work space which includes all their collaboration tools like meat and doc slides etc. One feature. That i think is really important. Is this ability to set your status and let people know where you are ahead of. Google workspace aerosol. Tarot also gave me in scope on how they're planning to beef up. Google docs and this is something that we're going to be delivering this year and we started to introduce. How do you move from. The collaboration experienced made us famous. So the idea that we can all jump in and be the dueling curse into to say. Hey let's enrich that and go from like dueling pursers with names to faces and voices that live alongside the document. That's like a marriage of google meat and google docs right. Yeah i'm i'm pretty excited about it. I mean sometimes. I don't necessarily want my editor yelling at me. When he's editing a my script but at least you know everyone is right you. You know what. They're what they're working on and whether they are actually Looking at the documents. I think that's pretty cool. Said like a true boss. Qatari all right. So what about the home office side of things. How are our home. Office is going to be changing the going forward. I don't think they change much. I think if you've set up a really nice office you're going to keep working there and you're gonna wanna keep working there. Some of the companies and the large companies. I spoke to talked about continuing to make employees feel comfortable in their home offices which means nice stipend survived tech or furniture. Obviously the ceo of logitech is pretty excited that we're going to continue to improve our home
Senators to consider Deb Haaland’s nomination Thursday
"The national native news. i mean antonio gonzales. The senate committee on energy and natural resources is scheduled to hold a business meeting thursday to consider the nomination of deb holland for secretary of the interior. The business meeting follows a two day. Confirmation hearing last week were holland. Answered questions from committee members including being repeatedly grilled about the oil and gas industry and her views on climate and the environment as key lawmakers publicly announced their support or opposition a number of tribal leaders directors of native organizations advocates and allies are urging congress to confirm holland making calls writing letters promoting a petition and using social media with the hashtag deb for interior the cherokee nation is including all household members of cherokee citizens and any federally recognized tribal member in phase three of its covid nineteen vaccination plant health officials. Say protecting the community means vaccinating everyone. The oklahoma tribe has administered more than twenty seven thousand vaccine. So far those who meet phase three criteria are being asked to make an appointment with the health center other tribal health clinics across. The country are also expanding. Vaccinations this week. The alaskan native southcentral foundation anchorage cove in nineteen vaccination appointments to alaskans forty years and older. The vaccine clinic is also open to educators and childcare workers as supply allows in bristol bay communities in alaska one feature of daily life that has stayed constant during the pandemic is subsistence. A school recognize that and decided to incorporate it into the classroom l. Brian vanua spoke with teachers and students. About how that's changed learning this year. Audrey penna mary off is a senior at chief. Ivan blunkett school in new studio hawk. She's one of the students in the schools new subsistence class and says it's a great opportunity to learn about and practice subsistence skills. That the class is operatives. -tunities students who or aren't able to go at home another student junior gusty blunkett junior says he appreciates the opportunity to share stories and learn more about his culture. I'm hoping to learn more about what are people doing. Maybe we were told in one day. Tell my stories teaching. Help others bypassing pass on. Josh gates is one of the teachers. He says the classes another way for students to learn and practice a wide range of skills related to subsistence. The obvious ones are mike Knowing how to properly use a chainsaw or knowing how to make an ice fishing pole knowing how to tie fishing hook but the less obvious ones are You know how to maintain your tools and machines that are necessary. Principal robin johns says. It's a way to better align the school's curriculum with the community's traditional lifestyle. Nothing makes me prouder as a principal then to see how eager students are to share stories and pictures of their hunts with me because they know i will be so incredibly proud of them in dealing him. I'm brian van wall. The foundation for individual rights in education filed a lawsuit against haskell indian nations university. And it's president. Ronald graham on tuesday on behalf of the student. Newspapers editor the lawsuit. Alleges student jared natalie's rights were violated in october. The president sent him directive trying to restrict journalism and free speech now he told the lawrence journal world allegations also include the tribal college located in lawrence. Kansas withheld more than ten thousand dollars for the papers us. Graham did not respond to comments about the federal lawsuit. The directive has since been rescinded. I'm antonio gonzales.
Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and macOS Big Sur 11.3 to Developers
"Betas for the deb types. Macrumors ran a couple of pieces on wednesday one announcing developer betas for ios and ipad fourteen dot five and another announcing a third developer beta for mac os big sur eleven dot three. I've not seen a lot about new stuff and the betas not much. That wasn't new in previous betas. Anyway though there is one feature generating some clicks yet. Another piece from macrumors says the third beta of ios fourteen dot. Five pops an items tab in the fine. My up by default developers have been able to play with that before though it required elven magic by which i made a developer setting. Had to be toggled or they had to go into safari on iphone or ipad and work some elven magic now. Though the p. says the items tab appears automatically for all users running the latest beta
Finding the Judas in Judas and the Black Messiah
"The 19 sixties, Fred Hampton was chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. He was a rising leader, organizing disparate multi racial groups in Chicago. Until police shot and killed him and another Black Panther member in an early morning raid. There's a new movie about Fred Hampton out this week, it is called Judas and the Black Messiah. It's not a question of ball. It's a non violence is a question of resistance to fascism or non existence within fascism Film got rave reviews after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last week. It's the second feature from director Shaka King who, until this project came along, was on the verge of giving up making feature films altogether. MPR's Andrew Lyne bonked takes it from here. Yes, Judas and the Black Messiah is about Fred Hampton and how he led the Black Panthers in Chicago. But it's also about William O'Neill, the man who infiltrated the Black Panthers in spied on Hampton on behalf of the FBI. Shaka King told me that the Lucas Brothers who co wrote the story, sold the idea to him like this. Their pitch that they laid out was we want to make a movie about Fred Hampton and William O'Neal. That's kind of like the departed the 2006 Martin Scorsese movie Inside the World of Cointelpro, or Counterintelligence program, the 19 sixties project where the FBI infiltrated and disrupted groups like the Black Panthers, and I was like I see it. I'm done. I'm in Judas is a tight, intense movie. Yes, like the departed and other Scorsese type crime movies. It's a long way, though, from King's first feature film newly weeds from 2013. So what you got here? Newly weeds tells the story of a young couple in Brooklyn who smoke a lot of weed where Judas is loud and fast. Really? Weeds is quiet and tender. I'm done. I'm done online. Won't want Wanna hang out. We hang up. Yeah. How are we supposed to go to the Galapagos? If you mind the bag every two minutes. It hits similar beats as movies by other indie darling directors like Joe Swanberg or the Duplass Brothers. The film Independent Spirit Awards even gave King the Someone to watch award after it came out, which came with a $25,000 grant. Not bad for someone fresh out of N Y. U film school. But after that initial fanfare, I was so depressed after making newly weeds and my expectations for the release just not coming to fruition. The movie didn't get much attention outside the festival circuit from agents and distributors, largely because it was a movie with black actors who no one knew on at that time that was deemed worthless. The film's release in 2013 wasn't that long ago, but it was just before what a friend of Kings jokingly dubbed. The Black Excellence Industrial Complex. You're Selma's and Moon Lights and Black Panthers when movie studios realized they could make a lot of money by releasing films by and starring black people. Nearly weeds. Loss of momentum burnt king out on the idea of making another feature film, But he did have an idea for a short rolling around in his head. It was kind of silly kind of outrageous, sweetheart. Lips. Excuse me, miss. It's called Moon Yang's after the Italian slur for black people want heard on the streets of Brooklyn in it, King and two others play these three black guys who talk like they're in the mom movies. King has such a fondness for It was somewhat inspired by King's experience growing up in a mostly black part of Brooklyn, but going to high school in South Brooklyn, where everyone the Irish Americans, Greek Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, all talks like the Italian American kids, and those kids were Hilarious. They were profane. They were quick witted, and we were not friends put like I could appreciate their sense of humor. The movie is a concise examination of race, gender gentrification. As King's character gets into an argument with his sister over a MetroCard, you did not have a dime. Put 1000 until the white guy comes by and says hi to the sister. Hi. How you doing? How are you? You guys just don't know what both outta here. Oh, Polluted the movie is fun and poignant, and the process reminded King how much he loved making movies. That movie saved me. You saved me. I didn't see that or know that about Shaka. But I could understand, and I could see how that could happen. Charles de King, no relation to director Shocking is the CEO and founder of Macro which since its founding in 2015 has produced movies and TV shows featuring non white people, including Judas and the Black Messiah. It was before the oscarssowhite moment. Of 2015. There's a lot that's happened since then. There is much more of an openness and I think an understanding of the business opportunity there. Which brings us to King today, making a movie about an anti capitalist black radical at a very capitalist Hollywood studio without watering down the politics. The deal is to respect the authenticity. Fred Hampton Jr is the current chairman of the Black Panther Party, Cubs and son of Fred Hampton. He says he and the other Panthers had their guards up when they were approached about this film. The Panthers have long been subjected to propaganda campaigns and misrepresentations. But he says King and the rest of the cast and crew definitely navigated the crossroads between their creative goals and the Panthers. Political ones. Well enough, anyway. Revolutionaries never satisfied. You know, I wish there was more political cartoon. We could've pushed. In a certain point, However, I'll put the people's need before before my needs my wants and desires. For instance, the relationship between Fred Hampton and his partner, Deborah Johnson, was a tricky thing to get right. The poet.
'Promising Young Woman' Movie Review
"That this is this was a very big, controversial movie at Sundance. This this last go around. Starts Carey Mulligan as a former med student, and she has a very particular routine. She will go into a bar act very drunk. Wait for some guy that had taken take her home to his place. And then when he starts doing not my thing, she suddenly she suddenly appears very sober. And he had the jet. The man in question is like very Uh on and she does this Azzawi discovers the movie goes on. There's a reason she does this and it involves something from her past when she was in medical school. Uh, It is very stylishly the director, Um Hamilton l, who is the showrunner for killing heave. This is her first feature film on it is It isn't really well done. It is. It is very, uh, in your face about you know, the issues of Uh, you know, we'll way men act toward women on Carrie Mulligan is just amazing in it. So
Facebook Engineering Process
"Facebook. My understanding. is that around that time. Facebook really didn't have much testing and it's kind of ironic because you were the creator of extreme programming. It was highly dependent on the process of writing unit tests and then writing the features facebook clearly reversed that process and was able to be successful despite the fact that they wrote their features before they their their tests. You you often hear that you need. Unit tests in order to build things like continuous integration. Continues to degration. Lets you move much faster because you have this battery of unit tests that runs at every new build. But i don't think facebook had that stuff until later. How is facebook able to move so fast with such a low amount of unit testing. Yes so that was. That was part of the puzzle. One when i arrived one of those. Hey this isn't what's in the books and yet it seems to be working and the answer that came to is that while the there's a couple parts of it one is. How many of your problems can you test for. And how many problems. Only show up in production so if if problems like if you're writing a simple calculation but it might not scale in production you you can't write unit tests for it so the facebook cancer is don't that's part of it is depending on the ratio of. How many problems is it possible to test for before. Production versus after if that ratio is skewed towards. Hey stuff only fails in production then. Don't write any tests. The second part of the answer is tests are a form of feedback and facebook. Engineers had many many other forms of feedback. So you'd right on your development server and you'd try stuff out and then it would go through code review his second form of feedback and then it would at that point it would roll to the internal site. So you get more feedback from that and then it would go through the deployment process where it would get rolled out to a small number of machines and then and more and you get feedback from that and then A logging and like operational awareness was just part of the engineering culture. So you'd get feedback post production of like how your feature actually was was behaving so. There's a bunch of feedback loops in place. Unit tests occupied for most development facebook. Just the cost benefit the amount of feedback. They added the timeless timeliness of that feedback and the cost of achieving that feedback. Just wasn't worth it the so in bootcamp. You're supposed to put code in production. The first week. And i was very careful to write tests than do everything properly. So i got in a fair amount of of. He got a fair amount of heat. Because my first feature didn't land for three weeks and people are like well. I don't know how this is gonna work out. One i was. I was wondering that too. I had a huge case of imposter syndrome. When i when i landed at facebook and realize just how different everything was and then the tests that i had written broke almost immediately and they were deleted. That was one of the things that surprised if if you had if you had a test and it failed but the site was up. They'd just delete the test. If you had tests that were intermittent that that were non deterministic. There were just deleted. And at first i was shocked. Like deleted attest. This is producing noise. And it's not producing signal if you eliminate this this noise production per definition. The situation is clearer all of a sudden the fact that you kinda wish that you had to test for something while you didn't and so yet just chuck it. Let's move on now. You probably wouldn't want to take that approach to nuclear power plant software or electricity grid software. That seems like a practice. That is uniquely useful. Four kind of early facebook where this thing wasn't yet a communications utility. It was more of a fun thing to do akin to
Control of Senate still uncertain with a few races left to be determined
"Is between Republican Senator David Perdue and Democrat John Assaraf. If Jonah's Off can pull David Perdue down below that 50% mark that race will go to a runoff A swell. Joining us now is Shivan Hughes, Capitol Hill reporter at The Wall Street Journal. They're joining us. Theo von Good to be here wanted to get an update on the elections. The Senate was something that a lot of people were focusing on. We've already kind of talked about how the polls were wrong again, or the races weren't as tight as we thought. You know, there was a lot of talk about Democrats possibly picking up a lot of Senate seats, possibly flipping the Senate. It doesn't look like that's gonna happen now. But there are some pickups that the Democrats did get, and there's still a few races that we have yet to call on this. So Shiven tell us a little bit about what's going on in the Senate. So right now, the Senate stands at an even 48 48 48 for Democrats, 48 for Republicans, Democrats picked oven at one seat because they won seats in Colorado and Arizona. But they lost a seat in Alabama. So that's where you get the net one. There are four races that are outstanding one in Alaska, where the Republican Dan Sullivan is expected to win and one in North Carolina, where that Republican Thom Tillis is expected to win, so to holds, the focus now is on to Georgia Senate races. One of them is already going to go to a runoff next year. That's the one featuring Republican Senator Kelly La Flor, who is defending that seat. The other one is between Republican Senator David producer and Democrat Jon Ossoff's. If Jon Ossoff's can pull David Perdue down below that 50% mark that race will go to a runoff. A swell If both races go to a runoff, and if Democrats pick up both seats, Democrats would have 50 seats total, which, if Joe Biden becomes the president means that Democrats would be in control. But that's a very, very narrow pathway for Democrats to climb and already you hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Sounding confident that he is going to be the majority leader next year. You know, I mentioned the poles and how wrong they were or how off they were. What do polls say about these two races? At least, I mean, if they're going to run off their already really tight races to begin with. So going into this, The Poles did show that these were going to be very tight races, at least especially in the case of David Perdue. He had started out in the polls a little bit ahead and then in the public polls going into this, he was less than a percentage point behind so well within the margin of error. And the point that suggested it was a dead. He we now have ah, different kind of pole in the form of the fact that people have now voted and we're seeing those votes start to come in. Currently, we have David D'oh at about the 50% mark, with votes still to be counted on absentee basis. We're looking in particular at those Atlanta suburbs, and that compares to about 47.7% for the Democrat John Assaraf with the libertarian at about 2% points, so a very, very close race there. Our Democrats looking in the house. That was another one where they said, you know, there was a possibility of them gaining seats that actually looks like they lost a few seats. So what's going on in the House of Representatives? The races aren't fully called yet. But yes, Democrats were sure they were going to pick up seats, maybe on the order of about 10 seats this cycle, and instead, Democrats are losing seats down by about seven, according to our last count. You're seeing Democrats like Joe Cunningham in South Carolina. Having lost in suburban areas like outside of ST Louis and Wagner's seat in Missouri. She held on to that Nazi which Democrats about they're going to be able to flip in New York State. Max Rose was not looking likely to keep the Democratic seat also Anthony Brindisi in a more western part of the state, not looking likely to keep his seat. So this was not a good election for Democrats. And as we Speak. The House Democrats are in the middle of a private conference call where you have to be sure they are hashing these issues out, and it's probably not very pretty. So, as you mentioned again, this kind of leaves us with the two houses divided again, just as we've had this past four years of President Trump, so whoever comes in, it'll be pretty difficult to get anything done again. Just as we've been going through. It's going to be really hard to get anything done. And because the outcome in the Senate is uncertain, we don't know exactly what's going to be possible. But whatever it is, it's going to be a lot less ambitious than what Democrats were thinking. Democrats were already planning for a big Corona virus relief package early next year. They had been planning to do major legislation on climate change, and you're seeing those be scaled back. I'm hearing people talk about maybe an infrastructure package that has Eluded both parties for so long, maybe something on broadband. I'm starting to hear with expectations that Joe Biden is likely to be the victor. Is there anything that he could do through executive action? Could he take money that Congress has already appropriated it and repurpose that it wouldn't be nearly enough as what Democrats are hoping to achieve their covert aid bill, but they're starting to explore alternative pathways.
Mississippi votes in favor of adopting new flag
"There. Old flag is part of the national reckoning over racial injustice, and voters have decided to replace that Confederate theme flag with a new one featuring the much loved Magnolia flower and the phrase in God we trust White
From Orthopedic Surgeons to Steel Suppliers: How Facebook Ads Can Scale Any Business with Rachael Doukas
"Rachel say what's up to fire nation and shears the interesting about yourself that most people don't new high fire nation. Thank you so much for having me. John Ya something about me that most people don't know it's I actually wrote and developed for short films with my sister and we recently finished writing our first feature film. That's a family drama and we're planning to shoot that in April twenty twenty one are we talking an upcoming netflix original? Rachel. Maybe we're not are not sure yet it say it's actually a family drama film. It's based off of one of our shorts but cool out we'd. Love to get it on the streaming platform and everything I love actually about Netflix and the other shooting platforms you're experimenting with a ton of different things like it's not just these hour and a half blockbusters anymore there's like one minute video six, minute video shorts all these different themes I mean man to me this is the glory time for both actors, actresses, writers, producers there's just so much opportunity out there super bowl but fire nation as I shared in the introduction when we're talking how facebook ads can specifically scale any business. So first things first Rachel and why don't you just KINDA LEARN How you kind of got into this at all and what do you define as a hard to market business which has been what you've really kind of focused on as your specialty shore. So I got into this I started my business in two thousand, twelve before that I was working for my family business which encumber real estate and I was Yeah I. was doing a lot of the marketing there, and we were using facebook to bring in leads people that were interested in office space and I remember one day. My mom just said, you know, why don't you start your own business and it was something I really wanted to do and then I just got into it and I started getting new clients With different types of people and then really focusing in on these like hard to market businesses and so really what I define as a hard to market business it's it's a business with a product or a service that doesn't provide instinct gratification or it requires some sort of customization to suit the customers needs. So for example, if you wanted to buy like customize deal horse stable to house your five. It's not going to be like as simple as just buying a t shirt online from your favorite store where you can just add it to your card, and then it's at your doorstep There's a lot more that goes into it when you're orders ordering something like this There is customization so you may have to fill out a form on a landing page or website that goes to the company that asks specific questions like what kind of features do you want for your co Horse Sable, what are the dimensions and then after that, you'll probably end up getting a call from them more an email just to clarify things and to make sure that they're on the same page as you and they can accomplish what you're looking for So it's it's not easy as you know, one, two three, you're done You know another quick example is like a nor an orthopedic surgeon is also a hard to market business. You know someone can't just go online and buy new replacement they have to go through a journey they you know they may see an ad for an orthopedic surgeon and again have to fill out a form and provide more information. Let them know what type of insurance they. Have Secede. The surgeon can even help them and again, then they'll have to speak with someone on the phone and and you know again, get more clarity to make sure that the surgeon can actually help them. So there's really like these types of businesses they require a lot of care effort and creativity to get people in
Testing Chromecast with Google TV
"We reviewed the Google, the crow cast with Google TV. This name continues to me You got one and you've been using it a few days joe did the review and he said that Google just won the living room. So tell us about what it's like actually plugging it into a TV and using the thing setting it up was pretty simple. You had an option for setting it up in the Google home APP or setting it. Up on device the way most android TV's are setup a setting up through the girl home map actually didn't work for me. So I had to go through it manually and then of course, log into all your APPs manually that's always fun but once you get things set up the Google TV interface for the most part is pretty easy to work your way through. So long as you don't have some as long as you have something. At least general that you're aiming towards if you just turn on your TV and like I have no idea what I wanNA watch it can still overwhelm you a little bit. Talk about that experience so. It's recommending shows from different networks and And services over the top services what do you see when you first log in? That's? From say an Nvidia Shield today. Well, it's recommending stuff from services that I don't subscribe to. So every time that I had turned on my Google TV since I got it on Tuesday, it has popped up with a recommendation for love craft country, which is hilarious since I hate horror but also hilarious because I do not subscribe to Hbo Max and I pushed the APP as far down as I could because I. couldn't completely uninstall it or if I have I haven't found the setting for your. Okay. So it's it's pushing you things that you don't currently have subscriptions to at once to up sell you in some way, but it's also giving you. Recommendations on content from services that you do have like Netflix like Disney plus. Is it a better experience today, and it's early incarnation than Android TV on the you know on a nvidia shield or one of the android TV experiences built into an actual television. For the regular user. I think. It is a better experience for people who are persnickety in particular about their experience. The way that I usually am it's different but I'm not sure if it's necessarily better Thursday Google TV definitely is missing out on that other injury TV's half. Okay. So let's talk about that because this is the. From Roy understand this is the de facto android TV experience going forward in a year or two. Basically, every android TV product will have the Google TV overlay and. There's a couple of questions here. The the question is, why is Google doing this? You know we know the answer it's pushing services that you don't subscribe to can upsell you and grab thirty percent of the cut but. Google also thinks that it's just a better lean back experience and the you know the other thing is that this is Google TV. This is Google's flagship television experience and separate from Android TV as the platform that developers can can build experiences for so. Walk us through what you think. Google's rationale is for building. Explicitly Different Overlay for existing Andrew TV hardware I. Think they wanted to consolidate the experience and have it be something that is easier for them to augment and improve as time goes on because right now for updating the home screens on a Goulty on an Android TV, it'll take months for it to reach most models assuming it comes to most models at all as evidenced by the fact that them injecting adds onto the home screen has not reached the majority of Nydia Shield. TV's because nobody is very protective about what software pushes out to their their set top boxes. But at the same time, I mean. It's a different perspective and I like I like the fact that Google has recognized that Oh. Hey this one feature that we had in the Google play movies and TV APP for four years we can use that on TV to make it easier for everybody to watch what they want to watch. 'CAUSE as long as we've had for several years now google play movies and TV. If you go to a movie listing, you can see whether or not you wanNA watch this in Google play movies on TV or Netflix or who or whatever else it's tied into. And the fact that they've expanded that in turn that into the launcher for injury TV now is useful. Maybe I'm a conspiracy theorist. Then maybe maybe maybe I think everything every company does not just google that's connected and has a user interface is all about analytics. This this included. Look at what Google knows by using this new call it a launch guess. It knows what services you don't have. Is You do. What services you've looked at because you saw content you liked what type of content you like when you look for content to consume. That's all valuable stuff for partners it is but I. don't think it's learning as quickly as you would think, Jerry most because I've spent. Of, the things that I've watched on my in on the android Google TV since I have set it up, the majority had a majority of it has been reebok runs for s few and yet every time I log in the first row recommendations is mostly Disney plus in Netflix. and very little from really well. Well No. Because I've. I've watched maybe one thing on Netflix in the last two weeks in Disney. watched. Two or three different things in the last. Week and a half to three weeks and it didn't recommend either of them. I hear you and also I I guess I should have said. The learning part is secondary. The primary part is data collection that I will agree with. But I'm also somebody who is I'm also somebody who hasn't been clicking on recommendations through Google TV APP I'm still somebody who I prefer to go into the APP itself and pick what I WANNA watch. So that might be why the data collection hasn't quite caught up on me yet. Yeah I mean look there's. Google is learning from the experience of running. Algorithms. Its main approach is main product is Google search. It is run by an algorithm that adapts to you and your browsing history. Youtube is just one huge algorithm recommends content so that you will keep watching this feels like. This is Google doing the same thing in a lean back experience that you. You basically queue up a whole bunch of content and once you're finished something, you may be likely to go with a recommendation based on what you've previously watched and because Google is the only company to have gotten Netflix's through the through that barrier of consolidating all of its content into the four use section apple famously couldn't get Netflix. To agree to terms to be in its TV APP. So if you're sitting in watching your apple TV, you will not get Netflix's recommendations in that APP, and that makes it a pretty bad experience because. I. Don't know about you. But half of the things I watch are on Netflix at least. Yeah. So with Netflix content imbued into the lean back for you experience, I feel like as long as you subscribe to a few different services. Hulu. Netflix. Disney plus you know maybe peacock or Hbo Max you will never run out of things to watch and if you can learn about your watching habits well, enough it will do for. LEAN BACK TV watching for over the top services, what it did with net with Youtube and It's exactly what makes Youtube so addictive I haven't been able to use mine yet because. My Av receivers ancient doesn't ever knew enough hdmi standard and it's encryption thing. It's just me with old junk and I don't have anywhere else to plug it in. But what I've seen of it I think I'm GonNa like the interface. It's you know maybe it needs tweet errors telling us it's not perfect for her and. You know I'm sure it's not look look how bad even the APP store was for a year or two. About finding you content you actually cared about, but I, liked it. It reminds me enough of the net flicks. Experience on a big screen that I really like. That I think all also like it on this. Google. Not The chrome whatever they end up calling it. You know overlay whatever. But maybe not today I I haven't. Got To buy new stuff I hate buying new stuff. You can do that next week if it's only fifty bucks than you know it's it's actually that's the other part of this conversation. Right? This is only fifty dollars it's. Thirty dollars cheaper than the chrome cast ultra when it came out and it does not on the hardware doesn't support fewer standards. It's still a four K. streaming device in fact, I've seen. Evidence. That apps on this look better I mean it's not it's no surprise that Youtube for looks better on the chrome cast with Google TV than it does on the Apple. TV. But it does and it's important that it does because net because in addition to net flicks, youtube is a very popular lean back TV experience right now and Google has the new. I. Think it's The v one Kodak on there. It's just a better quality lower bandwidth experience if you're watching it on chrome cast. Right and the price you hit you hit on their that's important. It's going to cost me more money to buy the cables. I need than it did to buy. The device that would just work if if I had a normal setup. So that that's that's important you know Google has went on the record saying it knows that times are tough for a lot of people in that you know hardware prices, matter and service prices matter and them releasing something that. Is. This best been as well received as this has which tells me that it's good at the Price Day they have it. You know. Anything under fifty bucks is still an impulse buy for most people. Yeah, and this'll be going down to forty dollars for prime day and Black Friday I believe based on some leaked information that we saw it Andrew Police last week. So at forty dollars, this is really just google subsidizing the hardware so that it can get you to subscribe to Youtube TV which we didn't even talk about are like live TV is a big component of this product and it is very prominent on Google TV? In a way that it isn't in the ANDROID TV experience.
Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld movie theaters to close
"Send a world says its theaters including regal cinemas in the US will be closing temporarily starting Thursday because of the corona virus the move comes after the premiere of a big movie No time to die was pushed back again this one featuring Paul James for Cineworld CEO mocha grad injure says it's tough to operate without top flight movies will be like also the shop was no food in a world re open theaters in July but it's been difficult for me to quit if you're going to if you'll earn and we will air bleeding much bigger amounts when we'll open them but we'll close Granger says with feeders in major markets such as New York closed and no guidance on when they'll re open studios have been reluctant to release their pipeline of new films I'm at Donahue
Celebrating Indigenous filmmakers at TIFF
"For people who aren't familiar with Thomas King's book the inconvenient Indian, how do you describe it? It's a difficult book to describe because Thomas covers so much ground but really it's the history of colonization in North America but told through his lens so he uses humor I. It's funny. He says to me he always disarms people with his humor, and then he pulls out the knife and. I really feel that that expresses the book in the best way because there can be a moment where you're just running along listening to historian. He's a fantastic storyteller, and then you're laughing and next thing you know it's a Gut Punch and I feel that capture the spirit of indigenous people we go through a lot of things and it can be really tough but we always have the ability to laugh at it and we have such a good sense of. Humor despite some of the atrocities we end up living in our lives and I feel like, Thomas Really encapsulates Ivan this book and do you remember when you first picked up the book and read it and you know what impact it had on you I do I read it around the time it first came out and it was not long after that that I ended up going to standing rock to document the occupation against the Dakota access pipeline there and I'd never thought about making the book into a film but when I was in standing rock, I saw a lot of those ideas that are in Thomas's. Enacted on the ground in the front lines and when I came back from standing rock. I guess that was when I really started to think about making it into a film and the book the inconvenient Indian it's pretty genre defying. It's you know unconventional in so many ways it blends history and humor and personal narrative from Thomas Kings perspective. How did you approach adapting all of those things from the book to the Big Screen? Yeah, it was actually very intimidating in the beginning when Jesse, Wendy and Stuart Henderson the producers of the film when they approached me to adopt the book. My initial reaction was I'm not a historian I'm not an academic I can't do this, and then on the publisher sent me an illustrated version of the book and those illustrations spanned everything from Thomas? King's own photographs in his travels to old posters from the original land settlement posters when candidate was trying to entice settlers to come here and occupy lands and I think that got me really thinking about the history that. Media has played in the misrepresentation of Dennis peoples in this country. One of my favorite moments in the film is a hunting scene, and early in the film, You bring in a clip from the nineteen twenty, two movie nuke of the North, and that movie represents the Innuendo as primitive but you show us a contemporary hunting scene So you kind of flip the script and Wayne. Can You? Can you tell us why? Was that important to show contemporary hunting nook of the north is an interesting film because when that was being recorded, it was considered one of the first feature documentaries and and it was recorded from Robert Flaherty who was asking people to hunt with spears, and when at the time they were actually hunting with rifles and so he was actually setting them back in time and this is where I think this. This perpetuates the stereotype that. People are stuck in the past where this nineteenth century representation of a dead Indiana's I use those words meaning the Thomas. King words from his book dead Indian or we're stuck with leathers and feathers, and we're a stereotypical romanticized version of ourselves but we exist in the now and many of our cultural practices and traditions are existing with us right now
'Cuties' Calls Out The Hypersexualization Of Young Girls - And Gets Criticized
"Film cuties premieres on Netflix later this week. It's being praised for its critique of the hyper sexual ization of young girls and the consequences of that. As they grow up in the age of social media. It would've awarded the Sundance Film Festival, but it's also being criticized for the very thing it examines. Rebecca Rossman has this report from Paris. Several years ago. My moon a Duke of a was that a neighborhood gathering when her jaw dropped a group of young girls in revealing outfits came out on a stage and performed a choreographed routine. Google says they couldn't have been more than 11 years old. They were dancing very, essentially very sexually, and I was very disturbed about what I was seeing. But instead of passing judgment, the self taught writer and filmmaker says she wanted to understand what she was seeing. She dove into research interviewing more than 100, adolescent girls over the course of a year and a half. It's a period very specific where you are not anymore. So tell your child and you are not an adult You are looking for yourself in everything is changing very fast. Duke away combined. Her findings with elements of her own upbringing in her first feature length film Cuties is about what it means to be an adolescent girl in the age of Tic Tac and instagram, where likes have become the currency of self esteem. And keeping kids away from anything on the Internet is near impossible. Someone in their new film is told from the perspective of 11 year old Amy, who like Duke Away, is the daughter of Muslim Senegalese immigrants growing up in North East Paris. Amy is unimpressed by the traditional path for women laid out by the matriarchs in her family, the divorce, they fasted. They got up to develop a sauce. I looked as her strict grand and tries to groom her to become a wife and mother. Amy watches her own. Mom struggled to hide tears when she gets a call from her husband in Senegal. As is tradition for many men there, he's taken a second wife. To escape the drama Playing out at home, Amy befriends a group of popular girls at school who have formed a dance troupe called Lame Unknown or the Cuties. Amy spends hours nailing down choreography, too provocative music videos so she could impress her new friends. Filmmaker. My Mona Ducal says social media adds a layer of complexity to what it means to be an adolescent in 2020. Today, you have that exposition off your body on social media, and you also have thiss big competition. Off finding likes and follow us, and that is for me a new kind of finding love. The film provokes many questions, but doesn't provide many answers. And that's the intention, says film critic Jennifer Progeny. Who says it's also important that cuties was made by a woman who comes from the same background and culture as her characters is really important to have more coming of age movies in France in Genoa, and not we've only white cast because I think cotton to represent Children off every backgrounds because Even if we leave the same way we don't have the same control stuff, And it's really important to see the specific age between childhood and teenage moods. And I hope my Munna open the door for other movies like this. That door almost didn't open even though Cuties has received widespread acclaim in France and Wanna Sundance Award Ah publicity Gaff from its U. S distributor, Netflix almost cost the movie its reputation. After Netflix published a marketing poster showing the cuties twerking and revealing cheerleading outfits without any context. An online petition calling for the cancellation of the US release received more than 140,000 signatures. Do. Callie was accused on social media of being a pedophile and even received death threats. She says she hopes those who signed the petition will watch the film, and after that, they will see that we have the same fights and we all together. About that issue off hype, six realization off our Children and protect our Children. In the end my moon a Duke says her film is about a choice, a choice that who we want to become. Who we want to really become in as a child. Take the time to be assigned. And keep that innocence to grow up in our society for NPR news. I'm Rebecca Rossman in Paris.
"one feature" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"The investors get investment and return back i'm guessing you're working with the set budget do you simply budget salary or not take one to instead put into the film as career investment or compensated based on performance of the film if you budget a salary for directors producers must you justify that or did you have to justify that to netflix think your producers are generally going to be the ones doing the budgeting i'm the writer and director of amateur i'm not the producer i think also it it being your first feature the opportunity to launch your career to make your movie is really the main goal not the compensation but you should be compensated and there are scales for especially where something like actors are concerned you are essentially setting your budget level based on different screen actors guild sag levels and there's break points essentially at what the actor's day or weekly rate will be based on the total budget the same goes for yahtzee on the crew union side one reason i will say though as director for you to fight for your own compensation is if you don't have very much initially then you won't have that card to play later as he mentioned did you surrender it to the budget the reason to have a fee in the first place not only to support yourself and make sure that you're able to live throughout the course of this very long process but also if you get to the point where someone tells you that you can't have this whether it's an extra day of shooting or it's a something for the camera equipment wise vehicle wise set dressing wise you can use your fee as negotiating point to surrender that to to say to say i will pay for that take it out of my feet and that's always part of the process for me making this movie i cared far more about that than i did about how.
"one feature" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Did you know you were you know screenplay was written etcetera yeah it actually happened over the mazing damn okay shot congratulations puts points on the board exactly it's out in the world so like any screening there's usually acuna at the end and because this is a movie that netflix released worldwide a lot of the conversation has been on social media and we've had the conversation here on the podcast and we did actually do a couple of screenings in new york and la with qna's or actually just the one in new york had a qa but we wanted to virtual is that here on the podcast we opened up an email address and my twitter and took some questions from readers who could ask about my film or just the process in general of getting a first feature made for their own projects so here we are yes so i will be playing the part of the person asking the question there were many submissions sent in so we appreciate all the feedback so let's let's kick it off let's see where it goes the first is from jonathon pickett jonathan rights i just finished a polish draft of my first feature length script it's already gone through my usual feedback channels for notes and now it feels tight but i'm not sure i'm ready to start submitting it to the top screenplay contest i'm not sure what to do with it to continue trying to improve it and i don't wanna pay for script doctor but i also want to try to persuade someone who's much more experienced than me to give me professional feedback it just feels like i need help figuring out how to make it better from here on out any advice without knowing what the usual towns are that you that he's gone through for feedback already i wouldn't hesitate to submit it to screenplay contest because if you don't know somebody in your own life that does have a lot more experience putting yourself out there submitting to something if you feel like it's tight what's the worst can happen i think part of the challenge in filmmaking is always getting over your fear of rejection and just accepting rejection as part of the process and as i mentioned on a much earlier episode of this podcast.
"one feature" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Did with how do you come up with an idea for a film all the way through this film is in the world and we're pushing it out there to an of course as as you mentioned earlier our next episode is going to be all about answering other people's questions that may have come up from listening to this podcast or just that they're wrestling within their own first feature so before we get there do you have any just last wise words for this sort of part of the podcast of like okay i made this film it's out there here's the here's real wisdom i have to impart there is no substitute for learning then to to make a first feature and it doesn't i think everybody wants their first feature to be this incredible success story and to get a budget get an ethics deal whatever it is that allows you to to do it a certain scale but i think whatever you can do to get it made if you view it as a learning experience it's gonna be valuable no matter how the product turns out you can't worry about the external validation or what happens with it or what's gonna do for your career or your personal life you have to view it as the internal journey of what you're going to learn from doing it and really just go engage and find any way to get this experience because you're gonna learn so much as a storyteller and there's no substitute for taking something from script to.
"one feature" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"For me sort of that this first month was really a lot of madness around that but then on a film you've been getting the question what's next already you know the day we locked picture i think i had dinner with the producer and he's what's next and like i've still got a year of work to do you know it's one of the things that everyone says to filmmakers as you should be working on the next thing and you should have it ready to go but your first feature is so all consuming and you're going to be judged on that for the rest of your career and your the opportunities that are gonna come your way you're going to depend entirely on that so of course you wanna fully devote yourself to seeing this movie through to the finish line and then i think you need to know how the world sees your movie how the film world sees you to really know what you want to do next because there are going to be inspiring surprises were it did better than you thought there are gonna be disappointments where you it didn't do as well as you thought you're going to have all sorts of information coming your way that is a judgment of you in your work and so for you to really know what you wanna do next it's i think it's you kind of have to finish the process of putting it up i mean if you have four scripts out there ready to go when you finish your first movie then by all means pursue all of them but i think in terms of which direction you wanna go that could be several different ways and to see the perception of the movie and of you really helps you to plan out the roadmap because it's your first feature it's not the end the beginning and i would say that the most valuable thing about the entire process is it's an incomparable.
"one feature" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"I think because it's a netflix movie i wasn't nearly as beholden to really pushing it to try to move the needle for the number of yours because we knew that the way net flicks works is they were going to be putting it on their global platform with one hundred twenty million subscribers in one hundred ninety countries and that the film with all of their algorithms and the whatever goes on behind closed doors there if people were watching in responding to the film that it was going to spread to other people that the algorithm that identifies liking it in that anything i could do with fifteen thousand twitter followers was absolutely nothing compared to the millions of people who watch the movie on the platform so it was very different being an ethics movie i think we're as indie filmmakers accustomed to really scrapping for every individual view if it's on video on demand or some other plop you know even amazon video direct whatever it is but for me it was sort of like this is just a way to engage with apple and have a conversation about it but i don't need to and i didn't do it particularly great job of prioritizing really trying to push it and spread it around i would say i think it can be stressful for a lot of film extra think like oh no now after promote this thing but we do have these amazing tools available that weren't available not that long ago so maybe we'll do a separate episode not of the first feature but one of the regular no film school interview podcast just about like how to capitalize on social media to promote your film netflix exactly if this wasn't a netflix movie i almost certainly would have hired a social media person because you can't be everywhere at all times and there are a lot of tools out there that you want to be monitoring to if somebody big out there as engaged with your movie or tweeted it you wanna have some sort of notification setup you want to it's not just monitoring a key word or being on there when you're on their yourself and for something like this being fx movie i mean people were tweeting about it every five minutes like it's not like i was seeing all of them in there other platforms like red at our people talking about something relevant.
"one feature" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"As you said ryan amateur is out in the world it it when we started recording it was just after it was released so now you've you know you've had a few weeks out sort of process all of this but i'm sure people just wanna know how you sort of got to release and of even the release date yeah i mean that was sort of a starting place and i think it's very different for a lot of i features that aren't netflix originals because you've you don't have distribution than you are certainly probably targeting festivals right because festivals are not just a great way to expose your movie there also to varying degrees depending on the festival a marketplace and a way to put them in front of buyers and generate some buzz and hopefully a bidding war and hopefully make your investors hole and then after that sort of initial release then you start talking about when to release it in the larger world and maybe it's six months later maybe it's a year later like it's a very different proceed later if somebody else were recording the first feature podcast but this is the first feature for an ethics movie that was financed by netflix it wasn't picked up by net flicks at a festival it was always going to be a netflix original from the beginning and because we knew that we had a target audience in the world of basketball and because of the issues that the film engages with we knew that we wanted to target march madness which is the college basque the national college basketball tournament that happens as you can guess every march or it starts in march so then the question was do we want to target the beginning of the tournament or the end of the tournament like you know you don't want to put it out in the middle because then you may get lost and one of the first questions actually once once we knew that we wanted to target that which we all agreed on was just what else is netflix putting out right because you don't want to be coming out the same weekend as.
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"In you know be unhappy with the performance of this one actor and this in spanish or french or something so yeah mainly it was getting ready for for worldwide release well what a fantastic segue to our next episode do you want to tell the folks about it ryan next time we'll talk about the movie come out in the world literally the world yes and what that's been like i'm excited and just in case you were wondering there are still more steps for a filmmaker to take even after the film is released so there's much more to still learn from from the next episode it's going to be good one i think that's it yeah and i hope that you'll check out all of our other no film school podcasts were doing three week now so look out for no film school in your favorite podcasting app yes absolutely right us oh an email us could because the last episode this is episode eight episode nine will be the release and the reception of the film and episode ten is going to be cuna so if you have questions and it doesn't have to be about my movie it can be about your own movie and try and get your own first feature made email us at first feature at no film school dot com dedicate the entire tenth episode to answering your questions and we hope that you'll also visit no film school dot com for new articles on film making every single day and that you'll stay in touch with us i'm at liz film on twitter i'm at ryan biko we're all at no film school and thanks guys soon next week.
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"Groman hanke wits and roman i apologize if that's not how you pronounce your last name there's a bunch of seasons ease and they are so i think it's a great guest romans awesome and we go in there to do the color grade at harbor i don't know how many days we had a pretty tight schedule again there's a lot in this movie and there's sort of like the the first feature template for how many days you have in the in the sound mix and the color and i was always fighting for more time because it's not again you have always different looks and you have always seen there's one hundred scenes in the movie and there's action and there's high speed in slow motion in multi format i should mention in addition to sony f fifty five which is ninety percent of the movie there is phantom flex four k and then a lot of the social media stuff or the mix tape stuff was either shot on an iphone with the film acc pro app or my samsung note for i think it was at the time and some cannon consumer camcorder and just webcam stuff in the film there's panasonic h vx mix tape footage in there there's a whole lot of different formats in their takes more time in the grade not to mention visual facts take more time in the grade too because you're being given elements that are right there's a look up table for what you shot in the movie and in that has to be applied in match on what you're being given from the visual effects plates that go on top of the screen because of one if the if the surrounding world isn't one color space and then the cell phone screen isn't another color space now you're having issues and there's a matt around it to make sure that works the law in the film to deal with and we were definitely rushing through the color great but the the best part about the color great is the sort of creative side and this was finally in our our opportunity to say not only to be shoot all the basketball with panavision primo primes and all the off the court stuff with much less precise panavision ultra speeds but we want to grade these things differently and then we want to transition between this two looks so we.
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"This episode of the first feature is sponsored by music bed music bad believes everyone should have access to great music in the projects regardless of their budget or workflow that's why they just announced they're all new membership program i music licensing subscription of its kind releasing this summer membership is here to make their class roster artists and composers available for all of your projects membership give unlimited access to a majority music artists all too flat monthly or yearly rate based on the types of films you make and then you still want single use licenses they're not going anywhere membership is just a new option to make music licensing work better your workflow he one of the first learn more at music bed dot com slash membership and don't forget you can get twenty percents off your next onsite license a coupon code first feature twenty again that's coupon code first feature twenty walk into the first feature a no films cool podcast my name is ryan coup and my first features titled amateur i am here with editor liz nord from new film school once again hello every episode of this podcast covers a different phase of production from prep to production to release this episode is on postproduction let's get into it yeah i'm excited to to follow up your the production episode you did with john last week which was really terrific and now we're getting into the nitty gritty wants the things in the can an particularly excited to talk to you this episode and beer co host although you called me an editor i'm here no foam school as as a copy editor but i'm not for your more than that yeah.
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"Lawful house or i hop denver it's not the south i'm from here on its waffle house but in denver it's not hop and then i think we went back to somebody's apartment room and greg had the the bread idea that we would be hungry which was true so he went to mcdonald's with his best player who was and ordered like thirty hamburgers you went to hop in then you had mcdonald's after hey we worked really hard on this movie and everybody was gamed it to finally be celebrating and and to be able to just enjoy the fruits of our labours i think we i think it was i happen then than greg went through a drive thru and order thirty burgers and and they said are you serious you're gonna take and we'll wait we'll wait for it it's worth it and it was what say that that's a wrap on this podcast too because we did cover pretty extensively every moment of that day and what a typical day on what generally would be many sets of course every set is going to have their own set of problems but i think that was a pretty thorough rundown of what you may encounter next i guess would be editing right yep post production post production so that's something that i'm still doing yeah this was this was an episode where of course we could have done so many episodes on production if you've seen the movie and i hope you have this is a good time to send us any questions you have at first feature at no films dot com or i'm at ryan biko on twitter because obviously this is a twenty five day shoot we went through part of day twenty one and that's it we sorta covered a lot of the visual components filling basketball in the previous episode but you know any any questions you have especially if they're able to your own projects let us know and we'll we'll be doing an episode of the end of the podcast it's just a a as if it were a screening.
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"This episode of the first feature is sponsored by music bed just like scouting filming and editing having great music should be an asset your film not a roadblock using pet has dedicated and making that a reality that's why they'd completely rebuilt their platform of over six hundred fifty world class artists and composers with brand new features workflows and checkout process want to exclude holiday songs from your search in july go fort you'd a folk song has a qatari but no banjos at one hundred twenty beats per minute no problem with advanced search features like include exclude beats per minute key song build and more finding the perfect song has never been easier or faster get twenty percents off your next onside license with coupon code first feature twenty learn more at music bed dot com slash new again that's coupon code first feature twenty welcome to the first feature a no film school podcast my name is ryan cou i'm the founder of new film school and my first feature is titled amateur amateurs out there right now on netflix worldwide every episode of this podcast covers a different stage of filmmaking from screenwriting to prep to production to release if you have any questions about your own feature can email them to first feature at new films dot com or find me on twitter at ryan biko episode five casting and prep once again i'm here with liz nord from no film school high all we just did the last episode which is sort of a grey area between when that one be ends and this one begins because we were doing financing and.
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"And then what's specific about it so for me it was where i was from and also i think if you look at what movies have been made in the past quentin tarantino was an adviser at at my screenwriter's lab but is there something that he'd said years earlier that i was actually thinking of when i was thinking about making a basketball movie and that is he talked about reservoir dogs and said that you can't with your first feature go out there and try to make something that's gonna stand up there with the godfather you can't choose this larger genre of dramas or whatever it may be where they're just all time great films so he looked at the heist subgenre and thought that he had something specific in there with reservoir dogs which is essentially a heist film that all takes place after the heist it's the aftermath and for me i looked around at basketball movies and i said well this is a john rea where i think there's an opportunity to do something and were there some that you actually were like okay the are are good examples but i need to kind of clear these from my mind like i'm not trying to make the narrative hoop dreams or blue chips new version you know were there some that you're like okay i do respect these being a fan of film and basketball but this needs to be so my own thing there basketball movies that i love scene white men can't jump as much movie out there and he got game is great dreams alltime documentary you know hoosiers for what it is.
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"So why don't someone's hearing talk about this and there's thinking where can i apply what are the upcoming deadlines about other than of course the ones that we mentioned on indie film weekly every week what are some other organizations that are like the most closest to to us which used to be ifp wes film independent which is our kind of elliott quivalent if you will they're really great also having artists development programs career enhancement programs if you will san francisco film society is another big one you should look into like scenario and kind of different grants artist programs that they're always kind of opening up i specially like first timer first feature filmmakers things of that nature may also depend on other funds and grants throughout the year yeah i mean some of the other ones that support me were the tribeca film institute which is part of the tra becca film festival and sundance which is what everybody knows sundance but you know some of these are limited geographically like if we're talking about film independent that's an l a lot of people aren't in la so at no films go we publish one every quarter it always is a massive list of grants that oakley writes up and it's been it's pretty massive but it's always helpful to check on that every quarter to see what's what's coming up so you know i said earlier that a lot of people get their legup via family money and i don't mean to imply that it's easy to make a movie if you're well off you know because everyone is starting from a different place it's very very difficult to make a movie much good one no matter what connections you have or don't but it's obviously harder if you're starting from nothing and so i i wanna start from the beginning because it is more instructive for somebody from my position to say these are the steps that i took to get from here to there as opposed to somebody who started for the long and it's also easy for someone to look at where i am now say oh well you have a netflix movie coming out and you're the founder of new film school.
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"Big time fifty thousand throwing the eighth grader motoring though getting into the nba talent and hard work on enough you also need someone in the corner of knows a system at a play for you welcome to the first feature a no film school podcast my name is ryan coup and my first feature is titled amateur amateur is a netflix original releasing worldwide on april sixth two thousand eighteen and at the time of us recording this the trailer has come out depending on which platform your viewing it on either has hundreds of thousands or millions of us so it's really exciting time to kick this off this podcast first feature will cover different phases of filmmaking from screenwriting to prep to production to release every episode we'll cover a different phase and it's meant to be a step by step guide to everything i did to get amateur made by sharing the lessons i learned along the way i hope this is something that's helpful to listen to when you're going into production on your first feature for your second or your third certainly on my next feature i'm going to come back and listen to this podcast and make sure i'm not learning the same lesson twice episode one how do you know which idea to pursue for how i learned to stop worrying and love the basketball did you started i'm here with eric lors the latest addition to the new film school team he's the managing editor of new film school and for those who don't know i'm the founder and ceo eric the reason i wanted to kick this whole defers feature podcast off with you is that you came to us from i have p in organization that has seen a lot of i features made you've seen a lot of movies go through the process from inception to being finished and released and being some really great successes what are some of the films you've seen at p that have germinated in blossomed and flowered in this world we're known for certain projects you may have heard of most recently and most successfully.
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"Welcome to the first feature film school podcast my name is ryan coup and my first feature is titled amateur and the trailer just came out today we time fifty thousand byu thron say the eighth grader getting into the nba talent and hard work on enough you also someone in the corner of knows a system at a play for you amateur is a netflix original film releasing worldwide on net flicks april six two thousand eighteen every episode of this podcast is going to cover a different phase of production from screenwriting to prep to production all the way to release this will be a step by step guide to everything i did to get my first feature made by sharing the lessons i learned along the way i hope that this will be a podcast that's helpful to listen to when you're going into production on your first feature amateur got it start on kickstarter back then it was called mansfield and it also got it start right here on new film school way back in two thousand eleven it has been a long trying and ultimately incredibly rewarding journey and i can't wait to share the film with you but if you only came to know film school within the last couple of years you might have no idea who i am and that's because i've been off of the site for the most part and i've been office social media i've essentially been away from the world while i worked on this movie for the last two years so it's nice to be back and i'm looking forward to sharing the lessons i learned and reengaging as we put this movie out there in the world.