What we learned creating cross-platform fantasy storyworld Ballads of the Distant Reaches
Some of today’s most ambitious stories take place within enormous, shared universes. Think of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, The Witcher, Marvel, The Lord of the Rings—the list goes on and on. Typically, these movies, TV shows, books, video games, and comics draw their inspiration from older source material. Storytellers like J.R.R. Tolkien, George Lucas, Andrzej Sapkowski, and George R.R. Martin created these worlds decades ago, but the worlds they built continue to provide rich material for contemporary writers and filmmakers. And there’s near insatiable demand by audiences and Hollywood alike for stories told within these massive fictional universes.
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There’s no right way to make a film, but there are things you can do to help it go more smoothly.
A short film can be creatively fulfilling, a way for a writer or director to start bringing their vision to life, and—if it’s successful—a gateway into the film industry. Unfortunately, just because a film is short doesn’t mean that it’s easy or cheap to produce. Like any film, it’s a complex, potentially stressful, and complicated undertaking. Fortunately, you aren’t doing it alone, and there are concrete tactics that will help your production go smoothly and your vision come to life.
I completed principal photography on my second short film, a spy thriller called Sleepers, in April 2022. While my first film (Crossing Acheron) had been an extreme exercise in limitations—pre-vaccine COVID restrictions, a budget of $3,000, a crew of four (including me), and one on-screen actor (complimented by voice actors)—the script for Sleepers required a larger production.
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“A lot of perceptions” changed for Maxim Shkolnick, a Ukrainian real estate entrepreneur and financier, on February 24, 2022. “I woke up in my house around five in the morning, and my wife was like, ‘we’re being bombed.’ Surreal concept, right? And then another missile hit.” He pauses. “When a ballistic missile hits the ground three clicks away, it feels like they are just bombing the yard.” His house, a sturdy building made of “hard bricks” was “trembling like it was in an earthquake.” Now safely in a neighboring country, Shkolnick says the hardest part of that moment was looking into the eyes of his wife and two children, seven and twelve, and seeing pure panic.
Since those first bombs fell, the world’s attention has been fixed on Ukraine as the Russian army has laid waste its cities and turned it into a nation of refugees. Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bid to conquer and absorb Ukraine has run aground against determined resistance from the nation’s military and civilians and a flood of foreign aid and support. While the Ukrainian armed forces deserve credit for fending off the onslaught, the country’s private sector has also transformed it into a wartime economy virtually overnight. Ukraine’s economists, small business owners, entrepreneurs and diaspora business community have been instrumental in making the sustained defense of the country possible.
Full article: https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/blog/dividends-war-how-ukraines-entrepreneurs-and-economists-are-fighting-back
Hybrid offices are challenging old assumptions and putting CHROs at the middle of a revolution in how we work.
Full article: https://strategicchro360.com/do-you-really-need-an-hq/
The coronavirus pandemic upended the world of work, and now heads of human resources are pulling out the stops to win the war for talent.
Full article: https://strategicchro360.com/how-top-chros-are-surfing-the-talent-tsunami/
Thanks in large part to a border economy that defies stereotypes and a world-class scientific community, a city famous for its surf is riding a different kind of wave. Continue Reading “The Business of the Border — Why America’s Economy Depends on San Diego”
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Savannah, Ga., known worldwide for its historic architecture and cultural richness, has a grittier but no less important asset: the Port of Savannah, a massive engine helping to drive the modern global economy. Continue Reading “Can Savannah Survive a Trade War?”
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Bay Area tech entrepreneurs have changed how we communicate and do business. Now the community is trying to disrupt philanthropy by reinventing capitalism. Continue Reading “How Tech Titans Are Disrupting Philanthropy”
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