Reed Birney Related Shows I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015 View Comments Tickets are now on sale to see Tony nominee Reed Birney and Nurse Jackie’s Betty Gilpin in I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard. The show, which will explore the eternal struggle of parents and kids finding common ground, is written by Halley Feiffer and directed by Trip Cullman. The Atlantic Theater Company production will begin previews off-Broadway on January 7, 2015 and officially open on January 20.Ella (Gilpin) is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David (Birney) proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut…and things unravel from there.The world premiere will play a limited engagement through February 15 at Atlantic Stage 2.
“I set the terms. It was not imprisonment. I set my own commitment. No one was telling me to do this,” Doyle says. “It’s just a whole different mindset to walk the entire Appalachian Trail. It’s not recreational. Now, I’m just hiking when I feel like it.” Doyle quickly fell behind his schedule but caught back up in Vermont. By the time he reached Katahdin, he’d set the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. “Warren spends a lot of time on the emotional and mental preparation,” Pharr-Davis says. “I learned how to think about the trail, and to realize that I would have to be really adaptable but also really stubborn. He talked a lot about reasons why people quit. It’s often that they’re not having fun, or miss someone at home, or the trail is something other than they thought it would be. You go through that very thoroughly, and it helps you anticipate emotional hurdles you’ll encounter on the trail.” Upon completing his record-breaking hike, Doyle received a chilly reception from the Appalachian Mountain Club in Connecticut. “I had to do something that no one was telling me to do—no rewards, no cheerleaders, no scholarships, something I wasn’t going to get paid for, or any extrinsic reward,” Doyle says. Doyle persisted in his efforts to give back to the trail by sharing it with others. He started a group that hiked the Connecticut stretch of the trail by tackling it on seven consecutive Sundays in the fall. On a lark, somebody suggested doing all 56 miles in a 24-hour period, and so Doyle led his first expedition of 12 people along the trail. He expanded the idea to the entire trail, leading expeditions of thru-hikers for decades to come. “I think he’s probably up there in the top three or five most important hikers,” says Cindy Ross, a friend of Doyle and triple crown backpacker who has completed the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. “There’s a lot of people who know who Warren Doyle is and treat him like a legend. Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery and the people who created the trail are very important, and Earl Shaffer, the first guy to hike the trail. And I think Warren Doyle is right up there with them.” Doyle sunk his life savings into his 5-acre folk school, and that’s where he plans to spend the remainder of his warm seasons. In the winter, he rents leftover timeshares for $7 per night, “living in the lap of luxury in Ocean City, Myrtle Beach, using someone else’s WiFi and TV.” “The thing I believe is noteworthy is that I’m not a trust fund baby,” Doyle says. “I don’t collect benefits. I was a first-generation college student. I traversed the Appalachian Trail 18 times without ever losing a job. I raised two kids and helped put them through college. And that, that demographic is pretty amazing.” “His legacy is very much like the topography of the trail, with ups and downs, highs and lows, and a very real very human journey,” Pharr-Davis says. “The Appalachian Trail has a lot of personalities connected to it throughout its history and its duration, but I think there’s only going to be one Warren Doyle.” Warren Doyle hangs up his boots after 38,000 miles on the A.T. Doyle was just 13 when his 16-year-old sister died of a brain aneurysm. He set out to make up her loss to his parents by becoming an achiever. He became the first of his family to go to college, and the summer after his junior year he won a work scholarship from the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker peace and social justice organization, to work in a boys orphanage in the mountains of interior Jamaica. The next year, the Quakers sent him to Don West’s folk school in southern West Virginia. Although Doyle continued college, earning his master’s degree and beginning a Ph.D. program, his time in Jamaica and Appalachia kept gnawing at him. Through the ‘80s and ‘90s, Doyle raised his children, focused on higher education, and completed two section hikes by knocking out 30 to 35 miles per day over two- to three-week periods every year. He conducted group thru-hike expeditions through the 2000s. “They’d have nothing of me because I walked the trail ‘the wrong way,’” Doyle says. “I didn’t see anything because I walked too fast. I didn’t walk too fast; I walked 15 to 17 hours per day at 2 miles an hour. That’s not walking fast, it’s walking long.” “A 46-year-old love affair ended last summer,” he says, staring at me across a hardwood table at his folk school in eastern Tennessee, midway between Mountain City and Damascus, Virginia. Doyle is celebrating the completion of 18 thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail, but his final 100 miles were the toughest. On his 18th thru-hike last year, Doyle wasn’t sure he could complete the 100-mile section from the White Mountains to Mount Katahdin. Now, he’s finished with that era of his life. Pharr-Davis says Doyle’s impact on the trail has evolved over time—as a record setter, for his outspoken opinions, and through his training programs. “That first hike, I was somewhat naive,” Doyle says. “It was hard. I cried a lot. I had the determination. Thank God I had the temperament. And I was open. I said to the trail, ‘Do what you will with me. I trust everything about you.’ I trust the trail. I trust the mountains. It knows no institutional restraints. It will help you live in harmony with yourself.” Doyle may be done with thru-hiking, but he’s continuing to run his Appalachian Trail Institute and folk school. And the trail he blazed has made him a legend among the thru-hiking community. So in 1969, at age 23, he set out on his first thru-hike. Warren Doyle’s 18 thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail came between between 1969 and 2018. The first set a speed record. Not only did Doyle leave a mark with his own hikes, but he’s also trained a generation of hikers through his Appalachian Trail Institute. Jennifer Pharr-Davis attended the institute before the first of her three (so far) thru-hikes. Doyle called a contra dance at her 2008 wedding, and he played a supporting role in her record-setting 2011 hike. It turned out he could—you hike with your legs, not your belly, as he says. But the completion marked Doyle’s final thru-hike. “I’ve never been so nervous about a hike. I’ve hiked over 38,000 miles of trail. All I had was 100 miles left, and I didn’t know whether I could do it or not.” Warren Doyle knows how this story should begin. “I decided to lead a life of practical poverty from age of 60 for the rest of my life,” Doyle says with a grin. “It’s another great adventure.”
The attacker made his England debut against Chile in November and was part of the squad for the recent friendly with Denmark, putting him in the running for a World Cup spot that may well have been cruelly taken away from him. Rodriguez was given a standing ovation by both sets of fans as he left the field, while there were messages of support on Twitter from the likes of Gary Lineker, Joey Barton and Dietmar Hamann. “Gutted for Jay Rodriguez,” former Germany international Hamann said. “What a fantastic season he has had. Will weaken England if he’s out the World Cup.” England international Theo Walcott will miss this summer’s tournament in Brazil with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which has also struck down Colombia striker Radamel Falcao and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes recently. The England international had netted five goals in four games heading into Saturday’s clash at Manchester City, where he was forced off midway through the first half. Rodriguez appeared to sustain a serious injury to his right knee after landing awkwardly, resulting in him being taken from the field on a stretcher. Jay Rodriguez’s World Cup hopes are in serious doubt after sustaining a knee injury which manager Mauricio Pochettino admits “does not look good” for the Southampton attacker. Press Association The full extent of the injury will not be known until the swelling subsides, but Pochettino fears the worse for the 24-year-old. “To be completely honest, it is not looking good,” the Saints boss said after the 4-1 defeat in Manchester. “We need to assess him today and tomorrow, but it is not looking good. It is not going to be good for him, not good for the team. “I can’t really know exactly what is wrong with him and when I am going to see him again in a Southampton shirt. “We need to analyse him today and tomorrow to know the exact reality of his injury. “All the players are really affected, not just about the result and the refereeing decisions but more than anything the doubt about how severe his injury is.” Asked if he thought it was ligament damage, Pochettino said: “It is possible but at the moment I can’t really say anything at all because we have not analysed him yet.” If Rodriguez has suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage, he will face at least six months on the sidelines, with the injury witnessed first-hand by England boss Roy Hodgson.
Yaya Sanogo There are now just three weeks remaining in the January transfer window, and the speculation is ever increasing. Reports, rumour and counter-rumour, the grapevine is buzzing with the latest transfer talk. And here, Jamie Sanderson offers his expert view on the deals that might be done…Yaya Sanogo – Arsenal to Crystal PalaceThere has been plenty of interest in the France Under-21 international forward, with offers from both his home country and Germany, but it looks likely he will be staying in England. It appeared as though Hull was his most likely destination, but it now seems new Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will win the race to take him on loan. He’s keen to get the deal done, and Sanogo is happy with the switch. (Chances of it happening: 9/10)M’baye Niang – AC Milan to NewcastleNewcastle are desperate to land Niang, who has struggled to make an impact at Milan this season. The 20-year-old has played just a handful of games this term for the San Siro giants but, despite his lack of game time, the Serie A outfit rejected a loan bid from the Toon last week. The Magpies are prepared to offer Davide Santon in a swap to get this one over the line and, providing the Italian is happy with the proposal, that could be enough to get this deal done. (7/10)Norberto Neto – Fiorentina to LiverpoolWith continuing question marks over Simon Mignolet’s long-term future at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more competition for the goalkeeper’s jersey. The Reds want Neto, who has represented Brazil at Under-23 level, but they are not keen on paying out a large fee at this stage because he will be available on a free transfer in the summer. This one is dragging on, and could well continue to do so. (5/10)Jonathan Calleri – Boca Juniors to ArsenalThe 21-year-old Argentine striker has been watched by Arsenal scouts all season and a £7million deal has been mooted, despite his relative lack of experience. But his record of six goals in just 15 appearances for Boca Juniors suggests he could be a canny investment for Arsene Wenger, who has proved in the past he has an eye for untried young strikers (remember Nicolas Anelka?). If this moves happens, however, it’s more likely be in the summer than in this month’s window. (3/10)Lionel Messi – Barcelona to ChelseaThe media was in a frenzy last week after Messi followed a couple of Stamford Bridge stars on Instagram, leading to speculation he could be ready to quit the Nou Camp following reports of disagreements with manager Luis Enrique. In truth, however, the Blues have not given any serious thought to a deal, while the Argentine superstar took the opportunity this weekend to reiterate his commitment to the Catalan cause. (0/10) 1
21 August 2013Photo: Condé Nast TravelerSome of the best city views happen above the city, says luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler – and we think this aerial photograph of the City of Cape Town proves them right, don’t you?See Condé Naste Traveler’s slideshow for more stunning photographs of cities around the world.
Shooting a concert for a solo artist or a band? Here are some tried-and-true approaches you can use to pull the project together.We’ve all been there. You have a friend who plays drums in some killer new band, who found out that you “do film and video stuff” and is begging you to come film his band’s concert next weekend. And, of course, because you want to be a good friend, you agree to do it.How much does it pay? Well, if they’re just starting out, probably nothing, but you can at least get in the venue for free — and maybe a few free drink tickets. If this exact scenario has happened once, it’s happened a thousand times. At this point, it’s just part of the industry. If you own a camera and know how to use it, your friends, family, and loved ones are going to ask you to film — often for free — and you’ll do it more often than not because it’s good experience, and it’s fun. (And you don’t want to feel like a bad person for turning them down.)So, here are five ways to make your concert videos really stand out.(Note: For all the approaches mentioned in this article, recording quality sound and audio are key! Here’s a good article that breaks down some audio tips — including how to hook up to the board and where to put your audio recorders.)1. The Old-Fashioned Camera on a TripodImage via Marochkina Anastasiia.So, your first option is going to be the easiest (read: laziest). Alternatively titled the High School Talent Show Setup, this setup is still a favorite among some filmmakers and videographers. You set up a camcorder in the very back of a venue and shoot the concert as wide as possible. (If the concert footage is for some sort of civil lawsuit, this is what you’d expect to see.)As a style, it’s pretty much the worst. So unless you’re looking to own it and make it ironic, sarcastic, sardonic, or whatever, you might satisfy the minimum requirements of “shooting a concert,” but said friend may never speak to you again.2. The Single TakeOne of my favorite creative approaches could also be called lazy in the sense that it’ll require minimal editing, but it can actually create a much more engaging and fun video. The single-take style is just what it sounds like: you start recording at the beginning of a song and — ideally — move your camera slowly around the performance, highlighting the different aspects and musicians.An even more creative approach would be the “La Blogotheque“ style, where you actually begin your handheld recording far away from the concert (even outside the venue all together), and you make your way inside. When done right, this can be quite engaging — and very vérité. 3. Musician by MusicianIf you have the luxury of multiple cameras (and hopefully multiple shooters), this might be your best option. It’s also definitely the most professional way to film a concert — if you’ve got the budget for it — as it gives you complete flexibility in the edit. Ideally, you’d have one camera on every band member. These camera shots could be static on a tripod or monopod, so they can follow (and adjust focus) as the performer moves around. From there, since you’ll be splicing them all together in the edit, you can have some fun with the cinematography and try different camera tricks like reveals and rack focuses.4. POV Band MemberIn many ways, the GoPro (and other action cams) has changed the way we record concerts. While they don’t record the highest quality (or the most cinematic) footage, their rough-and-tumble design and universal mountability make them very practical for filming from hard-to-reach places.Another style that has sprung up is the point-of-view camera. You’ll most often see this with one of these ridiculous head mounts or sports kits. Since it worked for motorbikers, it didn’t take long for bands to jump on the trend.5. Social Media StylePhoto via Ververidis Vasilis.These days, if you go to a concert and watch the crowd, you’ll see an ocean of fans holding up their smartphones and taking pictures — and more often than not, recording part or all of the show. Love it or hate it, it’s the way of the world.However, it’s a style you can embrace — if you’re willing to do some legwork to put it all together. While I wouldn’t recommend recording an entire show through Snapchat (which can get pretty annoying), if you can track down some smartphone recordings, it can be a cool stylistic break for a few shots in your video. Or, if you don’t want to track down everyone at the show who recorded on their phones, you can always edit your footage to look as if you shot it on a smartphone.Cover image by Andriy Solovyov.For more videography and filmmaking resources, check out these articles:Tips for Photographers Transitioning to VideographySix Videography Tips for Shooting in Bright Sunlight7 Things You Need to Start Your Own Video Production CompanyIndustry Insights: The Ins and Outs of Real Estate Video Production7 Things All Video Professionals Should Share with Clients
If you love your product, don’t expect it to sell itself.If your product is as sexy as the products that Steve Jobs sold, then go ahead and pitch away. The product will do all the heavy lifting for you. It will practically sell itself. You might have to ask after your pitch.But your product might not be quite that sexy. You might not have a line of people waiting to buy the latest version of whatever it is you sell. And if you sell B2B, pitching the product early in the sales conversation can be problematic.Product Is One Level of ValueThere are four levels of value. The first and lowest level of value is the value of your product itself. Product value is important, and the end users care deeply about Level 1 value. But it usually doesn’t answer the question “Why must I change?” Pitching product is why your dream client isn’t compelled by your pitch and doesn’t recognize you as different.Level 2 value is “experience,” which includes things like service and support. It transcends and includes Level 1 value. While this is important, it’s not always the most compelling way to enter a commercial conversation. Neither is Level 3 value, or return on investment. Each of these levels transcends and includes the lower levels. And all the levels are necessary because different stakeholders need different outcomes.Much of the time, the strategic level of value, Level 4, is the most compelling area of value when it comes to answering the question “Why must I change?”You Are More Than Your ProductYou have a choice as to where you enter a commercial conversation with your dream client. If you enter at the lowest possible level, Level 1, then your dream client will perceive you as someone who sells a product. If you enter at the highest level, Level 4, then they will perceive you as a consultative salesperson and trusted advisor.Your prospective customers and clients will allow you to determine the level of value that you create. If you decide to play at the lowest level, that will be their perception of you, and they’re more than happy to commoditize you. If you have the chops to play at the higher level, then that is how you will be perceived.If you love your product, make it part of the largest value-creating solution that you can create, and recognize that you are still the largest part of the value proposition. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
Ceres-Negros pulls off stunning comeback at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Photo from AFC Cup WebsiteJAKARTA—The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium right in the middle of the business district here has not been kind to Filipino football teams over the past two decades.Although they’ve improved in recent years, the Azkals have not won in the 80,000-capacity stadium against their Indonesian counterparts in three meetings. A 13-1 beatdown in the 2002 Southeast Asian football championships remains one of the worst results of the Philippines in the international stage.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:38Duterte orders probe on radio broadcaster slay in Dumaguete01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Guiao hoping for best from PBA board Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew It took a comeback for the ages from the country’s top club, Ceres-Negros, to finally exorcise some old ghosts at Bung Karno on Tuesday night.Facing the mighty Persija Jakarta and an intimidating crowd of almost 35,000, the Busmen pulled off a 3-2 victory over in the AFC Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDown 0-2 after conceding twice early in the second half, the Busmen battled back and took maximum points, thanks to goals from substitute Miguel Tanton, Bienvenido Marañon and Mike Ott, who fired home the match-winner in the 92nd minute that kept Ceres’ record perfect in the group stage.“These type of matches is why you play football,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock, who provided the assist to Marañon and Ott’s goals. “Right in front of a big crowd, really passionate fans when you are supposed to be underdogs. You just wish you had that type of crowd in the Philippines.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
American wrestler John Cena has been reportedly taken to court by Ford.According to TMZ Sports, Cena was sued by Ford for allegedly violating the company’s contract by selling his 500,000 USD 2017 Ford GT.As per the contract, Cena, who was picked from thousand of applicants for the opportunity to purchase the car, had agreed to keep it for at least two years, before being allowed to sell it.”Mr. Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorized resale flip of the vehicle, and Ford has suffered additional damages and losses, including, but not limited to, loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and customer goodwill due to the improper sale,” TMZ quoted Ford as saying.In his defence, Cena told that he sold the car and other property to pay bills.However, Ford has now asked Cena to lend all the profit, which he has earned from the car flip, to the company.