Primes and Princes – DailyWritingTips

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This post lists and defines words deriving from the adjective primus, meaning “first” or “finest.” premier: first, or earliest; as a noun, a synonym for “prime minister”premier danseur/première danseuse: the first male and female dancer, respectively, in a ballet companypremiere: most commonly, a first performance or broadcast of a performing-arts production or the first day of an exhibition (and, rarely, the leading actress in a production); as a verb, pertains to appearing for the first time in a starring role, or the first performance of a performing-arts productionprim: neat and trim, or prudish or stiffly…

Former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino COO calls Trump a racist and gives examples

Donald Trump's racist comments

Former President of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Jack O’Donnell says President Donald Trump has a long history of racism and is “a racist through and through.” Jack O’Donnell talks about Trump’s history of speaking ill of minorities, women, and lower-income people. “Black guys counting my money! I hate it… because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is. I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” – Donald Trump according to Jack O’donnell     Please follow and like us:

Asking for a favor? How do YOU behave after asking?

confused meme - Asking for a favor? How do YOU behave after asking?

I ran into a frustrating situation recently and typed-out this mile-a-minute stream-of-consciousness post soon after. Instead of hitting “enter” and having yet another post out in Facebooklandia that could be interpreted as a downer, I went with the copy-and-paste-into-a-blog option. Here’s the situation: Co-worker posts a request seeking someone to help them out with something work-related.   1) I reply to the post informing them that I’ll let them know if I can help once I learn about one of the two possible dates for a prior commitment. No response,…

The False Long Take

The Long shot

The Long Take The long take is one of the most impressive techniques used in film. Consider the challenge of Maintaining exposure and focus, choreographic the camera and actors, hitting every mark on time. This happens all at once and is undeniably difficult. But some of the most heralded long takes are the result of visual effects and a lot of planning. They’re made to look like long shots but are, in fact, stitched together and carefully edited. The False Long Take Alfred Hitchcock used the basic technique of obscuring…

Beating Writer’s Block

Writer's block

I subscribe to “Daily Writing Tips” and find their mailings to be quite informative so I thought I’d pass along some of their tips with a link to subscribe to their content. They definitely deserve a shout-out! -Jon Every writer, at times, has trouble thinking of what to say next. Or what to say at all. The cause may be fear, pressure, perfectionism, but often lack of inspiration. No doubt even Mesopotamian scribes of five thousand years ago hesitated before putting stylus to tablet. We’ve written about writer’s block several…

Film Guages and their effects – Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, 65mm, IMAX 65

Film gauges

Film Gauges The film gauge that filmmakers use – the width of the strip – heavily affects the mood and tone of the movie. While many filmmakers today choose to gravitate towards digital, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, and Quinton Tarantino have been very strong advocates for keeping film alive. Today there are just a few major gauges of film Super 8 16mm 16 millimeter film is grainier and often results in a dirtier texture. Think about  the raw and unpolished look of low budget horror films from the 70’s…

Jeff Dlugolecki in Chicago Med season 1, episode 1

Jeff Dlugolecki on Chicago Med

Another video edit made just for fun – I don’t claim ownership to anything here! In this post-train-wreck scene on the very first ever episode ofChicago Med, we see Jeff Dlugolecki getting a quick impromptu check-up by Dr. Rhodes.     Please follow and like us:

Boarder wall between the U.S. and Canada?

United States Canadian Boarder

With the attention given to the billions of dollars that would be needed to put up and maintain a wall between the United States and Mexico, something that should come to mind is the boarder between U.S. and Canada. (officially known as the International Boundary). Some have asked the question:   Is there a wall between The United States and Canada? Douglas Chapel, Avid follower of Canadian politics; general Canadaphile No, there is certainly nothing that would be understood as a wall along any significant part of the U.S.-Canada border.…

Chicago Med: This is Now (UNOFFICIAL commercial)

8 1 2018 8 35 19 AM - Chicago Med: This is Now (UNOFFICIAL commercial)

Here’s a homemade commercial for the Chicago Med “This is Now” episode featuring the CMC (Chicago Med Core). For entertainment purposes only. I own nothing in this video! #ChicagoMed #ThisIsNow #TheCMC #ChicagoMedCore Please follow and like us: