In this month of April, we can witness the bipolarity of the weather in Manhattan. We are all waiting for the good weather, when we can walk around manhattan without freezing and enjoy central park with the trees in bloom. This week end the weather was pretty good on Saturday, so I planed with one friend. We met at guggenheim museum, as I live uptown, I went there by walking in central park, it was a pleasant walk, everybody was dressed in summer, and the colours were beautiful.. After we have done the guggenheim, we decided to go to the restaurant, obviously due to the weather we were looking for a restaurant with a terrace, which is not usual in manhattan. We discovered in the Upper east side the restaurant bar italia madison, it’s a small italian restaurant. We were lucky to find a table available in terrace, so we literally ran to it. The food was really good, we took one Caprese and pasta with eggplant and mozzarella. The cooking was perfect and the service was very good. Indeed, the waiters were really kind. If you pass by madison avenue in the upper east side,I recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed. It’s on madison avenue, 768, and it is opened from Tuesday to Sunday.
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One of my Professors asked me to Direct a short film and submit it to the film festival this may. This means I have a month to write, plan, shoot and edit my movie! I’m super pressed for time so I got to get a move on. I already have the general story line for the film which will be titled “Jesus Walks”.
Here’s the story line:
Jesus is asleep on the ground in a cave and is woken up by a beam of light shining through on his eyes. When he wakes up he looks at the light and moves towards it. This will kind of look like death (seeing light before you die) but in this case I’ll just cut to the outside of the “cave” where Jesus will walk out. Only thing is, it’s 2018 in Manhattan and Jesus is confused.
Jesus will be wearing the “underwear” that he wore when crucified but will walk through out the city and find a bed sheet on someones cloths line and make it his robe. He’ll find a scarf of a storefront and a rope surrounding a tree and make his “Jesus outfit”.
Now that Jesus is fully clothed he heads to a bakery to buy a loaf of bread. In this scene he’ll ask for a loaf that will feed 12 people as well as some other funny lines. Jesus will then head over to a liquor store and ask for their finest wine. The cashier will then ask for ID and Jesus will reply “do you know who my father is?” I plan on filming the bakery and liquor store scene secretly without the cashiers knowing because I feel like their natural reaction will be to laugh.
Anyway, I already spoiled so much so I guess you’ll just have to wait and see the final product. Wish me luck! #jesuswalks
Ready Player one released in theaters March 29th of this year. Based off a book that released in 2011, Spielberg was announced as the director. Before the film was announced I had no idea that the book existed or what it was about. All I knew that the trailer had a Delorean Time Machine in it and that was all I needed to be excited.
The film is set in a 2045 Columbus Ohio where all the worlds crops have died out. Since the environment is in such disarray the mass population all retreats into a virtual reality video game called the Oasis. The game is a massive hit among the world and the player base is stretched out from kids to full grown adults. The games creator James Halliday passes away and he leaves behind a contest, anyone that’s able to complete the contest and win gains his fortune and complete control over the game. This sends the world into pandemonium as everyone frantically looks for the Easter egg.
The movie starts five years after the contest is announced where a young boy named Wade Watts and his best friend Aech are starting their hunt for the egg. The film is riddled to references from pop culture ranging from the Iron Giant to Overwatch either in the forms of characters in the background or weapons such as the holy hand grenade from Monty Python or the chainsaw gun from Gears of War.
The film is an absolute treat to watch for anybody in love with movies and video games. If you have had your chance to read the book than I recommend cooling your jets for the film because it is not the same. The general story is the same but the specifics are different. That being said if you watch the movie as it’s own piece or you haven’t read the book at all than Ready Player One is a fantastic journey all the way through.
As you can tell in the title, I’m apologizing to my parents.
Why you may ask? Well as you can see I got a tattoo.
They don’t know.
On April 1st I decided to get a tattoo with my friend Nick. I was aware it was Easter and I actually missed an hour of the Easter party my aunt was hosting.
My original tattoo was going to be an outline of Long Island. But as I was at the tattoo place and showed Nick, he said the small details would be hard to do since they are really small and be a pain in the ass.
So Nick picked out the outline of an NYC skyline. I asked him why this and he said since I like the city a lot and I’m in the city for school it would be great. I liked his explanation.
As the tattoo artist was drawing the outline, he asked me a question about the heart in the original. I forgot what he asked about it but I told him instead of having the heart, we could add a small video camera. Nick liked the idea of the camera since “I’m filming in the city and that I started filming in NY”.
The pain wasn’t that bad since it was on my thigh and that’s the only place where I could hide the tattoo. To me, it felt like getting a shot but then getting multiple shots creating the outline. I’m really happy with how it turned out and I do plan on getting another in the future sometime.
So, let’s keep this post a secret…
Starting around Junior year of high school filming YouTube videos began to be my passion. I really liked how free and imaginative I was able to be on the platform. It wasn’t until the summer of 2017 that I realized I could pursue this as a career. Not YouTube but the production/creative process behind it. I would really like to be a director of anything ranging from music videos all the way up to movie/TV shows.
I often get complimented on my creativity and I would really like to put it to good use and direct a TV comedy series. The series could either be animated or with actors. I like Seth Macfarlane’s and Seth Rogans work as they both produce and act in their shows/movies. In my comedy series I plan on being involved not only as director but actor as well.
YouTube made me realize that I do both because I originally create the ideas for my videos and then take part in the final product. I recently made a parody to the popular Drake song, God’s Plan called Tide Pods because both the song and Tide pods were all over social media platforms. I personally feel as if the quality in the video was good but it didn’t get a lot of views which is kind of a bummer but I know they will come. I just have to keep banging out quality videos and doing what I love.
Born to be blue
Chet Baker was the most famous white trumpeter in the fifty in America. I Recommend this biopic because in my opinion it relates all the aspect of him from her addiction to heroin, her effort to overcome it, to her passion for his art. This can be explained by the choice of the period of his life evoked in the biopic. Indeed it was when he had an accident that not allowed him to play anymore and when he tried to recover from it by working hard till blood from the mouth. In this period focusing on recovery to play again he did not take heroin and find a new love of his life. At the end of the biopic when he could play again, he re started to take heroin because he though that he was better trumpeter when he was on drug.
What happen to Nina Simone ?
In addition to evoke the musical genious of Nina simone this biopic shows her dark side that led her to poverty even if she was the most famous black artist at a moment. She end up to sing in little bar. Moreover this biopic highlight the family of nina simon and her role in civil rights movement in America, which is illustrated by the song Alabama song. It ’s a beautiful biopic with lots of beautiful focus archive footage. I highly recommend it if you know Nina Simone you will learn something that t-you on’t know and if you don’t know her you must watch it.
sometime the opportunity aries to go to study or work and spend a few months in an other country, more or less fare than your country. That you adore or hate, which is certain, that this experience will mark you forever. That way I want to give you the positive but also the negative.
- learn a new language
- became independent, autonomy
- open minded
- new friends
- improve your resume
- the difficulty to integrating
- you miss your family/ friends
- you can only rely on yourself
- Miss your country
- sometime feel alone
so if you want to do it make sur you have the capacity and you real want it! for my part it is one of the best experience of my life and even if sometime it is difficult, I will never regret and always remember this part of my life.