Louis Armstrong and the CIA: A “Trojan Horse” in Congo

It was a remarkable evening: Louis Armstrong, his wife, and a US embassy official went out to supper in what was still Léopoldville, the newly independent Congo’s capital. The trumpeter, vocalist, and band leader, known as Satchmo as a kid, was in the midst of a months-long tour of Africa, organized and funded by the […]

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5 Examples of Positive Reinforcement That You Should Practice

Remember: all you need to practice positive reinforcement is to keep yourself open to it and to avoid the impulse to go against it. In order to be able to practice positive reinforcement effectively, you need to know how to implement it in your daily life. Here are 10 examples of what you can practice […]

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Audio Engineer Discusses Work on Festival Doc Dreaming in the Red Light

The work of an audio engineer, whether it happens in a studio or in the post-production offices for a feature film, is rigorous.  The source audio may be pristine or it may be less than ideal. Regardless, at the end of the day, teams of professionals depend on audio engineers to make their aural experiences […]

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Tips from a Pro for Getting Started in VFX (JA Interview)

Not every job in the entertainment industry is created equal, and when it comes to more technical jobs, success often depends more on skill. Unlike actors, production crew members and post-production professionals can achieve the careers they want by simply doing their work and doing it really well. Despite all that, if you’re a young, […]

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Laavanya Hunt Talks the Value of Producers (JA Interview)

If you don’t know why film and television producers are important, we’ll put it this way: producers are the glue that hold entire productions together, preventing them from imploding after numerous hiccups and speed bumps present themselves along the way.  As for what producers do for a production from day to day, it’s much more […]

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A Dedication to Dance: An Interview with Professional Dancer Jack Ireland

Dance may not be thought of as a sport, but there’s no denying the athleticism required, the high level of art and finesse, and the sheer amount of intense competition that’s happening constantly behind the scenes.  It’s a rare thing indeed when a dancer pushes through that constant competition to reach the highest levels of […]

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