Photography genres – Maxkol http://maxkol.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:30:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://maxkol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T235614.367-150x150.png Photography genres – Maxkol http://maxkol.org/ 32 32 PHOTO: Dublin girl behind Harry Styles’ viral selfies with Strawberry Alarm Clock https://maxkol.org/photo-dublin-girl-behind-harry-styles-viral-selfies-with-strawberry-alarm-clock/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 09:37:09 +0000 https://maxkol.org/photo-dublin-girl-behind-harry-styles-viral-selfies-with-strawberry-alarm-clock/ All the buzz Nicole via @soundless.art FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock chatted with the girl behind Harry Styles’ viral selfie taken yesterday. FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock chatted to Nicole de Rathcoole (@soundless.art) who bumped into Harry Styles on South William Street last night while looking for a place to eat with his girlfriend Olivia Wilde. The […]]]>

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FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock chatted with the girl behind Harry Styles’ viral selfie taken yesterday.

FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock chatted to Nicole de Rathcoole (@soundless.art) who bumped into Harry Styles on South William Street last night while looking for a place to eat with his girlfriend Olivia Wilde.

The photo went viral on Twitter and Instagram minutes after Nicole posted it.

Nicole was out with some friends when she says she saw Harry walk into a restaurant and then walk out. She said “he was rejected by a lot” of restaurants in town because they didn’t recognize him.

Nicole said she was never a big fan of One Direction but decided to walk up to Harry and asked him to follow her art page as she studied sculpture at NCAD and told him that she would like to work with him.

Nicole said people “went crazy” when they saw it and some fans even cried.

However, Nicole thought it was funny seeing Harry and decided to walk ahead of him and pretend to take a selfie of her and her friend catching him with Olivia Wilde in the background.

(Nicole via @soundless.art)

Photos of Harry and Olivia flooded social media minutes after fans spotted the stars.

Harry is in Dublin ahead of his sold-out Aviva concert tomorrow night.

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Book gives new perspective on black literature of the 1930s https://maxkol.org/book-gives-new-perspective-on-black-literature-of-the-1930s/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:30:52 +0000 https://maxkol.org/book-gives-new-perspective-on-black-literature-of-the-1930s/ LAWRENCE — In the conventional account of African American literary history, the 1930s are eclipsed, at best, by the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and the social realism/protest novels of the 1940s. But a new volume on the decade indelibly marked by the Great Depression takes a closer look and finds significant transitions between one […]]]>

LAWRENCE — In the conventional account of African American literary history, the 1930s are eclipsed, at best, by the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and the social realism/protest novels of the 1940s.

But a new volume on the decade indelibly marked by the Great Depression takes a closer look and finds significant transitions between one era and another occasioned by such disparate forces as the New Deal and the American Communist Party.

“Afro-American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940” is the 10e volume in a planned series of 17 from Cambridge University Press. Ayesha Hardison, an associate professor of English at the University of Kansas, co-edited the collection of essays with her Vassar College counterpart, Eve Dunbar. The 12 contributors include John Edgar Tidwell, Professor Emeritus of English at KU, whose chapter is titled “Racial Representation and Performance of 1930s African-American Literary History.”

Ayesha Hardison, Associate Professor of EnglishHardison said the assignment to focus on the 1930s “felt like an intellectual challenge and a learning opportunity. It was not just an invitation to shine a light on some understudied writers, but also a chance to collaborate with scholars who have conducted interesting research on them.

While not ignoring Depression-era writers like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright – who remain well known today – the authors of the new volume look critically at such figures as the novelist Arna Bontemps (“Black Thunder”), journalist Roi Ottley (“New World A-Coming”) and a group of female short filmmakers, including Dorothy West, Marita Bonner and Octavia B. Wynbush. The collection also covers ethnography, poetry, journals and magazines of the period.

Faced with the racist absence of major publishing opportunities, Hardison said, some 1930s writers, like Hurston and Wright, clung to Works Progress Administration programs like the Federal Writers’ Project. They wrote everything they could be paid for, including state guides, though they weren’t always credited for their contributions. Others have documented the experience of economic deprivation in the form of drama. Art by a WPA artist illustrates Hardison and Dunbar’s introduction to the book, and one chapter references photography by James Van Der Zee.

Another important alternative current of thought – Communism – was also explored by black writers in the 1930s, including Kansas-born Frank Marshall Davis, who would later become an acquaintance and influence on future President Barack Obama.

“The Communist Party was another kind of professionalization opportunity for various writers,” Hardison said. “Not only for someone like Richard Wright, whose party affiliation was well known, but also for other writers who emerged later in the African-American literary tradition like Ralph Ellison, whose association with the party is not as widely known. The party compelled writers to reflect on economic and working conditions, to think of the working class, to include them as characters, and to center social commentary in their work. Such a politics and such aesthetics helped shape the genre of protest novels emerging in the 1940s.

Additionally, Hardison said, communist thought inspired an “internationalist” orientation within a segment of the black intelligentsia, linking the struggle for African-American human rights to liberation movements around the world. So, she says, the social critiques of the 1930s not only presage the 1940s, but also the Black Arts and Black Power movements of the 1960s.

Hardison said the new book offers additional insights, including insight into the value of literature and the humanities, more broadly, to society.

“Despite writers’ limited publishing and funding opportunities in the 1930s, they worked in a variety of genres to document the African American experience. They saw their creative work as important to racial representation, social politics, the development of education and the greater good,” Hardison said.

Image: Writer Dorothy West was interviewed and photographed in 1981 as part of a black women’s oral history project organized by Radcliffe College’s Schlesinger Library. Credit: Judith Sedwick

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Brad Pitt’s Formula 1 movie will feature non-CGI action like Top Gun: Maverick, director reveals https://maxkol.org/brad-pitts-formula-1-movie-will-feature-non-cgi-action-like-top-gun-maverick-director-reveals/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 19:07:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/brad-pitts-formula-1-movie-will-feature-non-cgi-action-like-top-gun-maverick-director-reveals/ After the resounding success of Top Gun: Maverickdirector Joseph Kosinsky was quick to grab his next project, a Formula 1 racing film starring brad pitt on your mind. Apple is producing the film, which currently has the working title, Formula One. However, it will get a worldwide theatrical release before hitting streaming. And just like […]]]>

After the resounding success of Top Gun: Maverickdirector Joseph Kosinsky was quick to grab his next project, a Formula 1 racing film starring brad pitt on your mind. Apple is producing the film, which currently has the working title, Formula One. However, it will get a worldwide theatrical release before hitting streaming. And just like Top Gun: MaverickKosinski plans to keep things real (literally) and deliver more jaw-dropping thrills with Formula Onethis time swapping fighter planes for racing cars.

One of the reasons why Top Gun: Maverick feels so immersive because the filmmakers placed cameras inside the planes. It not only captured the reactions of the actors when they experienced strong gravitational forces, but also put viewers in their place. Joseph Kosinski is aware of the popularity of this approach with moviegoers and hopes to replicate it with Formula One. In an interview with The envelopeKosinsky said:

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“But certainly seeing people react to a film shot behind closed doors and authentically captured like Top Gun makes us all feel good that our approach works and is appreciated by the public. It’s almost funny for me to see people who are so in love with real photography. people almost haven’t seen much of it. They’re so used to CGI [computer-generated images] being a great movies tool that when you shoot something for real, it looks innovative. This is exactly the approach of Formula 1… shooting real races and real cars and capturing them. It will be a huge challenge, but exciting for me.”

Joseph Kosinski also throws shade at the widespread prevalence of CGI in modern movies, saying that a practically shot movie looks “innovative” these days. Kosinski is also no stranger to working with extensive visual effects, having made his debut with the 2010s tron the legacy, which was almost entirely CG. However, he has since branched out into other genres with films like Oblivion, only the brave, and spider head.

Related: Joseph Kosinski Says Marvel & Star Wars Caused Tron: Legacy Sequel’s Removal

Apple has won a fierce bidding war for Formula 1

“Brad Pitt to headline Joseph Kosinski-directed racing movie” was enough to spark a major bidding war among top Hollywood production houses. In the end, Apple emerged victorious, reportedly shelling out $140 million for Formula One. The film will be produced by Kosinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and seven-time Formula 1 champion Sir Lewis Hamilton.


Formula One is written by Ehren Kruger (Top Gun: Maverick, Scream 3) and stars Brad Pitt as a driver who comes out of retirement to mentor a promising rookie and race alongside him one last time. Formula One looks a lot like a 1990s spiritual sequel thunder dayalso produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott.

Seen how the fast furious can almost be classified as science fiction now, it’s safe to say that the motor racing genre has become underrepresented in Hollywood. Ford versus Ferrari was the last major motorsport film, and it made a moderate profit. Gran Turismo is also in development with Neill Blomkamp, ​​another proponent of hands-on cinema. It looks like adrenaline junkies have a lot to look forward to in the years to come.

Formula One does not yet have a release date but will shoot in 2023. In the meantime, you can discover Kosinski’s latest film, spider head, on Netflix, while Brad Pitt will next appear in High-speed trainpremiering August 5, 2022.

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Library: Walk through a story | Review by Chanhassen https://maxkol.org/library-walk-through-a-story-review-by-chanhassen/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/library-walk-through-a-story-review-by-chanhassen/ Why just read a story with your kids when you can skim through one? Visit the Chanhassen Library every Thursday this summer until August 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a StoryWalk. The pages of a picture book are displayed along a walking path! READING LIST The Reading List Council has announced the […]]]>

Why just read a story with your kids when you can skim through one?

Visit the Chanhassen Library every Thursday this summer until August 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a StoryWalk. The pages of a picture book are displayed along a walking path!

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The Reading List Council has announced the 2022 selections for The Reading List, an annual best-of list made up of different genres of fiction for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to four per genre, was also announced. In the historical fiction genre, the winner was:

“The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris. At the end of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the estate of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle.

“Daughters of Sparta” by Claire Heywood. As princesses of Sparta, Helena and Klytemnestra have known only luxury and abundance. With their high birth and unparalleled beauty, they are the envy of all Greece. But such privilege comes at a price.

“Leonora in the Morning Light” by Michaela Carter. A train carrying exiled German prisoners from a labor camp arrives in southern France. Within moments, word spreads that Nazi capture is imminent and the men flee into the woods, desperate to disappear across the Spanish border.

“The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call of the mysterious estate of Bletchley Park, where Britain’s best minds train to break German military codes.

“Advice for the Hanged Man” by Allison Epstein. During Kit Marlowe’s final year at Cambridge, he is approached by Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster who offers him an unorthodox career opportunity: going undercover to intercept a Catholic plot to put Mary, Queen of Scotland on Elizabeth’s throne.

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Assistance service for master gardeners of the Chanhassen and Chaska libraries: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 18. Bring your yard and gardening questions to the Library Help Desk, staffed by volunteer Carver/Scott County Extension Master Gardeners, who will answer questions and provide current research-based yard and garden information.

Preparation for genealogy site visits on Zoom: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 21. Registration required. This program will give you tips on preparing for a site visit to a historical or genealogical repository – research the repository, update your research online, organize your wish list, and prepare your cemetery kit. The class is taught by Mary Wickersham. This course will be held virtually, login details will be sent closer to the course date. If you cannot make it to class but are interested in the subject, please register. We plan to make a recording of the program available to those who register some time after the program date.

Brain teaser : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. Stop by any location in the library for a new puzzle, game or adult brain teaser to take home every Wednesday this summer. We will publish the answer the following week.

Planting a Seed Meet-Up at the Chaska Library: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 22. Join us and share the progress of your midsummer garden! Master gardeners and other seed enthusiasts will be on hand to answer questions about the evolution of your plants. We will have a short program at 4:30 p.m. with a presentation on troubleshooting common issues gardeners face in the first month of the growing season.

YOUTH EVENTS

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program: Until August 13. Register on www.carverlib.org by following the link to Summer Reading in the “Services” tab. Readers can create their account online in our Beanstack system or from the app. If you have participated in other reading programs, be sure to enroll in the 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program. Book reviews and reading activities can be entered into the library’s online Beanstack system or submitted using the paper forms for a chance to win great incentives such as gift cards and tickets to local attractions.

Bill the Juggler at the Charlson Thun Bandstand in Victoria: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 20. Years ago, young Bill decided he wanted to learn how to juggle, so he read lots of juggling books and practiced! Today, Bill shows off his impressive skills with a little help from the audience in this wacky comedy juggling act!

Art Classes for Teens at Victoria Library: 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, June 20. Registration required. Learn how to merge photography and painting into an incredible composition. Print your snaps on regular printer paper, bring those prints to the library, and we’ll provide the rest for an exciting and unique painting project. 12 years and over.

Online Funday Monday: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 20 on Facebook live. Monday nights are Funday Nights! We will read books, tell stories, sing songs and more.

Preschool STEM Storytime at Chanhassen Library: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 21. Learn about robots, coding, and more during this special STEM storytime for preschoolers!

Squad Car Storytime at Chaska Library: From 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 21. Story time with a Chaska Policeman is fun and it’s your chance to see a police cruiser and ask questions. Intended for children from 2 to 5 years old.

Robotics demonstration at the Chanhassen library: 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 21. Members of local high school robotics teams will present and demonstrate the robots they have created and used in competitions! Come and find out what these robots can do!

STEAM Station: Stay and Explore at Chanhassen Library: From 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 21. Come hang out at various activity stations to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. From 6 years old.

Art classes for teenagers at the Chanhassen library: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday 21. Registration required. Use unexpected tools such as bubble wrap, combs or cardboard to apply paint in interesting ways to the canvas and create new texture in your art with paper, fabric or fiber. For 12-17 year olds.

Storywalk at Victoria Library: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 22. This summer, enjoy a self-guided storytelling walk with your family and take a walk to tell a story.

Lowry Nature Center at Chaska Library: 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 22. Join the Lowry Nature Center as they share “Hawk Mother: The Story of a Red-tailed Hawk Who Hatched Chickens” by Kara Hagedorn. The event will also include a possible raptor visit and a Year of the Bird celebration. The program will be in the plaza in front of the Chaska Library and City Hall. Warning: check www.carverlib.org in case of bad weather.

STORY TIME

No registration is required for the story hours.

Family story time: 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. For all ages, with a focus on children 2 and up. Children, parents and caregivers are invited to share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing and talking.

Story time for toddlers: 10:30 a.m., Monday. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, finger plays and musical moves for this age group. For 18-36 months.

Family story time: 10:30 a.m., Monday. For all ages, with a focus on children 2 and up. Children, parents and educators are invited to come and share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing and discussion.

Storytime for toddlers: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, finger plays and musical moves for this busy age group. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Family story time: 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For all ages, with a focus on children 2 and up. Children, parents and educators are invited to come and share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing and discussion.

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What is Artlist? Everything you need to know about this music licensing platform https://maxkol.org/what-is-artlist-everything-you-need-to-know-about-this-music-licensing-platform/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/what-is-artlist-everything-you-need-to-know-about-this-music-licensing-platform/ During your early days as a YouTuber, social media creator, or podcaster, you probably won’t think too much about the impact of different sounds on your content. But as your expertise grows, you’ll begin to better understand how sound can engage your audience. Creating online content is one of the most in-demand professions on the […]]]>

During your early days as a YouTuber, social media creator, or podcaster, you probably won’t think too much about the impact of different sounds on your content. But as your expertise grows, you’ll begin to better understand how sound can engage your audience.

Creating online content is one of the most in-demand professions on the planet, and finding music and sounds to go along with what you’re doing is easier than ever. We’ve seen several companies offering royalty-free sounds burst onto the scene, and one of the most popular is Artlist.

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So what exactly is Artlist, and what can you use it for? Where can you use it and how much does it cost? Keep reading; we’ll reveal the answers to each of these questions below.

What is Artlist?

List of artists is a platform that lets you download an unlimited amount of music and sound effects for your videos and podcasts. The company was founded in 2016 and looks a bit like Epidemic Sound, another company in this niche you may have heard of.

To use music and sound effects on Artlist, you will need to create an account and pay for a license. We’ll talk more about the monetary side of things later. Once you purchase your authorization, you can download over 12,000 songs and over 60,000 sound effects.


Where can you use music and sound effects from Artlist?

Where you can use the music and sound effects on Artlist depends on the type of license you choose. However, you will find some platforms where it is possible to use these sounds regardless of your membership level. we’ll cover the main ones below.

Youtube

Making videos that stand out is one of the fundamental basics of starting a YouTube channel, and adding music to your content is a great way to do that. The music you use can dramatically change the story you’re trying to tell, and it will also change the emotions your viewers feel when they watch your content.

When you license from Artlist, you can use music and sound effects from your videos, while monetizing your content. Considering the number of songs to choose from and the volume added each month, it will be easier for you to download more original projects.

Podcasts

Podcasts are among the most popular forms of content to consume, and for several good reasons. You can listen to them in multiple situations, including on your daily commute and when you go for your daily walk. They are a great way to increase your knowledge with little effort required.

Naturally, sound is the most crucial aspect of a podcast. Of course, you’ll need to speak clearly and have interesting things to talk about, but you’ll also want to think about how you can give yourself even more of an advantage.

Artlist lets you use its songs and sound effects on multiple podcasting platforms, and like YouTube, you can always monetize your content.

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Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the world, and you can use the service for several purposes; gambling is one of the most common. Like the other platforms already mentioned, understanding how you can keep your users engaged on Twitch is essential if you want to successfully grow a long-term following.


Even if you buy a basic license on Artlist, you can use unlimited amount of music and sound effects on the platform.

instagram

In 2020 and 2021, Instagram has started to raise the bar with a focus on video content. As a result, many creators who previously only focused on photography have expanded their skills to include video.

Instagram reels have become particularly popular, and you can use music and sound effects from Artlist to help your posts stand out. You can also use Artlist for Instagram Stories and regular video content you post to the timeline.

How much does Artlist cost?

Creating an account with Artlist is free, but you can’t use the music and sound effects you see until you purchase a license. Artlist has a tiered pricing structure with two main options, plus another for larger companies.

The most basic Artlist license plan is Personal, which allows you to use content uploaded to the Website on up to one channel for each social media platform to which you have access. For the personal plan, you will have access to all the channels mentioned in the previous section, plus TikTok.

If you want to use this plan, you can purchase an annual subscription which costs $9.99 per month on average over the year. Alternatively, you can purchase a monthly plan for $14.99 per month instead.

You can opt for the Unlimited license subscription if you need something more complex. With this package, you can use Artlist’s music and sound effects on unlimited social media platforms, in addition to client and commercial work.

Unlike the personal plan, you can also use unlimited website licenses. If you buy an annual subscription, the price starts at $16.90 per month.

If none of the above solutions meet your needs, you can purchase a Company subscription. These plans are more specifically tailored to your needs, and you will need to contact the Artlist sales team to negotiate a price.

What can you find on Artlist?

Now that you know where you can use Artlist and how much it costs, let’s talk a little more about what you can find on the platform.

Music

The main reason many creators use Artlist is because of its wide selection of music. You’ll find thousands of songs from multiple genres and for multiple themes, including acoustic, country, and electronic.

You will find a mixture of instrumental tracks and songs with lyrics. Each track is original, so you’ll never run out of ideas.

Sound effects

In addition to music, Artlist is also particularly useful for sound effects. You’ll find a range of effects you can use in your content, including transitions and vehicle sounds.

Having sound effects is especially useful in podcasts because you can use them to paint a picture where the listener doesn’t have access to the videos.

Every content creator can benefit from using Artlist

Artlist is one of many providers of royalty-free music and sound effects, and its offerings have grown significantly since the company was founded. You will have access to new songs and sounds every month, and you can use them to make your content interesting without having to worry about copyrights.

If you’re not sure where to start, consider getting a personal plan if you’re new to online content creation. Then, as your expertise increases, you can upgrade as needed.

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Gin Lee on the highs and lows of his musical journey so far https://maxkol.org/gin-lee-on-the-highs-and-lows-of-his-musical-journey-so-far/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 03:42:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/gin-lee-on-the-highs-and-lows-of-his-musical-journey-so-far/ Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter Gin Lee tells us about her artistic journey in Hong Kong, from arriving here unable to speak Cantonese to her darkest moments in getting to where she is now. FACING THE MUSIC WITH GIN LEE Listen to our playlist here Gin Lee first appeared on Hong Kong television in 2010 after taking part […]]]>

Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter Gin Lee tells us about her artistic journey in Hong Kong, from arriving here unable to speak Cantonese to her darkest moments in getting to where she is now.

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Gin Lee first appeared on Hong Kong television in 2010 after taking part in popular singing competition The Voice 2, when she was immediately recognized for her vocal abilities. “It was my very first time to Hong Kong,” says the sweet-natured, sweet-natured singer-songwriter. “After the competition, I was approached by a few different companies and thought it was a good time to build a career. So in 2011, I officially came to Hong Kong and have been based here ever since. The same year, I signed with a company [BMA Records] and debuted as a Cantopop artist with my debut song “Here I Come”.

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On how she got there, Lee recalls memories with her family, which were equally musical. Lee’s mother was a singer and her father a drummer who also sang. “Both my parents were in bands in the 80s – before karaoke. They were in different bands but, through friends, they met and fell in love.

Lee laughs as he continues. “That’s how my sister and I were born. But after my older sister was born, my parents gave up music and started working. Additionally, karaoke was becoming increasingly popular, replacing live bands and concert halls. Getting married and having children also meant having to earn more money.

It wasn’t until Lee was 16 in high school that his father, who felt the demand for live music was starting to return, suggested he form a band. The new unit, which included Lee, his father, older sister, and a few other friends, started playing together, giving him the experience that started it all. “I gained a lot of experience during this period. I was singing and performing, and my dad was teaching us along the way. How to dress and how to interact with others. It was really hands-on training for us.

After just one year of performing, Lee reached the point in her life where she had to make the big decision about what to study in college. She considered psychology a personal interest, as well as sports, due to her talent as a sprinter – she represented her state in the 100 meters in the Malaysian national championship. However, due to injuries and the surprisingly short careers of professional athletes, Lee decided it wasn’t for her.

“That’s when my dad came in and said, ‘You love singing so much and you have potential, so why don’t you focus on that? “” Thanks to this kind nudge from her father, Lee took her first steps in building a music career and graduated from the International College of Music in Kuala Lumpur with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music and arrangement. She then released an album in Malaysia in 2009 but, looking for a bigger stage to perform on, entered a Taiwanese singing contest, eventually deciding to come to Hong Kong to seek new opportunities.

With no family or friends here, Lee had to adapt to a different culture and learn a new language, not to mention learn to sing songs there. To say the least, the challenge was daunting; nevertheless, she has given herself three years to carve out a musical career here. “I thought I should at least give it a try,” she said. “If I did it, I did it. If I didn’t, I would go home.

Lee spent three months learning Cantonese, watching TV from morning to night, everything from Hong Kong dramas to the news. Finally able to converse in Cantonese, she began appearing on shows. “Sometimes the MC would talk so fast that I couldn’t understand. I had to pretend to know what was going on, so I nodded, said yes, and smiled a lot.

By 2014, his three years had passed and his contract with his record company had not been renewed. Calling it her “dark period”, Lee found herself at a crossroads – should she stay or go? “I waited almost a year and still didn’t have a new recording contract. I was really lost and scared. I started to doubt myself. Is it because I’m not good enough? And without work, I had no money for rent so I also really felt the pressure of everyday life… I didn’t tell my family and just decided to fend for myself.

“I was depressed and I cried every day. Crying as soon as it got dark and until the early morning. Then I would fall asleep, because I hadn’t had any the day before. I would start again the next day. It was depressing. No money, no job and no friends. It was horrible.”

The penny dropped when she realized that it had taken even longer for others to achieve their goals. “When they chased their dreams, it took them maybe 10 years to get recognition or see results. For me it was only three years, so why not keep going? If that’s what I really want do, I should keep trying, so I let go of all self-doubt and decided to go ahead and found the courage to approach different companies on my own.

That’s when Lee, who describes herself as passive and introverted, went into business mode. Learning how to negotiate deals, she prepared answers to questions record labels might ask her, gathering all the contractual terms and control she was looking for.

“I have grown a lot in a short time. I was overcoming my fears and doing things that didn’t come naturally to me. Looking back, I’m grateful for what happened. I now know what it feels like to be scared and helpless. But I was tougher than I thought.

“Now I feel able to say to others: you may be scared right now, but you have to have faith in yourself because there is nothing you cannot overcome.”

Gin Lee

In 2014, Lee signed with Universal Music and went on to release multiple singles and albums, winning awards along the way and performing on her dream stage at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Now, after more than a decade in the Hong Kong music industry, she shares her thoughts on how the industry has evolved over the years.

“Back then, it was more about singing. Make albums and that’s it. People would buy CDs and listen to you. Now, being an artist is much more than singing, or how to sing well. Now you need to increase your perceived value, especially online and on social media. Your audience on social networks is now the indicator of your popularity.

And of course, Lee also had to learn how to play the social media game, take photos and edit videos to post online. “It’s a livelihood. You have to build your career and therefore learn. That said, I’m part of the generation that believes in having a solid foundation in music and singing. From there, you can build everything else. A lot are the other way around. They’re popular and then they learn to sing. You can do it, but I’d rather start by mastering the basics.

Slated for release in mid-July, Lee’s latest album features songs that span a variety of topics and genres, some of which have already been released. They include the powerful ballad “When the Sun Rises,” a duet with Hong Kong legend Jacky Cheung about letting go and moving on; his first official dance track “IDK”, which tackles the reggaeton genre through a mix of Caribbean and Latin rhythms; and her latest single, “Just Right,” a romantic R&B song with a positive message. “The song uses love to say, please keep believing good things are going to happen,” Lee says. “The right thing will happen or the right person will come at the right time.

“My next single will also be of a different genre – electronic rock. People will be able to experience different things on this album, different sides of me, different moods and different stories.

Le French May, postponed this year to June, is also on its program. On June 24 and 25, Lee is performing at the Hong Kong Cultural Center Grand Theater with jazz singer Talie Monin as part of a Hong Kong-France cultural exchange led by composer Leon Ko. with French songs,” she explains. “So I will sing some of these French songs as well as classic Cantonese songs. I will also sing rearranged versions of my own songs for the full experience.

Highlight songs include “Tchin-Tchin”, the French version of Tsai Chin’s “The Forgotten Time” from the film Hellish Affairs and the Cantonese version of “La Vie en Rose” by Danny Chan. This extraordinary musical journey through popular local and French music, accompanied by a musical masterclass, is sponsored by the First Initiative Foundation (FIF), which supports and promotes the arts, music and education.

Lee, whose split from Universal Music was revealed last month, says she would love to explore acting. “In one of my last projects, I played one of the main characters in a mini-movie and I really enjoyed it. I watched a lot of dramas during the pandemic and I feel like ‘Being an actor is very meaningful, especially now that we’re spending more time at home, so I’d like to be there for people, to provide that entertainment.

She also has some words of wisdom for future singers. “I would advise spending more time perfecting the craft. Sure, gadgets can propel you and make you popular, but if you want to call yourself an artist and enjoy a long-term career, you need to spend time practicing, training, and perfecting your craft. In my opinion, there are not too many in Hong Kong with solid foundations in this field. We have hit songs and popular people, but if we talk about live singing, few of them have that high skill level.

“I love to sing and I want to master this craft,” says Lee after all this time in the business. “It’s my art. It’s what I want to do. And I want to do my best at it.

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Author Tranquility Press Announces Publication of Jessie Robertson’s Working Like a Man https://maxkol.org/author-tranquility-press-announces-publication-of-jessie-robertsons-working-like-a-man/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 02:35:31 +0000 https://maxkol.org/author-tranquility-press-announces-publication-of-jessie-robertsons-working-like-a-man/ The popular advertising agency, Author’s Tranquility Press, publishes the revised edition of “Working Like a Man – My Adventures at Cluculz Lake Reflections on Working the Jobs Memoir” by Jessie Robertson. Talented freelance photographer and writer Jessie Robertson is undoubtedly pushing the envelope following the recent adoption of the revised edition of her memoir, Working […]]]>

The popular advertising agency, Author’s Tranquility Press, publishes the revised edition of “Working Like a Man – My Adventures at Cluculz Lake Reflections on Working the Jobs Memoir” by Jessie Robertson.

Talented freelance photographer and writer Jessie Robertson is undoubtedly pushing the envelope following the recent adoption of the revised edition of her memoir, Working Like a Man – My Adventures at Cluculz Lake Reflections on Working the Jobs Memoir, by Author’s Tranquility Press. The agency has published Jessie’s memoir, spanning sixteen years of her life as she seeks to inspire her readers to greatness.

Work Like a Man – My Adventures at Lake Cluculz Reflections on Working Jobs Revised Dissertation chronicles the experiences of Jessie and her entrepreneur husband following their decision to move away from the second boom and rising cost of living in the Okanagan in 1993. It details how Jessie, against all odds, attempted to transform a statuary hobby into a home-based business. as well as working in a sawmill amid the pressure to build a home and a family life.

The memoir is available at Amazonwhere it continued to do surprisingly well with reviews from different categories of readers.

For more information on Work Like a Man – My Adventures at Lake Cluculz Reflections on Working Jobs Revised Dissertation as well as the plethora of works promoted by Author’s Tranquility Press, visit – www.authorstranquilitypress.com.

About Jessie Eldora Robertson

Jessie Eldora Robertson is a freelance photographer and writer, with work published on popular online photography sites, such as Shutterstock, Getty Images/Istock and Dreamstime. As an author, his publications include anthologies to poetry books. She also edited her late husband’s book – finally in 2022: The Body repair man by George L. Phillips and published his own memoir, first revised edition, children’s book titled Run and Hide: Hiding and These are the adventures of little Aria.

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I think CCDs are ALWAYS the best, so I’m selling all my CMOS cameras https://maxkol.org/i-think-ccds-are-always-the-best-so-im-selling-all-my-cmos-cameras/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 16:42:38 +0000 https://maxkol.org/i-think-ccds-are-always-the-best-so-im-selling-all-my-cmos-cameras/ I’ve been thinking about this for a while now… I’ve taken a lot of images on CMOS camera sensors, mostly my whole career actually, as almost every camera in the last 5 years has been fitted with a CMOS sensor. So why do I want CCDs back in my life? It all started with the […]]]>

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now… I’ve taken a lot of images on CMOS camera sensors, mostly my whole career actually, as almost every camera in the last 5 years has been fitted with a CMOS sensor. So why do I want CCDs back in my life?

It all started with the old but golden Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro, based at the time on the Nikon D100 with battery grip. The FinePix S3 Pro took my breath away the first day I took pictures with it, and that was because of its marvelous Fujifilm SuperCCD SR II sensor which was developed by Fujifilm at the time. And the images it provided were fantastic.

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Three images taken with my Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro CCD camera (Image credit: Sebastian Oakley/Digital Camera World)

This marvelous camera, despite its quirks, can still to this day produce stunning images with incredible full range that, in my opinion, simply cannot be captured by the latest CMOS technology today. Take a look at the pictures above and tell me I’m wrong…

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TechNIEks-2022 June 2-4 https://maxkol.org/technieks-2022-june-2-4/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 12:58:01 +0000 https://maxkol.org/technieks-2022-june-2-4/ Mysore/Mysore: National Institute of Engineering (NIE) held an annual three-day techno-cultural festival ‘techNIEks 2022’ from June 2-4 at its premises on Manandavadi Road in the city. Actor Ajai H. Rao will open the festival tomorrow (June 2) at 11 a.m. at the Diamond Jubilee Indoor Sports Complex at the College premises. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) […]]]>

Mysore/Mysore: National Institute of Engineering (NIE) held an annual three-day techno-cultural festival ‘techNIEks 2022’ from June 2-4 at its premises on Manandavadi Road in the city.

Actor Ajai H. Rao will open the festival tomorrow (June 2) at 11 a.m. at the Diamond Jubilee Indoor Sports Complex at the College premises. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Center Manager ES Chakravarthy will be the guest of honour. NIE Management Committee Hon. Secretary SB Udayshankar will chair.

The inauguration will be followed by the national-level band competition “Battle of Bands” at noon, in which musical groups of different genres will participate. The musical program ‘FootLoose’ will take place at 4:30 p.m.

The ‘Kannada Day’ program will take place on June 3 at 11am. Mr. Krishnegowda, Kannada Professor and Humorist Professor, SJCE ECE Professor Dr. Sudarshan Patil Kulkarni, Editor of Sanskrit Daily ‘Sudharma’ and Padma Shri Vidushi KS Jayalakshmi Sampath Kumar Laureate will attend. There will be a nationwide photography contest on the theme ‘Feelings’ which will be followed by cultural broadcasts and artist performances starting at 5:30 p.m.

On June 4 at 11 a.m., there will be a meeting of graduates and an ethnic day. At 5:30 p.m., cultural programs will be followed by a fashion show at 7 p.m. and a performance by artists at 7:45 p.m.

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5 Ways Butch Cassidy Is Paul Newman & Robert Redford’s Best Movie (And 5 Ways It’s The Sting) https://maxkol.org/5-ways-butch-cassidy-is-paul-newman-robert-redfords-best-movie-and-5-ways-its-the-sting/ Mon, 30 May 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/5-ways-butch-cassidy-is-paul-newman-robert-redfords-best-movie-and-5-ways-its-the-sting/ Alongside Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, and Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Paul Newman and Robert Redford are one of the most iconic couples of all time. After the success of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kidthe duo reunited for The bite. RELATED: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid […]]]>

Alongside Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, and Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Paul Newman and Robert Redford are one of the most iconic couples of all time. After the success of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kidthe duo reunited for The bite.

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Both Butch Cassidy and The bite are period films directed by George Roy Hill that are the basis of lighthearted buddy comedies. They are also both considered one of the greatest films ever made, but which is better?

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2 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are the best

It’s the ultimate anti-Western


Butch and Sundance consider jumping off a cliff in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Towards the end of the Western heyday, directors like Sam Peckinpah and Robert Altman drove the final nails into the genre’s coffin with subversive anti-Westerns that challenged familiar tropes. The quirky quirks of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid make it the perfect anti-western.

Butch and Sundance’s story follows the polar opposite of all Western convention. The train robbers are the protagonists, they flee at the first sign of danger and the fate of the protagonists remains ambiguous (but it’s pretty clear that they meet a dark end).

Actors bring William Goldman’s crisp dialogue to life


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William Goldman’s script for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid deconstructs the tropes and lore of the western genre on a deep level, but it’s as light and airy and delightfully entertaining as a classic buddy comedy.

The titular outlaws’ dialogue is written as catchy Seinefeldian repartee. A prime example is their debate over whether or not to jump off the cliff. This dialogue is animated by the electrical chemistry of Newman and Redford.

Conrad Hall’s cinematography is stunning


Butch and Sundance Cross a Canyon in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Landscape photography is a defining characteristic of the Western genre. Since Shane changed the game, cinematographers used westerns as an opportunity to stun their audiences with beautiful frontier vistas.

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Conrad Hall directed some of the genre’s most memorable cinematography while filming on location. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Burt Bacharach’s score is a refreshing change of pace


Butch Cassidy and Etta Place on bikes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Apart from the operatic melodies of Ennio Morricone and other Spaghetti Western composers, Western music tends to be rigidly conventional in a contemporary style. Part of what makes Butch Cassidy one of the definitive works of 60s cinema is the anachronistic 60s sound of Burt Bacharach’s distinctive musical score.

Bacharach is so closely associated with 60s culture that he made appearances in all three Austin Powers movies. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” has become a timeless hit outside of the context of the Butch Cassidy soundtrack (although it is perfectly used in the film as well).

It has one of the most iconic endings in movie history


The latest shot of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The final scene of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of the most iconic endings in movie history. Butch and Sundance realize they’ve reached the end of the road as they’re surrounded by shooters and see no way out.

The film ends with a freeze frame of Butch and Sundance’s last fight. The situation is grim, but there’s a surprisingly hopeful quality to the two best friends dating on their own terms.


1 The sting is the best

It’s a delightfully elegant caper of crime


Robert Redford holding a paper while Paul Newman watches him in The Sting

It’s not necessarily true that the more stylized a film is, the better the end product will be. But some genres, like westerns, are more susceptible to a style injection than others, like kitchen sink dramas.

When it comes to detective films, for example, the sleeker the better. The bite is a delightfully elegant caper with title cards, ragtime ditties, and catchy dialogue.

David S. Ward’s screenplay is always one step ahead of the audience


David S. Ward’s screenplay for The bite is considered one of the most perfectly constructed screenplays ever written. Ward’s meandering storytelling genius is that he runs his own scam on the page — and he’s always one step ahead of the audience.

Based on the book by Daniel Eagan America’s Cinematic Legacy, Ward explained, “One of the keys to storylines about con artists is that viewers want to feel like they’re in on it. They don’t need to know how a scheme works, and they don’t mind having a twist or two, but it’s important that the story features clearly recognizable “good” and “evil” characters. »

Ragtime hits give the score a unique and unforgettable sound


Paul Newman in Sting

Few films have their own tangible musical identity, but it always enhances the experience when they do. The bite has its own unique sound with the anachronistic use of ragtime.

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The most common melody on the soundtrack is “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, which was adapted by Marvin Hamlisch for use in the film. This track gave Hamlisch a top ten chart when he released it as a single.

The cons are devilishly convoluted


The Sting with Paul Newman and Robert Redford

As a film about tricksters, the success of The bite rides on its drawbacks. Unlike many similar crook thrillers, the downsides of The bite are devilishly convoluted – especially the last one.

The disadvantages in The bite are mapped out in great detail and then executed perfectly. Even the things that look like mistakes were meticulously planned from the start.

The Sting saved Newman’s career


Upon its initial release, The bite was a resounding success. The film received 10 Oscar nominations and won seven categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.

Redford received a nod for Best Actor, but it was Newman whose career took the biggest hit. After a series of box office flops, The bite put Newman back on top.

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