Vimeo Staff Pick: Based on a documentary theater piece, DYLAN…



Vimeo Staff Pick: Based on a documentary theater piece, DYLAN truly rides the line of documentary and narrative genres. Performed with incredible honesty and dramatic skill, Becca Blackwell unforgettably portrays a young man exploring his identity as he finds himself immersed in a new community. DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: I began the process of making this film nearly ten years ago when I wrote the script as part of a writer’s workshop taught by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, who were known for creating “The Exonerated.” The workshop was specifically focused on documentary theater writing, which was a format I knew very little about but immediately fell in love with. We were tasked to interview someone whose story seemed interesting, and through a very detailed and specific method would eventually edit these interviews into a documentary theater piece. After thinking for a bit, I decided to approach my friend Dylan Winn Garner, a friend whom I had known since childhood. As a child I had known Dylan as Emily, but had little bits of exposure to his transition which had occurred in the not too recent past. I reached out to Dylan who was willing to participate and we did a phone interview. The interview lasted for over two hours, and we discussed just about every detail of his life from early childhood on. His friendships, his relationships, and his exploration of self-identity. After the interview was over, I transcribed every last detail - every time he cleared his throat or stuttered. This was a key part of the writing process and ultimately what I believe made the final product feel so real. After editing the interview down throughout the workshop, I completed the writing piece but didn’t know what to do with it. It wasn’t placed in a location of any sort and had no life beyond the words on a page. I put it aside, but never quite forgot about it. Nearly ten years later I decided I was ready to make something out of it. I pulled out the story and began working it into a script. I gave it a setting that I felt would be appropriate - a trip to Coney Island at dawn. I had always imagined that Dylan would actually be removing layers of clothing throughout the piece to signify the removal of emotional baggage needed in order to go through the process of self-discovery. Swimming was the perfect ending because it represented the freedom that Dylan had finally achieved. I also spoke with Dylan who gave me permission to film the piece and told me that he loved the idea of going swimming at the end because he was always drawn to the water. Casting Dylan was going to be a challenge and I didn’t really know where to begin. My first instinct was to cast a man in the role but was not sure if that was really the correct choice. Through a friend of a friend I was introduced to Becca Blackwell, an incredible transgender performer out of NYC. When speaking to Becca, we discussed casting the role and they told me that if there was one thing a man could never understand, it was what it was like to want to be a man. That statement resonated with me. Becca is a superb actor who took this role and performance very seriously. Of course filming at Coney Island at dawn, travelling from the subway to the beach and all on steadycam was not an easy task. It took an amazing DP, steadycam operator, sound mixer and performer all working in sync in order to pull it off. Because the sun rose so quickly we could only get 2-3 takes max before we had to move on to the next set up. We filmed for 3 hours for two mornings in a row to get everything we needed. Everyone was incredible in making it happen and above all, Becca gave an amazing performance. I hope in watching this film the viewer can feel how real and honest this story is, and I hope that the message of self-discovery and acceptance will be embraced by all different communities. FULL CREDITS: Dylan: Becca Blackwell Based on an Interview with Dylan Winn Garner Writer/Director: Elizabeth Rohrbaugh Executive Producer: Britt Myers Producers: Melissa Kelly Steve Simmons Production Company: Outer Borough Pictures DP: Kat Westergaard Steadycam Operator: Yousheng Tang First AC: James Madrid Gaffers: Rich Auth Crawford Watson Grip: Noam Benamy Makara Nkhereanye SFX Makeup: Beatrice Sniper Production Sound: Olu Poisson Editor: Elizabeth Rohrbaugh Re-recording Mixer: Ian Stynes Jay Culliton Titles & GFX: Daniel Heffernan Production Assistants: Natalie Gavilanes Elson Pickering MUSIC “My Only Friend” Performed by The Poison Tree Written By Steve Salett “Letting Go” Performed by Dreams Of June Written By Amanda diviner and Adam Bishop “Red Sails In The Sunset” Performed by The Platters Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

SOURCE: http://motioncollector.com/post/122974947103

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ESSE「家族5人で食費2万円」特集が炎上 「生活じゃなくて生存」「節約じゃなく貧困」

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節約上手じゃなく普通に貧困です。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260488.html

水中に響き渡る潜水艦のソナー音(※音声注意)

潜水艦のソナーの音


 バハマ諸島でダイバーが初めて水中で遭遇した潜水艦のソナー音だそうだ。

 ソナーは水中を伝播する音波を用いて、水中・水底の物体に関する位置情報を得る装置で、戦時中は、敵潜水艦を発見するために多く使用されていた。

 この潜水艦の放ったソナーは、ピキューンと張りつめた高音を海に響き渡らせていたようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52292684.html

名古屋市・名東区役所で事件 生活保護担当職員が60歳代男に何度も刺され緊急搬送、現地騒然

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14日午前11時半頃、名古屋市名東区上社の名東区役所内で、40歳代の男性職員が60歳代の男に背中を包丁で複数回刺された。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260520.html

玉川徹氏、高速道路で畳が直撃の過失「6:4」に納得できず 「これ0だと思いますよね」

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「羽鳥慎一モーニングショー」(月~金曜・前8時)では、高速道路を走行中のトラックに積まれた畳が落下し、後続の車両のフロントガラスに直撃した様子を、ドライブレコーダーの映像を交え報じた。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260502.html

【動画】 養鶏場でクマ大暴れ、しかし猟友会は銃を持たず手ぶら・・ あの騒動のせいで「素手で立ち向かうしかない」

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北海道内でクマの出没が相次いでいます。砂川市の養鶏場では小屋が荒らされる被害がありました。通常は銃を持って警戒にあたる猟友会ですが、銃なしでの対応を余儀なくされています。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260469.html

事故で母親を失くしたウォンバットの赤ちゃん、危機乗り越え元気になったよ!(オーストラリア)

孤児となったウォンバット

救出されたウォンバットの赤ちゃん image credit:crazy_wombat_lady/Instagram

 オーストラリアの首都特別地域で負傷や病気、または孤児になった在来の野生生物を救助し、リハビリを提供する非営利団体組織『ACT Wildlife』に、今年3月小さなウォンバットの赤ちゃんが搬送された。

 交通事故で死亡した母親の袋の中から救出され、一時は生存が危ぶまれるほど弱っていたウォンバットの赤ちゃんは、獣医師の治療とボランティアスタッフらの献身的な世話のおかげで危機を乗り越え、現在すくすく元気に育っており、いずれは野生に戻される予定だという。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52292650.html

【動画】 島根・江の川が氾濫 冠水した現地の様子

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14日午前9時30分、島根県の江の川下流に河川氾濫発生情報が発表された。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260461.html

EXIT兼近の父親がリフォーム工事をめぐり裁判沙汰 「自分のバックにはヤクザの不動産屋がついている」

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「兼近さんのような悪徳業者とは、徹底的に戦います。楽しみにしていたマイホームをズタズタにされたんですから」
そう怒りを露わにするのは、40代の主婦・Aさん・・


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260437.html

唐田えりか「このまま引退はない。悔しすぎる」 姉が復帰への執念を激白

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「7月11日には映画の宣伝のため、長澤まさみと東出昌大がバラエティ番組にも出演しました。東出がドッキリを仕掛けられるという内容でしたが、番組では屈託のない笑顔も見せていました」・・


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260427.html

マスクを着用したり、社会的距離を取るのが面倒?それは作業記憶が劣っているからかもしれない(米研究)

作業記憶と社会的距離の実行、マスク着用の関連性

作業記憶と社会的距離の実行、マスク着用の関連性 / Pixabay

 マスクの着用、社会的距離の実行は、ポストコロナ社会における必要不可欠なものとなった。とは言え、これまでの習慣を捨て、新たな習慣を作るのは大変だ。

 外出のたびにマスクを着用したり、他人と距離を取ったりするのは面倒で、ついおざなりになってしまうというあなた。もしかしたらそれは、作業記憶(ワーキングメモリ)が関係しているかもしれない。

 米カリフォルニア大学リバーサイド校の心理学者が『PNAS』(7月10日付)に掲載した研究によると、作業記憶が優れた人ほど、社会的距離のメリットに意識が向きやすく、それを実行し、習慣化できる傾向にあるのだそうだ。逆に言えば、作業記憶が優れていない人ほど、習慣化が難しいということになる。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52292720.html