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Friday, 23 October 2020

10 things to remember when dealing with other people - a list without irony

1) Unorganised people are simply creative and open to the spirit of the moment

2) Whilst organised people are bureaucratic dictators stifling innovation

3) My phone always goes to voicemail but you need to always answer your phone

4) People who think the market always delivers the best solution aren't very observant

5) In a meeting most attendees won't have read the papers

6) Most people's planning horizon is four weeks ahead - apart from their holidays

7) I may not always reply to your messages but you need to reply to all of mine immediately

8) When people say the regulations require X they can rarely cite the clause that says that

9) And the regulations mostly call for reasonable endeavors rather than specific actions

10) When you are talking to others they're mostly thinking about what they want to say next

Friday, 16 October 2020

9min 22sec movies #Insider clip - How Bodysuits Are Designed To Look Realistic In Movies & TV


 found via a boingboing email 

text from youtube "Bodysuits let actors go through physical transformations that they couldn’t easily make on their own, from gaining weight to gaining muscle to being pregnant. Bodysuits don’t have to look very realistic if they are covered by clothes, but if the actor’s stomach or chest is exposed, then they will have to trick the viewers. For “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” legendary special makeup effects artist Kevin Yagher of Kevin Yagher Productions Inc. created muscle and fat suits for actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. To make the muscle suits look real, Yagher and his team sculpted subtle veins and used an airbrush to paint on skin details like pores. They used silicone for the skin, as the material is translucent the same way human skin is, and foam latex underneath to help it move like a real body. Meanwhile, a realistic fat suit needs some jiggle to it. After working on the Nicolas Cage movie “Adaptation,” Yagher learned that stuffing a fake paunch with beads is the best way to make it bounce. Thank you to Kevin Yagher for speaking with us and providing us footage and photos!"