omplete QPORIT: February 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

 

PITCH For Pi-DAY - We're making a Virtual Reality Video!


We will be shooting a fictional, narrative Virtual Reality Video, “PITCH For Pi-DAY”, this weekend (2018, Feb 23-25), in NYC, with a dress rehearsal on Wednesday (2/21).

This is a 5 min (no-pay, non-union) VR video, shot with the VUZE & LucidCam, and also shot for standard video.

Synopsis: “PITCH for PI-DAY” -- An aggressive, ambitious entrepreneur pitches a high-tech, comprehensive healthcare solution to a venture capital investor at a Pitch Fest: Successful pitches may get $$$ and will be invited to pitch to a large audience of potential $$$$$$ investors on Pi-Day (3/14). But it's not an easy pitch!

Beyond this video, I am building a team for making fictional, documentary, and commercial XR videos.   (XR = VR + AR + MR with AI and interactivity & …) 

In addition to XR video production, I am also interested in developing software to support live XR streaming, as well as archived XR video discovery and hosting.

I have a fine cast! I could use (and would greatly appreciate!) help in any of the following areas for this weekend’s video (and beyond, as we build a team):

              Line producer / assistant director / equipment monitor
              Someone to run any sudden errands that may be needed
              Set designer / set dresser
              Assistant Videographer (we’re wrangling multiple cameras!)
              VR video editor (PP After Effects & Mettle)
              Standard video editor

              Also
                            Sound engineer / editor
                            Assistant producer for post-completion promotions

If you are in NY and would like to join the team for this weekend’s shoot, please e-mail me at


qporit.casting@gmail.com.


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Sunday, February 18, 2018

 

RETURNING TV SERIES


THE AMERICANS
Returns March 28 on FX

This terrific series, starring Keri Russell, describes Russian operatives in the Reagan era. If you've been following this series, nothing in recent news should be a big surprise, but the series may illuminate how scary the operations you do not read about may be.


DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
Returns Feb 28 on ABC

We will have to see what happens after the deadly climax to the last episode.


SILICON VALLEY
Returns March 25 on HBO

This hilarious show describes the real world of tech entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. Kumail Nanjiani (who made "The Big Sick" in his spare time) was one of the "Variety Ten Actors To Watch" at the Hampton's International Film Festival in October. Even more than on Silicon Valley, in person he is brilliantly intelligent and funny.


MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Season 4 (10 episodes) was just released, Feb 16, on Amazon.

An amusing series, especially for lovers of music.


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Friday, February 02, 2018

 

TWO CELEBRATIONS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN - AT 100.


This year marks the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth.  The music he wrote and conducted, and the musical legacy of his programs for young people, and his many other contributions to the development of the American music scene continue to reverberate.

This year there will be many celebrations of his work:


Sharon Roffman
Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony
THE BERNSTEIN SERENADE, After Plato's Symposium

UPDATE - RAVE REVIEW
https://kcmetropolis.org/article/a-century-of-bernstein-begins/

Tonight and this weekend, Sharon Roffman is performing Bernstein's SERENADE, After Plato's Symposium, with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Stern (whose father, Isaac Stern, premiered the piece in its original, first performance)!

link:
KANSAS CITY ORCHESTRA Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
http://tickets.kcsymphony.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=11598



Sharon has created a website to illuminate the piece:

link:
THE BERNSTEIN SERENADE, After Plato's Symposium
http://sharonroffman.com/bernsteinserenade/
http://sharonroffman.com




The Thurnauer School of Music
BERNSTEIN CELEBRATION
The GIFT OF MUSIC - 2018

The Thurnauer School of Music, at the Kaplen JCC On The Palisades, is devoting their annual charity event for music scholarships, The Gift of Music Gala, to a celebration of Bernstein's music, with performances by their noted children's choir and singer Naomi Louisa O'Connell. It will be a family event, on Sunday Feb 11.

link:
GIFT OF MUSIC - 2018
https://www.wizevents.com/register/landing.php?id=5676
http://www.jccotp.org/thurnauer


link:
LEONARD BERNSTEIN ON WIkIPEDIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Bernstein



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