–By Richela Fabian Morgan
Project #1: Spider Web Door Sign
Materials: black, orange, and gold duct tape, oversized sheet of paper (ideally 18″ x 24″), parchment paper.
Tools: pencil, ruler, scissors, white grease pencil
1. Fold the oversized sheet of paper in half lengthwise, then fold in half crosswise. From the folded corner, draw a diagonal line to the opposite corner. You should now have two triangles. From the same corner, draw two more diagonal lines, dividing each triangle in half.
2. Starting at the bottom left corner, draw slightly U shaped line upward, connecting to the left end of the diagonal line above it. From this point, draw another U shaped line to the next diagonal line, and repeat until you reach the top right corner of the folded paper.
3. Starting approximately 2″ inward from the bottom left corner, repeat step #2.
4. Starting approximately 4″ inward from the bottom left corner, repeat step #2. You should now have 1/4 of a spider web pattern.
5. Carefully cut out the top two lines of the web pattern, cutting each drawn line approximately 1/4″ thick. Leave the middle part intact. Unfold the paper. This is the web template. Set aside.
Audiences choose Nathan Apffel’s THE LONGEST JOURNEY as both Best of the Festival and Best Documentary Feature Film
Bo Brinkman’s LAST MAN CLUB is Best Narrative Feature (Domestic) and Olivier Ringer’s BIRDS OF PASSAGE is Best Narrative Feature (Foreign)
Chris Noth was honored on Friday evening with LCFF’s Shining Star Award
Photos (Left to Right): Chris Noth, Nathan Apffel & Sharon Shaffer (Photos by Lisa Dirkmaat)
Carlsbad, CA (October 18, 2016) – The 4th Annual La Costa Film Festival announced their filmmaker awards on Saturday, October 15 at the renowned Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Nathan Apffel’s THE LONGEST JOURNEY was the big winner of the evening, taking home the Audience Awards for both Best Documentary Feature Film, as well as Best of the Festival. Bo Brinkman’s LAST MAN CLUB was chosen by La Costa FF audiences as Best Narrative Feature Film (Domestic), and Olivier Ringer’s BIRDS OF PASSAGE received the Audience nod as Best Narrative Feature (Foreign). The Closing Night Star Awards Gala presentations were preceded by the featured screening of Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson’s CLAIRE IN MOTION, with star Betsy Brandt in attendance. Continue reading “The 2016 La Costa Film Festival announces Filmmaker Awards for the 4th edition of the film festival”
The team of Kahaani is back with Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh !
Director Sujoy Ghosh reunites with powerhouse performer Vidya Balan, yet again for the second installment of the Kahaani franchise, also starring Arjun Rampal .
Essaying the role of the 36 year old , Durga Rani Singh, Vidya Balan is wanted for kidnapping and murder in this suspense thriller .
Produced by Kushal Kantilal Gada, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada , Aksshay Jayantilal Gada and Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh , directed by Sujoy Ghosh and presented by Jayantilal Gada will be released by Eros international in the overseas markets on 2nd December 2016.
The rock-orchestra love child exceeded audience expectations on October 7 with a face-melting fusion of classical and modern sounds
TORONTO: This past long weekend, the Monster Rock Orchestra (MRO) concert dominated Yonge-Dundas Square, lighting up the night with a free, face-melting laser show. Energetic performances by the Mississauga Pops Concert Band and Last Bullet, a Canadian rock band, provided a spectacular opening for the signature act, the Monster Rock Orchestra, where the sounds of an orchestra and a rock band melded together to showcase hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. Continue reading “Monster Rock Orchestra took over Yonge-Dundas Square for fantastic 5th annual show”
A film with a thought provoking message and global resonance keeps the audience enthralled
TORONTO, CANADA (October 15, 2016): Hundreds of cinemagoers descended on Brampton’s Cineplex Orion Gate Cinemas to catch a glimpse of the stars walking the red carpet and watch the world premiere of the Canadian film Knot Not! Directed by Indo-Canadian director Brinda Muralidhar, the movie, that explores a deep social issue with a global resonance, drew a full house, with the cast and crew in attendance.
The screening took place on October 13 at the Cineplex Orion Gates in Brampton and began with a red carpet celebrity walk and a Q&A session attended by a prominent audience mix. It was followed by a brief introduction of the director followed by the world premiere screening. A brief Q&A took place after the screening, after which the audience got the opportunity to wine and dine with the stars at the after-party. Continue reading “KNOT NOT! RED CARPET PREMIERE DRAWS A FULL HOUSE”
Brazil, in a spectacular display of dexterity dominated the match from the very beginning, winning the coveted BRICS U-17 Football trophy by five goals to one. Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar presented the winning team with the Gold medals and the coveted BRICS U-17 Football Trophy. The Silver and the Bronze medals were presented to South Africa and Russia respectively by Union Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Shri Vijay Goel, and Goa Governor Smt. Mridula Sinha.
The finals culminated in a breathtaking display of dance and music in a colourful closing ceremony. The theme of the ceremony was based on Five elements- Five countries. The ceremony endeavoured to portray the essence of the collective power of the Five elements (Fire, Water, Air, earth & Space), symbolizing the collective strength of the BRICS nations.
The vedic rishis were the masters of physical and the spiritual, super beings who controlled prakriti and all its manifestations. The physical body comprising of the five mahabhutas (elements) had been completely mastered by them.
From the masters of the vedic era to the present-day doctors of modern and alternative medicine, all are engaged in finding a solution to somehow stop, or at least, slow down the body clock. Many on realizing that they are ageing, lose their mental balance. A lot accept it as the inevitable. Some get stressed and fearful, and it is these vulnerable people who fall prey to business-minded companies selling anti-ageing creams, tonics, rejuvenating serums which at best camouflage the symptoms, addressing just the periphery while the core goes unnoticed. With time, the core emerges revealing the facts, but by then the precious years have been lost and the damage is now irreversible. Continue reading “Anti Ageing- Arrest Ageing Naturally!”
Known for his powerhouse performances, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is all set to turn a new leaf as the makers of Munna Michael introduce him in a never-seen-before avatar. Redefining cool and bringing on the swagger, Nawaz, equipped with a new hairdo, pierced ears, sunglasses and a leather jacket recently shot for a highlight song, which opens the film.
Talking about what drew him to Munna Michael says Nawazuddin, “I’m tired of the intensity. Bus ho gaya maar-dhaad aur khoon. There’s a lot of romance, apart from the dancing, in this film. Sabbir makes commercial films but he’s focused on detailing, doesn’t overdo things on the set and wants the film to look realistic. I like it when directors don’t play to the galleries”. Continue reading “Meet Munna Michael’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui- version 2.0 “
—By Kris Trudeau
When the Robots We Create Become Determined to Destroy Us
NEW TECHNO-THRILLER WEAVES ELEMENTS OF TIME TRAVEL, MYSTERY, & ROMANCE
In 2097, the missing link to true Artificial Intelligence is discovered when conventional robots are programmed with human personalities and feelings, giving them the desire to “be.” These freethinking, independent robots struggle to understand their own existence and soon discover a dislike for the inefficiencies and materialism of human society. Quietly, they strive to free their race from human constraints and their population explosion goes unnoticed until it’s too late. Now, a team must travel 80 years into the past to enlist the help of Owen Taylor, claiming he’s the sole person who possesses the knowledge that can help.
In her debut novel TimeShift, Kris Trudeau has created a gripping journey of suspense, drama and sci-fi action spanning 900 years in 185 days. Four interconnected storylines turn up the heat in this futuristic mystery techno-thriller.
- The many strong female characters in TimeShift and society’s growing appreciation for strong female characters in general
- Dangers our society faces by becoming too reliant on technology, especially in regards to the development of artificial intelligence
- The many ethical and moral issues surrounding the usage of intelligent robots
- Her advice to women interested in creating a career path for themselves in web design or other STEM fields
- How the various parts of Canada that she calls home have inspired her writing
“One of my favorite themes in TimeShift is the warning about ‘innovation at all costs,’” says Trudeau. “The expansion of human intelligence and innovation is growing at blinding pace and does not always wait for ethical debate and most importantly, law-making to catch up. For the most part, anybody can research, invent or make advancements in their field of interest. If personal motivations drive these activities, be it human curiosity, the profit-seeking of an investor, or a desire to leave one’s ‘mark’ on humanity, the debate of ethics and even necessity can fall by the wayside. The result is that advancements are made in areas like genetics, deadly viruses, and weaponry, and when ethical debate is regarded as merely opinion, it may only be a matter of time before we create something that we can’t fully control.”
Kris Trudeau lives in on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The completion of her debut novel, TimeShift, marks the end of a six-year journey that began in Winnipeg, Manitoba from where she originally hails. Owner of a website development and graphic design firm, Trudeau spends her days helping organizations across Canada grow their businesses. Writing became a passion for Trudeau in the last decade both in business and for leisure. For fiction, she finds the creative process to be a fascinating, magical experience and is looking forward to exploring several ideas for future stories.
For more information about TimeShift visit www.TimeShift-Novel.com