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New Spy Novel Audio: “Passport To Oblivion” Starring George Lazenby

George LazenbyAn audio spy adventure based on a series of internationally bestselling books (published in 19 languages) by James Leasor, ‘Passport to Oblivion’ features an all-star cast that also includes Glynis Barber, Nickolas Grace, Michael Brandon and Terence Stamp as ‘C’ the Head of MI6.

‘Passport to Oblivion’ is the first of 10 planned audio recordings by award-winning Spiteful Puppet and based on books first published in the 1960s. The novels, which sold in their millions, have a worldwide fan base. This is the first time they have been adapted as audio dramas.

To order: https://spitefulpuppet.com/double-o-session-3/

To read more: https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/audio-book-passport-to-oblivion-preview

Art Videos: “Édouard Manet and the Illusion of Effortlessness” (The Frick Collection NYC)

Claude Monet once remarked that Manet “always wanted his painting to look as if done at the first attempt,” but the truth was more complicated. Manet went to great lengths to perfect his work and even greater lengths to conceal the effort involved. From his earliest oil paintings to his late watercolors, this lecture contrasts Manet’s cultivation of a reputation for effortlessness with the arduous reality of his practice.

ÉDOUARD MANET AND THE ILLUSION OF EFFORTLESSNESS (THE FRICK COLLECTION NYC)

Emily A. Beeny, Associate Curator of Drawings, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Top New Travel Videos: “Postcard From West Papua” By Kevin Sempe

Directed by Kevin SEMPE

A film by CINEMARINE / FOXROAD FILMS
Produced by AQUA LUNG
Starring Emilie JUMEAUX, Kevin SEMPE
Additional Images Steven MENDE, Abdurrahman COSAR

Postcard From West Papua Travel Video by Kevin Sempe 2019

Special thanks to PAPUA EXPLORERS\

A quick recollection of a shoot in West Papu, through different places in Raja Ampat.

Postcard From West Papua Travel Video by Kevin Sempe 2019

Website: http://www.foxroadfilms.com/

New Travel Videos: “Canada’s Wild Rivers – Into Water” In 360 Degrees (National Geographic)

For best 360 viewing experience on a phone, watch in the YouTube mobile app.

In the third installment of National Geographic’s “Into Water” 360 series, canoe through the sprawling Canadian wilderness with freshwater ecologist and National Geographic Explorer Dalal Hanna. She researches Quebec’s extensive freshwater systems, collecting samples from streams, rivers and lakes to assess ecosystem health, with the aim of protecting these precious resources. “Into Water: Canada” is the third stop on an around the world 360 tour that documents the work of female Explorers who’ve dedicated their careers to water related issues.

National Geographic Canada's Wild Rivers - 360 Into Water

 

Top Photographers: Matt Jacobs’ Award-Winning Cinematic Artistry

Matt Jacobs PhotographyHis work has been exhibited in art galleries in London’s Mayfair and his photographs hang in countless homes in countries and continents around the world.

In 2014 he won the Panasonic Lumix Videographer Of The Year for his underwater film Red Sea.

Matt Jacobs Photography

Matt has been around cameras all his life due his father’s photographic passion.His images are strong, bold and with an attitude and style that pulls the viewer into the scene. He is influenced more by cinematographers and directors rather than photographers and as  such his images have an almost cinematic feel to them.

Website: http://www.narcosispictures.com/

Top Timelapse Videos: “World Way – The City Of LAX” By Chris Pritchard Is “Visually Breathtaking”

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Chris Pritchard

Partners –
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board – discoverla.com
Los Angeles World Airports – flylax.com
American Airlines – aa.com
H Hotel Los Angeles – hhotellosangeles.com
Star Alliance Lounge LAX

Worldway The City Of LAX Timelapse Video by Chris Pritchard 2019

The impetus for “WORLD WAY: The City of LAX” was born in 2013 as I sat on a rooftop in El Segundo, waiting for a shoot to begin and looking out over LA. The incoming planes looked like a highway, evenly spaced and spread across multiple lanes. This led my eye to the end of their path – LAX. I realized I had a fully unobstructed view of the airport, and immediately started capturing timelapses of it. I became fascinated with the many layers of movement that were visible – planes taking off and landing, planes taxiing, ground support equipment moving on the ramp and throughout the airport, passenger vehicles on World Way, passengers on foot outside and inside the airport – all moving at their own unique pace. It made me realize that LAX is a city unto itself, with so many moving pieces and individual people all doing their part to keep it moving. Despite its struggles, it is a logistical and modern marvel. I wanted to show it in a way it had never been seen.

Worldway The City Of LAX Timelapse Video by Chris Pritchard 2019

In 2016, I was able to bring this project to life with help from the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, Los Angeles World Airports, and a group of talented shooters. We set out to capture these layers of movement in a way that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and from vantage points that few get to experience. It’s been a long journey from then until now, but was very much worth it. Getting to experience every aspect of LAX as a non-traveler, and having the opportunity to work with so many people who help keep it operating has given me a new perspective on this place.

Worldway The City Of LAX Timelapse Video by Chris Pritchard 2019

More info about the film is available on my blog at: chrispzero.com/blog/2019/11/19/world-way-the-city-of-lax/

Global Economics: “The Trade War Explained” (The Economist Video)

America and China are edging closer to signing a deal in the trade war. But that won’t mark the end—the issues at the heart of the conflict will be very difficult to resolve.

The world’s leading superpowers are locking horns. Over the past 16 months America and China have been trading blows through tariffs on goods. The impact is being felt on industries worldwide. But what is the story behind the America-China trade war? So the trade war, what have you guys been looking at? The US doesn’t like that China is growing so fast and set to overtake America as the biggest economy in the world if it hasn’t already by certain measures. Basically China and the US are caught in this race of imposing tariffs on each other so the US slaps a high tariff on certain products then China retaliates.

Read more here: https://econ.st/2qQItl6

Top New Travel Videos: “Vancouver Crossing” Directed By Wilkim Tan

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Wilkim Tan

Vancouver Crossing is a short travel film that sends you on a journey of discovery as you cross through and experience Vancouver’s many unique aspects.

Vancouver Crossing Travel Video by Wilkim Tan 2019

From the beautiful trails of North Vancouver to North America’s largest food market in Richmond, Vancouver Crossing intertwines them together to show the contrast between Vancouver’s bustling urban landscape and it’s scenic nature hikes.

Credits:
Song: “Bloodflow” by Grandbrothers

Vancouver Crossing Travel Video by Wilkim Tan 2019

Website: https://vimeo.com/wilkimtan

Book Review Podcasts: Nicholas Buccola (“The Fire Is Upon Us”) Discusses A Great Intellectual Debate In 1965 (NY Times)

The Fire Is Upon Us Nicholas BuccolaIn 1965, James Baldwin, by then internationally famous, faced off against William F. Buckley Jr., one of the leading voices of American conservatism, in a debate hosted by the Cambridge Union in England. The debate proposition before the house was: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.”

Nicholas Buccola’s “The Fire Is Upon Us” tells the story of that intellectual prizefight as well as the larger story of Buckley’s and Baldwin’s lives.

 

Museum Events: The Huntington Library Builds Centennial Float For 2020 Rose Parade (Timelapse Video)

For the first time in 50 years, The Huntington will join Pasadena’s world-famous Rose Parade® with a spectacular float, themed “Cultivating Curiosity,” to capture the spirit of The Huntington’s Centennial Celebration and highlight the institution’s rare research materials, inspiring art collections, and enchanting botanical gardens that have made it a beloved destination that welcomes 750,000 visitors each year.

Website: https://www.huntington.org/centennial