• 02:01

    Saturday High Noon

    in Politics

    Local regional news, events and commentary.


    Robert Knight's "Earthwatch" 27 March 2014 program summary:


     Program: Snowden Petition, Fake NSA Reform In series: "Earthwatch with Robert Knight" Version: NSA BAIT AND SWITCH ON OBAMA SURVEILLANCE 'REFORM' Coverage of the Edward Snowden passport petition campaign; NSA 'reform' analysis, Obama's impending 90-day renewal of FISA/FISC, and midterm election motives for Obama's sudden attempt to quell public opposition to being surveilled en masse by the NSA. We examine the latest developments regarding the NSA, bulk phone surveillance, Congressional collaboration, Presidential feints, and fake "reforms" of the ongoing surveillance regime -- including Obama's plan to privatize bulk phone records, and potentially INCREASE NSA cellphone surveillance. AMONG TODAY'S VOICES: Former Presidential daily briefer and CIA analyst RAY McGOVERN, FBI whistleblower COLEEN ROWLEY, and RootsAction founder NORMAN SOLOMON, speaking overnight at a press conference petitioning Attorney General ERIC HOLDER and State Secretary JOHN KERRY (who refused delivery) for the return of the passport of NSA whistleblower and Nobel nominee EDWARD SNOWDEN -- whom we shall also hear -- along with Senate Iintelligence Committee chair and Church committee pioneer PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont. MUSIC CREDITS: The Bell for freedom by Stevie Wonder, Love Song for the NSA by Truthstream, Blurred Lines by Brooklyn's own Shorts Show Comedy Players, 500 Files by Tyrannosaurus Rocks, Obama's Watching Me by Taiwanese Animators, Fascism by Sam Sparro, All You Fascists Bound to Lose by Woody Guthrie, The Times They Are A-Changin' by Merry Clayton, Hello NSA by the Overstatists, and Every Bomb You Drop by Spitting Image.

  • 00:09

    Disney Animator, Mark Henn, is Grateful that God has Blessed him to Live...

    in Movies

    He is one of the longest continuously employed artists at Disney. In over 30 years, his contributions to animation have included several leading Disney characters, mostly heroines. His work includes: Princess Jasmine in "Aladdin," Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," Ariel in "Little Mermaid," Young Simba in "The Lion King" and Mulan in "Mulan". He was also the animator of the 2007 film "Enchanted", and he directed the award-winning short film, "John Henry." Additionally, he was the supervising animator of Princess Tiana in Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." He has been nominated for an Annie award four times: three times for Character Animation for "The Lion King," "Mulan," and "Winnie the Pooh," and once for Short Animated Film Direction for "John Henry." Recently, he served as one of the lead animators, overseeing the development of all of the characters on the Oscar-winning film "Frozen". 


    Emily Belz of World Magazine says that he is a Christian. In an interview, she asked him, "How does your faith play into your work, into character development and storytelling?" He said, "It’s a global impact as well as day-to-day and scene-to-scene. I’m very blessed. … This has been my boyhood dream to be a Disney animator. I’ve seen a lot of change and a lot of ups and downs. I was almost fired at one point. God has been incredibly gracious to allow me to be here, and I feel like this is where I’m supposed to be... God has gotten me through many a tough day and tough scene and tough production schedule. It’s nice to work for a company where the basic values we want to put across in our films are right in line with my faith."
     
    His name is Mark Henn.

  • 02:02

    BLACK ANIMATORS: Cartoons & Culture the Bigger Picture!

    in Current Events

                           SUPER HERO EDITION!!!
    In this special episode of COMMON SENSE CONVERSATIONS; I have the pleasure of sitting down and talking with three great animators; Andre Batts of Urban Style Comics, Wayne Riley HT1 Comics, and Kofi Johnson of Afrikom Media Group. In this episode we will discuss the work of the animator and gain insight as to how they bring our culture into their work.

  • 01:31

    03 - Drawing upon the Force of Mike Mattesi

    in Entertainment

    This week we're talking with Mike Mattesi, the author of the inspiring how-to book "Force, Dynamic Life Drawing For Animators". He's taught at Pixar, Dreamworks and Nickleodeon ... so you know we're gonna ask how cool it must be to do that! 
    Find out what the heck "Force" is about and (more importantly) does it have anything to do with Darth Vader? We can only hope. And you know we'll dive into Mike's inner-geek and get his thoughts on the latest news that Biff has dug up for us!
    LIsten in and enjoy the fun! Check out Mike's  DrawingForce Website and his awesome upcoming classes!!  

  • 00:33

    AVATAR MoCap, Unions, Masters & Shamans – Ed Hooks pt2!

    in Entertainment

    If you didn’t know Ed Hooks before, you will LOVE him after hearing this interview!  In part 2, we cover a lot of ground and there are great insights to the animation industry with Ed’s perspective. Some tidbits: Digital and Live Action are coming together… Be Entrepreneurial. Best advice – think globally… Actors have a license to stare – and see people for what they really are!   
    Are those in the MOCAP suits Actors or not? How should they be paid?  It’s all up for grabs right now. Digital has changed the landscape of payments. Digital and live action are coming together. Animators are having the exact same ideas as actors.
    Be Entrepreneurial. Think globally.  The movie Chico & Rita was produced by a Barcelona Spain company but was actually created by companies in 11 different countries coordinated via Spain. The production model is changing.  It’s as big as when sound entered films! You can work with anyone, anywhere. Ed works all over the world and shares his China experience as a ‘Master’ and how he had to invent again, to break thru the culture walls.
    Then - WHY is that Iron Giant (from the movie) piggy bank in Ed’s closet and why is it his favorite thing in there?  Guilty pleasures, best childhood friends and Shamans.
    Ed Hooks is a 30 year acting professional and has pioneered acting training specifically for animators. His books Acting for Animators and Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films have become standard texts at animation schools all over the world. Learn more at www.EdHooks.com and sign up for Ed’s newsletters.
    VO artist LoveThatRebecca aka Rebecca Michaels Haugh is your host on Love That VoiceOver bringing you a fresh perspective about personalities and projects within the art and artistry behind the microphone....

  • 00:25

    WOODY ALLEN, ANTZ & ED HOOKS - MATCHING PIXELS TO THE HEART!

    in Entertainment

    WOODY ALLEN, ANTZ & ED HOOKS - MATCHING PIXELS TO THE HEART! MEET ED HOOKS, INVENTOR OF ACTING FOR ANIMATORS!
    My acting teach from San Francisco Ed Hooks got dragged in by another acting student to do acting teaching to animators back in 1996  for a “small” animated movie called ANTZ starring Woody Allen …
    ANTZ was only the SECOND computer animated full-length movie made in the US! (Toy Story being the first.  So he tried to teach introverted animators about acting via script work and performance, which totally bombed. Luckily Ed modified his efforts, learned about animation work in order to teach animators, especially when working in computer animation and the 24 frames per second “moment” ; and then he wrote a book about it.  Back in 1996 NO ONE wanted to publish his new book ‘Acting for Animators’ because they didn’t think there was an audience. He was just ahead of his time. It didn’t get published until 2001.
    Ed also has great insights to the VO production and casting handled for animation projects. Some tidbits are: VO Sessions for animation projects… Contacting animation companies – who are not accustomed to actors! 
    Ed Hooks is a theatre professional for 30 years, and has pioneered acting training specifically for animators. His books Acting for Animators and Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films have become standard texts at animation schools all over the world.
    VO artist LoveThatRebecca aka Rebecca Michaels Haugh is your host on Love That VoiceOver bringing you a fresh perspective about personalities and projects within the art and artistry behind the microphone....

  • 00:33

    Community Exchange with host Max Moore

    in Finance


    How to Create More Prosperous Communities


    The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Model


    How did the Centre for Social Innovation get its name, and what does this name mean?


    CSI purchases and renovates office buildings, and leases space to organizations. Why does CSI do this and How? Common characteristics of CSI tenants.


    CSI has been described as a co-working space, community centre, and incubator for people who are changing the world. The Physical Space, Community & Creativity Model.


    CSI goes beyond being a landlord, and works to organize its tenants as a community? What does this mean for the tenants, to rent space in an office building that operates as a community, as well as an office space?


    CSI Programs and Activities 


    - CSI Micro Loans - for CSI member organizations


    - CSIcatalyst.org - crowd funding for social entrepreneurs


    - Community Bonds - contributions and company investments


     - Community Animators to help members with, well, everything


    CSI Model Organization - publications to help set up CSI-type facilities


    www.socialinnovation.org


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  • 00:22

    Milling About at Blue Sky Studio

    in Entertainment

    Milling About visits Blue Sky studio, the creators behind Ice Age, for a behind the scenes tour of the making of Epic, now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Starring the voice talent of Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried and directed by Chris Wedge, Producer John Donkin takes host Robin Milling on a guided tour to the departments that are responsible for making Epic. John says it takes about three years from inception to screen overseeing the creative team for theatrical and home video release. He tells Robin there's nothing more rewarding than when the movie appeals emotionally to parents as well as to kids. They are wary of off-color jokes so Denis Leary, the voice of Diego, had to be wrangled in so his kids could watch.
    Senior Character Technical Director Sabine Heller's job is to put anatomy into the characters about nine months before the animator puts them in motion. With a click of the mouse she makes Nim Galuu smile or move one of his many arms and legs. Sabine says she does her homework learning everything about caterpillar anatomy to see how they actually move. She also takes nature walks around the property and nearby Audubon Center looking for real life inspiration.
    Story artist Warren Leonhardt gets a script, a handful of characters, some of the set and literally acts out a dress rehearsal for the director. Part actor, Warren pitches the scene from the storyboard complete with verbal sound effects.
    The final step is animation led by Senior Animator David Sloss which he describes as puppetry designing each facial or body movement. Video references are shot by the animators acting out the scene for the director to give his

  • 00:42

    MICHAEL Q SCHMIDT GOT TURNED INTO A VIDEO GAME!

    in Social Networking

    Michael was born April 20, 1953 in Whittier, California. He attended the Saint Mary's Catholic School in "uptown" Whittier for 1st through 7th grades. In June of 1966 his family moved to the city of Placentia in Orange County, California, where Michael attended El Dorado. At the time, the school was still under construction and offered only the 7th through 10th grades... making it more than a middle school but less than a high school. At the end of each of the following two years, the school added an upper level class and dropped a lower level. Michael has the unusual honor to have graduated from El Dorado twice... once as an 8th grader in June of 1967, and again 4 years later in June of 1971 as a senior. Michael then attended the California State University at Fullerton, California (then only a State College}.In the late 90s, as the result of a lost bet, Michael began modeling for a local art class. The wager caused him to model one time at Fullerton Community College, but his natural nude ability impressed instructors so that they passed his name along to other teachers. By the end of 1999 Michael was on the model roster at all colleges, universities and art workshops in Southern California.In early 2000 he was contacted by an art director associated with Sony Pictures Imageworks Studios in Culver City, California, and based upon his robust stature and his superior reputation as an art-model, Michael was brought in to work with their CG animators to create the character of The Mountain Troll for the first of the Harry Potter films. This led to Michael's growing body of work as an actor.d his skin for many films and popular television programs.

  • 01:20

    RumRadio Interview with Bob Hayward (The Thirteenth Step)

    in Spirituality

    Robert Hayward was born August 23, 1959, number nine of ten children to parents who were both the original animators for Walt Disney. In 1976 and 1977, he studied at Laguna College of Art and design, earning a scholarship to Carrara, Italy. In 1999, he was commissioned to design and build a monument for a fallen Native Firefighter, The Gregory Pacheco Memorial, in San Diego County, Ca. Robert graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Palomar College in California in 2011 and is a certified CAADAC Drug and Alcohol counselor. He completed his certification as a Trained Intervention Specialist in 2013.
    Robert is Ho-Chunk Indian, Member of The Native American Church Pala/La Jolla Chapter, and inspirational speaker on Indian Reservations and Treatment Centers about spirituality and recovery. He has been mentored by traditional Medicine Men and Roadmen since his youth, and is the author of the bestselling book' The Thirteenth Step', a groundbreaking story on ancient ceremony, spirituality, and recovery, which tells the story of his 26 years of addiction, alcoholism, and miraculous recovery. He is taking over as CEO of 'Sober Ranch' in September of 2013, a 67 acre remote mens drug and alcohol recovery center, utilizing the 12 step program, teachings from the Native American Church, and treating the whole person; mind, body, and spirit, going beyond just removal of the substance and more towards spiritual transformation of the entire being.  soberranch.com  thethirteenthstep.com,  email: goodmedcn@gmail.com  619-890-2743

  • 01:20

    RumRadio Inter view with Bob Hayward (the Thirteenth Step)

    in Spirituality

    Robert Hayward was born August 23, 1959, number nine of ten children to parents who were both the original animators for Walt Disney. In 1976 and 1977, he studied at Laguna College of Art and design, earning a scholarship to Carrara, Italy. In 1999, he was commissioned to design and build a monument for a fallen Native Firefighter, The Gregory Pacheco Memorial, in San Diego County, Ca. Robert graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Palomar College in California in 2011 and is a certified CAADAC Drug and Alcohol counselor. He completed his certification as a Trained Intervention Specialist in 2013.
    Robert is Ho-Chunk Indian, Member of The Native American Church Pala/La Jolla Chapter, and inspirational speaker on Indian Reservations and Treatment Centers about spirituality and recovery. He has been mentored by traditional Medicine Men and Roadmen since his youth, and is the author of the bestselling book' The Thirteenth Step', a groundbreaking story on ancient ceremony, spirituality, and recovery, which tells the story of his 26 years of addiction, alcoholism, and miraculous recovery. He is taking over as CEO of 'Sober Ranch' in September of 2013, a 67 acre remote mens drug and alcohol recovery center, utilizing the 12 step program, teachings from the Native American Church, and treating the whole person; mind, body, and spirit, going beyond just removal of the substance and more towards spiritual transformation of the entire being.  soberranch.com  thethirteenthstep.com,  email: goodmedcn@gmail.com  619-890-2743

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