Streetlight Harmonies New Doc Traces History Of DooWop

first_imgNews Twitter Email New documentary film captures the history of the storied genre, with interviews from Brian Wilson, the Drifters’ Charlie Thomas, Lance Bass, and moreRenée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 24, 2017 – 3:14 pm The two best reasons to get into singing doo-wop? A sense of camaraderie and attention from the ladies, at least according to doo-wop singers such as the Drifters’ Charlie Thomas in a new documentary called Streetlight Harmonies.”The main thing was all the girls used to come to the best group. And we were the best group … they used to come and crowd and load up our corner,” said Thomas. “That was the most marvelous [part].”The documentary, which is directed by Brent Wilson, chronicles the history of doo-wop and some of its most famous singers from early street corners serenaders through successful ’60s girls groups, and how it impacts modern day music. Artists featured in the film include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, “Little” Anthony Gourdine, N’Sync’s Lance Bass, and the Crystals’ La La Brooks.The film will premiere Nov. 14 during the Doc NYC festival in New York.Renée Zellweger To Play Hollywood Icon Judy Garland In New Film ‘Streetlight Harmonies’: New Doc Traces History Of Doo-Wop Facebook Relive Doo-Wop History In ‘Streetlight Harmonies’ streetlight-harmonies-new-doc-traces-history-doo-woplast_img read more

Captain Marvel punches out a 614 million opening day

first_img Powerful women of the Marvel universe TV and Movies Rotten Tomatoes president: We didn’t change site to protect Captain Marvel Captain Marvel early reviews praise star Brie Larson Avengers: Endgame looks like a three-hour bladder-buster, so make a plan More on Marvel 3:04 32 Photos Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Share your voice Ticket site Fandango has already noted that Captain Marvel is the site’s top advance seller since Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.Hollywood needs a superhero right about now. Box Office Mojo reports that overall domestic box office numbers are down 27 percent compared to last year at this time, and Captain Marvel is expected to outperform all other movie weekends so far in 2019.Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as superhero Carol Danvers, and has been heavily promoted for its connection to the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, which in turns follows up 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.Originally published March 7, 2019 and will be continually updated as box office numbers are reported. Tags Now playing: Watch this: 6 Comments Captain Marvel is already soaring at the box office. Marvel Captain Marvel is already flying up the box office charts after its first full day in theaters Friday.The Brie Larson superhero film earned an estimated $61.4 million domestically, Disney announced Saturday, including the $20.7 million preview day on Thursday.Of the 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe films released so far, Captain Marvel lands in seventh place as far as domestic opening day earnings. It trailed the three Avengers films, plus Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3. Disney is expecting three-day earnings of $145 to $155 million, the company said in a statement.Thursday’s showings gave the MCU its fifth biggest preview behind Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War.Internationally, the film earned $34.3 million in China, the second-highest MCU opening there, trailing Avengers: Infinity War. It was also the second-highest MCU opening in Spain, again trailing Infinity War, and fourth-highest in the UK. Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

Prince William leaves pilot job for UK royal duties

first_imgBritain`s Prince William walks away from his helicopter as he begins his new job as a co-pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance at Cambridge Airport. ReutersBritain’s Prince William will retire from the air ambulance service on Thursday, after two years in which he witnessed “appalling tragedies”, in order to turn his full attention to royal duties.The Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British throne, will finish his brief career as an air ambulance pilot in the east of England with a night shift.The move comes as his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, take a step back from royal duties and leave the younger generation to take their place.Reflecting on his time flying medical crews from a base at Cambridge Airport, William praised the dedication of those who work for the emergency services.“As part of the team, I have been invited into people’s homes to share moments of extreme emotion, from relief that we have given someone a fighting chance, to profound grief,” he wrote in an editorial published by The Eastern Daily Press.Residential gardens, school fields and beaches have all been used as makeshift landing pads as the air ambulance crew rushed to the most serious medical emergencies.“As a team, we travel to some very daunting incidents and we have been through some incredibly tough times together, witnessing some appalling tragedies,” William said.William, elder son of British heir Prince Charles, detailed some moments which had stuck with him, such as the “incredibly tough day” when he was called out to a man who had committed suicide.William said the experience had made him all the more determined to draw attention to mental health, a cause he has championed alongside his wife Kate and brother Prince Harry.Before his final shift, William was described as “not only a fantastic pilot, but a much loved and valued member of the crew” by Patrick Peal, chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.last_img

Software developer shows faceswapping in realtime w video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Software developer Arturo Castro and media artist Kyle MacDonald have put out a video demo of their software that replaces their faces with other faces in realtime. Their face-swapping, face-morphing technology shows how their software can transform new or celebrity faces with your own. The two of them pout, pucker up, grimace, and perform other facial antics to breathe even more life into their changing faces of the likes of Paris Hilton, Marilyn Monroe, Chairman Mao, Lenin and Andy Warhol. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. FaceTracker is open source for non-commercial use, and is available from Saragih. Castro pays tribute to FaceTracker for having contributed “much of the magic that happens in the video. The library returns a mesh that matches contours of the facial features, such as eyes, nose and mouth.”That way the mesh obtained from a photo is matched to my own face in the video. Applying some color interpolation algorithms from Kevin Atkinson’s image clone code gives it the blending effect that can be seen in the final footage,” he said.The other technology component used is Kyle McDonald’s ofxFacetracker. “I’m also using Kyle McDonald’s ofxFaceTracker addon for openFrameworks which wraps Jason’s library for easier use,” he said.Castro said before producing the video he had thought about identity theft and what would happen if a face could be grabbed and put on someone else.His next step is to use the technology for his art-making projects. He is planning an installation soon. His inspirations have been the art center in Valencia, Spain, lalalab, and an electronic musician, Aphex Twin, both with videos that use face-swapping technology. Explore further Castro calls the technology Realtime Face Substitution, and its underpinning is the open source platform openFrameworks, which Castro helps to drive along with Zachary Lieberman and Theodore Watson. OpenFrameworks is a coding toolkit that has been simplified for designers and artists, with C++ as the programming language.The popular openFrameworks toolkit was born out of the conviction that better tools make better projects, and that artists are generally turned on, not turned off, by using C++ for artistic expression.The code is written to be cross platform (PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android) and cross compiler. The API is designed to be minimal and easy to grasp. Castro also makes use of Jason Saragih’s FaceTracker library, a C/C++ API for real time face alignment and tracking. center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com I like your face — but why? A new computer model pinpoints the reasons Citation: Software developer shows face-swapping in realtime (w/ video) (2011, September 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-software-face-swapping-realtime-video.htmllast_img read more