Oh, hey boys, we're gon na start off with pop roulette. You guys know about this from, I think two years old I did this two years. I did this series, so I'm bringing it back. Utena, hopefully, is better than 17 and 16. I try to prove it much as possible, so what we're gon na do? I'M gon na put on the side here, as you can tell with the side, is there I'm gon na prep the rules still 15 charge of silver 20 shunt is silver plus 25 ?
Is gold 30 is a gold plus and then 35 and 40 are special paths when they're available, they're special pass, then is ragequit, and then we go down to the losing pack. So if I lose had to discard the pack so any shots, I have. I have 30 shots and I player gets a hat-trick. I have to discard all those packs and I have to downgrade one of my players, so I kind of trying to twist it up. We don't want the team that good and that fast and make it harder and more exciting, so yeah. So this is what the roster looks like right now entropay online casino nz .
Boys is how the team looks, looks pretty good, not really, I kind of roughly we have one really golden gold player, and then, let's see what the team with the golden looks like and that gold yeah, we have a pretty bad guy 69 overall, but we're gon Na go jump in the first game and, let's see you guys, you guys, like the stairs right now put a thumbs up on it. I really want to see that thumbs up on it, so guys we're gon na jump in it its day tuned episode. 1. No!
No, oh, my god, my ass, I mean I really need a goalie. I really need to go. This is gon na, be a long series if I don't have a goalie yo boys we tighten up at this is four point seconds left in the second period.
Let'S go yo, let's go or his height is he's probably pissed about that. But I was a nigga yo. Let'S go to the one yo, that's how you play but fake shot and rifle top cheese. Let'S go and my mascot is all pumped up.
I'M going to get a hat-trick, I want to see if I can and he quits yo he quit on me. I guess he got a little chippy and quit okay, so we got two for a squid and one in silver pack. So that's good, open, okay boy! So now we took 15 shots, we get a silver pack, we got two per rage, quit so rage.
Quits now or I can choose which paths are there special pacts I'll pick them if they're just no specify I'll pick a goal pack. So that's what I have to special and so let's open these. I only can pick one player all these obvious. All of this.
So let's see what I can do. Hopefully we got a go if we do get a goalie et overall nice, so I might pick him if they're anything bad arrow comes up I'll pick. No, so I'm picking the goalie because you're needy overall I'm just going to sent everything my collection, because I can't I sell everything, we're opening these two for the ragequit, the guys ready to quit on me. So we're gon na open this.
Let'S see what we get out of them, hopefully we do get something decent. We get 83 overall, okay, what do so you get? Who we get? Who fill the cheeseburger yeah we get the castle, and then I take Phil Castle just to add them on my team of Fighters.
Keep everything just kind of sell everything on the market to make some coins. Let'S keep going. What are we gon na pull here? I pull a legend last time in this. I put a Cosby in these packs. What are we gon na pull here?
What do we pull here? Do we get tile Bozak, good? Okay, we get a goalie, that's nice!
We got 200, it's 83 over get 84. What do we pull? We got 80, 85. Okay, 84.
84 doing it anything higher than in 86. Yo. Let me go.
We got it the forward now: 86 wow yo! That'S insane he's going for 26 K. I think wow - okay, I guess I'll just have one of them on my team, wherever I add on my team, he was on my team boys. I know who he's going for 46. Carry now he's going about 10k. Do I really need a finest defense, then more forward EDI overall yeah, I'm probably gon na.
Take him as my my player, I really need the fence because, when defense a little slower, so I'm gon na grab him so yeah. I will check, show you my team. In couple seconds, let's go okay, boys, so now this is what the roster has right. Now from that past, we have phil kessel playing the right way on tough line. Then we have oshi it's playing the first line on the fence and we have the goalie et overall playing number one.
So we're gon na go jump in and scheme. Two guys hope you guys really enjoy this right now. We really don't do it now. Let'S new, you know, Hoyo is that a girl? I think, let's see, let's just watch the replay.
I think it's a girl. I think it's a Google. I think it's one, nothing yo! We get off the bat one, nothing, let's go just like that. We'Re off the on the board met you, it's a girl.
Two things is no. It'S a gold girl. After girl, I saw it. That'S all I want I'm holding skip because it's a goal. Why would I do that?
Huh? Don'T worry you buddy? Why would I do that? It'S not like goalies fall. It'S 52 thought he put in his own net. What would he do?
Wow? You have a you're this. This is stupid. This is ridiculous. I'D. I saw this.
Let'S go we're not losing this boys. I don't feel Castle yo. I like your smile.
Oh yes, some are like you know. I just tied the game. Boys, that's nothing!
Nothing! Just a snake nectar! I feel castle, but come out with the cheeseburger snipe. Well that I shot. That was a beauty.
There'S a beauty know the beauty filled castle, see if I can make another one go. You hold a keg that pays. Burger gets second goal of the game. Let them go Wow.
I snipe talent castle. Again, let's go through this pop. It'S a goal: Casso Phil, Berger, the Chinese beggar, Patrick Kessel hexaco.
Let'S go just night that one I'd like to go after why we like to see Phil Castle, Hatcher kind of gone right off guard there. Yeah he's fine I'd spy a little mad there, but I like it there we go it's over it's over just like that five to go. Let'S go. I like just like that. It'S over it's over, it's done complete and you any rage quits and we get unpaid to quit. Banks on television Wow, okay, so we got 22 shots, so they'll be at a silver one.
We'Re gon na be a lot of hacks here. So, let's so we got a silver plus we're taking 22 shots. We got two for a ragequit and then three for a hat-trick. So let's open these packs and let's grab one player of all these packs and put on a team. Hopefully we do get something really decent all these.
So let's go: let's do it. That'S, hopefully we do get something good and this okay, whoo 79, so high right now, you're the goalie wow we're getting a lot of 79. Okay semi. What is this semi? I said. 79 right, yes, every 9 is the hide, so I'm gon na take them on I'm doing team.
That'S open the next pack. Let'S see what we get. Hopefully we do get something good. I think I just skipped in animation and what we getting 83 83 is the high.
So I'll just choose one of those three players I'll have packed and then see where we go so we're gon na open the next one. I'M not gon na skip the end of me just skip this done. So, let's see what we get.
What are we gon na pack here? 80. Overall 85.
You go. That'S good that wasn't that's a good start for a team, Boyka 85 again yo, that's good yo! Prime time, that's awesome. We got ta 894 out of prime time bo, that's cool, so we get an e5.
Jon Snow: In the run to the Paralympic Games, Channel 4 News shone a spotlight on the difficulties disabled people face simply trying to get from A to B. One of the areas we focussed on was air travel. Since then we've had an overwhelming response from viewers sharing their stories of nightmare plane journeys.
So tonight we return to our No Fly Britain series. Katie Razzall is here.... >> Katie Razzall: In our first report on No Fly Britain we heard from disabled travellers whose experiences left them afraid to fly. We spoke to passengers whose expensive wheelchairs had been damaged, and who'd then been left thousands of pounds out of pocket because of laws limiting the amount of compensation airlines have to pay out. Not exactly holiday memories to cherish. We asked for your help to find out just how bad the problem was and we've been inundated with tweets and facebook messages.
And it's not just damaged wheelchairs. Bryn Roberts contacted us via Facebook.He said "My wife and I are both wheelchair users and airlines have refused to let us fly because we were travelling without a 'carer'. As a result we haven't flown abroad for about 5 years for fear of having our holidays cancelled." Catherine Alexander tweeted us to say: "On flight to Florida, had to lie across 3 seats - very painful & undignified!
haven't flown since :(" And Nicola Carlin told us: "Airline not letting us take our special needs seat on, which we have done before, meaning our son will be slumped all flight." Were these isolated incidents or are they symptomatic of much deeper problems? It's six weeks since the Paralympics with all those promises of a lasting legacy for disabled people.
We were promised a sea change - and not just in attitudes to disability. But - is anything actually changing? Can disabled travellers expect better from airports and airlines in the future? We asked one of the faces of the Games, the television presenter Sophie Morgan, to find out.. >> Sophie Morgan: I know from personal experience how difficult air travel can be when you're disabled. I've had my wheelchair broken - and even been told I can't travel without somone with me. It makes checking in a nerve wracking experience.... For most people coming to an airport to go on holiday should be a real treat.
But for disabled people it can be an absolute nightmare. I worry about access to facilities, the care of my equipment and whether I'm even going to arrive safely. To be honest every time I fly it feels like a bit of a gamble. And new research shows I'm far from alone. We've been given statistics which I find quite shocking as they reveal just how many people are having bad experiences.
The survey by the charity Trailblazers found that sixty percent of disabled passengers have had their wheelchairs damaged when flying. Almost half have felt unsatisfied with the service from airline staff who've helped them to their seat and perhaps worst of all ninety percent of passengers have been unable to use the toilets onboard an aircraft. Others have had problems trying to take vital medicines on to flights - this is something that's also happened to me. As a paraplegic I rely on various medications and when my bag was lost on a flight to America I had no choice but to return to the UK immediately, and lost out on my holiday.
I've come to speak to the charity that's done the research to find out what other problems disabled people have come up against. Trailblazers spoke to more than two hundred people about their experiences of flying. [To charity] Your findings have brought to light a lot of very disturbing and shocking statistics. But what's the most surprising thing that you've found?
>> Charity: We've actually had a couple of Trailblazers who had to urinate into a bottle because they weren't able to get into the toilet and that's something which really shouldn't he happening. >> Morgan: They had to go to the loo in their chairs? That's unbelievable. >> Charity: Yes, just putting up a screen. And the thing is it's not acceptable and something does need to change in the design of aircrafts. >> Sophie: So it's a much bigger problem than you originally anticipated?
>> Charity: That was actually the most shocking thing that these issues they weren't the exception we thought they may be individual incidents but it turns out the problems are much more prominent than we anticipated. >> Sophie: Armed with their findings the charity are off to parliament tomorrow to demand change. I want to hear some of the personal stories behind the statistics so I'm off to meet one of the people they spoke to as part of the research. Sulaiman Khan used to fly a lot. He travelled all over Europe on family holidays and even lived abroad. But as his condition has deteriorated he's found it more and more difficult.
Leaving his electric wheelchair at the gate means he loses all independence. >> Sulaiman Khan: If I'm taken out my wheelchair I can't sit at all, I can't hold my head up and because of my severe scoliosis, my spine just collapses and so my diaphragm is being compromised, my lungs, I have difficulty breathing,I fall over. I can't support myself. >>Morgan: So what's happened to you when you've tried to use the facilities? >> Khan: I just don't eat or drink anything at all during or before, until I arrive at the destination.
>> Morgan: Anything at all? You must be starving! >> Khan: But I'd rather do that than have to..and I know a lot of disabled people that do that. >> Morgan: How does that make you feel?
It makes me very angry. >> Khan: Very degrading, you know, not having independence or being able to travel. But it's just a fact of life. It's very challenging. >> Morgan: It's hard to believe that things like this are still happening to disabled people in 2012 and it's so sad that young people like Sulaiman aren't able to live life to the full.
I'm going to one of Britain's biggest airports to find out what's going on. Gatwick airport is one of the busiest in the country. And at peak times nearly 2000 passengers a day need special assistance. Management say they've invested more than two million pounds in improving facilities for disabled people.... >> Airport: I think it's certainly at the forefront You know the Games throughout the summer has brought it to the forefront of people's minds. We've invested some extra money but we've also invested in our staff so overall it's not just about buying stuff but about equipping our staff with the right skills and attitudes towards disabled people.
>> Morgan: Do you think the industry is doing enough to help passengers with reduced mobility? >> Airport: I think we can always do better. The European Union standards for handling passengers with reduced mobility or disabled people are quite low and subsequently expectations are quite low. I think we've got a long way to go and continous improvement is all about what we do here at Gatwick. >> Morgan: You think there's a long way to go?
>> Airport: I think there's a reasonable way to go, yes. >> Morgan: It is encouraging that some airports are making changes. But a lot of the time our most basic needs aren't being met and I think it's going to be a long time before disabled people can feel really confident flying.
>> Sarah Smith: There's lots more, including Sophie Morgan's blog about making that film, on the special report on our website, channel4.com/news.
- Hey guys, thanks so much for coming over and today we're doing something epic, but it's a mystery. Come on, let's go! Welcome back to Kyle's Toys & Games, let's have some fun! (bouncy, playful music) (splooshing) (bell ringing) Today we're playing the Mystery Candy Dispenser Roulette Game. This is how we play it. - We're gonna have to spin the mystery roulette wheel (balls rattling) (playful, melodic music) and whatever color we get, we have to take it out of the mystery candy dispenser.
And then, whoever has the most victory candies wins the game. - Oh wait, but there is a mystery box for the winner! - Oh this is gonna be awesome. Let's play. - Oh yeah!
Gage, who's gonna go first? Let's do rock, paper, scissors to find out. - Okay. - Ready? - Rock, paper.
- Scissors, shoot. Rock, paper, scissors. (hands slapping) - Oh, you got it! - Yeah!
That means I get to go first. Since I won rock, paper, scissors, I have to spin the mystery roulette wheel. (balls rattling) Ooh, I got red!
- Oh! - That's gonna be awesome. Let' see what I get. - I wonder what's in there. - Oh, let's see. I really, really hope I get one of the white victory candies.
Give this video a like if you think I'm gonna get one. Here we go in three, two, one. (candies jingling) Ooh, oh wait, are these BeanBoozled?
(Kyle gasps) Wait, I got-- - [Kyle] Two, you got two! - I got two victory candies. - Oh my goodness! - Yeah! But then I have to eat one of the BeanBoozled too.
(Kyle gasps) Oh no! - Black, black, black! - I have to try, well there's no black. - Well do the brown. - [Gage] I'll have to do a brown one. - [Kyle] Do a brown.
- [Gage] 'Kay. - So dog food or chocolate pudding. (dramatic music) - Okay, ready? Three, two, one. - [Kyle] What'd you get? (playful, melodic music) - Oh, chocolate pudding, yes!
- Oh man! - Chocolate pudding, that means I didn't get any bad ones. But now Kyle, it's your turn. - Okay. - Good luck.
- Guys, Gage has two points, I have zero points, so make sure to comment down below #candy to give me good luck, 'cause I really need that good luck. Here we go, guys, three, two, one. (balls rattling) Green! - Ooh, you got green. - I got green.
Oh my goodness! - Oh, it's the very first color on the mystery candy dispenser. - Yeah, here we go. Oh my goodness. Three, two, one. (candies jingling) - Oh, oh you got two mystery candies.
- I have five! - You have five? - I have six! (klaxon wailing) - Yeah six, no way. - [Kyle] Well look at this.
- That's triple the amount I have, that's great for you. (Kyle screams) And then you also got peanut M&Ms. Oh man! - M&Ms, yeah! - You got the good one. (uptempo, jubilant music) (Gage groans) - Yeah, so good.
- Nice job Kyle. Okay, it's my turn. So wish me good luck. The point tally is, I have two points, Kyle has six, he has triple the amount of points I have. So let's hope that I can get a ton of victory candies this round. - Oh.
- Let's see what color I get. - What if you get white and then it's a ton of victory candies? - Ooh, that's got-- - You got red!
- Oh, I got red again. Should I get a different color? - Yeah, get a different color.
- I'll get a different color. 'Kay let's see what I get this time. (balls rattling) (playful, melodic music) (bell dinging) - [Kyle] White! - I did get white, you totally predicted it, Kyle! So I have this, so I'm going to go to the second to last color on the mystery candy dispenser. - Oh!
- Here I go. Three, two, one. (few candies jingling) Oh, right off the bat! - You did get white!
- Right off the bat I got two more white candies, that means I have four points, but that still means Kyle is ahead. So we're gonna have to wait and see how many points Kyle gets this next round. Okay Kyle, you ready? - Yeah!
'Kay guys, here we go. I got a red! - Ooh, you got red! That means I think you got BeanBoozled this time, but I want you to try the BeanBoozled so we're not gonna change it. - [Kyle] Okay.
- Here you go, Kyle, okay ready? - Right there. - Push it.
Let's see if you get any white victory candies. (candy jingling) Whoa that was a lot! I think you might have gotten some there. - [Kyle] I didn't get any. (buzzing) - Oh you didn't get any, yes! That means I have a chance of catching up.
Kyle, okay, which jellybean are you gonna pick? - Lime, or-- - Cut grass, I think. I think it's like - [Both] Mowed lawn. - Mowed grass. - Mowed lawn, mowed lawn.
- Okay! - It's not a lawn. - Ready, go! This one's a really weird one. - I think I got mowed lawn, but it doesn't really taste bad. - Really?
(chuckles) Okay, okay, now it's my turn again. The three colors we haven't tried yet are blue, black, or yellow. I'm really interested to see what's in the black, 'cause that has a lot more question marks than the rest of 'em, but we're gonna have to see. - Wait.
- Let's go in three, two, one. (balls rattling) - [Kyle] Is there even a black one? - What color? Oh, I got blue this time, nice, that's one of the new colors. - Oh! - All right, let's see what I get.
Let's see what candy it is. - Oh that's all the way over there. - [Gage] Yeah, this is the furthest one. (candies jingling) Oh. - [Kyle] Cry Babies! - Oh, I got Cry Babies, but I got one, two, three, I got six more victory candies.
- So that means-- - That's right, that means I'm at 10! That is a lot! - Oh! - I'm at 10, that means I'm four ahead of Kyle. - No, wait!
- I'm gonna win, but now I have to eat a Cry Baby. I'm gonna eat one of the orange ones as well. - So basically what a Cry Baby is, is very, very, very sour, hard bubblegum. - Ooh, okay.
- But once you get to the middle of it and all of it's chewy, it's not really sour. - Okay. - Gotta get through the hard part. - Give this video a like to give me good luck in three, two, one. (upbeat, playful music) Oh, that's sour! - [Kyle] Yeah.
- It's like a really chewy Warhead. Oh, wow! - Okay, while you're doing that, I'm gonna do my turn. - Yeah, that's probably a good idea.
- 'Kay, I'm going to put this back in here. (balls rattling) (ball clunking) (Kyle gasps) I got a yellow! - Ew, one of the new colors that we haven't done yet, 'kay.
- Oh! - Okay Kyle. - You hold that, you hold that. - Okay, I'm gonna hold this. So you guys remember that, it's yellow. - [Kyle] Yellow.
- The yellow. - [Kyle] Yellow. (candies jingling) - [Gage] Ooh, what is it Kyle? - Skittles!
- Skittles? - No victory candies! - Oh no! (Kyle yells) Wait, no, that means I'm winning. That means I'm still winning.
- Yeah. - Yes! But that also means you have to try a Skittles.
- Okay, I'm going for two of these, 'cause they're not very big, right? - Yeah, whatever. We all know they're good.
It's like, what if they were like Warhead Skittles? Well then they would be terrible. But-- - They're so good! - Yeah, they're Skittles. Everyone knows that Skittles are good, so we don't need to worry about him.
- Yeah, they don't need to worry. - But now the only color left is black, and I'm wondering how we're gonna get this one. This one seems really, really strange. - Or should we just do it, because this is the last candy? - Should I just do the black one since it's the last one?
- Yeah! - Yeah, I'll just do the last color, which is the mystery black candy dispenser. Okay! (exhales quickly) Give this video a like to give me good luck. Okay Kyle, what do you think it's gonna be?
Comment down below in the comments what you think the black candy is going to be. What you you think it is, Kyle? - I kinda think it is, hmm, lemme think.
- Maybe it's a- - Warheads! - Maybe, it could be Warheads or it could be something worse, maybe it's a jalapeno candy or something like that. - Oh! - Maybe it's spicy, or it's just gross in general. - Oh, I don't know what's in it. - Well anyways let's see.
In three, (drum pounding) two, one. - [Kyle] Go. (candies jingling) - Whoa! - Whoa! - Wait. (lively, playful music) I got way more white candies!
- I wonder what the black ones taste like. - Ooh, that's a good idea you gave me. Maybe we should try one. But I got eight more white candies.
- That's-- - That's right. - That's 18. - That's a lot more. Wait, oh I got another one, that's 19 white candies, that's amazing, but what do the black candies mean?
- Here. - That is so-- - Should we both try one? - Yeah, let's both try one. Ready? - Three.
- [Both] Two, one. - Chocolate! - Mm-mm! This one's the best one yet.
I'm gonna have another one 'cause these are-- - No, wait, you win the mystery box! - Yeah, I won the mystery box, yes! (jubilant, symphonic music) - Hey. (box rattles) Oh, there's something in there. - There's definitely something in there.
Let's make some room for this. - Oh yeah. _ I got 19 victory candies, that is a lot. And I definitely won the blue mystery box. - Oh yeah. In three, I'm gonna open it, two.
- [Both] One. - What do you get? (Gage gasps) - It's a Wubble Fulla Slime. - What? - Yeah, it's like a Wubble stress ball. That is awesome!
- Wait. I think I know something about this. - What? - They stick to the wall. - They stick to the wall?
(dramatic sting) - [Kyle] Yeah. - They're sticky? - Yeah. It's actual slime? That is amazing, look at that.
- They're actually clear and that's actual slime. It's not the Wubble that's green, it's the slime that's inside. - Ooh, look at that, that is crazy.
It's all see-through on one side and it's all opaque on the other side. That is crazy, and it's also super satisfying to squish. Here Kyle, you try it.
- Oh, wanna stick it to the wall? - I'm gonna stick it to the wall. I wanna stick it right there, so you guys can see it really clearly. (splatting) (slomo splatting) - [Both] Oh! - I wanna try it out!
I wanna try it. - That was crazy. Okay Kyle, you go! (splatting) - [Kyle] Oh! - That's crazy.
That is so cool! - That is so awesome! - Oh, I'm gonna play with this all day. - Yeah, that's if for today, guys.
Make sure to go check out Gage's channel, Gage1up. I have it right here for you guys. Make sure to watch all of these other videos that I picked just for you. And if you liked this one, you're definitely gonna like these other ones. And I'll see you guys next time. - [Both] Bye!
The Holy Quran with Urdu and English translation Speaking a second or third language can be wonderfully rewarding, especially for a writer. Being able to read literary works from other countries opens you up to a whole new understanding of the way language really works, and becoming a literary translator is one of the most rewarding ways to use that skill. UNESCO, the educational and cultural division of the United Nations, has maintained their index of all translated books since 1949. Every year, they add at least 100,000 new titles which span over 1,100 languages. Needless to say, there is a big market for literary translators. They’re often the unsung heroes of a book or book series’ success – would Harry Potter or Twilight be as successful if nobody could read it in anything but English? Can you imagine a world where Shakespeare wasn’t accessible to everyone, or where non-French speakers never got to read Moliere or Samuel Beckett? All of this is thanks to great translation.
1. Breaking In
You may find becoming a translator is really not that different from becoming an author. In the past, many literary translators started out translating other things – work documents, forms, instruction manuals, and more. While most translators still recommend building your track record that way, there’s also the world of online publication. Just as indie authors can e-publish their work on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, you can publish your translations. When an author has been dead at least 70 years, their work is considered public domain, so you don’t have to ask permission to do a translation. If you want to translate something newer, you can always contact the author and ask permission, as long as you have an understanding of U.S. copyright laws.
2. Learning the Industry
Translating requires extensive study of what constitutes staying true to the original meaning of an author’s work. Even then, you won’t always get final say, especially if you work on popular or controversial novels. The case of renowned Scandinavian language expert Steven T. Murray’s translation of Stieg Larsson’s Men Who Hate Women into the more commercial Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an interesting one. Murray felt the novel had been changed in too many substantial ways and opted to use a pseudonym. As a professional translator, he was dedicated to preserving more than just words, but the tone and message of the work. Translators read up on their craft, as well as attending seminars and fairs to meet other people who translate for a living and get a better understanding of the industry’s goals and standards. If you integrate yourself into the translating community, online or offline, you will get a better idea of what veteran translators experience.
3. Finding Work
According to the UNESCO database, quite a few books are translated. The bad news is, very little of this translation work reaches the United States. Finding steady employment as a translator can be hard. Like any writer, you need to market yourself. Amass experience by publishing online and set up a professional website where others can view your work. Then register with the American Translators Association – a sure sign to publishers that you are qualified for the job. After that, you can simply query agencies with a strong focus on translations by providing a resum editing and samples. You can search for specific job listings for translators or simply ask them to keep you in mind. And if you’re attending book fairs and seminars, you’re likely to make some important contacts.
Truly great literary translators can be hard to find, because they must also be great writers. A translated book has to do much more than make sense, it has to preserve the literary value. Readers must enjoy it while also understanding the spirit in which it was originally intended. It’s not the easiest or most predictable career, but it is extremely rewarding for those who truly love words.
Filmmaking is such a seemingly glamorous and grandiose venture and these days, film schools produce thousands of graduates annually but did anyone outside the film industry ever notice of how minimal it is able to produce actual successful filmmaker? Or maybe this has remained a hush-hush in the film industry. Whether this issue be admitted or not, it has become quite evident that the film industry is suffering from the lack of better produce from film schools. Now this is one issue that may be worth probing.
So, why can’t film schools produce good filmmakers – ones who are sure to come up with great ideas that sell big?
Perhaps it is best that we take a closer look at how American Public Education is and how it has evolved. There has been this concept of providing for and upholding public education since the early 1800s and although this has given birth to equal opportunity to more people, this has also paved the way to education that is less qualitative. Let us not forget that when it comes to filmmaking, creativity, personal initiative and entrepreneurship should be tapped and nurtured from each individual. This is a filmmaker’s lifeline.
What film schools produce these days is what you may call a herd of good workers.
These are non-creative people who hardly think out of the box. The credit to them is the fact that they hardly fail to “please the boss”, they are able to do what is required of them but hardly thinks of what pleases them. Now, isn’t this a classic example of a produce without a creative juice to squeeze out of? The film industry can’t have these.
Another error is perhaps on the fact that film schools give emphasis on the wrong things – things that are unnecessary in the actual film making practice. Instead of nurturing the free spirit and enthusiasm within the student, film schools tend to change them into mindless and lifeless followers. They become quiet and plodding instead of vibrant and outspoken idea-makers. They get taught to obey and never argue about any concept that seems incongruent with their observation or idea. Of course this is good – for a factory worker but not a film maker.
Film schools wrongfully injects in the students the concept that working in the film industry means you get a glamorous and high-paying job in Hollywood and still get them home by 5 in the afternoon. The truth to the matter is: if you intend to succeed as a true filmmaker, there can be no “this time only” for work and you need to start small, work your way through time, coming up with original and creative ideas until that well-deserved break to success.
Every business has its ups and downs and not all businesses will see its progress right from the start. When you enter into a business you cannot expect that it can take off right away, right after you launch it. This is also true in the movie industry and when you are into filmmaking, do not expect that it will ripen right away.
If you are into this business you cannot expect that you will be the winner right away. This only happens in fairy tales. In the real world you have to continuously refine and adjust, to be the real winner in the end.
You may have a very good movie idea, good concept, and the project very awesome. This independent move project of your may be the ideal concept, you think, but despite its being very revolutionary you are not seeing people see this or try this. This is probably because the project is new and never been tested, and despite having no competitor nobody is buying it.
Your new independent filmmaking venture may be new in the business and without yet the expected competitors. But you are not experiencing people to try it or see it, is this because you are new and haven’t got the people’s trust? Is it because people have not heard or read about your company?
Just like any business you’re promoting your new venture. You are also marketing and selling to people who are new in the business. To these people you are a new concept that is still alien to them, having not encountered like yours before. In this process you will still have to build trust, and this can mean a very long process that you have to undergo.
Many people have these challenges may falter or quite even before they are halfway through the challenge. Will this happen to you? You may still be the winner, after all. Anyway, there is a cool idea where you can show and offer your concept to people. This is Crowd funding. There are sites in the internet where you can explore and find out what this is all about.
Crowd finding will allow you to lay out your movie ideas to a crowd of people who are online. These kinds of people may be those who are the enthusiastic kind about sponsoring a movie. But do not source out your entire budget through this method. Limit your crowd funding campaign to a few thousand dollars. This is because you are only trying to sell your movie concept and source out your initial funding. Source out your entire budget through this method will bound to fail.
This is probably a more saleable sales pitch for your prospective investors. This is because you are selling the concept and not the whole project. Because you have now gathered a few thousand dollars you can now finish your independent movie project. You are going to satisfy your sponsors with the finished project.
All these can mean that your new filmmaking project and concept is the ideal thing and you can source out your initial audience through crowd funding. You can also make the initial steps in doing the distribution and other things which you can have control of.
Although there are no business guarantees to think of, like many business, you are proving that your concept is cool and awesome and you can source out an audience. This may make prospective movie investors to buy now than later.
Independent filmmaking as a business is just like all other businesses – it is dead without its patrons and especially its investors. The fact that you can actually get by with a lot of patience and a lot of waiting around for the right break is there but it can be painstakingly cruel to most independent filmmakers.
Let us take a closer look at how your independent movie project could be put alongside a start-up company. Many independent filmmakers have good and even great ideas when it comes to film creations but the problem lies on how it gets its success after its launch. Even if the concept is great, unique and original – as almost all independent films are, most people won’t go for something that is not heard of, known or that is not patronized by someone they know.
This is true with prospective buyers or audience as well as prospective movie investors. This is how most independent filmmakers often end their quest for finding success in filmmaking.
Independent filmmakers need to continually refine their concept and make it into one that is simpler to understand and embrace by the audience and movie investors and at the same time, they need to find resources to help them through. As an independent filmmaker, you are the one approaching prospective investors who are basically new to filmmaking and from their buying standpoint, you (including your movie and movie business) are a new concept, something that they have never tried before. You are bound to find yourself having meetings spent educating and building trust which guarantees no success at most times.
Of course it isn’t always bad news for independent filmmakers. There is good news and it comes in the form of “Crowdfunding”. There are sites that allow you to explore crowdfunding, the likes of www.IndieGoGo.com. Here you will be able to toss in your movie idea to crowds online and most of them you will find to be more than happy to sponsor a movie project or two. Of course a word of caution to those interested with crowdfunding, limit your crowdfunding campaign. Remember that there are budgetary essentials aside from spending on crowdfunding – like your movie’s real budget. The beauty in crowdfunding though is that you will be able to test your movie concept and demonstrate to investors that you are able to grab interest in the marketplace.
Business still holds no definite guarantee more specifically when it comes to independent movie business. The aforementioned steps that you may be able to take however should give you a push for a start-up way to attract movie investors so utilize them wisely. You might be surprised when you find prospective movie investors giving you a try now and not having you wait longer for your break.
Claudia Marone is a producer, screenwriter, novelist and founder of this blog. She was born on March 23, 1981, in Washington, D.C.