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KYLE RANKIN

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Kyle Rankin is a writer & director whose latest film is entitled Run Hide Fight and is available exclusively through The Daily Wire.Watch the film here: www.dailywire.com/videos/run-hide-fightVideo version of this episode: www.youtube.com/mikepostalakisFollow me on Instagram: @mikepostalakis

44mins

8 Apr 2021

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Kyle Rankin, Director of RUN HIDE FIGHT [Episode 69]

The Nick Taylor Horror Show

Kyle Rankin is an American writer and director, having directed such films as the Battle of Shaker Heights, Infestation, Night of the Living Deb, and The Witch Files. His latest film is the extremely controversial school shooter thriller, Run Hide Fight. In this conversation with Kyle, we explored the genesis of the movie as well as some of the film's misconceptions and intentions. Prepare to have your mettle tested. This is a classic scenario on film sets that a lot of directors don't talk about. When working with experienced or famous actors, they will often test your ability and resolve as a director to ensure their safety as an artist. In the chaos of directing, it's easy to forget that the career of the actors you have cast are on the line as much as your own, and as such, they need to know they are in good hands. Because of this, they will test you, either consciously or unconsciously. The tests often come in the form of arguments or taking a hard stance against a decision to see if you are strong enough to push back and prove your point - these are all a means to ensure that your decisions are informed enough and that your directorial vision is strong enough. Welcome these challenges as an opportunity to earn your actors’ respect. Shield the actors from your difficulties. This is a huge point that speaks further to the importance of creating a safe space for your actors to do their work. If you are behind on your day, that is your problem, and your actors don't need to know that, and to tell them will only stress them out. This is definitely difficult, but it's a principle of the chivalry of directing. As the previous point stated, actors need to know they're in good hands so they can have the space to create; therefore, your problems should never become their problems because their job is difficult enough. So if your actor needs to talk things through during a performance, but you're losing the light, keep it to yourself and find a way to help them get there anyway. Do not try to motivate them to muscle through the performance to make your day because you will lose their confidence and compromise their performance. Of course, there are always exceptions and unreasonable actors whose difficulty can sabotage your movie - this is on full display in the Apocalypse Now documentary Hearts of Darkness, which every filmmaker should see. Talk less, say more. Kyle mentioned how he would talk too much as a director on his first few films with superfluous psychoanalysis of characters and overly detailed descriptions. This is an easy trap to fall into, but it is a trap nonetheless. If your cast and crew begin to check out because your thinking and talking are all over the place, you can lose them - instead, be brief and focused in all of your communications. Doing so will enable your cast and crew to associate your words with meaning and purpose instead of chatter. Thank you for listening! Don't forget to subscribe.  ----- Produced by Simpler Media

40mins

4 Feb 2021

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Kyle Rankin – Run Hide Fight #Venezia77

Fred English Channel » FRED English Podcast

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Kyle Rankin, director of the film Run Hide Fight. To listen to the interview, click on the ► icon on the right, just above the picture A conversation with Kyle Rankin, director of Run Hide Fight, presented out of competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Here, Rankin talks about his motivation for making a film on school shootings and gun violence. He also talks about how he aimed contrast the trend of similar films by seeing it from the point of view of a heroine rather than the killers, as well as whether he believes the fact that the lead character is a young woman brough changes to the narrative and more. Run Hide Fight: Zoe Hull, 17, has some unresolved issues. She’s not coping well with the recent death of her mother, sometimes chatting with her mom as if she’s still there. She resents her ex-military father for his seeming lack of emotion, but wears his army jacket every day like armour. Her best friend Lewis just asked her to prom, wanting their relationship to become something more than she can handle. All Zoe wants is to get through the last few weeks of her senior year and leave – off to college and a fresh start. Instead, her high school is attacked by four nihilistic, gun-toting students, who plan to make their siege the worst school shooting in history. The killers quickly gain control and round up survivors at gunpoint – turning an active shooting into a hostage situation and keeping police at bay. The ringleader, Tristan, captures the events via internet livestream, gaining the worldwide fame he craves. Using the skills her dad taught her, Zoe manages to escape, but risks her life to go back inside. With no plan and running on instinct, she saves who she can, until realising she may be uniquely prepared not just to help others run and hide, but to face down the shooters and fight. Kyle Rankin – Run Hide Fight #Venezia77 was first posted on September 16, 2020 at 10:00 pm.©2015 "Fred English Channel". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at radio@fred.fm

7mins

16 Sep 2020

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Brunch with Brent: Kyle Rankin

Jupiter Extras

Brent sits down with Kyle Rankin, Chief Security Officer and Vice President at Purism and former Tech Editor and columnist at Linux Journal. We explore his 10+ years with Linux Journal, as well as Purism's culture, ideals, product design and engineering philosophies, and more.Special Guest: Kyle Rankin.Links:Kyle Rankin - Personal SitePurismLinux JournalLinux Journal - WikipediaLinux Journal Articles by Kyle RankinWayback MachineThe Death and Resurrection of Linux Journal - freenode #live 2018What Linux Journal's Resurrection Taught Me about the FOSS Community - Linux JournalSo Long, and Thanks for All the Bash - Linux JournalLinux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye - Linux JournalLibrem 15 - PurismPureOSHow To Shave Like Your Grandpa - The Art of ManlinessLessons in Vendor Lock-in: Shaving - Linux JournalLibrem Key - PurismHeads - PurismSocial Purpose Corporation - WikipediaLibrem 5 - PurismThe Four Essential Freedoms - GNU ProjectKlingon Age of Ascension CeremonyKyle Rankin - @kylerankin on TwitterKyle Rankin - @kyle on Librem SocialBrent Gervais - @brentgervais on Twitter

49mins

22 May 2020

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Brunch with Brent: Kyle Rankin | Jupiter Extras 73

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Brent sits down with Kyle Rankin, Chief Security Officer and Vice President at Purism and former Tech Editor and columnist at Linux Journal. We explore his 10+ years with Linux Journal, as well as Purism's culture, ideals, product design and engineering philosophies, and more.Special Guest: Kyle Rankin.Links:Kyle Rankin - Personal SitePurismLinux JournalLinux Journal - WikipediaLinux Journal Articles by Kyle RankinWayback MachineThe Death and Resurrection of Linux Journal - freenode #live 2018What Linux Journal's Resurrection Taught Me about the FOSS Community - Linux JournalSo Long, and Thanks for All the Bash - Linux JournalLinux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye - Linux JournalLibrem 15 - PurismPureOSHow To Shave Like Your Grandpa - The Art of ManlinessLessons in Vendor Lock-in: Shaving - Linux JournalLibrem Key - PurismHeads - PurismSocial Purpose Corporation - WikipediaLibrem 5 - PurismThe Four Essential Freedoms - GNU ProjectKlingon Age of Ascension CeremonyKyle Rankin - @kylerankin on TwitterKyle Rankin - @kyle on Librem SocialBrent Gervais - @brentgervais on Twitter

22 May 2020

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Kyle Rankin on modern server hardening for the cloud

O'Reilly Security Podcast - O'Reilly Media Podcast

The O’Reilly Security Podcast: Modern server hardening, institutional inertia, and new approaches to desktop security.In this episode, I talk with Kyle Rankin, vice president of engineering operations at Final, a credit card startup. We discuss old versus new approaches to server hardening in light of the cloud, how institutional inertia thwarts change, and the new security-minded desktop OS Qubes.Here are some highlights: Organizational inertia and security To me, a pretty big problem is that there are a lot of outdated approaches that just haven't been brought up to date. I think the biggest barrier to change is inertia. If you go to a lot of orgs that have had systems around for a while, getting everyone to generate an SSH key and use it is one big thing. Another thing is, a lot of orgs have all these other security practices, like sharing group accounts, for instance; all of the developers may have one role account called ‘developer’ on all machines, and they just share the password. What ends up happening, is that you have individual pockets of people in the org who know what the right thing to do is and are frustrated that they're not allowed to do it—a lot of times it sounds like this is a political problem. You'll see a lot of boards that dictate password rotation, and they will demand it as a best practice, even though there's a lot of research that shows it's not. If you're someone who's in that org, and you're not a decision maker, then you end up with things like this. There are a lot of legacy systems out there, and it's a lot of work to update them. The silver lining of shifting to the cloud Many people have operated under a mistaken assumption that their internal network was secure already, and for decades, they focused on the perimeter. Then someone's internal work station gets owned, and it's game over. The cloud forces you to start with the assumption that the perimeter network isn't the only network to be concerned about, that you also have the question of the internal network. You start with that assumption, and you start with the expectation that the network is somewhat hostile. Then you bake in better practices. A lot of orgs, for instance, will just use TLS externally, and won't use it internally. In the cloud, it's particularly important because if you don't have your security group rules, for instance, set up correctly, you can potentially have some hostile asker pretend to be one of your servers. But if you use TLS for all of your communication, you know it's encrypted which is nice, but more importantly, you can authenticate the server and client to each other. I know that when I'm talking to something else in the cloud, I'm talking directly to that server and not someone in between. A new approach to desktop security: Qubes I heard about Qubes a year or two ago. It’s essentially a way to isolate what you do on your workspace into a bunch of different VMs. I had some friends in security that had been doing that the hard way for a long time, where if they wanted to go to a bank, their bank website for instance, they would fire up a VM specifically for that purpose. I had been following a hardware startup called Purism that's creating these open source hardware laptops that have some interesting security features. One of them is that they ship with Qubes already installed by default. One of the big challenges with Qubes is that it heavily relies on virtualization features of your processor—you have to have well-supported hardware for it to work well. It sort of takes you back to the old days of Linux, where you had to have it installed and have people help you get it set up. I started using it personally and quickly saw how powerful it would be for my work use. For instance, at work, what it allows me to do is tightly segment different VM's for different purposes and colorize them. Instead of having a bunch of small windows that are all different versions of a Linux desktop, it's just the application window you see. It feels and acts a lot like a regular Linux desktop; the difference is, I may have three different browser windows open at one time, and the borders around those windows may be red or green or blue depending on how much I trust that VM. For instance, I have an untrusted VM that has no personal files on it, and I just use it for everyday web browsing. If someone were to send me a link to look at, I would click on it and open it in my untrusted web browser. Because there are no personal files in that browser, if for some reason it were a malicious link, there's nothing for it to compromise; it's just the VM. If I ever suspected it were compromised, it's relatively easy to just turn it off, erase, and create it again. If someone sends me a PDF right now, Qubes makes it easy to integrate this into an email client. You send me a PDF attachment, and I can automatically open it in the disposable VM. If that PDF were malicious, it just compromises that temporary VM, and when I close the window, everything is erased. It allows me to calm down a little bit as far as my operational security on my desktop.

33mins

14 Sep 2016

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Night Of The Living Deb w/ director Kyle Rankin

The Britflicks Podcast

FrightFest Presents... The Sand, Estranged, After Death, Aaaaaaaah!, Night of the Living Deb and Some Kind of Hate For download from Monday 19th Oct. 2015. Available on all major platforms including iTunes, Virgin Movies, Blinkbox, Google Play, Amazon, Xbox Video, Wuaki, Talk Talk and Volta. Podcast from www.britflicks.com "Carefree" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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30mins

16 Aug 2015