Before Ava DuVernay became the first Black woman director to win Sundance and get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, she was a publicist with a little hobby, a big dream, and a lot of patience. Adam talks to Ava about how she turned her side gig of filmmaking into a brilliant career, how her leadership style has evolved over the years, and what studying MLK while making the movie Selma can teach us about what it really takes to inspire. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/T4G29 This was an episode of Taken for Granted, but now the podcast is called ReThinking with Adam Grant, and it’s back with weekly episodes. You can listen to them right here in the WorkLife feed, or by following ReThinking with Adam Grant wherever you are right now.
Before Ava DuVernay became the first Black woman director to win Sundance and get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, she was a publicist with a little hobby, a big dream, and a lot of patience. Adam talks to Ava about how she turned her side gig of filmmaking into a brilliant career, how her leadership style has evolved over the years, and what studying MLK while making the movie Selma can teach us about what it really takes to inspire. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/T4G29
When Oscar®-nominated, Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay teams with some of cinema’s most noted directors in the new HBO Max original docuseries One Perfect Shot, movie lovers will see dazzling, unprecedented views inside memorable shots from film history. The series provides a never-before-possible perspective on filmmaking, allowing directors to step into their favorite shots and take viewers on amazing 360º views of their visions. DuVernay and her production company, ARRAY Filmworks, selected CBS VFX (www.CBS-VFX.com) to produce these visually breathtaking moments. Created for television by DuVernay and inspired by a popular Twitter account of the same name, each episode of One Perfect Shot arms one acclaimed director with an arsenal of visual tools to pull back the curtain on their most iconic shots. Filmmakers share their obstacles, challenges, lessons and triumphs as they detail the road to their one perfect shot. The series features prolific filmmakers Patty Jenkins, Aaron Sorkin, Kasi Lemmons, Jon M. Chu, Malcolm D. Lee and Michael Mann, as well as blockbuster films including Wonder Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Harriet, Crazy Rich Asians, Girls Trip and Heat. Making the incredible images in One Perfect Shot required CBS VFX to use more than 25 years of visual effects innovation. Much of the work integrates the visual effects company’s proprietary Parallax virtual production system, which brings three-dimensional technology and an intricate level of detail to virtual locations. Combining Parallax with new tools in the Unreal Engine from Epic Games – including real-time rendering and ray tracing – led to remarkable production flexibility. The digital production techniques from CBS VFX incorporated into One Perfect Shot represent an evolution of the work the visual-effects studio has done to replicate real-world locations in virtual sets and improve virtual production – which has been particularly important during the challenges of the pandemic. CBS VFX has developed groundbreaking technology and created visual effects for multiple series across many networks, including Apple TV’s upcoming Roar, The Offer for Paramount+, This Is Us on NBC, Netflix’s Dead to Me, and Big Shot on Disney+. CBS VFX maintains a dedicated virtual production soundstage, and its team is available to television production professionals for live demonstrations of virtual production, digital set extension and realtime pre-viz technologies. In this Episode, Allan McKay interviews Craig Weiss, Executive Creative Director at CBS VFX and Jim Berndt, Head Virtual Production at CBS VFX about their work on One Perfect Shot created for HBO Max by Ava DuVernay, the creative process and challenges of short deadlines, the promise of virtual production and realtime — and the future of VR; as well as their work on some technologically innovative projects. For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/351/.
Ava DuVernay didn't set out to be a filmmaker, but she always was a film lover. Initially going in to Journalism and then opening her own PR firm that provided PR and marketing for the cinematic and lifestyle industries, she picked up a camera in her 30s, used her own money, and made her first short film. And the rest, as they say, is history. She is one of the heavy weights, now with her company Array, producing films from underrepresented communities in the industry. One of Ava's most notable films she directed would be Selma, a film that helped her to make history at the Oscars. Focused on exploring the lives and struggles of Black Americans throughout history, Ava's works are though provoking, inspirational, tough, and eye opening. OfHerStory.com Instagram- @womenofherstorypodcast Twitter- @theherstorypod TikTok- @womenofherstory Facebook- Women of HERstory
DCN Podcast #113: Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1 Trailer & Release Info Revealed, Ava DuVernay Shares Tease From Naomi Pilot, Sandman Will Crossover With Locke & Key
DC Comics News Podcast Network
On the 113th episode of the DC Comics News Podcast, the DCN crew discuss all the happenings in the world of DC from the week of 4/4 - 4/10, including the release of several new covers for the Sandman/Locke & Key crossover comic, the first trailer for Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1, a tease from Ava DuVernay's Naomi pilot for The CW, and much more! So sit back, and enjoy! Brad Filicky: www.twitter.com/filickyb1 Kelly Gaines: www.twitter.com/KelGainesWrite Seth Singleton: www.twitter.com/1MoreSingleton Steve J Ray: www.twitter.com/el_steevo Kendra Hale: www.twitter.com/DevourAllWords Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play, and if you like what you hear, please give us a 5-star rating and review! Follow us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/DCComicsNews Twitter: www.twitter.com/DCComicsNews Instagram: www.instagram.com/DCComicsNews Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/DCComicsNews
Ep11: Will Smith, Ava Duvernay, DC's Naomi, Mortal Kombat, FATWS, Apps vs Movies, & more
BLACK AF (@blackazfuk)
Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua film Emancipation leaves Georgia over new voting right restrictions Director Ava Duvernay brings black female superhero DC comics Naomi to live action on the CW Mortal Kombat 90s arcade machines were hacked...by the creators? What do we think so far? Falcon and the Winter Soldier Will streaming apps be the new home for film debuts once the quarantine is over?You can now zoom our livestream podcast on our website! Every Monday @6:30PM PST go to www.blackafhq.com! This episode was brought to you by:@blackazfuk@moonshynemedia@eklectikeevents@agreidoom@bwalt80--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackazfuk/support
#107 | Ava DuVernay's New Gods And The Trench CANCELLED! Madness Inside WB
Small Screen Stories
It's been revealed that Ava DuVernay's New Gods and James Wan's Aquaman spinoff, The Trench have been "put on ice" by Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films! What's going on? Let's talk on Small Screen Stories. Check out Small Screen (which is at www.small-screen.co.uk) for even more pop culture news, features and reviews. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @SmallScreenCo. Thank you so much for listening and I’ll see you back here at the same time next week. Facebook: facebook.com/smallscreenco/ Twitter: twitter.com/SmallScreenCo Instagram: instagram.com/smallscreenco/ Website: small-screen.co.uk