Jar Jar Binks will go down in history as the first CGI character in a motion picture. What you might not have ever thought about is the person behind Jar Jar. Our guest, Ahmed Best, provided all the movement, voice and acting that was used to create Jar Jar in the Star Wars movies. Without his contribution, CGI would not be what it is today. And yet, as a young artist, he had to endure surprising and fierce backlash for what was seen as racial stereotypes in Jar Jar’s portrayal. Ahmed talks about his incredible journey from performing in the touring company of the musical “Stomp” to landing this iconic role, the joys and challenges of being the first to do something, and how he has been able to find his artistic power and reclaim his confidence by making his own work. Other topics include play, martial arts and the future! For more on Ahmed, follow him @bestahmed on Instagram and @ahmedbest on Twitter. Follow us @ @theriskingspace. And check out more about Ammunition Theatre Company @ www.ammunitiontheatre.com. If you love us and want to support what we do, please subscribe, rate and share this pod and consider making a Paypal donation to email@example.com.
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Ahmed Best Talks Fatherhood, Jedi Temple Challenge & How His Son Saved His Life
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
Actor, musician and dad, Ahmed Best sits down with me to chat about fatherhood, how his son, Marley saved his life and what he learned from his dad that he looks to instill into his son. Best also talks to me about his new Star Wars series called, Jedi Temple Challenge, becoming Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. We also chat about his time working with George Lucas, the role of Jar Jar Binks and how he and Liam Neeson were looking to do a buddy cop movie.We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. About Ahmed BestAhmed Best is an actor, voice actor, and musician. Ahmed Best, known to many fans as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels, hosts the show, Jedi Temple Challenge as a new Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. Best guides players through three rounds of trials as they vie to become Jedi Knights and wield the iconic symbol of the guardians of peace and justice, the lightsaber. Accompanying Best is Mary Holland (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) who voices the wise-cracking protocol droid companion AD-3, and Sam Witwer, who gives a unique voice to the dark side of the Force. He also created, wrote, directed and produced his own TV show called This Can't Be My Life.Ahmed and his wife, Raquel have one son, Marley. Make sure you follow Ahmed on Twitter at @ahmedbest and check out Jedi Temple Challenge at over at the Star Wars Kids YouTube Challenge. This podcast is being brought to you by TripwireID.Did you know that an average of 13 million social media accounts are compromised every day in some way? Parents- we also know that our children are at risk when using social media.The good news is that help has arrived. TripwireID has brought us Social Sentry. Social Sentry is a first of it’s kind social media protection platform to protect your entire family. Integrated with all major social media platforms, SocialSentry alerts members if something appears to violate their privacy or poses a security risk to them or their family. Members can take action by taking down or blocking offending content from one convenient dashboard. SocialSentry is included in the MyIDCare Premier membership, which also provides industry leading Identity Theft protection for over 30 million Americans.TripwireID is offering Art of Fatherhood listeners a permanent 30% reduction off the monthly subscription cost for Social Sentry and the MyIDCare platform. To learn more and enroll, just go to tripwireid.com/parents. With over a million children each year falling victim to Identity Theft, protect yours today at Tripwireid.com/parents. About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.
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Hey, Yo! Jon & Ross return from their hiatus to discuss Celebration Anaheim’s Postponement, From a Certain Point of View: ESB & Jedi Temple Challenge. Thanks! Follow us: Email: Beyondtheouterrimshow@gmail.com Twitter: @OuterRimPodcast Instagram: Beyondtheouterrimpodcast Website: https://cinemashelf.com Thanks to Justin Boots Grey, Andrew Fantasia, Brian Karasek, Charles Westcott & Jesse Huffstelter. The Force will be with you, Always. The post I Can’t Get Up The Ice Slope, Ahmed Best appeared first on Cinema Shelf.
This episode is with the great Ahmed Best! We talk about how growing up in NY influenced his creativity, following through with your ideas, his time on Stomp, pioneering MoCap technology with ILM, brainstorming with Rob Coleman, Liam Neeson putting him on the spot and much more! Enjoy!Follow Ahmed!Twitter: @ahmedbestInstagram: @bestahmedCheck out Ahmed's podcast at:http://www.theafrofuturistpodcast.comIf you'd like a custom video by Ahmed, with proceeds going to his One Man Show, you can get one at: https://www.cameo.com/ahmedbest?cc=1(If you like to support The Interesting Podcast and get more exclusive shows, you can do that at Patreon.com/JediBrian)