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Pulling off major sci-fi surprises on an indie budget for the Sundance film Save Yourselves! – Productivity Article

What do you think is causing the feeling that we are communicating more, but connecting less?  Eleanor: I think that’s typical of our generation and happens for everyone. It’s maybe less in-depth communication.  Alex: The thing we were latching onto was the fact that now you can get any information, you can learn about all the horrific things happening in the world, but there aren’t nearly as many actionable things to do as there is information about the upsetting nature…

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Sundance 2020: Kwesi Collisson on making magic and managing complexity for Nine Days – Productivity Article

What attracted you to Nine Days as a project?  The script. I had just completed a good run of advertising work in the late spring. A few days later, I got a phone call from two friends and fellow producers, Mark G. Mathis and Jason Michael Berman. They knew I had the rare combination of technical skills for production and post-production to be able to handle something this complex. I was originally brought on as a post production supervisor and…

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How School Night created an offline music community in an age of online distractions – Productivity Article

Do you recall a specific moment when you realized the need for an event like School Night? What was the inspiration? DOURIDAS: School Night began out of love, very organically. As Spring approached in 2010, I was finishing up a very personal film project called Morning, about a couple who lost a child. I had recently lost my 14 year old daughter. I was hesitant at first to read the script, but once I did I realized I had to…

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From AI to cooking: Experts share their strategies for reclaiming focus – Productivity Article

4. Make machines do the busywork One of the biggest obstacles to focus is busywork—all the mindless tasks you need to do before you can get back to the work you actually enjoy. “The whole point of building technology is to improve humans lives,” says Greg Brockman, co-founder and CTO at OpenAI. He envisions a world unlocked by near-term AI breakthroughs where machines take on some 80-90% of the work, leaving humans free to pursue even bigger, more creative opportunities.…

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Grace Wales Bonner on blending mystical, musical and spiritual tones to create Devotional Sound – Productivity Article

As the founder of the London-based menswear label WALES BONNER and the recipient of the 2016 LVMH Prize and the 2019 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund, Grace Wales Bonner has quickly emerged as a new icon in the world of fashion. She’s been featured in The New York Times, TIME, WWD, and Vogue, and recently received worldwide attention when Meghan Markle wore her dress for the royal baby’s first public appearance. Her work explores themes of spirituality, mysticism, and ritual, drawing not…

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