Happy for my fellows!

Sweet people!

I wanna say that I am truly happy for my fellows who are making it big in the Modelling Industry!
Reading about you guys in trendy newspapers, TV Channels and so on and knowing that you are successful – makes me proud!
Never give up and keep your heads up!

 

Much love from your fellow 😉

 

A friend in need.

Dear sweet people,

it’s been a long time since I didn’t update my blog.
 After such a long break here I am starting to post my thoughts and opinions, as always.
I am happy to see that I have readers from all around the world and I want to thank you for your time, reading my “masterpieces” 🙂

 

 Today I had an amazing feeling again, and want to share it with you.
I love helping people and friends. Of course not all of them remember your good deed but at least I get an amazing satisfaction  knowing that my help, advice and support could help any of my  friends and people who were in need of help.
Friends by time are disappearing (the fake one’s), and only the real one’s are staying there, being faithful to you as a friend. And as known the true one’s are few. 

I helped today  a good friend in need. And it made me happy. Because I know that feeling when you are helpless and need support. Surely it happened to all of us. And it’s important to understand the need of the person you help, and this means to really care.Cause only in this way we can  come with the proper advice and support.

I ask you to do the same thing – helping people in need with the minimum we can, cause this is the true happiness.

 

Much LOVE!

The 8th of March, Ladies!

My sweet ladies,

I want to congratulate you from all my heart with  the International day of women! 🙂

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May you be loved today and forever, cause you deserve!

Happiness, prosperity and luck!
May you be happy every time and get the deserved attention anywhere!

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I will always love you, Whitney!……..

Scumpilor…

Copleșită, derutată și în lacrimi –  așa am devenit de cînd  am aflat cutremurătoarea veste ca una din irepetabilele voci ale lumii a dispărut pentru totdeauna….
Cu piesele ei am crescut, de mică le îngînam… și nu numai eu – aproape tot globul pămîntesc…Puțini sunt acei care nu o cunosc pe Diva divelor – Whitney Houston.

Ea este idolul care a marcat și a dominat lumea muzicii internaționale, fiind unică, cu o voce care va răsuna mereu în ecoul timpurilor generației noastre și acelor care vor veni.
Ea a cea care a insuflat talent și i-a susținut pe cei care îi numim acum vedete internaționale cu voci inconfundabile.
Nu voi vorbi despre milioanele de discuri vîndute, premiile primite de-alungul carierei si hiturile internaționale cu care ne-a bucurat auzul…Biografia ei e vastă și fascinantă  și fiecare o poate citit și o savura…

Nu sunt cuvinte de ajuns și lacrimi care sa exprime îndeajuns părerea de rău despre pierderea celei care a fost Whitney Houston….

Lumea muzicii a sărăcit … Noi la fel…. R.I.P. Whitney.

Dumnezeu să o odihnească…. 😥

Iulia Hașdeu – Genialul copil al culturii române și viața de apoi.

Salutare sweet people.

Astăzi vreau să deschid o tema foarte interesantă si misterioasă, cel puțin mie așa mi-a rămas să o descriu.

Lumea literaturii române este vastă și e reprezentată de mii de personalități marcante, ale căror opere ne-au însoțit istoria, neamul și imaginația din cele mai vechi timpuri pînă în prezent.
Știm destul de mulți titani ai limbii și literaturii române, îi cunoaștem operele și detalii importante din viața lor personală și profesională.
Însă pînă la urmă ne dăm seama că nu știm chiar totul despre mai marii noștri.Doar dedicînd timp și răbdare în cautarea istoriei vieții lor, putem descoperi multe lucruri neștiute, subiecte marcante din viața lor…ascunse undeva in biografiile lor care mai vaste, care mai restrînse.

Eu vreau sa scot în evidență pe una din geniile premature are literaturii române, și anume Iulia Hașdeu.
Iulia este fiica savantului Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu, născută la 14 noiembrie 1869 la București.
Poetă și prima studentă româncă la Sorbona. Iulia a avut o copilărie  și o dezvoltare foarte specială:
la vârsta preşcolară, ea ştia să scrie şi să citească.La 6 ani şi 7 luni, a scris un roman despre viaţa şi faptele lui Mihai Viteazul, la 8 ani, a absolvit şcoala primară, cunoscând deja limbile franceză, engleză şi germană, iar la 11 ani, clasele gimnaziale, cu premiul întâi, la „Sfântul Sava”, studiind în paralel muzica la Conservator, secţiile de pian şi canto şi desenul şi pictura cu C. I. Stăncescu.Mai apoi a plecat să studieze în Franța, la Sorbona.

Părinții săi aveau grijă ca Iulia să studieze asiduu, pentru că știau ca este un geniu și va deveni una din mai marii limbii române.Toți se bucurau de succesele Iuliei și se minunau pînă la refuz de inteligența și rarele sale capacități intelectuale.Ea a scris numeroase poezii, piese de teatru, proze…
Însă nu lungă le-au fost fericirea,  pentru că la 19 ani, din cauza marilor eforturi intelectuale depuse la o vârstă fragedă ce au slăbit-o tot mai mult, Iulia este cuprinsă de primele semne ale unei boli necruţătoare: ftizia (tuberculoză pulmonară secundară).

După o încercare de tratament în sudul Franţei, Italia şi Elveţia, revine în ţară, conştientă că sfârşitul îi este aproape.Tatăl său, Bogdan P. Hașdeu, răpus de durere, renunță la opera literara, Etymologicum Magnum Romaniae, dictionarul enciclopedic al limbii romane, in care ajunsese doar la litera B, cuvantul barbat, și se dedică total amintirii Iuliei.

Partea ce mai uluitoare a acestei istorii este viața de apoi a Iuliei.Și aici vorbesc despre incercarea lui Bogdan P. Hașdeu de a menține comunicarea cu Iulia chiar și după moartea acesteia.
El organiza ședințe de spiritism pentru a vorbi cu Iulia.
Iată ce confeseaza el în “Sic cognito” :

“Trecusera sase luni dupa moartea fiicei mele. Era in martie: iarna plecase, primavara nu sosise inca. Intr-o seara umeda si posomorata sedeam singur in odaie langa masa mea de lucru. De-nainte-mi, ca totdeauna, era o testea de hartie si mai multe creioane. Cum? nu stiu, nu stiu, nu stiu, dar fara ca s-o stiu, mana mea lua un creion si-i rezema varful de luciul hartiei. Incepui a simti la tampla stanga batai scurte si indesate, intocmai ca si cand ar fi fost bagat intr-insa un aparat telegrafic. Deodata mana mea se puse intr-o miscare fara astampar. Vreo cinci secunde cel mult. Cand bratul se opri si creionul cazu dintre degete, ma simtii desteptat dintr-un somn, desi eram sigur ca nu adormisem. Aruncai privirea pe hartie si cetii acolo foarte limpede:

“Je suis heureuse; je t’aime; nous nous reverrons; cela doit te suffire. Julie Hasdeu – (Sunt fericita; te iubesc; ne vom revedea; asta ar trebui sa-ti fie indeajuns. Iulia Hasdeu)

Era scris si iscalit cu slova fiicei mele. Ce sa fie? O va spune aceasta carte.”

 

In timpul ședințelor de spiritism, Bogdan indeplinea intocmai tot ce îi zicea Iulia.Și anume Castelul Iuliei unde aveau loc comunicarea cu spiritul fetei – numit și “Marele Templu”.
Construcția “Marelui Templu”, dupa cum îl numea Hașdeu, a început în anul 1893 și s-a încheiat trei ani mai târziu. Planurile castelului i-au fost minuțios indicate lui Hașdeu de către fiica sa, in timpul ședințelor de spiritism. Construcția castelului reprezintă o mostră unică a arhitecturii românesti, unde utilitatea funcțiunii, deci profana la nivel simbolic, se impletește magistral cu cea spirituală, o mostră a arhitecturii sacre.
Funcția de locuința devine secundară, iar elementele specifice spiritualului domina.

     

Fundația castelului are forma unei cruci, iar cifrele 3 si 7 sunt adoptate fără rețineri de geometria construcției. Edificiul este structurat din trei turnuri, iar pentru a intra în castel este necesar să pășești șapte trepte, în vreme ce jilțurile împărătești de la intrare au încrustrate șapte volume de cărți suprapuse. Deasupra ușii sunt sculptate în basorelief blazonul familiei Hașdeu cu deviza familiei: “Pro fide et patria” și lângă ea, apoftegma lui Galilei “E pur si muove”.
Mai sus, Ochiul Divin încadrat in trunghi.

   

Când localnicii erau deja intrigați de neobișnuita construcție si de practicile vrăjitorești care aveau loc acolo, spunea că noaptea se auzea Iulia cîntînd la pian, în aplauzele bătranului Hasdeu; câteodată cică:

Bătrânul urla ca lupul. Iese la geam, descheiat la camașa de noapte, cu ochii roșii ca rugul și striga,… ce stiu, o vorbire de vrajitor…
N-am vazut cand a intrat stafia in cladire, dara la cantatul cocosilor, d-șoara Iulia a ieșit pe terasa din stînga. Era îmbracată in rochie albă, avea flori de margarete in brațe si părul prins în coc cu o stea. A doua zi dimineața, câteva fire de margarete au fost găsite de măturatorul de strada lângă gardul castelului. Era în septembrie, margaretele disparuserã demult.”

Misterios nu-i așa? E extraordinar de interesant să descoperi astfel de detalii, fie ele criticate și de sceptici.
Însă vorbim despre o perioadă veche, cînd oamenii credeau în aceste dezvăluiri și practici.
Mult mai interesant este și construcția mormîntului Iuliei, numit și “Micul Templu”.
Iată cîteva detalii:

“O oglinda fixata pe bolta avea rolul de a potenta vizualul catre infinit. Pe langa acestea se aflau candele, ingeri si chipul Iuliei. Un altar gazduia bustul Iuliei, vase cu flori, obiecte simbolice si doua pietre de marmura ce purtau o incarcatura spirituala puternica.

In stanga sta scris: Legea religioasa: “Crede…Crede in Dumnezeu. Crede in nemurirea sufletului. Crede in darul comunicarii cu cei dusi.” Legea morala: “Iubeste si ajuta…Iubeste si ajuta neamul. Iubeste si ajuta pe cine te ajuta si te iubeste. Iubeste si ajuta fara a precugeta la folosul tau.”

In dreapta se afla: Legea sociala: “Nu necinsti…Nu necinsti pe tine insuti, ca sa te cinsteasca altii. Nu necinsti pe altii, ca sa te cinsteasca pe tine insuti. Nu necinsti munca, caci munca e viata”. Legea filozofica: “Cand atunci…Cand faptul stii, atunci adevarul stii. Cand nu vrei sa crezi, atunci nu poti sa vezi. Cand cauti dovada, atunci gasesti tagada”.

Busturile membrilor familiei, de vita nobila de altfel, isi aveau locul aici, asezate sub busturile lui Cristos, Shakespeare si Victor Hugo, pe care Iulia i le-a cerut special tatalui ei, intr-una din sedintele de spiritism, la data de 16 octombrie 1890, in limba franceza: “In numele scumpilor mei, iti multumesc; dar, in fiecare unitate, este o trinitate. Ea mi-a comandat sa pun, in templu, formand altarul superior, busturile lui Christ, Shakespeare si Victor Hugo. Este trinitatea a carei unitate reclama o noua trinitate, in total noua. Este ceea ce ea mi-a comandat, ulterior, desemnand noua membri ai familiei, ale caror portrete trebuiau sa fie plasate in tocul ferestrei, de o parte si de alta a altarului superior”.Tot aici, pe o carte din marmura au fost inscriptionate formele cuvantului Dumnezeu, pe care acesta le ia in limbile greaca, latina, araba, ebraica si chineza.”

Astăzi, Castelul “Iulia Hașdeu” stă la dispoziția vizitatorilor.Oricine poate să viziteze si să descopere cu proprii ochi misteriosul templu, care rămîne și astăzi o enigmă.

Multe lucruri și detalii pot fi spuse despre istoria vieții și morții Iuliei, însă rămîne la dorința și cutezanța fiecăruia din voi!
Literatura română a pierdut un geniu prea devreme.Iulia Hașdeu rămîne a fi pentru mine personal o personalitate complexă și o continuă enigmă.

Cu aleasă, prețuire! 

From Hollywood, with love!

Salve sweet people!

Today I wanna bring you some very interesting stuff.It will be interesting especially for those whom Entertainment Industry is part of their life, free-time and dreams.

I selected some definitions of the terms and people that we see every time at the beginning or at the end of a movie, sitcom, serial, cartoons on TV, and in general – terms that are used in this industry,

I bet that not everybody knows what all those words means and how are they defined and what’s their role in a movie, serial, etc.

So, let’s get it started…and Enjoy!

 

Art Department – the department at a magazine or ad company or book company made up for illustrators.

Illustrator – an artist who draws. sketches or paints.The aim of an illustrator is to provide textual information to a story.

Final cut – a term that describes the director’s power to have the final say on how a film or TV Show is creatively edited or released.

Head shots – a photograph taken of an actor that’s unusually a close-up, but can be full length as well.It serves as the actor’s calling card when submitting for roles.

Monologue – a speech an actor makes in a play.It’s often used in the audition process.The actor prepares a monologue that allows him or her to portray a wide range of emotions.

Pilot season – the period in Hollywood between January and April, when the premiere episode of a potential new series is cast and filmed.A network will decide if they want to pick up a full season of a series based on the pilot episode.

Screen test – a filmed audition that enables producers and directors to see how an actor comes across on camera.It can be used when the actor being tested is not in the same location as the producers.

Test – the final audition when an actor goes before the heads of the network.

Key Hairstylist – the lead hairstylist on a TV show.In the film world, he or she is second to the department head.

Agency – there are agents that represent hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, and the like.The agent books work for the artist, maintains schedules, handels travel, etc.

ASC Awards – the American Society of Cinematographers Award is the highest honor given to a professional Cinematographer who shows excellence in his or her field.

Flag –  a piece of equipment that’s used by the grip department to shape light.The flag is placed in front of a light beam and blocks or redirects a portion of the light.

Gripping – a grip works with the gaffer and the DP to shape the lights on set.This can be done by holding flags, nets, and diffusion frames in front or inside a lighting instrument,

Hurrell – named after photographer George Hurrell, this term is used by DPs and photographers to express the look  of something being lit in such a way that an object or person appears dramatically lit almost angelic.

Key gripping – the person in charge of the grip department and who usually communicates directly with the DP.

Rental house – a company that owns various supplies for the film and TV industry that are rented to productions for the day or the week. A rental house can stock light, cameras, expendables, props and wardrobe.

Slinging cables – the act of dragging miles of cable from one area to another set.

Director of development – he or she works with writers or producers to create TV show concepts to sell to the networks.

Show runner – the executive producer of a TV show, who is in charge of running that show.He or she oversees all the creative and is generally also a writer.

 

Spec script – a script you write in order to get work on a TV show.You don’t get paid to write this script.You can write a spec for an existing show or it can be an original piece of work.It serves as you calling card.

Writer’s room – the place where the wirters of a show spend much of their work day coming up with stories and breaking them down.

Art department coordinator – he or she manages the art department office.The job includes everything from obtaining legal clearances for products and artwork appearing on screen, to researching information and tracking the department’s budget.This is a non-creative administrative position.

Costume designer – he or she designs the wardrobe an actor or actress will wear in a film, TV show or play.

Leadman – the leadman manages his crew, the swing gang.He’s also the right hand man of the Set Decorator and deals with all the logistics of the set dressing department.He’s responsible for tracking and keeping the budget for his department.

 

Pilot – the very first episode of a TV show that establishes the series.After the pilot has been shot, the network than decides whether or not to order more episodes.Most often, a pilot is tested by screening it to focus groups.

Prop master/Prop guys – they’re responsible for purchasing or manufacturing and in some cases, operating any props needed on set.

Set decorator – he or she is responsible for arranging the set dressing on a film or TV show.That includes things like furnishings, wallpaper, and lighting textures.

Union – production designers are represented by IATSE, Local 800; the Art Directors Guild.

Stunt coordinator – a current or former stunt person who hires other stunt people for film or TV jobs.He or she also choreographs the stunt sequence and maintains a safe working environment.

 

Unit Production Manager – a producer who is on set and responsible for a multitude of duties including budgets, scheduling, administration, hiring and general supervision.

Animatronics – a puppet that is mechanized an is remote-controlled or pre-programmed.Stan Winston Studio created an animatronic dinosaur in Jurassic Park III.

CG– stands for “computer graphics”, which are graphics or images created for film, TV, video games, or print with the help of a computer,

Mixed media – a term that refers to a combination of a different types of media to create a piece of art.

Season – a season in the real world can be spring, summer, winter or fall.In television it refers to the period of time a show is on the air.

 

Day play – when a person or department is hired to work on the set of a movie or TV show for a single day.This person is referred to as a day player.

Extras – actors who appear in the background of a scene and do not have lines.Also referred to as background actors.

Key – the word key is used to describe the head or leader of any given department on set.

On-set dresser –  the person who works within the art department and is responsible  for placing the set pieces and props on the set  to make the shot look as authentic as possible.

Period movie – a movie that is set during a  historical time period.

 

Development –  every studio, network and production company has a development department that “develops” material with the goal of getting it on the air.There are often separate drama, comedy and reality development departments under the same roof.

Pitch – a writer or producer “pitches” or proposes his or her idea for a TV show to the studio and/or network with the hope of making a sale.

Production assistant (PA) – an entry-level position in the TV and film business, also known as goer.There are office PAs and set PAs.In generak they assist production in every capacity, from delivering script to getting coffee for the director.

Production company – in TV, a production company is an independent entity that develops material to sell to networks.That company is then responsible for the day-to-day production of a TV show.

Sitcom – this is short for “situation comedy”, which is a TV show that’s often thirty minutes in length.

Executive producer – in television, the executive producer is generally the CEO of the company.He or she is usually a writer who moved up through the ranks and may also have been the creator of the show he or she is executive producing.

Breaking a story – the process of laying out a story of an episode in acts.What are the major story points in each act? How does each act lead to the next? Etc.

Executive story editor – a staff writing job thattypically comes after the staff writer and story editor positions.

Producer, Supervising producer, Coexecutive producer – these are all staff writing positions that have a certain hierarchy.Once you’ve been a producer on a show, your next job can be supervising producer and so on.All of these promotions come with a bigger paycheck.

Production coordinator – a production position in the TV and film business.A production coordinator is the link between the production office ans the set.Among other tasks, he or she makes sure everyone has copies of the latest script, puts out schedules, orders equipment and coordinates travel and accommodations for actors.

Muppets – muppets are puppet characters that were built and created by legendary puppeteer Jim Henson.

 

Production coordinating – a noncreative position that supports the production manager. Functions include: equipment rentals and reservations, insurance ceriticates, permitting, and other tasks that support production.

Production schedule – a document that clearly displays the days, times and location of a physical production.

Associate producer – this position is one step above PA.The job function is to assist the producer in the office, on set and in the field.The job ofyen involves a vast amount of research and planning.

Coordinating producer – this is usually a  noncreative position that supports the production manager.Functions includes: equipment reservations, location releases, insurance certificates, permitting and other tasks that support production.

Remotes producer – this person is not based in a office or on the home based set; instead, he or she is in the field at the various locations.The remotes producer must oversee talent, camera and story.If the remote is live they must serve as a link between the control room and the field crew.

Supervising producer – depending on the genre scripted or non-scriptedand talk or variety – supervising producer serves as the in intermediary between the executive producer and the rest  of the staff.In some instances the process is creative as in reviewing script and handing out assignments.Another aspect is more technical in staffing and scheduling.

Director of photography (DP) – this person works behind the camera and takes the director’s vision and brings it to life in the visual sense.

Launch campaign – a campaign that kicks off a brand-new TV series or a new season of an existing series.

Main title – the opening of a movie or a TV show where the soundtrack is heard while the show’s logo and opening credits roll.

Print Campaign – a creative initiative executed in print that can appear in places like billboards, bus shelters and magazines.

Rights – legal permission to air, distrinute and’or remake a specific piece of content for television.

Slot – a specific time that a show airs within a TV network’s schedule is broken up into time slots that represent  morning, afternoon, primetime and late night.

Cannes – Cannes Film Festival.A prestigious  festival held annually in this resort town in the south of France.

Location Manager – he or she is responsible for finding locations to be used in filming a TV show or movie.

Main unit – also know as first unit.This is the team involved in shooting scenes with the actors.The second unit shoots footage that includes scenery, inserts, or close-ups of objects and other less crucial shots.

Production designer – the person responsible for designing the look of a film as it relates to locations, sets, colors, and texture.

Assistant Production Coordinator – a production office position in the TV and film business.He or she assists the production coordinator, who’s the link between the production office and the set .Among other tasks, she or he makes sure everyone has copies of the latest script, puts out schedules, orders equipment, andcoordinates travel and accommodation for actors.

Grip and Electric – these two departments work with the DP to shape the light of a scene.This can be done with flags, nets and diffusion frames in front or inside a lighting instrument to impact the light on set.

Wide shot – a film shot where the actor or actress takes up the entire  frame.It’s also called a “long shot” or full shot”.

CGI – computer-generated imagery is the use of computer graphics to create special effects in film and television

Apprentice film editor – a position in the postproduction arena of TV or film.The job is entry level and in some cases unpaid.Duties usually involve assisting the editing staff as well as the post supervisor.

The Motion Picture Association – according to their website, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Motion Picture Association serve as voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video, and television industry in the United States and around the world.The champion among the other things, intellectual property rights and freedom of expression.

Well, well, well… i described above some of the terms that are important part and the base of the Entertainment industry.

And here’s a quote for you:

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
(
Marilyn Monroe)


I really hope they were useful for you my dears!

Till the next post!

                                                   HUGS !!!