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Ruffin Prentiss: The Voice Behind Watch Dog 2's Marcus
The acting triple threat: Theatre, Film, and... Video Games? In recent years the gaming world has exploded with exponential opportunities for actors to lend their talents in motion capture and voice acting. From new comers like Kit Harrington in Call of Duty and Natalie Dormer in Mass Effect, to seasoned veterans like Nolan North (Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, and more) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars and Batman: Arkham City), video game characters are crafted with a professional, engaged, and ever-memorable touch from the actors who play them.Ruffin Prentiss, who plays Marcus Holloway in Watch Dogs 2, is now on the exclusive list of video game protagonists that the public will play, re-play, and play some more for the times to come. To him, the most beautiful aspect about video game performances is that they mirror real life - just like any role and story we've seen in film. And with the constant evolution of video game technology, characters are more life-like than ever. Prentiss discusses the fascinating process of mocap, Marcus, gaming systems, and more in this exclusive interview:
What It's Like To Be A: Producer Of Play
Molly Sonsteng designs experiences that encourage adults to embrace the absurd. Armed with abundant experience in the education sphere (Sonsteng has a Masters in Educational Leadership, ran a preschool, and helped developed Carnegie Hall's curriculum) this brainy Minneapolis beauty conjured up a new endeavor, founding Brooklyn-based production house Madcap Factory. Unsurprisingly, that first word is defined as "amusingly eccentric."
Interview with Hillary Gadsby, Consummate Career Woman and Founder of StilettoGal
As gender equality becomes an increasingly pressing issue in workplace culture, individuals are calling out companies that require women to wear high heels to work. The thought behind this opposition is that to compel females to wear the quintessential "sexy shoe" objectifies female employees and undermines the value of the work they produce.
Interview with 'Ganjaman' Creator Jim Stewart
Ganjaman is a superhero of an atypical strain, but a superhero nonetheless; this part-cannabis plant, part-human dynamo has been fighting "for the rights of tokers" since UK based creator Jim Stewart first started drawing his character in 1995. Ganjaman stories have since appeared in numerous publications including Stewart's self-published editions of Ganjaman Presents, which feature recurring alliances, enemies, and stoner-centric predicaments.
Sensory Speed Dating: Or That Time Someone Sniffed My Armpit And Maybe I Liked It
Instant gratification. A term we have all come to demand through life’s daily trivialities. Fueled in part by technology’s content expansion, we have become creatures of consumption; where, thanks to our personal pocket A.I.s, knowledge isn’t a privilege, it’s an expectation.
Interview with Casie Chegwidden, Star of 'Till Human Voices Wake Us'
From a small town girl in New Jersey to starring alongside Lindsay Lohan, Casie Chegwidden proves that talent and dedication can get you far. This beautiful model first made national headlines when she beat out thousands of other models for the lead in celebrity photographer Indrani’s new short film, Till Human Voices Wake Us. With a natural grace and stunning charisma, Chegwidden was ultimately able to edge out the rest of her competition, including Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan, for the main role in her first acting job. Although this decision created some tension between the stars, the two women were able to stay professional and work together flawlessly to deliver a truly beautiful piece.
Interview with Model and Actress Alissa Bourne
Before her days in Hollywood, Alissa Bourne attended the University of Maryland on a soccer scholarship and received a double degree in finance and accounting. Today, she is a world-wide recognized model and actress.
Q&A With Brett Ryan Bonowicz, Director of 'The Perfect 46'
In The Perfect 46, genetic engineers match couples by their genome to create perfect babies. Whit Hertford plays the CEO of The Perfect 46, Jesse Darden, who wants people to choose their partners logically rather than falling in love. Darden believes genetically compatible couples will create babies resistant to disease. Society lashes out against The Perfect 46, leading to a home invasion of Darden's residence.
Interview with Polish Model and Actress Jessica Markowski
Polish beauty Jessica Markowski is taking the industry by storm. After appearing in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Power, and Gossip Girl, Markowski has not only fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming an actress, but she has skyrocketed in the entertainment industry as a world-recognized model. As the face of Conair and Clairol–to name a few–Markowski’s career is blossoming as quickly as her passion for art and beauty.
Mind + Body = Autumn Holley
Autumn Holley is a top fitness instructor in New York City. In a town filled with beautiful people who are always on the go, she stands out in every way. She's modeled for designers including Valentino, Guess and Victoria’s Secret and been featured in Maxim, Glamour, Shape, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan and others.
Interview with 'Floaters' Creator Jeremy Solterbeck
Space: the Final Frontier. Or... is it? While space travel has consistently been depicted in science fiction and popular culture as an exclusivity attainable by elite scientists, engineers, and air force pilots, Floaters poses an interesting predicament: what if ordinary people went to space?
Art + Science = Kaleigh Marielle
Most models love the glamour, travel, and thrill of seeing their pictures everywhere. For Kaleigh Marielle, posing on a beach in a bikini takes her away from what she truly loves – putting on her lab coat and examining viruses. To help pay her exorbitant medical school bills, Kaleigh works in a superficial industry so that she can one day contribute in one of the most meaningful fields possible.