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:
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.