Tagged with “house” (24)

  1. Episode 175: The Sunshine Hotel

    The Bowery, in lower Manhattan, is one of New York’s oldest neighborhoods. It’s been through a lot of iterations.

    In the 1650s, a handful of freed slaves were the neighborhood’s first residents. At the time, New York was still a Dutch colony called New Amsterdam, and the Lower East Side was farm land.

    In the early 1800s, The Bowery had become a bustling thoroughfare with elegant theaters, and taverns, and shops. But by the late 1800s it had become a much seedier place, full of saloons, and dance halls, and prostitution.

    By the 1940s, The Bowery had become New York’s skid row—a place where down-and-out men could go and rent a cheap room for the night in one of the neighborhood’s many flop houses.

    Now, of course, the Lower East Side affords no room for a skid row. The Bowery, like the rest of that area, is full of expensive places to live, and fancy grocery stores.

    But back in 1998, before the last of the flop hotels closed their doors, David Isay and Stacy Abramson spent months documenting one of the last of these places: The Sunshine Hotel.

    http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-sunshine-hotel/

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  2. 99% Invisible: Mystery House

    According to legend, Sarah Winchester’s friends advised her to seek the services of a Boston spiritual medium named Adam Koombs. As the legend goes, Koombs put Mrs. Winchester in touch with her deceased husband—but William had bad news.

    He told Sarah Winchester that she would always be haunted by the spirits who had been killed by Winchester rifles.

    Speaking through Koombs, William Winchester instructed Sarah to placate the spirits by building a structure that would perpetually grow to shelter the ever-increasing number of Winchester rifle victims.

    And if she did this, Sarah Winchester would gain immortality.

    http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/mystery-house/

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  3. House of Cards (With Igor Martinovic) GCS025

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    IN THIS EPISODE:

    Today we speak with cinematographer Igor Martinovic. Igor is the Director of Photography for the netflix original series “House of Cards” as well as countless feature films and documentaries including the Academy Award winning “Man On Wire”. Igor shares behind the scenes stories from House of Cards, working with David Fincher and Kevin Spacy, shooting on the Red Epic and more.

    The Go Creative Show is supported by Kessler (www.kesslercrane.com), Rule Boston Camera (www.rule.com), PremiumBeat.com.

    and NewsShooter (NewsShooter.com)

    Weekly Update

    MoVI Demo at Rule on Feb 26 more info at Rule.com

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    Ben’s company BC Media Productions releases new commercials for Blue Hills Bank and Comlax

    The Odyssey 7Q now records 4K Raw with Sony FS700

    Black Magic Production Camera 4K goes Airborn

    The PremiumBeat.com Song of the Week

    Listen to this week’s full track here: Turn It On By GYOM

    Spotlight: Igor Martinovic

    Igor Martinovic is a New York based cinematographer of feature films, documentaries and television inducing

    the Academy Award winning “Man on Wire” and most recently the Emmy Award winning Netflix original series, House of Cards. Igor and I discuss his vast portfolio of work across TV, film, documentary and commercial. Igor shares his thoughts on working with David Fincher and Kevin Spacy, shooting for Netflix on 4K, his camera and lighting techniques and much more.

    The inspiration behind the look of House of Cards

    Working with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey

    Lighting for different environments and characters

    Working with Netflix

    The Academy Award winning “Man on Wire”

    Commercial vs. Film vs. Documentary

    Igor’s big break

    Questions from our listeners

    And much more.

    SOME LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:

    www.igormartinovic.com

    Igor’s Vimeo Page

    Man On Wire Homepage

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    http://gocreativeshow.com/house-of-cards-with-igor-martinovic-gcs025/

    —Huffduffed by hugo

  4. Holdout | 99% Invisible

    In 1914, the government of New York City took ownership of a Manhattan apartment building belonging to one David Hess. The city used a legal power called eminent domain, allowing governments to seize private property for public use—in this case they wanted to expand the subway system. Hess fought them and lost, and when all was said and done, his building was torn down, and he was left with a triangle shaped piece of property. It was about the size of a large slice of pizza.

    Later, the city tried to get him to donate his pizza-shaped property so that they could build a sidewalk. He refused again. They built the sidewalk anyway, and in the middle of the sidewalk is Hess’s triangle, with a tile mosaic that reads: “Property of the Hess Estate Which Has Never Been Dedicated For Public Purposes.”

    People such as David Hess, who refuse to sell their properties, are called holdouts. Eminent domain generally only comes into play when the government wants private property for public use (though there have been some exceptions).  If it’s a private development that wants your place and you refuse to sell, there’s often not much they can do. In China, where there’s been development boom in recent years, they call their holdout houses “nail houses.”

    Around 2005, a Seattle neighborhood called Ballard started to see unprecedented growth. Condominiums and apartment buildings were sprouting up all over the community which had once been mostly single family homes and small businesses. Around this time, developers offered a woman named Edith Macefield $750,000 dollars for her small house, which was appraised at around $120,000. They wanted to build a shopping mall on the block where Macefield had lived for the last 50 years.

    Macefield turned down the money. Developers went forward with the shopping mall anyway. The mall enveloped her house on three sides.

    The architects designed the building in such a way that if Mrs. Macefield ever decided to move, they could easily incorporate the space where her had been into the building. The developers eventually increased their offer to one million dollars, plus they offered to find her a similar home somewhere else, and pay for a home health-care work for Macefield who was elderly and in poor health.

    Again, Edit Macefield turned them down.

    The press loved Edith Macefield’s “David and Goliath” story of an old woman versus the big, bad developers. But even though the press was clamoring to talk to Macefield, she wanted nothing to do with talking to them (as evidenced in this CBS segment).

    Slowly, Macefield warmed to some of the construction workers on the project, especially Barry Martin, the project superintendent who would check in on her occasionally and drop off business cards, telling her to call if she needed anything.

    She eventually asked Martin to take her to a hair appointment.

    Soon thereafter, Barry Martin began taking Edith Macefield to all of her appointments—and then, because it was easier to coordinate with his schedule, he started making them.

    Spending all of this time together, Martin got to know Macefield well. He learned that she wasn’t mad about the way her community was changing. She wasn’t even mad about the mall they were building more or less on top of her house. On the contrary, she seemed happy to have the company.

    Macefield was an avid reader and loved to talk about books, listen to old music (a lot of opera and big-band music, according to Martin) and watch old movies. She was also a writer. Her longest work was a 1,138 page work of fiction entitled, Where Yesterday Began. She paid to have the book published in 1994 under the pen name “Domilini”.

    [Domilini was Edith Macefield’s nome de plume. Image courtesy of Barry Martin]

    As Martin got to know Macefield, she told him stories about her past that were so incredible that he found them hard to believe. For example, she said that she’d been a spy for the U.S. during World War II, and that she’d been captured spying and spent time in the German concentration camp of Dachau. She also said she’d taken care of a number of war orphans in England after the war with her then-husband, James Macefield.  And on top of all of that, she claimed that Benny Goodman was her cousin and that she had played music with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.

    Macefield played both saxophone and clarinet.

    [Macefield as a young woman with her saxophone. Photo courtesy of Barry Martin]

    Barry Martin eventually became Edith Macefield’s main care-giver — making most of her meals, visiting with her on weekends and even attending to her in the middle of the night if she called and said she needed him. She finally agreed to live-in nurse when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but even then, Martin became her power of attorney—the person whom she put in charge of her final decisions.

    Edith Macefield died in her house on June 15, 2008, at age 86.

    She left her house to Barry Martin—the construction superintendent who became her friend while simultaneously sandwiching her house between a Trader Joes and an LA Fitness.

    After she died, Martin began packing up Macefield’s house and looking for things that would confirm the crazy stories she told about her past. He never found anything about her escaping Dachau or caring for any war orphans. But he did find a Benny Goodman record with a written inscription that said “To my cousin Edith, with love, Benny.” He also found the below correspondence:

    After people found out that Edith Macefield had  left her house to Barry Martin, there were some who called him an opportunist. Ultimately it’s hard for anyone other than Martin to know what his motivations were, but we did talk to a couple of the healthcare workers who took care of Mrs. Macefield before she died and they both had a very high opinion of him – said that he was there every day when no one else was and that he seemed to care deeply for Macefield.

    Martin eventually sold Edith Macefield’s house to an investor who had various plans for it, none of which have materialized, and recently that same investor asked Martin if he’d be interested in buying it back.

    The house is all boarded up now, and no one’s sure what will happen to it, which is sad to some people but Martin says that Macefield didn’t care what happened to the house after she died—that she never really cared about the bigger story that the outside world had created about her. She had her own personal reasons for staying in her house and they had nothing to do with that narrative.

    Whatever her reasons were for doing it, she stood her ground. And she became a symbol, whether she wanted to or not. There’s even a tattoo shop in Seattle that does a special tattoo to honor the legacy of Edith Macefield. It’s a picture of her little house, and underneath it—the word “Steadfast”.

    Producer Katie Mingle spoke with project superintendent, Barry Martin, journalist Kathy Mulady, and home health-care workers Karen Smith and Cathy Bailey for this story. . Featured image by Flickr user Milo Tobin.

    Barry Martin wrote a book about his experience with Edith Macefield called Under One Roof.

    http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/holdout/

    —Huffduffed by iamdanw

  5. Broadcasting House - Revisiting Down and Out in Paris and London

    For Broadcasting House, Emma Jane Kirby retraces George Orwell’s classic journey into poverty. She meets a woman crammed into a boarding house room with her two adult children; a kitchen hand who grabs only a few hours sleep each night; a homeless Pole who has forgotten what it was to be sober; and the teen couple who sleep hidden in the long grass of a park for fear of attackers.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  6. BIS Radio Show #571 - Pt 1 with: Trentemøller

    1. Kid Kongo And The Yellow Monkey Birds - La Lliarona
    2. Suicide - Touch Me (Trentemøller Edit)
    3. Chimes & Bells - The Mole (Trentemøller Remix)
    4. Trickski - Pill Collins (Trentemøller Edit)
    5. Nursery -
    6. Jarvis Cocker - You’re In My Eyes (Disco Song) Pilooski Remix
    7. Nick Cave - (Trentemøller Edit)
    8. Khan - Ride My Pony
    9. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper (Trentemøller Edit)
    10. Crash Course In Science - Flying Turns (Trentemøller Edit)
      • Lose Yourself
    11. Oh No Ono’s - Eleanor Speaks (Caribou Remix)
      • Destroy Yourself
    12. The Presets - Kiddie In The Middle
    13. Kim Ann Foxman - Creature
    14. Wild Nothing - Chinatown
    15. The Warlocks -
    16. Warpaint - Ashes To Ashes
    17. Joakim - Come Into My Kitchen (Trentemøller Edit)

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  7. Urb Podcast - LV (Hyperdub)

    Dancing on the line between dubstep, house and UK funky, Hyperdub crew LV mix up an exclusive set of advanced oddities coming from their ever evolving London scene.

    Tracklist is top secret, but here’s a revealing interview with the faceless crew.

    http://www.urb.com/2010/11/23/lv/

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  8. Louche Podcast 029 - Ryan Crosson

    Another third birthday present in the build up to the big one this Saturday; an exclusive Visionquest podcast mixed by Ryan Crosson. The mix is a perfect taste of what’s to come this Saturday night, when we host the hotly anticipated UK debut of Visionquest. A beautifully constructed mix, organically flowing though ambient electronica to groovy minimal house, washed with eerie vocals and soundscapes. It epitomizes Visionquest’s sound, and its a real pleasure to put this one out.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  9. Helmut J - Spring Day

    Into : sample from The Wizard of Gore Terence Fixmer – Electric City (Function Remix) Xpansul, Imek – La Salud (From Karaoke To Stardom’s Remix) Exercise One – Narrating (Jeremy P Caulfield & Elon Remix) Brendon Moeller – Mainline (Robag’s Relokk Tokk Mikks) Artech – Minimalesk (Boris Brejcha Remix) Kane Roth – Souspicious Mind (Maetrik Remix) Alan Fitzpatrick – Mouthwash (Original Mix) Gavin Herlihy – Underneath The Wind Machine (Original Mix) Minilogue – Doiicie A (Original Mix) Loco Dice -La Bicicletta (Original Mix) Mutant Clan – Persuader (Original Mix) Infusion – So Soon (King Unique Dub) King Unique – 2000000 Suns (Original Mix) Fergie – Break-In (Original Mix) Mike Mind – Resonate (Hobo Remix) The Sunquake – Fairytale (Alex Long Remix) Mark Broom, Dustin Zahn – Leave Me Alone (Edit Select vs Gary Beck Remix) Samuel L. Session – Inner City Dust (Part 1) Depeche Mode – Fragile Tension (Stephan Bodzin Remix) Freeland – Mancry (Gui Boratto Remix) Max Cooper – River Of Gold (Original Mix) Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix) Outro : sample from the Wizard of Gore

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  10. Will Saul – Deep Within Matter

    1. Lawrence – Dial
    2. Ryo Murakami – Just For This (The Revenge Remix) – Dessous
    3. I:Cube – Falling – Versatile
    4. I:Cube – Gtnup – Versatile
    5. Tensnake – Holding Back My Love – Running Back
    6. Seal – Here I Am (Jimpster Remix) – Unreleased
    7. Dapayk & Padberg – Island (Noze Remix) – Mo’s Ferry
    8. Omar S – Set Me Up – FHXE
    9. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts 4 – Raw Cuts
    10. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts 3 – Raw Cuts
    11. Sound Stream – Dance With Me – Unknown
    12. Lee Curtiss – Smoking Mirrors – Spectral
    13. MyMy & Emika – Price Tag (Appleblim & Komonazmuk Remix) – Aus Music
    14. N/A – Fables & Fairytales (Deniz Kurtel Remix) – Crosstown Rebels
    15. Deniz Kurtel – Yeah (Jamie Jones Shower Curtain Mix) – Crosstown Rebels
    16. Atlantic Conveyor – Nasty Things (Jamie Jones Edit) – Unreleased

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

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