The Grey Ave Podcast – Jeff White

While the movie Kong Skull Island is still in Cinemas, I managed to get hold of one of the major contributors to the film, all the way from Industrial Light & Magic(ILM)

Jeff White is the visual effects supervisor of Kong, he has also worked on other big films such as Avengers, Warcraft, Transformers and Starwars just to name a few.

In this episode, we covered:
– The experience of making Kong
– Working at ILM
– His story
– Other films he has worked on
– Team building
– What he looks for in an artist
– Life/work balance
– Advice

Enjoy

Kong trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=44LdLqgOpjo

Avengers Trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOrNdBpGMv8

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NYAC – Africans in Hollywood, Please Stand Up

Hey listeners! In this episode, we talk about our favorite African actors, our collective weariness at the portrayal of African characters in the media and the benefits of the increasing presence of African actors in Hollywood.

Our Favorites:
Danai Gurira, Eclipsed and The Walking Dead www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/when-da…he-wrote-her-own-2/
David Oyelowo, Selma, Middle of Nowhere and The Butler
Chiwetelu Ejiofor, Half of a Yellow Sun and The Martian
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle, Beyond The Lights, Concussion and Undercovers

References:
The Book of Negroes, Djimon Hounsou, NYAC S1 Episode 1, Family Guy (www.lindaikejisblog.com/2016/01/accor…ceros-is.html), Blackish (www.imdb.com/title/tt4831834/?ref_=ttep_ep12), Modern Family (www.hulu.com/watch/700524), Sense 8, Concussion, Beasts of No Nation, Luther, Ayanda, 12 Years A Slave, Shuga (vimeo.com/7775923), 24, Waiting to Exhale, Love Jones, Brown Sugar, The Best Man, Love & Basketball.

What we are currently watching/reading/listening to:
Banky W ft Chidinma, All I Want Is You
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Show was mixed by Ifeyinwa Arinze, and theme music is “Ayo” by Femi Leye.

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Lesser Known Somebodies – Orlando Jones

I speak to Hollywood actor/comedian/talented human Orlando Jones. This is the podcast’s first real celebrity and we got to speak about dealing with haters, how his daughter changed his life, his portrayal of O.R. Tambo in a Netflix miniseries about Nelson Mandela and then Orlando turns on the heat and asks me a question where I get really embarrassed. Enjoy!

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