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'Titans' Reveals First Look at Jason Todd in Costume

Posted: September 13, 2018

"Titans will be introducing the character of Jason Todd into live-action, but it will also be showing Todd as Robin, and now we know what that will look like.

New photos from the anticipated project have been revealed by IGN, and both photos feature Brenton Thwaites and Dick Grayson confronting the new Robin in town Jason Todd, who is played by Curran Walters. The first photo shows both Robins face to face, and as far as Todd's costume it is pretty much the exact same suit as Grayson's.

The second photo shows the two standing side by side looking off screen at something, so it is unknown if they will team up at this point or if someone is just interrupting their argument. There's a great deal of tension between the two characters, and as showrunner Greg Walker explains, some of that comes from their very different personalities and approaches to the role of Robin

"What I really love about [Jason] as a character is the unbridled sense of self that he has - there’s a lack of... maybe self-awareness, but for sure self-consciousness in terms of how he comports himself and how he moves through the world," Walker said. "He’s completely seemingly unaffected by darkness - he kind of embraces it or walks right through it. He’s a breath of fresh air and that’s what I love about him, he’s got a punk rock, no-holds-barred attitude that’s massively unburdened. There’s a lot of energy that comes with that."

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48 Days Until Halloween

Posted: September 13, 2018


8 Social Media Tips to Promote Videos

Posted: September 5, 2018

"Promoting videos on social media is a sure-fire way to get more views and find more of your audience. But, when using social media to promote your videos you want to be sure that you do it in such a way as to get more views and more action, rather than bore your followers.

Spruce Up Your Facebook Posts

When you share something on Facebook, you have a lot more control than you may think over the title of the piece and the image. You can learn how to edit the Facebook post so that it's not just the same image or the same title as every other Facebook share. 

Make Your Pinterest Posts Interesting

When you want to promote a video on Pinterest, create a theme pinboard that includes the video you want to promote along with other images, quotes and information you want to share. Creating a themed pinboard will do a lot more for your sharing efforts than just random shares."

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'Black Panther,' 'Malcolm X' costumes highlight Heinz History Center exhibit

Posted: September 5, 2018 

"Costume designer Ruth E. Carter scheduled a trip to the Department of Corrections in Boston. 

She wanted to know more about a man — Malcolm Little — who had spent time in a prison there. 

That man became known as Malcolm X. His story was one for which Carter would design a costume worn in the 1993 movie “Malcolm X.” 

Carter’s costume collection, including items worn in that film, as well as this year’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” is on display at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District. The exhibition — “Heroes & Sheroes: The Art and Influence of Ruth E. Carter in Black Cinema” — runs through Dec. 2. It’s being presented by FashionAFRICANA and the history center. There are 75 pieces in the collection.

“They gave me his (Malcolm X) files, and I read what he wrote,” says Carter. “I noticed his penmanship and discovered he wanted to educate himself. He became a Muslim and embraced all people. He was more than a villain.”

Knowing some of the details and history about Malcolm X helped Carter design the perfect look for this character in the film, a biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. 

Learning the background of a character is what a true costume designer does. He or she researches the person they are about to outfit because the clothing is more than a costume or piece of material. It’s an essential part of who that character is and how he or she appears to the moviegoers, so as exact a replica as can be made is the goal of designers like Carter."

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56 Days Until Halloween!

Posted: September 5, 2018 

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