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Sunday, April 16, 2017

NFTRW Weekly Top Five

Here are the top five comment generating posts this past week:

Screw That!

Tools of the Trade | Safety, Jobsite Safety, Construction Safety: My first experience of a serious tool-related injury occurred in about 2004 when I was framing a house. It was a warm summer day, and not too muggy—the best kind for work like that. Our lead framer had gone to another job, leaving me and a newer guy alone to frame the exterior walls. He was a hard-worker, earnest in his desire to get the job done. But he was also frenetic in everything he did, which made me nervous.

Cosplayers influenced the costume design in Star Wars animated shows

The Verge: One of the big panels this afternoon at Star Wars Celebration was Dave Filoni: Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates. Filoni, the supervisor on Clone Wars and Rebels, and Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo spoke about the origins of Lucasfilm’s animated shows. During the presentation, Filoni revealed an interesting tidbit: cosplayers helped the creators improve the show.

A Second Bite of the Wonka Bar: Reimagining ‘Charlie’ for Broadway

The New York Times: Willy Wonka has always known the importance of a good edit.

“You see,” he said in 1964, unsuccessfully cautioning Violet Beauregarde against sampling his magical chewing gum, “I haven’t got it quite right yet.”

By 1971, it was his own idiosyncratic phraseology he was revising. “Strike that,” he said after one head-scratching formulation. “Reverse it.”

Now, the quirky chocolatier is himself being reimagined — this time for Broadway.

6 Reasons to Use Gantt Chart

Project Management Software ZilicusPM: It is true that we are hearing a lot about agile project management, agile methodology of project delivery. But there are advantages Gantt chart has to offer for those follow traditional way of planning and delivering projects. Thousands of companies and millions of users use, refer Gantt chart to plan project schedule better, be more productive, provide better clarity of project delivery and improve communication.

The Broadway Green Alliance Announces the Winner of Its College Green Captain Contest

Lighting&Sound America Online - News: The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) announced the winner of its annual College Green Captain contest. Hamilton green captain Seth Stewart announced the prize at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 9, 2017. This year's prize includes two tickets to Hamilton, and a backstage tour.

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