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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Snapshots, still frames and behind the scenes . . .

Welcome To The Wyndotte Street Photo Gallery (<---click here)

This time around, we've got a behind-the-scenes snapshot from the Naked Man Comedy Series, filming near downtown LA. We had the run of the place and a lot of fun.

What's a Wyndotte?
(Besides original comedy and live music videos?)
Find out HERE.

New black actor could be mega star - Derek Redmond in Shades Of Bad

New black actor could be mega star - Derek Redmond in Shades Of Bad

There is nothing more exciting than discovering talent !

Stuart St Paul met Derek Redmond on the 'after dinner speaker's circuit ', where they have both often been on the same bill. The two have became friends.

When Stuart suggested that Jean was looking for an actor to play a complex part and they both thought he would be perfect, Derek was interested.
The rest is now history.

Derek is an Olympian, won the Men's 4x400 metres event at the 1991 IAAF World Championships in Tokyo, Japan and 400m with team mates Roger Black, Kriss Akabusi and John Regis. St Paul had already worked with Akabusi on the TV show 'Do You Want A Smack'. So there was even more common ground. It is funny how this really is a small business and the players have long and inter tangled roots.

Explaining the part was not easy because Redmond appears as a bad guy, the kind who would kill anyone, but, he is there to save Doris from someone even worse. To say more would give too much away, but Derek, playing Drek, sends Doris Shades to Norway to collect a package and waits for her at home with the annoying Wilma.
(Click this para for Derek's first episode.)

These international sports stars have charisma, they have something special which is why they make such great presenters and panel show guests.

They already live the life of strange hours, world travel, TV cameras, panel shows and being under the press microscope at every move.

However, as celebrities, guests and keynote speakers they are plied with more bucks than actors are thrown, so it was the friendship that swung the deal and the fact that as it was a web series  his contribution could be shot around his very busy calendar.

Even then he often arrived late from another engagement, had to leave for an engagement, and while there Sky Sports were sending a satellite unit to the set to have him go live into the news. Shades Of Bad was a perfect fit as all the players have other engagements, but it did make scheduling a little bit of a challenge.

Stuart confirms that these were the first episodes that actress Jean Heard directed, purely as she was not in the UK in the story and as such was without a job while they were to film, and Buster Blackledge had gone off onto a movie.

Jean's Norwegian sections had been shot ages ago, long before Derek was cast, which to some extent sadly locked the flexibility of the script.

However it has all been made to work and series three ends with him able to come back for another season should he want to, however, the reality is that season 4 will no doubt start shooting around the time the Rio Olympics are on and Derek will be busy as a commentator or expert on a TV network somewhere round the world.

Research, here are a number of films you can click on to see what is going on

Click here for the 2016 trailer with Derek in, long before the episodes were cut, but it is a good taster.

Great first appearance, lets tweet and share and see where this goes for Derek....

Click here for the full Shades Of Bad playlist. Derek starts in Episode 43, if you want to jump in somewhere, episode 40 is not a bad place to start.

Since Norway, Jean has started a Travel Show spin off, DORIS VISITS, click here for the whole playlist. 
But click here for the cuts of Norway cobbled into a travel show episode, whilst not in the normal Doris Visits style gives a little of what was going on. All this was shot before Derek was cast.

Finally, please subscribe to the Shades Of Bad YouTube channel. Derek is in the show for around ten episodes... we have not counted them!


Olivia Jade (oliviajadebeauty) and her sister Bella try out being mother's to robotic babies!

TOP FIVE LIVE: Lie detector w/Cimorelli and their Mom

Friday, May 6, 2016

Andrea Russett: I Survived Sickhouse

Elle Meadows: I CAN GET DRUNK NOW (My Fear of Alcohol)

Taryn Southern: What NOT to Reveal on a First Date | First Date FAILS

No - Meghan Trainor COVER by Diamond White | GOT IT COVERED

Vacuum - Cyanide & Happiness Shorts

Emma Blackery: I Became BORING??

Feminist Frequency: Uncharted 4 Review

"Let It Go" by James Bay - Christina Grimmie + Before You Exit Cover

My Dream Quinceañera - Reunion Ep. 2 - Behind the Scenes of Miss Cover Girl 2016


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Nicolife: Season Finale

In Nicolife: Episode 6, Nicolai expresses his undying love for the dance instructor Kiri-Kiri.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Heading Out" (in 360°) - episode 4x15: Out With Dad

BlackBoxTV: 360 Horror | Michael Myers

Anna Akana: Time Travel (Anti-smoking PSA)

Alexis G. Zall: MY 5SOS TRANSFORMATION (w/ colliscool)

community channel: What Would Flies Say?

The Haunting Of Sunshine Girl: What the heck!? - Season 14 Episode 15

Breaking Trail: Monkey Tailed Lizard!


Life Noggin: The Science Of Hallucinations


Michelle Phan: ☂ Trend Report: Glitter Freckles, Geometric Undercuts + more

Arden Rose: Follow Me Around Haul! LET'S GO SHOPPIN'!

Claudia Sulewski: HEALTHY FOODS That CHANGED The Way I Eat!! Grocery Haul

Top 5 Celebrities With & Without Makeup - Top List Show Ever

One Minute Prom Dress Challenge | Closet Wars w/ The Merrell Twins

Jennxpenn's Top 10 Ways to Make a Good Impression

Out in 360° - Director's Vlog - May 1, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Flash Pulp - Censors: a Collective Detective Chronicle

Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Tonight from Skinner Co.: We join a prodigal daughter - but one member of the loose collection of electronic investigators that make up the Collective Detective - as she stands at the edge of a number of digital graves.

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Doris Shades from Shades Of Bad introduces you to a cruise ship in the spin off travel show.

Shades Of Bad web series shooting abroad.

If you have never cruised, then Doris Shades has the ideal information video. Shot on the same Black Magic camera the web series is shot on, and with just as many edits and cuts, it is one of the many travel show spin offs now feeding back to the drama series.

On this ship the final episode of season 3 was shot, some clips have found their way into promos even though the episode is not scheduled to go live until 2nd September. Before then, starting next week, Doris has been sent to Norway to collect a package, and all of that was done while on the Azura.

You will already have seen in episode 43, the arrival of new star Derek Redmond who sends her abroad. Click here to catch up.

The Barcelona episodes are due to go live after the Norway episodes which run for about ten shows. Barcelona episodes were shot while on the Britannia. The ship stops for about six hours and during that time considerable inserts for two episodes were shot with Manuel Martinez, actor Gary Keates.

The tour of P&O Azura is one of our many films, please visit our YouTube channel and subscribe free.

P&O AZURA cruise ship tour and review is below at the end of this blog. In it I tour the cruise ship Azura walking through all the major features of the ship. This was done on a tour of the mirror like still Fjords in 2015 and then on a Caribbean cruise in 2016.

This adds to the many films I have of cruise stop destinations from Fiji to Barbados, and gems like Bequia or botanical gardens. These help you orientate and choose before you travel.

I have also listed the cruises, by their cruise number in playlists that contain the films of the cruise stops in order.  I wish I had started earlier as I only have stills of Asia, India and previous cruises in the Mediterranean but I am playing catch up. Next I am off to St Petersburg in Russia.

I have tried to list most of the new Caribbean season cruises with playlists on our channel, please subscribe to the channel and help circulate to those interested in cruises.

For those of you who have never cruised then I hope this helps you. The ships are all totally different so it is a case of finding the cruise you want. Within the larger ships no two people will have exactly the same experience. You can be exclusive and you can party and play.

Some people prefer a small ship, others a large ship which is more like a city.  The Azura came into service in 2010 and was named by Darcey Bussell. It has so many features you will find it hard to discover them on just one visit.

The Azura is a mid size ship that takes 6 minutes 11 seconds to stop when at 24 knots.
Normally the ship only turns at one or two degrees to correct course, but the Azura can go over to 35 degrees. She can carry 3145 tonnes of fuel and at 23.5 knots is using 260 tonnes per day.

There are 900 cabins with private balconies and a number of staterooms. It has stabilisers that go out when seas are rough.

Cruising can be a totally casual affair, buffets and never needing to dress. Or, they can be an excuse to dress up and engage in formal nights and visit the fine dining spots. Cruising can be about 'Food Heroes'. Like many celebrities they can be found visiting on some cruises and they leave their mark and menus. Select dining and fine wines are part of cruise life like dressing up for formal nights. The Atul Kochhar's Sindhu restaurant, Olly Smith's Glass House, the Epicurean experience, the Beach House and others are all mentioned. If you need more information take a look at the P&O Fine Dining page. 

With a shopping centre, medical centre, laundry, and every other facility you would need, the Azura
normally has about 1174 crew to 3000 passengers. P&O have a great web site and list many details and crew there.

Azura is a stylish ship that was built by Fincantieri in Italy, started in 2008 finished in 2010 and has a gross tonnage of 115,055 MT, its displacement is 53,967 MT. Length is 288.6 meters and width is 36 meters which is 2 meters too wide to go through the Panama Canal. The bridge is 50.5 meters wide. Deck 15 and above is made of aluminium, the decks get lighter as you go up. The heavy plant, engines and sewage pumps, propellors and fresh water making equipment put most of the weight at the bottom. Fresh water is made by 3 large evaporators that can produce 90,000 gallons per hour.

If you are thinking of a first cruise, then the Azura is not a bad choice. You can then decide if you wish to try a smaller or a larger ship, or, it's sister ship the Ventura. Here is my tour, please share.

Links for playlists are as below....

AZURA A630 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A630
AZURA A631 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A631
AZURA A632 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A632
AZURA A633 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A633
AZURA A701 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A701
AZURA A702 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A702
AZURA A703 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A703
AZURA A704 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A704
AZURA A705 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A705
AZURA A706 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A706
AZURA A731 there is a playlist of stops for P&O AZURA A731

Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, Totola, Miami, Canaveral, Bequia, Azores, Key West, Fiji, Norway, Mediterranean, Baltics, Canaries..... take a look....

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