Virtue and Moir 29 - Classical and elegant

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  1. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    Oh, everything not gold will be upset.
     
  2. sap5

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    Jeff Billings
     
  3. parapluies

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    Thanks!
     
  4. pani

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    Guys, what happened with Iggie blog? I cant fint it anymore :confused: I am worry about her.
     
  5. Emdee

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    I saw some of the Thornhill entries and no sign of VM. But even if the do skate there it will likely be last minute.

    Havent seen her blog for some time. Hope all is well.
     
  6. pani

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    I dont think, they will skate at Thornhill. Maybe too early for them to show one of there program in best shape.
    Will P-I, G-P be there? And what about Hasegawas?
     
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Club comp. season is here!

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    The interim entry list is here. P/I for both events, R/H in the free, no G/P (at least not yet), no Hasegawas.
     
  10. pani

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    Thanks! I forget about aul injury :(
     
  11. Emdee

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    I think I wil go for a little while if I can make it.
    Would like to see Nam and Rogozine skate as well.
     
  12. pani

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    And its ineteresting to see Roman Sadovsky. He did gret debute at JGP last season, but couldnt compete at Nationals.
    And there will be a lot off goo ice dance teams too :)
    Its interesting, that Zoueva will send her teams to Quebec Summer competition, but not to Thornhill.
     
  13. parapluies

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    Does anyone know what happened? Her twitter page still exists
     
  14. Lety

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    I would also like to know what happened... I asked another fan about it and she told me that her Twitter page has not been updated for the last days ...
     
  15. Shayii

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    I haven't checked the blog lately because I've just been so busy, but I hope this is temporary or something. Hopefully everything is ok

    I had hoped Tessa and Scott would do thornhill just so we could see them earlier.

    You guys look how cute this is! Grown up Tessa and Scott watching baby Tessa and Scott. (From the Strombo interview).
     
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  16. pani

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    But there is no there names in Thornhill competitiors list. So we could hope they will compete in Finland. With skating long time in CSOI they maybe need more time to be ready on there main competitors level.
    Yes, it was cute to see TS reaction on this interview. And they still taling they are working hard and this work paid off :D

    Happy 4th July to out friends from USA! :encore:
     
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    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I think Max and Scott have something common
     
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  20. iggie

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    hi,

    thanks for the concern. i'm fine ... i wanted to do some experimenting with my blog, so i just moved it. it's now back.
     
  21. pani

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    Yeeehhhh, Iggie is back :encore:
    Hi! Thanks!
     
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    :)

    Thanks Pani.

    I was working on a behind the scenes series about what it takes to run the blog. Do you guys have any questions -- do you wonder how I create certain things, plan it, execute it? For real, I run websites and social media for companies so this is a professionally run blog, even though it's a fan blog.
     
  23. Emdee

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    Welcome back, Iggie - though you were in truth not really gone...

    A testament to the warmth and affection of the VM board that some of us were worried about you.

    Would love to read your behind the scenes series. Now it makes sense that you are a professional. Your writing flows so beautifully - all ingredients perfectly balanced.
     
  24. Emdee

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    Now that July is here it is time to review past programs in my book.
    For some reason I started with Valse Triste. There is a purity in their skating at that age and the choreo so perfectly suits them. My favourite in those early years is still Umbrellas.
     
  25. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Well... I don't have a lot of specific questions, I'm just really impressed by it because it looks like it takes soooo much work. I am curious how you never seem to miss anything - like you have every article about an event, every different version of a program on youtube - how do you scour the internet to make sure?

    Another thing I like about it is that you create a lot of content to blog about that is V&M related but not a re-posting of the latest news. Like you went really in depth researching Funny Face and past versions of Carmen (on and off ice), and then the montage maker interviews... so where do you get your ideas and do you try to time them to give us something to read during the off season/boring periods?

    Yes, it's one of my most favorite programs to that music. I would love to see them re-skate it with the power they have today (not to say it wasn't lovely then).
     
  26. pani

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    I felt in love with TS after I saw Valse Triste in the night in my TV from SC. It was special moment. And I remember, how Tarasova talked about how she was impressed with them at that night.
    2008 was good year for me, because I enjoy a lot off programs in ice dance and my new favorites won silver. Sweet times.
     
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    One of myy favorite moment in their earlier progrms is in Umbrellas - the section where they are criss-crossing each other and Scott reaches out when they intersect. Something about that move combined with the music, that's what did it for me.

    Their talent was so overwhelmingly apparent even when they were younger. I came to know about them while watching canadians one year when they showed their junior worlds programs. I was still undergoing B&K withdrawal at the time!

    Hope everyone is having a nice relaxing summer!
     
  28. iggie

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    haha

    i am in pr, but pr is extraordinarily vast. the world's largest pr firm is edelman. it has 67 offices with almost 5000 employees ... it's all about specialties. i went to pr school, our teaching was broken down like:

    - media relations
    - crisis management
    - social and digital media
    - corporate social responsibility and sustainability
    - event planning and management
    - strategic communications
    - change management and communication
    - research for public relations
    - design for public relations

    when we were tested, we had to achieve everything. we hosted events, and we actually had to do them, execute, etc. our biggest problem: one person spelled a guest's name wrong on the guest card. that was huge and we barely passed because of that mistake alone. we took real world crisis stories and figured out how we would do crisis management and there is really is only one answer -- if you got, you passed. if you didn't, you could redo it. at the end, you got a job.

    i was behind the scenes, helping to do this event which is described here, in this article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/rob-ford-arts-mayor/article12875978/
    i know exactly why the journalist wrote this story and i saw it being created.

    lol

    i do marketing, but i once did high fashion marketing for some of the most important designers in canada. it's absolutely extraordinary and powerful. i don't do this, knocking on your door, asking you to buy a product we both know you don't need. and sometimes, the work we do doesn't generate obvious profit, immediately, but we're just building a brand. and sometimes, you'll know the power of hiring us when something goes wrong and we have to fix it and restore it to its original glory. companies need our help to change things, because change is hard. then if i'm doing marketing, i'll outsource media relations to specialists and event management to specialists. i'll set up photo shoot ideas and work with specialists to execute it. etc. etc.

    it's a fascinating profession and it's a great way to create a balance with your life and your interests and your family and the people you love. i could create my own firm. be a director somewhere. a coordinator elsewhere. volunteer my skills. supervise interns. lol. it's interesting. but a part of my job is to run website and social media sites for companies. lol. you guys are lucky that i just have to do it myself because there's no business model where the blog makes sense. one current challenge in pr is to measure the importance of social media. you invest a lot into it, and you'd never waste your resources, but how do you show that it gives you a return? do you look at the overall visitors? do you look at the likes? what is success? in my last job, i ran a facebook site that had 80 likes. but 80 likes sounds low. 1000 likes sounds impressive. so if i only get to 300 likes, did i fail? how does 1000 likes compare with facebook fan pages that have 3 million? compulsorydances ... it never generates many comments on the blog itself. it has very little subscribers. it has a great view count overall, but other blogs get millions per day. so a ceo would say "misha, you can't prove to me that this blog is a good investment". and if they were to act based on the bottom line, they'd kill the blog and assign me elsewhere, or i wouldn't be able to do an amazing job at what it takes to grow it. that's the challenge the people in charge of social media face ...

    but i have a sense of humour. it's all up to me. and i can come here or on twitter, to read comments about people talking about my blog. nothing needs to be said on my blog to feel like it's worth it.
     
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    here's the series ... http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/2013/06/behind-scenes-introduction.html

    i call myself a communications specialist because i like to communicate. "communicate" is different than "writing". one conveys the actual message the perfect way. the other, just writes and if anyone can read it, doesn't really matter. someone else could be a communications strategist or a communications coordinator.

    cherub

    I am curious how you never seem to miss anything - like you have every article about an event, every different version of a program on youtube - how do you scour the internet to make sure?


    http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/2013/06/behind-scenes-how-i-find-information.html

    Another thing I like about it is that you create a lot of content to blog about that is V&M related but not a re-posting of the latest news. Like you went really in depth researching Funny Face and past versions of Carmen (on and off ice), and then the montage maker interviews... so where do you get your ideas and do you try to time them to give us something to read during the off season/boring periods?


    okay. well, I have two degrees in English literature. I truly know how to read English, throughout history. There was one point where this English was as normal to me as this English and this English and I don't even feel lazy enjoying this English ... if they make a movie about it, fine. I'll watch it and the cartoon ... I know that a lot goes into reading, comprehension and understanding. I knew that if I saw "Funny Face" then their fd would make more sense. If you never knew the movie, it'd hard to get the dance. If you saw the actual scenes that they worked with, then it's be amazing.

    But it takes me a lot of time to do it. And it's a lot of work, so I personally have to enjoy it. And there are people behind the montages, who would love to explain how it works for them. Ditto for photos. Let's chat with them in a focused way and a systematic way. Let's ask them all the same questions and you'll learn so much no matter what the answer. Even the differences tell you something.
     
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  30. pani

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    O, thank you, Iggie! You give so many interesting information to us. Not just about FS and VM. Yjank you again :)