Research and visual aids for Group Dance Numbers

This is a running list of images and video for the group dance numbers that are part of TRADE PRACTICES. G.1 SWITCH TO FEAR Add some vids! G.2 DANCE OF ARB Add some vids here too! G.3 REORGANIZATION Coming out of E.5 and leading into T.6, “Reorganization” begins as a part of the OWN storyline … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for INV

This is a running list of images and video for the INV storyline written by Eisa Davis, first workshopped for presentation in February 2013 at HERE’s Culturemart festival in New York City. INFO & TRADING ROUNDS. Mayor Bloomberg ringing the NYSE opening bell, Oct 31, 2012 And for something sillier, Robert Downey Jr. ringing to … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for OWN

This is a running list of images and video for the OWN storyline with text and lyrics by Chris Wells and music by Xander Duell, first workshopped in October 2012 at HERE in New York City; then presented in February 2013 at HERE’s Culturemart festival. If you’re looking for the dance video research for the … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for MGT

This is a running list of images and video for the MGT storyline by Robert Lyons, first workshopped in October 2012 at HERE in New York City; then presented in February 2013 at HERE’s Culturemart festival. EPISODE 1. GAME SHOW Game show style and aesthetic of the old Bob Barker The Price is Right? Or Family Feud … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for WRK

This is a running list of images and video for the WRK storyline by Qui Nguyen, first workshopped in July 2012 at the Williams College Theatre Lab in Williamstown, MA; then presented in February 2013 at the Culturemart festival at HERE in New York City. EPISODE 1. To set up the Odyssey overlay on the Workers … Continue reading

Interstitial (trading round) videos

T.1 (preshow) Robert: introductory promo video playing (on loop?) at start MEDIA SAMPLES: COMPANY AD, TRAILER   T.2 (after E.1) Erin: maybe about the Currency Industry? Showing what money is, the different aspects of it? Or a rudimentary econ lesson about how money moves etc (like the Banking YouTube videos we found?) Have this conversation … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for MKT

This is a running list of images and video for the MKT storyline by KJ Sanchez, first workshopped in December 2012 at HERE in New York City. EPISODE 1. Argentine economic crisis (1999-2002) A bit of economic history underlying Patricia’s backstory: 1999 December 10 Fernando de la Rua becomes Argentina’s president. He campaigned on promises to … Continue reading

Current denominations of U.S. currency

Wikipedia says: Currently printed denominations are $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. Notes above the $100 denomination stopped being printed in 1946 and were officially withdrawn from circulation in 1969. These notes were used primarily in inter-bank transactions or by organized crime; it was the latter usage that prompted President Richard Nixon to issue an executive order in 1969 halting their use. With … Continue reading

Stock Certificates

In corporate law, a stock certificate (also known as certificate of stock or share certificate) is a legal document that certifies ownership of a specific number of shares of stock in a corporation. In large corporations, buying shares does not always lead to a stock certificate (in a case of a small number of shares purchased by a private individual, for instance). (Wikipedia, “Stock Certificate“)

Evolution of logos and brand identities

Good to think about eventually for the restructuring / post-restructuring scenes — what kind of rebranding goes with it, name changes, new logos, new architectural / interior design of the Company spaces, etc. ___________________________ from 9gag.com

Media Samples: Company Ad, Trailer

Arkay – packaging company. If you’re only going to watch one of these, this should be the one you watch. Mondragon Cooperative Corporation — targeted at outside information seekers? detailed company history, corporate values, company organization and industries, very long lists of sectors, products and services. Telenor Pakistan — telecommunications industry, targeted at employees, “welcome aboard and enjoy … Continue reading

Kick-ass advertisements, early April 2012 edition

Fantastic tv spots for a British organic milk/yogurt company, in rap version:

Pinterest fun

Check out our pinterest boards for TRADE PRACTICES: http://pinterest.com/krimart/trade-practices/ http://pinterest.com/sirromdivad/trade-stock-exchanges/ more to come …

Andreas Gursky photos of trading floors

Chicago Board of Trade II [from Wikimedia]

Open outcry handsignals documentation

Trading Pit History at tradingpithistory.com Oh my god, so awesome!  Not sure how I missed this previously. Has very clear, thorough photo documentation of the different hand signals used on different trading floors, along with textual explanations.  Totally brilliant! Seems to have been assembled by a trader (maybe the guy in the photos?  I haven’t thoroughly … Continue reading

Christmas on Wall St.

I forgot I had this, taken on a December night when we were rehearsing in that old bank vault in a sub-basement on Wall Street.

The CHX website design

Clean, simple.  Evocative of newspaper stock tables, international airports, and the periodic table.  Primal information.

Photos: How To Act Like A Trader : The Picture Show : NPR

[from NPR]

The Merc, old and new

Collages — David’s initial interests