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FWAFA “Into the Woods” reflects on worldly problems

first_img Previous articleSGA promotes connectedness with Visibility DayNext articleFaculty Senate talks ignorance and free speech Elizabeth Hinz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Cost of textbooks on the rise Linkedin Recruitment brings college dance opportunities to Arlington Heights High School Elizabeth Hinz Facebook Elizabeth Hinz is a sophomore journalism major from Sugar Land, Texas. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/center_img Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/ Study ranks TCU third for liquor-law violations per 10,000 students Twitter printhttps://vimeo.com/240682067As she scrubbed the floor, her step-sisters and stepmother howled in laughter at her request to attend the King’s ball. At the same time, a young boy traded his family’s cow for five magic beans, a girl in a red cape is skipping to Grandma’s house, a woman trapped in a tall tower lets down her long hair and a witch puts a curse on a baker and his wife’s home.Cinderella does chores as her step-sisters and step mother ridicule her. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)These first scenes introduced the audience to The Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts “Into the Woods,” a high school musical based on The Brothers Grimm fairytales that intertwines common fairy tales into one story.“Into the Woods” has a larger agenda than singing and dancing to entertain its audience. Director C. Nicholas Morris said the musical tackles worldly issues “that we can relate to as an adult audience.”Family matters, loss, temptation, greed, honesty and forgiveness are just some of deeper issues Morris said he hopes the audience will connect with and begin to think more about.Senior Hayden Hart plays the Baker, who is on a quest to have a child with his wife. A curse is placed on their house by a neighboring witch, so their adventure starts by going into the woods to try to break the curse.The Witch puts a curse on the Baker and his wife. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)Hart said there are a lot of messages the cast is trying to send to the audience, but some are more brought out than others, such as the message in the last song of the musical.“They say, basically be careful what you tell your children because they will listen and grow up into what you tell them to be,” Hart said.To understand the varied messages throughout the musical, Morris said the cast had to tackle the subtext and dig deeper into what looks like a very simple fairytale on the surface, but is actually a lot more involved.“We had them research the original fairytales and read those books,” Morris said. “Also, just having community time and talking as a cast about ‘What do giants mean? What does that represent in the show?’”The Witch talks to the Baker. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)Senior Katie Blanton plays the Witch, an old hag who puts a curse on the Baker and his wife. Blanton said analyzing the witch’s past helped her discover how to better play the character.“The witch, her past is just insane,” Blanton said. “Studying her back ground, it makes so much sense for every move she does, every word she says.”The cast has been practicing every week since the first of September, but auditions go back to the second week of school. The audition process was led by a panel of judges including Morris, FWAFA teachers and local professionals.“This year we did it different from past years, so the first night they just came in and did their vocal cuts for us,” Morris said.The next night the panel had callbacks and held the dance audition, read scenes and sang more before casting the show. Morris said one reason for choosing this musical was to stray from FWAFA’s recent history of having big ensemble shows, and instead focus on challenging students to audition for one, specific role.The cast dances on stage at the end act one. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)Hart said he decided to audition for the role as the Baker because he felt like he could relate to the character.“I kind of connect with him because he’s a very scared little guy, which I’m not as scared of everything like he is, but I can just relate to a lot of what he goes through in the show,” Hart said.The second reason for choosing “Into the Woods,” was to introduce the students to a complex Stephen Sondheim musical. Morris said Sondheim is “challenging musically, rhythmically” and it’s mentally fatiguing for the students to keep up with the musical changes on stage.The Witch scolds her daughter Rapunzel. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)Blanton sang a solo as the Witch in the first act of the musical, which started with her angrily telling her daughter Rapunzel how children should listen to their mothers, and then the song quickly switched to a slower rhythm as she asked Rapunzel to stay with her.“Sondheim who wrote the show wrote every little note so complex, and each note has a message,” Blanton said. “I think that’s what’s so unique about the show is although there’s so much material, there’s a message behind every word.”The musical will run through Nov. 4  and you can buy tickets at the FWAFA website. Supreme Court allows Birdville prayer case to stand Facebook + posts Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/ ReddIt ReddIt Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/last_img read more

Spyware exports in Turkey: RSF Germany denounces the German company FinFisher

first_img RSF Germany along with NGOs go after FinFisher for illegally selling spyware in Turkey and call for worldwide reinforcement of the regulations governing surveillance technology exports. Help by sharing this information Related documents rsf_germany_pressrelease_finfisher_spyware.pdfPDF – 57.97 KB News June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation TurkeyGermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Council of EuropeInternetFreedom of expression The Society for Civil Rights (GFF), Reporters Without Borders Germany (RSF Germany), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the blog Netzpolitik.org have filed a criminal lawsuit against the German company FinFisher for exporting the spyware FinSpy to Turkey without export license.The public prosecution in Munich, where the FinFisher Company is based, has opened an investigation into the case. A FinSpy sample found on a Turkish website built the basis for this lawsuit. The Turkish government planted the spyware on a fake version of the Turkish oppositional website Adalet. While the original Adalet website was intended to help activists coordinate during the protest marches in summer 2017 against president Erdogan, the fake version of the Adalet website, offered users a networking application that, once installed, infected their devices with the FinSpy malware.”It is outrageous and unacceptable to see German spyware being used against journalists and oppositional voices in Turkey“, says Christian Mihr, Executive Director of Reporters without Borders Germany. “This, once again, illustrates the deficiencies of the European export regime of surveillance technology and the dire need for its reform”, he continues.When used and installed on a recipient’s mobile device, FinSpy enables government authorities access to telephone and VoIP conversations, data systems, screenshots and other photos, GPS data, microphones and connection data as well as to various applications. Consequently, it constitutes a great threat to activists and journalists as it fully exposes their communication with contacts and sources.Several independent analysts conducted a forensic examination of the malware sample found in Turkey and came to the conclusion that it is a new version of FinSpy. Moreover, time stamps in the code clearly show that this FinSpy malware could not have been coded nor exported before October 2016.Yet, since 2015, the European Dual-Use regulation as well as the German Foreign Trade and Payments Act require companies to obtain a licence when exporting surveillance technology outside of the EU. The German government has confirmed that it has not granted a single export license for intrusion software since 2015. In Germany, even maintenance and updates of software are subject to licensing. In exporting FinSpy to Turkey FinFisher was acting in clear violation of both German Law and EU regulations, thereby committing a criminal offense.To download the full text of RSF Germany, click hereFor more information, please contact Jennifer Schiementz at [email protected]  or under +49 30 609 895 33 55 to go further News September 5, 2019 – Updated on October 8, 2019 Spyware exports in Turkey: RSF Germany denounces the German company FinFisher Credit: alliance / chromorange “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts News June 7, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan TurkeyGermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Council of EuropeInternetFreedom of expression News RSF_en Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF sayslast_img read more

Who killed Deyda Hydara ?

first_imgReports Follow the news on Gambia Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom January 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who killed Deyda Hydara ? RSF_en GambiaAfrica to go further July 23, 2019 Find out more January 27, 2020 Find out more News GambiaAfrica Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report of its investigation into the 16 December 2004 murder of its correspondent in The Gambia. There is a body of suspicion, based on a very similar modus operandi, that shows a resemblance between this murder and cases that have never been resolved by the police, said the organisation. It calls on President Jammeh to appoint an independent commission of investigation. Help by sharing this information Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report of its investigation into the 16 December 2004 murder of its correspondent in The Gambia, Deyda Hydara. It calls on President Yahya Jammeh to appoint an independent commission of investigation after discovering that “most witnesses are afraid of being questioned by the authorities”. The worldwide press freedom organisation has also asked for a personal meeting with the Gambian president to present its recommendations.Killers used known modus operandiThe report published after an on-the-spot investigation by a Reporters Without Borders representative in Gambia and Senegal on 21-27 December 2004, reconstructs in detail the events of the night of the murder, on the 13th anniversary of the founding of the tri-weekly The Point, edited by Deyda Hydara. Based on previously unheard testimony it retraces events in the hour leading up to the ambush and concludes that the journalist was “murdered by well-organised professionals in a premeditated operation” which could well have been aimed at “the entire management of The Point”.Reporters Without Borders also makes a link between this operation against one of the country’s most respected journalists and several other acts of brutality that targeted the opposition press in 2003 and 2004, for which nobody was ever charged.The organisation highlights common features to some of the attacks, in particular the use of cars with no number plates. The murder of Deyda Hydara also appears to be linked to a series of threats against the independent press in Gambia.Reporters Without Borders publishes in full two anonymous letters sent to Gambian journalists in 2004. The first was signed by a disbanded group of self-proclaimed supporters of the president and the second, unsigned, contained threats of violence against journalists who challenged the government. Reporters Without Borders also re-explores a murder attempt the previous year “in similar circumstances” against a lawyer, Ousman Sillah, who has since sought refuge in the United States. There is a body of suspicion, based on a very similar modus operandi, that shows a resemblance between these cases that have never been resolved by the police, said the organisation.Reporters Without Borders also points to the atmosphere of “extreme tension” against which the murder was perpetrated against the co-founder and co-owner of The Point who was also correspondent in Gambia for Agence France-Presse (AFP).Days before Hydara’s death, Gambia’s parliament passed two extremely repressive laws against the press. In its report, the organisation repeats an appeal to President Jammeh not to promulgate these two new laws and to agree a legislative framework for the press via a process of negotiation with the journalists’ union. Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Organisation August 6, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Related documents rapport_deyda_hydara_en_1.pdfPDF – 810.3 KB last_img read more

Footballers must be free to choose who to play for – Mc Cartey

first_img Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – March 8, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous articleDonegal has third highest number of ghost estates in IrelandNext articleTug of War World Gold for Gerard Porter News Highland A Derry MLA has hit out at Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill, whio has said he wanta a gentleman’s agreement with his Republic of Ireland counterpart Martin O’Neill to prevent players switching to the Republic.Players born on the island of Ireland have the right to represent either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland and can switch, as long as they have not already played in an official competition at senior international level for either country.Michael O’Neill told the Irish Daily Mail the number of players that have opted to play for the Republic and not made a senior appearance is in double figures.Foyle MLA Raymond Mc Cartney says the rights of players to play for who they wish must be respected……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/raymcifa.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Footballers must be free to choose who to play for – Mc Cartey News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

New Abelias

first_imgBy April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaAbelias are perfect for Southern landscapes. The drought-tolerant, disease- and insect-resistant evergreen shrub thrives in Georgia’s climate. Thanks to a University of Georgia plant breeder, gardeners and landscapers will soon have four new stunning varieties to choose from. “Abelias are everywhere,” said Carol Robacker, a horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “They have virtually no pests, grow during drought conditions and some varieties will bloom from May until frost.” In their natural state, abelias can grow 10 feet tall and have a wild, free-form structure. Flowers are small and not very fragrant. “The nice thing about breeding abelia is its tremendous variability. There are huge differences among seedlings,” she said.In her Griffin laboratory, Robacker has spent the past decade breeding varieties that are compact, fragrant and full of blooms, making them more attractive for use in the landscape. A member of the honey-suckle family, the abelia’s sweet, floral fragrance was one attribute she wanted to emphasize. “We were breeding against some of the wildness,” she said. “Selecting compact growth, fragrant flowers and great foliage color, we have made them stunningly beautiful.” The new varieties are as follows:Cloud 99 billows with fragrant white blooms all summer. Reaching a height of 4.5 feet tall, the emerald-green foliage contrasts against the crisp white blooms, creating a cloud-like appearance. The variety has exceptional drought tolerance and survives 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Plum Surprise’s leaves and stems are worth watching. The leaves go from yellow-green and purple in March and April to emerald-green in May, eventually turning crimson in autumn. New stems are bright red before developing a brown cast with age. The purple beauty has an unusual weeping shape that grows to be 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Relatively light on blooms, flowers are scattered individually or in pairs and are pale yellow with purple blush. It’s extremely drought- and heat- resistant. Raspberry Profusion blooms early and with force. An abundance of fragrant raspberry flowers bloom in early May. By mid-June it’s completely covered in pink. The emerald leaves are evergreen and hardy to 6 degrees below zero. This plant can grow to be 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide.Lavender Mist gets its name from its mist-like glossy blue-green leaves and fragrant lavender blooms. It’s unique among abelias. Blooms appear in mid-June and stay until autumn, with flushes in June and August. With a slightly sweeping structure, it grows to 5.5 feet tall and more than 9 feet wide. Ball Horticultural Company holds the license for Plum Surprise, Raspberry Profusion and Lavender Mist. For more information or locations, visit the Web site www.ballhort.com.“There is a lot yet to be done with this species,” Robacker said. “The biggest limiting factor is people don’t know what it is, so they don’t ask for it, and don’t use it”. Abelias don’t require much maintenance, but do need at least six hours of sunlight a day. Rainwater usually provides enough water. Every two years, cut abelias back to knee height to keep the blooms heavy and the shape compact. (April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Selling corn before harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC The USDA increased the export demand pace for corn. Should the U.S. produce a trend line corn yield of 174 bushels per acre this year, then carryout would drop from the current level of 2.1 billion to just below 1.6 billion by next summer. If that were to happen, then corn is undervalued.However, the nearly perfect growing conditions across 90% of the Corn Belt is keeping prices down at the moment. The corn crop is setting itself up for a 180-bushel per acre national average estimate, which would mean 500 million more bushels and a carryout over 2 billion. If that would occur then Dec corn is overvalued today.On June 29 we will learn if the U.S. farmers planted more corn acres than estimated in the spring by the USDA. Expectations are that an increase of a half million to 1 million additional acres might have been planted. That would translate into an additional 100 to 200 million bushels to the carryout. This is not something that will help those looking for something to help rally this marketIn four of the last nine years (2009, 2013, 2014 and 2016) Dec corn futures drifted lower from mid-June through harvest. Weather analog years show 2009 and 2014 having similar weather conditions to this year so far.In five of the last nine years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017) Dec corn had a pop in prices at some point later in the summer. Weather forecasts should be biggest driver of the corn market going forward. There is a lot of summer to go and it’s still hot in many parts of the Corn Belt, but rain makes grain.The trade war certainly isn’t helping the situation but the amount of corn exported is small in relationship to beans on a percentage basis. The U.S. produces over 30% of the world’s corn and soybeans, it’s not as simple as not buying our product. Why I want to sell corn before harvestOver the last two weeks I’ve explained why I use average yields as estimates when selling corn prior to harvest. I’ve explained that there are a lot of advantages for selling before harvest.Historically, the best futures levels tend to occur during the middle of summer. Over the last 30 years, the price for new crop corn has been higher in May than October 75% of the time. Conversely, storing corn, hoping for a rally where prices the following spring are higher than at harvest, only happened 50% of the time. When a farmer stores corn they need to also factor in either the cost of commercial storage or home storage and the interest paid on the value of the stored grain. Either way this extra cost reduces the chances for better prices from harvest to spring to less than 50%. Even in the last 10 years only 2010 and 2011 saw significantly higher prices after harvest that exceeded those of the summer before harvest. Taking advantage of market carry premium and basis flexibilityFarmers can also take advantage of market carry premium in the market. That is when future months are worth more than current months. This opportunity is only available if a farmer has sold their corn by harvest.There is also the benefit of basis increasing after harvest, which happens in most years, even if futures prices don’t rally.When considering the profit opportunity potential of market carry and basis there is a better chance to maximize profitability by selling before harvest than waiting until after, hoping for a rally while paying storage costs and interest.Despite these benefits, a lot of farmers are fearful of committing to selling their grain before harvest. Why I don’t worry about selling my grain before harvestCrop InsuranceMy crop insurance protects all sales up to 80% of my normal APH yield, so as long as I don’t sell over 80% of my APH yields, then my sales are covered against a rally. This doesn’t mean I will get to take advantage of those higher prices, only that I don’t have to worry about coming up with bushels to cover the sales I made if I don’t raise the crop. Missing out on future ralliesOften farmers fear missing out on futures rallies, so they wait. But from my perspective, every time I sell I could be potentially missing out on a future rally regardless of the time of year. Nobody knows when the highs and lows of the market will occur. Therefore, since I’m willing to presell 80% of my grain before harvest, I can still take advantage of future rallies, but they’ll just be on next year’s crop instead of this year. Pre-selling doesn’t keep me from profiting on rallies when they come, it just may change which year I use it. Breakeven uncertaintyI use averages from the last three years and assume a minor inflation increase. I make sure to include all expenses, including fair market rental value for owned land, cost of living expenses, equipment custom rates, etc. In the end, I’m usually really close every year. My biggest expense variable can be fertilizer prices. Still, even a $100 per ton price shift, which is pretty big, only adjusts my breakeven price by 11 cents or about $20 per acre. I can eliminate this risk buy purchasing in advance. Final yield uncertaintyYields actually have the biggest effect on my breakeven prices, more than any other variable. For every bushel produced above or below my average production, my breakeven price changes 2 cents or $3.50 per acre. Instead of letting this significant variable keep me from selling before harvest I use average yields for planning. I reserve the extra profits when yields are high, and pull from those reserves during dry years. This takes some discipline to do, but the extra profit potential makes it worth it for me.I think the benefits of selling before harvest outweigh the negatives. The market usually trades above my breakeven point at least once during the marketing year, so I try to take advantage when it does. 2017 might have been the first year in a very long time where that didn’t happen. So far in 2018 the market has already traded above the average farmers’ breakeven point and there is no guarantee it will happen again.Since weather is the main driver for corn prices and completely unpredictable, I need to have a grain marketing strategy in place that provides the best chances of profit potential every year. For me historically there is a lot of rationale to support selling most of my corn before harvest. Granted it takes discipline and planning, but it’s worth it for the increased chances to maximize profitability for my farm operation and minimize my risk exposure. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

Get Ready For The ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit: June 13-14 in New York City

first_imgWe hope to see you this summer in NYC!Event Registration Online for The ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit powered by Eventbrite richard macmanus Tags:#Admin#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Today I’m very excited to announce the next evolution of ReadWriteWeb events: The ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit, happening June 13-14 at Columbia University in New York City. We’re planning to reward our passionate audience with the best tech, people and ideas the Web has to offer in two unique and fun ways.Day one of the summit will feature many great talks from some of the smartest folks in technology and media. Joining us so far are Fred Wilson, Gawker CEO Nick Denton, Jason Calacanis, danah boyd, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue and Chris Dixon – with many more names to be announced in the coming weeks.Day two is all about learning and interaction. Our previous summits have allowed RWW’s smart and influential community to contribute to the programming, which has been a huge success. That’s not changing. Early registrants will have the opportunity to suggest topics that will serve as inspiration for breakout discussions and enriching workshops, catering to all levels of Web knowledge.All that, and a few surprises as well!Ready to sign up? Head over to the teaser site and purchase our Early Adopter ticket. In addition to getting the best general admission price of $595 for the full two day event, you’ll also be able to suggest topics for day two’s interactive sessions. Once all of the Early Adopter tickets are sold, the regular price for the summit will be $795.We’ll be launching our full 2WAY Summit site soon and will announce even more great speakers and programming.Is there something or someone you’d love to see at the 2WAY summit? Let us know in the comments, or you can email our Community Manager Seamus Condron.If you’d like to propose your own session for our day two programming, fill out this form.Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner? Email our COO Sean Ammirati.One more thing… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

The Dolly Zoom: Film History and Video Tutorial

first_imgZollySmash ShotTriple Reverse Zoom Vertigo ZoomSmash ZoomRetrograde Zoom Trans-TravTrombone ShotReverse Give your shots some depth with a dolly zoom. Check out the history of this popular film shot, as well as a few tips to nail it on-set.What is a Dolly Zoom?The dolly zoom is an easy film shooting technique in theory but not as easy in practice. It’s accomplished by zooming in while the camera dollies back, or vise-versa.The technique, when performed correctly changes the field of view for the background but not the main subject. So, the background will compress behind your subject making the frame feel compact (or if done the opposite way a dolly zoom will make the scene grow to feel spacious and open).Dolly zooms go by a lot of different names including: If you want to be a successful filmmaker you need to know every single term. Just kidding…most people just refer to it as a dolly zoom.History of the Dolly ZoomThe dolly zoom was ‘invented’ by a second-unit cameraman, Irmin Roberts on the set of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Roberts made history with his new cinematic technique but was uncredited in the film.The technique was later popularized and widely used in many classic films including Jaws and E.T. Today dolly zooms can be seen in tons of major motion pictures, causing some to say they are overused. The following video by Vashi Nedomansky shows the progression of dolly zooms over the years.When Should I Use the Dolly Zoom?A dolly zoom is often used when trying to simulate dizziness or internal conflict. Simply put, a dolly zoom will make your subject appear crowded when you zoom in or isolated when you zoom out.For Hitchcock the technique was used to extend depth and a feeling of dizziness but for Spielberg the technique is usually used to convey discomfort. Obviously there is no set in stone rule for when you can and can not use a dolly zoom but like any other film technique, motivation is the key to determining whether or not it is appropriate for the your scene.Dolly Zoom TutorialThe following video by FilmmakerIQ demonstrates how to create a dolly shot. With some practice and a steady hand you can be a dolly zoom master.The always entertaining Ryan Connolly from FilmRiot demonstrates the technique in this episode of Film Riot (jump to 7:20 for the Dolly Zoom coverage):Want to try it in post? This tutorial by Novalapse shows the “Vertigo Effect” applied to a timelapse shot in After Effects:Do you have a secret to making your dolly zooms smooth? Share your thoughts and on-set experiences in the comments below. Hitchcock ZoomStretch ShotZido Push PullJaws ShotContra-Zoomlast_img read more

Texas A&M Used Johnny Manziel In Tweet Promoting Upcoming NFL Draft, Got Trolled By Rival Fans

first_imgTexas A&M Johnny Manziel tweet touting his greatness.Twitter/@aggiefblifeA year ago, former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel was a first round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns after a stellar college career. Things haven’t gone very well for Johnny Football since, but Texas A&M’s @AggieFBLife Twitter account still used the Heisman winner in a tweet promoting the upcoming 2015 draft. Sign with Texas A&M: ✔️ Win a Heisman: ✔️ Get drafted in the 1st Round: ✔️ #WHOSNEXT pic.twitter.com/HfgOh2fxja— AggieFBLife (@aggiefblife) April 29, 2015As you can imagine, fans of Texas and other rival schools had a lot of fun with this ‘checklist,’ and trolled A&M and Manziel in response.Signs with A&M ✔ plays for 0 titles ✔ goes to 0 bcs bowls ✔ wins the chik-fil-a bowl ✔ https://t.co/RKR4zHfoZu— Chris Bennett (@chrisgb00) April 29, [email protected] @chrisgb00 2nd string ✔️go to rehab✔️— Connor Nelson (@ConnorN22231016) April 29, [email protected] Get Kicked Out of Manning Camp. Hang out at Rival School & party. Can’t wait to Leave A&M. #WHOSNEXT— joe villa (@mikeejoe) April 29, 2015 @aggiefblife @JManziel2 @CoachSumlin Really?No Championships, soft nonconf schedule, bttm SEC-W, arrests, rehab stints. #fireSumlin.— III & Company (@IIIandCompany) April 29, 2015So…that didn’t go quite as planned for Texas A&M. Reports that Cleveland may trade up to No. 2 to take Marcus Mariota haven’t helped matters in the Manziel Camp either.[Sporting News]last_img read more