Though AJA is best known for disk recorders, it's just revealed the 4K CION, its first cinema camera. It'll take on BlackMagic Design and a growing list of 4K DSLRs -- including Sony's new Alpha A7s and the Panasonic GH4.
There's been a lot of killer gear here at NAB, from Sony's Alpha A7s to the Blackmagic URSA. But of all the gadgets that debuted in Vegas this week, I'm
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There's been a lot of killer gear here at NAB, from Sony's Alpha A7s to the Blackmagic URSA. But of all the gadgets that debuted in Vegas this week, I'm most obsessed with DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ drone. This year's version represents a significant boost over 2013's model, due to one brilliant feature: a three-axis gimbal. The flying craft sports an integrated 1080p camera that can shoot solid stills and video alike, but the gimbal adds serious stabilization, keeping footage impossibly still, whether you're flying at 30MPH, caught in a gust of wind or simply hovering above the ground. The built-in GPS and compass keep the device on track at all times, letting you focus not on staying aloft, but on getting the shot.
Camera-equipped drones are a dime a dozen these days, but assuming you have the $1,300 to burn, DJI's Vision+ is the one you want. The autonomous features at play here enable very stable footage, while the intuitive control and Android and iOS apps make it easy to fly and get the shot, without any experience at all. The drone can shoot and fly for 25 minutes on a single charge, and while climbing can use a bit more power, you can move left and right all you want without accelerating drain. The camera, designed in-house by DJI, captures to a microSD card. You get a live preview from the app, though, making framing a shot, changing modes and snapping still photos a breeze. Take the Vision+ for a spin in our video below, complete with some fantastic aerial footage of the Vegas skyline.
LuckyTV. Uw dagelijkse mediarevolte na De Wereld Draait Door. Bekijk hier de laatste Lucky of bezoek het ontzagwekkende LuckyTV videoarchief: honderden filmpjes uit DWDD, De Staat van Verwarring, Vara Laat, Jensen en meer. LuckyTV. Wir leben Fernsehen.
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LuckyTV is a Dutch video artist. Since 2002, LuckyTV produced over 2000 short satirical video’s, commissioned by various Dutch broadcasting companies and television programmes.
Since 2005, LuckyTV is a daily segment in Vara’s daily show De Wereld Draait Door
LuckyTV’s contributions commonly deal with current events and the daily news, often using actual news footage; manipulating images, cutting up interviews and footage into mock reports, painful conversations or absurd news items.
LuckyTV is created by Sander van de Pavert (1976). Van de Pavert studied Graphic Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He currently works and lives in The Hague.
Below you’ll find a selection of English language video’s, either English spoken or with English subtitles.
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The Beast The Beast sighs, Menacing deep snarl. Fear ripples through sinewed Taught jaw and clenched teeth. Inhibited anger emerges, twists, cries out, Out of reason’s insane shadow. See, whispers the Beast, No more illusions. All is God.
Welcome to Lamma Island! The third largest island in Hong Kong is the most interesting place to experience the natural life of Hong Kong, the seafood, the countryside, walks and views - all just 30 minutes ferry ride from the center of the Central business district on Hong Kong Island.
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The Year of Code scheme adds £500,000 to the £3m already pledged to dinosaur trade group the British Computer Society to teach 400 teachers coding skills - so they can teach every other teacher in the country.
The initiative's chairman is Rohan Silva, a Philosophy, Politics and Economics graduate and former advisor to the Prime Minister who rebranded "Silicon Roundabout" as "Tech City" and is an enthusiast for all things shiny and Googly. But after an interview on BBC's Newsnight with the YoC's chief on Wednesday – widely described as a "car crash" - potential enthusiasts are backing away.
Rembrandt - Auerbach: Raw Truth - What’s on - Rijksmuseum
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Following in a tradition of special displays of works by artists inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s world famous collection of Dutch Masters, six paintings by Frank Auerbach will go on show in dialogue with works by Rembrandt in the Gallery of Honour at the Rijksmuseum under the title Rembrandt - Auerbach: Raw Truth from 12 December 2013 to 16 March 2014.
The Rijksmuseum collection has been an inspiration for generations of artists since the museum first opened in 1885. In that same year for example, Vincent van Gogh spent many hours full of admiration for The Jewish Bride, (1665-69) by Rembrandt. Throughout the years, the Rijksmuseum has inspired famous artists in all kinds of ways. For a number of years, the Rijksmuseum has been drawing attention to artists who found their inspiration in the Dutch Masters, with displays such as John Constable & Jacob van Ruisdael (2007), Miro & Jan Steen (2010), Anselm Kiefer & The Night Watch (2011), and Rembrandt & Degas (2011).
Frank Auerbach, Head of E O W II, 1964. Frank Auerbach courtesy Marlborough Fine ArtFrank Auerbach (Berlin, 1931) was sent to Britain in 1939 by his parents, and from 1947 has lived in London. He is considered to be one of the most important British painters since the Second World War, belonging to the same generation as Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. At the beginning of the 1960s, Auerbach became fascinated by the way in which Rembrandt managed to paint the raw truth and thus penetrate to the essence of his subjects. Auerbach has done the same in his own way in the six paintings from this period that the Rijksmuseum will be displaying:_ Primrose Hill, Spring Sunshine_ (1961-62/1964), The Sitting Room (1964-1965), Head of E.O.W. (1964),_ Head of E.O.W. II_ (1964), Primrose Hill, Summer Sunshine (1964) and Primrose Hill, Winter Sunshine (1962-1964). These works will be displayed opposite Rembrandt’s paintings: The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild (1662),_ Self-Portrait of the Apostle Paulus_ (1661), The Jewish Bride (1665-69) and Titus dressed as a Monk (1660).
With iron discipline, Auerbach has worked on his paintings at fixed times every week, often for years on end. In a meticulous search for the essence of the subject, he refines the outcome of the previous session time and time again. The result is works with an almost sculptured structure of paint that is reminiscent of Rembrandt’s later works. However, for Auerbach this impasto was not the objective itself; for him it was only a by-product of the search for the raw truth: Good paintings attack fact from an unfamiliar point of view. They’re bound to look genuine and in someway rawly and actively repellent, disturbing and itchy and not right. ‘A Conversation with Frank Auerbach’, Frank Auerbach, exh. cat, Hayward Gallery, London 1978, p. 16
Rembrandt - Auerbach: Raw Truth is organised in collaboration with Ordovas, London.
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Bel-Wood Country Club is a challenging but player friendly golf course nestled away in a nature preserve-like setting. Bel-wood, a golf, swim and social club offers a full service restaurant and outdoor patio dining in a friendly, fun and comfortable atmosphere.
The Cantos by Ezra Pound is a long, incomplete poem in 120 sections, each of which is a . Most of it was written between 1915 and 1962, although much of the early work was abandoned and the early cantos, as finally published, date from 1922 onwards.
The most striking feature of the text, to a casual browser, is the inclusion of Chinese characters as well as quotations in European languages other than English. Recourse to scholarly commentaries is almost inevitable for a close reader. The range of allusion to historical events is very broad, and abrupt changes occur with little transition. There is also wide geographical reference; Pound added to his earlier interests in the classical Mediterranean culture and East Asia selective topics from medieval and early modern Italy and Provence, the beginnings of the United States, England of the 17th century, and details from Africa he had obtained from Leo Frobenius. References without explanation abound. Pound initially believed that he possessed poetic and rhetorical techniques which would themselves generate significance, but as time passed he became more concerned with the messages he wished to convey.
The section he wrote at the end of World War II, begun while he was interned in American-occupied Italy, has become known as The Pisan Cantos, is often considered to be self-contained. It was awarded the first Bollingen Prize in 1948. There were many repercussions, since this in effect honoured a poet who had been condemned as a traitor in his native country, and who had been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
Contents1 Background1.1 Publication history1.2 Controversy2 Structure3 I–XVI4 XVII–XXX5 XXXI–XLI (XI New Cantos)6 XLII–LI (Fifth Decad, called also Leopoldine Cantos)7 LII–LXI (The China Cantos)8 LXII–LXXI (The Adams Cantos)9 LXXII–LXXIII (The Italian Cantos)10 LXXIV–LXXXIV (The Pisan Cantos)11 LXXXV–XCV (Section: Rock-Drill)12 XCVI–CIX (Thrones)13 Drafts and fragments of Cantos CX–CXVII14 Legacy15 Notes16 SourcesBackground
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced the establishment of the endowed Vivian Maier Scholarship Fund. The need-based scholarship was made possible by generous donations from Ravine Pictures’ John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, and art gallerist Howard Greenberg.
Because Vivian Maier’s work has changed lives—John’s in particular—we are forever indebted to her. That is why a share of the proceeds from sales of her work and the film Finding Vivian Maier are used to create an endowed and permanent scholarship—the Vivian Maier Scholarship—at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an institution that was important to Vivian. Every year, young photographers will receive financial assistance allowing them to pursue their art with some of the economic burden lifted, thanks to Vivian Maier. This will be another one of Vivian’s gifts to the world and another part of her legacy.
“We are thrilled and grateful for the donation we received from John Maloof, Charlie Siskel, and Howard Greenberg to establish the Vivian Maier Scholarship Fund,” said SAIC alumna Ellen Sandor (MFA 1975), Life Trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, member of SAIC’s Board of Governors and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Gene Siskel Film Center. “With the establishment of this scholarship and our relationship with Ravine Pictures and the Howard Greenberg Gallery, emerging female artists at SAIC will have significant opportunities to pursue their passions for years to come.”
Aisha Tyler's book Self-Inflicted Wounds is getting the TV treatment. CBS Television Studios has optioned the actress-comedian's New York Times best-selling book, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation is a series of comic essays about times in Tyler's life that she found herself in the middle of humiliating incidents and the lessons that she's learned about embracing failure on the road to success.
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For Tyler, the project comes as she continues her voice work on FX's animated comedy Archer, currently in its fifth season and renewed through season seven. She also hosts The CW's Whose Line Is It Anyway and is a co-host on CBS' The Talk. On the acting side, she has a role in HBO's Ryan Murphy drama pilot Open. Tyler is repped by UTA, ROAR and Hansen Jacobson
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Being aware of one's surroundings and identifying potential threats is more of an attitude than a hard skill.
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People who practice situational awareness can often spot this planning process as it unfolds and then take appropriate steps to avoid the dangerous situation or prevent it from happening altogether. Because of this, situational awareness is one of the key building blocks of effective personal security -- and when exercised by large numbers of people, it can also be an important facet of national security. Since situational awareness is so important, and because we discuss situational awareness so frequently in our analyses, we thought it would be helpful to discuss the subject in detail and provide a primer that can be used by people in all sorts of situations.
Revolver is a media production company that creates storydriven content across a variety of media and platforms, from digital media and commercials to feature films, music videos and fashion films.
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Shueti directed a visually stunning commercial for fashion brand G-Star RAW, where chess champion Magnus Carlsen and model Lily Cole enter a fantastical game of chess in a surreal landscape of concrete and steel. The film is part of the new worldwide Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, which taking chess as a metaphor for life and the G-Star design ethos, is a call to think and re-think every move, to always move forward.
The film shows how an uncompromising attitude is key to moving forward, in any pursuit. Shot in an old warehouse, we collaborated closely with VFX company The Ambassadors to create a surreal and minimalistic environment and a lifesize chess game.
With this campaign film, Shueti again delivers a visually stunning film after his award winning music video for electronic music artist Amon Tobin, showcasing him again as one of the most exciting new directing talents from the Netherlands
Nothing stays still for long in camera development
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The tech that makes Nokia's smartphone cameras so awesomely good has become available on the open market for the first time.
Gyroscopic stabilisation, which means cameras' shutters can stay open for longer without blurring the final image, has been around for a while in digital cameras.
Cramming the technology into the minute space available inside a mobile phone – even one with a small bulge on the back – has been something pretty unique.
Chipmeisters ST Microelectronics have now announced the L2G2IS, a tiny two-axis gyroscope for image stabilisation. The packaged chip is 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.7mm and includes a sensing element which puts out the angular rate through a digital interface. The mechanics are micro-machined on silicon.
It's not a cheap part, at $1.70 per unit in quantities of 1000. By contrast, that's about three times what a handset manufacturer pays for a cheap set of headphones, but with the multi-million pound deals any substantial handset manufacturer would do, there is plenty of room for the price to come down.
Favoured customers will have been apprised of the device for a while so it may appear in some phones at Mobile World Congress at the end of Feburary, with possible shipments later this year. ®
I do not choose to dream; there cometh on me Some strange old lust for deeds. As to the nerveless hand of some old warrior The sword-hilt or the war-worn wonted helmet Brings momentary life and long-fled cunning, So to my soul grown old - Grown old with many a jousting, many a foray, Grown old with namy a hither-coming and hence-going - Till now they send him dreams and no more deed; So doth he flame again with might for action, Forgetful of the council of elders, Forgetful that who rules doth no more battle, Forgetful that such might no more cleaves to him So doth he flame again toward valiant doing.