Russian and Georgian websites fall victim to a war being fought online as well as in the field

first_img News читать на русском Reporters Without Borders condemns the many violations of online freedom of information since the outbreak of fighting in the Georgian province of South Ossetia on 8 August, including the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on many Georgian websites, in which the servers they use are overloaded and crashed by millions of connection requests.“The Internet has become a battleground in which information is the first victim,” Reporters Without Borders said. “On the one side, the main Georgian ISPs severed access to Russian websites. On the other side, Georgian government websites were attacked by Russian hackers. With newspapers and radio and TV stations putting out very little independent news, the Internet is a vital tool for the public, so these attacks must stop at once.”The Georgian authorities decided on 11 August to “combat disinformation” by cutting all access to Russian TV station broadcasts.Georgia’s leading ISP, Caucasus Online, is filtering the Russian domain name “.ru” thereby blocking access to the main Russian-language news websites such as those of the Russian news agency Ria Novosti, the newspaper Izvestia and the Lenta.ru and Interfax (www.interfax.com) agencies. Russian hackers have meanwhile also attacked some regional news portals such as Day.az and ANS.az, two leading news websites based in Azerbaijan. Receive email alerts to go further News – Background information about the press freedom situation in Georgia RSF_en News July 20, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the many violations of online freedom of information since the outbreak of fighting in the Georgian province of South Ossetia on 8 August.“The Internet has become a battleground in which information is the first victim,” Reporters Without Borders said. читать на русском Follow the news on Georgia – More information about the press freedom situation in South Ossetia since 8 August At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaigncenter_img August 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russian and Georgian websites fall victim to a war being fought online as well as in the field Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia October 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation Many Georgian online news media are also blocked, such as Rustavi 2 (http://pr1.rustavi2.com/news/index.php), Civil.ge (http://www.civil.ge), Media.ge and Interpressnews.ge (http://www.interpressnews.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG).The Georgian government websites that have been attacked by Russian hackers include the president’s site (http://www.apsny.ge), which was inaccessible on 11 and 12 August. The foreign ministry website changed its URL address in order to remain accessible. It can now be reached at http://georgiamfa.blogspot.com/. Four journalists and a driver have been killed and around 10 journalists have been injured since the outbreak of fighting between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia.- A list of Georgian sites blocked by Russian hackers June 18, 2020 Find out more Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host Newslast_img read more

Marching into the limelight

first_imgLast year, Bolton-based Greenhalgh’s set in motion ambitious plans to rebrand and expand its retail estate. Production director, David Smart explains that traditional bakeries like Greenhalgh’s are facing increasingly tough competition from modern fast food chains and cafés, such as Starbucks and Caffè Nero, making modernisation and product innovation essential.”The fast food or ’food-on-the-hoof’ sector of the market is extremely competitive today,” says Smart. “We have seen the rise of many new chains and brands.” A major element of their strong branding has been the format of their outlets, with strong distinctive styling and modern, contemporary fittings. This has meant that those food outlets that have not updated, or have been around for a while, have dated rather quickly. Through its rebranding, Greenhalgh’s is attempting to bring the concept of a craft bakery into the 21st century. This is fitting for two reasons, he says. “Firstly, we have always strived to produce food that is made not in the cheapest or fastest way, but in the right way – for goodness and taste. Our use of natural ingredients is suddenly finding itself in favour again and today’s consumer is looking for quality and value rather than low cost. Secondly, our new brand and shop format is our way of simplifying the presentation of products to our customers. In a way, we are simply saying: ’We are Greenhalgh’s and this is our food: natural quality and good honest value’.”The company enlisted a professional design consultant to create the new Greenhalgh’s identity, with a brief to ’create an image that appealed to the modern shopper and as broad a customer base as possible’. The consultant was asked to come up with a design to suit the existing typical shop size – a single- or double-fronted shop – while also ensuring the design incorporated the original elements of all Greenhalgh’s shops: freshly baked and chilled serving counters, display shelving for breads, open-fronted pick-up chillers as well as a new illuminated savoury display window, plus a colour scheme and shop banner that reflected the new corporate rebranding. The budget was set at around £70,000 per store, where a complete overhaul was required, Smart reveals.The results include a new corporate logo, which shows the company’s commitment towards modernisation, says Smart. The old green backdrop has been axed in favour of a deep, warm, more refined green to highlight the ’irresistibly better baking’ catchphrase and contemporary logo design. Elsewhere in the store, other catchphrases, such as ’…love at first bite’ and ’…good honest food’, are used.The colour scheme was chosen from a number of frontage images produced and shown to the company directors and members of staff for comment and discussion. “The interior finishes were then selected to complement the external design and internal layout. The objective was to select a stylish, modern scheme to complement the quality products that the company produces and to attract today’s shoppers,” says Greenhalgh’s chief engineer John Hurst.New shops are showcasing the new branding, which incorporates several elements (see panel, above right), including a 15-20% increase in chiller space. So far, five new-look shops have launched. Three older stores have had a £70,000 “blitz”, including new tiles and flooring, according to Smart, and a further two dated stores have been refreshed.Smart says customers have been enthusiastic about the transformation. “Our first shop to be overhauled was in Bolton and people have reacted positively and with surprise to the new image,” he says. “Although recognition is not instantaneous, it still happens quickly, and I would surmise that this is because of the Greenhalgh’s name taking up a greater portion of the banner.”The contemporary image has already caught the attention of younger customers. “A promotional campaign during Oldham’s opening week helped to establish buoyant sales, which have settled slightly but nevertheless have established Greenhalgh’s in a new territory,” says Smart. “Our Newport Street shop, which is our fifth in Bolton’s town centre, is expected to fit in quickly because Bolton is a heartland territory for Greenhalgh’s. There has been a noticeable increase in the number of 12-25-year-olds in our new shops.”Meanwhile, the work goes on. Greenhalgh’s plans to overhaul at least four more shops in the first quarter of this year, and around five acquisitions are planned for 2007. As Smart says: “We have to get on with it, we have a lot to get through!”last_img read more

President will decide fate of Crime Chief – Ramjattan

first_img…would usurp Police Service Commission’s roleGiven that President David Granger appointed the Crime Chief, Lyndon Alves, he will determine the fate of the senior member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), who is currently on administrative leave, pending an investigation following reports of misconduct.This disclosure was made by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on the sidelines of an event last week.“If he is cleared he will come back if he is not well fine. The President, having appointed him, will make certain decisions,” the Minister said, despite the fact that the law states that it is the Police Service Commission that deals with disciplinary issues within the GPF.The Crime Chief was sent on administrative leave last week after whistleblowers pointed to several alleged corrupt acts he was reportedly a party to while stationed in Berbice.However, when probed about the status of the investigation, which is being conducted by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Ramjattan referred the question to the Police Commissioner, Leslie James.Reports are the Crime Chief was allegedly shielding a few junior rogue ranks who have been linked to criminals among other transactions.The Minister noted that policemen who are aware of the situation will be giving statements to determine whether or not Alves returns to his job. “We have to take the statements from those police, of course, they will be questioned and of course thereafter legal advice will be sought,” he informed.Given that the OPR is conducting the investigation, meaning the police is investigating itself, which in itself has raised a number of questions, Ramjattan said, “you do not want to what call a Caricom Commission to come in?”Further, the Minister said that it is important for such cases to be investigated by the OPR to build confidence. He added that hundreds of cases have been investigated by the OPR before which have all been respected as they were even subject to further analysis. In fact, cases are even sent for legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP).In the meantime, pending this investigation, the Crime Chief will remain on administrative leave until the investigation wraps up.Recently, allegations have stemmed against a lance corporal detective in Berbice of the rank being linked to the criminal network in the region.This was revealed after the rank’s cell phone number was discovered in the phone of now dead criminal Kelvin “Kelly” Shivgobin, who was shot and killed recently in the backlands of Black Bush Polder during a shootout with the police.It was alleged that the rank was being protected by Alves, who had previously headed the Berbice division.HandpicksIn August last year, President David Granger, during his search for a new Top Cop, said that he was looking for “unbribable” cops.On August 29, 2018, President Granger had handpicked five top-ranking officials from the GPF for the top police post, but former acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine had been excluded.They were Assistant Commissioner of Police Lyndon Alves, Maxine Graham, Leslie James, Nigel Hoppie and Paul Williams.Independent probeLast week also the Region Six, the Chairman, David Armogan, had called for an independent probe into the allegations, which he said are causing discomfort among residents and the business community in Berbice.Furthermore, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday last called out President David Granger for his silence on the matter despite being briefed on it. Saying it is perplexed by the Head of State’s reaction, the Opposition called for a wider probe into the matter.“The PPP wishes to stress that the reports by whistleblowers, published by the local media corps, provide enough justification for a wider probe to be ordered, particularly since what is at stake is public confidence in the leadership of the Force and a test of the commitment to address the issue of corruption,” the party noted in its missive on Monday.last_img read more

South Africa shines at 2010 SEED Awards

first_imgWilma den HartighThe Amatola Wild Trout Fishery providesthe community with an income, and brings visitors to the area.(Image: Amatola Wild Trout Fishery) Claire Reid with her garden on a reel. (Image: Reel Gardening) MEDIA CONTACTS • Constance HybsierSEED Awards programme manager+27 21 808 3374 or +27 83 709 6482 RELATED ARTICLES • Fog project boosts water supply • SA marks Year of Biodiversity • SA store shows new way to farm • Farming in the heart of Joburg• Tapping into ingenuitySix South African entrepreneurs and development organisations have received international recognition for their contribution to building a viable green economy.The SEED Initiative, a UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) project, has rewarded six South African businesses and development projects, that have proved they’re paying more than just lip service to sustainable development and social and economic upliftment, in its 2010 awards programme.The SEED Initiative is a global network that identifies projects and businesses that have innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to sustainable development.It was founded in 2002 by UNEP, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to realise the objectives of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals.The SEED Initiative will host an awards ceremony for all the winners, in their home countries. The programme does not offer a money prize, but gives each winner access to business services as well as the opportunity to network and build relationships with new partners. The international exposure and publicity is priceless.Winners also receive business support, based on the specific needs of each project. This includes access to technical expertise and knowledge, finding new sources of finance and the development of business plans.Visit the SEED website for a full list of the 2010 winners.Highlighting African innovationThis year, the organisation’s awards programme emphasised initiatives from South Africa, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal, as well as Sri Lanka, Colombia and China.This focus was part of a larger project connected to UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative and was funded mainly by the European Union.The 2010 Seed Awards received applications from about 60 countries, and overall, there were 30 global winners.The South African winners are: the IziWasha hand-held laundry device; the Zondi BuyBack Initiative; Amatola Wild Trout Fishery; Food & Trees for Africa; Claire Reid Reel Gardening; and Mooi River Waste Reclaiming.UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said in a statement that the winners “exemplify the strong spirit of entrepreneurship in the developing world and its significance in creating a green economy”.The entries ranged from combined efforts of non-governmental organisations, women’s and youth groups, to labour organisations, public authorities, international agencies and academia.The majority of entries were in the agriculture and rural development sector. However, there was a strong focus on projects dealing with climate change and energy, the conservation of biodiversity, and waste management. A panel of independent international experts selected the winners.Pride of the country The South African winners were selected from a large variety of entrants, but what they all have in common are business models that prioritise improved livelihoods, address poverty and marginalisation, and focus on sustainable natural resources management.IziWashaThe IziWasha hand-held clothes washing device was developed by a South African engineer for people who live in low-income communities and are unable to afford automatic washing machines.“The IziWasha is filling a need that has been ignored and many companies have not seen this as a priority market,” says Rebecca Harrison, CEO of IziWasha Ltd.The device is made from plastic, is fully portable and doesn’t require any running water or electricity to work. Harrison says that the product can make a major difference to the lives of women who have large families and spend many hours washing clothes by hand.“It is physically demanding and time consuming to hand wash clothes. Women also often complain of backache,” she says.The IziWasha is also good for the environment, as a user will no longer have to wash their clothes in rivers. This will reduce water pollution and increase river water quality. The appliance comes with easy to understand operating instructions and guidelines to safely dispose of washing water.“We’ve done some market research in communities and the response to the product has been very positive. People see a lot of value in it,” says Harrison.IziWasha is planning to launch the product to the general market in the second quarter of 2011.Reel Gardening Claire Reid, the brain behind Reel Gardening, never thought that a school science project would turn into a viable business concept. “I realised that cultivating a vegetable garden is time consuming, and it is expensive to buy fertiliser and seed – just to find that the seeds don’t germinate,” Reid says.She developed pre-fertilised seed strips that contain seeds and all the other ingredients needed to plant vegetables. Besides watering, minimal input is needed. The strips carry all the instructions to grow vegetables successfully. The correct depth at which the seeds should be planted is indicated with a coloured line and the seeds are even placed at the correct distance apart from one another inside the strips. The fertiliser soaks up the water and forms a gel, ensuring that the seeds remain moist and germination is more successful, while the paper casing prevents birds from eating the seeds out of the soil. Once the biodegradable paper capsule has served its purpose, it will decompose and become compost for the soil.Each strip is also colour coded for easy identification of vegetables: for example, tomato is red and beetroot is purple. The paper strip is 3.5cm wide and is purchased in metre lengths.The seed strips come with instructions in English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana and isiXhosa. Visual instructions are also printed. The instructions are easy to understand and the product is suitable for any age, from young children to the elderly. “Children love it because the strips are so colourful,” she says.She hopes that the product will encourage more South Africans, including schools, clinics, community centres, churches and rural communities, to cultivate their own food gardens. In doing this, everyone will have a constant source of nutritious vegetables.“You also don’t need large areas of land – if you live in the city, a small patio garden or balcony is all you need,” she says.The manufacturing hub for the seed strips is based in Illovo in Johannesburg and Reid works with 12 previously unemployed moms, who hand package each seed strip. At the moment 10 vegetables are packaged, but in the future she wants to expand the product line to include flowers and herbs.Even before the SEED award, her invention attracted much attention. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry nominated the reel gardening product for the South African Junior Water Prize as it reduces water wastage by 80%. Reid went on to win this prize, and also scooped the Woman of the Year Award in the Water for Scientific Research “below the age of 35” category. She was nominated for the Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year in Science and Technology, where she came in the top three.Amatola Wild Trout FisheryThe Amatola Wild Trout Fishery is South Africa’s first recreational fly fishery owned, managed and operated by a local community. It is also the only business in the Eastern Cape to receive a 2010 SEED Award.It didn’t take long for Amatola to get noticed. Members of the Cata Village, the Border Rural Committee (BRC) and experts from the Rhodes University Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS) started working on the project only about a year ago.Ashley Westaway, a BRC fieldworker, says that when the idea for the project first came about, recreational fishing and tourism were identified as two sectors with potential in the area. “The Northern Keiskammahoek area, where the project is located, has a good river and dam network,” Westaway says.The Rhodes University DIFS conducted feasibility studies and the findings were positive. Westaway says that the project’s sustainable model for eco-friendly community upliftment put it in the running for a SEED award.  “It strikes a good balance between the environment, social and economic elements. The project is strong in all the components that the judges were looking for.”He anticipates that the fishery will become a well-known tourism destination for recreational fly-fisherman. “The trout we have here is wild and for fisherman, this is very attractive as it gives them more credit in fishing circles,” he says. The area is home to both brown and rainbow trout, which is also a drawcard for fisherman.Qurban Rouhani, DIFS programme manager, says rainbow and brown trout were not indigenous to South Africa, but both species were successfully introduced to the Cata area in the early 1900s. The area has major fishing potential, but it was never developed after the area was expropriated for inclusion in the former Ciskei homeland.The project will run a strict “catch-and-release” system, instead of restocking fish from time to time. Although trout in this area have well-established breeding populations, this policy will help protect indigenous fish species such as the endangered border barb.“The area has so much to offer and the terrain is absolutely magnificent with indigenous forests and a variety of bird life,” Westaway says.Onsite accommodation chalets are also available and have been operational since 2008. As more people visit the area, marginalised communities in the Keiskammahoek area can benefit from much-needed skills training and job creation. “We hope that the market will respond, as there are many perceptions out there about safety in former homeland areas,” he says.He says the fishery project has also invested in human capacity building and training. The fishery has created many jobs for people in the community to clear invasive alien vegetation on the banks of the Mnyameni Dam and Cata River.Other local winnersFood & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is making a positive difference by placing issues such as climate change, greening of urban areas, sustainable resource management and food security under the spotlight. FTFA has, with the support of funders and the endorsement of the government, established many thriving projects such as skills training in natural resource management and the development of organic permaculture gardens for impoverished communities.FTFA has also developed South Africa’s first carbon calculator. The organisation hopes that this tool will help individuals and companies calculate their carbon footprint, and be more aware of their impact on the environment.The Resentse Sinqobile Trust, trading as the Zondi BuyBack Initiative, established a successful buyback centre, which recycles and repurposes household waste such as cans and plastic into products that can be sold. This initiative has helped to reduce litter, provide more employment opportunities and run an educational program.The Mooi River Waste Reclaiming project in the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal provides an opportunity for previously unemployed people to work as waste pickers and earn an income from recycling waste.Co-founder Eddie Griffiths says the surrounding communities have rallied to support the project. Farmers in the area, who in the past always buried their waste products, now support the project by delivering their waste for recycling to the landfill site where the project is based.last_img read more

Got Questions About Making Online Video? YouTube Says “Shoot”

first_imgYouTube is throwing a bone to content creators who have questions about how to do online video right.The mega-video site is partnering with Videomaker magazine to offer free webinars on topics of interest to the would-be iJustines and Ask A Ninjas of the world. Topics will cover how to shop for a video camera, microphone techniques, lighting and all the basics of shooting palatable online video content.We’ve found out the hard way that shooting video for the Internet can yield mixed results, and the smallest mistakes while the camera is rolling can lead to huge failures once the video is live online.Because different content creators struggle with different elements of online video, YouTube is asking users to vote on which topics the first webinar should cover. Options include shopping for a camcorder, button basics, lighting and filtering, microphone techniques, the art of composition and handheld camera techniques. Users can also submit their own ideas and discuss common issues.The first webinar is scheduled to take place October 27, 2009, at 2 pm Pacific Time/5 pm Eastern Time. The webinar will last for one hour, and interested parties can register here.As we already know, one of the best ways to avoid the brutality that is YouTube comments (which were recently voted the worst thing on the Internet, we will have you know) is to shoot high-quality video content. Even with inexpensive equipment and no formal filmic education, many YouTube heroes have learned to generate stellar videos. All it takes is practice and a few hints from folks who know. Props to YouTube for giving its users a little nudge in the right direction.And if you can’t make time for the webinar, just watch this very serious and detailed tutorial on video blogging from Justine Ezarik: jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Video Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

So What If Chief Marketing Officers Outspend CIOs On Enterprise Tech?

first_imgesmeralda swartz Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Guest author Esmeralda Swartz is chief marketing officer at MetraTech.Most of the high-end products we purchase are bought without inherent understanding of how they work. That’s not usually a problem, but the Internet went nuts when Gartner recently predicted that by 2017, chief marketing officers (CMOs) will spend more on technology than chief information officers (CIOs) will.Various technologists and data center experts howled that “People (CMOs) who don’t understand enterprise software are going to spend billions of dollars on stuff CIOs understand far better.”(See also Chief Digital Officer: Technology + Marketing = New Enterprise Leader.)What Do You Really Need To Know?To which the logical, if counter-intuitive, response might be, “So what?”CIOs most often deal with back office technology and are typically not the internal champions or the drivers of front office innovations. But in today’s world, that’s no longer where the action is. In the modern, connected, mobile environment, companies need to connect with customers with personalized and differentiated services. So called “stickiness” is essential, and CMOs are better equipped to meet those demands, regardless of whether they have the same level of technical knowledge as the CIO.Let’s look at an everyday example. Prior to investing large sums of money in a new car, few people feel the need to master the inner workings of the internal combustion engine. Not only do we not go to mechanic school before handing over $20,000 or more, we don’t even take a qualified mechanic to inspect the goods we’re considering buying.Likewise, we buy houses ignorant of the first principles of building or architecture. And many of us drop significant cash on personal computer hardware and software knowing little or nothing of Java or C++ or anything else technical.Despite all this blindness, for the most part, what we buy doesn’t let us down.How Do Buying Decisions Work?Let’s think about how we buy a car, and how it relates to how we buy enterprise technology.First, we think about what we want at a high level: Does a particular vehicle appear fit for the purpose? Do the manufacturers’ brand values create a sense of identification and aspiration? Is the price right? Is this car (perhaps fueled by peer pressure) desirable?In short, we respond to cues created by a combination of real needs and automotive marketing. We read the brochure (solution description) and if we’re really interested in cars, we check the performance specs (functional description). Maybe we’ll watch Top Gear or an equivalent TV show (in other words, check out the webinar). Then, we go for a test drive (the proof of concept) and find out if – for at least 10 minutes – the car does what it should. And then, without so much as lifting the hood, we sign on the dotted line. Ultimately, we’ve got a problem that buying a car solves, so we buy a car.How Would Technology Buying Decisions Change?So, here’s the salient question: How would enterprise technology buying decisions change if they felll out of the hands of the guy who runs the data center and into the hands of the guy who helps run the business (i.e., someone like the CMO)?CIOs might recoil in horror at the thought of commercially fueled CMOs taking over a key aspect of their domain. Buying software – wait for it – simply because it threatened to get the job done – will likely ruffle some feathers. Software companies, too, might not adapt well to the challenge of selling to an entirely different audience with significantly different motivations.But when you look at the data center and the state of enterprise software today (outdated, outmoded, under-performing – much of it no longer fit for the purpose and shored up by adjunct solutions), you have to wonder if the IT experts who’ve been responsible for buying enterprise software for the past two decades have got it right.We hear of spaghetti code rendering the rapid change necessary to monetize new business models being near impossible.We see system heaped upon system where each new component is delivered simply to shore up a function or bill for a service that old systems can’t handle.We are told of escalating costs, impossible maintenance, and a patchwork quilt of product work-arounds that at best just about do the job.We learn of enterprises locked in to vendors for life, even after getting something entirely different than what they thought they were buying.CMOs Won’t Get Fooled Again?All that makes it easy to argue that the era of CIO-driven enterprise software purchasing hasn’t been a resounding success. If the CMOs took over, would things likely be any worse?It may be that Gartner’s prediction isn’t so much an evolutionary change as a response to a broken buying pattern. A growing number of enterprises complain of their data centers being held ransom by vendors. But isn’t part of the problem their own CIOs’ purchasing decisions?Isn’t it possible that a new and commercially driven buying process will make things better?Either way, CMOs buying technology will create challenges for big, established software vendors in an interesting place. How do you market your next product if your last one created the problem you’re now trying to solve? As CMOs assume more purchasing responsibilities, they are unlikely to want to buy from poachers-turned-gamekeepersSee Also:Why The Traditional Sales Model Can’t Sell Enterprise Software5 New Rules: Don’t Get Fooled Again When Buying Enterprise TechnologySaaS: Enterprise Software Vendors Are Still Denying RealityLead image courtesy of Shutterstock. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#business software#enterprise#Software Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

The 5 Most Powerful Camera Movements in Cinema History

first_imgThe TiltA camera tilt is similar to a pan, but instead of turning left or right, it moves up or down. The physical camera stays in the same stationary place, but the field of view, like the pan, changes. Here’s a YouTube example of a proper tilt by Frank Healz. The Tracking ShotImage via Wikipedia.A tracking shot — or dolly shot — involves moving a camera forward, backward, left, or right (or any combination thereof) in real space. Often, this requires a dolly track to keep the camera steady. Usually, this movement covers short, controlled distances; however, in cinema, it’s often combined with pans, tilts, pedestals, and zooms — as you can see in the example below.These are just the basic camera movements, if you’re interested in learning more about some more advanced moves and general filmmaking knowledge, check out some of these resources.6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly ShotsTraditional Camera Moves Made Easy With DJI DronesAchieving a Jib Shot with a Slide The ZoomImage via PetaPixel.A zoom is a camera move that does not require any camera “movement” at all — so to speak. A zoom involves a camera increasing or decreasing its focal length to magnify an image. Not all camera lenses are capable of this, but here’s a breakdown of how a zoom lens works. For our purposes, zooming in or out can change the composition, scene, or even the story. Which is your favorite camera movement? Let us know in the comments.center_img The CraneImage via Hague Camera Supports.Also called a pedestal or jib shot, this technique requires moving the actual camera body up or down in space. The term jib comes from the arm used in a camera craning device. For longer crane movements, you need longer and longer jibs (as you can see in the photo above). Here’s an example of a famous crane shot. These camera movements revolutionized the art of filmmaking.Cover image via Vintage Everyday.While it may be something most filmmakers take for granted, the concept of camera movement is really the apex of centuries of image-capturing technology. Movement, whether it is from a stationary location or freely across three-dimensional space, is a powerful cinematic technique. So, as a filmmaker or video producer, it’s important for you to understand what movement is and how it works.Let’s explore the five most powerful camera movements in cinema history.The PanLet’s start with the basics. One of the first camera moves to appear in cinema was perhaps the simplest. If your camera is on a tripod, moving the camera head to the left or to the right is called a “pan.” You can see an example of it in the 1903 film The Great Train Robbery below.last_img read more

NBA breaks 3-point record for seventh consecutive season

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) goes up for a 3-pointer during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)MIAMI — It’s official: In the NBA, this was the year of the 3-pointer.Again.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Playoff-bound Clippers stay hot in dominant win over Cavaliers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The NBA has set a record for 3-pointers made for the seventh consecutive year, after the 25,808th of the season was made Saturday night. The league is on pace for about an 8 percent rise in 3-pointers over last season — and 3s are getting made a staggering 57 percent more often than what was the case just five years ago.The league record for total 3-pointers attempted was broken earlier this month, with 72,354 getting hoisted entering Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe first season where the NBA combined to make 15,000 3-pointers was 2009-10. The 20,000 plateau was broken just three seasons ago, and this season’s total is on pace to end up just shy of 28,000. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Montreal museum unveils exhibition on evolving Inuit art

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Montreal McCord Museum is shedding new light on the evolution of Inuit art.The museum is presenting an exhibition called Inuit Modern, which was organized by the art gallery of Ontario.It’ll be the only Canadian presentation of this exciting exhibition.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.last_img