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Rianne’s AC Archive (March to June 2010): Tips, Guides, How To’s, What’s, How’s and Why’s
How to Avoid Fatal Blood Clots (Economy Class Syndrome) in Long Flights
While the risk is considerably low, even healthy people can be at risk in developing blood clots when traveling by air, especially during long, intercontinental flights. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1 in 4,500 travelers may develop a blood clot. And so, it is important for a traveler to always drink enough liquids and move around every once in a while even in a cramp place such as an airplane.
Film and Photography:
Film Photography Vs. Digital Photography: Advantages and Disadvantages
While digital photography offers convenience and practicality, the use of film photography, especially when using manual SLR cameras, allows you to better understand how exposure, shutter speed and aperture work. These terms are used both in film and digital photography.
How an Independent Filmmaker Can Establish a Film Production Company with Minimal Requirements
While starting a film production company as a business requires the acquisition of all legal requirements and large-scale financial investment for commercial operations, an independent filmmaker can also start a film production company intended for personally funded films, student films, or low-budget independent productions. These films are primarily artistic projects meant for screenings in local and international film festivals. WIth such type of production company, the filmmaker doesn’t need business permits and other business licensing requirements, unless the company gets involved in any commercial or business transaction.
How to Burn HD Footage to DVD
Whether using professional cameras or consumer camcorders recording in high definition (HD), storage and playability are always primary concerns because of the big file size of HD footage. It needs enough hard disk space for storage, editing, and archiving.
How to Convert a Movie to MP3 Format
Converting a movie to MP3 format allows you to utilize only the audio component of the movie. Such a digital audio file can be used for various purposes such as creating a file to hear your favorite actor speaking his lines, using an audio excerpt of the movie as a ringtone in your mobile phone or simply editing any part of the movie’s audio for personal enjoyment. This provides you an option to listen to only the sound part of the whole movie or only a part of it using an audio player.
How to Convert a PowerPoint Presentation to a Movie Using a Mac Computer
Making a movie version of your PowerPoint presentation allows you to easily distribute non-editable copies of the presentation. This allows you to more conveniently show the file by transferring video copies in mobile phones, iPods, portable media players, and other gadgets. It can also serve as a backup file or a DVD video, in case there is a problem with the PowerPoint file or the availability of the PowerPoint software, especially during an uncontrollable situation in a meeting or convention.
How to Convert Hi8 Tape Footage to Digital Movie Files Using a Mac Computer
Hi8, the improved successor of the Video8 (V8) camera and the prior format before the Digital8 (D8), and later on the MiniDV cameras, uses an 8mm videocassette tape to shoot video. While it is possible to seek service from many video stores and editing companies that can import analog Hi8 footage to the computer, Mac computers, along with some additional hardware requirements, are equipped in importing footage from a Hi8 tape to the computer by using an operational Hi8 camera or Hi8 videocassette tape deck, an analog to digital cable connecting the camera or deck to the computer’s USB or FireWire port, and an applicable video editing software.
How to Edit Movies and Burn Them to DVDs
Editing movies requires the use of the right software and hardware. While primarily done using a computer, there are mobile phones that are capable of editing videos as well. However, such tools are quite limited in what they can do, especially when compared to what computers can offer to both professional and amateur videomakers.
How to Make a Show Reel
A show reel, also called a demo reel, a film reel, or simply a reel, is like an audio-visual resume for a director.
A show reel considerably sums up the kind of director the person is. This reel is commonly shown to prospective producers, clients, and production companies looking for a director for their projects.
How to Raise Money to Fund an Independent Film
Whether for student and amateur filmmakers or even professional and renowned filmmakers, raising money for an independent film production entails hard work and the right connections. Those who are just starting and have no film reels to show or have no samples of professional work to back up their credentials yet may have difficulties looking for the best opportunities. Some end up using their personal money to produce their films. Yet, even those with established names and impressive track records find it quite challenging to get financing for their independent films.
Why Are New DVDs and Blu-rays Usually Released Every Tuesday?
Although there are some instances that studios release on different days of the week (the decision ultimately depends on the studio), Friday is considered the standard day for new movie releases on the big screen; while Tuesday is considered the standard day for new home movie releases on DVD and Blu-ray.
Why Lighting is Important in Filmmaking
Just like with human eyes, a camera can only capture the images for a movie through light. Whether using available or natural lighting of the surroundings or using professional lighting equipment, every production requires a suitable lighting design according to the needs of the film’s story and the director’s vision. Every lighting set-up provides a specific mood, emotion, atmosphere, and aesthetics to the overall film viewing experience. Without light, it is not possible to see anything, and it is not possible to shoot a film.
List of Filipino American Educational Grants and Scholarships
Given the high cost of college education in the United States, many Filipino American students seek for ways to help finance their higher education. Those who are financially in need and/or those who demonstrate impressive scholastic performances and achievements in various fields, may apply for grants and scholarships. Unlike loans, grants and scholarships need not be repaid.
Mails and Parcels:
A Shipper’s Guide to FedEx International Duties and Taxes
When sending international shipments, each package is subject to assessment of duties and taxes imposed by the importing country’s government. FedEx and even other couriers require shippers of international packages to pay taxes on dutiable packages sent outside the origin country.
Arts and Crafts:
Basic Tools for Wood Carving and Sculpting
Whether utilized as artistic creations or as industrial products, wood carving and sculpting projects require a variety of tools depending on the type of cut, shape, and design each woodwork needs. Each tool is meant for a more specific task. The use of each one depends on the kind of figure needed for a project, the intricacy of the designs, and the shaping and styling requirements of a particular wooden piece.
How to Make Craft Bags: Creative Ideas Using Recyclable Materials
Making craft bags with scraps, recyclable materials, and various accessories is a practical and resourceful way to express yourself and exercise your creativity. Making them is also an opportunity to bond with children and friends. Some even turn the hobby of creating bags into successful businesses. Environmentalists also encourage people to make craft bags to turn old materials into new things that can serve better uses.
Health and Sports:
Chinese Herbs: Chinese Angelica Root, Astragalus Root, and Dried Lily Bulbs
Many Chinese herbs are known for their health and medicinal properties. The following are some of the common Chinese herbs used as ingredients in various dishes and medicines…
List of Fitness, Recreation, and Outdoor Careers
Fitness professionals work in various industries including specific areas in athletics, health, fitness, relaxation, and leisure. Many fitness, recreation, and outdoor workers find jobs in sports, health training, outdoor programs, and remedial therapy. Apart from having regular jobs, many of them also work as freelance professionals for various clients.
Fitness and outdoor careers generally require fit and healthy individuals interested in working with people and mostly doing work outdoors.
List of Karate Clubs in Metro Atlanta
Metropolitan Atlanta, often referred to as Metro Atlanta, consists of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan area in north Georgia.
This metropolitan area features a number of karate clubs where martial arts enthusiasts can explore and train in the popular Japanese martial art known as karate.
Home, Business, Safety, and the Environment:
Commercial Lighting Requirements in the United States
According to the Pike Research website, “Lighting currently represents about 17.5 percent of all global electricity consumption.” 20 percent of this amount comes from the United States alone with an annual cost of over $40 billion.
Energy efficiency is important in controlling costs, energy dependence, and reducing environmental impacts, not only for the benefit of commercial businesses, but to the just about everyone.
Fire Prevention Tips and What to Do in Case of Fire in the Philippines
The incidence of fire in the Philippines is considerably high especially in dense metropolitan areas. Urban fires tend to increase from March to May, the Philippine summer season. March is also known as the country’s “Fire Prevention Month.”
How to Buy a Condo in the Philippines: For Foreigners Who Reside or Frequently Travel to the Country
As a foreigner is not allowed to own a house and lot in the Philippines, if you’re a foreigner who frequently travels to the country and you want to invest in a “home” for your you next visit, what you can buy is a condo unit. Condos are easier to maintain as it has full-time security and it offers services and options beneficial to those who don’t regularly stay there. There are condo units that can also provide individuals or even families good options to live near commercial areas and the most happening places, while also getting fully-serviced amenities beneficial to regular urban dwellers.
Uses of Common Acids and Bases
Aside from being important components of various industry productions, acids and bases are also important in maintaining a physical health. The acid-base balance in the human body is important in various organ functions.
Combining acids and bases typically results to chemical reactions resulting to the formation of salts and water. Specific acidic or base water solutions tend to conduct electric current (electrolytes). Although a number of food contain acids and bases, many offer potential health risks, especially concentrated ones.
Why Buying Consumer Goods Requires Serious Considerations on Disposal
How many versions of each computer, laptop, mobile phone, and portable media player have been made available to the consumers in a span of five years? How many of each version have you bought so far?
While it makes us happy buying these things, have you ever thought about its collateral damage? Billion tons of e-waste, poisoned workers, and exploited resources.