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Rianne’s AC Archive (July to August 2010): Tips, Guides, How To’s, What’s, How’s and Why’s
A Guide to Tourists Driving in the Philippines
Generally, road signs, traffic signals and pavement markings in the Philippines follow the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals, except for the Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) pink lines which are designated as walkways solely used by pedestrians. Any vehicle parked in the area (even if without a “No Parking” sign there) will be towed.
How to Spend Money as a VIP in Las Vegas
Las Vegas comes in many names: “Entertainment Capital of the World,” “Gambling Capital of the World,” “Wedding Capital of the World,” and many others.
If you have money to burn and you want to experience the ultimate Las Vegas getaway, it’s best to make a shortlist of what you want to do in “Sin City,” then finalize it depending on how long you will stay in Vegas, and of course, what makes you happy. Decide ahead of time so you can get the best from your stay.
How to Use U.S. Gadgets and Appliances in Asian Countries
When traveling outside the U.S., it is always a good idea to check the electrical requirements in your destination country so that you’re equipped with what you need when bringing your laptop, portable media players, cameras, and other electric and electronic equipment. While some hotels may be able to provide you with adapters and other electrical needs, being prepared on your own makes your travel more convenient and without any additional worries or concerns about your gadgets and appliances.
Step-by-step Guide to Strategically Shop in the Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip, the tourist’s haven in the city, is not only the best hotel and casino stretch in Las Vegas, it is also famous for its diverse shopping spots. It s known as a shopper’s desert paradise as it houses diverse stores from thrift shops to fashion houses to suit any shopper’s intended price range.
Tips on How to Shop in the Las Vegas Strip
Make a shortlist of things you want to buy ahead of time. Start with your own personal items like food, clothes or gadgets, or begin with souvenirs for family and friends. A list helps you manage possible shopping impulses so that you don’t go over your budget.
Film and Photography:
How to Build a Home Movie Theater
Designing a vacant room in the house as a home movie theater is not just about applying knowledge in interior design. To maximize the cinema experience at the comfort of your own home, building it also requires knowledge on the basics of audio-video systems, lighting, sound proofing and electrical connections. Given your specific resources, how can you make the best investment?
How to Convert VHS Tapes to DVD Discs
Old VHS tape collections don’t have to be buried in the stockroom. To keep up with the times, you can make digital copies to suit your DVD player at home. You may prefer to send your tapes to video stores offering services for VHS to DVD conversions. Yet, if you have access to an operational VHS player, the basic analog to digital cables and a video capture device (some computers are readily equipped with this already while some still need an external device to be connected to the computer), you can actually do it on your own and save some bucks.
How to Develop Your Own 35mm Film Negative
Developing your own 35mm film requires technical skills and film developing equipment. While it’s easier to bring the exposed film to the nearest film lab near you, there could be some of you who actually have darkrooms and other film developing materials around the house. Your parents or even grandparents may have used them decades ago. And you might be interested to know how to actually develop a film by yourself.
How to Make Keychains Out of Old Film Prints
Most consider them as trash… Turn them into creative gift ideas!
Film prints look like the developed negatives for pictures shot with older cameras as manual SLRs and instamatic cameras; only that, the film prints are already positive, meaning, the colors seen on the images are the real colors of the subjects already. And so, film prints can also be called positives.
How to Make Your Own 3D Photo and Viewing it with Anaglyph 3D Glasses
The concept of producing a 3D image is based on how the human eyes work. There are two cameras set within carefully measured distances from each other in the same context as how the two eyes are located on the face. Each lens records the image in the same process as how each eye sees it. This means that there is a slight difference with regards to the viewpoint of each eye, and in this case, of each lens. The two images from a 3D camera set-up are processed the way the human eyes fuse these two separate views together. Through the 3D glasses, a person interprets the process as image depth; thus, seeing a 3D image.
How to Transfer Film to Video
Some decades ago, there were no Blu-ray discs, no DVDs, not even VHS and Betamax tapes. There was a time that shooting on 35mm, 16mm and 8mm films was not just for filmmakers. 8mm films documenting family memories were widely used. And your parents and grandparents may have these film collections until now.
When transferring film to video, the film needs to undergo telecine transfer, the process of transferring motion picture film into video format.
How to Use the JVC GR-SV3 Camcorder
In the early 90’s came the first prototypes of the LCD screens for video cameras. And one of JVC’s pioneer offers, the JVC GR-SV3 Infocam Camcorder, was released during that time. Back those days of the Viewcam bandwagon, the market for cameras like the JVC GR-SV3 was considerably comparable to the inkling for the latest consumer HD cameras of the present. But that doesn’t mean that the “in” gizmo then which is the “outdated” gadget now is of no good use anymore. And for those who want to start using their old camera models again such as the SV3, there is still a very good chance to keep things up and running.
Tips in Using a Digital Camera for Documentary Filmmaking
The history of cinema continues to write itself as the art of motion picture develops further. And for the definition of a digital camera, it has evolved through the years. From the late 90’s to early 2000’s, it used to pertain to Digital8, Hi8 and MiniDV cameras (as compared to the obsolete Video8 cameras before them) which were all tape-based camera equipment providing standard definition (SD) videos. A few years after came the rise of HD cameras providing high definition (HD) footage in widescreen format.
Gadgets and Technology:
How to Maximize the Use of Bluetooth for File Exchanges, Personal Networking and Other Benefits
Bluetooth is a low-power consumption, short-range wireless technology that allows computers, cellphones and other electronic devices to communicate with one another over short distances.
It is a popular way of sending and receiving files from mobile phones/handheld devices to computers and vice versa, exchanging business cards, sending voice from a headset to a mobile phone and providing real-time satellite navigation via GPS.
Top Home Remedies List for Stomach Cramps, Heartburn, Diarrhea and Other Stomach Problems
Before treating an upset stomach, it is best to determine possible reason/s that may have caused it. You may not be a doctor, but trying to find some simple homemade remedies would mean that it’s not a serious case requiring you to readily go to the hospital’s emergency room.
A Farewell to Film Critic Alexis Tioseco
Alexis Tioseco chose to struggle for Philippine cinema’s development than migrate back to Canada with his family. He knows he can do something for the struggling Philippine film industry. The dream to make it thrive has actually taken its baby steps. And right now, it’s looking very good. Much things to be done, but good things are starting to happen. Thanks to a number of brilliant Filipino talents for making the start of this new wave.
Alexis, that profound mind, an accomplished young man who has dedicated a great part of his life for Philippine cinema, is now gone.
Analyzing Why Megan Fox Gets Replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Transformers 3
As the third installment of Transformers is slated on 2011, filming already began and Michael Bay recently confirmed that Rosie Huntington-Whitely is really the new Transformers gal.
Why Lee DeWyze Topped Crystal Bowersox in American Idol 9
If it’s not a popularity contest, Crystal Bowersox could have won. But, definitely, the new American Idol Lee DeWyze deserves the feat for the total package that he is: his more “cinematic” paint salesman-turned-Idol finalist story over the typical young mom story of Crystal; and his charming face for the many girls, mostly adolescents and a couple of women coming from different age brackets, who religiously follow the show.
Tips to Novice Gardeners: What to Do with Fungi in Your Garden?
For novice gardeners, it’s good to be familiar with what those extra growths do to your garden. Are they something you should be alarmed of?
Fungi are spread by spores. They are usually dispersed by wind or water splash. And they grow better if they land in moist areas.
Why Does the Demand for Online Content Continuously Expanding in Scope?
Every person can have his/her own space online: from a personal profile to a networking site to a professional portfolio. Every company aims to have a website and even extend its sales and services online.
With worldwide hotspots for techies, bloggers, SEO and IT specialists, there is no doubt that the internet has become a vital part of modern life. The convergence of the different communication platforms including the internet, telephone, mobile phone, television, and film has a clear path to take. And just like how music content has greatly evolved in the online medium, video, photo, audio, and text content for the online market are such promising opportunities for filmmakers, video professionals, SEO experts, web designers, graphic artists, programmers, copywriters, and other content producers, not to mention all internet users all over the world.