Tripods – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:58:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ukdigitala.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T121704.452-150x150.png Tripods – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ 32 32 Ballot box watching failed to take off outside of Arizona (VIDEO) https://ukdigitala.com/ballot-box-watching-failed-to-take-off-outside-of-arizona-video/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:58:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/ballot-box-watching-failed-to-take-off-outside-of-arizona-video/ The 2020 election skeptics planned to stake the ballot boxes in the 2022 midterm elections. Their plan did not materialize beyond Arizona. An effort by 2020 election skeptics and deniers to monitor open-air ballot boxes across the country this year has failed, according to voter complaint records reviewed by Newsy and interviews with election officials […]]]>

The 2020 election skeptics planned to stake the ballot boxes in the 2022 midterm elections. Their plan did not materialize beyond Arizona.

An effort by 2020 election skeptics and deniers to monitor open-air ballot boxes across the country this year has failed, according to voter complaint records reviewed by Newsy and interviews with election officials in states across the country. battlefield.

“It hasn’t happened in a very coordinated fashion and certainly not in the numbers that we expected,” said Matthew Weil, executive director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Elections Project.

Weil said ahead of Election Day, polling officials in various states were alarmed to see reports from private citizens, inspired by misinformation alleging fraud in the 2020 presidential election, lining the ballot boxes as the Early voting was starting in Arizona.

Observers sat for hours on sidewalks in camp chairs next to video cameras atop tripods trained on voters as they dropped ballots into official collection bins.

“I watched them jump behind the cameras as I walked through the parking lot,” said John Evans, a Phoenix voter. “I just felt like my privacy was being invaded.”

Clean Elections USA led an effort to recruit thousands of ballot box observers across the country. The group had spread widely debunked claims about ‘mules’ being paid to stuff ballot boxes with fraudulent votes in the 2020 presidential election.

Social media posts show that the plan this year was to catch fraudsters red-handed, focusing first on Arizona, a state that has been the target of baseless allegations of illegal voting .

“Take photos/videos…8-10 people per box…Tailgate party, Bible study, whatever. Shine your headlights on the box,” said an Oct. 7 social media post from group founder Melody Jennings on Truth Social, the Twitter alternative founded by former President Donald Trump.

A month earlier, Jennings had announced that there would be surveillance in “every drop box across America VERY SOON.”

Jennings did not respond to interview requests.

Some of the observers in Arizona wore masks and were reportedly armed.

Civic groups argued in court that citizen surveillance amounted to “vigilante voter intimidation.”

“If you were a voter and you were in the process of legally voting…you had to be treated a bit like a paparazzi with this army of photographers aiming at you,” said Orion Danjuma, a lawyer at Protect Democracy, a rights group ballot that challenged the Arizona drop box monitors in court.

But “Drop Box Initiative 2022,” as proponents have dubbed it, appears to have been a flop outside of Arizona.

Records from the Arizona secretary of state’s office show 23 voter complaints related to ballot monitoring.

But complaint data Newsy has received so far from five other classic battleground states shows few reports of problems at the ballot box outside of Arizona.

There have been five voter complaints in North Carolina related to unwelcome surveillance.

And there were no complaints about drop box monitors in recordings sent to Newsy from four other states: Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

Election officials in those states confirmed that they had not seen the type of ballot box monitoring that took place in Arizona.

Clean Elections USA had said it planned to send videos of suspicious activity to local sheriffs, but as in 2020, there were no reports from law enforcement of widespread voter fraud in 2022.

The Clean Elections USA website was almost entirely taken down, with no explanation as to why there weren’t more volunteers monitoring the boxes.

“I think the reason we haven’t seen a lot of this across the country is because sitting in beach chairs outside of a drop box is probably a pretty boring way get through the day,” Weil said. “It’s literally watching someone put a piece of paper in a secure drop box, so there really wasn’t much to do.”

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For Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran, home is where the art is https://ukdigitala.com/for-jason-moran-and-alicia-hall-moran-home-is-where-the-art-is/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:07:13 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/for-jason-moran-and-alicia-hall-moran-home-is-where-the-art-is/ The Morans discussed how that will manifest on stage during an hour-long Zoom session last week that itself exemplified their collaborative back-and-forth. Alicia first recorded herself from the couple’s living room in Harlem, sitting at her computer. Jason joins them a few minutes later, driving his car. He would spend most of the interview returning […]]]>

The Morans discussed how that will manifest on stage during an hour-long Zoom session last week that itself exemplified their collaborative back-and-forth. Alicia first recorded herself from the couple’s living room in Harlem, sitting at her computer. Jason joins them a few minutes later, driving his car. He would spend most of the interview returning home from an art installation he created for the Luhring Augustine Gallery in Brooklyn.

“There are times when their sound is there,” Jason replies when asked if their twin teenage sons would be part of the performance, referring to sound clips recorded when they were little.

“Alicia, you could correct me, but part of what we’ve never shied away from is a biographical approach to our musical creation. When you study music at the conservatory, you’re rarely asked to take the history course on your own music history. You take music history from everything else.

“Part of ‘Family Ball’ is about this coming back to each other, rather than going to the big world of the big idea: the Great Migration and the work songs and the lieder and the history of jazz piano and all of that stuff that’s magnified, when really what’s magnified from our point of view is how we relate to each other.

“And ‘Family Ball’ is also a way for us to look at each other’s work. It’s not that wide. It’s really us looking at each other’s musical repertoire, the song canon: my favorite Alicia songs, my favorite Alicia songs. So we’re the ones looking at it. It’s how two people who love each other live with the work we do on each other.

“It’s really a listening session,” adds Alicia. “Like a radio show that’s happening: you can close your eyes and listen to the whole show. You’d hear songs. These songs are from us. These songs occasionally feature key collaborators that we’ve had over time. You can hear two minutes of Brandon Ross, you can hear two minutes of Thomas Flippin on my side – those are two guitarists that I relied on a lot of my musical sense. You can hear six minutes of [Jason’s longtime trio] the Bandwagon, in a live recording we did.

“You also hear Jason talk about his own music on his own terms. We heard Jason talking about James Reese Europe, in Jason’s own words. We heard Jason talking about Thelonious Monk, in Jason’s own words. It’s Jason, in his own room, talking about Jason on his own terms – while his wife watches and interrupts.

“And vice versa,” says Jason. “Same for Alicia.”

“And it’s ‘Family Ball’,” she says.

“‘Family Ball’ also distorts time,” adds Jason. “So even though I’m saying that part where we’re not looking at the story, we’re using the way the story interrupts – interrupts – time and marks it so that we make a timeline of how we met, our marriage. . . “

“. . . Make time,” Alicia cuts. “Jason made a [spoken] typo in what he said which was actually the dumbest part. We have “brutal” weather. It’s what he said is true. Then he set it to “interrupt”.

“Yeah, I like ‘steep’,” Jason agrees.

“Not ‘sharp’ as a description,” Alicia clarifies. “We ‘steep’ as a verb. It’s genius.

Soon after, they find themselves talking to each other until Jason insists that his important point be heard.

“What you need to know about us is that Alicia is Leo and I’m Aquarius. It’s fire and air, and each needs the other. I can listen to Alicia forever, because that I am the air of his fire: I can breathe on it and drive him mad. Or I can suck the air and make fire . . . ”

He takes his hands off the steering wheel and brings them together momentarily to suggest firebending.

The conversation turns to what inspired them to examine themselves and their own work in the new project.

“Part of it comes from a photo I took of Alicia in Maine, maybe five years ago,” Jason explains. “It’s a photo of her in that window in that kitchen of that house. I kept the camera on the tripod and then I set it on the timer. And then we took this portrait, which is probably the image I should send you, because that’s the basis that this piece started from. Isn’t it, Alicia?

“I would say Jason’s habit of photographing us in black and white is where the visual proof exists that it would work if we did that,” she replies. “There’s a photo of us where I’m pissed off, Jason is confused. It’s after dark, we’re both very tired. But Jason has this piece of technology – this camera he just got – on this tripod, and he wants to test it. A crazy woman is as good at photographing as any other woman. . . ”

Jason starts laughing.

“And then he said, ‘Stand there, the light is awesome’ – and it was that ugly fluorescent light, above me like that.” She grabs the Zoom light for her computer and holds it above her head to illustrate. “And I do the dishes watching him. And then he’s like, ‘Look over there.’ The tripod is there, and we’re just kind of watching. And that’s a great picture of who we really are.

So awesome that they recreated this black and white photo in color earlier this year with multimedia artist and filmmaker Katherine Freer for the video component of the ICA show.

Alicia fetches another photo from across the room, a black and white of herself in an elegant black dress, and shows it for inspection.

“Then Jason took this picture of me. He has this on his computer. It’s like a million pictures of me in the middle of something very stressful. It’s backstage before a gig in Scandinavia. And then he there’s a picture of me walking down the stairs and I’m like, ‘Idiot, what are you doing?’ »

“That’s the most amazing picture,” Jason cuts in, laughing again. “Maybe I’m trying to document a moment of tension. I think Alicia is right: I didn’t know that I was using an instrument to capture the moment when the life of a couple is the most intense. For me, the value of all that is good is that there has to be this tension. And he must flirt with the possibility of disaster.

A couple since college, married in 2003, the Morans began flirting with disaster on multimedia projects – Alicia injecting the theatrical impulses derived from her work in opera and theater into works commissioned by her pianist husband from jazz – since Alicia joined Jason and the Bandwagon for “Milestone” at the Walker Art Center in 2005. Two years later, she helped him prepare “In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959” for the San Francisco Jazz Festival.

“Literally, while Alicia was in the hospital holding the twins, because they were about to be born too soon at 24 weeks, she explained every song to me,” Jason recalled. “We talked about the videos and talked about the narrative. As soon as we finished, got to the end and said, “OK, here’s what the form will be,” her water broke. »

Now comes “Family Ball,” which the Morans can take to other locations after its ICA run.

“It’s the only one so far and we’ll see,” Jason said. “We’re really doing this for each other and for Boston right now.”

Alicia begins to elaborate, but Jason has arrived home and is parked downstairs waiting. They must be somewhere else.

“Alicia,” he urges her, “say goodbye and get in the car, come on.”

JASON MORAN & ALICIA HALL MORAN: FAMILY BALL

At the Institute of Contemporary Art. Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. $25 – $35. icaboston.org

Bill Bettler can be reached at bill@billbeutler.com.

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Global airport baggage protection market size and forecast https://ukdigitala.com/global-airport-baggage-protection-market-size-and-forecast/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 05:14:38 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/global-airport-baggage-protection-market-size-and-forecast/ New Jersey, United States – The report named “Global Airport Baggage Protection Market Overview, Forecast to 2028adds to Verified Market Research’s market research archive. The report offers an in-depth study of the global Airport Baggage Protection Market regarding key opportunities and drivers influencing market growth. Key emerging trends and their impact on current and upcoming […]]]>

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Tried Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes for the first time on the X-T5 – I’m hooked! https://ukdigitala.com/tried-fujifilms-film-simulation-modes-for-the-first-time-on-the-x-t5-im-hooked/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:59:06 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/tried-fujifilms-film-simulation-modes-for-the-first-time-on-the-x-t5-im-hooked/ In an age when applying an image filter – on Instagram or with presets in Lightroom and Photoshop – takes the press of a button, Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes could easily be confused with more than the same thing. Just another quick effect to give your photos a retro, vintage or “low-fi” look. Of course, […]]]>

In an age when applying an image filter – on Instagram or with presets in Lightroom and Photoshop – takes the press of a button, Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes could easily be confused with more than the same thing. Just another quick effect to give your photos a retro, vintage or “low-fi” look.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using presets (opens in a new tab), but I think to label Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes as the same is to miss the years of heritage and color science that went into creating them. Because Film Simulation modes are based on Fujifilm’s most popular original analog films and mimic tone, contrast and color. They actually are retro.

What are Fujifilm Simulation Modes?

Fujifilm film simulation

(Image credit: Lauren Scott)

Film Simulation modes are available on top Fujifilm cameras, including the X and GFX series, and are easily accessed via the quick menu (or the Q button). When using the X-T5 and X-H2, for example, you can choose from a selection of film simulations based on the company’s traditional films. Provia and Velvia are popular, then you get specialists like Eterna and Acros.

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Watch the Last Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2022 https://ukdigitala.com/watch-the-last-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-of-2022/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:48:54 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/watch-the-last-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-of-2022/ On November 8, 2022, a total lunar eclipse – also known as a “blood moon” – was visible across North America, the Pacific and Asia-Pacific. The spectacular event has photographers and astrophotographers excited, and totality (when the moon enters the darkest part of Earth’s shadow and takes on a deep blood-red hue) occurred at the […]]]>

On November 8, 2022, a total lunar eclipse – also known as a “blood moon” – was visible across North America, the Pacific and Asia-Pacific. The spectacular event has photographers and astrophotographers excited, and totality (when the moon enters the darkest part of Earth’s shadow and takes on a deep blood-red hue) occurred at the same global time. 10:16 a.m. Universal Time.

The event was seen in the early hours of November 8 from North America, and in Asia-Pacific it was sighted just after sunset. For all locations, the moon turned dark red while located very close to the Milky Way.

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Europeans are losing €3,000 a year due to austerity measures, says new report https://ukdigitala.com/europeans-are-losing-e3000-a-year-due-to-austerity-measures-says-new-report/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 07:29:34 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/europeans-are-losing-e3000-a-year-due-to-austerity-measures-says-new-report/ European citizens have lost nearly €3,000 a year due to austerity measures implemented by EU governments since the 2007 financial crisis, according to a new report. The New Economics Foundation (NEF) and Finance Watch study published on Friday also indicates that EU countries could have spent up to €1,000 more per year per person on […]]]>

European citizens have lost nearly €3,000 a year due to austerity measures implemented by EU governments since the 2007 financial crisis, according to a new report.

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) and Finance Watch study published on Friday also indicates that EU countries could have spent up to €1,000 more per year per person on public services if less cuts severe measures had been applied.

The news comes at a time when EU states are racking up levels of debt unprecedented in modern peacetime to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of war in Ukraine.

Frank Van Lerven, head of the macroeconomics program at the NEF, said the austerity measures have been a failure.

“The last decade of austerity policies has hurt European economies and prevented improvements in our standard of living,” Van Lerven said.

“An obsession with debt and deficit reduction does not stimulate economic growth or keep debt low. Instead, austerity has held European countries back from their potential.

After the financial crisis, Brussels introduced stricter budgetary rules for public borrowing and spending, the idea being to reduce the national debt. This was done through cuts in public spending and investment.

But when the pandemic hit, the EU suspended those rules – known as the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) – to allow countries greater flexibility in managing the economic fallout.

Research by the New Economic Foundation has found that previous austerity measures have made Europe more vulnerable to economic shocks from COVID-19 and the crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine.

Had the cuts not been so severe, he says €533 billion would have been available for EU governments to spend on infrastructure projects, including green projects, which the report says study, could have helped cushion the impact of energy price spikes.

But Antonios Nestoras, acting executive director of the European Liberal Forum, told Euronews the report’s findings do not give a balanced perspective and fail to take into account other important factors, adding that levels of public spending cannot be managed. effectively only once a base of wealth in society is generated.

“We have to create wealth. We need to give citizens a level playing field, businesses a level playing field to create wealth,” Nestoras explained.

“We need to create smart regulations to support innovation, research, development, industry and technology. These are the things that we should focus on and then we can play around with government spending levels and try to control inflation and try to create macroeconomic stability based on government spending and so on.

“As long as we don’t focus our efforts on creating wealth, where will the money come from? This is a question that this report and public policy in general do not answer.

“A long-term approach”

The European Commission will present plans next Wednesday on its new budgetary orientations once the suspension of the stability and growth pact is concluded at the end of 2023.

For the time being, the proposals are being kept secret, but for Sebastian Mang, campaign manager at the NEF, the spending rules must be relaxed in the future.

“In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission was allowed for the first time to borrow from financial markets to finance its response,” Mang told Euronews.

“But rather than relying on ad hoc responses to each new crisis, what Europe needs beyond 2024 is a long-term approach fit for purpose. Austerity economics was a failed experiment. Low levels of gross domestic product (GDP) growth have resulted in lower tax revenues for governments, thereby increasing public debt.

“National governments should be empowered to invest in public services, such as health and education, and in reducing carbon emissions. For its part, the European Commission should be equipped to support national spending through European borrowing.

Nestoras, on the other hand, said a balance needs to be struck when it comes to EU fiscal rules.

“We have to find the right balance in these things,” he told Euronews. “True politics is finding the right balance, the golden ratio between opposing forces, opposing political and ideological forces. I trust that the system we have created in Europe will find a compromise between the two.

The NEF and Finance Watch study also argues that countries that pursued greater austerity and public spending cuts, such as Greece and Italy, actually ended up with higher levels of public debt.

Disparities were also found in the impact of the measures on disposable income. German wages have fallen by only 1% compared to before the financial crisis, while in Ireland and Spain, some of the hardest hit countries, average earnings have fallen by 29% and 25%.

Berlin, known as one of the EU’s most frugal member states, was a leading proponent of austerity and budget cuts at the time.

He was recently able to afford €200 billion in aid to help German citizens and businesses through the current energy crisis, much to the chagrin of other member states who cannot afford to do so on such a large scale. .

Polls included in the report found that 70% of people are concerned about what could happen if austerity is reintroduced. At the same time, 70% of respondents also expressed concern about the increase in public debt.

However, one thing that respondents were certain of was the need to invest more in vital public services like education, health and social care.

Data for the NEF and Finance Watch report come from Eurostat and the citizen surveys were conducted by Censuswide.

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NICKMERCS explains why it avoids Modern Warfare 2 https://ukdigitala.com/nickmercs-explains-why-it-avoids-modern-warfare-2/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:00:32 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/nickmercs-explains-why-it-avoids-modern-warfare-2/ Connor Bennett ❘ Posted: 2022-10-31T09:50:09 ❘ Updated: 2022-10-31T09:56:44 Twitch star Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has explained why he’s not diving straight into Modern Warfare 2 like so many of his peers. With the long-awaited release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 finally here, many CoD fans and streamers have been diving straight into Infinity Ward’s […]]]>

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Twitch star Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has explained why he’s not diving straight into Modern Warfare 2 like so many of his peers.

With the long-awaited release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 finally here, many CoD fans and streamers have been diving straight into Infinity Ward’s new offering.

Even though the new game is still in its infancy, opinions are quite divided among fans, especially when it comes to the layout of the new maps and how you build and unlock new weapons.

In the case of NICKMERCS, while it is used to dominating in Search and Destroy, it has moved away from Call of Duty over the past few months. In fact, he’s not even planning to dive into Modern Warfare 2 anytime soon.

NICKMERCS will not play Modern Warfare 2 yet

With the latest CoD going live, the Twitch star was asked by fans and other content creators why he wasn’t getting involved.

“I have the Apex pro league in a week, man. If someone comes here like why am I not playing TDM, man, you’re mad,” Nick said. “This shit is gonna be hot for a few days and then it’s gonna die.

“I don’t plan to play the new CoD, at least for the time being. I’m so locked in to goals coming up and stuff, then.

The FaZe Clan star noted that he would “definitely play” in Warzone 2, but right now he’s focused entirely on Apex Legends and working with his Tripod teammates.

Considering his background in Call of Duty and the fact that you’ll need a multiplayer attachment to upgrade to Warzone 2, it probably won’t be long before Nick dives into the new game. But, for now, everything revolves around Apex.

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Fifth day of protests in New York as Park Avenue closed amid calls to ‘tax the rich’ https://ukdigitala.com/fifth-day-of-protests-in-new-york-as-park-avenue-closed-amid-calls-to-tax-the-rich/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 20:17:49 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/fifth-day-of-protests-in-new-york-as-park-avenue-closed-amid-calls-to-tax-the-rich/ Protesters closed Park Avenue again on Friday as they continue a week of protests over the climate crisis. Activists could be seen on giant tripods blocking all street lanes near the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks. The protests criticize the company’s funding of fossil fuels. The shutdown is the fifth […]]]>

Protesters closed Park Avenue again on Friday as they continue a week of protests over the climate crisis.

Activists could be seen on giant tripods blocking all street lanes near the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks.

The protests criticize the company’s funding of fossil fuels.

The shutdown is the fifth consecutive day of climate protests in New York, led by activist groups like New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and local branches of the Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion.

Protesters blocking traffic held banners that read things like “How dare you plunder the Earth” and “Your greed = climate chaos”.

By early afternoon, the protest had dispersed and 16 people had been arrested, a New York Police Department representative said. The Independent.

Many actions this week have targeted the financial sector. On Wednesday, protesters occupied the New York headquarters of BlackRock, one of the world’s largest investment firms, to criticize their involvement in fossil fuels.

Thursday’s protests targeted the home of Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of Blackstone, another investment firm that has invested in fossil fuels.

A 2021 report from nonprofits such as the Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club found that JPMorgan Chase financed more than $316 billion in fossil fuels between 2016 and 2020, the most of any bank in the report. .

The Independent has contacted a JPMorgan Chase representative for comment.

“We’re taking the fight where the wealthy live and work, so they can see it and feel it,” said NYCC climate activist Alice Hu. The Independent in a statement Tuesday.

“As the 1% and corporate greed destroy our planet and impoverish our people, we need them to pay to fix what they broke.”

On Monday, another protest led by activists from these groups interrupted a recording of View with Senator Ted Cruz to protest the Texas Republican’s appearance and criticize ABC’s coverage of the climate crisis.

On Saturday, these groups and other nonprofits plan to walk down Park Avenue in recognition of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall. The march will end “in a moment of silence and die-in to call out the filthy rich as they perpetuate climate destruction and demand that [New York Governor Kathy] Hochul enacts a tax on the rich for a Green New Deal. “

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Talented Artist Creates Fascinating Disappearing Paintings – The Florida Star https://ukdigitala.com/talented-artist-creates-fascinating-disappearing-paintings-the-florida-star/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 10:25:14 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/talented-artist-creates-fascinating-disappearing-paintings-the-florida-star/ A talented artist produces mesmerizing ‘disappearing paintings’ – which are so realistic they blend seamlessly into the tranquil background. Impressive clips show Fang MianMian creating the illusion in parks, fields and near water in Jilin Province, China, using just a camera tripod and a small brush. The 26-year-old paints bare, flowering trees against picturesque landscapes […]]]>

A talented artist produces mesmerizing ‘disappearing paintings’ – which are so realistic they blend seamlessly into the tranquil background.

Impressive clips show Fang MianMian creating the illusion in parks, fields and near water in Jilin Province, China, using just a camera tripod and a small brush.

The 26-year-old paints bare, flowering trees against picturesque landscapes of clear skies and lakes, so they reflect exactly what lies behind his bright orange or pink canvas.

His work is so impressive that it’s almost impossible to tell what Fang’s painting is and what the real background is – until someone walks behind his work to reveal the illusion.

Other clips show him weaving his web among fruits like melons and limes, and even household items like tissues and bricks.

The avid artist says he came across the fascinating trick when he was practicing color mixing by matching his paint with objects.

Fang’s videos have become popular on the Chinese version of TikTok, Douyin, but two weeks ago he created a TikTok and Instagram account to share his talent.

He has since amassed over 800 followers, with users hailing his work as amazing and beautiful, while others claim they were inspired to take up painting themselves.

“In the beginning, I practiced mixing colors and tried to make a color exactly the same as the target. This created the effect of disappearing on the bulletin board,” said Fang, from the province of Jilin, China.

“I made it progressively more difficult, and now I can paint outdoor landscapes. People seem to find [the illusion] curious and interesting.

“My favorite work is always the most recent. For example, if you ask me what my favorite is, I have to think that’s the painting that just came out tonight.

“I really like each piece, because the place of each work has different memories and different stories.

“I started filming it to record the process of my own progression. When I found that I had more and more friends, I created more painting content.

Fang started making Disappearing Paintings a year ago and has been working as a professional artist since 2012.

His videos, which are sped up to fit in clips under a minute, have over 1,000 likes on TikTok. One user commented, “It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. It makes me want to start painting again. Another said: “This art is amazing. It must have taken years of practice to master. A third said: “Nice work! You are so talented.

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How to record a video with an iPhone https://ukdigitala.com/how-to-record-a-video-with-an-iphone/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 01:38:05 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/how-to-record-a-video-with-an-iphone/ iPhone media production is an essential part of modern marketing. There’s no doubt that shooting video with your iPhone is the way of the future for modern marketing and media creation. It’s so easy, accessible and inexpensive to shoot, edit and publish digitally from a mobile device and that’s why it’s the clear choice for […]]]>

iPhone media production is an essential part of modern marketing.

There’s no doubt that shooting video with your iPhone is the way of the future for modern marketing and media creation.

It’s so easy, accessible and inexpensive to shoot, edit and publish digitally from a mobile device and that’s why it’s the clear choice for businesses of all sizes.

Businesses are using social media to connect with their customers on a deeper level than ever before. And what better than video to achieve this?

The best part about shooting video with an iPhone is how easy it can be. All you need is your phone and some basic knowledge of how the camera works.

In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about shooting video with an iPhone, so you can get started right away!

The four ways to make your iPhone videos more professional include gear, settings, location, and footage.

Let’s start with the equipment.

Equipment

The first thing you’ll want is a tripod or stand for your phone. There are tons of options, but the good thing about using one is that it will help keep everything steady and ensure your video isn’t shaky or blurry.

Next, you will need some sort of lighting setup, whether it is a simple lamp or an actual lighting kit. Lighting is key when shooting with your phone, as it helps highlight the subject and ensure everything looks good from every angle.

Finally, make sure you have some sort of microphone for your phone so that the sound quality is up to par. It can be as simple as buying an adapter that lets you connect an external mic via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack (allowing you to record audio with any headphones). Or if you want something more advanced than that, there are also wireless mics specifically designed for smartphones!

Settings

If you’re like most people, you probably fire up your iPhone and start shooting. But did you know that by changing a few of the default iPhone camera settings, you can shoot even better looking videos with your iPhone?

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll dive into the world of iPhone video settings and walk you through everything you need to enable or disable. So are you ready? Let’s go!

First, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone and scroll down to “Camera”.

Resolution

To improve your iPhone video quality, visit the “Record Video” tab.

On this page, you will see a bunch of options.

The first thing you can do is press “HD 60 fps” and then press the record button. This feature will allow smoother video and higher resolution than other frame rates.

You can also change the format from H264 to H265 if you want to save space on your phone or improve the quality by using less bandwidth.

If you want to shoot in slow motion, tap “Slow Motion Video”, then choose between 240 fps at 1080p or 120 fps at 720p.

Frame rate

You can record video in a number of different frame rates, but here’s what you need to know about the two most common: 30 fps and 60 fps.

30 fps is what most TV shows and soap operas use, and 60 fps is great if you intend to slow down your footage when editing.

You can now even record slow motion videos in HD 1080p at 120fps or 240fps. To access these settings, return to the main camera settings page, then tap on “Slow Motion Record”.

We prefer 24 fps. This frame rate feels more cinematic and achieves the visual style we are looking for in our corporate videos.

Camera grid

Visit the main camera settings page and enable “Grid”.

The grid becomes your guide to practicing professional composition of your shot and applying the rule of thirds. The grid view will help you center your subject, frame someone’s eyes, or just make sure your product or subject stays in frame.

Airplane mode

While shooting videos from your phone, we recommend recording with airplane mode enabled. This will eliminate any interruptions from unannounced phone calls or notifications that will stop your recording.

Video Modes

There are several different video modes you can use to get the most out of your iPhone.

  • Cinematic Mode: This mode will give you a cinematic look for your videos. When shooting in this mode, it is best to set the exposure to automatic and focus in the center.
  • Timelapse mode: Timelapse videos capture time beautifully. When shooting in this mode, it’s best to set the exposure to auto, focus in the center, and set your shutter speed to 1/60th or faster. You can also use the stand option if you want to capture multiple exposures at once.
  • Slow motion: Slow motion videos allow you to slow down the action to make it appear to be moving fast. When shooting in this mode, it’s best to set the exposure to automatic and focus in the center, but make sure you don’t go too high or it will get blurry!

Location

First, you need to find a place where there are no distractions or sounds. This means avoiding busy streets and crowded places, such as parks and cafes.

You also want a place where you have plenty of light so you can see what you’re doing when filming. And if possible, pick a location where there’s only one entrance/exit so people don’t walk past your camera as they move through the space.

Pictures

If you’re using an iPhone to shoot video, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First of all, if you want to transfer the pictures from your phone to your computer, don’t do it by SMS or email. It’s a compressed way of sending the file, and it’ll be harder for you to work with the footage once it’s on your computer. Instead, use Airdrop or plug in your iPhone and transfer files that way.

Second, make sure you have enough storage space on your iPhone before shooting a video! It’s so easy to forget this one, but if there’s not enough room on your phone when you’re filming, it can cause problems later when you try to access it.

Finally, when editing video on an iPhone, remember that there are apps like Videoshop and Filmic Pro that will let you adjust color and contrast in post-production. These apps can give your video a little extra polish that an app like Instagram (which only allows users to add filters) might lack.

As you can see, shooting a video with an iPhone is easy! You don’t have to be a professional videographer to create videos for your business. If you have the right tools, it’s easy for anyone.

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