Alexander White

17 Jun 19
Screen Age Wasteland

(Disclaimer: modern day South Asia loosely comprises Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan. These articles will primarily focus on people of Indian and Pakistani descent since they tend to be most represented in American media.) In 1960, 12,000 Indian immigrants lived in America. There were many factors for this, including the Immigration […]

17 Jun 19
ARIZONA SPORTS ZONE

Here is the draft board along with the audio for the mock draft podcast. Available on iTunes, Spotify and podbean. Make sure to follow everyone below! Pelicans- @PelicansReddit– Zion Williamson Grizzlies- @JoeMullinax– Ja Morant Knicks- @HardKnicksLife– RJ Barrett  Pelicans (LA)- @EVR1022- Darius Garland Cavs- @illegalscreens– Jarrett Culver Suns- @Esidery– DeAndre Hunter Bulls- @Tankathon– Cam Reddish […]

17 Jun 19
film freedonia

. Directors/Screenwriters: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker Coscreenwriter on Top Secret!: Martyn Burke By Roderick Heath Known collectively as ZAZ, the writing and directing team of brothers David and Jerry Zucker and pal Jim Abrahams started their careers in that comedy Mecca, of Madison, Wisconsin, where they were key members of a satirical sketch […]

17 Jun 19
Courthousery

When we last spoke, I mentioned the project I’d spent the first week of June helping my mom with as part of a teacher creativity Lilly Endowment grant. From an 1820s log cabin in Richmond, we researched the places, names, and context from the 1866 diary of Mary Jane Edwards, a Quaker from tiny Raysville […]

17 Jun 19
The Beat: A Blog by PremiumBeat
Color has long been one of the primary tools filmmakers use to communicate aspects of their characters and the worlds they live in. Bernardo Bertolucci and Vittorio Storaro used a striking and effective color palette in The Last Emperor, with each period of the protagonist’s life painted in a specific color. Rodrigo Prieto went even further in 2004’s Alexander, using color infrared film stock to capture the moment when Alexander is almost killed fighting in India. The trees turn a vivid red, the skin tones are desaturated, the sky is white, and blood turns a grotesque yellow. Image via Alexander (Warner Bros). Image via Alexander (Warner Bros). Since the release of these films, this color effect has been emulated many times. Star Trek Into Darkness recreated a similar palette with makeup and production design rather than infrared film stock — to envision a primitive alien planet. They probably did this to create a more consistent, predictable result. The color changing effects of color infrared film stock are only apparent once the film gets developed. Image via Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount). I got my hands on a color meter recently, and I wondered if I could do the same thing with RGB lighting. A color meter gives precise readings for colors, and by manipulating the lighting on my main character, I was going to attempt to shift the colors of the scene to create an otherworldly feel. Most RGB lights have settings for hue, saturation, and intensity. What I needed to do was find the color value of the background (that I couldn’t change) and use that to calculate the color the subject should be. I measured the color of the leaves by placing a leaf over the color meter sensor and got a hue reading of 75 (yellow/green). If I was going to have to shift this to zero (red), I would have to shift it down by 75. So, if I wanted to arrive at a skin tone value of around 25, after the shift of -75, I set out to light my subject at a value of 100 (blue/green). The first few experiments were contaminated by sunlight, so we built a tent from duvetyne and added more lights. Finally, we were able to get the correct value. After taking the raw footage into Resolve, I decreased the hue value by 75 and got a shot very reminiscent of Prieto’s Alexander. There are downsides to this technique — you need to be able to light your subject separately from the background, and RGB lights aren’t (yet) as bright as daylight or tungsten sources, but there is a great deal of possibility in this technique to manipulate your color palette, far beyond what was previously possible. I have since exported this look as a LUT and loaded it into my monitor. I can now view this effect in real time and have more control on set. A color meter can open up a new world in measuring and manipulating color on set. Combined with RGB LEDs and raw video capture, the only limit is your imagination. Cover image via Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount). Looking for more on film and video production? Check out these articles. Working with a Green Screen Is Easier than Ever — Here’s Why Inside the Electric Department: Lighting, Tools, and Safety Skills 7 Tutorials to Add that “Cinematic” Look to Your Videos 355 Free Motion Graphics, Sound Effects, Action Elements and More New York vs. Los Angeles: Which City Is Better for Filmmakers?
17 Jun 19
Masha Milovanovic

Here is a story I’d written for my Children’s Literature Module in my final year of University. When doing this project my aim was to create a story for children between the ages of 8-12. I had wanted to do this in an attempt to challenge myself as I had never written for this age […]

17 Jun 19
MEDC, English Discussion Class

1. UK weather UK weather: Flood alerts, sinkholes and a lot of rain 11 Jun 2019 Forecasters are predicting a month’s worth of rain to fall today. The bad weather is already causing problems. Two sinkholes have appeared on the M25, a major motorway near London meaning Police had to close parts of the road in both […]

17 Jun 19
News Directory

Pelicans. TPelicans. T No. The Lakers ’ 4 overall pick. Now the question becomes what the Pelicans do 1 overall. There are three options. 1. Keep the draft young piece. The roster right away Accumulate more future assets. For our latest mock t 2. NBA rumors: Lakers got Anthony Davis, but what’s next? 7 But […]

17 Jun 19
Tshirt Online

buy now: Best beagle dad ever retro shirt Sevigny is not one to follow a crowd Best beagle dad ever retro shirt . Where her Hollywood peers will play it safe, the actress readily leans into quirky fashion ideas; recent experiments in personal style include the babushka scarf and the granny-chic slingback, both of which she pulled off […]

17 Jun 19
Russia News Now

Izvestia: Russia has no plans of tightening security in Strait of Hormuz Moscow is not planning to beef up its military presence in the Strait of Hormuz in the wake of the recent oil tanker attacks, Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Defense Committee Chairman Vladimir Shamanov told Izvestia. According to him, Russian vessels […]

17 Jun 19
Empire Sports Media

The New York Yankees are creating more questions with their most recent trade. The most exciting news on Saturday night wasn’t the New York Yankees demolishing the Chicago White Sox to stop a potential sweep in its tracks, it was the trade for slugger, Edwin Encarnacion. The Mariners star first baseman, who is currently leading […]

17 Jun 19
G9IJA

By G9ija Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared total war on traffic offence, saying special courts will be created to try offenders, who will be made to serve their punishment if found guilty at the point of contravention. Sanwo-Olu said his administration would not spare anyone, irrespective of status that endangers lives of road […]

17 Jun 19
Flowers For Socrates

. . Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ___________________________________________ I believe that patterns of emotional behavior are set down before […]

17 Jun 19
ALL STAR BIO

Cailee Spaeny is an Amerinca actress and singer credited for her role as Erica in the 2016 short film Counting to 1000 and also in science fiction monster adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising. Likewise, she has also played 2018 American biographical legal drama film On the Basis of Sex and Vice. Spaeny has amassed an excellent fortune […]

17 Jun 19
The Cambridge Court

In medieval times, King Edward III was so inspired by tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table that he set up his own group of honourable knights, called the Order of the Garter. The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded in 1348. Nearly 700 years later, the Order […]