Calling all filmmakers! Create a film for GIFF 2019

first_imgThe Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera.If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2019 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Start creating your geocaching film now! The submission form will open June 1, 2019.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSWHAT IS THE GEOCACHING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GIFF)? Part 1: Film Submission & JudgingGeocachers around the world – like you – create short films about geocaching and submit them to Geocaching HQ for judging. Films must be submitted by August 1, 2019. During the month of August, the films are reviewed by judges from Geocaching HQ. In September, finalist films are announced and the filmmakers are notified. Part 2: Finalist films shown at Geocaching EventsAfter announcing the finalists, Geocaching HQ creates a film reel with the finalist films. Any geocacher can host a geocaching Event to show the finalist films during the official Film Festival dates: November 7 – November 17, 2019. This year, we have extended the Film Festival of Events to eleven days! In 2018, there were 656 Events hosted in 58 countries, and 18,392 geocachers attended.HOW TO SUBMIT A FILM Read the rules. Seriously, read them!Read the tips for filming.Submission Form opens June 1, 2019After June 1, upload your geocaching film to Vimeo.Submit your film by August 1, 2019. SharePrint RelatedCalling all filmmakers! Submit your film to GIFF 2018April 17, 2018In “News”Calling all filmmakers! Submit your film to GIFF 2017.March 13, 2017In “Community”GIFF films due next week!July 24, 2018In “News”center_img Learn more about submitting to GIFF 2019Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Why Verizon Killing Its 3G Network Probably Won’t Save You Money

first_imgdan rowinski Tags:#Carriers#lte#verizon Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … We will soon be witness to the death of 3G. At least, we will from Verizon. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom conference, Verizon chief financial officer Fran Shammo said that Verizon could start phasing out its 3G CDMA chips by the beginning of 2014. The goal, ultimately, will be to lower subsidies that carriers pay to smartphone manufacturers to carry new devices.As it stands in the United States, the big carriers pay full price for smartphones like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S 3 then retail them at a reduced cost tied to two-year contracts. This subsidy costs the carriers a lot of money up front and is a drain on their quarter-to-quarter revenue. The carriers end up ahead if a user stays for the life of the contract (or pays an early termination fee), but anything a company like Verizon can do to lower its subsidy prices is good for its bottom line.“Then if you look out into late 2014 then you start to think of things like, okay, so now I can start to take the CDMA chip out of the phone and just have a pure LTE handset. That also starts to reduce subsidies. So over the next two to three years I think we will start to see subsidies come down,” said Shammo, according to a transcript of the interview from Thomson Reuters (PDF).What is stopping Verizon from phasing out its 3G CDMA network and moving to LTE permanently now? The answer lays with an overlooked aspect of smartphones that users tend to forget exists: voice.The Coming Of Voice Over LTEAs it stands now, smartphones running LTE cannot make calls over the 4G network. LTE is a big, fat data pipe and it is indeed very fast. Yes, you can use some IP-based services to make calls (Skype, for instance), but the traditional phone call is not available on the newest wireless standard.The challenge is that LTE is an IP-based system (akin to Wi-Fi) and does not handle traditional voice. When you make a call with your 4G LTE Verizon phone, you are actually still using the 3G network. Most people do not know or care how that works, but it forces companies like Verizon to keep expensive chipsets in their smartphones to handle voice calls. Verizon’s CDMA network is also why devices like the iPhone 5 cannot simultaneously make calls and browse the Web. The standard just does not allow it. This will change when Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) is available, likely near the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014. “So I am a believer that over the next two to three years subsidies will start to decrease just because of the ecosystem. Then, for us, I think – for Verizon Wireless one other important ingredient for us is obviously we are investing in all this LTE technology. We will ultimately get to Voice Over LTE, probably end of this year, beginning of next year,” said Shammo.What Does It Mean For You?More than any other industry, the mobile operators play a very fluid game of ARPU – average revenue per user. As we have seen in the past, the supposed “deals” we have seen from the carriers are really just rearranging how the language and structure of contracts are made. For instance, with Verizon’s “Share Everything” plan, you are going to pay basically the same as you were under the previous plan for data plus a couple extra dollars per device you add. It remains to be seen if Verizon will actually pass on savings from lower subsidies to consumers buying devices. So, Verizon cutting out CDMA in the next year for the sake of lower subsidies is not likely to lower your own data bill. If there is anything that consumers can count on it will be that companies like Verizon will always be looking for ways to squeeze the ARPU out of them.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

8 Adobe Audition Tutorials Every Video Editor Should Watch

first_imgBecome an audio master with these 8 great Adobe Audition tutorials!It’s often said that a film is 50% video and 50% audio. Unfortunately, for most indie filmmakers and video editors, not much time is spent trying to get great audio in post or on-set. While it’s not always the sexiest part of the post-production process, getting great audio can add immediate legitimacy to your film and to you as a filmmaker. So if you’re in the mood to take your film audio to the next level, check out these quick Adobe Audition tutorials designed to help you sharpen your audio editing skills.1. The BasicsCreated By: Adobe Community HelpWhile Audition isn’t as complex as other video editing softwares like After Effects and Premiere, it’s still a professional software with a learning curve. This tutorial created by the good people at Adobe shows us how to navigate the Audition interface. If you’re new to Audition, this is a must-watch.2. Importing Audio FilesCreated By: Video2BrainImporting in Audition is a lot like importing in Premiere Pro or After Effects. In this short video tutorial, we’ll take a look at how it’s done.3. How to Make a Voiceover Sound BetterCreated By: Mike RussellThere are a lot of voice actors out there and each one has their own special way of making their audio sound better. In this awesome tutorial, professional voice actor Mike Russell shows us his method for creating beautiful audio in Audition.4. Removing HumCreated By: Larry JordanIf you’ve ever had to record audio in less-than-ideal circumstances, then you probably know how terrible hum can be for your audio. Annoying devices like refrigerators, fluorescent lights, and air conditioners can ruin your audio if you’re not careful. It’s always best to simply turn off these annoyances while on set, but if you’re in the editing bay it’s a little late.But don’t worry, post-production master Larry Jordan is here to show us how to remove machine generated hum in Audition. It’s easier than you think and in some circumstances you can remove hum entirely.5. Removing SoundsCreated By: O’Reilly – Video TrainingLet’s say you’re shooting in an office complex and after countless takes your corporate subject finally nails their line — but there’s a problem. A car honked right at the end. Do you reshoot it? Of course you do! However, once you’re in the editing bay, you might be able to salvage the previous take by using some of the built-in tools in Audition. This quick tutorial shows you how it’s done.6. Removing Background NoiseCreated By: John LynnWe’re not always blessed with the opportunity to shoot on a sound stage, especially if you’re a indie filmmaker. So, chances are the shooting environment you’re in has ambient noise that needs to be controlled. While it’s always better to be able to control your environment, if you’re in the editing bay and your audio has environmental problems, you can take out at least some of the background noise using the steps outlined in this tutorial by John Lynn.7. Removing Pops and ClicksCreated By: Jason HugginsIf you sit down to edit your audio and find it’s full of pops and clicks, don’t panic. It’s probably not the end of the world. There are a few built-in tools in Audition that can help you get rid of pops and clicks. This tutorial by Jason Huggins shows us how it’s done.8. Round-tripping Between Premiere Pro to AuditionCreated By: Video2BrainOne of the big perks about working in the Creative Cloud is the fact that most of the software integrates with each other using the dynamic link. Users of Premiere Pro can seamlessly edit their audio in Audition without having to export it out as a different track. In this video tutorial created by Video2Brain, we’ll take a look at how this round-tripping process works.Want to learn more about audio for film? Check out a few of these posts here on PremiumBeat:How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget Films10 Crucial Pieces of Audio Gear Under $500Audio Editing: Mixing Speech and Music in Premiere ProKnow of any other helpful tutorials for Adobe Audition? Share in the comments below.last_img read more