Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2020 Discussion Meet. They are David Glass of Chillicothe, Micah Mensing of Millersburg and Kalyn Swihart of Lima.The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. These young agricultural professionals will compete in the finals as part of the Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Experience at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus Jan. 31. The finalists were named after a preliminary competition at Ohio Farm Bureau’s 101st Annual Meeting in Columbus where they discussed topics impacting the agriculture industry.“The Discussion Meet contest is a meaningful opportunity for young ag professionals to strengthen their skills in working together to solve issues facing agriculture today. I look forward to watching these finalists compete at the finals next year,” said OFBF Leadership Development Program Specialist Kelsey Turner.The winner receives a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance, an expense-paid trip to the 2020 OFBF Annual Meeting in Columbus and an expense-paid trip to the AFBF Annual Convention in January 2021 in San Diego.Glass is a Ross County Farm Bureau member, where he currently serves as treasurer. He is employed with Pickaway Progress Partnership, the economic development agency for Pickaway County and its municipalities. He and his wife, Audrey, produce meat, eggs and vegetables for family, friends and the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Glass is a graduate of the Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics. He is a board member of the ATZ FarmHouse Foundation Board. The Glass family includes two children.Mensing is an Ottawa County Farm Bureau member. He is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University, where he studied production agriculture at OSU-ATI and agriscience education on the Columbus campus. He was named Ohio State Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL) Distinguished Senior in 2019. Mensing is a Growing Forward Specialist with Farm Credit Mid-America and is an active member of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program.Swihart is a member of the Allen County Farm Bureau. Along with continuing her studies at the Ohio State University in the fields of agricultural communications and public affairs, Swihart manages a sheep herd of about 40 head. She also has held internships with U.S. Congressman Bob Latta, Growth Energy and Ohio Farm Bureau. She enjoys attending OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals events and has been a part of the YAP Washington, D.C. Experience. Swihart is slated to graduate in 2020.
Become 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.
In this tutorial, learn how you can work with natural light to enhance the ambient compositions in your next film or video project.Natural light can be a real asset for interviews and narrative films. With careful blocking and framing, filmmakers can pull off amazing shots with minimal lighting gear. However, just dropping your camera someplace without any lights may not give you the best results. In this filmmaking tutorial, we look closely at using ambient light and how to enhance it to look natural.No Light, No ModifiersA filmmaker must be strategic when using interior natural light. It’s all about how you position your talent in relation to window light. However, since there are limitations to where you place your talent, if you move far away from a window (like we are), natural light just may not be enough to pull off an amazing shot.Add KeylightIn the initial shot, there was not much separation between the talent, Julia, and the background. Also, the natural light was not wrapping on Julia’s face enough to make her stand out. Adding a key light that can complement ambient light will give you the style you’re looking for. Just be sure not make the shot look unnatural.Negative FillTo shape light even further, we can add a black flag to absorb light and prevent light from bouncing off of the wall and back into our talent’s face. This will make the left side of Julia’s face darker.Motivated Hair LightTo keep ambient light looking natural, we cannot add light that doesn’t have a clear source. By turing on a practical lamp in the background, we can enhance the image by adding a motivated hair light. Since the lamp is warm, we can create color contrast by making sure the hair light is warmer than the key light.Looking for more filmmaking tutorials? Check out these links.How To Create A Sub Mix In DaVinci Resolve 14 – Video TutorialCreate a Clean Corporate Logo Intro with After EffectsCapture Live Events Like a Pro with These Simple RulesAnimate Your Text With Handwriting Motion GraphicsSpeed Up Your Sequences with The Jump Cut
Pricey tomatoes spurred a fresh round of protests by Congress workers on Friday, who parked a cart full of tomatoes in front of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and sold the kitchen staple at Rs 10 per kg.The party had earlier come up with a “State Bank of Tomato” that is being operated from the Youth Congress office here.Tomato prices have hovered around Rs 100 per kg in major cities with supplies being disrupted due to heavy rains.Congress workers led by state secretary Shailendra Tiwari stood in front of the Assembly with a cart full of tomatoes with a banner “Tamatar ke aaye acche din” (good days have come for tomatoes) and sold it at Rs 10 per kg per person.“This is our way to protest the soaring tomato price.We are selling it to common man to show our concern for them.It’s ironical that the government has not taken any initiative to open subsidised counters for selling tomatoes or to check its price,” Mr. Tiwari said.The ‘tomato bank’ has some interesting schemes to offer like providing the commodity on easy loan as also a locker facility, 80 per cent loans on tomatoes and attractive interest rates for depositing tomatoes, especially for the poor.The idea behind the bank is to lodge protest and to create awareness among the people about the commodity being sold at such high rates.Prices of tomato have shot up about four times since the beginning of June when tomatoes were being sold at about Rs 25 per kg in the Delhi-National Capital Region market.Industry body Assocham had said recently that “Tomato prices may not immediately ease as flooding in some of the growing states has led to damage to the crop.” Unlike onion and potato, the shelf life of tomato is very short and it needs cold chains and modern warehouses for storage and transportation, it said.Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha are the major tomato growing States.The country produces around 18 million tonnes of tomatoes.