Olympics are a chance to visit home for California’s Korean-Americans

first_imgGANGNEUNG, South Korea >> When Song Hong used to tell his grandchildren about his childhood, he would joke that they were “country folks” from a rugged and rural corner of the world that none of their fellow Americans had ever heard of, or likely ever would.Then one day, from his home in California, he saw the news: That rugged and rural corner of the world he left four decades ago for a new life in the United States had been named the unlikely host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.“I was so …last_img

After first win in 10 years, Raiders coach Jon Gruden keeps it real

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard. OAKLAND — After Matt McCrane kicked a 29-yard field goal Sunday to give Jon Gruden his first win in more than 10 years, the head coach made his way across the Coliseum infield dirt to shake hands with Hue Jackson and the other Cleveland coaches.Then he turned around and made his way back to the tunnel leading to the Raiders locker room.Thi … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Chewing on Evolutionary Stories

first_imgFish chew by sending their food on an assembly line to the back of the mouth.  Mammals chew by positioning food for the teeth.  Can evolution explain this difference?  Science Daily was sure of it.  “Evolution has made its marks — large and small — in innumerable patterns of life,” The article said.  “New research from Brown University shows chewing has evolved too.”  When one looks for the evidence that chewing has evolved, though, one only finds blank spaces filled in with the assumption that evolution must have done it. The article described chewing differences between fish and mammals in some detail, but when it came to the evolutionary explanation, these statements were offered without evidence.  See if they are convincing for a Darwin skeptic: The evolutionary divergence is believed to have occurred with amphibians… The difference in chewing shows that animals have changed the way they chew and digest their food and that evolution must have played a role. … lungfish, which is believed to represent an early stage in the transition of some species from exclusively water- to land-dwelling. Next came the task of figuring out where, when and with what species the divergence in chewing emerged. The thinking is that the transition likely occurred among amphibians. That makes sense, [Nicolai] Konow said, and he plans to look next at amphibian chewing. “They’re still locked to the water for reproduction,” he said.  “But you have some that become all terrestrial.  And that’s the next step on the evolutionary ladder.” Konow and his team did not offer any evidence for transitions between the chewing modes, other than to infer that “evolution must have played a role” in the change, and that “the transition likely occurred among amphibians.”  In passing, though, Konow admitted that “The distinction between fish and mammal chewing is likely there for a reason”.  He did not pause to consider whether reasons belong to teleonomic explanations, such as intelligent design, or whether reasoning is even derivable from evolutionary theory. How many times have evolutionists promised goods and handed us promissory notes?  More than we would like to chew on.  Don’t lend credibility to them any more till they pay up on past obligations – which will be never, because the collateral is held by IDBT, Inc. (intelligent design bank and trust).(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Inspiration: Narrative Color Palettes with Spotmaps

first_imgMoonrise Kingdom: Die Hard: See a film’s entire color palette in one image with Spotmaps – a unique way to think about color grading choices in your own work. Successful color grading and color consistency is essential in setting the mood in a film or image. Dark muted tones may lend extra drama to a scene, while bright saturated colors may give off feelings of happiness, joy and youth.Spotmaps is a new online project by Andy Willis that showcases the narrative color palette of well-known films and combines them into one image….and the results are pretty fascinating.Each frame of a film is analyzed and combined into a solid color representing one second of the film. The process repeats for the duration of the film, with the composited color of each second laid out in rows. The overall effect is that you can quickly see an entire film’s color palette in one quick glance.This project puts a spotlight on the power of color to convey a feeling or mood. Take the example below of Moonrise Kingdom. You’ll see that Wes Anderson, who’s artistic style is known for sepia tones and muted colors, uses this technique consistently throughout the entire film. It’s what gives his films their trademark look.Spotmaps are great for thinking about how to successfully use color palettes in your own creative projects.Click here to see more Spotmaps. Click images below for larger view: Tron Legacy: Tree of Life:last_img read more

Organize Your Interviews Using Subclips in Premiere Pro

first_imgStep 2 — Create SubclipTo create a subclip, I can control-click on the source monitor and select Make Subclip. This will open up a dialogue box that will allow me to name my subclip, as well as specify if I would like to restrict the boundaries of the subclip.If I check this, then I will not be able to extend the clip beyond the subclip boundaries when I have the subclip in the timeline. (Be aware that you can also create subclips from the timeline panel.)Once I finish my first subclip, I can repeat steps 1 and 2 to create as many subclips as I need. Next, let’s organize our project. Step 3 — Get OrganizedMy final step is to organize my subclips. I will create a folder in my project panel and name it Good Soundbites.Now I can throw all of my subclips’ sound bites into the folder, and viola — I’m organized. If you’ve ever worked with another editor or had a client hanging over your shoulder, you know that this kind of organization makes a world of difference.Even if I return to this project at a later date, I’ll be able to quickly reference soundbites. Do you have other interview editing tips? Let us know in the comments. Learn how to streamline your edit by using subclips in this Adobe Premiere Pro video tutorial.Top image via Shutterstock.I use subclips in Adobe Premiere Pro to stay organized. They allow me to quickly reference interview sound bites without shuttling around in a lengthy raw clip. Ideally, I prefer to break my interviews into subclips right at the beginning of a project. Once I have these in place, the editing process becomes much smoother, especially if I’m working with a client or other editors.In this tutorial, I’ll take you through a quick step-by-step approach to creating subclips. Step 1 — Select the Sound BitesThe first thing I need to do is select a sound bite. To do this, I will load my raw interview clip into the source monitor. Once in the source monitor, I’ll listen to my clip and select a sound bite. To select a sound bite, I’ll simply place In and Out points in the source monitor. Now I’m ready to create my subclip.last_img read more