Zak Orth is an American actor known for his roles in Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter and Melinda, In and Out and Lyrics, and NYC22. He starred in the NBC television drama Revolution as Aaron, Orth was born Adam Zachary Orth in Libertyville, the son of Jane, a piano teacher, and Robert Orth, an opera singer. He is a friend of the members of the comedy group Stella and has appeared in many of their short films. He is known for his role in Baz Luhrmanns adaptation of Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet. Orth is an alumnus of DePaul University and he is one half of The Doilies, a comedic musical group, with Michael Showalter. J. J. Casual as Drew Falling Water as Bill Boerg Wet Hot American Summer, zak Orth at the Internet Movie Database
The Panasonic AG-DVX100, first released in December 2002, was the first consumer-affordable digital progressive scan camcorder, able to record 576p SD video at 24 progressive frames per second. The camera is popular among television studios and is popular with independent film makers because of its film-emulating features, currently the latest and last revision is the DVX100B. The camera records to tape, but third party developers have modified DVX100 cameras to dump raw images to a tethered laptop, the company most known for doing this, Reel Stream, is no longer operational. The high definition successor to the AG-DVX100 is the AG-HMC150, the AG-HVX200 is considered to be the DVX100s Big Brother. Panasonic created a line of cameras that support recording in 24p. 24p stands for 24 frames per second progressive, a rate which is commonly used in motion picture production. These features give the recordings a film quality appearance, the original AG-DVX100 nor the AG-DVX100A and B revisions cannot record in HD.
The original Panasonic AG-DVX100 is a 4,3 aspect ratio SD camera only, difference in original model and A revision are small. The B revision introduced the ability to properly monitor 16,9 aspect ratio, the B revisions CCD sensors have a native aspect ratio of 4,3. At the time, Progressive video was rare for cameras below the US$10,000 price point, the AG-DVX100 originally retailed around MSRP US$2,995 in 2002. At that time, the DVX100 was rivaled in standard definition video only by the Canon XL-1 which records progressive video, the DVX100 contains a 3-CCD image sensor system, with 410,000 pixels each. The camera can record 24p video in telecined fashion, 30p video in PsF fashion, the camera incorporates CineGamma functionality to approximate the characteristic curve of film. The DVX100 features two XLR audio inputs, another feature for cameras in its price range. It includes a 4-pin FireWire port, as well as S-Video and RCA in and it features manual and servo zoom, with a second zoom control and record button on top of the handle for recording from low angles.
A Scanner Darkly was using the DVX100, but processed through Rotoshop to give it a more animated feel. The documentary Iraq in Fragments was shot with this camera over a period in Iraq. Seasons 1-5 of the popular TV show Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia is shot with the DVX100, the Man From Earth was shot from only two DVX100 cameras. Seasons 1-5 of The Angry Video Game Nerd were shot with the DVX100, seasons were shot with the Panasonic HVX200
Federal Communications Commission
The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security, and modernizing itself. The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission, the FCC took over wire communication regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FCCs mandated jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the FCC provides varied degrees of cooperation and leadership for similar communications bodies in other countries of North America. The FCC is funded entirely by regulatory fees and it has an estimated fiscal-2016 budget of US$388 million. Consistent with the objectives of the Act as well as the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act and these are, Broadband All Americans should have affordable access to robust and reliable broadband products and services. Competition Competition in the provision of services, both domestically and overseas, supports the Nations economy.
The competitive framework for communications services should foster innovation and offer consumers reliable, Media The Nations media regulations must promote competition and diversity and facilitate the transition to digital modes of delivery. Public Safety and Homeland Security Communications during emergencies and crisis must be available for public safety, defense, the Nations critical communications infrastructure must be reliable, interoperable and rapidly restorable. The FCC is directed by five appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate for five-year terms. The U. S. President designates one of the commissioners to serve as chairman, only three commissioners may be members of the same political party. None of them may have a financial interest in any FCC-related business, commissioners may continue serving until the appointment of their replacements, but may not serve beyond the end of the next session of Congress following term expiration.
In practice, as of 2016 this means that commissioners may serve up to 1 1/2 years beyond the term expiration dates listed above if no replacement is appointed. The Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau develops and implements the FCCs consumer policies, CGB serves as the public face of the FCC through outreach and education, as well as through their Consumer Center, which is responsible for responding to consumer inquiries and complaints. CGB maintains partnerships with state and tribal governments in such areas as emergency preparedness. The Enforcement Bureau is responsible for enforcement of provisions of the Communications Act 1934, FCC rules, FCC orders, major areas of enforcement that are handled by the Enforcement Bureau are consumer protection, local competition, public safety, and homeland security. S. The International Bureau oversees FCC compliance with the international Radio Regulations, the Media Bureau handles post-licensing matters regarding direct broadcast satellite service.
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau regulates domestic wireless telecommunications programs and policies, the Wireline Competition Bureau develops policy concerning wire line telecommunications. The Wireline Competition Bureaus main objective is to promote growth and economical investments in technology infrastructure, markets
John Perry Barlow
John Perry Barlow is an American poet and essayist, a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist who has been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. He is a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is Fellow Emeritus at Harvard Universitys Berkman Center for Internet and Society and he has been identified by Time magazine as one of the School of Rock,10 Supersmart Musicians. John Perry Barlow was born in Sublette County, Wyoming, to parents Norman Barlow, a Republican state legislator, and his wife, Miriam. He grew up on the 22, 000-acre Bar Cross Ranch near Pinedale, Wyoming that was founded by his uncle in 1907. At age 15, he became a student at the Fountain Valley School in Colorado, Barlow met Bob Weir there, who would join the music group the Grateful Dead. Weir and Barlow maintained contact throughout the years, as a frequent visitor to Timothy Learys facility in Millbrook, New York, Barlow introduced the musical group to Leary in 1967.
In 1969, Barlow graduated with honors in comparative religion from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. While on his way to California to reunite with the Grateful Dead in 1971, he stopped at his familys ranch, not intending to stay. He ended up changing his plans and began practicing animal husbandry in Cora, Wyoming, at the Bar Cross Land and Livestock Company for almost two decades before selling the business in 1988. In the meantime, Barlow was still able to play an role in the Grateful Dead while recruiting many unconventional part-time ranch hands from the mainstream as well as the counterculture. John Byrne Cooke is currently producing a film that documents this era, the seeds of the Barlow–Weir collaboration were sown at a Grateful Dead show at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York, in February 1971. Until then, Weir had mostly worked with resident Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, Hunter preferred that those who sang his songs stick to his canonical lyrics rather than improvising additions or rearranging words.
A feud erupted backstage over a couplet in Sugar Magnolia from the bands most recent release, culminating in a disgruntled Hunter summoning Barlow and telling him take —hes yours. In the fall of 1971, with a deal for an album in hand. Barlow collaborated with Grateful Dead keyboardists Brent Mydland and Vince Welnick, in 1986, Barlow joined The WELL online community, known for a strong Deadhead presence. He served on the board of directors for several years. In 1990, Barlow founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation along with fellow digital-rights activists John Gilmore, as a founder of EFF, Barlow helped publicize the Secret Service raid on Steve Jackson Games
New York City
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over an area of about 302.6 square miles. Located at the tip of the state of New York. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated on one of the worlds largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, the five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. In 2013, the MSA produced a gross metropolitan product of nearly US$1.39 trillion, in 2012, the CSA generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion. NYCs MSA and CSA GDP are higher than all but 11 and 12 countries, New York City traces its origin to its 1624 founding in Lower Manhattan as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the countrys largest city since 1790, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a symbol of the United States and its democracy. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world, the names of many of the citys bridges, tapered skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Manhattans real estate market is among the most expensive in the world, Manhattans Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 472 stations in operation.
Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, during the Wisconsinan glaciation, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth. The ice sheet scraped away large amounts of soil, leaving the bedrock that serves as the foundation for much of New York City today. Later on, movement of the ice sheet would contribute to the separation of what are now Long Island and Staten Island. The first documented visit by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown and he claimed the area for France and named it Nouvelle Angoulême. Heavy ice kept him from further exploration, and he returned to Spain in August and he proceeded to sail up what the Dutch would name the North River, named first by Hudson as the Mauritius after Maurice, Prince of Orange
IFC (U.S. TV channel)
IFC is an American cable and satellite television network that is owned by AMC Networks. Programming on the channel includes both original and acquired series, and fan favorite films that are always on, slightly off, as of February 2015, approximately 73,333,000 American households receive IFC. In March 2015, Dish TVs Sling TV announced it would begin making AMC channels available to cord cutters, including AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV. The Independent Film Channel originally operated as a service, with films being shown without interruption. In 2005, IFC opened the IFC Center, a theater for independent film in New York City. In 2008, IFC launched its Media Lab Studios, a section of its website on which users can enter IFC-sponsored film contests, numerous contests are run simultaneously, each with a different focus and guidelines for entries, and are presented by IFC and another sponsor. Recent contest sponsors include Scion, Absolut Vodka, and Red Bull, in 2008, Rainbow Media acquired competing independent film service Sundance Channel from Robert Redford and Showtime Networks.
By the mid-2000s, IFC began shifting away from running only independent films, original, in March 2010, IFC unveiled a newly redesigned logo and a new slogan – Always On. Slightly Off - which reflects IFCs shift from merely airing independent films to airing cult television series and specials with an indie flavor, around this time, IFC became an advertiser-supported service and started commercial advertisements between programs. Theatrically released feature films, many of whom AMC holds television rights to, on December 8,2010, IFC began airing commercials within its programming, a move that sparked controversy among its viewers. Along with this, IFC began to censor its programming, most notably, The Whitest Kids UKnow had profanity bleeped and nudity blurred. In addition, all sex scenes from movies that featured nudity were now edited out, despite continuing to air advertisements during its programming, IFC largely reversed its censorship practices and started to air R-rated movies and TV-MA rated series uncensored.
The channel would publicly trumpet this fact in 2012 by releasing ads featuring showings of back-to-back blocks of movies like the Friday the 13th film series, highlighting the nudity, episodes of some programs rated TV-14 are still censored. On July 1,2011, Rainbow Media was spun off from Cablevision into a separate company, the name IFC is now an orphan initialism. On January 9,2014, network general manager Jennifer Caserta announced, The name Independent Film Channel has been legally retired. starting today, beginning in May, the IFC logo, which was used since 2010 was rendered in 3-D. IFC operates a video on demand service called IFC Free. AMC Networks operates an independent film studio, IFC Films, which launched in 2001, IFC Films has entered into several ventures in new distribution models for video on demand and DVDs. The company has released over 600 films, IFCs website, ifc. com, features blogs and news about film and politics in addition to content about IFCs series and programming
Adobe After Effects
Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking and animation. It functions as a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transcoder. After Effects was originally created by the Company of Science and Art in Providence, Rhode Island, CoSA along with After Effects was acquired by Aldus corporation in July 1993, which was in turn acquired by Adobe in 1994, and with it PageMaker. Adobes first new release of After Effects was version 3.0, the following is the list of versions of After Effects over the years, including the first two versions released by CoSA. After Effects has extensive support, a broad range of third party plug-ins are available. A variety of styles exist, such as particle systems for realistic effects for rain, fire. With or without third-party plug-ins, After Effects can render 3D effects, some of these 3D plug-ins use basic 2D layers from After Effects. Nuke – The Foundry Combustion and Smoke – Autodesk Motion – Apple Inc
Peter Miguel Camejo Guanche was a Venezuelan American author and politician. In the 2004 United States presidential election, he was selected by independent candidate Ralph Nader as his running mate on a ticket which had the endorsement of the Reform Party. Camejo was a three-time Green Party gubernatorial candidate most recently in 2006, Camejo ran in the 2003 California recall election finishing fourth in a field of 135 candidates, and in 2002, finishing third with 5. 3%. In the 1976 presidential election he was running for the Socialist Workers Party, Camejo was a first-generation American of Venezuelan descent. At the time of his birth, his mother was residing in the Queens borough of New York City, although Camejo spent most of his early childhood in Venezuela, he was a natural born citizen of the United States and therefore constitutionally eligible for the U. S. His parents, Elvia Guanche and Dr. Daniel Camejo Octavio, Camejo resided with his mother in the United States and returned to Venezuela during summer holidays to visit family.
In youth Camejo showed talent as a yachtsman, competing in 1960 for Venezuela at the Rome Olympics with his father, Camejo entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, involving himself in soccer and, left-wing politics. Later he studied history at the University of California and his participation in a protest of the Vietnam War in 1967 led to his suspension from the university for using an unauthorized microphone. Then-governor Ronald Reagan deemed Camejo one of Californias ten most dangerous due to his presence at anti-war protests. He participated in one of the Selma civil rights marches, Camejo was a member of the Socialist Workers Party, a Trotskyist party. As a branch organizer, he sought to reorient the SWP towards the student movement, Camejos first political campaign on behalf of the SWP came in 1967 when as a 27-year old he ran for mayor Berkeley, California. He was the SWPs nominee for President in 1976 and won 90,986 votes, while a member of the Socialist Workers Party, Camejo wrote Racism, Reaction, 1861-1877.
The Rise and Fall of Radical Reconstruction, published by the publishing house. The SWPs policy was to turn its members into proletarians by having them take jobs in factories, by 1980, Camejo came to disagree with this policy in favor of democratic socialism, and the SWP expelled him. In 1992 Camejo committed $20,000 of his own money toward establishing the Progressive Alliance of Alameda County, Camejo was quoted in 2002 as claiming that he was a watermelon—green on the outside but red on the inside. However, in January 2004 Camejo initiated the Avocado Declaration which compares Greens, an avocado is Green on the outside and Green on the inside. It goes on to explain that Greens have a role in bringing Democracy to the otherwise undemocratic two party system of the U. S. At the 2005 Green Party National Convention, Camejo stated that he would not be a candidate for President in 2008, in August 2008 he attended the convention of the Peace and Freedom Party in order to personally endorse Naders presidential candidacy
Medium Cool is a 1969 American drama film written and directed by Haskell Wexler and starring Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill and Harold Blankenship. It takes place in Chicago in the summer of 1968 and it was notable for Wexlers use of cinéma vérité-style documentary filmmaking techniques, as well as for combining fictional and non-fictional content. The movie was met with acclaim from numerous critics, including Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel of Siskel & Ebert. The movie was named one of the greatest movies of 1969. Robert Forster was met with acclaim for his performance. In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, john Cassellis is a television news cameraman. As viewers we are presented with such as violence as spectacle and social discontent, extreme racism. The film is constantly juggling documentary footage with feature film image, Cassellis is seemingly hardened to ethical and social issues, he is more concerned with his personal life and pursuing audience-grabbing stories.
Yet once Cassellis finds out that his news station has been providing the stories and information gathered by the cameramen and news journalists to the FBI, the news station creates an excuse to fire him, and Cassellis is let go. But he soon finds another job free-lancing at the Convention, in the course of his television job Cassellis meets Eileen and her son, who had moved from West Virginia to Chicago. Eileen is a mother whose husband according to their son is in Vietnam. Eileen tells Cassellis that her husband is dead, but it is whether she really knows that to be the case. While unemployed, Cassellis spends a lot of time with them and her son has gone missing and she is desperately seeking Cassellis for help, but he is filming the convention. As a result, the story and real-life brutality merge. The director explained that he planned his principal filming schedule to coincide with the convention, the 1968 Democratic National Convention protest activity resulted in a riot. Following this and Eileens paths converge in the middle of a protest, as they drive to an undisclosed location, unaware that Harold has returned home, Cassellis accidentally crashes the car into a tree, killing Eileen and critically injuring himself.
The final scene, echoing the first, is of a passing driver stopping to photograph the accident, the cooler the medium, the more someone has to uncover and engage in the media in order to fill in the blanks. The film questions the role and responsibilities of television and its newscasts, the music in the film was assembled by guitarist Mike Bloomfield
Calliope Callie Thorne is an American actress known for her role as Dr. Dani Santino on the USA Network series Necessary Roughness. Thorne was born in Boston, and is of Armenian and she studied theater and dramatic literature at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. In 1996, Thorne co-starred in the romantic comedy Eds Next Move, in 1997 and 1998, she appeared as Det. Laura Ballard on the television series Homicide, Life on the Street and she has had many small roles in film and TV movies and starred in the 1998 film, Chocolate for Breakfast. She was the lead in the USA Network series Necessary Roughness and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her role. The series remained on the air for three seasons, in 2012, she won Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series at the Gracie Allen Awards for her role. Thorne has work on stage, such as in the off-Broadway play The Country Club. Additionally, she appeared with Eric Bogosian and Sam Rockwell in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and she is set to portray Emme Haladjian in TNT upcoming horror series Breed.
Thorne portrayed Captain Nancy Santiani on the NBC police procedural drama The Mysteries of Laura and she left The Mysteries of Laura in 2016. Callie Thorne on Twitter Callie Thorne at the Internet Movie Database
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro is a series of non-linear video editing software programs first developed by Macromedia Inc. and Apple Inc. The most recent version, Final Cut Pro X10.3, the software allows users to log and transfer video onto a hard drive, where it can be edited and output to a wide variety of formats. The fully rewritten Final Cut Pro X was introduced by Apple in 2011, since the early 2000s, Final Cut Pro has developed a large and expanding user base, mainly video hobbyists and independent filmmakers. It had made inroads with film and television editors who have traditionally used Avid Technologys Media Composer, according to a 2007 SCRI study, Final Cut Pro made up 49% of the United States professional editing market, with Avid at 22%. A published survey in 2008 by the American Cinema Editors Guild placed their users at 21% Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF, XDCAM, 2K, 4K and 5K film formats.
It comes with a range of video transitions and a range of video and audio such as keying tools, mattes. It has a manual 3-way color correction filter, the browser, where source media files are listed, replicates the editors traditional film bins or stacks of videotapes. The Viewer, where individual media files can be previewed and trimmed, the Canvas replicates the program monitor in such systems, where the edited material is viewed. The Timeline, where media are assembled into a sequence, replicates the physically edited film or master tape of earlier systems, there is a small Toolbox window and two audio-level indicators for the left and right audio channels. Both the Viewer and Canvas have an interface and a jogging interface for frame-by-frame advancing. As in most digital non-linear editing applications, the Browser is not an interface to the computers file-system and it is an entirely virtual space in which references to clips are placed for easy access, and arranged in folders called bins.
This results in a media offline situation, and the media must be reconnected, Final Cut Pro can search for the media itself, or the user can do this manually. If multiple clips are offline at the time, Final Cut can reconnect all the offline media clips that are in the relative directory path as the first offline media clips that is reconnected. The browser has a tab in which video transitions and filters can be browsed and dragged onto or between clips. The canvas outputs the contents of the Timeline, to add clips to the Timeline, besides dragging them there, it is possible to drag clips from the Browser or Viewer onto the Canvas, whereupon the so-called edit overlay appears. The edit overlay has seven zones, into which clips can be dragged in order to perform different edits. The default is the overwrite edit, which overwrites at an in point or the space occupied after the playhead with the incoming clip. The insert edit slots a clip into the sequence at the in point or playheads position, keeping the rest of the video intact, there are drop zones to have the application automatically insert transitions
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a radical performance community with an Elvis-like preacher based in New York City. Protest performances are rehearsed like a stage show, the troupe is guided by a theatrical director, Savitri D. The singers interrupt the operations of banks or corporations that are racist or damaging to the Earth, the music director is Nehemiah Luckett. The pre-choir church of the late 1990s, was the project of William Talen and he adopted the persona Reverend Billy and studied Pentecostal preachers in the south and west. He grew up in a series of towns, Minnesota, Menomonie Wisconsin. His parents, Bill Talen and June Sieswerda were Dutch Calvinists of the Christian Reformed Church, the character he invented may have been created as a satirical defense against the rightwing culture of his boyhood. Talen is an American radio show host, stage performer, Talen was born in Northfield, Minnesota into a Dutch Calvinist family, and received his BA at Franconia College in New Hampshire.
While working as a manager in San Francisco during the early 1990s, Talen created a character that was a hybrid of street preacher. It debuted on the sidewalk at Times Square in 1998, in front of the Disney Store and Mickey Mouse, Talen noticed that when he was preaching people nearby would begin to clap, and The Stop Shopping Choir was born. Reverend Billys sermons focused on the evils of consumerism and advertising—and on what Talen saw as the loss of neighborhood spirit, talens chief collaborator in developing the Reverend Billy character was the Reverend Sidney Lanier. Though Talen does not call himself a Christian, he says that Reverend Billy is not a parody of a preacher, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a non-profit organization that includes Talen, director Savitri Durkee, a 40-member choir, and the Not Buying It band. Early campaigns were focused on Disney, Walmart, chain stores, in November 2003, Reverend Billy released his first book outlining the Churchs message, titled What Should I Do If Reverend Billy Is in My Store.
On Christmas Day 2005, Reverend Billy and his choir performed an action at Disneyland and he led the choir down Main Street, U. S. A. singing anti-Disney and anti-shopping songs. After ignoring requests from park security to cease, an on-site Anaheim Police officer attempted to intercede and was ignored, Reverend Billy was arrested for trespassing and resisting an officer, his choir left peacefully after that. In March 2007, Reverend Billy released his book, entitled What Would Jesus Buy. On July 2,2007, Billy revisited the scene of his arrest, on July 7 and 8,2007, Billy hosted an international conference in Iceland organized by the non-profit organization Saving Iceland to protest heavy industry in Iceland and around the world. On July 4,2008, he met members of the Granny Peace Brigade and Code Pink with special guest Lawyer Norman Siegel at Strawberry Fields to recite the Bill of Rights. On September 7,2008, the group was on hand in Coney Island to perform the Last Rites for Astroland, the theme park was a cause they had rallied behind all year causing them to be nominated King Neptune and Queen Mermaid of the Mermaid Parade