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  1. Media Personality Profiles

    In what we hope is the start of an ongoing series, we're introducing a new "Industry Profiles" section featuring interviews with successful media personalities. If you want to know what it's like to be a radio host, a video game designer or a TV program developer, check it out. Over time we hope to add many more interviews, providing lots of variety and interesting insights into different types of media careers.

    Thanks to our new contract writer Antonia Anderson for conducting and ...
  2. Free Music Files

    New to our download section is a small selection of free music downloads. We've only got a couple of tracks so far (with several versions each), but if there's enough interest we'll look at commissioning more soon.

    We're paying a local muso to compose and record these files, so:
    (1) Feel free to make a donation.
    (2) If you think you can do better and you'd like to contribute, please contact us.
    Tags: download, music
  3. Does 3-D Affect Your Health?

    We've seen the 3-D hype, now we're moving into the backlash phase. More and more people are expressing concern/indignation about the onslaught of 3-D content.

    Typical is this article from CNN that worries about short and long-term health effects of watching 3-D. There are some good points made, especially the fact that we really don't know what effect prolonged 3-D exposure has since people have traditionally only watched the duration of a movie in one sitting.

    Also ...
    Tags: 3-d
  4. RIP Margaret Moth

    Internationally renowned photojournalist Margaret Moth (Wikipedia page) has died of cancer aged 59.

    • She initially wanted to be a mechanic but could not get an apprenticeship.
    • Instead she became New Zealand's first female television news camera operator.
    • Wanted to change her name to Tiger Moth but wasn't allowed.
    • Covered the Persian Gulf War, the rioting that followed Indira Gandhi's
  5. What's So Great About 24P?

    24P means 24 frames per second, which is the traditional frame rate for film. It's lower than modern video but many videomakers choose to use it because they like the effect.

    If, like me, you wonder why anyone would purposely downgrade their video in this manner, you might like to watch this video from in which respected filmmaker Stu Maschwitz makes the case for 24P. It takes him a long 10 minutes but it's very eloquent and one of the best explanations I've ever heard. ...
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