Zella Hitesman November 25, 1930 – September 3, 2019

first_imgZella Hitesman, age 88 of Harrison, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at her home. Born November 25, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Herman and Bessie (Montgomery) Carr.Zella married Larry Hitesman May 24, 1974 in Miamitown, Ohio. Was a faithful member of New Haven Road Family Worship Center for many years.Zella is survived by her beloved husband Larry Hitesman. Loving mother of Barb Gillespie. Grandmother of Brent (Amanda) Beal and Colt Beal. Great grandmother of Skyler, Braydon, Kaylee, Brock and Josie Beal. Sister of Robert (Ida) Carr and Dan (Lois) Carr. Also survived by brother in law Landon Smith.Preceded in death by her parents Herman and Bessie Carr, son David L. Hetisimer and siblings Herman Carr Jr., Joe “Star” Carr, Stella Carr and Della Smith.Visitation will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Dave Garrett officiating all at New Haven Road Family Worship Center 8985 New Haven Road Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati and/or New Haven Road Family Worship Center c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.last_img read more

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HDTV’s here: Time to get out the rabbit ears

first_imgCLEVELAND – Buying an antenna for a high-definition television seems as out of place as using a rotary phone to make a call. But some consumers are spending thousands of dollars on LCD or plasma TVs and hooking them up to $50 antennas that don’t look much different from what grandpa had on top of his black-and-white picture tube. They’re not doing it for the nostalgia. Local TV channels, broadcast in HD over the air, offer superior picture quality compared to the often-compressed signals sent by cable and satellite TV companies. Consumers who can get a digital signal from an antenna will get an excellent picture, said Steve Wilson, principal analyst for consumer electronics at ABI Research. One major difference with a digital over-the-air signal is it doesn’t get snowy and fuzzy like the old analog signals did. Instead, the picture will turn into tiny blocks and go black. “You either get it or you don’t,” said Dale Cripps, founder and co-publisher of HDTV Magazine. “Some people can receive it with rabbit ears; it depends where you are.” Schneider recommends indoor antennas only for customers within 25 miles of a station’s broadcast tower. An outdoor antenna will grab a signal from up to 70 miles away, as long as no mountains are in the way, he said. The Consumer Electronics Association has a Web site http://www.antennaweb.org/ that tells how far an address is from towers and recommends what type of antenna to use. “When you’re using an antenna to get an HD signal you will be able to receive true broadcast-quality HD,” said Megan Pollock, spokeswoman for the group. “Some of the cable and satellite companies may choose to compress the HD signal.” Compression involves removing some data from the digital signal. This is done so that the providers will have enough room to send hundreds of other channels through the same cable line or satellite transmission. The difference in picture quality is a matter of opinion, said Robert Mercer, spokesman for satellite provider DirecTV Inc. “We believe the DirecTV HD signal is superior to any source, whether it’s over the air or from your friendly neighborhood cable company,” Mercer said. Others disagree. Self-described TV fanatic Kevin Holtz of suburban Cleveland chose an antenna because he didn’t want to pay his satellite provider extra for local broadcast channels. Holtz, 30, can’t get the signal from one local network affiliate or a public broadcasting station, but the rest of the stations come in clearer than they would through satellite, he says. He uses a $60 antenna for a 40-inch Sony LCD, which retails for about $3,000. “Over-the-air everything is perfect,” Holtz said. Another downside to using just an antenna is that only local channels are available, meaning no ESPN, TNT, CNN or Discovery Channel. Some consumers partner an antenna with cable or satellite service. Many people aren’t aware that they can get HD over the airwaves, Wilson said. He estimates there are 10 million households with HDTVs and that fewer than 2 million of them use antennas. Including homes with analog sets, 15 million of the 110 million households in the United States use antennas. HD antenna prices range from $20 to $150 for indoor and outdoor versions. The many models of available indoor antennas look more like a fleet of spaceships than the rabbit ears of old. Brand names include Terk, Philips, Audiovox, Jensen and Magnavox. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And the best part? Over-the-air HD is free. “Eighty-year-old technology is being redesigned and rejiggered to deliver the best picture quality,” said Richard Schneider, president of Antennas Direct. “It’s an interesting irony.” A few years ago, Schneider started an assembly line in his garage and sold antennas out of the trunk of his car. Now his Eureka, Mo.-based company has seven employees and did $1.4 million in sales last year. He expects revenue to double in 2007. “People thought I was nuts. They were laughing at me when I told them I was starting an antenna company,” Schneider said. Before cable and satellite existed, people relied on antennas to receive analog signals from local TV stations’ broadcasting towers. Stations still send out analog signals, but most now transmit HD digital signals as well. (Congress has ordered broadcasters to shut off old-style analog TV broadcasts by Feb. 17, 2009.) last_img read more

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Tottenham v Chelsea: Bakayoko and Morata start, Trippier passed fit

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTiémoué Bakayoko makes his debut for Chelsea and Alvaro Morata also starts in Tottenham’s first home league game at Wembley.Bakayoko has been rushed back from a knee problem as Chelsea are short of midfield options because of Cesc Fabregas’ suspension.Gary Cahill is also banned, so there is a starting place for Andreas Christensen.Morata’s inclusion sees Michy Batshuayi drop to the bench, where he is joined by Pedro, who has been struggling with an ankle injury.Youngsters Kyle Scott and Fikayo Tomori are also among the Blues substitutes.Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier returns after an ankle problem.Spurs are without the injured Danny Rose, Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Walker-Peters, Wimmer, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Janssen.Chelsea: Courtois, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Willian, Morata.Subs: Caballero, Musonda, Kenedy, Scott, Tomori, Batshuayi, Pedro. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Video: A’s Ramon Laureano makes home run-saving catch

first_imgOAKLAND — A’s center fielder Ramon Laureano has built quite the reputation for a powerful and accurate throwing arm.In the second inning Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, Laureano showed he can also perform miracles with his glove.With Justin Smoak on first base and no one out in the second, Teoscar Hernandez launched a ball to center field against starter Brett Anderson that looked like a sure two-run home … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

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8 Fantastic Videography and Filmmaking Books

first_imgIncrease your competitive edge with these eight videography and filmmaking books that will make you better at what you do.The business of film and video production is extremely competitive. You’ve got to have a well-rounded base of knowledge to stand out from the pack. As we’ve discussed before, books are great way to increase your know-how and skill. Let’s take a look at eight videography and filmmaking books every professional should read. Obviously, this is just the tip of the iceberg, so if you know of any other books that might be helpful for film and video pros, share them in the comments below.1. 101 Filmmaking Tips and TricksHere at PremiumBeat, we work hard to make sure each and every blog article we publish presents helpful information for anyone working in film and video production. We approached our new eBook with the same attitude.101 Filmmaking Tips and Tricks is loaded with the kind of quality content you’ve come to expect as a reader of our blog. The crazy part? This massive collection of tips, tricks, techniques, and hacks is totally free. Download it now!2. American Cinematographer ManualThe American Cinematographer Manual, produced and distributed by the American Society of Cinematographers, has long been heralded as “The Filmmaker’s Bible.” As a reference book, it’s still the most widely used in the industry. The 10th Edition, released in 2013, became the first edition to incorporate digital film processes.3. Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing From Concept to ScreenIf you’re looking for a complete guide to filmmaking techniques, then Film Directing Shot by Shot by Steven D. Katz is a must-read. Katz walks readers through every aspect of visual storytelling, including production design, blocking, storyboards, editing, staging, camera shots, and more.4. How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t SuckThere are hundreds of hours of video content added to YouTube every minute. The problem with most of that content is that it, well, sucks — at least according to author Steve Stockman. In How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck, Stockman guides you through the process of creating clear and concise video content designed to engage your online audience.5. Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood PlayerFilmmaker Robert Rodriguez‘s Rebel Without a Crew tells the true story of how Rodriguez developed, produced, and distributed El Mariachi in 1992. It’s an inspirational, relatable book that every filmmaker, be they pro or amateur, should read.6. Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should KnowGregory Bernstein’s Understanding the Business of Entertainment shines a light on a couple of subjects often overlooked by indie filmmakers and videographers: the legal and business sides of the industry. The book offers great insight into provisions and agreements for all creative personnel. You’ll also find all sorts of quality advice on film financing, production deals, insurance, release forms, and more.7. The Business of Media Distribution: Monetizing Film, TV, and Video Content in an Online WorldJeff Ulin’s The Business of Media Distribution is loaded with industry insight into mass distribution — and as the former head of sales for Lucasfilm, Ulin knows a thing or two about mass distribution. Ulin presents concepts that show independent creators how to navigate the complex world of media distribution and how they can work toward earning a return on investment by monetizing created content.8. The Technique of Film & Video Editing: History, Theory, and PracticeFilm historian and media arts professor Ken Dancyger’s The Technique of Film & Video Editing offers a comprehensive look at the standard principles and practices of professional editing. The author explains that editing is essentially the last step in the visual storytelling process — but a step that is incredibly vital to the finished product.What are your go-to filmmaking books? Have you read any of the books on this list? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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Tips from the Team Behind the Ruth Bader Ginsberg Sundance Documentary

first_imgThe team behind RGB shares insights into how they built their all-female leadership team — and breaking into the documentary-editing industry.In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second female justice to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States (the first being Sandra Day O’Connor), a seat she still holds today. At the Sundance Film Festival this year, RGB premiered — a documentary film that explores Justice Ginsburg’s life and career — directed, produced, shot, and edited by an all-female leadership team.In a conversation with Adobe’s blog, filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West, cinematographer Claudia Raschke, film editor Carla Gutierrez, associate producer Nadine Natour, and associate editor Grace Mendenhal sat down to chat about how they put their team together, and they shared some tips on collaborating and editing a project inspired by Justice Ginsburg herself.Bringing the Team TogetherWe made a spreadsheet of talented women cinematographers and editors and started asking around. Nadine has been working for me for four years on various projects, so that was a natural progression for her to work on this project, too. Then Grace came along. We also made a list of other people we needed. —Julie CohenCohen and West met while working on a digital archive about the modern women’s movement that interviewed Justice Ginsburg. From there, they realized that many of her millennial fans didn’t know the full story of how Justice Ginsburg rose to her position, so Cohen and West put together a treatment and pitched it to CNN Films, who agreed to take on the project and let them assemble their team — their way.Empower Voices and CollaborationI have been described as opinionated in the past. As an editor, you are hired specifically to give your opinion. But it’s different with women directors or female crews — instead of “opinionated,” the word used to describe my collaboration was ‘confident.’ I like that better. —Carla GutierrezWhen filmmakers like West were breaking into the industry and starting their careers anytime between the ’70s and the ’90s, there were few women involved, and it could often feel like there wasn’t an even playing field. On their all-female RGB team, however, as Raschke describes it, they “listen to each other because we all are filled with mutual respect because we already know that you know what you’re talking about.” The focus is on appreciating the best you can do, then enabling each other to do the same.Working with Your SubjectIt was amazing and intimidating. She’s tiny, but a giant, and you feel that in her presence. She’s not somebody who just jumps right into a conversation. She has a very deliberate pace. When you ask her a question, she stops and thinks, and considers everything. She also has an encyclopedic memory for every case she’s argued or heard. If you tell her about a case from 1973 and get a detail wrong, she’ll correct you. She has a great sense of humor and she’s very witty. —Julie CohenJustice Ginsburg has been a true patriot of civil rights throughout her lifetime — not just during her time on the Supreme Court. Raschke describes Justice Ginsburg as holding up the flag of equality, which the filmmakers took as an example when working with her (and each other): “these amazing women who have withstood so many challenges in their own careers, and here’s RBG, who’s a leader and hero to us all.”Breaking into the IndustryThe most important qualities to succeed in this industry are persistence and confidence, and those are often hard for women to cultivate. But learn how to develop the confidence you need to push forward through your doubts. When I get a rejection, I always move forward by doing three new things right away. —Julie CohenWhile the filmmakers each followed their own paths into the industry, West stresses the importance of not getting discouraged or giving up. “Be like Justice Ginsburg,” she says. “Try to see your way around obstacles and see obstacles as potential opportunities.” While Gutierrez advices honing your chops on tools like Premiere Pro, she also encourages learning how to “be present in the room, ask questions, stay curious, and find mentors.”Bonus: Learn Your Editing ProgramsBe an expert in your craft, and that means having excellent technical skills. In this project, I started as an assistant editor, but moved into the role of associate editor in part because of my passion and dedication to learning and growing my skills, and in part because of my editing and graphics skills. It was really beneficial knowing Adobe After Effects and being fast and knowledgeable about Premiere Pro so I was able to have the time to take a stab at an edit or do some additional graphics work, after I had completed my assistant work. —Grace MendenhalFor those looking to launch a career in editing, learning to masterfully use Adobe After Effects is a way to get a leg up, as Mendenhal learned. (She handled much of the additional graphics work on the project.) For more resources on working with After Effects (as well as increasing your Premiere Pro knowledge), check out some of these links.Free AE Templates and Assets to Celebrate 25 Years of After EffectsHow to Create a Motion Graphics Template in Adobe After EffectsOur Favorite After Effects Tutorials of 2018 (So Far)An In-Depth Look at the Adobe Premiere Pro Editing ToolsPrecision Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro’s Trim Modelast_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson assures Man City: Liverpool will get beaten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson assures Man City: Liverpool will get beatenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says victory at Manchester City won’t hurt thei title chances.The result has delivered Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool with a golden opportunity to leave the champions trailing when the top two meet back at the Etihad Stadium on January 3.“I don’t think Pep [Guardiola] will be concerned about it,” said Hodgson, himself a former Liverpool manager.“There are still 20 games to play and no matter how Liverpool play they will come against a game like this. “Someone, somewhere will beat them against the odds.” last_img

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10 months agoDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasri

first_imgDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Issa Diop is backing Samir Nasri to sign.The former Arsenal midfielder, a free agent, has been training with the Hammers for the past two months.West Ham have now offered Nasri a contract and Diop told RMC: “He has been training with us for a while. “He’s fine, he’s very fit. He is very good at training. He demonstrates all his technical quality. He is a great player. “Will Nasri join West Ham? I hope. If he signs, he will do us a lot of good.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Ohio State Fan Gets “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” Tattoo

first_imgezekiel elliott runs the ball during the sugar bowl win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State and Alabama met in the Sugar Bowl this past January, and, as we all know, the Buckeyes emerged victorious behind a 230-yard rushing performance from running back Ezekiel Elliott. One OSU fan has decided to ink herself in honor of Zeke’s big day.The Ohio State fan, Veronica Chapa, went a bit of a different route, though. Chapa got a tattoo that mimics a tee shirt that Eleven Warriors sold in the aftermath of the contest. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South.” It honor’s Elliott’s 85-yard run that gave Ohio State a 42-28 lead late in the fourth quarter.Tattoo perfect, still number 1!!#GoBucks #BuckeyeForLife #BuckeyeNation #Buckeyes #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/CWDWiXwdUY— Veronica Chapa (@veronicalchapa) October 22, 2015The wait is over. Get your “85 Yards Through the Heart of the South” tee now. http://t.co/igvja54KZd pic.twitter.com/GmRzIuHhOE— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 20, 2015Ohio State fans – what do you think?last_img read more

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Mico Working Towards Full University Status

first_img Pro-Chancellor of The Mico University College, Professor Neville Ying, says the teacher-training institution is far advanced in its plans to become a full university. “We put our value proposition to the Education Minister and then we took the initiative and actually drafted the Bill…In December (2017). We put the Bill to him along with our seven building blocks (towards university status) and he was very impressed,” he said. “So, we are organising our work through faculties and special schools, paying attention to research and publication and the offering of programmes that are consistent with what the Government is trying to promote,” Professor Ying pointed out. Story Highlights Pro-Chancellor of The Mico University College, Professor Neville Ying, says the teacher-training institution is far advanced in its plans to become a full university.He informed that two meetings have already been held with Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, to move the process forward.“We put our value proposition to the Education Minister and then we took the initiative and actually drafted the Bill…In December (2017). We put the Bill to him along with our seven building blocks (towards university status) and he was very impressed,” he said.Other initiatives undertaken by Mico towards full university status include attaining accreditation from the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for all programmes and courses offered.“So, we are organising our work through faculties and special schools, paying attention to research and publication and the offering of programmes that are consistent with what the Government is trying to promote,” Professor Ying pointed out.Professor Ying was speaking in a JIS News interview following a cheque handover ceremony at The Mico University College’s Marescaux Road address in Kingston on January 8.Kemtek Development and Construction Limited donated $6 million to the institution – $5 million towards a gate-upgrading project and $1 million for the provision of scholarships for students from the Science and Technology Faculty.Kemtek Managing Director, Sylvester Tulloch, said the Mico Foundation, of which he is Chairman, is widening the entrance and exit points to the campus in order to improve the flow of traffic, particularly during peak hours.The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has pledged to provide $12 million for the project, which is estimated at $22 million.Meanwhile, Mr. Tulloch said that four students will benefit from scholarships from the $1 million provided.last_img read more

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