Villa Wallin / Erik Andersson Architects

first_img Year:  ArchDaily Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeErik Andersson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSwedenPublished on April 30, 2013Cite: “Villa Wallin / Erik Andersson Architects” 30 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Villa Wallin / Erik Andersson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Wallin / Erik Andersson Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Sweden “COPY” Villa Wallin / Erik Andersson Architects Save this picture!© Åke E-son Lindman+ 17 Share Photographs Area:  108 m² Area:  108 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 photographs:  Åke E-son LindmanPhotographs:  Åke E-son LindmanSave this picture!© Åke E-son LindmanRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. On Yxlan in the northern Stockholm archipelago, Erik Andersson Architects has designed the archetypal house. Designed strictly by using the proportional ratio of 1:3, the house measures six meters in depth, eighteen meters in length and six meters in height. The facade windows also follow a clear pattern: they are all square in form and have the same size.  Save this picture!© Åke E-son LindmanThe villa is situated on natural ground, surrounded by pine trees and spruces, and much of the surroundings have been preserved. A terrace runs around the building, making it possible for the residents to lounge and enjoy the sun at any time of the day. Glass panels on both sides open views right through the house and provide a constant contact with the sea. The house is clad with horizontal pine panels, painted black with Falu Rödfärg– a traditional Swedish paint that can be traced right back to the 16th century – while the roof is covered with tar felt.   Save this picture!PlanAs a contrast to the black exterior, the interior is dominated by white. Everything from the walls and pine floors is painted white – except for the bathroom, where black tiles cover everything from the walls to the floor, and a window, high up in the ceiling, provides a glimpse of the sky. The house also features a sauna with a panoramic view to the sea and the cruise ships passing by, as well as a custom made outdoor plunge pool, which can be heated for winter use with a wood-fired stove. Project gallerySee allShow lessMontfullà House / Hidalgo HartmannSelected ProjectsHerzog & de Meuron to Design the National Library of IsraelArchitecture News Share Sweden Architects: Erik Andersson Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2013last_img read more

AppiChar offer two laptops in prize draw for UK charities

first_imgAppiChar offer two laptops in prize draw for UK charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology Howard Lake | 3 December 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Instead of sending corporate Christmas cards this year, AppiChar, the IT and support services consultancy for the charity and not-for-profit sector, is running a free prize draw in the run-up to Christmas. UK registered charities can enter to win one of two “top spec, high quality” laptops for the organisation.AppiChar is offering two prizes for this year’s draw worth over £1,250. They are giving all UK registered charities the chance to win one of two new Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V3505 laptops.Ian Ryder, appiChar’s Managing Director said: “We came to the conclusion this year that there are too many corporate Christmas cards in the world and we wanted to offer something useful to registered UK charities only. The prize draw provides an opportunity for us to assist the sector in an unbiased way.” Advertisement You can enter the draw online, and the last date for entry is midnight on 24 December 2006. The draw takes place on 27 December and the winners will be notified by email, with the results appearing on appiChar’s website.AppiChar is also offering a free second entry into the draw for anyone who forwards details of the draw to a friend or colleague at another charity. When they enter the draw, they need to enter their colleague’s email onto the form to ensure they get their free second entry.Commercial organisations can enter the draw, but must choose a charity of their choice to benefit.last_img read more


first_img March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News February 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Domain name : .irPopulation : 76 923 300Internet-users : 28 200 000 Average charge for one hour’s connection at a cybercafé : 0,95 US$Average monthly salary : 407 US$Number of imprisoned netizens : 8Iran, one of cyber-censorship’s record-holding countries, has stepped up its crackdown and online surveillance since the protests over the disputed presidential reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on June 12, 2009. The regime is demonizing the new media, which it is accusing of serving foreign interest. While a dozen netizens are serving out their terms in Evin Prison, bold Internet users are continuing to mobilize.A smooth-running filtering systemCensorship is a core part of Iran’s state apparatus. Internet surveillance has been centralized, thereby facilitating implementation of censorship. Internet service providers rent bandwidth to the Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI), controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (RGC). ICT is responsible for ordering the blocking of websites, which ensures a consistent censorship policy using filtering software developed in Iran. Blocking criteria are defined by the Committee in Charge of Determining Unauthorized Websites (CCDUW). The latter is comprised of members from several government branches and the judicial wing: the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the Ministry of National Security and Teheran’s Public Prosecutor. Censorship is done by combining URL blocking with keyword filtering, as deemed necessary according to changing current events. Among the keywords that have been blocked are the words “woman” in Farsi, “torture,” and “rape,” since August 2009, when one of the opposition leaders, Mehdi Karoubi, condemned the harsh treatment inflicted on incarcerated demonstrators in Kahrizak Prison.The connection speed for individuals in Iran is slow and limited to 128 kb/s. By order of the Ministry of Communications, households and cybercafés are prohibited from accessing broadband. This technical obstacle limits Internet users’ ability to upload and download photos and videos. Speeds can be even slower in periods of social unrest. The authorities rely on the Iran Press Law, Penal Code and the Cyber Crime Act of 2009 to prosecute Internet users. Article 18 of the latter provides for a prison term of up to two years and a fine for anyone found guilty of “disseminating false information likely to agitate public opinion.“ Site blockingIran applies one of the world’s strictest filtering policies, which have been tightened even more since June 2009. To date, authorities claim to have blocked hundreds of thousands of sites. One thing is certain: thousands of websites and millions of associated pages are now inaccessible in Iran. Iranian authorities had customarily filtered religious content and sites considered pornographic or obscene. But ever since Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad became President, the censorship has increasingly focused politically oriented websites, or those dealing with the women’s rights movement or the defense of human rights. Blocked “feminist” websites include,, and The reformers’ website,, is also blocked, as is former president Khatami’s website, has mainly affected news websites in the Farsi language, but the blocking of English sites is becoming more and more frequent. The BBC website broadcasts in Farsi have been jammed since January 2006, and the English version only since June 2009.Just before the presidential elections in the spring of 2009, the authorities issued a list of instructions describing how the campaign should be covered and the responsibilities of Internet service providers. These instructions went into detail concerning some twenty banned topics, including: “endangering national unity” and “creating negative feelings toward the government.” This is how news sites likely to contest Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s victory – notably a dozen pro-opposition websites – were censored on the eve of the election.Since June 12, censorship has reached unprecedented proportions. Officials are tightening their grip on all news media and means of communication that could be used to dispute the “victory.” Pro-opposition websites such as, or new websites like, are being targeted. Censorship is even affecting such pro-conservative sites as, which highlights the divisions within the regime. Parlemannews – the official website of the reformist deputies’ minority fraction – has been intermittently inaccessible since December 26, after the Supreme Council for National Security issued a press release banning any ceremonies commemorating Ayatollah Montazeri, an Iranian religious leader who died last December 20th ( Some blog platforms such as are not totally blocked, but certain individual blogs have been.Social networks feel the full brunt of post-electoral censorshipIran’s regime considers social networks to be instruments of the opposition. Facebook and Twitter, which relayed the calls for demonstrations, have been continuously blocked since June 2009. and have received the same treatment.Participative photo- or video-exchange websites were among the first hit: and are inaccessible. The authorities want to block the transmission via the Internet of photos taken with a cell phone. Dissemination of the photos of the young female demonstrator, Neda Agha-Soltan, was too harmful to the regime’s reputation. The anonymous video received the prestigious American George Polk Award for Excellence in Journalism in February 2010, while Neda acquired martyr status. During the demonstrations of December 7, 2009, for example, some demonstrators’ cell phones were therefore seized by security forces. An as yet undetermined number of people who were taking photos or filming the events with their telephones may have also been arrested.Connection speed and tension indicatorSince the summer of 2009, as every new opposition event or potential demonstration approaches, Internet speed has been considerably slowed down in the country’s major cities, to the point of falling to 56 kb, according to some Internet users contacted by Reporters Without Borders. The authorities’ explanation is that it is caused by a technical glitch. They cannot allow themselves to cut off Internet access too long without jeopardizing the Revolutionary Guards’ economic interests, but some temporary down times have been noted at critical moments, such as during the 31st-anniversary celebrations of the Islamic Revolution on February 12, 2010. Widespread connection slowdowns, as well as total or limited power outages in certain districts, were observed in several of Iran’s largest cities, particularly in Tehran, Mashhad, Ispahan, Ahvaz, and Shiraz. Some cell phone companies would no longer allow users send SMS’s after the night of February 6. Cell phone signal jamming had also intensified.SurveillanceInternet user surveillance is made easier by the fact that all traffic has to pass through a single point controlled by the Revolutionary Guards. A cyber police force permanently monitors the population’s online activities. This partially explains the decision made on February 10, 2010 to suspend Gmail messaging service, which is very popular with the dissidents and more difficult to censor, especially since the emails are encrypted. But users can still access the messaging service via proxy servers. The authorities have announced that a national messaging service will be launched in the near future.The Nokia-Siemens Network company is suspected of having collaborated with the authorities and facilitated their surveillance of dissidents. Reporters Without Borders asked it to provide explanations in an email dated June 29, 2009. The company acknowledged that it sold traditional surveillance equipment capable of tapping phone conversations to the Iranian Telecommunications Company, but denies that it sold to the latter software capable of intercepting data or monitor Internet activities. A wave of round-ups target netizensWith some sixty journalists and bloggers behind bars and another fifty forced to seek asylum elsewhere, the Islamic Republic of Iran has become the largest prison in the Middle East – and one of the world’s largest prisons – for journalists and netizens. Some thirty netizens have been arrested since June 2009, and a dozen are still being detained. They include human rights blogger and activist Shiva Nazar Ahari (, who was arrested on December 20 last year, just before Ayatollah Montazeri’s funeral. She had already been arrested on June 14, 2009 and held for five months. In Novembre 2008, cyber-dissident Mojtaba Lotfi had been sentenced to four years in prison and to five years of banishment for “disseminating opinions of the Grand Ayatollah Montazeri” and for promoting “anti-government publicity.”Several bloggers and journalistes have been charged with being “mohareb” (enemies of God). They may be facing the death penalty. A blogger dies in detentionOmidreza Mirsayafi died while being detained, on March 18, 2009. The circumstances of his death have yet to be clarified. He had been given a two-year prison sentence in December 2008 by the Tehran Revolutionary Court for “insulting leaders of the Islamic Republic,” and six months for “anti-government publicity,” after he posted the offending articles on his blog.The authorities retaliate via propaganda, infiltrations and cyber-attacksThe opposition has permeated the new media, but the regime was quick to find a way to convey its own message – thus triggering a war of words. A spokesperson for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards announced a plan to launch 10,000 blogs under the supervision of the paramilitary Basij forces. Young IT experts were recruited to form the Revolutionary Guards’ “electronic arm.” This Iranian Cyber Army is taking credit for cyber-attacks against numerous dissident websites.Another method used is to reroute certain independent website home pages by linking them to pages on websites relaying government propaganda. The Balatarin website – one of the protest movement’s online bastions – was victimized by this strategy.The regime also created fake Internet websites supposedly run by political organizations or the foreign media, on which surfers are invited to send in emails, videos, and post notices about rallies. This method thus allows authorities to accuse Internet users of being spies acting on behalf of foreign organizations.Cyber-dissidence is alive and wellThe Iranian blogosphere is one of the most active on the planet. The country’s young population is very enthusiastic about the Internet, not intimidated by censorship, and very familiar with such circumvention software as UltraReach and FreeGate, developed in the United States by the Global Internet Freedom Consortium, and which many Iranians use.Another example of mobilization occurred when hundreds of Iranians dressed up as women wearing a “hijab” and posted a photo of themselves on their Facebook profiles in December 2009. That was their way of expressing support for Majid Tavakoli, an activist student arrested in Tehran and charged with disguising himself as a woman so that he could make a discreet getaway following a Tehran rally celebrating National Students Day, in which he made a speech. Surfers around the globe expressed their solidarity with the Iranian demonstrators, as did the Chinese netizens who launched the “#CN4Iran” (China for Iran) campaign on Twitter. Links website of a student organisation dealing with human rights in Iran (Farsi) news website of the reformist party (Farsi) the website about Iran that is most visited abroad (Farsi) website of the official news agency (English and Farsi) Tagir Bary Barbary – (Change for equality – Farsi and English): feminist paper to which Maryam Hosseinkhah contributes Iranian feminist website (Farsi) website of the Iranian women’s association (Farsi) Follow the news on Iran After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img IranMiddle East – North Africa News IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Organisation Help by sharing this information to go furtherlast_img read more

Woman uses puppy as a weapon in disturbing fight

first_imgAt some point during the incident, one of the women is seen dragging the other passenger’s dog towards her own vehicle. The dog’s owner then pursues the woman and that’s when the woman swings the dog by the leash into the owner’s head. The owner manages to grab the dog and both women head back to their vehicles.**Viewer discretion advised** Authorities at the scene reported that neither of the women wanted to press charges against each other, however, they have since taken matters into their own hands due to public outcry on the situation. Authorities in Canada have launched an investigation into a road rage incident after a video from the scene showed one of the women involved using a small dog as a weapon.The incident occurred in Dartmouth, Halifax on July 1st.“The altercation started after two females in one vehicle confronted two females in the second vehicle regarding being cut off in a drive-thru,” Halifax police said.Video from the scene shows one of the women yelling at the others from outside of the vehicle window before she and the passenger start exchanges blows.last_img read more

World number three defends English women’s title

first_img World number three Bronte Law will defend her title next week when the English women’s amateur championship is played at Hunstanton Golf Club, Norfolk, from 14-16 July.The 20-year-old from Bramhall in Cheshire won the title by three shots last year at St Enodoc in Cornwall, adding it to an impressive golfing CV which includes playing in two Curtis Cups and winning the bronze medal at the 2014 world championship.Law (Image © Leaderboard Photography) will be challenged by a host of other internationals, including the reigning British stroke play champion, Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough).Among the other leading players in the field of over 100 competitors are Sophie Keech (Parkstone), the newly-crowned English women’s matchplay champion; Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) and Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted).Norfolk is well represented by nine players, including past champions Joanne Herd (Royal Norwich), Karen Young (Eaton) and Tracey Williamson (Royal Cromer).They are joined  by Jasmine Campbell (Royal Norwich), a past winner of the Abraham Trophy for England’s most improved golfer; Megan Mann (Barnham Broom); Tiffany Mills (Ryston Park); Jessica Dixon (Thetford) and Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer), the recent winner of the English schools’ championship.There’s a strong family flavour about this championship which has attracted three sets of sisters: Lianna, Annabel and Jessica Bailey from Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire; Sammy and Annabell Fuller from Roehampton, Surrey; and Elizabeth and Victoria Mallett from Warwickshire clubs, Wishaw and Sutton Coldfield Ladies’ respectively.  In addition there’s the Norfolk mother and daughter players, Tracey and Amelia Williamson from Royal Cromer.Hunstanton has hosted this championship on five previous occasions, most recently in 2000 when it was won by Yorkshire’s Emma Duggleby, now Brown.The championship is played over 72 holes with all competitors playing 18 holes on each of the first two days. The field is then cut to the leading 32 players and ties who play 36 holes on the final day, Thursday, July 16. Spectators are welcome.Visit the championship webpage for news, images, tee times and live scores. 6 Jul 2015 World number three defends English women’s title last_img read more


first_imgDrayden Van Dyke23824292810%$1,625,303 Tyler Baze35356463816%$2,981,258 Peter Eurton9415131616%$887,206 SHARED BELIEF TO UNDERGO NUCLEAR SCANShared Belief was scheduled to undergo a nuclear scan today after he was pulled up by jockey Mike Smith as the 3-10 favorite entering the second turn of Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Charles Town Classic.“He’s going for a scan at a facility near the track and see if they can find anything,” Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, said Sunday at Santa Anita. “We don’t think it’s serious.”Hollendorfer told Daily Racing Form: “He seems to be doing very well today. There’s a little something bugging him in his right hind, but he walked sound, and he jogged down the road sound.“We’re going to give the horse a good going over from head to toe with a nuclear scan. Hopefully, nothing will be wrong.”            Said West Virginia State Veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Daniel after the race: “When I got to the horse, I saw a little soft tissue swelling in the right stifle. We gather it’s something that happened leaving the starting gate. He didn’t appear to be traveling well from the time he left the gate.”Shared Belief, the 2-year-old champion male of 2013, had won all three of his starts at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that ends today: the Grade I Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs; the Grade II San Antonio Invitational in which he defeated Horse of the Year California Chrome; and the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a quarter.Shared Belief, a 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding, had won 10 of 11 starts before the Charles Town Classic and earned $2,932,200. Martin Pedroza18919272610%$827,554 MITCHELL MEMORIAL TOMORROW AT SANTA ANITAA public memorial for longtime Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell will take place tomorrow at Santa Anita. The service, which is to start at 1:30 p.m. and run until 3 p.m., will be held in the track’s Chandelier Room.Mitchell, who passed away following a lengthy battle with brain cancer at age 66 on Tuesday, trained in California for nearly 40 years and is survived by his wife, Denise and their two daughters, McCall (Rounsefell) and Shea (Leparoux). Additional surviving family includes his four siblings; a twin sister, Cheryl, and three brothers, Earl, Jr., Guy and Casey.The Mitchell family has arranged for their pastor and the choir from their church, Fellowship Monrovia, to address those attending. There will also be a few other short speeches from designated speakers.At the request of the family, donations may be made in Mike Mitchell’s name to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA). The family has also requested that light refreshments be served at the memorial. Guests should enter by car through Gate 5 and follow signage to the Mitchell Memorial in the Chandelier Room. Mark Glatt9216181217%$695,632 Gary Stevens10919161917%$1,674,298 Mario Gutierrez12512171410%$629,090 William Spawr5886914%$254,530 Peter Miller17933312318%$1,614,206 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux22535403116%$2,164,208 (Current Through Saturday, April 18) HOLLENDORFER, MILLER VIE FOR SANTA ANITA CROWNThe leading trainer of Santa Anita’s 68-day Winter Meet may not be decided untilSunday’s penultimate race, the eighth on a nine-race program.Going into Sunday, Jerry Hollendorfer and Peter Miller were in a flat-footed tie with 33 wins apiece. Their numbers across the board were close, also, to wit:Hollendorfer has 181 starts, 23 seconds, 28 thirds and was winning at 18 percent. Miller has 179 starts, 31 seconds, 23 thirds and also was winning at 18 percent.Hollendorfer more than doubles Miller in purse earnings, however, $3,417,698 to $1,614,206.Hollendorfer, 68, had five horses entered today: 4-1 Seeking Asylum in the first race; Sweet and Fuzzy (6-1) and Dr. Fager’s Gal (9-2) in the sixth; Outside Nashville (15-1) in the seventh; and French Alps (8-5) in the eighth.The 48-year-old Miller’s runners were Easter Fever (4-1) in the second; Spirited Jacob (6-1) in the fourth; Got Even (4-1) in the fifth; and U S Citizen (6-1) in the seventh.Hollendorfer, dominant for years in the Bay Area where he has 46 titles at Golden Gate Fields alone, not to mention 36 straight at defunct Bay Meadows, has never won an outright crown at Santa Anita. He and John Sadler shared honors in 2013-14 with 34 each.Miller, based at San Luis Rey Downs this meet, has never won a Santa Anita title. He won Del Mar’s 2012 summer meet with 21 wins; Del Mar’s 2014 fall meet with 15 wins; and tied for the 2014 summer session with Hollendorfer at 20 each. Brice Blanc6873610%$354,768 Elvis Trujillo25027362611%$1,588,458 Mark Casse68107915%$825,616 TRAINERS’ RACE IS GOING DOWN TO THE WIREIT’S A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FOR TEXAS REDTESTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SHARED BELIEFMITCHELL MEMORIAL MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA Martin Garcia16130201719%$2,774,934 Fernando Perez2221925289%$911,858 Richard Baltas901816820%$786,885 Philip D’Amato9122141724%$1,064,780 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Edwin Maldonado14018161513%$648,914 Tiago Pereira13918111713%$537,552 Felipe Valdez11517131615%$529,217 Jerry Hollendorfer18133232818%$3,417,698center_img Jack Carava58911816%$251,170 Gonzalo Nicolas1067767%$228,236 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Richard Mandella7817131322%$1,068,326 Aaron Gryder9871287%$461,270 Michael Pender5589615%$222,200 TEXAS RED GETTING READY FOR HIS CLOSEUPKeith Desormeaux has long-range plans for Texas Red.The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner will miss the Triple Crown due to abscessissues with his right front foot, but they’re behind him and now the trainer and part owner of the son of Afleet Alex is looking to get the bay colt back in serious training soon.“He’s doing great,” Desormeaux said. “We did an ultra sound about two weeks ago last Saturday and he got a clean bill of health. They told me to go easy on him a couple more weeks, which brings us to May 1, and then I’ll start cranking up.“He’s good. That was nice news; he looks great and he’s ready to go.”Anyone can offer thoughts about the 141st Kentucky Derby on May 2, Desormeaux included, although he’s first to admit he’s not an expert.“It’s all a matter of opinion,” he said, “and to tell you the truth, I don’t have enough experience to be an authority, but in my opinion, there’s only one horse–American Pharoah.“The Derby process is a difficult one, experience is very important, and American Pharoah has never been tested at being rated; that’s what’s important. But he seems like such a sensible animal. If the pace is stupid, they should be able to rate him.” Doug O’Neill20326182713%$1,209,542 John Sadler14723202016%$1,543,920 Flavien Prat17318232110%$1,055,534 Rafael Bejarano31376494324%$3,705,408 Bob Baffert11426191523%$2,961,772 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jeff Bonde38102426%$381,976 Joseph Talamo26427294510%$1,922,288 -30- Ron Ellis651551023%$605,440 Mike Smith11522221719%$2,547,221 Steven Miyadi47106621%$339,290 Mike Puype11415171613%$662,436 Santiago Gonzalez16122192214%$981,114 J. Eric Kruljac6597914%$415,368 Thomas Proctor6288413%$596,588 James Cassidy791081313%$447,320 Victor Espinoza20039352920%$2,623,496 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind, who worked five furlongs Friday morning in 1:01, will ship next Saturday, April 26, for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks, trainer John Sadler said . . . Starting on May 22 and running through June 26, Santa Anita will offer Twilight Fridays, with a 4 p.m. first post time at its upcoming Summer Meet. The Paddock Room and Sirona’s will be open for simulcast wagering at 11 a.m., and at 7:30 p.m., or right after the last race, K-Earth’s Totally 80’s Concert in Sirona’s will begin and run until 9 p.m. . . . Birdlover will seek her third straight win when she runs in next Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares, 3 and up, at one mile on turf. “She’s at the top of her game,” said Steve Rothblum, assistant to Doug O’Neill . . . Agent Tony Matos has booked come-backing Corey Nakatani on Thegirlinthatsong for Jerry Hollendorfer in the Wilshire . . . Leading jockey Rafael Bejarano rides San Luis Rey third-place finisher Power Foot for Neil Drysdale in next Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Other probables include Ganesh (Flavien Prat) and San Luis Rey fourth-place finisher Play Hard to Get (Kent Desormeaux).last_img read more

Add Energy To Your Performance Video with These Effects

first_imgHigh-quality performance videos are no longer epic productions. All you need is a camera and the internet.Top image via Shutterstock.One could argue that music videos, more than any other genre of filmmaking, have changed the most thanks to YouTube and the DSLR revolution. At one point in history, music videos were only for the best singles from a given album, and most were incredibly lavish productions. That’s not to say there were no low-budget music videos, as videotape made that possible in the ’80s and ’90s, but still, if your video wasn’t shot on film, you just weren’t that big of a deal.Today, though, and all you need is a working DSLR and a YouTube account to make and promote a music video. Music videos of artists performing in a room to a single camera get millions of views. While these videos certainly aren’t as epic as Slash playing a solo in the middle of a desert under a circling helicopter, they still promote the music very well.Take a look at this music video for Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High).” The entire video was shot using a SnorriCam (see how to use one here) and presumably lit with an LED ring light.The video follows a woman repeatedly getting drunk to numb the pain of a previous relationship. It’s simple, and it’s effective. The payoff has been explosive: 500,000,000 views. Half a billion! My point is that I truly believe that the days of extravagant music videos to promote a song are gone. Music videos themselves are still incredibly important, as you can read in this article on Medium by Sarah Boardman. However, performance videos and videos that just follow a musician while they walk around have become just as effective at drawing in viewers.The following video from Lissie, a favorite artist of mine, just follows her throughout her hometown while she performs.Lissie had the following to say about the video:I wanted to shoot the video at home because that’s where my earliest memories of heartache come from … I wanted someone so bad who didn’t want me back and that experience kind of shaped my approach to relationships for years to come. The song is a cautionary tale to avoid those kinds of heartbreakers so it felt right to go home and revisit that time.There’s no story element to it, and there are no dramatic effects — it’s just Lissie performing. We could very well assume that this was also shot with a skeleton crew since these life performance videos are easy to shoot. Nonetheless, I can understand how you may want to do more than simply record a performer singing on the side of a road. We are creatives after all, and if a lot of artists are now doing this type of performance video, you’re going to want to stand out somehow.So let’s take a look at several ingenious tutorials you can use to digitally spice up your music video.Animated Lines and DrawingsWhile cartoon-like drawings and sketches appearing over footage isn’t anything new, thin, white sketch lines animating over music videos and ads have become increasingly popular within the last five years, primarily in Hip-Hop and pop videos.These animated sketches can add a lot of kinetic energy to what otherwise might be a very plain shot. In the following tutorial by Olufemii, he breaks down the basics of how to achieve this effect. Be forewarned: it is a long process. If you’d like to speed up this task, I would recommend acquiring a digital illustrator tablet. It doesn’t have to be an expensive tablet, but something like the Wacom Bamboo will speed up the task dramatically. Vintage LookI’m not sure if the surge in popularity of VHS apps, layers, and plug-ins is a testament to technology, or if I should be scared since the medium of my childhood is now a vintage relic. VHS, 16mm film, and 8mm film looks have become commonplace on YouTube. In 2005, filmmakers searched for ways to make DV tape footage appear cinematic; in 2017 people search for ways to make their lovely, crisp footage look old.When you have a performance piece, or a shot of your musician walking from A to B, inserting a few quick seconds of the artist doing something different can add texture. Take the example below from Lissie’s “Shameless.” The 16mm film look first appears at 00:12, then it appears throughout the video every so often to break up the crisp HD footage.There are a handful of articles on this topic (here is one from PremiumBeat), and YouTube has hundreds of different tutorials to make your footage look like it was shot in 1995 or 1905. Kaleidoscope EffectIf you haven’t watched the following music video featuring Jay-Z and Kanye West, do so now (warning for photosensitive epilepsy and explicit language).I’m sure you can agree it is one of the most multifaceted live performance music videos ever edited, with mirror imaging, a kaleidoscope effect, reverse imaging, snap zooms, superimposed imagery, and more. Whether you like the video or not, it certainly is unique.A kaleidoscope effect will definitely add some flare to your music video if you are just filming an artist performing on stage. To see how this is done, check out the tutorial below from Eva Landry.center_img Finally, a bonus video from yours truly.I was hired by a friend to film their band’s first video. The initial problem was that, after my fee, they only had £300/$370 budget (they had only just started gigging). My problem was that I had a RED ONE MX, and I did not have the correct equipment to make it mobile. Therefore, moving the camera was not an option — nor was hiring any rigging (see this article for how buying this cinematic camera at the time wasn’t a great financial choice). Therefore, we rented out a studio space and bought a black muslin backdrop. If we couldn’t move the camera, we would move the performers in Z space in post production. In the following tutorial, I offer a quick method for making an infinite black background.Performance videos and music videos give filmmakers a great opportunity to experiment with form, approach, and content. Learning how to add some flair to footage in a medium that encourages it can help you later if you’re working in one that does not.Do you have any suggestions for giving a performance video that extra kick? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Tech and Film: 7 Innovations Changing the Industry

first_imgThese 7 technologies are poised to reshape the film industry.What a time to be alive! Digital cameras are getting smaller, cheaper, and more powerful by the day. Our phones are turning from point-and-shoot cameras into 360-degree experiential recording devices, and smart folks in secret rooms are dreaming up new ways to push the film industry forward in ways we can only describe as pure science fiction.Autonomous drones, dual camera virtual reality, computers learning to edit nuanced scenes, and 3D printing gear all top our latest innovative trends list, which is sure to capture your imagination (and, eventually, your pocketbook).Let’s look at these seven technological innovations changing the film industry and how they may be helping you with your video projects before you know it.Autonomous DronesYes, yes there are autonomous drones out there on the market already, but today’s “autonomous” offerings are just sensational beginnings to what fully autonomous drones are going to be able to do. We’re talking about sentient drones with built-in knowledge and algorithms on everything from filmmaking techniques (shot sizes, viewing angles, and screen position) to corrective obstacle avoidance and open source technology for developing the drone cinematographers of the future.You can read more about autonomous drone technology here or from the developers at MIT.4k+ 3D TechnologyAs you can see in our comprehensive coverage of this year’s NAB convention, virtual reality (or VR as we like to say in the biz) may be the brightest star in the future-tech galaxy. One shining example would be Lucid VR’s LucidCam, which is touted as the “first and only 4K 3D VR live production camera” — you can read more here. Not to be outdone is Google-supported Yi Technology’s Yi Halo (pictured above) 16-point 4k 3D action camera. This is as impressive as it is expensive (more here).For more on these NAB future tech offerings, check out the full post here.Smartphone Filmmaking GearTo some, the idea that there will come a day when entire feature films will be shot on iPhones seems like a dystopian concept. Yet, it’s already happened. Multiple times in fact. This raises a question: will the market and industry shift to accommodate those up-and-coming iPhone and smartphone filmmakers with new, cool and innovative gear and technologies? The answer, again, is it already has — just look at this round up of iPhone gimbals unveiled at NAB 2017.If you’re looking to dive into the iPhone filmmaking wormhole, here’s a great article on what the future will hold for the pocket-sized medium.Dual Camera VRThey say two eyes are better than one, right? So why wouldn’t this be true for virtual reality? The technonauts behind the ambitious Kickstarter project Two Eyes VR believe binocular 360 viewing and recording is truly the way of the future. It is, after all, how we experience the world day-in and day-out. You can check out more about how (and why) it works in these videos here, here and here. You can also fully check out, read up on, and potentially support the project on their Kickstarter page.For more future-focused and ambitious projects just launching their Kickstarter dreams, check out this round-up.Drone GogglesDrone goggles are, at the very least, the most futuristic-looking technological innovation on this list — and they are, indeed, a thing of the imminent future. DJI actually unveiled their current offering at NAB, which is on the market today. However, as we can see with some of the limitations of the current products (as well as look into what could be available), POV drone operation is just beginning to take off.Here’s the full write-up on DJI’s goggles from NAB.Algorithm EditingPerhaps the scariest technological innovation on the horizon, algorithmic editing technologies, like the software MIT researchers are developing, may very well replace human film and video editing jobs all together. Or, depending on how you look at it, the technology may just make editing much less tedious. Either way, the breakthroughs in facial recognition, automatic labeling, and idiom appliance are all frighteningly innovative parts of the futuristic “Computational Video Editing.”You can watch the technology in action and read up on the full program here.3D Printing Your Own GearThere will come a day when shipping gear across the world will be as archaic as dial-up internet, but until 3D printing reaches the next level of speed, quality, and affordability, we can only dream. That being said, for small and simple items like follow focuses, lens rings, tripod plates, and even clapboards (pictured above), 3D printing is fast-becoming a viable option.Here’s a list of 20 pieces of film gear you can 3D print today.What technological innovations are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Celebrate Festivals in Ahmedabad

first_imgFestivals October 6-9: Film fiestaThe International Film Festival Ahmedabad (IFFA) will open with a concert by fusion music band Indian Ocean. It will be followed by a retrospective by acclaimed directors including Alejandro Inarritu and Anurag Kashyap. Participate in the screenings and workshops by registering at At: PVR Cinemas,,FestivalsOctober 6-9: Film fiestaThe International Film Festival Ahmedabad (IFFA) will open with a concert by fusion music band Indian Ocean. It will be followed by a retrospective by acclaimed directors including Alejandro Inarritu and Anurag Kashyap. Participate in the screenings and workshops by registering at At: PVR Cinemas, Acropolis Mall, Ahmedabad. Tel: 8800900009September 28-October 5: Navratri dhoomGear up for Navratri festivities and indulge in nine days of celebration. There will be garba dance, music, food, drinks and concerts by popular singers like Devang Patel. At: Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Vadodara; Chhel Chhabilo Garba Mahotsav, Vadodara; United Way Garba, Vadodara; Nache Gujarat at Gujarat University Exhibition centre, Ahmedabad; Sports Club, Ahmedabad; Indoor Stadium, Surat.DanceSeptember 15-18: Classical movesSeminars, workshops and performances on classical dance forms by Rasadhwani. Enjoy performances by Kanak Rele and Nalanda Dance Research Center Troupe. The workshops will give dance lessons on Natya Shastra tradition. For venue details contact Uma Anantani at 9898258319September 22: Bharatnatyam specialA dance presentation by Swarada Nritya Sanstha, a Bharatnatyam dance group from Pune. The performance will be a mix of contemporary-classical and strains from mythology. At: Sheth Mangaldas Town Hall, Ahmedabad. Tel: 079-26603465.September 24: IndovisionA group composition titled Vision India. Choreography and direction by Chandan Thakore, and performance by Nrityabharti dance group. The dancers will showcase the diversity of Indian culture. At: Rajpath Club Auditorium, Ahmedabad, 8:30 p.m. Tel: 079-26603465; www.nrityabharti.comEducationSeptember 27: Study in USAIDP India, a well-known student placement company, has organised an Education Fair to help students get admission in the universities in United States and Canada. At: Pride Hotel, Bodakdev.Tel: 079-44118888; www.india.idp.comPhotography advertisementTill September 24: Planet Women The Alliance Francaise Foundation and the French magazine, Courrier International, brings the second edition of their photography contest . The theme this year is Planet Women. The best 20 entries will get an opportunity to exhibit their works in Paris and also get published in the special edition of Courrier International. All the entries should be submitted by September 19. To participate email [email protected] fr. At: Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad. Tel: 079-26560271.Shopping October 8-10: Fairytale affair Taste the grandeur of Indian wedding celebrations at Surat’s wedding festival. From designer outfits, jewellery, make-up and decor to photography, you will find most things here for the big day. At: The Grand Bhagwati Hotel, Surat. Tel: 0261-3980111; www.thegrandbhagwati.comFood September 11-28: Mediterranean delights A Mediterranean festival that will feature culinary specialties from France, Italy, Spain and Turkey. Chef Sanjay Matta will rustle up dishes like eggplant and mushroom moussaka and crostini with chicken liver. At: Tomato’s, Mardia Plaza, Ahmedabad. Tel: 079-64505336.last_img read more