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Technology and Filmmaking

Technlogy and filmmaking go hand in hand these days. From fundraising to digital cameras to editing software to animated films, technology has advanced the art of indie filmmaking far beyond any other industry.

In pre production, being able to launch a film website, raise funds, use social media to drive awareness and gauge your audience, all at basically no cost, is an amazing progression for any film. Given that we used to have to make posters, hang flyers and pay for prime TV commercials, this is a huge leap for filmmakers on any budget.

When fundraising, one of the best ways to make an impact with your film investors is to show how you are using modern technology from the beginning to the end of the entire budget filmmaking process. This shows you are talented, savvy and cost conscious. For the latest in technology in film financing, you’ll want to use a great digital film business plan.

During production, of course, is when technology and filmmaking really join together and make a complete home run. Digital technology has changed every minute of the making of a film. When a filmmaker goes digital, it means far less equipment to carry and move, less waste of talent and production days and production companies can finish their shooting schedules with less waste, keeping the entire project under or close to budget.

Post production, technology and filmmaking change the game of marketing, distribution, audience viewing, film negatives, engagement and returning an initial film investment.

According to the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America):

Once upon a time, 24 frames per second was an industry standard. But thanks to major advances in filming technologies, movies like The Hobbit boast 48 frames per second – making it the first movie in Hollywood history to surpass the standard fps rate. The result? A more immersive, visually stunning rendition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s universally cherished tale.

For any new or experienced filmaker, film funding is going to present a large challenge. If this is the case, please check out Over 1000 Ways to Finance Your Film at

Gregori Viens and Henry Phillips: Digital Technology and Filmmaking

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Author | Lisa Thompson Comments | Comments Off Date | November 18, 2016
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Why Lawyers Must Use Technology

In this day and age, lawyers must use technology to manage their legal practices. Once upon a time, lawyers used paper calendars to schedule meetings with their clients, but now the world has changed, so if you still use large file cabinets to store all your vital documents, now is the time to make the change. It is the twenty-first century, everyone is a techie, if you are not you are sleep walking down dinosaur lane which leads to the way of the dodo; extinction. As the cliché goes, “change or die.” Using an iPad to manage your practice would not hurt, would it?

For any attorney to represent clients responsibly, and with ethics, in the digital world of today, you have to step into that very world yourself. Legal techies will always be one step ahead the whole time, but it is not too late for the technology dinosaur to adapt to the changed order or face extinction. If you are one, you are probably asking yourself, what could be better that good old pen and paper? Yeah yeah, even the dinosaurs must have felt invincible, but little did they know that their unwillingness to adapt would lead them to extinction. Here are the reasons why your high tech rival law firms, such as www., seem to be on a lucky streak of winning cases, while you struggle to keep the lights on. Here are some of the advantages of using technology to manage your legal practice.

Grow Your Business – Advertising

Did you know you can get online listings for your firm all for free? Online marketing can get to more people than one can ever meet in one lifetime. Getting a free Google Places account will get clients calling you within no time. The web is an invaluable marketing tool that your competitors have had at their disposal for an amazingly cheap cost. While you were busy buying ads on traditional media, your weak online presence or absence has made you invisible to potential clients, many of whom search online for an attorney, like a NYC personal injury lawyer.

Avoid Clutter

Your offices could use a little more orderliness and usually that is synonymous with getting rid of all the old paperwork, but it is still vital to have them preserved, so just buy a scanner and store all your vital documents in digital form for easy retrieval and safe keeping.

Reduce the time spent writing and improve the overall efficiency of your business

How much time do you spend on writing invoices and trying to balance ledgers? Even if you do not do it yourself, you are wasting important man hours that your firm pays for. Using automated record and accounting software will help you grow your business to a whole new level.

Meet Deadlines and Reminders

With your iPhone on you, you do not have to worry about forgetting a meeting or deadline. The thing is, you always have it with you, and it tells you “look at me” unlike written text that may not be enabled to do that.

Your Clients are Digital

The fact that clients are digital is the reason why lawyers must use technology

See some of the Technology Solutions Small Firm Lawyers Use to Run Successful Law Practices

Lawyers Using Technology to Manage Practices

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Author | Lisa Thompson Comments | Comments Off Date | November 18, 2016
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Best NYC Travel Apps

The best NYC travel apps will save you save time and money on your trip, as well as help you see more of NYC. There are apps for everything in NYC: food, subways, biking, museums, broadway, discounts, restaurants, sample sales and much more. One bonus for using many NYC travel apps is that they will offer you discounts or coupons when using them, especially for the first time. Another is that many NYC apps are available both online and offline, so you can use them even if WiFi is not available. Here are some our favorite NYC apps, for all devices.

For food in NYC, check out Seamless for ordering in, Open Table for dining out reservations and Yelp for reviews. For the subway, the MTA has it’s own app, or you can use CityMapper or Google Maps to plot your route anywhere in NYC. Remember to map route before going underground, as service is often disrupted when you are below the sidewalk.

Need a taxi? Try the official NYC Taxi app or Uber (although I always just raise my hand in the air like a real New Yorker). Google maps is especially great for biking around NYC. For discounts all around town, download groupon, living social and scoutmob. For broadway shows, both the tkts and todaytix apps will save you bundles.

Every single attraction in NYC has it’s own app: Central Park, Times Square, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. Basically, all of them. Since navigating the Park or a Museum is a challenge even to those of us who’ve been there 2 dozen times, these are great apps to have and will save you tons of time and money. Even big events in NYC have their own apps: NYC Marathon, Times Square Ball Drop, Macy’s July 4th fireworks, Pride Week and more.

If you run into a medical emergency, pager has your back with a mobile app that allows users to request visits from certified doctors to wherever they are in New York City.

While planning your NYC visit, and while you are here, a New York City Pass is an absolute must. The New York Pass offers a great app you can download free, whether you use a pass or not, and will show you where you can find over 80 NYC attractions. Not only will a pass help you save, but you can plan your days with their itinerary program, budget your trip, add your flight and hotel information, see attractions hours and much more. You can also use the app as your entry pass into many of the attractions and skip the lines. Imagine all the things you WON’T have to carry with you on your trip.

For touring NYC, there are dozens of downloadable walking tour apps. Most neighborhoods have them, the Mayor’s office has one and many walking tour companies offer a DIY version. Also try the Fodor’s and Trip Advisor apps. Check here for all kinds of tours of New York City, like biking, walking, bus, helicopter, pedi cab, horse carriage and more.

Don’t forget to check the NYC Insider Guide for more NYC Events and Things to Do.

Best NYC Travel Apps

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Author | Lisa Thompson Comments | Comments Off Date | November 16, 2016

Resource Technologies

imagehandler-ashxOwing to the population growth, the human beings are facing the problem of lack of resources and escala-600x400by the end of 2030, there will be an increase in the demand for the resources. In the underdeveloped countries, this demand could be high in nature. However, technologies can change this problem and will produce the resources for each and every man. The advances produced by the resource technologies can improve the agricultural productivity by using precise farming, genetically modified crops, and fuel for the farmers. This new technology can help the farmers achieve the good eater management through irrigation efficiency. This can make the potential effect on the climate and environment.

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With the advancement of technology in the health sector, a new form of technology will arise, and that will be health technology that can bring a lot of changes in the health sector of the particular economy. The disease handling capability will be increased and with a good supportive management, it will be more effective nature. Diagnosis will become easier, and there will be optimum solutions present in front of doctors to cure any diseases. By the end of 2030 replacement organs such as kidneys, &livers could be possibly replicated. In this way, this will increase the quality and longevity of life.

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Author | Lisa Thompson Comments | Comments Off Date | September 15, 2016