This troubleshooting guide was written specifically for Mac computer users. If you’re having problems playing a video on an Apple Mac computer, whether your video is online or off, here are some instructions on how to fix it. There are multiple reasons why your video might not be playing correctly, which means there are also

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Have you ever heard films or TV shows referred to as “moving pictures, or motion pictures?”  Maybe, maybe not, but it helps to know the meaning behind the term if you want to learn how to make videos yourself. When film was first invented, people were absolutely enthralled with the magic new technology, so “moving

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The author of a novel will undoubtably use analogies and metaphors in order to add style and color to their writing.  An example of a written analogy might be a phrase comparing your whirlwind schedule to being “busy as a bee,” or that searching for a lost object is akin to “finding a needle in

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If you are looking for an all-purpose, in the cloud video editing platform, one option you could choose is Ssemble.  This post will explain Ssemble and give examples of how it distinguishes itself as a video editing platform. As a person who began film editing using a razor blade and scotch tape, the fact that

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One thing we all agree on is that the news media in America is broken, the consequences have been devastating and promise to get worse. As a working journalist for decades, this issue was on my mind a lot.  Due to an ever-wandering brain, I analyzed the reasons why and tried to think of solutions. 

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The Demand Real Journalism Campaign, calls for laws in this country to be changed.   I outline the basics in this letter to POTUS.  I am going to send a copy to President Biden, along with twenty or more other people in Capital Hill. Below is a copy of that letter.  Please fell free to copy

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? Documentary filmmaking is a glorious endeavor imho, so I’m eternally grateful I was able to work making documentaries for so many years. Last night I re watched a show I did way back in 1985 and want to share it with you. If I do say so myself, they don’t make ’em like they

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Final Cut Pro 10 is still a popular video editing program after being in the market for over a decade.  Honestly, I’m shocked.  It seemed like the worst marketing debacle since New Coke at the time, which was June, 2011. FCPX introduction was met with outrage by most of the professional video editing community, which

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Video has been increasing sales since the first TV sets were sold. Online video has increased those opportunities ten-fold. Research has shown without a shadow of a doubt that a video can increase sales dramatically. A video skyrockets the confidence and trust people have in the product they’re buying if they can see it in

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If you’re looking for ONE LINK to ONE PAGE on the web that offers a crack-ton of information on video making at home, then here it is. Video making at home information. When you click the link, please notice who is featured at the top.  🙂 Me! That link will take you to Porch dot

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This is the final segment in a 4-part continuing series on the state of journalism in the U.S. Links to the rest of the series are at the bottom.   REASONS WHY THE NEWS MEDIA IN AMERICA IS SO DYSFUNCTIONAL 7. Agenda driven political coverage is actually preferred by some in the audience as it helps

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This article is a continuation of a series by Demand Real Journalism.   There are links at the bottom to the rest of the series. 4. Ownership rules were loosened by the government, so now, a small handful of companies own all the media. There is no diversity and these companies often use their media outlets

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This is second in a continuing series of article son how the news media is failing America.      Here is the first article.   Other links are at the bottom. 2. Operating budgets are so low that investigative reporting is out of the question.  Generally, employees are so overworked that there simply is no time

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As a United States citizen, I cherish the rights I have been granted by virtue of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Of all our constitutional rights, my personal favorites tend to be free speech, freedom of religion and a free press, all found in the First Amendment. Congress shall make no

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