"Whoever controls the media--the images--controls the culture."
Up Front NW
By Gary Ferrington
This sunrise signals the return of spring. No longer do I spend these early hours by Edison's lamp finishing up this newsletter. So, here's to the return of morning light and Spring.
One of the more important tasks in preparing a newsletter is to copy edit the material before it goes online. I'm always surprised by the difficulty of this process. The human eye always seems to overlook the most obvious mistakes when proofing the page.
A friend sent along the following item to illustrate the frustration of copy editing:
"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn'tmttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
So, do let me know if you find errors. I appreciate having extra eyes checking to make sure this an error free publication.
Feature Article: The media designer has a good eye for a production's visual elements. But his/her ear often has difficulty when it comes to effective sound design. This month's feature article focuses on opening one's ear lids to discover the value of listenng to the acoustic environment and transferring the knowledge gained to the art of sound design for media.
Random Links: Audacity, is a free software sound editing program available for most platforms. Links to tutorials and informative articles provide an overview of this unique program for those who can't afford high end editors.
Site Visit: "Tall Buildings" is an interactive website designed with Macromedia Flash Player. It allows users to compare the height, area, geographic locations, and program distribution of major buildings around the world.
Lighter Side: The Tekhna3d.com site makes a fascinating visit where one can interact with unique 3-dimensional graphics. The kaleidoscope is especially stunning, as is, in a simpler way, the woman's form.
On The Desktop: News from world sources about film, video, and multimedia.
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