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Yatsugatake Annex / Takanori Ineyama Architects

first_img “COPY” Structure: Construction: Area:  43 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905181/yatsugatake-annex-takanori-ineyama-architects Clipboard Yatsugatake Annex / Takanori Ineyama ArchitectsSave this projectSaveYatsugatake Annex / Takanori Ineyama ArchitectsSave this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share Japan “COPY” Architect In Charge:Takanori IneyamaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. A small residence for clients living in Tokyo and Yamanashi two bases. The client usually lives in a detached house in the center of Tokyo but while planning the child rearing of three children, the plan started to feel a little disabled part in the life of only Tokyo.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraAlthough it is a large premises compared to the city center, since the area around the site is an area dotted with villas and residents’ settlements, it was requested to establish an appropriate relationship with the surrounding environment.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraSpecifically, we controlled the sense of distance and the line of sight with the surrounding environment by opening and closing the surrounding trees and buildings, full roads and gardens, and closing “one wall”.Save this picture!DiagramGive new value to this site by proper placement of different personality place such as living, dining, outdoor bath, deck etc. in the environment created by “one wall”Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThis small residence plays a role to smoothly connect the lives at the two bases while compensating for missing items in the main building by positioning like ‘Annex’ to the city center house (main house).Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraLiving in Tokyo and Yamanashi brings together plants and living things collected in Yamanashi’s garden, such as summer holidays and year-end and New Year holidays with “stay away” for a long time, and this “home master” and ” Relationship “has become concrete. Even small buildings can have a rich place of living by having new places. Proposal of a new lifestyle realizing “distant”. BSI, Kazuyuki Ohara, Shuichi Takahashi Projects Year:  CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Japancenter_img Photographs Houses 2017 ArchDaily Architects: Takanori Ineyama Architects Area Area of this architecture project Yatsugatake Annex / Takanori Ineyama Architects Photographs:  Koichi Torimura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905181/yatsugatake-annex-takanori-ineyama-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: Cenotaph for Newton / Etienne-Louis BoulléeArchitecture ClassicsKornerstone International Academy / hyperStiy ArchitectsSelected Projects Share M’s-A CopyAbout this officeTakanori Ineyama ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsJapanPublished on November 06, 2018Cite: “Yatsugatake Annex / Takanori Ineyama Architects” 05 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?八岳配屋 / 稻山贵则建筑设计事务所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 streamlast_img read more

Palm Beach County Schools to Provide Every Student Access to a Computer

first_imgWith virtual learning a potential done deal, Palm Beach County is giving the district $10,000,000 to establish critical infrastructure to allow all students to have internet access.Initially one computer was provided per household, but sharing was not an option for large families. Now the district will ensure every student has a laptop providing a 1:1 computer ratio that gives every student the access to a computer with a camera.So far, 61,000 student Chromebooks have been loaned out to families for distance learning and the district has ordered 82,000 additional devices to be delivered on August 17.The district is also working on a connectivity plan to provide internet service to families who do not currently have a reliable connection.The district hopes to provide free Wi-Fi to 7,500 students in the Glades and Lake Worth Beach regions. Students without internet access will be provided a password for free internet.Parents will be able to log into an individualized education program meeting via Google Meet where a distance learning plan will then be laid out for those students.The plan the board approved also includes guidelines for when students will return to school. Traditional classes can resume in Palm Beach County when the county enters phase 2 of reopening.The school board meets again Wednesday, July 22. to determine a start date for the school year which will likely be August 31 rather than August 10th.Palm Beach County School Board Chairman Frank Barbieri will join The South Florida Morning Show Wednesday at 8:05 to talk about the upcoming virtual school year and how many students will or won’t be able to participate.last_img read more

New appointments to England Golf’s sport science team

first_img20 Dec 2016 New appointments to England Golf’s sport science team England Golf has made two appointments to its sports science team which supports the country’s leading amateur golfers. A team from the consultancy, Grey Matters Performance, will lead on psychology at national and regional levels. Meanwhile Nicholas Jones (pictured top © Leaderboard Photography) becomes the senior strength and conditioning coach. Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director, said: “We aim to give our players the best possible support and we are delighted to welcome Grey Matters and Nick Jones to our team. I am sure their input will help us to build on our excellent results and achieve even greater success.” Nicholas Jones has been an England Golf regional strength and conditioning coach for the past three years. He also has extensive experience in a range of high performance sports including cricket, rugby, swimming, wrestling and snowsports. He has coached for a wide range of universities and sports organisations, such as the University of Manchester, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Welsh and English Rugby Unions, Sale Sharks, GB Water Polo and GB Wrestling. He also works with individuals, both disabled and able bodied, taking them from their first steps on the performance pathway right through to becoming world class performers. He is working towards his PhD, researching genetic training, and has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities. Grey Matters Performance, led by Professor Dave Collins, provides consultancy in performance sport, coach education and talent development, and has worked with over 70 World and Olympic medallists plus top league and international teams.  Andrew Cruickshank (pictured right © Leaderboard Photography) will support the England Men’s and A squads. He is also a senior sport psychologist for British Judo, a consultant for Newcastle Falcons, an active researcher in elite performance and a tutor on the Professional Masters and Doctorate courses at the University of Central Lancashire. Andrew was previously a professional with Hibernian FC in Scotland and is also a UEFA licensed football coach. Rosie Collins (pictured right) will support the Women’s, Girls’ and Boys’ squads. She is also the lead performance psychologist for a simulator based driver development centre and has individual clients from a variety of sports and disciplines. Rosie also works at the University of Winchester as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, delivering applied and theoretical content to postgraduate students.last_img read more

President of AT&T Sports Networks Patrick Crumb to Address 2018 graduating…

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityPatrick Crumb ’85, president of AT&T Sports Networks, a subsidiary of AT&T, will deliver the 2018 Commencement address at Saint Martin’s University on Saturday, May 12, at Marcus Pavilion, located at 5300 Pacific Ave SE, on the University’s Lacey campus.Patrick Crumb ’85, president of AT&T Sports Networks, a subsidiary of AT&T, will deliver the 2018 Commencement address at Saint Martin’s University. Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s University“We are pleased to welcome Patrick Crumb, class of ’85, as our Commencement speaker this year,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “He brings his own perspective on the enduring value of the Saint Martin’s community and how that has influenced his successful career and life.”As president of AT&T Sports Networks, Crumb is responsible for leading the AT&T Sports Networks group and its regional sports networks branded as AT&T SportsNet and (in the Northwest) ROOT SPORTS™. The four networks (based in Denver, Colorado; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; and Bellevue) hold exclusive television rights to over two dozen professional and collegiate teams including the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz and Vegas Golden Knights. Under Crumb’s guidance, the AT&T Sports Networks group has won over 50 Emmy awards for its sports productions. In 2017, two leading national media publications, The Sports Business Journal and Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, both named Crumb as one of the most influential executives in the sports television industry.Crumb has held senior executive positions in four different Fortune 500 companies. Prior to AT&T, Crumb served as president of DIRECTV Sports Networks. Before DIRECTV, Crumb was executive vice president & general counsel of Liberty Sports Group, a subsidiary of Denver-based Liberty Media, and a senior vice president & general manager for Los Angeles-based Fox Sports Interactive, a division of News Corporation. His other prior executive positions include senior vice president of corporate & business development at Rival Networks and Rivals.com. Following Rivals, Crumb became the co-founder and president of Scout Media, Inc., from start-up through the successful sale of the company to 20th Century Fox/News Corporation in 2005.Prior to his business career, Crumb was a practicing attorney for 11 years. He was a partner at two prominent Seattle law firms, Bogle & Gates and Corr Cronin. His areas of specialization included sports, entertainment and intellectual property. His clients included the NCAA, Seattle Mariners, Ticketmaster, Warner Bros., Capitol Records and Exxon.Crumb is active in civic and charitable organizations. His current volunteer board of director positions include the University of Washington Foundation (Executive Committee) and the Seattle Sports Commission. His previous volunteer leadership positions include president of the University of Washington Alumni Association, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Washington Athletic Club and president of The 101 Club. He has also previously served on the Board of Trustees of Saint Martin’s University and the Board of Trustees of King County Guardian ad Litem & Court Appointed Special Advocates (GAL/CASA). He is a past recipient of the Robert W. Graham Award for Public Service for his volunteer legal representation of abused and neglected children involved in state DSHS dependency and termination hearings.Crumb is a summa cum laude 1985 graduate of Saint Martin’s University, where he was a Merit, Cheney and Chavelle Scholar, an inductee into the University’s Society of Fellows and class valedictorian. Crumb was the Lakeview Scholar at Georgetown University’s Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems (ICPES). While in Washington D.C., he also studied U.S. foreign policy at American University and worked in the U.S. Senate. Crumb obtained his juris doctor (J.D.) degree at the University of Washington School of Law where he was an honors graduate, president of the Moot Court Honor Board, an inductee into the National Order of the Barristers and the winner of each of the Mock Trial, Appellate Advocacy and Judson Falknor competitions.last_img read more

Precambrian Protein Identified

first_img(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 They say it’s almost two billion (with a B) years old, yet it resembles modern counterparts.The Gunflint Chert in Canada has long been a hot spot for microbe hunters. J. William Schopf identified microbial fossils in these rocks years ago. Only recently, however, have scientists been able to probe the structure of molecules within the fossils. Not all of the living material has been permineralized (that is, replaced by minerals such as silicates). Unbelievably, there are still traces of the original organic molecules present, as reported in Nature Communications by Alleon et al. “Molecular preservation of 1.88 Ga Gunflint organic microfossils as a function of temperature and mineralogy.”The significant degradation that fossilized biomolecules may experience during burial makes it challenging to assess the biogenicity of organic microstructures in ancient rocks. Here we investigate the molecular signatures of 1.88 Ga Gunflint organic microfossils as a function of their diagenetic history. Synchrotron-based XANES data collected in situ on individual microfossils, at the submicrometre scale, are compared with data collected on modern microorganisms. Despite diagenetic temperatures of ~150–170 °C deduced from Raman data, the molecular signatures of some Gunflint organic microfossils have been exceptionally well preserved. Remarkably, amide groups derived from protein compounds can still be detected.The scientists collected samples from about 7 locations. Using models of metamorphic temperatures during diagenesis (rock formation), they show that slightly higher temperatures in some regions erased the signature of protein compounds. Yet as they say, “remarkably” some protein compounds survived temperatures up to 338° F.They repeatedly say that the spectra show exceptional preservation when compared to modern microbes:Taking advantage of the unique capabilities of STXM-based XANES spectroscopy at the carbon and nitrogen K edges to perform in situ experiments at the submicrometre scale, the present study shows that, in addition to the fine-scale morphologies, the molecular biosignatures of some Gunflint organic microfossils have been exceptionally preserved. In fact, despite the 1.88-Gyr-long geological history that they experienced, Kakabeka Falls and Schreiber Beach organic microfossils exhibit C- and N-XANES spectra sharing strong similarities to those of modern cyanobacteria and modern micro-algae. Despite a higher content of aromatic compounds compared to modern microorganisms, these microfossils exhibit a quite high content of oxygen-based functional groups (carbonyl, phenolic, carboxylic and hydroxyl groups). In addition, these microfossils still contain amide functional groups (absorption feature at 288.2 eV), which were likely to be involved in the proteinaceous compounds synthetized by the once living organisms.One hears an echo of astonishment at the similarities “despite” a presumed time gap of nearly two billion years and the presence of oxygen, which should have accelerated destruction of the biomolecules.Ancient DNA Studies on a RollNo DNA is preserved in the Gunflint cherts, but the ability to find and read DNA sequences from fossils in other strata has led to a scientific revolution (6/16/16). Science Daily says that ancient DNA has become a “Rosetta Stone” for studies of human impacts on Ice Age megafauna, for instance. Ann Gibbons at Science Magazine regrets that US scientists are behind the Europeans in reaping the harvest of ancient DNA for studies of human evolution. It wasn’t that long ago that scientists didn’t believe DNA could survive more than a few decades or centuries. Now, they’re finding it all over.It stretches credibility to believe that delicate side chains of proteins could survive “despite the 1.88-Gyr [billion year]-long geological history that they experience.” Maybe they didn’t experience it. Anybody think of that?Unless we crack the hardened, fossilized stone of geologic time, Darwinism will likely survive. Time is the Darwinians’ closet in which they hide their skeletons; given enough time, they think, anything can happen—even Stuff. Clean house and shine light on that secret chamber, and the whole Darwin enterprise would be exposed for the hoax that it is.** “Stuff Happens” is not a scientific theory.last_img read more

Bugs are big business

first_imgJanine ErasmusSouth African company Du Roi IPM is at the forefront of the commercial application of an innovative chemical-free method of controlling agricultural pests.Based in Letsitele, just east of Tzaneen in the province of Limpopo, the company breeds beneficial bugs for use in commercial farming, a method known as integrated pest management (IPM). It specialises in the control of pests in the grape and citrus industries: the red scale insect and several species of mealybug, both of which can devastate crops if left to proliferate.South Africa produces a range of top-quality agricultural produce, particularly citrus and wine for export. Du Roi MD Felix Hacker says that while IPM has been used for many years, this has mostly been on individual farms and not on a commercial basis.Established in 2000, Du Roi is the largest commercial insectary in South Africa. The insects bred there are natural enemies of red scale and mealybug: the predatory ladybird beetles Chilocorus nigritus and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, and the parasitic wasps Aphytis lingnanensis and Coccidoxenoides perminutus.Sensitive to the environmentIPM is an ecologically sensitive approach to pest control that can significantly reduce or even eliminate the use of chemical pesticides. The process brings together a range of complementary pest-control methods that include natural predators, pest-resistant crop varieties, cultural practices such as crop rotation, and the strategic use of pesticides. The goal is to produce the best results with minimal damage to the environment.Organically grown foods – foods grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers or pesticides – are increasingly in demand by health-conscious consumers. Du Roi products, Hacker says, fit easily into an organic programme, as they are completely biological. He adds that pest control is only one facet of the crop-management process; fertilisers and fungicides would also need to be biological in nature for foods to be qualified as organic.While good for the environment, the use of beneficial insects also makes good financial sense, says Hacker.“National and international restrictions placed on certain chemicals minimise the chemical options for growers and thus open a door for the use of beneficial insects,” he says.“Added to this is the overuse of certain chemicals, which has lead to pest insect populations developing resistance to these chemicals and thus not being controlled adequately. Beneficial insects on the other hand, being biological in nature, would adjust to changes in the pest insect population survival mechanisms.”The risks of chemicalsIn the citrus industry there is currently great pressure to reduce the use of chemical pesticides. While the use of toxic chemicals to control pests on many kinds of crops is well established, a January 2008 report in Business Report revealed that some citrus farmers have admitted to using pesticides merely for cosmetic reasons, in order to produce better-looking fruit.More than that, the chemicals are a risk to those working on the farm. While pesticides were once applied by hand pump, today they are dispersed by airborne crop sprayers or tractors, exposing farm workers to far larger amounts of more powerful chemicals. The Food and Allied Workers’ Union and similar organisations have lodged complaints when necessary, but have found that in general the safety of workers is not a high priority.All pesticides in South Africa are controlled by the Fertilisers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 – but this dates back to 1947. Expert opinion is that the technology has outgrown the legal requirements.Professor Leslie London, the director of Cape Town University’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine, explains that it’s not only workers are at risk through direct exposure to pesticides: their families can be indirectly exposed through pesticide drift or contact with residues brought home on clothing. Pesticide drift is commonly found in areas such as the Western Cape, a centre of fruit and wine farming, which experience strong winds. Those most at risk are farm workers and people living in informal settlements, which often encroach on farmland.Pesticide poisoning can be either acute or chronic, says London. Acute effects range from liver, lung and kidney poisoning to damage to the nervous system or brain, and may be fatal. Chronic poisoning damages the immune, reproductive and nervous systems, affecting memory, cognition and thinking and causing personality change. Some pesticides may increase the risk of cancer.With this in mind, Du Roi aims to provide cost effective, integrated biocontrol to a range of agricultural and horticultural industries so that the needs of both nature and industry are met – and exposure to dangerous chemicals is minimised or even done away with altogether.A patient approach“Contact chemicals have a very different mode of action to that of the beneficial insects,” says Hacker. “Results with contact chemicals are fairly immediate and pest insect populations are knocked down quickly. The release of beneficial insects requires a bit more patience as the results only start showing one to two weeks after release.“In citrus, for example, there are many other pests for which there are no commercially available biological solutions, so the growers still have to make use of chemicals during certain parts of the season.“However, restrictions on allowable chemical residues on fruit prevent growers from using certain chemicals closer to picking time. At this stage the fruit is still vulnerable to insect damage and outbreaks can be successfully controlled by beneficial insect releases.“Beneficial insects can also be used successfully in a preventative pest control programme with early season releases and close monitoring of pest insect populations.”When an infestation of mealybug or scale breaks out, farmers buy the necessary bugs from Du Roi and release them in the affected vineyards or orchards, where the host-specific predators attack and devour the pests. They will only eat their specific prey, so if these are absent they simply die off.Breeding the bugsTo produce the beneficial insects, the scale and mealybug pests are first bred in a controlled climate, using butternut squash as a substrate. Once they are established the ladybirds and wasps are raised, in their millions, on the pests. These are then packaged and shipped according to demand.Beetles are supplied in paper packets containing 50 per packet, Aphytis wasps, which are about 2 mm long, come in tubs of 10 000, and C perminutus wasps, which are only about 3 mm long, are supplied in matchboxes containing around 3 000 pupae for citrus plantations, and 1 500 for vineyards.To stay ahead of technological developments, Du Roi works with the Citrus Growers’ Association as well as several national and international research and academic institutions such as the universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch, Citrus Research International, and the Agricultural Research Council.The company has clear-cut plans for expansion. These include going into production with various undercover crops – produce that is grown with the main crop but planted only after the main crop is established – as well as selling internationally recognised products which it will import and support technically.Hacker adds that Du Roi is also involved in a production agreement with another company to produce an insect virus for the control of a major pest that attacks various fruit crops. The virus is bred within cultures of the pest insect, from which it is then extracted and processed so that it can be applied in liquid formulation as if it were a chemical.Useful linksDu Roi IPMThe Agricultural Research Council of South AfricaThe Citrus Growers AssociationDepartment of AgricultureUniversity of StellenboschUniversity of PretoriaCitrus Research InternationalBusiness Reportlast_img read more

Women involved in organ donation processes honoured

first_imgRay MaotaAdd this green ribbon to your Facebook profile image to show your support for organ donation. Organ donation and transplantation is represented internationally with a symbolic green ribbon. (Image: Flickr)August is Women’s Month as well as Organ Donation Awareness Month and the awesome foursome of Love Life; Gift Life are on a mission to combine both elements in their newest campaign.Fawn Rogers, Siobhan Scallan, Shaylene Perry and Alice Voigt founded Love Life; Gift Life to heighten the level of organ donor awareness in South Africa.On 7 July, the foursome led the Save 7 Lives campaign on International Save 7 Lives Day to much success on social media. The campaign trended globally on Twitter.ORGust CampaignTheir recent campaign, aptly named the #ORGust Campaign, is about the stories of unsung heroes of organ transplantation – specifically, stories of the women making a real impact.These are the stories of nurses, transplant coordinators, surgeons, doctors, psychologists, specialists, physiotherapists, academics and activists.Perry said the campaign will recognise the efforts made by these healthcare professionals in involved in organ transplants. “No transplant patient would be here today, if it were not for the extensive team of people, so often behind the scenes, making miracles happen.”Besides showcasing women working in transplantation, Perry said the organisation hopes all South Africans can show their support for Organ Donation Awareness Month.Love Life, Gift Life is encouraging South Africans to add a green ribbon – an international symbol for organ donation and transplantation – to their Facebook profile image this month.“We are all well aware of the reach social media has,” said Perry. “And after our successful #Save7Lives campaign went viral, we are optimistic that this campaign will also have a great impact within the online community.“By showing their support with the green ribbon, people are not only creating awareness for the cause but will undoubtedly give much needed hope to the thousands of disheartened patients awaiting a lifesaving transplant.”To show your support click HERE and add a green ribbon to your profile.Personal journeysThe four women who founded Love Life; Gift Life needed lung transplants for various reasons. Getting donor lungs and starting recovery has been a joyful experience.Fawn Rogers (Bi-lateral Lung Transplant Recipient- top left); Shaylene Perry (Single Lung Transplant Recipient- top right); Alice Vogt (Bi-lateral Lung Transplant Recipient- bottom left); and, Siobhan Scallan (Bi-lateral Lung Transplant Recipient- bottom right) are the founders of Love Life; Gift Life. (Image: Love Life; Gift Life)Rogers was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age and had not been able to live a normal life until she got a donor in 2013.“The recovery was difficult but since I’ve been out I’ve had a completely new life. I have gone from being bedridden with tubes, relying on my mom, to working full-time,” she said.“I enjoy mundane things like going out for coffee and relaxing with friends and family. They also seem very happy to be able to do that with me.”Perry, who fell ill when she was 27, said: “My joy comes from now being able to be a mother and wife. There were years that going up the stairs was a mission and my daughter always knew mommy as being sick. Now I can be a mother to her.”last_img read more

3 Free iPhone Apps to Improve Your Color Grading Skills

first_imgImprove your grading skills on the go with these FREE color grading iPhone apps.The easiest way to get good at something is just to practice. They say to master something you need about 10,000 hours of practice at it to really know your stuff, whatever your area of interest. As we all know, finding those 10,000 hours is another matter.If you want to improve your color grading skills and knowledge, then these three apps will help you fill in some of those spare moments on the train, in the waiting line at the supermarket or just in those idle moments in life.  Great practice for any photographer or video editor!SnapSeed – Photo Grading AppVoted Best Mobile Photo App of 2012 and Best iPad App of 2011, Snapseed is without a doubt an excellent app.  Now, thanks to being purchased by Google, it is available for free! The reason that this app will help you improve your color grading is in the way it allows your to explore the effect of contrast, saturation, color balance, applying grain, making spot adjustments and much more.  Yes, it has all the ”Instagram” style filters but more importantly you can create individual adjustments and learn how different images and lighting scenarios respond to your grading choices.Mill Color – A Technical Color Grading AppCreated by The Mill (a post production company with offices in London, New York and Los Angeles) this free color grading app provides a ‘technical’ interface to your grading choices that is more similar to the interfaces in fully fledged video grading apps.  So although Snapseed is more fun and a far better designed app (as it was previously a paid-for app), I’ve included Mill Color here because it allows for much finer adjustments to your image and in each RGB channel. So if you want to explore more complex color adjustments or the effect of contrast adjustments in the Lift, Gamma and Gain (Shadows, Mids and Highlights) areas of your image, this app is for you.The Digital Intermediate DictionaryAlthough less of a ‘fun’ app, this free DI Dictionary from Company 3 lets you quickly look up all manner of technical grading terms in an easy to use A-Z format. If you’ve ever wanted to know what ‘interocular’ means or how ‘step printing’ works then this app will fill you in. Its probably not the kind of information that you’re going to sit and read through, but it does provide an excellent reference for improving your technical lingo. Best of all, it’s free.last_img read more

Extreme Weather Policy

first_imgWith the recent extreme heat making its way across the country, affiliates are reminded of the updated Extreme Weather Policy in the Risk Management Manual that was released in December 2013. For more information, please click on the attachment below. To access the Risk Management Manual, please visit the Affiliate Management Resource Initiative section of the TFA website – http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=1304Related Filesnew-_tfa_extreme_weather_policy_jan_2014-pdfRelated LinksExtreme Weather Policylast_img read more