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They Shall Not Grow Old Review

They Shall Not Grow Old Review

This 2018 film tells the story of British troops in the First World War. It uses documentary footage of the soldiers as they faced the frontline battle in Belgium. They Shall Not Grow Old is not so much facts about the battle as of the human stories of the men in the...

Hummingbird Drone Films Monarch Butterflies

Hummingbird Drone Films Monarch Butterflies

A video from the PBS Show "Nature", shows a very clever drone which looks like a Hummingbird. This is how it can get so close to the Monarch Butterfly swarm. The butterflies do not see a Hummingbird as a threat. The Hummingbird Drone is designed so moving parts are...

The Gift of Family Video For A Quarantined Parent

Mary is a very nice old lady who lives in a condo. She doesn't drive much anymore. Several years ago she called me to transfer some of her VHS tapes to DVDs. I offered to pick them up and deliver. She was happy with the DVDs I made for her, but I did not hear from her...

Zoom Party

Last week I wrote about Zoom (zoom.us) as an easier way to video chat with people. Unlike the other chat options, this one does not require software or registration for anyone except the one calling the meeting. Just send them an email and a time to meet. They click...

Filming in Cuba

I was cleaning my desk the other day and stumbled on some old film negatives that I had never printed. Since I had just written an article about Transferring Negatives and Transparencies, I wanted to scan these long lost negatives right away and see what I was...

Costco Video Transfers vs Mine

Here's what Mimi Stevens wrote in a Google review of my service, "Recently received a couple of reels from my aunt, of my dad as a baby. I took those to Costco. They use an outside service called Yes Video. I was not happy with the transfer. In some parts the top half...

Drone Killer: A Drone That Shoots Drones

Drone Killer: A Drone That Shoots Drones

Mount a shotgun on a drone. What could possibly go wrong? A Russian defense contractor has patented a 50 pound drone that uses an automatic shotgun to shoot other drones out of the sky. The shotgun has a 10-round magazine. Fortunately the drone is not autonomous. It...

An Affordable Skycam

An Affordable Skycam

You've seen Skycam in operation in NFL games and in feature films for those remarkable shots that seem to follow the ball in the air. Skycam is a computer-controlled, stabilized, cable-suspended aerial camera system. It maneuvers the camera through three dimensions...

Clever Branding

Clever Branding

I was stopped behind an oil truck at a red light and could not help seeing the back of the truck. And then I noticed the phone number. Clever branding!