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RIP: The Rev. Frank Earl Wismer III

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first_img Obituary, Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Frank Earl Wismer III Norwalk rector was a retired colonel in the US Army Reserve Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR People Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted May 15, 2013 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Adzima Funeral Home] The Rev. Frank Earl Wismer III (Ret. Col. U.S. Army Reserve), age 65, of Stratford, beloved husband of Patricia McClaren Coller, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center.The Rev. Wismer, Vicar of Christ Episcopal Church in Norwalk, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Nancy Macfarland Wismer of PA, and the late Frank E. Wismer. He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth and Yale Divinity School, and has been ordained in the Episcopal Church for forty years, serving parishes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He was also retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, serving his country for 25 years, which included deployments in Iraq and Kuwait.Frank was a Bagpiper and was an avid collector of Antique Cars and a member of the Connecticut Seaport Car Club. Survivors in addition to his beloved wife and mother include his children Jennifer and Zachary Wismer of Delaware, a sister Meg Wismer, and a niece Beckie Licwinko and great-nephew Aedan, of PA, 2 step children Casey Coller and his wife Grace of MA, and Stephanie Denig and her husband Nicholas of Stratford, and 2 step-grandchildren Sydney and Rose. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 11 am in Christ Episcopal Church 2 Emerson Street East Norwalk; CT.Interment with Full Military Honors will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a time to be announced. Friends may call on Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to Christ Church 2 Emerson St East Norwalk, CT. 06855last_img read more

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60th annual Art Exhibition

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first_img By admin – May 30, 2018 60th annual Art Exhibition WhatsApp Ellen Noël Art MuseumThe Odessa Art Association and Ellen Noël Art Museum has scheduled the 60th Annual PB Art Exhibition, “Metamorphosis,” juried show Thursday through June 29 at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.The exhibition will open with a reception and awards at 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and drinks.Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Admission is free and open to the public.Call 550-9696. Previous article‘Garden Insects: Friend or Foe?’Next articleCHAREN: The commencement speech you never hear admin Twitter Pinterest ellen noel logo center_img Local News WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Minister Yasonna claims no trace of Djoko Tjandra in immigration system

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first_imgSix years later, the National Central Bureau (NCB) Interpol Indonesia put Djoko, who had reportedly changed his name to Joe Chan upon applying for citizenship in Papua New Guinea (PNG), on its most-wanted list in February 2015.“We responded by sending a circular regarding the most wanted list to immigration offices across the country,” Arvin wrote in a statement.Interpol notified the Immigration Office on May 5 that the red notice against Djoko was revoked in 2014 as the AGO had not extended its request against the fugitive. The Immigration responded by removing Djoko from its border crossing detection system on May 13.The AGO only requested the immigration to put Djoko on its most-wanted list on June 27.Read also: Activists demand Yasonna be held accountable for false information regarding Harun’s whereaboutsIt previously received information that the fugitive had been spotted in Malaysia and Singapore.Djoko was found guilty of being involved in the so-called Bank Bali scandal, win which hundreds of billions of rupiah was embezzled from state bailout funds for the 1998 Asian financial crisis.He was acquitted in 2000 but sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and ordered to pay Rp 546 billion (US$54 million) in restitution by the Supreme Court in 2009 after the AGO requested a review.However, Djoko had fled Indonesia on a chartered flight from Jakarta to Port Moresby on June 10, 2009, a day before the Supreme Court issued its verdict. Indonesia does not have an extradition treaty with the PNG, which later confirmed that Djoko had obtained PNG citizenship.Djoko failed to show up for his case review hearing at the Jakarta District Court on Monday, with court officials claiming he was sick.Topics : “As of now, there is no [record of his return] in our system. The ministry doesn’t know where Djoko Tjandra is,” Yasonna said as quoted in a statement on Tuesday.Read also: Fugitive Djoko Tjandra returns, files case review without AGO’s knowledgeImmigration Office spokesperson Arvin Gumilang said the office had received two requests for a travel ban on Djoko, from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in April 2008 and from the AGO in March 2012.Interpol issued a red notice against Djoko in July 2009, requesting law enforcers worldwide to locate and arrest him. Contradicting claims made by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has said there was no indication that Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra, a longtime fugitive in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, has returned to the country.Attorney General ST Burhanuddin announced on Monday that Djoko had been in the country for the past three months, after escaping to Papua New Guinea in 2009, and had also filed a case review against his conviction on June 8.However, Yasonna refuted the claim, saying a thorough examination of immigration data showed no record of him returning to the country.last_img read more

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KCCA eyes firmly on sealing Uganda Super league title

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first_img“We are taking the game very seriously because we are using it as preparation for the CAF Confederation Cup against FUS Rabat and above all if we win it, we will be champions,” the manager intimated to www.kccafc.co.ug.At 57 points in 27 games, KCCA FC is five points adrift of second placed SC Villa yet with a game in hand and thus a positive result against Lweza will be enough for Mike Mutebi charges to successfully retain the title.READ FULL STORY (click here)Share on: WhatsApp EYES ON TITLE: Top striker Sserunkuuma set for today’s clash. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAKampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) need just a point in the remaining three league games to officially retain the Uganda Premier league title.Ahead of the league game against Lweza FC at Phillip Omondi stadium on Tuesday, KCCA FC prime target will be making sure they clinch the title as soon as possible.Team manager,Mike Hillary Mutebi believes the game against Lweza is important because it seals the title and also prepares the team ahead of continental engagement.last_img read more

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U.S. Olympic hoops roster finally set

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first_img“We feel like we’re definitely a great team. We have all the pieces that we need,” forward Carmelo Anthony said. “We’ve got to put it together, but we feel like we’re the best team out there.”The Americans rounded out their roster Saturday, adding Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden to the nine players who already seemed secure long before training camp began.They earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who would have been on the team. They beat out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldn’t scrimmage this week because of a sprained ankle.Also heading to London for the defending gold medalists are: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love.The Americans never had a close game four years ago until the championship game, when they pulled away in the final two minutes to beat Spain 118-107. Even with Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh unable to return from that team, the Americans think this one can be even stronger.“When I think about ’08, we were really good then. But like me, LeBron and D-Will, all of us talk about, you’ve got to think about how much better all of us are now than we were in ’08,” Paul said. “All of us as players, we shoot the ball better. Guys are more athletic, guys are more confident. One through 12, no question we’re deeper than we were in ’08.”USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo acknowledged the adversity the team faced with all the injuries in his remarks before the players were introduced during a press conference, all wearing their white USA jerseys—James and Anthony even looking game-ready in white headbands.“But as the dust settles, I’m proud to say that we’ve put together in my opinion a terrific team with great athleticism and great versatility and we believe we’re going to be successful,” Colangelo said.Griffin showed he was healthy again after being slowed by a knee injury during the playoffs, putting on an impressive dunking display following practice Saturday. Harden, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year with Oklahoma City, gives the Americans more scoring punch off the bench, and Iguodala is a defensive specialist who can guard multiple positions.James, Bryant, Anthony, Paul and Williams were all part of the 2008 Olympic gold medalists. Durant, Westbrook, Chandler and Love also played on the world championship team two years ago.Colangelo said he believed this team was deeper and better than the ’08 squad, but added that “only time will tell.”The injuries leave the Americans short-handed at center, where Howard started four years ago in Beijing and Bosh backed him up. Chandler is the only natural center left, so the Americans will be forced to use some players out of their normal NBA positions.But what remains is still the most athletic team in the world, with potent scorers at nearly every spot, and the Americans will look to overcome any size disadvantage by punishing teams in transition. Griffin said expects to be strictly at the center spot.The Americans opened training camp Friday and will practice here through next Wednesday, then play an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Thursday.James and Anthony will be playing in their third Olympics for a U.S. team with an average age is 26.1 years. The young guys, combined with the veteran returnees, could make for a golden mixture.“I think we have guys on the team that’s definitely hungry at this point, especially young guys that want to go out and prove themselves,” Anthony said. “They’ve been showing that over the last couple of days in practice. What we put together in ’08, we will never duplicate that again. But this is a new team, this is a new situation and this team wants to form their own identity.” 2012 DREAM TEAM—Coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, right, stand with the 12 players named to the U.S. men’s basketball team, July 7, in Las Vegas. From left in front are: Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, James Harden, Andre Iguodala and Kobe Bryant. At rear are: Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean) by Brian MahoneyAP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP)—LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and three other Olympic gold medalists were already back.Add a defensive stopper, a potent scorer off the bench, and one of the NBA’s most explosive athletes, and the U.S. is certain it has a powerful Olympic basketball team. Better even than the one that won gold four years ago.last_img read more

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PALOS VERDES STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

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first_imgKENT DESORMEAUX, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “Well, there are certainly always anxious moments when you’re coming into the stretch like that but fortunately for me, St. Joe Bay did all the work.“He had about 70 yards where he had a nice breather. For me it’s just great to be on the Peter Miller team. He’s firing bullets right now.” PETER MILLER, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “There was a lot more pressure (on him) than I thought. When I saw that four horse (Ocho Ocho Ocho) hounding me in 21 and two, I was like, geeeez. But this horse is just so good right now and he’s got gears. When the gray horse (Moe Candy) came to him I got a little concerned, but he had another gear.“I think we’re going to look at maybe the Golden Shaheen ($2 million in Dubai on March 25). I think he deserves it.”             NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable and David Bernsen. TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES last_img read more

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Cold Dinosaurs Resembled Warm Dinosaurs

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first_imgCold dinosaurs were just like warm dinosaurs, scientists have found.  Species living in the Antarctic, with up to six months of winter darkness, show no major differences in bone structure than those who lived in temperate climates.  This was a surprise that falsified earlier studies.  Whatever adaptations the high-latitude dinosaurs had did not show up in their bone structure. Holly Woodward, Montana State doctoral candidate, examined bone tissues from Australian dinosaur fossils that were thought to reside within the Antarctic Circle when the creatures lived.  The bones of the dog-sized ornithopods and theropods studied showed annual growth rings, like those of temperate-climate dinosaurs, but no evidence of hibernation.  “If we were trying to find evidence of dinosaurs doing something much different physiologically, we would expect it to be found in dinosaurs from an extreme environment such as the South Pole,” she said. “But based on bone tissues, dinosaurs living within the Antarctic Circle were physiologically similar to dinosaurs living everywhere else” (source: PhysOrg).  The paper by Woodward and colleagues was published in PLoS One.1 Well-known dinosaur researcher Jack Horner commented, “I think the most important finding is that polar dinosaurs don’t seem to be any different than any other dinosaurs in respect to how their bones grew.”  Woodward found a way to credit the unexpected finding to evolution: “This tells us something very interesting; that basically from the very start, early dinosaurs, or even the ancestors of dinosaurs, evolved a physiology that allowed an entire group of animals to successfully exploit a multitude of environmental conditions for millions of years.”  See also the 03/29/2004 entry. Update 08/09/2011: PhysOrg reported the discovery of multiple trackways of polar dinosaurs in Victoria, Australia.  The tracks were found in a flood plain.  According to the article, this indicates it was “period of pronounced global warming, about 105 million years ago.” 1. Woodward, Rich, Chinsamy and Vickers-Rich, “Growth Dynamics of Australia’s Polar Dinosaurs,” PLoS ONE 6(8): e23339. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023339. Let’s correct that last sentence:  This tells us something very interesting; that basically from the very start, early evolutionists, even the Father of evolutionary theory, came up with a plot line that allowed an entire group of scientists to successfully exploit a multitude of contradictory data for 150 years. The millions of years are fiction.  Wouldn’t dinosaurs living near the South Pole for millions of years develop some spectacular changes?  Wouldn’t they show a gradation in features from temperate to antarctic latitudes?  They didn’t.  Evolution wins anyway.  A neutral observer might think creationists could score a point here, that the pre-Flood climate was more uniform, but no; evolutionists have a wild card: the ability to invoke miracle talk.  From the very start, Woodward tells us, dinosaurs “evolved a physiology that allowed an entire group of animals to successfully exploit a multitude of environmental conditions for millions of years.” Yes, children; dinosaurs evolved their own physiology.  They got together and had an engineering session.  They reasoned together, croaking that if they would just develop certain features of their bones and musculature and other systems, they could wander all over the earth and thrive for millions of years.  And you, too, children, can follow their example.  Just DON’T call it INTELLIGENT DESIGN!  That is forbidden!  Now, go out and evolve yourselves.  Pick your mutations very carefully with your eyes blindfolded and your ears covered up.  If you win the lottery, you can live at the Sahara or Antarctica without changing clothes.  Good luck!(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Whale Fossils: Challenge or Support for Evolution?

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first_imgWhen most fossils consist of small shelly creatures, finding a whale is indeed big news.  Two whale fossil discoveries on opposite sides of the world are spectacular and puzzling.  Do they support the theory that whales evolved from land mammals? Aye: Egyptian Whales:  PhysOrg announced triumphantly, “Whale fossils show important characters of the transition to water.”  Easier said than proved.  Limestone plates quarried in Egypt were found to bear fossils of Aegyptocetus tarfa, a putative whale transitional form.  Owen Gingerich [U of Michigan] is usually nearby wherever whale-evolution fossils are found, and this was no exception.  He said this species, alleged to be 40 million years old, “falls right in the middle of what we know about the evolutionary transition of whales from land to sea.”  In what ways?  “The transitional characters present in this species include a retained sense of smell (which is usually lost in aquatic mammal lineages), an enhanced ability to hear (a characteristic of later and modern whales), and the ability to still haul itself out of the water, similar to modern seals.”  The holotype was discovered and named by Gingerich.  Wikipedia says Aegyptocetus is classified under Protocediae, “a diverse and heterogeneous group of cetaceans known from Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.”  How these diverse fossils relate to one another, let alone to whales, is not clear from the limited write-up on this genus.  The article said nothing about how such a large mammal got buried in fine limestone. Nay: Chilean Whales:  Watch a one-minute video clip on the BBC News about a spectacular assemblage of fossil whales being uncovered in Chile.  Dozens are expected in this fossil graveyard.  The workers exceeded expectations by finding 15 whales in 15 days.  Remains of sharks, dolphins and seals have also been found, with many of the skeletons intact and complete.  Paleontologist Sol Square calls this a “discovery of global importance.  There’s never been a find of this size or this diversity anywhere in the world.”  That boast, though, seems overshadowed by a discovery announced in Geology in 2004 of 346 whale fossils buried in diatomaceous earth (see 2/02/2004).  That discovery was published by creation geologists who believe a global flood was responsible for their burial. Update 11/19/2011:  A report on PhysOrg says it is possible all these whales, in an area covering two football fields, died simultaneously.  The article also states that hundreds more may be found in the area.  The paleontologists seem puzzled trying to explain the mass burial.  “Chilean scientists together with researchers from the Smithsonian Institution are studying how these whales, many of the them the size of buses, wound up in the same corner of the Atacama Desert,” one of the driest spots on Earth.  Hans Thewissen, a spokesperson on ancient whales, thinks they were buried over a long period of time, but offered an alternative scenario that they were stranded in a lagoon whose outlet got cut off.  “Subsequently the lagoon dries up and the whales die,” he said.  Waiting for sediments to accumulate gradually over whales seems highly improbable, though, considering how quickly stranded whales decompose today.  Besides, Nature on Nov. 10 reported that “ancient whales were worm food.”  Sea worms are capable of boring through whale bone, leaving little evidence of dead whales remaining on the ocean floor.  By contrast, “the Chilean fossils stand out for their staggering number and beautifully preserved bones.” Mammal puzzles:  The evolution of whales has to be fitted to the bigger Darwinian picture of the evolution of mammals.  On that subject, Science praised the work of Meredith et al. who produced a new mammal phylogeny (28 October 2011: Vol. 334 no. 6055 pp. 458-459, doi: 10.1126/science.1214544). Kristofer M. Helgen rightly asked, “what group of mammals was the closest relative of primates, or bats, or whales?”  Evolutionists have long puzzled over the bad fit between morphological and genetic data.  Meredith’s magic solution that made everything come together neatly was to use a “relaxed clock approach.”  Helgen described this as something that “allows the tremendous variability in rates of evolution across the mammal tree of life to be taken into account.” Relaxed clock approach.  Right.  The Darwinian rubber band solution comes to the rescue again: use the stretch-and-squish method to force uncooperative data into your storyline (1/18/2006, 12/14/2004). Remember that with evolution, the story comes first, then the data.  Gingerich is an evolution huckster who specializes in whales.  We’d like to have him tell us how hundreds of whales got quickly buried in Peru and Chile.  How many other whale fossil graveyards lie undiscovered between those sites?  And how did his pet transitional form get buried in limestone in Egypt?  Whales don’t just sit on the sea floor waiting for microscopic particles of lime to cover them over millennia.  They are quickly scavenged by other animals all the way to the bone.  Instead of divining for the Spirit of Charlie, Gingerich should be thinking seriously about how these large creatures suffered catastrophic fates in large numbers.  Meanwhile, give him a clock that keeps rigid time.(Visited 141 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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BBC opens pan-Africa office in Joburg

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first_img2 September 2013British public broadcaster the BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, Peter Horrocks, the director of BBC Global News, announced at the Highway Africa Conference in Grahamstown, South Africa on Sunday.Reporting on the announcement on Monday, the BBC’s media centre said the unit would contribute business news from Africa to a wide range of BBC outlets, including the broadcaster’s World Service radio and BBC World News’ daily World Business Report.The unit will produce a new flagship weekly TV programme, Africa Business Report, with South African presenter Lerato Mbele, which will start transmission on BBC World News TV in October.Horrocks said the opening of the new business unit displayed the BBC’s continuing commitment to Africa.“With a weekly audience of 96-million people around the continent and a network of 150 reporters and producers in 46 countries, the BBC is uniquely positioned to tell the African story,” Horrocks said.“A key part of this story is business. Despite many problems, the continent is thriving. The new African Business Unit means we will step up our coverage of African business, bringing impartial, objective coverage to audiences across Africa and beyond.”The unit will commission business stories from across the continent, including key business hubs in west and east Africa.The BBC said the unit would be led by Adrienne Murray, supported by locally hired producers, and would use correspondents such as Tomi Oladipo in Lagos, Nigeria and and newly appointed business reporter for east Africa Catherine Byaruhanga.Africa Business Report will begin transmission on BBC World News on Friday, 4 October at 1840 GMT.It will be broadcast at the following times: Fridays 1840 GMT; Saturdays 1010 GMT and 2010 GMT; Sundays 0010 GMT. From 8 November, it will be broadcast at: Fridays 1940 GMT; Saturdays 1010 GMT and 1810 GMT; Sundays 0010 GMT.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Always Be Shooting RAW

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first_imgWith raw shooting cameras so readily available, many filmmakers are opting to shoot raw as much as possible. Although there are some huge benefits with regards to raw image capture, there are also some major downsides. Raw isn’t always the best choice.There is no denying that a raw image will almost always look better than the same image captured with a compressed format. Just like shooting raw still photos (as opposed to JPEG) raw video delivers a final image that has maximized dynamic range, detail and overall image quality. If you’re reading this article, chances are you know very well just how beneficial the raw format can be. While I personally love shooting raw and use it for many of my narrative projects, there are many instances where it isn’t the right choice and I decide to shoot straight to ProRes, or to another compressed codec. Throughout this post, I want to touch on some of the reasons why you might NOT want to shoot on raw, since most of us already understand the many benefits of capturing a raw image.Limited Camera ChoiceMany shooters make the mistake of believing that they need to shoot raw in order to achieve the results they are looking for – specifically when it comes to narrative. This unfortunately leads them to limit their camera choice severely by eliminating many other great camera options than may not shoot raw. This can be particularly problematic in a number of scenarios, one of which being low-light shooting situations. For example, you might want to shoot a scene for your film at night using available street light, which in itself is a difficult task. If you don’t have a lot of experience with many raw shooting cameras (let’s use the RED Epic as an example in this case), you might not realize that most of the current raw cameras that are on the market don’t perform well in low light. So if you were to go out and rent an Epic to go and shoot your night scene, you might end up with some really grainy and unusable footage. Yes, it will be raw, but no that doesn’t mean it will look good. Conversely if you were to shoot on a camera like the Canon C300, you would likely be able to get much better results even though the camera itself isn’t nearly as powerful, and is recording to a heavily compressed format.The key takeaway when it comes to camera choice, is that the ability to shoot raw should never be your number one concern unless you are shooting something very specific that absolutely needs the additional flexibility of raw. Having the ability to shoot raw when you need it is great, but if it is going to mean that you are choosing a camera that limits your shooting options in other ways – it’s never going to be the best choice.Massive Data RequirementsAny raw camera is going to require a lot of storage, which can become very costly and cumbersome to deal with. While some cameras (such as REDs) will shoot to a compressed raw format, many others (like the BMCC) shoot uncompressed raw, and either way the file sizes for any given raw clip are going to be very large.When you consider the amount of storage that you need not only to store your dailies, but also to make backups of everything – you’re looking at a pretty big expense and a much more involved post process. You might feel like these particular issues aren’t a big deal for you, and maybe they aren’t…but it’s worth pointing out that a huge amount of television series and feature films that shoot on the Arri Alexa (which can shoot raw or ProRes), opt to shoot ProRes in order to streamline their workflow. Any great DP that I have ever worked with that owns or shoots with an Alexa regularly have no problem shooting to ProRes, even though it’s a compressed format since they know how great that image can look and they are confident enough in their skill set to not have to rely on raw to save them in post.Color Grading Is A MustIf you plan to shoot raw, you need to plan for a pretty involved color grading session. Chances are, even if you are shooting to ProRes or any other compressed format you are going to be color grading to some degree, but when shooting raw the overall workflow becomes more dense.I make a good portion of my living as a colorist and work with raw footage as well as compressed footage nearly every day, and from first hand experience I would say that I normally prefer working with compressed material if it was well shot. This may come as a surprise as obviously raw is a better format for color grading on a technical level (as it holds way more data in each clip), but how much does it matter?Raw can be immensely helpful when dealing with a blown out window, or any number of other situations that were difficult to shoot on the day of. But in many cases you simply don’t need the power that raw offers. When an experienced DP hands off a ProRes project to me, I know that I’ll likely be able to color grade it a lot more easily than when an inexperienced DP hands off a raw project to me. The reason of course being that the experienced DP has lit and exposed their image in a way that calls for a less intensive color grading session, and therefore needs to rely less on the raw image format.ConclusionRaw is a great format, and I appreciate the benefits of shooting with it. Many of my own films have been shot on RED or BMCC in raw. However, there are some major considerations when it comes to shooting raw including the limited camera options you have, the big data requirements, and the need for a more involved color grading process. There is something to be said about shooting with a camera that is simple to use (especially on a small scale shoot) and will allow you to stay light on your feet and not miss critical shots as a result of becoming bogged down with the raw format. You need to approach your choice carefully.last_img read more

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