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Category Archives: Entertainment

Learning musical Instrument

There are different types of musical instruments in the world. Guitar is one such instrument that is played in the bands and in the recording studios. You can easily play any type of music by the help of this instrument. Many people think that it is difficult to learn the subject. It is not a true fact. Learning Guitar is simple and easy. Only you need the right teacher to guide you in the proper direction.

There are many people, who have learnt to play this musical instrument and they know how to compose songs and music as well. However, a huge amount of patience, time, practice, as well as perseverance is required to master this instrument. One must be serious while learning the subject to get good results. A huge amount of commitment is required for the job, so being serious is essential during the time of learning.

Learning Guitar is a great fun as you get the scope to enjoy endless fun. Music is something that gives you pleasure and satisfaction. The more you learn, the more you are lost into the world of music that gives you the divine pleasure. There are many musicians and vocalists in the world who have earned a good name as well as fame by contributing their piece of talent to the world of music. Learning Guitar may be a difficult task at the beginning, but slowly and slowly one can become a proficient player of the instrument. If you are a good learner, then you can learn many things faster and soon join a band. You can also play this instrument if you love to play in your leisure time.

If you are planning to learn the subject, there are many options open to you. The knowledge of the notes, chords as well as the scales is important. That is why, it is not possible to learn the subject of your own. There are many things to learn and these days the basic idea can be generated from the internet. The internet provides many information related to the scales and notes from where the basic idea can be derived.

The instructions are easy to follow and there are many people, who have learned the subject online. Online lessons provide huge amount of resource to learn and one can be a good musician with the pace of time. The websites present on the internet provide detailed idea about the instrument and can teach a person with videos as well.

Your sincerity and patience will pay one day and you can become a good band artist or a recording specialist. You can earn a lot by being a good guitarist and that day is not too far. Pay attention to your lessons at musical instrument tuition centre and you will be rewarded one day.

Types of Re-Voicing

So you’ve got video that you need translated into another language, and you don’t want to rely on subtitles. That means it’s time to hire a localization service to produce a new audio track in your desired language. But what kind of re-voicing do you choose? There are 4 general methods of re-voicing video, and each one has its specific advantages and uses.

Off-Screen Voice-Over

This form of voice-over is used for videos where no speaker appears on screen, and an off-screen narrator describes the actions or content being displayed. Even though this form of re-voicing doesn’t require audio to be synchronized with an on-screen speaker, the audio still has to be timed to the events and words in the video. This kind of audio replacement is most often used in instructional videos, promotional material, and demo reels, where the video content is the main focus.

UN-Style Voice-Over

UN-style voice-over is the kind of audio replacement that you see used on news broadcasts. One to two seconds after the person on-screen starts speaking on the video’s original language track (which plays 20% below standard volume), another voice speaking the desired second language begins reciting the translation of their words. Aside from news shows, this type of re-voicing is often used in documentaries, live interviews, and other videos where the original speaker’s voice needs to be at least partially preserved.

Voice Replacement

This type of re-voicing is done when the original language audio needs to be entirely replaced, and the translation of the spoken words needs to be absolutely accurate. Unlike lip-sync dubbing (see below), this method of voice-over replaces an on-screen speaker’s audio with a foreign language translation beginning and ending at the same time as the original speaker’s words. Unlike lip-syncing, however, voice replacement forgoes matching the on-screen speaker’s lip flaps, or timing the audio exactly to the frame rate, in order to translate the meaning of the spoken words as accurately and clearly as possible. For instructional material, corporate videos, and other material where preserving the full, original meaning of the words is paramount, this is the ideal choice.

Lip-Sync Dubbing

The second method of completely replacing an on-screen speaker’s words with a new language track, lip-sync dubbing’s aim is to match the spoken translation to the movement of the original speaker’s mouth movements, or lip flaps, as closely as possible. When replacing the audio of a TV show, movie, web show, or other piece of video content where it’s more important to maintain the appearance of characters speaking than it is to keep absolute fidelity to the original meaning, lip-sync dubbing is the go-to choice.

What kind of video content you need translated and what kind of effect you want the new audio track to have should determine what audio dubbing option you should choose. If you’re not sure which kind of re-voicing will best meet your needs, speak with an audio professional at the studio where you are working and get their expert opinion.

Choosing the Right Music for the wedding entertainment

Are you engaged and preparing for the upcoming wedding? I am sure, how to arrange for the wedding entertainment must be on your mind. After all, wedding is one of the most special events in one’s life and there should be no stone unturned to make it the most memorable one. It is not easy to manage a wedding party, as a lot of things need to be considered. Wedding entertainment is the most essential thing that needs to be managed and music is an integral part of entertainment for any occasion. Music plays a big role in every couple’s wedding day, from the first dance to the floor fillers, it’s important you choose the right music. Without music, every party or occasion is incomplete. Isn’t it? Music adds the charm to any occasion, and to make an impression in every guest’s mind, an expert needs to be in charge. You’ll want to get your wedding music spot on, and entertain your guests to make it a day for them to remember too. And, who can be better that an expert and profound violinist to set the right mood.

It is your special day and therefore, the wedding music should not be less than perfect. Select an artist, who just will not play music but touch the chords of every guest’s heart. Remember, every person is different and so is their taste. Whether you are planning an indoor or outdoor ceremony, choose music that reflects your taste and personality. Select any style of music you wish, from classical, to waltzes, standards or popular music. But, whatever you choose, the music played should be heartfelt.

A good music played on a violin can definitely set the mood of every one present and make the occasion a memorable one. However, it is important that you choose for right artist. Options can be many but to choose the right wedding violinist is the key. Your music will help set the mood for your event whether you are planning an intimate beach wedding or an extravagant event. Selections may include classical, romantic, popular, inspirational, jazz, love songs and traditional music. A right artist will accommodate most special requests that you or your family may have. These may include some of your personal favorites or selections to fit a particular theme. This artistic ability, combined with perfect timing and flawless execution by a professionally trained violinist will ensure a memorable and perfect occasion.

So, go ahead, capture the moments and make the event remembered forever by choosing the best wedding violinist..

Evolution of subtitles in television and film

Since film was developed, filmmakers and distributors have been developing methods to make movies, television shows, and instructional videos available to audiences in multiple languages. One of the most reliable localization methods is the use of subtitles, text versions of the audio translation that are projected onto the screen alongside the moving pictures and original audio. Quicker and less expensive than audio dubbing, subtitles are still an incredibly popular way to make video content understandable to audiences across the world, and the methods for creating them have developed alongside advancements in film and video technology.

The Silent Film Era – Intertitles

The direct ancestors of the modern film and television subtitle are the intertitles that were used in silent films. Intertitles were full-screen pieces of written dialogue or exposition that were filmed and then inserted between scenes. Before the creation of technology that would allow text to be added directly to a film reel, this method allowed filmmakers to explain to the audience what was happening in their audio-less movies. Intertitles made localizing films incredibly easy – new intertitles in different languages could be created and inserted into the film, or a speaker in the theater could translate dialogue aloud for the audience.

Talkies and the First Subtitles

When Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer became the first movie to feature actual recorded dialogue, the need for intertitles disappeared. But “talkies” presented a new problem – now that movies all had integrated audio, how could they be translated into other languages? While “dubbing” audio into a different language was an option, the process for doing so was complex and often prohibitively expensive. As such, distributors and studios started using the much simpler and more cost effective method of adding translated text, or “subtitles,” onto the film print itself.

Several different methods for adding subtitles to film were created. These methods ranged from syncing a separate length of film with the movie and projecting them both at the same time, to stamping the emulsion layer, and even in some cases burning the subtitles directly onto the film. The results of these early methods were sometimes erratic, but they still created an easy way for films to be seen and appreciated by viewers around the world.

Subtitling for Television

After talkies, the next great movie innovation came from television. Many of the subtitling methods that worked in cinemas did not translate into television’s smaller format, which would condense the text to a size too small and blurry to be properly read. With the creation of broadcast television, new methods of integrating subtitles with existing film and broadcasting both electronically were needed.

One of the first methods to be developed involved typing the subtitle text on paper, photographing it, and then scanning the negatives into a machine where the film and the text could be matched together. Eventually, advances in technology streamlined this process to the point where a punch card feeding system could be used, taking away the need to photograph and scan the subtitles. This allowed subtitles for television to be created much faster, though the system was still sometimes unreliable, with the punch cards occasionally jamming or feeding too quickly.

The technology that allowed for the electronic broadcasting of caption boxes was created around the same time. While caption box generators were more reliable, they were also more expensive and cumbersome to use, making them inefficient for subtitling large amounts of material.

The Modern Digital Subtitle

New technologies for subtitling continued to be created over the course of the 20th century, making the process quicker, less expensive, and more reliable than the earlier methods. These advancements included such developments as laser-printed subtitles, which replaced the older methods of stamping or burning the emulsion layer of a film print.

Eventually, developments in subtitling technology led to the creation of the modern digital subtitle. Digital subtitles can be added directly into a video file (hard subtitles), included as a part of a video file that can be turned on and off at the player’s whims (soft subtitles), or included in a separate file that can be played at the same time as a video file through a player such as VLC (external subtitles),

Because of the formatting flexibility and the ease with which they can be created (unlike old methods, they don’t require expensive equipment and know-how), digital subtitles have opened up a new world for making video material available in multiple languages cheaply and effectively. The services of subtitling companies are no longer something that only major studios can afford. Now business videos, educational tutorials, and even indie movie projects can easily be made available to an international audience.

The negative effects of celebrity influence on society

According to the surveys conducted, around 77% of Americans believe that celebrities have extreme influences on the youth and even more on young girls. The effect is evident in their appearances and attitudes. According to a poll participant who was a first grade teacher, observed that on many occasions she had noticed her students singing suggestive song lyrics, using derogatory language, and even flirt with each other. The celebrities tend to create impossible standards of beauty, making more and more young adults feel less confident, more angrier, and even more dissatisfied with their looks. This can’t all be after all be blamed on the media, but with celebrities becoming thinner and thinner, a lot of youth’s self-confidence is lost and images of television stars or models get connected to body displeasure. Such celebrity news today causes worry about the influence on the youth. Celebrities must be at a safe weight to insure their health, which is for one benefiting themselves and affecting their weight that influences their younger viewers.

Celebrities seem to be having a negative impact on the looks and personalities of fans. They also seem to influence greatly their health. With movie stars like Kate Moss taking insane amounts of drugs, Amy Winehouse checking in the rehab time and again, and the movie stars lighting up their cigarettes on screen, there definitely has been some effect on their admirers. Celebrities tend to glamorize smoking in media and setting an example for all the supporters everywhere making it seem okay to smoke. Pop culture artist need to support a drug free program. Stars must make it a goal to refrain from using drugs and drinking alcohol because it sends a message to fans that a life of drugs and alcohol is the way to live.

Celebrities must change the way they act and the way they are perceived by the young viewers. Their actions are more effective on us on a high degree that many people believe they have. With celebrity news today showcasing every move and with every minute habit observed under a magnifying glass. Making it seem like the youth today is at the risk at large in general.

The Story of The Dinoterra

Paddle Pop is the friendly king of the lion kingdom. Chosen to carry the burden of saving the world, he has committed himself to stopping at nothing until he achieves just that. So alongside his agile best friend, Leena, the wise Professor Higgabottom and other patriots of good, he has to venture through time and stop the evil alliance of the Shadow Master and Queen Felina.

The queen of the white tiger clan, Felina, seeks revenge from the lion kingdom for depriving her clan of all the good parts of the land. When her daughter proposes that they ask the lions to help them back onto the territory they were forced out of, she refuses boldly. While explaining the importance of getting revenge and re-instilling the dignity of the clan, the ever-persuasive Shadow Master appears from the shadows of her castle.

He doesn’t have to break a sweat to convince her to pursue her revenge immediately. What’s in it for him, you might wonder? Well, like many other villains in comic books, by helping Queen Felina defeat Paddle Pop and the lion kingdom, the Shadow Master is hoping to expand his evil powers and ultimately take over the world. Whether or not he plans to keep the queen of the white tiger clan beside him when that happens is something you don’t want to find out.

The only way to get enough power to go against the lions is to travel to the past and acquire the three mystical Dino Crystals.

As the queen, Felina possesses the powers (which were invested in the white tiger clan) to release the 12 Frozen Beads of Time. When unfrozen, these beads create a time portal. The Shadow Master knows this very well. This is why he stirs Felina’s anger and reminds her of her power to travel to the past and possibly retrieve the Dino Crystals that will give them the power they need to conquer their enemies.

When she finally gives in to her overwhelming desire to get revenge, Felina releases the 12 Frozen Beads of Time, and together with the Shadow Master they venture into the ancient time of dinosaurs in search of the 3 Dino Crystals.

Watch the Dinoterra videos or play the Paddle Pop games online to join in on this fascinating adventure.

Entertaining the kids with a live Theatre show

Children thrive on fun and adventure. For a child, there is nothing worse than being cooped up in the house all weekend or over school holidays. Unfortunately, you may feel like you’ve taken your kids to every museum, zoo, playground and child-friendly restaurant in town a thousand times over. When winter hits, the situation is even worse as outings are limited to the movies, restaurants and other indoor activities. However, there is one activity that is quite often overlooked, mainly due to lack of knowledge, and that is live theatre.

Many people don’t consider going to a live theatre show because we are so bombarded with other forms of entertainment. The advent of multi-channel TV stations means that our kids can spend hours, even days glued to the screen. Nowadays, you will be waging war with your children if you try to pry a video game controller out of their hands. If you find that you’re stuck on ways to entertain your kids that doesn’t involve their eyes turning into squares, here’s why you should consider live theatre shows:

Variety: When you do your research, you will find that there are actually a wide range of shows that are showing in your city throughout the year. There will usually be something that caters to all ages, be it a musical for the song-and-dance lovers, a reenactment of a classic Disney fairytales for the younger ones, a ballet or ice-skating special for all ages, a comedy for older kids and much more! The fact is, irrespective of how old your children are there is something for everyone. Find out about the various theatres that are open in your city and what kind of shows they have to offer. In most cities there are specialized children’s theatres that perform shows that appeal to a younger audience.

Edutainment: Not all live theatre shows are purely for entertainment purposes! Depending on the type of show that you are seeing, your children can learn a range of valuable lessons on life, relationships, manners and friendships. Not only do they learn life skills but live theatre promotes self-confidence and amiability, which are wonderful lessons for your little ones to take away.

Entertainment and Bonding: Let’s not forget about one of the best reasons to take your kids to a live theatre show – the entertainment factor. Attending the theatre is a good day or night out for the whole family. You can all be whisked away to a magical world, engrossed in a riveting story that you can gasp and chatter about for days to come. These kind of memories are far more valuable than staying glued to a TV screen or pottering away in your respective rooms. A theatre show is something that the whole family can enjoy!

Once you have exposed your kids to the pure enjoyment of live theatre, you can chat to them about upcoming shows and ask them what they would like to see. Some theatres will have membership options, whereby you can purchase a year’s membership and pay a lower cost for tickets. If you don’t wish to limit yourself and your kids to one theatre, you can simply sign up for the newsletter and keep an eye on your local deals website for fabulous discounts and group packages on upcoming theatre performances.

Competitive Dance Classes Toronto

Dance is an ancient art which is known for entertainment. It’s one of the best ways to refresh worse mood at any time any where. Dancing is a ways to express your feelings and emotion towards others. Now a day, it is famous around the world based on different categories and types. Today people are getting attraction in larger number. It’s not only an art but also gives huge platform to large number of people in proving their talent. By having this talent you can get its uncountable benefits likewise maintain your body figure. So, if you are going through this article, and are thinking about Competitive Dance Classes in Toronto. Then this article is for you.

One perfect dancing class is available for you since twelve years with its proven track record. Have you heard about Tha Spot Dance Centre which is a leading dance training center for both men and women for all age level? Tha Spot Dance Centre is one of the best dance training centers which bring more than twelve years of experience in Toronto. It offers both recreational and competitive dance classes under highly qualified professional dance training faculty. So, if you are getting confused which one is best for you? There is nothing to get worried! You can trust on Tha Spot Dance Centre which is running since twelve successful years.

It not only offer dance training to its student but also give them opportunity to prove his/her talent in different dance competition shows/events. Its dancers have much experience in dancing world. They have work at many shows/venues and have performed in television/movies like Pop It Kids, Summer Rush, Corso Italia Festival, The Bell Mobility Gala, Canada’s Wonderland, Portugal Day at Bellwood’s Park and a Tap performance on The Bravo. Because of hard working and sufficient training, its dancers take part in large number of competition throughout the year. Its different dancing services include Duets, Solos, Group productions in Jazz, Trios, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro etc.

So, if you are thinking to be a part of such a great dance training industries. There is nothing to worry? You can get in touch with Tha Spot Dance Centre Dance Classes within a minute on 416-516-3041 OR Visit http://www.thaspotdancecentre.com/.

Way Selecting the best Bend Event Rental

If you are planning for an event there are many things you have to think about before the event. It can be large or small that depends on the organizer. However, there are so many things to plan, schedule, and put into practice that you require to stay on top of things to ensure everything goes off a planned. Before hiring a good and efficient event management company, you need to check out everything regarding your requirements.

A good and efficient program organizer can make many things easier on party planners. This is the reason, this is very important for party planners to not rush their decision in hiring rental company. Truly, these rental companies can not only provide you with all the decor items you need, they can also take the stress of the planner by helping to set up outdoor party tents, canopies and other party decor items.

Significant tips on selecting the right event rental company:

Since these rental companies offer a diverse amount of party supplies, they are used for different type of events. So whether you are planning a wedding, graduation ceremony, birthday party, corporate event, award function they are your go to option to make your event a reality.

So before you go out and hire Bend event rentals, there are some things that you can’t overlook. So you have to consider the following points before hiring an event rental company.

Track record of service:

Keep in mind that, maintain a track record of service of everything of your service provider. This is very important that the last thing you want to happen on the day of an important event to have your service providers not live up to their agreement with you. You cannot afford for the company to be late or make mistakes when setting up your tent and other decorations. This is the reason, some important to take a look at a company’s track record of service. Read reviews and see what previous clients have to say before you hire an event company.

Service charge or rates:

Of course, rates will factor into your decision. Try to hire an event management company within your budget. Don’t hire someone who based on price alone. If it costs you a few extra bucks to get the extra service you need, it may be worth it to endure the day is as stress free as possible.

Service offerings:

Outside of providing the event text and canopy, you also want to use a company that can offer additional services. The fewer companies that you have to work with, the easier it will be to plan the event. So look for the event companies that also offer services such as chairs, tables, portable toilets, glassware, cutlet and other items that you will need for the event.

Custom services:

You need your event rentals to be flexible. So you should look for a bend Oregon event rentals that will to work with you if you have custom requests.

Ideas for Company Event

Teamwork is really important for a company to run efficiently without any hitch. But, many companies forget to do a team-building activity, and instead, conduct one meeting after the other for motivating the employees. Through such meetings, there is a very rare possibility that the employees would take much interest. Many employers are scared that the productivity would come down; this is absolutely a false thought. Actually, such company events when conducted with precision including fun events would increase employee productivity. According to a few surveys conducted, it is reported that, in reality, employees feel rejuvenated to start afresh the next day after such events. Employers do not have to worry about how to conduct such events.

There are a lot event management companies and individuals, who for a minimum charge organize such events. If not interested to hire an event organizer, then here are a few ideas to conduct such events.

Ideas for Company Events

  • Conduct Indoor Games. An indoor sports arena can be rented out and some indoor games like chess and carom can be conducted and awards can be given to the winners. This would boost the confidence level of employees.
  • Set up Potluck Picnic. A barbeque can be set in the office terrace or parking lot and invite the employees to attend. This can be made as a potluck too, where each one can bring a fresh homemade dish which can be shared among all employees.
  • Invite a Keynote or Motivational Speaker. A keynote speaker or a motivational speaker can be invited, who would speak as well as perform something special for the audience followed by a lunch or dinner.
  • Play Fun Games. Fun games like “Truth or False”, “Hot or cold”, etc. can be organized in the office premises.
  • Give Back to the Community. An event can be organized where the team can join along with NGOs and conduct fundraising gala for a charitable cause. This is like creating an opportunity for the employees to give back to the society.
  • Conduct Outdoor Activity. Outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, skiing, horse riding, trekking, etc. can be arranged as a one-day picnic event. Even families of employees can be invited to take part in such events. This actually gives the employees to bond with their families too, as they may not be able to give much family-time in their tight schedule.
  • Arrange a Mime Show. A mime show can be arranged, where the artist can act out a corporate message to the employees.
  • Make them Guess the Price. If it is a product launch event, then the employees can be made to guess the price of the product that is being launched and a prize can be given for the right answer or for an approximate answer.

These are a few company event ideas which can be incorporated during a fun event.