Blogs

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One Clip of Superstorm Sandy

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Mar 28, 2013 BY Administrator
“…For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the...
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Mercury (No Longer) Rising

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Feb 14, 2012 BY Christine York
Over the last year, the Environmental Protection Agency worked hard to pass regulations for coal-burning power plants to limit the emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants into our air, water, and food. A set of regulations called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants, which the EPA developed through extensive research over the last 20 years as a part of the Clean...
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Effective Chroma Key Shots

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Nov 17, 2011 BY Administrator
Chroma keying compositing is a technique in which two images are layered together. A color range in the top layer is made transparent, revealing the layer below it. You might have heard of it as just “special effects,” but it’s one of the video industry’s techniques that allow a meteorologist to read off of a map or place an actor into a land of fantasy. During a previous project, our team at...
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American Humane Association Honors Vets, Service Dogs This Veterans Day

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Nov 10, 2011 BY Eric Gravley
As Veterans Day 2011 approaches American Humane Association organized a Capitol Hill Event November 7, 2011, a Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash to honor human and canine veterans alike and also to highlight the first ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards show, hosted by television star Carson Kressley, which will air November 11, Veterans Day, on the Hallmark Channel 8pm...
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Mind the Gap

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Nov 02, 2011 BY Administrator
Pew Environment Group, a sector of the Pew Charitable Trusts, recently released a new analysis titled “Mind the Gap: An Analysis of the Mediterranean Bluefin Trade,” which investigates the effectiveness of catch limits for Mediterranean bluefin tuna set by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT). The analysis determined that in 2008, the amount of eastern...
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Celebrating Forty Years of Progress

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Oct 28, 2011 BY Administrator
If you have ever driven in a car with an air bag, you have Public Citizen to thank for the protection it provides. For 40 years Public Citizen has served as the people’s voice in Washington, D.C. Corporations, entrenched private interests and their public enablers may object, but Public Citizen uses the power of citizens exercising democratic rights to effect change that benefits everyone in...
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NRDC Action Fund

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Mar 18, 2011 BY Administrator
Earlier this week, we headed over to NRDC Action Fund to work with their Communications Director, Matt Howes, to produce a short call to action video urging constituents to call their Representatives to stop Congress from taking away the EPA's ability to enforce the Clean Air Act. Shooting HD on our Panasonic HPX-500, we interviewed Jamie Consuegra, a climate advocate with the NRDC Action Fund...
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Terra Drobo

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Feb 17, 2011 BY Eric Gravley
In January, Planet Vox acquired a cool new data storage appliance called the Drobo FS to provide network accessibility and RAID-protecton to all of our project and design files. The Drobo has the speed to allow any users of our four edit systems to edit HD video stored on the Drobo over the Planet Vox CAT-6 gigabit network. The Drobo has 5 bays and we filled them with 2-Terabyte (2TB) drives,...
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How To Spur Creativity

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Feb 09, 2011 BY Administrator
One of the strengths of Planet Vox is our ability to let the imagination run wild before executing the ideas technically. Our brainstorming sessions are a bit like a dog chasing after its tail; playful and determined to snatch it, but sometimes you're just running in circles, a tale chasing after the dog. Here's our philosophy, sometimes you have to run through the bad ideas to find and...