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    Toland ASC Digital Assistant Is Ultimate Tool for Cinematographers

    Designed by Chemical Wedding in association with the American Society of Cinematographers, the Toland ASC Digital Assistant is an interactive rendering of the depth of field and field of view charts from the ASC Manual.

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    Introduction to Video Editing For Newbies

    So you wanna be an editor, huh? Anyone can do it these days (or so they say). You’re only in charge of the story, the music, the rhythm, the pace, shaping the actors’ performances, and often re-writing the script. Cool with handling all of that?

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    Social Media for Actors: Foursquare

    How is this specifically helpful for actors? Well, on the most surface level, it can make networking easier.

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    A Clip That Keeps Your Camera Close

    If you have a great idea for a shot that takes place outside the safe environs of your everyday life, Peak Design’s line of camera clips can help ensure that your shooter will survive the trip.

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    Oh, What a Tangled Web

    There seem to be a never-ending number of websites claiming that theirs is the best place for actors to post their pictures and résumés for casting folk to take a gander at.

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    Virtual Auditions: Future or Fad?

    More casting directors are using video submissions, but the real deal still matters most.

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    Windows 8 Phone Makes Microsoft Mobile-Cool

    Apple and Android have been duking it out for a while now on the smartphone front, with the fierce partisans on neither side willing to cede much ground. But they may have to now that Windows Phone 8 is on the scene.

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    Is It Time for a Tablet?

    Whenever some shiny new tech gadget gets released, I involuntarily covet it.  But do I really need it? Are they worth the money? Can you deduct the expense? At least part of it, for sure.

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    New BlackBerry Devices Are Slightly Behind

    The big problem is apps. Whereas all the other platforms have had years to build up their libraries and develop intense followings, BlackBerry is starting from scratch in more ways than one.

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    When Computers Crash

    All is not lost, however, even if you haven't backed up. When your computer crashes, some data, if not all, may be recoverable without going to an expensive data-recovery company.