The Travel Bug® That’s Traveled the Furthest* (*and is still traveling)

first_img SharePrint RelatedMAT – the Travel Bug® that TeachesSeptember 18, 2012In “Learn”The Teenage Travel Bug® MoverSeptember 19, 2012In “Community”Trackable Week Begins Monday!September 8, 2012In “Community”  Eine aktiver Travel Bug übertrifft alle anderen in der zurückgelegten Entfernung.Das ist die Geschichte des am weitesten gereisten aktiven TB in der Welt, Steves Geo–Rucksack und seines Eigentümers, Steve Kenny (clrtolnd). Mit (bis jetzt) 1,6 Millionen Meilen hat Steves Geo–Rucksack viel Erfahrung im Reisen. Steve hat den Vorteil, dass er Pilot bei einer Fluggesellschaft ist und somit viele Möglichkeiten hat, die Welt zu sehen.“Geocaching ist perfekt für Piloten, da wir während unserer Reisen Zeit für Zwischenstopps haben.” Der Name clrtolnd steht für “Bereit zur Landung“, eine positive Nachricht für Piloten und ein erstklassiges Zeichen für Travel Bugs um eifrig mehr Meilen zu sammeln.Steve nutzt für seinen TB die Technik des “Eintauchens” um seine persönliche Reisemeilen zu protokollieren. Dies bedeutet, er loggt den Besuch eines Geocaches mit seinem Travel Bug, lässt diesen jedoch in seinem Besitz, anstatt Ihn in den Geocache abzulegen. Seinen TB “eintauchen” lassen, kann man auch auf Geocaching.com wenn man einen Cache besucht. Man wählt unter dem Reiter “Trackables abgelegt?”, die Option ‘Besucht‘ aus, durch diese Auswahl bleibt der TB im Bestand des Geocachers. Der Begriff “persönliche Traveler” bezieht sich auf Travel Bugs wie Steves Geo–Rucksack, sie dienen der Nachverfolgung des Kilometerstand zwischen den besuchten Geocaches. Alternativ loggen auch einige Geocacher einen Travel Bug als “Besucht” ein, bevor Sie diesen an eine andere Person übergeben.UAL Family Travel Bug, one of clrtolnd’s Travel Bugs.Steve entdeckte Geocaching im August 2006, als er und seine Kollegen einen Zwischenaufenthalt in Frankfurt, Deutschland hatten.  Während der Wartezeit, erklärte der Flugkapitän clrtolnd das Hobby Geocaching. An dem Tag fanden Sie gemeinsam drei Traditional– und einen Multi–Cache — seit dem wurde aus Steve ein begeisterter Geocacher. Er hat sogar aus seinem Bruder, Flyingbug, in einen Geocaching–Enthusiasten verwandelt. “Wir haben beide Hunderte von Meilen zu Fuß sowie Tausende von Meilen in der Luft zurückgelegt. Er ist mein bester Caching–Kumpel” gesteht Steve.Nach ein paar Monate im Hobby Geocaching kaufte Steve ein paar Geocoins und einen Travel Bug um zu verfolgen, wie viele Meilen er in einem bestimmten Monat gereist ist. Er brachte den TB an seinen kleinen Rucksack (daher der Name Steves Geo–Rucksack) an und das Abenteuer begann.Steve loggt seinen TB nicht bei jedem Cache den er findet ein, aber er loggt mit Ihm im Allgemeinen einem Cache pro Ausflug. Manchmal verpasst er das Loggen oder er vergisst es, vor allem bei Reisen in der gleichen Region. “Wenn ich einen Cache in Dubai finde, nach Hause fliege und meine nächster Fund ist in Kuwait, dann verpasse ich in etwa 13.000 Meilen. Das geschieht jedes Jahr mehrere Male, aber ich versuche zu mindestens jedes Mal einen Cache zu suchen, wenn ich für mehr als 12 Stunden auf dem Boden bin.”Mit so vielen zurückgelegten Meilen seines TBs kann Steve viele Geocaching–Geschichten erzählen. Er erinnert sich liebevoll daran, wie er einen UAL–Familien–Travel Bug mit einem McDonald‘s 747 Spielzeug–Flugzeug erstellte und ihn im Victoria Peak in Hongkong ablegte. “Der erste Geocacher, welcher den Travel Bug aufnahm, war ein Air New Zealand 747 Pilot!”Steve’s geo-backpack Travel Bug has logged its way across the globe.[Der Travel Bug Steves Geo-Rucksack hat seinen Weg über den Globus abgebildet.]Steve und sein Travel Bug der “Geo–Rucksack” haben keine Pläne kürzer zu treten. “Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, meinen Geo–Rucksack in den Ruhestand zu schicken. Ich nehme Ihn fast überall mit hin, er enthält all mein Geo–Equipment.” Steves Geo–Kit enthält alles was er für das Geocaching benötigt, mit Ausnahme einer Zange oder einem scharfen Objekt – auch Piloten dürfen dies nicht auf Flügen mitnehmen. Trackable Week highlights a new story Monday through Sunday this week about creative ways to experience Trackables. Geocaching.com Trackables allow people to tag and track an item from location to location. Trackables typically come in three varieties, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® or Promotional Trackables like the “Find the Gecko,” Geico campaign. (Watch a video on Travel Bugs)See the bottom of this article for a place a share your Trackable stories, links to other Trackable stories and a limited time special offer for 10% or more on individual orders of Travel Bugs through Shop Geocaching and our International Retailers.Die Trackable–Woche präsentiert eine neue Geschichte jeweils von Montag bis Sonntag in dieser Woche um mehr über Trackables zu erfahren. Geocaching.com Trackables erlauben Leuten, einen Gegenstand zu markieren und diesen von Ort zu Ort zu verfolgen. Trackables kommen typischerweise in drei Varianten daher, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® oder Werbe–Trackables wie beispielsweise “Find the Gecko“, einer Kampagne von Geico. (Schau Dir ein Video über Travel Bugs an)Am Ende dieses Artikels findest Du Platz um Deine eigenen Trackable–Geschichten zu teilen, Links zu anderen Trackable–Storys zu setzen und Du findest ein Sonderangebot für einen begrenzten Zeitraum. Spare 10% oder mehr auf deine Bestellung von Travel Bugs im Shop von Geocaching.com und bei unseren internationalen Einzelhändlern.Steve’s Geo-BackpackSteve’s geo-backpack Travel Bug has logged its way across the globe.[Der Travel Bug Steves Geo-Rucksack hat seinen Weg über den Globus abgebildet.]One active Travel Bug has surpassed all others in its distance traveled.This is the story of the most–well–traveled active TB in the world, Steve‘s geo–backpack, and its owner, Steve Kenny (clrtolnd). With 1.6 million miles, and counting, Steve‘s geo–backpack has experienced some serious traveling. Steve has the advantage of being an airline pilot who has many opportunities to see the world.“Geocaching is perfect for pilots because during our travels, we have time to ourselves on our layovers.” The name clrtolnd stands for “clear to land,” a positive message for airline pilots, and an excellent sign for Travel Bugs that are eager to land more miles.clrtolnd at Burj Kalifa, Dubai, one of his many worldly travels.[Clrtolnd beim Burj Kalifa, Dubai, auf einer seiner zahlreichen weltweiten Reisen.]Steve uses the technique of “dipping” his TB to track his personal mileage. This means that he logs the Travel Bug at a geocache, but then keeps it in his possession rather than leaving it inside of the cache container. Dipping can be done on Geocaching.com by logging a cache and selecting the “Dropped off Any Trackables?” option, under which the option of “Visited” can be selected. By selecting “Visited,” the TB remains in the geocacher‘s inventory and is considered “dipped.” The term “personal traveler” refers to Travel Bugs like Steve‘s geo–backpack that are used for tracking the mileage between geocaches. Alternatively, some geocachers will dip a Travel Bug just before handing it off to another person.Steve first discovered geocaching in August 2006, when he and his colleagues were on a flight layover in Frankfurt, Germany.  While waiting, the flight captain introduced clrtolnd to the hobby of geocaching. That day, they successfully found three traditional geocaches and one multicache — Steve has been an avid geocacher ever since. He has even converted his brother, Flyingbug, into a geocaching enthusiast. “We both have but hundreds of miles on our shoes as well as the thousands of miles in the air. He is my favorite caching buddy,” admits Steve.A few months into geocaching, Steve purchased some coins and a Travel Bug in order to track how many miles he traveled in a given month. He clipped the TB to his small backpack (hence the name Steve‘s geo–backpack) and set off for adventure.Steve does not dip his TB in every cache that he finds, but he generally dips it in one cache per outing. Sometimes he misses out on logging miles, if he forgets to dip it between trips to the same region, “If I find a cache in Dubai, fly home, and my next find is in Kuwait, I failed to log more than 13,000 miles. That happens multiple times each year, but I attempt to find at least one cache each time that I have more than 12 hours on the ground.”With so many miles under his TB‘s belt, Steve has many geocaching stories to share. He fondly recalls a time that he made a UAL Family Travel Bug out of a McDonald‘s 747 toy–airplane and left it on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, “The first geocacher to pick it up was an Air New Zealand 747 pilot!”clrtolnd’s photo of his brother, Flyingbug at a find in West Virginia[Clrtolnd’s Foto von seinem Bruder, Flyingbug bei einem Fund in West Virginia]Steve and his geo–backpack Travel Bug have no plans to slow down. “I can‘t imagine retiring my geo–backpack. I take it almost everywhere that I carry my geo–essentials.” Steve’s geo–kit includes all of the geocaching necessities, except for pliers or a sharp object – even pilots aren‘t allowed to bring those on flights.center_img ADDITIONAL TRACKABLE STORIES:Zusätzliche Trackable Geschichten:Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win this rare and coveted Moun10bike Trackable.Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win a rare and coveted Moun10bike Trackable.Teile jetzt Deine Trackable–Geschichten mit anderen und habe die Chance auf diesem seltenen und begehrten Moun10Bike Trackable.Learn and share Trackable EtiquettePrüfe und schaue Dir die Trackable Etikette anShop Now to Find Trackable Week Discounts of 10% or MoreFinde jetzt Rabatte von 10% oder mehr während der Trackable-Woche(Für Trackables von teilnehmenden Anbietern)Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

7 Things to Consider When Shooting on Retro Film Stock

first_imgIn this interview, we talk with the filmmakers behind “1985” about the challenges they faced shooting on retro film stock.All images via 1985.Fresh off of its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2018, Yen Tan’s “1985” made a homecoming stop at the Dallas International Film Festival (where it took top prize in the festival’s Texas Narrative Competition). Director of Photography HutcH took a moment to chat about shooting “1985” on film stock (Kodak Double X Negative, to be exact — one of Kodak’s oldest still in production) and some helpful advice for all film stock filmmakers to consider.1. Do Your Research“When we were first starting out on this project, Yen Tan (the director) and I sat down and looked at a lot of different format options. We chose to shoot on Kodak Double X negative film, which is the oldest film stock still made to give our film a timeless aspect. The story and the characters are the most important part, not just the era, so we wanted to put all the focus on that aspect so the audience wouldn’t be distracted by the era.”“1985” is the story of a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Shot in black and white, the film’s star Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) becomes the focus as the film lures you in with a slow burn pace. The grain and contrast truly does make it feel timeless and relevant — rather than a time capsule of a particular time and place.2. Photography First“Before I ever shot a movie on film, I learned a lot from shooting still photography on reversal film stocks. Reversal film isn’t as forgiving as negative film, so you really have to nail the exposure. Since you are working with individual still frames, you are able to experiment with exposure on a frame by frame basis and really see how light reacts to the stock.”For HutcH, who has shot other films like Some Beasts and “Minor Setback,” shooting on film is more than just a stylistic preference. Learning to shoot still photography first is great advice for any aspiring filmmaker — even more so for those looking to go into cinematography and work with film in the future. It teaches you respect for the medium, as well as a detailed understanding of all the concepts and principles you’ll need later.3. Test as Much as Possible“We did extensive camera and film stock tests before we actually began production. With our processing turnaround, we knew we wouldn’t be getting dailies to review each day, so we had to be sure of our workflow and process from the very beginning.”This is especially true for those shooting on film for the first time — you should test everything from cameras to film stock to processing workflows. By the time you actually roll, as was the case with “1985,” you should know with 100% certainty how your footage will look in all types of environments and lighting conditions.4. Load Carefully“We had a pretty packed shooting schedule, which meant changing lots of film rolls often in short time frames. If you’re not careful and not loading in complete darkness, you can damage your film stock and ruin a whole day’s footage.”Loading film stock was another aspect HutcH learned to respect by getting started in photography. Trial and error is always a great way to learn anything, so messing up a load and ruining some film on a small photography shoot is a much better learning experience than doing so on an expensive film set.5. Dynamic Range“Most digital cameras today have 14 or more stops of dynamic range. Our film stock, however, had 3 stops — which is similar to an old VHS camcorder from the ’80s. This is what gives the film its stark appearance.”When making their film stock decision, HutcH and director Yen Tan wanted this vintage aesthetic. However, when shooting on old film stock, the decreased dynamic range creates a whole world of problems (or possibilities depending on how you look at it) with lighting and creating contrasts and grain in every shot.6. Embrace the Grain“We specifically chose the grainiest film stock that we could find. We knew there would be quite a bit of static camera work in the film, which can be difficult for modern audiences to embrace. Having a heavily textured image can subconsciously add motion through the dancing film grain that creeps into even the most static of shots to give viewers something to latch onto.”While HutcH and Yen Tan embraced the grain to help give their film its style and aesthetic, it also meant a lot of work for HutcH in post: cleaning up dust and scratches shot by shot and frame by frame, at times.7. Processing Timelines“We didn’t really have dailies per se; instead, our scanning process involved sending in our reels to a cinelab in Boston, who used a 4K HDR scanner before sending us back footage in batches for us to review and edit. We’d get footage back about once a week, so instead of having dailies, we had weeklies.”The process of sending footage off to be scanned and processed shouldn’t come as a surprise for those who have worked with film stock before, but if you’re just starting off and deciding between film and digital, you’re going to have a rude awakening if you’re used to reviewing footage right away. The scanning process is far from quick, easy, or cheap.To find out more about “1985,” you can follow the film at its website here. For more filmmaking tips and tricks, check out these articles.5 Tips for Shooting a Period Film on a Tight BudgetFilmmaking Advice: Why You Should Consider Shooting in Black and White7 Indie Filmmaking Tips for Shooting Day for NightEverything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About FilmAdding Film Grain Overlays | PremiumBeat.comlast_img read more

Lionel Messi hits 600 goals with a brace as Barca beats Liverpool 3-0

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “It is not over because we are going to a ground that is very difficult, with lots of history, that presses rivals, but we are happy with today’s game,” Messi said. “This is the critical moment, the best moment, and we have to be more united than ever. At the start of the year we said we would do this together.”Messi’s double also took his overall tally for the season to 48 goals and his Champions League-leading tally to 12 this campaign.It was a bitter loss for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, which is trying to reach consecutive European finals after losing last year’s decider to Real Madrid.Even though striker Roberto Firmino was only fit enough for the final 12 minutes, Liverpool dominated long stretches of the match but failed to finish its chances.“I think that it was the best we have played in the Champions League, including last year,” Klopp said. “We had good chances and caused them real trouble. The problem is that we didn’t score a goal.”ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte That was when Messi settled the match.“We played their game, at their physically demanding pace,” Messi said. “We aren’t used to that. We like having possession of the ball. We were exhausted, but that’s what the match demanded.”Messi’s first goal came with a bit of luck after Suárez kneed a volley against the bar and the ball fell straight to Messi, who chested it down and tapped it into an empty net.The second was spectacular. After he was fouled by Fabinho well outside the area, Messi struck a swerving, left-foot strike past a diving Alisson and into the corner of the net.“We know what Messi can do but he does not stop surprising us,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “He has made the difference again and pushed us to victory.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss On Tuesday, Ajax won 1-0 at Tottenham in the other semifinal.Barcelona has already clinched the Spanish league title, leaving it free to fully focus on the second leg while it aims for a rare treble of titles.Liverpool doesn’t have that same luxury, being in a race with Manchester City for the Premier League. It trails City by one point and visits Newcastle on Saturday.The speed of Salah and Sadio Mané caused Barcelona problems throughout and a flurry of jitters in its backline.But Messi was a force at the other end, making Liverpool’s defense bend and almost break on his solo runs until it finally gave way in the final minutes.“He was unstoppable,” Klopp said.When a lull in the action came after a frantic start, Barcelona found a way through to break the deadlock.Defender Jordi Alba sent a perfectly weighted long pass that was reminiscent of the best assists of former Barcelona great Xavi Hernández. The ball skipped past a backtracking Virgil Dan Dijk and met the run of Suárez, who slid and used the tip of his right boot to tuck the ball home.Liverpool pressed Barcelona into its area after halftime and succeeded in the rarest of football feats: taking the ball away from Barcelona.James Milner and Salah drew the saves from Marc -Andre ter Stegen just after the restart. Milner then wasted a golden opportunity when he fired into Teg Stegen’s arms. His double and Luis Suárez’ early goal against his former club gave Barcelona a commanding 3-0 win in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.Messi has won the Champions League four times but his hunger to restore Barcelona as the best club team on the continent was evident against Liverpool, when he had to almost singlehandedly quash a ferocious comeback attempt by the visitors after Suárez’ 26th-minute opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMessi doubled the lead from a rebound with 15 minutes left and followed that up by curling in a perfectly struck free kick in the 82nd.Mohamed Salah nearly scored a valuable away goal for Liverpool to take back to next week’s return leg at Anfield when he hit the post late. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Champions League semifinal, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)BARCELONA, Spain— Facing its toughest opponent of the season, Barcelona once again turned to Lionel Messi to move the team within one step of reaching its first Champions League final in four seasons.Messi scored his 599th and 600th goals for Barcelona to subdue a Liverpool lineup that had outplayed the hosts for long stretches at Camp Nou on Wednesday but finally succumbed to the Argentine’s mastery.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess More than just Lillard: Team effort helps Trail Blazers level playoff series vs Nuggets View commentslast_img read more