Usher applauds for each individual graduate

first_imgRobbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Linkedin Facebook I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printIt was a small gesture meant to make sure every graduate who crossed the stage of the Schollmeier Arena during Saturday’s commencement did so to applause – but it touched the heart of a Reddit user and thousands of others. “I told him jokingly no one in the whole stadium was clapping more than him,” the user wrote. The staff member smiled and then responded to the user. “Hey man, lot of these kids ain’t got nobody to support them. I never had anyone to support me, so I’m gonna make sure all these kids got somebody to support them and what they’ve done, even if it’s just me,” he said. He is Andrew Thomas, a retired Fort Worth city worker who works for Stadium People, an Irving-based event staffing firm that handles large events held at TCU. By Tuesday, more than 300 comments had been posted.Thomas has been working events at TCU for the past school year – including both winter and spring commencement ceremonies. He said his motivation for this gesture came from his daughter. “She said ‘Daddy make sure you clap for everybody because you never know what a kid has done to get to that point.’” Andrew ThomasThomas said his daughter, who graduated from Prarie View A&M with a communications degree in 2015, talked about classmates who did not have family support and were homeless during their college years. She told him about students who couch-surfed and lived out of their cars. Thomas said he and his daughter would cook for the less fortunate students. “She keeps me conscious that you never know what each kid did to get there to get to that point and they need to be congratulated for it,” Thomas said. “Most of the kids did it on their own, so I had to clap for them. The Reddit post has received nearly 40,000 views in four days and is 96 percent upvoted. “I’m up in the air because I didn’t know I was doing anything that was noticeable to anyone,” Thomas said. “The overall support that I’ve gotten from not only my family but every other people- everywhere I go it’s like I’m a celebrity, but I’m a nobody. I’m just enjoying the moment.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Previous articleAir Force ROTC’s year in a glanceNext articleSewo Olonilua arrested on felony drug charge Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Andrew Thomas was inspired by his daughter to applaud for each graduate. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Robbie Vaglio + posts Facebook ReddIt Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Snow temporarily stepping down as honors deanlast_img read more

How the CFPB is Helping Homeowners Struggling with Payments

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago How the CFPB is Helping Homeowners Struggling with Payments Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: CARES act CFBP COVID-19 Forbearance Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The pandemic, along with the economic downturn it has caused, leaves homeowners across the country struggling to meet their mortgage payments. This has put more pressure on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to find ways of helping homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19.At this year’s MBA Convention and Expo, Kathy Kraninger, director of the CFPB responded to questions posed by Susan Stewart, 2021 MBA chairman and CEO of SWBC Mortgage. One of the biggest topics of discussion that Kraninger addressed was how the CFPB is taking measures to inform the public about what they can do if they are having trouble making their home loan payments.“It starts first and foremost with the flexibilities that the CARES Act provided,” Kraninger said. “Congress and the administration acted very swiftly in that process. And we also move swiftly from the Bureau’s standpoint, in getting that information out.”Kraninger discussed how the CFPB made informative materials like videos and blogs available online to inform the public, including videos in both English and Spanish. Much of this content focused on “what the CARES Act mortgage forbearance program was,” so that those struggling to make their home loan payments could understand their options. The videos and blogs have already reached 4 million people, according to Kraninger.“We really are reaching people,” Kraninger said. “We still know there are more people to reach as well, so we’re engaging with the mortgage servicing consortium” as well as the Urban Institute.The messaging that CFPB has put out is particularly meant to inform “individuals who have not yet extended their CARES Act forbearance” or those who have not applied but may still qualify. “You have an option here to actually stay in your home,” Kraninger said. “And that’s certainly an important message, recognizing the impacts of the pandemic.”As the CEO of a servicer, Stewart said that this is the kind of information the public needs to know.“One of the things that we now all grappling with is to make sure people know that, go ahead and be in contact,” Stewart said. “It’s better to make the call and ask for help and explain your circumstances and extend or do what you need to do.”Aside from getting forbearance information out to the public, Stewart also asked Kraninger about the CFPB’s release of a proposal for a new category of “Seasoned” Qualified Mortgage (QM).“We believe that a pricing threshold is a more holistic measure of an individual’s ability to repay than DTI [Debt-to-Income Ratio] alone,” Kraninger said. “We also knew that the 43% DTI– if that were strictly put in place, and strictly followed without the Patch [Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) Patch] as a valve to let off some of that steam–would really preclude access to credit and really reduce the pay for many people”On the same day that Kraninger spoke at the virtual conference, the CFPB announced that it would be extending the GSE Patch.Looking ahead, Stewart asked Kraninger about what may happen beyond the pandemic when borrowers begin to exit the CARES Act and other loan forbearance programs and whether or not the CFPB monitor for any particular risk to consumers in the post-pandemic future.Kraninger said that the CFPB would do just that. She said the Bureau would continue to talk to servicers about what challenges they are facing and what they’re hearing from consumers. Kraninger said doing this will help with “figuring out a level playing field, figuring out issues happening across the market.” About Author: Cristin Espinosa Home / Daily Dose / How the CFPB is Helping Homeowners Struggling with Payments Related Articles October 20, 2020 1,278 Views center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe CARES act CFBP COVID-19 Forbearance 2020-10-20 Cristin Espinosa Previous: Delinquency Rate Doubles Great Recession Peak Next: Industry Leaders Address Racial Inequalities, Refi Fees, and Technology Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

Everyone wins at Riviera Sports Day

first_imgSukanya Gale leads the Riviera Group team in the march past.Runners give it their all.The heart stopping finish to the relay.The Riviera Revue entertained the spectators during the opening ceremony.Ubonjitr Thamchop (Min), organiser extraordinaire, worked very hard to help make this one of the best sports days ever.The Tug-o-war separated the men from the boys.The Riviera football team celebrate winning the champion’s trophy.Winston Gale proudly holds onto the Champion’s Trophy.Sarah Osbourne James presents the silver medal to Austin Gale.Sarah Osbourne-James presented a prize to the winner. In second and third place were Austin and Toby Gale.Peter Malhotra (Pattaya Mail) presented medals to the winners of the men’s and women’s 3000 metres marathon.Winston presents a winner’s prize to the WSP team.Sukanya Gale (right) presents a raffle prize to the lucky winner.The women’s volleyball matches were fast and furious.The football match was exciting and fast paced.Time to party. Singing and dancing to the sounds of the live band.Everyone wins at The Riviera Group Sports Day. The Junior race saw a throng of young runners compete which was won by PB Ceiling, followed by young runners from the Riviera Group team.Other sports during the day included tug of war, a “centipede walk”, takraw, volleyball and track. Men’s and women’s 100-meter races were held along with a 4 x 100-meter relay.The day concluded with a football match between the Regents and Riviera teams. Riviera – which lost to the school last year – rebounded, winning 5-2 and capturing the 5,000 baht prize.Sukanya Gale wins the gold medal in the 3000-metre marathon.The Gales handed out the trophies and medals at the closing ceremony and conducted a lucky draw for charity. The 200-baht raffle tickets gave entrants the chance to win gold and jewelry with the proceeds going to Ban Kru Boonchu Foundation, (150,000 baht) Banglamung Hospital’s equipment fund (200,000) and Riviera’s own fund (150,000 baht) to help children stricken by cancer.Sports done, everyone then joined together for a lavish party and dancing to a live band. Everyone wins at Riviera Sports Day1 of 74 Results3000 meters Run (Male) Chang Suwan – gold medal, Riviera Group – silver medal, Chang Somchai – bronze medal.3000 meters Run (Female) Riviera Group – gold medal, Strong Agent – silver medal, Chang Boonteng – bronze medal.Junior Run 1st: P&B, 2nd: Riviera Group, 3rd: Riviera Group.Takraw (Male) 1st: Chang Witoon, 2nd: Chang Somchai.Volleyball (Female) Strong Agent – winner, Riviera Group – 1st runner-up.Individual Run (Male) Electricians – gold medal, P&B – silver medal, Chang Boonteng – bronze medal.Individual Run (Female) Strong Agent – gold medal, Riviera Group – silver medal, P&B – bronze medal.Relay race (Male) 4×100, Chang Suwan – gold medal, Thanasit – silver medal, Chang Witoon – bronze medal.Relay race (Female) 4×100, Riviera Group – gold medal, Peterson – silver medal, WSP – bronze medal.Tug of war: Riviera Group.Centipede Walk: Chang Sutee.Break and Run: WSP.Young man and lady with nice figure (Male): P&B.Young man and lady with nice figure (Female): Chang Suwan. Sarah Osbourne-James presents a donation of 25,000 baht to towards the Riviera charities, received by Winston Gale and witnessed by Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (centre).500,000 baht raised for local charitiesThe Riviera Group, along with their suppliers and contractors traded work clothes for athletic gear for a day as the property developer hosted its fourth-annual Sports Day.Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Riviera founders Winston and Sukanya Gale opened the Nov. 16 event at Regents International School with Principal Sarah Osborne-James.Winston Gale running towards a silver medal in the 3000-metre marathon.The day started with a grand opening ceremony for the 300 athletes and cheerleaders. Then the games commenced with a three-kilometer long-distance run for men, women and kids.The sports day kicked off with the grueling 3000 metres marathon. It was an exciting race with some runners dropping out after a few laps. The 3 top winners in the men’s division were, 1. Suwan Team 2. Riviera Group and 3. Somchai Team. In the women’s category the Riviera Group grabbed the Gold medal, followed by Strong Agents Team, Silver medal followed by Boonteung Team, Bronze medal.last_img read more

La Familia wins 2018 Queen’s Cup Pink Polo tourney

first_imgIn the tournament itself, the polo on show from the five all female teams was of an impressive standard and La Familia emerged the overall winners after defeating La Tabita in a high scoring and entertaining final.  Despite conceding the opening goal, La Familia overwhelmed their opponents with superior attacking play and took the trophy with a deserved 8-3 victory.Host team Thai Polo were eliminated 8-7 by La Familia in a tense semi-final, conceding the winning goal with just seconds left on the game clock, but they took a consolation third place on the podium ahead of team La Esperanza.A young equestrian displays first rate horse-handling skills.La Familia and La Tabita face off in the tournament final.This pink pooch joined the spirit of the day.Spectators supported the event by dressing in multiple shades of pink. La Familia team members celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2018 Queen’s Cup Pink Polo tournament at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, Saturday, March 3.The Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya was decked out in hues of pink on Saturday, March 3 as the venue staged the 10th edition of the annual Queen’s Cup ‘Pink Polo’ tournament.More than 700 spectators, including celebrities, VIPs and socialites turned up to show their support for an event which raises funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer in Bangkok.  They were treated to a spectacular day of equestrian events, fashion shows, children’s activities and exclusive shopping opportunities at sponsors’ booths.Jointly organized by Thailand’s first lady polo player and co-owner of Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, Nunthinee Tanner, and Dr. Kris Chatamra, founder and director of the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, the event encourages everyone to wear pink colours to show their support for the fight against breast cancer and those in attendance this year did not disappoint on the attire front.“We hope that our event increases awareness of the threat which breast cancer poses to many women.  At the same time, we hope it will also introduce a new generation to the exciting game of polo”, commented Nunthinee Tanner.last_img read more

Red Bank’s ‘Couch to 5K’ Running Program Takes First Steps

first_imgby John BurtonRED BANK – For Red Bank Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Hoffmann, the aim is simple: no matter how sedentary they have been, those who signed up for his running program can start moving and get healthier.“It’s my hope it’ll plant the seed,” in the participants and they’ll continue on this fitness journey, Hoffmann said of his program “Couch Potato to 5K,” which kicked off this week.Hoffmann, who is relatively new to the Red Bank job, has conducted similar programs for about nine years, in Fair Haven, where he had previously worked as rec director, as well as in Manalapan and in South Carolina.His program is along the same lines as a national one called “Girls on the Run” and the idea is pretty simple, Hoffmann maintained—finding people’s comfort level, getting them off the couch and getting them to remain active. “It’s both an action and life enrichment course,” he explained.For the first session on a cold Monday evening this week, 13 participants joined Hoffmann at East Side Park, at the Mechanic Street/Harrison Avenue intersection, where Hoffmann told the group what to expect when they meet on Wednesdays and Mondays, from March through June.After a joke-filled introduction to the group, Hoffmann tells them to “run at a comfortable level and if you need to walk, you walk.” The idea being, he said, to extend the distances over time, “So it’ll be more running than walking,” as time progresses.Ultimately, Hoffmann hopes to have participants shape up sufficiently to be able to take on a 5K run in June.Before they start Hoffmann has them take a deep breath and give a U.S. Marine-style grunt. The grunt is for a reason, but he won’t tell them until later in the training season.Debbie Graf said she joined “Because I am a couch potato…I needed to get in shape.”Along with that, “I wanted to see who was doing it,” and was pleasantly surprised to see a neighbor had joined.Joining her, too, was Graf’s husband, John McCracken, who is already a regular runner, figuring he’d provide moral support as well. McCracken acknowledged he had already run 6 ½ miles after work before joining Graf for this program. “I’ll probably cramp up before I finish here,” he kidded.“The hardest part is done,” Hoffmann told them. “You’re here,” and are starting the program.James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, the local business coalition, decided to get involved. “I’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time,” and thought getting more exercise would help, he said.The group did a series of stretches and some brief walk-run combinations for short distances for the first outing. Hoffmann reminded everyone that “Running is a little like making love.” He let that sink in before explaining, “You don’t have to be good at it to enjoy it.”“Anyone out of breath? In pain?” he asked afterwards. “That’ll change. It’ll go away,” as the sessions progress, he promised.Claudia Ferreira, a municipal employee, said she regularly exercises but conceded “I do better with a plan.”“It was fun,” she said of the first session and looked forward to continuing.“My real reason is really to get heart healthy and lose weight,” explained Doreen Hoffmann (no relation to Charlie), who also works for the town. She found the session “non-intimidating” and credited Charlie Hoffmann for setting the comforting tone.She’s not interested in being a serious runner but, “I feel however I end, jogging, walking, running,” she noted, “it’s pushing me to obtain a goal.”“My hope is that at some point maybe someone will come back to me and say ‘I’m running in the Boston Marathon,’” Charlie said. “I hope they stick with it.”There is still time to sign up. But that window is closing as the group continues with its twice weekly training, getting in shape, Hoffmann explained.The program costs $30 and participants get a T-shirt, the sessions and “homework” instructing different exercises and other activities members can do between trainings.For more information, call the borough Parks and Recreation Department, 732-530-2782.last_img read more

San Jose Sharks can’t catch a break this year on video reviews

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks just can’t catch a break this season when it comes to official reviews.Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets, a review by the NHL’s Situation Room cost the Sharks the chance to take the lead in a game for the first time in a week.After Barclay Goodrow scored at the 3:18 mark of the second period to tie the game 1-1, the Sharks thought they had the go-ahead goal as Evander Kane chipped one past Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck at the side of the net.But the Jets challenged …last_img read more

Northwest U.S. drivers won’t hand the wheel to self-driving cars

first_imgDonal Power A large number of drivers in the Pacific Northwest aren’t buying the hype that driverless cars offer a better future.GovTech.com discussed the findings of a survey by Pemco Insurance of drivers in Oregon and Washington states.58% of those surveyed believed that the will see autonomous vehicles on roads in the state with thin the next 10 years.However, more than 40% said they were not interested in buying a robot car, even when price considerations are removed.Self-driving naysayers represented the bulk of responses, while 23% saying they might consider an autonomous vehicle, and 34% responding that they were very interested in purchasing one.Perhaps not surprisingly the survey found that younger people were more excited about self-driving cars than their older counterparts. It found that almost half of drivers younger than 35 years old expressed a strong interest in buying an autonomous vehicle in the future.The Pemco survey polled 600 people in each Oregon and Washington states.Contrary to this localized antipathy to self-driving cars in the Pacific Northwest, another recent poll found that America as a whole was becoming more amendable to these vehicles.But most Americans are ready for self-driving carsA survey by Consumer Technology Association found that 70% of Americans are ready for an autonomous future.This marks one of the first large surveys to show an overall positive reception for self-driving cars.Previous results have shown mixed or negative views on full automation, and a worry that self-driving cars will not be able to make the correct decisions at key times.The CTA survey found that 82% were happy about potential reductions to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The survey showed a positive reaction to potentially lower insurance rates, which is one of the expected advantages of self-driving.These survey comes as increasing numbers of players around the world are developing self-driving car technology.Currently in the U.S. robot cars are being tested in Kirkland, Wash. by Google and in Pittsburgh by Uber.At this stage in the development of the technology, human drivers are still present in the front seat, as a precaution in case they need to take control if necessary. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#driverless cars#featured#Google#IoT#self-driving vehicles#top#Uber 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Factual Friday: January 17, 2014

first_imgSource: 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness ReportThis post is part of a series of Factual Friday posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img

Quick Tip: How To Find Black Flash Frames in Premiere Pro CC 2015

first_imgHere’s a Premiere Pro tip on how to perform a quick quality control check of your final edit for unintended gaps.Just before you’re about to export your final sequence to send to your client, you should quickly run through this quick tip to ensure that there are no hidden gaps (or black ‘flash frames’) in your edit.More often than not, it’s pretty easy to tell where a gap in your sequence is because you’ll see an obvious break in the yellow line at the top of the timeline. But if you look at the image above, you’ll notice that (at this zoom level) you can’t tell there is a one frame black gap in the edit to the left of the playhead.But when we zoom in, it becomes pretty obvious that there is, in fact, a gap in the edit. But it’s unlikely that you’re going to shuttle through your timeline zoomed in as close as you can to hunt down single frame gaps, especially in a long complex edit. Thankfully you don’t have to, because of the ‘Go To Gap’ feature within Premiere Pro.To find gaps of any length in your sequence, click on Sequence > Go to Gap > Next in Sequence to find the first gap forward of the playhead. As you can see in the image above, you can also use the keyboard shortcuts SHIFT+G for Next in Sequence and ALT+G for Previous in Sequence.Once Premiere Pro has found the last gap in your sequence, choosing Next in Sequence then does nothing. This is also the case once Premiere founds the first gap, so choosing Previous in Sequence then does nothing. How easy was that?Hopefully this Premiere Pro tip will help you out in the future. Here’s a few more from PremiumBeat!How to Batch Export Clips in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Tip: Make Clip Replacements and Revisions Faster Than Ever!Create Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProGot any other Premiere Pro tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

The Best Video Professionals to Learn From

first_imgVideo production professionals are constantly learning from fellow filmmakers. Here are some video professionals who have given so much to help and educate others.Whenever a video editor needs to learn a technique, they can easily search online. When a cinematographer is looking for their next camera, they search for camera reviews. When a motion graphic designer is looking for elements, they can easily find material and tutorials.The internet has become a great source for finding out exactly what you want to know. However, we often forget that it takes a dedicated individual to put up free material for others.These video production professionals have absolutely no reason to help others, yet they do it anyway, making the industry a better place. Here are some of the best video professionals (and best people) to learn from.Philip BloomImage via Philip BloomYou can’t talk about video professionals who have cultivated an educational environment without talking about Philip Bloom. Bloom has amassed a large following on social media, and deservedly so. He is constantly interacting with filmmakers, often talking about camera gear, techniques, and more.His website is full of incredibly detailed camera and gear reviews, an array of video production tutorials, and fantastic resources that grew the DSLR filmmaking community.Despite the negative comments he seems to receive on occasion, he has continually interacted with the filmmaking community for better or worse. He also heads one of the largest fundraising teams in the UK (and world) each November during his Movember campaign.Bloom started his career as a cameraman for Sky News. He has shot several short films, documentaries, and even worked on the feature film Red Tails. He is currently shooting the second season of the CNN series The Wonder List.You can follow and learn from Philip Bloom on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, and philipbloom.net.Andrew KramerImage via Video CopilotAndrew Kramer is the founder of Video Copilot, an online resource for motion design and visual effects. In 2005, Kramer started making After Effects tutorials that were featured on Creative COW.By teaching others After Effects, Andrew Kramer became an expert — eventually leading him to design his own software and plugins. Video Copilot plugins like Element 3D and Optical Flares have become standard tools in VFX houses.Kramer was the keynote speaker at the last Adobe AE World. Here’s a brief snippet of his presentation.Currently, Andrew Kramer can frequently be found collaborating with director J.J. Abrams. He has produced title sequences for films and shows like Star Trek and Fringe. He is also working on the much anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.You can follow and learn from Andrew Kramer on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and videocopilot.net.Larry JordanImage via Larry JordanLarry Jordan absolutely knows his stuff. He has experience as a television producer, director, and editor.  He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America. He is also an Apple-Certified trainer in digital media.The larryjordan.com website includes tons of educational information on video production. There are free tutorials on Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, recommended reading about video production, and a whole section dedicated to editing as a business.I believe that technology is inherently confusing for many people. So I work hard, in my writing and training, to make training less frightening and more understandable. On top of that, Larry releases a free weekly newsletter and weekly webinar. In his “spare time” he hosts and produces Digital Production BuZZ, a weekly podcast covering media production, post-production, and distribution. You can listen to the show live every Thursday night at 6pm PDT or listen the next day on iTunes or YouTube.You can follow and learn from Larry Jordan on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, larryjordan.com, and digitalproductionbuzz.comDave DugdaleImage via Dave DugdaleWhen Dave Dugdale started making videos on DSLR cameras, he created the site Learning DSLR Video to take you along his journey. His goal was to educate you about his mistakes and the things he has learned. Dave has recently switched to mirrorless cameras, and thus renamed his site Learning Video.His site includes free tutorials, camera and gear reviews, and more. Dave also offers incredibly in-depth courses for sale, which are great for learning about a specific camera.Many of the great DP’s say the same thing, they all enjoy learning and still have much to learn. For these DP’s that have been shooting movies for decades to say that, then I know I will always be learning. I try to stay humble, and this is the reason why I called this site Learning Video, because no matter how good I get, I’ll always be learning.You can follow and learn from Dave Dugdale on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, and learningvideo.comShane HurlbutImage via Hurlbut VisualsShane Hurlbut is a Director of Photography and member of the American Society of Cinematographers. He has worked on films like Act of Valor, We Are Marshall, and Need for Speed.He started the Hurlblog as a way to share his cinematography experience. The site includes an array of articles on cinematography, lenses and gear, lighting techniques, and all stages of the production workflow.He has always gone above and beyond to share his experiences. Even breaking down camera and lens options in a movie trailer spot.Recently he has started Shane’s Inner Circle, an in-depth look at filmmaking exclusively for members. Membership grants you behind-the-scenes access to his sets, classes on advanced theory, gear tests, camera profiles and LUTs, and a monthly podcast. He and his wife Lydia not only help filmmakers, but make it a priority to help local communities and global social causes.You can follow and learn from Shane Hurlbut on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and hurlbutvisuals.comMitch MartinezImage via Mitch MartinezMitch Martinez has slowly been making quite the name for himself the past few years. He has a blog that covers all sorts of industry news, tutorials, product reviews, and some great behind-the-scenes pieces.The thing that’s garnered Martinez the most attention is his free stock footage. He has given away over 120GB of free 4k RED footage, as well as some free elements. These materials are free to use in any project. It also give schools the opportunity to use the footage in their curriculum, giving material to students to actively learn from.Image via Mitch MartinezLately, Martinez has gained a lot of attention for his incredible bullet-time rig. Not only did he use 50 cameras to capture these stunning images, he shows you how he did it.You can follow and learn from Mitch Martinez on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Vimeo, and mitchmartinez.com.Author’s NoteThe genesis of this post came from a recent personal experience. If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you may notice that I shoot video with a drone. On a recent shoot, the handle on my drone case broke. It was just a design flaw.I looked into ordering a replacement part, only to discover that the manufacturer does not warranty the case – it came for free with the drone. Thus there was no replacement part to order. It turned out that this was a widespread problem. There were many users who were stuck with broken cases and no replacement parts.Seeing the opportunity to help fellow pilots, David Barwin began 3D printing replacement parts. There was no reason for him to do anything, but he stepped in to help out fellow filmmakers. So I gratefully ordered a set.Image via David BarwinAfter that experience, I just felt good. Someone had taken the opportunity to help other filmmakers. It made me think about the many filmmakers who have helped me, and those I have learned from over the years. Many still continue to help the filmmaking community.I would like to thank all of these filmmakers for their contributions to education over the years. Let’s keep building a great community to learn from and achieve great work.Let’s try to keep the good vibes going. Who are some video professionals that have helped you over the years? Who should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more