Stan Smith / September 05,2020

It’s crazy that this 12mm Full Frame ZERO-D cine lens is under $1,500


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The king of ultra wides just stepped into the ring of cine-line lenses with a very bold claim. The Venus Optics Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens is the newest lens to come out of Laowa. The “Zero-D” supposedly stands for zero-distortion, but at 12mm how is that even possible!? After playing around with the lens for a while, I can officially say, I’m blown away by this lens.

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I think its important to start off by saying, in true Laowa fashion: This lens is also a first. The 12mm marks the creation of the cine-line by Laowa. Laowa has been pretty well regarded by everyone from enthusiasts to pros. It was really only a matter of time before Laowa joined the Cine-Lens battle too. Interestingly, Laowa has decided to start off with their widest lens (in their zero-d line anyway…). However knowing Laowa, I think it’s obvious that only amazing things are coming. We already know that they are soon releasing their much-anticipated OOOM 25-100 T2.9 Lens.  The 12mm Zero-D is most likely a step in a really awesome direction for the company and filmmakers alike.

Build Quality

It’s always fun to look at the build quality of lenses by Laowa. You know building tough is one of their objectives. Literally, every lens I have touched by Laowa feels like a tank, and this lens is no different. With an all-aluminum housing, this lens feels very high quality. The only thing I would say kind of bummed me out a bit was the lens cap. It just needs a tiny bit more friction so that it stays on, it tends to fall pretty easily. Between how the lens build and the way the cap goes on, it has a tendency to fall.

Stan Smith / June 26,2020

Why Disney’s Tomorrowland Was Such A Huge Box Office Flop


Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland is one of the more ambitious movies Disney’s released in a while, but (for multiple reasons) it bombed at the box office.

Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland is one of the more ambitious movies Disney’s released in a while, but (for multiple reasons) it bombed at the box office. The brainchild of Bird and writers Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, the film isn’t so much an adaptation of the classic Disney theme park land of the same name as an original sci-fi adventure loosely inspired by the land’s optimistic vision of the future. It was also a highly secretive project during its development (even going under the working title 1952 early on), so few knew what to expect before the Tomorrowland marketing kicked off.

The movie stars Britt Robertson as Casey Newton, a bright-eyed, tech-savvy teenager who discovers the existence of an alternate-dimension cityscape known as Tomorrowland and gets Frank Welker (George Clooney), a disillusioned inventor who was banished from Tomorrowland years earlier, to (begrudgingly) take her there, in the hopes of uncovering the truth about the fate of the world. Also along for the ride is Athena (Raffey Cassidy), a droid from Tomorrowland who “recruited” Frank long ago and believes Casey has the potential to change the world for the better.

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Related: John Carter: Every Failed Attempt at Making the Disney Movie

Stan Smith / June 16,2020

Emmys Expand Comedy and Drama Series Categories to 8 Nominees Each – TVLine



The Peak TV era is an embarrassment of riches — and the Emmys are reflecting that.

The Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series categories will now have eight nominees each year, the Television Academy announced on Wednesday. This rule change goes into effect with this year’s 72nd annual Emmys; nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 28.

Other categories may have up to eight nominees as well, depending on the number of submissions received by the Academy. (If a category receives 240 or more submissions, for example, it will have eight nominees.) But the Comedy and Drama Series categories will always have eight nominees, regardless of the number of submissions. The Academy reports that overall submissions for this year’s Emmys are up 15 percent from the previous year.

“The increase in submissions is a reflection of the number of new voices, new television platforms and a tremendous growth in content from existing platforms across our industry,” Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma said in a statement. “Despite production suspension resulting from COVID-19, there is a wealth of excellent work submitted for this year’s competition.”

Traditionally, the Drama and Comedy Series categories had five nominees each, but in recent years, with the explosion in cable and streaming content, the categories have expanded to six or seven nominees. Last year, the Emmys had eight nominees in the Drama Series category for the first time, while the Comedy Series category had eight nominees in 2018.

Stan Smith / May 24,2020

Best 108 MP Camera Smartphone with 5G Connectivity

Best 108 MP Camera Smartphone with 5G Connectivity

Best 108 MP Camera Smartphone : Good mobile phone camera has now develop into the hallmark of excellent smartphone and mobile pictures has steadily improved with the passage of time. If you need to know which is the best 108 MP nonym camera smartphone in these days. Below we have listed 3 best 108mp camera smartphone with amazing features.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Best 108 MP Camera Smartphone with 5G Connectivity


Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro smartphone comes with quad camera setup. Main camera has a 108-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture, wide angle, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS senser. and second camera has 12 MP, f/2 aperture, telephoto senser, with 2x optical zoom, third camera is 20 MP with f/2.2 aperture, ultra wide angle lens, fourth camera is 8 MP, telephoto senser with PDAF, OIS, and 5x hybrid zoom. other features 8K video recording, Triple-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and panorama features. this smartphone is really good camera features.

20 MP wide angle camera for selfie lovers with f/2.0 aperture, HDR and 1080p@30fps video shooting features.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Best 108 MP Camera Smartphone with 5G Connectivity

Stan Smith / May 08,2020

The Best Folk Rock Songs


Depending from your age possibly remember this song at the time it was originally released in 1978 or you’ve heard it in numerous movies over the last 10-15 many years. Either way this classic tune by Kansas is a to play song for most people beginners. uk top 50 songs All you require to know your basic open chords.

Once the your song list down and you’re comfortable with it, practice on the show on its own is. Do not focus on merely reproducing the songs on stage, but also practice to do the songs. Putting on a stage show helps people don’t forget you. Standing like a statue on stage isn’t entertaining, and you may soon be forgotten. At the same time do not let your musical quality suffer for showmanship. Practice your show and once you’re comfortable with it, practice it suggestions.

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Stan Smith / December 16,2019

Panic Fest 2020 Announces Feature Films & Special Guests


NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (PRESS RELEASE) – Panic makers and creatures of the night – film fans and filmmakers alike – gather for a week-long onslaught of thrills, chills and kills at Kansas City’s annual horror hangout – Panic Fest.

Panic Fest, now in its 8th year, is a renowned horror, thriller, sci-fi movie festival hosted at Screenland Armour in collaboration with DownrightCreepy.com. Recently named one of the 25 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the world in 2020 by Movie Maker, Panic Fest has made its name on premiering huge hits like “What We Do in the Shadows” and cult favorites like Elijah Woods’ “Maniac” remake. Panic Fest is also a Fangoria Approved fest, giving it a certain level of prestige that genre aficionados will appreciate.

The latest, greatest, and grizzly genre offerings. Up-and-coming auteurs of the arcane and unknown. Audiences will gasp and be amazed and appalled. Panic Fest is the pinnacle of genre festivals featuring over 70+ films and we are proud to bring you our short film showcase and feature film announcements along with some special guest appearances and podcasts!

FEATURE FILM LINEUPpanicfilmfest.com/schedule

Stan Smith / December 16,2019

Jennifer Grey Net Worth in 2019


Jennifer Grey is an American actress best known for her duties in films Dirty Dancing (1987) and also Ferris Bueller’s Day of rest (1986 ). She is also popular for being a winner in Dancing with the Stars in 2010, which is a dancing fact program.

Early Life

Jennifer’s complete name is Jennifer Elise Grey, as well as she was born on March 26, 1960, in New York City, New York. Her ethnicity is Jewish, and also her moms and dads were likewise a part of the show business. Jennifer’s mommy is Jo Wilder, an actress, and also vocalist. Her father is Joel Grey, an Academy prize-winning actor. Jennifer Grey has actually a brother called James Katz.

Jennifer participated in Dalton Institution, where she examined acting and dancing.


Red Dawn as well as The Cotton Club were the first films in which Jennifer acted in 1984. They were the beginning of her acting career. She ended up being a lot more popular after she starred in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Afterwards, Jennifer got the leading role in the flick Dirty Dance, where she played Frances Houseman, likewise called Infant. Jennifer was nominated for the Golden World Honor due to her performing in Dirty Dancing.

Jennifer Grey also acted in The Shoe Fits (1990 ), Wind (1992 ), and Bounce (2010 ).

In addition to the flicks, Jennifer has appeared in TV programs including Home, The West Side Waltz, Fallen Angels, as well as Red Oaks.

Jennifer Grey Net Worth 2019

Jennifer’s job in acting has actually brought her a ton of money that is approximated at 10 million bucks. Although Jennifer’s total assets is recognized, we still have no info concerning her annual income.

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Stan Smith / December 08,2019

Caroll Spinney, Who Played Big Bird And Oscar On ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies At 85


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Caroll Spinney, the actor and puppeteer who portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street over five decades, died Sunday at age 85.

The Sesame Workshop said Spinney had died at home in Connecticut, and that he had long lived with dystonia, a disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions.

“Caroll and Big Bird are very similar in their genuine niceness and sweetness and lovingness,” said Joan Ganz Cooney, co-founder of the Sesame Workshop said in a video tribute to Spinney last year. “He’s just so respectful and so nice to all the kids, and all that comes across in Big Bird.”

At a celebration for the show’s 15th anniversary in 1984, Muppet-master Jim Henson recounted how he and Spinney had met in August 1969 at a puppetry festival in Salt Lake City.

“He’s a very talented performer and he had a great sense of ad-libbing,” Henson remembered. “And he was doing this strange-looking cat on local television in Boston. And so we started talking at that point about doing this show, and I asked Caroll if he’d enjoy coming and being part of this very strange bird.”

But Spinney also played the character with the opposite of Big Bird’s sunny persona: Oscar the Grouch.

“I loved playing Oscar. He has a power I never had. … I can’t believe that Jim gave me two such characters that have become iconic, and are a part of so many people in America growing up.”

Spinney retired last year. As balance issues made the physically demanding role of Big Bird more difficult, the big yellow suit was taken on by another performer, Matt Vogel, while Spinney continued to voice Big Bird and Oscar.

Stan Smith / December 08,2019

Opinion: A year in review


I’d like to celebrate some of the special people I interviewed while doing my weekend segments on WISH-TV in 2019.

Gregg Bell is 90 and still practices dentistry and is director of that department at Logansport State Hospital. But wait, there’s more! In 1953, Bell won the Olympic gold medal in long jumping in Melbourne, Australia. When I interviewed him, I asked him to show me the 26-foot, 5.2-inch distance that won him first place. He eyeballed the floor and walked it off within a quarter of an inch.

At the age of 18, Carmel resident Ashton Gleckman wrote, filmed, edited and produced an incredible documentary about Holocaust survivors that was featured this year at the Heartland Film Festival. He learned to do all this from YouTube videos. Not to brag, but I learned from YouTube how to use dental floss to get a stuck ring off my stubby finger.

Senior pickleball player Ralph Fowler is the star of the Monon Center pickleball league, and I was there with TV cameras to surprise him for his 90th birthday. He plays every bit as well as people half his age. He beat me in a game. I’m sure I could have beaten him if there had been a rematch, but I was too tired to play again.

Lonnie Bedwell lost his vision in 1997 when his best friend accidentally shot him during a hunting trip. The story of his adventures while blind include kayaking down the Colorado River, climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and skiing down the world’s most challenging slopes. “I wish I had my sight back,” Lonnie said during our interview, “but I wouldn’t trade the last 23 years for anything.”

Stan Smith / December 05,2019

Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Switch is Getting a Physical Release from Limited Run Games


If there are any acclaimed, massive RPGs from the past few years worth digging into, surely Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin 2 would rank high on that list. The acclaimed RPG took over PC and consoles in the past two years, and with its recent release on Nintendo Switch, an upcoming physical release of the game will pack in the massive RPG on a tiny cartridge for your collecting pleasure.

Limited Run Games announced that the company will be offering a physical release of Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Nintendo Switch in 2020, with pre-orders for the physical edition of the game now available on their website and running through early next year.

According to Limited Run, the physical Switch release for Divinity: Original Sin 2 will retail for $59.99 and include the base game alongside all previously-released free DLC. In addition to the game and DLC, the physical release from Limited Run will also include a 52-page game manual and color interior print with reversible cover art.

Pre-orders for the Switch physical release of Divinity: Original Sin 2 are available now through January 3, 2020, with shipments expected to go out 2-4 months after the pre-order window closes. According to Limited Run, physical copies of the Switch version may also make their way to Best Buy stores in 2020, though the retailer warns that the deal has not been finalized yet and that purchasers may “wait at their own risk.”


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