PictraMap is free online tool with specially designed maps, intuitive interface and many customization options to create interactive animated maps with your travel photos. Easy to share the end result and wow your friends where you’ve been and what you’ve been up to.
There are so many features that just make it more convenient to use a GoPro: its small and compact, its waterproof, and its design makes it easy to take great GoPro photos when traveling solo. Best of all, it manages to have all those perks while still maintaining amazing image quality!
Use Time Lapse Mode-
I’m a big fan of taking multiple photos of what I’m trying to capture and thankfully the GoPro has this option already programed! There are so many instances where you should use time lapse:
When asking others to take a photo of you- Usually, when you give your camera to other people, you end up with terrible shots. Time lapse mode can help with that! Simply, put the GoPro in time lapse mode and then show them how you want the shot set up. This way you can change up your pose and get several different photos.
When taking a selfie- Put the GoPro in time lapse and change your angle just a bit. Since the GoPro is so wide lensed, tilting the camera just a little bit can change the whole photo. Just be sure to move slowly or you will end up with a bunch of blurry shots.
Sunsets & Sunrises- This one is sort of self explanatory but I have gotten some beautiful sunset shots using my GoPro. Just be mindful that the GoPro doesn’t shoot to well in low light settings to choose your timing wisely.
When driving- If you invest in a good car GoPro mount, you can take some amazing scenery shots using the time lapse setting. I also took some fun time lapse photos cruising around as a passenger on the back of our motorbike in Southeast Asia using my GoPole.
Here is the video tutorial about today’s popular whip swoosh blur turkish transition, used in many Travel Videos. In this tutorial, Ivan Krivonosov will demonstrate a technique he explored and used in his recent short, “Another Toronto.”
At times you may find yourself feeling so overwhelmed by choosing the subject of your film, it paralyzes your progress.
In case you’re stuck looking for a great documentary idea, I’ll let you in on a little secret: the easiest documentary you’ll ever make is a TRAVEL documentary.
Traveling has been dear to me for quite some time.
Like many filmmakers and journalists, I observe the world with childlike awe. I want to see and experience as much as I can, while I still can! I believe that childlike wonderment is a tool with which we can change the world.
I am of Finnish origin, but reside in Utah, USA. Last year I got to spend a month in India and I’ve visited Egypt four times for diving in the Red Sea. Before Utah I lived in Kansas for a student exchange to enrich my college experience. And travels within Europe are sort of a given when you grow up there.
My list is not nearly as impressive as some travel bloggers of the web, who visit 200+ countries before their 30’s. But not once as an adult have I traveled for the sake of travel. I’ve always had an agenda. Lately that agenda has been clear: gathering video footage for all kinds of projects, making mini-documentaries for YouTube, to practice my documentary skills!
A Simple Way To Generate Documentary Ideas
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When it comes to the interview process, research and preparation for the interview can often times determine your chances of making it to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions – even the downright weird.
To help you get started, Glassdoor sifted through tens of thousands of interview reviews to find out some of the most common interview questions candidates get asked during recent interviews. So, if you have a job interview lined up, practice in front of a mirror or ask a friend or family member to listen to your answers to the following questions so you’ll be ready to put your best foot forward.
The Most Common Interview Questions
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Why are you interested in working for [insert company name here]?
Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
Why do you want to leave your current company?
Why was there a gap in your employment between [insert date] and [insert date]?
What can you offer us that someone else can not?
What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?
Are you willing to relocate?
Are you willing to travel?
Click here for a whole lot more that will help get you your next job!
In addition to questions commonly asked during a job interview, many unexpected and downright bizarre questions may also be asked. Check out some of the strangest ones to show up on Glassdoor: Top Oddball Interview Questions.
What are other common questions you have been asked during an interview? Tell us below…
What does it mean to survive in the world of filmmaking? For content creators working on location, in addition to keeping ourselves alive, we have to be creative, innovative, and able to perform under pressure — to do whatever it takes to get the shot. Whether we’re shooting extreme sports, adventures in the outback, or episodic television, once we hit “record” (or release the shutter, or roll the film, or tap the screen), the pressure is on and we need to be equipped to handle it. These collected nuggets of (somewhat unorthodox) knowledge from my travels around the world shooting content for broadcast television, documentaries, and feature films should help you out the next time you’re headed into the danger zone.
Yes this is possible and probably the quickest way to get the maps (and background generators) into FCPX.
Simply put your animating globe of choice onto a timeline in iMovie. Here for the example we have put three back to back, one rotating globe, one flat map and the plain zoom. It doesn’t really matter as long as you have one on the timeline and don’t worry about destinations e.t.c.
Then go to the File menu and select ‘Send Movie to Final Cut Pro.’ Take your hands off the keyboard and watch the magic happen…
A new Library and Event are made in Final Cut Pro X. In the new Event, you will find a project, and in that project you will find the maps that we made in iMovie.
Here’s the clever stuff. The maps are not movies, they are the map generators from iMovie and we can prove that by looking at one in the inspector.
Commuting sucks, and its costs go beyond public-transit fares and gas-tank refills. The labor of getting to and from work robs you of productivity, and consumes time that you’d rather spend doing things you enjoy. It’s also hazardous to your health: Commuting can contribute to obesity, stress, and loneliness, and a commute longer than 45 minutes can even increase the likelihood that a couple will divorce.
Only you can decide whether your commute is worth the costs. In the meantime these apps can help you save money, stay sane, and reclaim some time from the road.
iOS and Android (limited), free; hardware, $100
Are you aware of how the way you drive affects fuel consumption? According to San Francisco–based Automatic, you can save up to a third of what you spend on gas just by accelerating and braking gradually, and minding the speed limit.
Automatic sells a small dongle that you plug into your car’s onboard diagnostics (OBD) port, which is usually located under the steering wheel of your vehicle. (Specifically, your car must have the OBD-II port found in all cars sold since 1996. The Automatic dongle is not compatible with the plain OBD ports in older cars.) It uses your phone’s GPS function and data plan, and communicates with an iPhone app. The app prompts you with a little beep whenever it detects bad driving behavior. Using your phone’s GPS feature, Automatic also keeps a log of where you go, as well as the fuel economy for each of your trips. Depending on the model of your car, it can even tell when you fill up and track how much you’re spending on gas.
Automatic does more than monitor driving efficiency, though. In the event of a crash, it will call 911 and relatives or friends you specify, thanks to an accelerometer built into the Automatic hardware. Forget where you parked? The app remembers, and can help you get back to your car. It also pushes notifications to your phone if a diagnostic light (such as good ol’ “Check engine”) comes on, tells you what a particular engine trouble code means, and even lets you clear the light yourself. If the code involves something that necessitates a mechanic, Automatic can help you find a well-reviewed one in your vicinity.
The Automatic hardware costs $100 at the Automatic site, Apple, Amazon, or Best Buy. The Automatic app for Android is currently in beta, and available for only a handful of HTC, LG, Motorola Droid, and Samsung Galaxy phones, as listed on Automatic’s order page. We’ve also reviewed a similar product called the Zubie Key, which is available for a yearly subscription (rather than a flat fee) because it has its own GPS and data plan.
iOS and Android, free
Waze is a gamified navigation app that uses crowdsourced data from its 50 million users to identify the best route to your destination. Users earn points by reporting traffic conditions such as accidents, road closures, stalled cars, traffic cameras, bottlenecks, and speed traps. These conditions show up as pins that other users can see on a live map. Users can also report on gas-station locations and prices. You save time and money—what’s not to love?
Google purchased Waze earlier this year. In August Google Maps’ best features began showing up in Waze, which added Google Search to its cadre of search providers. Waze also now provides users who help edit maps with Google Maps Street View and satellite visuals to increase accuracy.
iOS and Android, free
As anyone who relies on public transit knows, transportation services are prone to delays. Moovit provides a more accurate picture of your day’s commute by integrating crowdsourced data with schedule-based information. Because users report on the status of their commute in real time, you can more accurately track your train, boat, or ferry, avoid overcrowding, and even schedule meetups with coworkers or friends.
The app, which Ernst & Young recently named as one of Israel’s top ten most promising startups, currently works in 18 large U.S. cities and in scads of metros around the world. The company just released a completely redesigned Android app, with a similar update coming for iOS soon, a company spokesperson says.
Biking to work is great for your health and the environment, but the commuting logistics of bicycling are infinitely more complex than those of driving or taking public transportation. Bike Maps mitigates that by giving you glimpses around the corners, so to speak. Its specialized maps let you know whether roads are paved, have heavy vehicle traffic, are private or public, are near food, water, or rest stops, and more. The maps are also available without an Internet connection.
Bike Maps covers most major metro areas—but if you can’t find one you need, you can request it from the developer.
The ultimate predictor of today’s commute is your past commutes. Daily Commute lets you mine that data so you can plan your departure accordingly. Essentially a timer, it tracks how long you take to get to and from work—including any delays—and records the data. It then uses the information to give you a more accurate estimate of when you need to leave each day, and how long your trip will be. Stats provide an eye-opening look at how timely you are (or not). You can even add notes about your commute. The more data it compiles, the more accurate its predictions, so you’ll get the best results if you use it regularly.