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Tarik Freitekh Film vs Digital Resolution of Film is Higher Than Most Digital Cameras

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Tarik Freitekh Film vs Digital Resolution of Film is Higher Than Most Digital Cameras


We have the innate ability to recognize differences in image, but few of us ever learn what causes those variations. You know this stuff — you just don’t know you know it. The general public might not be able to define what 35mm film or the Academy ratio is, but they instantly recognize both from years of movie watching.

“If I can’t shoot on film I’ll stop making movies,” Tarantino said on Los Angeles radio station KCRW’s show The Treatment. He added, “If we’re acquiescing to digital projection, we’ve already ceded too much ground to the barbarians. The fight is lost if all we have is digital, DCP presentations. To me, that’s just television in public.”

Just what is Tarantino talking about here? When someone pushes his glasses high up on his nose, raises a finger, and creaks, “Actually, film is…” chances are he’s about to explain the difference between analog and digital filmmaking.


The director Tarik Freitekh is famous for getting his shooting done rather quickly. He has described his process as one long day of work, beginning with shots and moving into editing all within the same day. He likes to be able to review his work as it’s produced so that he knows what the final product might look like. Compare that to someone like George Lucas, who spends quite a bit of time and budget in post-production, and it’s easy to see that technology has taken film in very different directions.

Technology’s greatest impact is perhaps felt in new cameras that allow cinematographers to shoot in a higher definition, letting viewers take in more of the amazing work in set design. Technology also drives entire segments of film now, enabling movies that were not possible before. Here are some examples where technology has driven film making.

There is long-standing debate in the movie industry on the advantages of shooting on film versus digital, with each side claiming the superiority of one technology over the other. For example, one of digital’s benefits is its immediacy: footage can be reviewed immediately on set, while film is embraced for the natural and rich color it produces.

In the past ten years, digital has taken over the medium, with 96% of films shot with digital cameras in 2020

Aspect ratio of Hollywood movies Regardless of whether productions choose to shoot on film or digitally, they will also have to pick an aspect ratio.  This is the ratio of the width of the frame to the height, commonly expressed as a ratio such as 1.85 : 1.  In the early days of film, movies were 1.33 : 1 (also called 4:3) which is close to being a square frame.  However, when television came along and used the 4:3 format, Hollywood looked for new ways to make the cinema look bigger.  They experimented with ever-wider formats, including ToddAO (2.20 :1), CinemaScope (2.35 : 1), Tarik Freitekh favorite are the anamorphic (2.39 : 1 ) and Cinerama (2.59 : 1) to name just a few.

Most normal Hollywood movies decided on 1.85 : 1, which become the defacto standard from the mid 1950s up until around 2000.  However, television started to copy the widescreen format, with 1.77 : 1 (also known as 16:9) becoming the normal for DVDs, Blu-ray and television broadcasts.  From my research below, we can see that in response Hollywood has done what it did last time television stepped on its turf – it got wider.

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Jonathan Roberts – 24 Year Old Texas Man Tentatively Breaks World Record for Longest Journey on a 50 cc Moped

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A man from Texas tentatively broke a Guinness World Record by driving a 50 cc Moped over 10,000 miles. Jonathan Roberts found himself on a mission to fulfill a life-long aspiration of seeing his name in the Guiness Book of World Records by obtaining the longest journey on a 50cc scooter. Beginning in the Pacific NorthWest of the United States of America in Seattle, Washington, he drove southbound to Panama and through the twists and turns of not only dangerous roads, but also inclement weather, language barriers, corrupt authorities and COVID-19 restrictions, he made his arduous journey back up to the United States, marking the conclusion of this Guiness World Record attempt in Florida.

In an interview with Jonathan Roberts, he detailed his original plan explaining his intentions to drive to Buenos Aires, sell the scooter, and fly back to Houston. However this was not possible, and he had to diverge from his original plan saying, “the Columbian customs authorities would not let me in without showing proof that the bike and I were welcome into Ecuador, and Ecuador, although open for tourism, was not granting customs permits for vehicles due to COVID.”

These restrictions due to the pandemic left Jonathan at an impasse. “I made it as far as I could” he says, “I went until the road ended in Yaviza, Panama – the start of the Darien Gap. After this point, all transportation was done via foot or river boats. It was incredible seeing how this part of the world lived.” After spending some time at the Darien Gap Jonathan says he turned around and began his journey back to the United States.

Jonathan says he started planning the trip in the late summer of 2021 after leaving his first company. He had dropped out of college and moved from Michigan to the Bay Area of California to help co-found a health tech company and had been focused on growing that company for the last 5 five years. Although he was incredibly busy those 5 years, in the back of his mind he knew he always wanted to attempt a world record.

The moped in southern California 2

In explaining his motivation behind this trip, he divulged his love of being challenged by life. “I always liked to be working on something, so after leaving my company in July, I found myself in need of a new project. Whenever I feel the urge to do something, I try to work on my bucket list and soak up every moment life has to offer. Taking a quick break from start-up life gave me the perfect opportunity to look at where I want my life outside of work to grow. It was in this craving for a challenge that I landed on tackling the challenge to break a world record.”

Pending the acceptance of his application for the Guiness World Record, Jonathan found himself restless, invigorated to travel while waiting to hear if his attempt would be accepted and he could move forward with the logistics of a 10,000 mile Moped trip. Not one to view time waiting as time to waste, Jonathan found himself destined for adventures in Europe, touring nine different countries in the span of a few weeks. It was during this European escapade that Guinness World Records contacted Jonathan, permitting him to attempt the record. The moment he had been waiting for was approaching and Jonathan recalls his unconventional way of going about the next steps, smiling as he confessed his lack of a plan outside of “buying a bike and driving south.” Equipped with a determined mind, dauntless spirit, and haphazard plan, he flew to Seattle to begin the journey of a lifetime.

When asked about the toughest parts of the journey,  he said “at first it was just getting used to the bike and trying to make sure I wasn’t going to cause an accident. The bike only goes 30 MPH,  so there were quite a few times that I would have to completely full over to let cars pass if there wasn’t a large enough shoulder.”

After he got used to the mechanics of the bike and he became more accustomed to riding it for over eight hours a day, the language barrier in Central America proved the second biggest obstacle to his journey.

“I got burned early” he says, remembering his times on the borders. “The second border I crossed, entering Guatemala, was incredibly confusing. and I didn’t realize how rampant the corruption is, from officials to townspeople, it was like they were conspiring together.” Going into further detail, he explains “I was forced to buy a fake permit and give a cash deposit that would be “refunded” when I left the country. It wasn’t until I reached the El Salvadorian border that I realized they cheated me out of almost $500.”

Overall though, Jonathan contends he has no regrets summarizing his thoughts saying, “I made it back in one piece and broke the record, and those two things alone are more than enough. Although I came close a few times, I never crashed the bike, and besides the border crossings and military checkpoints, I experienced relatively little harassment.”

When asked about what he will do next, Jonathan confesses he ruminated over what next excitement he would embark on, what other records he could break, and where the potential of where opportunities could lead. He recognizes this next adventure will have to wait a little longer as he is staying busy with the details of the launching of his next company. “Truthfully, there’s a lot I want to do and will do, but it’ll have to wait. As I get back into the startup world, I think I’ll be here for the foreseeable future. But if and when I do have the time to do an extensive journey like that again, I know it will be just as rewarding as the last. For now, I’m content with settling in and sticking to finding adventure in the life around me with people, rock climbing, or smaller-scale mountaineering trips.”

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Get to know Fast-Rising Talent Jason Fer

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Jason Fer

As a respected artist and personality, he uses his talent and knowledge to better the lives of his followers, always enabling them to fight for what they believe in and stay true to themselves despite the unprecedented times. For example, Jason aims to ensure his music is as genuine and authentic as possible by sporting his heart on his sleeve during the songwriting process to ensure he bonds with his audience.

Jason has been able to leverage his experience as a multi-instrumentalist, which allows his fans to have a more interactive experience with the artist and help him solidify his brand. Jason uses his time to make music, be involved in his craft, discover unique habits and sounds, and create a nuanced dynamic with his releases. Jason’s also merged with other artists, using his influence as a portal to bridge the gap for other creatives passionate about starting a brand and joining that with their artistry to encourage them to increase their careers.

When it comes to his musical journey, Jason Fer had to overcome personal obstacles and self-doubt, broken relationships, chasing his passion continued to fan the flame for his ever-growing hunger to showcase his talent to the world. He has made a name for himself as an established recording artist, musician, and songwriter within the music world. The celebrated artist has made several media impressions about his musical journey and communicated his love to combine soulful melodies with heartfelt lyricism.

2022 seems only to be the start for the vetted talent––with a purpose to fortify his online presence and strengthen an admiringly expected rollout this year; we can expect much more from him in the public space.

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MusicSnake Predicts Nexo token to Hit $10 in 2022

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MusicSnake Predicts Nexo token to Hit $10 in 2022

Hip-hop artist and blockchain industry supporter MusicSnake published his price predictions for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Nexo token. “Here is my prediction for this year: $btc will hit $100k, $nexo token ~ $10, $eth ~ $10k by December 2022.” – the artist tweeted. Fred King’s most recent price prediction on Nexo token is definitely correlating with Antoni Trenchev’s comments on the token price direction. The managing partner and co-founder of the crypto lending leader often repeated that the fair price for the token would have double digits.

The recent price prediction is not the first time Fred King shares his bullish predictions with his audience. In 2021 MusicSnake predicted Cel token price to touch $7 and Bitcoin – $70k. A few months later Cel token jumped to $8.05 and Bitcoin reached $68k.

In March 2021 MusicSnake’s NFT collection “CryptoSnake Coins” was one of the Top 10 best-selling NFT collections on the Rarible platform. In 2022 he is planning to release another NFT collection that will support his upcoming album “By”. The LP release is scheduled for March 14th, 2022. The musician promised to continue supporting the blockchain community. One of the songs on the “By” tracklist is called “Crypto Creep” and is a shout-out to the Crypto community and Michael Saylor.

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