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May 7, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks reveals double-digit growth in UK revenue and instructions previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks reveals double-digit growth in UK revenue and instructionsLatest trading update shows US and Australian still at very early stages of development but says it is on target for group revenues of at least £165m.Nigel Lewis6th November 201801,782 Views Purplebricks has grown its revenues in the UK by 20% and instructions by at least 10% over the past six months, the company has revealed in its latest trading update.The company also says its overall operation which now includes a presence in Germany and Canada as well as operations in seven US states and Australia, is on track to turn over between £165 million and £185 million over its current financial year.The statement is noteworthy for what it doesn’t reveal including UK profitability and LPE numbers in the UK, although the company says that nearly half of British consumers now recall its name unprompted.It’s market share remains static, though, sticking at 74% of the hybrid estate agency cake, the same figure it claimed in July.“The challenging UK housing market is driving a shakeout in the industry, highlighting weaknesses in both some traditional and online agents business models,” says Group CEO Michael Bruce (left).“Against this backdrop Purplebricks continues to grow and win market share. Longer term with the best-known brand in the sector, our flexible business model and the strong balance sheet, Purplebricks is well placed to further strengthen its leading UK position and replicate this success overseas.”This may take some time. The company admits that its US operation remains at an early stage of development but has seen strong growth in listings and revenue.US and OzBut it also admits that Purplebricks in Australia has experienced ‘some challenges’, an oblique reference to recent unrest among some of its territory holders and two increase in fees and changes to the way it charges the fees.Purplebricks says it has since strengthened its team and seen an increase in new instructions during September in Australia.The company also highlights difficulties it has encountered with its investment in German hybrid counterpart Homeday, which German authority’s recently announced would be investigated by the country’s competition authority. Purplebricks Kenny Bruce trading update November 6, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPresident Donald Trump, asked if he would denounce white supremacists and militia groups during Tuesday night’s US presidential debate, told the right-wing group the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”Who are the Proud Boys?The Proud Boys were established during the 2016 US election by Vice Media co-founder and Canadian-British right-wing activist Gavin McInnes, who has since distanced himself from the group. Why were they mentioned during the debate?Debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he was willing to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and tell them to “stand down” and not add to violence during recent protests in US cities such as Portland, Oregon, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.Trump agreed to do that, asking, “Who would you like me to condemn?” Biden interjected: “The Proud Boys.”Trump then urged the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” but quickly turned the conversation to antifa, a left-wing anti-fascist ideology, whose adherents he has blamed for violence at protests in recent months.In a Proud Boys channel on the messaging app Telegram, members shared a version of their logo that included the words “stand back, stand by” following Trump’s remarks.Joe Biggs, a Proud Boys member, celebrated the group’s mention on the social media platform Parler, saying: “President Trump told the proud boys to stand by because someone needs to deal with ANTIFA…well sir! we’re ready!!”On Wednesday, Trump walked back his remarks at the White House, telling reporters he was not familiar with the Proud Boys, but that the group should let law enforcement do its work.How are the Proud Boys tied to recent us protests?The group has clashed violently with Black Lives Matter and antifa demonstrators in Portland and other cities in recent months. At rallies, members are often clad in black and yellow polo shirts, wear body armor, and carry weapons, including firearms, paintball guns and baseball bats.Before a Proud Boys rally in Portland last Saturday, Oregon’s Democratic Governor Kate Brown declared a weekend state of emergency for the city, citing an imminent risk of civil disturbance that threatened injury or loss of life.The rally, which attracted hundreds of Proud Boys supporters, was largely peaceful, but police and left-wing protesters later clashed in downtown Portland.Are the Proud Boys a hate group?The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), another anti-hate advocacy organization, labeled the Proud Boys a hate group in 2018. McInnes sued the organization over the hate designation in February 2019, saying it was “purposefully deceitful” and meant to hurt his reputation.The case is still ongoing and lawyers for both parties did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Oregon’s Governor Brown criticized the Proud Boys in a tweet on Wednesday. “Let’s be clear: The Proud Boys are white supremacists,” she said. “Racism and hate are not forms of patriotism.” The group likely has several hundred members with chapters in most states and some other countries, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an anti-hate organization. They drew media attention in late 2018 after a violent confrontation with left-wing protesters in New York City, and returned to the spotlight during protests in recent months.They describe themselves as a male-only club of “Western chauvinists” who “refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.” The group, whose membership is multiracial, has been called out for misogynistic, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration rhetoric by advocates who monitor extremism.Group members tend to adhere to an ideology that rejects overt white supremacy but embraces chauvinism, according to the ADL.Last year, two members of the group were sentenced to four years in prison for their role in a violent 2018 brawl with anti-fascist protesters following a speech by McInnes at a Republican club in New York City.center_img Topics :last_img read more

August 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTrade union leaders, as well as the private sector, have called on Barbadians to participate in a national strike on Monday.At a news conference last Friday, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Toni Moore and the President of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert said this protest is an effort to pressure the government concerning the National Social Responsibility Levy.The officials urged local businesses to allow workers to participate in the event.Strike won’t affect ports or hospitalThey also sought to assure the nation that the joint action will not affect the main ports of entry or the state-run Queen Elizabeth hospital.The unions have been protesting the 400 percent hike in the levy. Hundreds recently voiced their dissatisfaction by participating in a protest march. The march was organized by the Barbados Workers’ Union, National Union of Public Workers, the Barbados Union of Teachers and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union.The unions gave the Government a two-week ultimatum to accede to their request and vowed to take industrial action if nothing was done.Fakes messages. Not from PM Stuart Meanwhile, Barbadians have been advised that fraudulent messages attributed to Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart have been circulating on Facebook and by cell phone.According to the PM’s Office, there have been several attempts to send fake messages or engage persons via Facebook Messenger in conversation. Attempts have even been made to solicit money with false promises relating to a fictitious United Nations grant by an individual or individuals purporting to be the Prime Minister.These messages were accompanied by a photo of the Prime Minister.Be Vigilant“Persons are therefore being urged to be vigilant in the face of these forged messages. People are asked to report any such occurrence to the Fraud Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force,” said the PM’s office.In the case of Facebook misuse, the public has been advised to use the “Report” button on the Fake Page to alert Facebook directly about the fraudulent activities.Those who want to contact Stuart’s office officially can do so by calling or sending written correspondence to his office.last_img read more

August 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img[tps_header][/tps_header]Related The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has denied widespread reports that Civil Defenders Basketball Club of Abuja were expelled from the FIBA Africa zone 3 club championship elimination currently taking place in Lagos.Speaking earlier on Thursday at a press conference, the basketball body’s Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade stated that the Abuja-based club left without consulting the organisers.In his words, Ogunade said: “The board had to bend backwards to accommodate Civil Defence. As you were aware, they were in the hotel for 4 days, slept and fed before they packed their baggage and left without recourse to the board or the organisers.”Speaking further, Ogunade described the situation as a little chink in the armour of the event due to the fact that it has affected the fixtures and numbers of games participating clubs have to play.For him, the case is not difficult at all since the person that led the club’s delegation to the tournament is an NBBF board member (Commandant Titus Ayodele).Ogunade further said: “They own their team and it’s not the job of NBBF to clear players for FIBA competitions. As Civil Defence, they run a basketball outfit.We have already sent them the guidelines one clear month before we even sent to Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls.” he further added.The LOC chairman also added that: ” Before we could reach them, they were already in Okene in Kogi state and there was nothing the federation could do because that was when I was away to receive the cheque from the Honourable Minister for the victorious D’Tigress team.”In the same vein, FIBA Zone 3 president and FIBA Africa central board member, Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd), has expressed delight at how the tournament has panned out. He added that the facility and organisation he has witnessed has been the best ever since assuming office as the president of the zone.In his words, Ahmedu said: “Facility wise, this is one of the best facilities that have been used for club championships since I became the president of the zone. Burkina Faso hosted in 2014, Benin hosted in 2015 and Togo hosted in 2016, the standard here is very high.“All of you have watched the games, there has been no blow-out except maybe in one or two games. All the games have been close. “Organization wise, it has been very good.”He further revealed that the tournament will go on despite the fact that Civil Defenders’ withdrawal threatened to dampen the enthusiasm of organisers. He said: “This is life and they are in charge of their own team and they chose not to play and they left. It does not affect those who will qualify.”“They have lost the opportunity to learn and become better and they have exposed themselves to sanctions by FIBA and it’s nobody’s fault.” he concluded.The tournament will go on with more matches expected on Friday.last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDONEGAL will play Mayo in the All-Ireland final as the men from the West saw off a startling Dublin comeback to win an incredible match at Croke Park.The Mayo men finally saw off the All-Ireland champions by 0-19 to 0-16 in today’s semi-final. The referee played an extra seven minutes of the match; two more than had been called as the Dubs went for goal.It was a pulsating game – and a sometimes violent match – as repeated Dublin fouls on Mayo players left one of them in hospital and another with blood pouring from a head wound.Mayo had gone in at half-time leading 0-12 to 0-06.And they stormed ahead in the second half, leading at one stage by ten points. But Dublin staged one of the great comebacks in front of 81,364 at Croke Park reducing the deficit to just three points.And then Bernard Brogan went for goal, only to see his shot saved brilliantly saved by Clarke.Within a minute O’Connor missed a sitter for Mayo – putting a goal chance wide.The Connacht champions held on to set up a first ever All-Ireland final clash with Donegal.TV pundit and 1993 All-Ireland winner Joe Brolly said the Mayo win was “a victory for Donegal” saying the Ulster Champions will fancy their chances in a final against Mayo rather than Dublin.Brolly – who will be at O’Donnell Park on September 14th – also poked fun at Pat Spillane after the game. The Kerry legend said that teams like Donegal and Mayo had been too nice in the past.“The Donegal fans weren’t too nice to you last week Spillane – and quite right too after what you said,” said the Derryman.DONEGAL TO PLAY MAYO IN FINAL AFTER DUBS BEATEN AT CROKER was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL TO PLAY MAYO IN FINAL AFTER DUBS BEATEN AT CROKERlast_img read more

December 17, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Clements: Proposed changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order by the American Farm Bureau Federation could mean more democracy and a more equitable program for all dairy farmers. John Newton, AFBF Chief Economist, says the working group of Farm Bureau members identified four priorities.Newton: All dairy farmers should have a voice and a vote on changes to milk pricing regulation, and that deals directly with the ability of co-ops to bloc vote. Farmers on the working group wanted to see improved risk sharing among farmers, cooperatives and their processors. The working group recommended improved price discovery for milk prices. And finally, some provisions to streamline and simplify the pricing and pooling provisions in the southeast U.S.Clements: Newton says several years of low milk prices prompted the effort.Newton: The voting delegates in January asked us to convene this working group following several years of low milk prices and some struggles in the marketing chain for dairy products. So, this working group was tasked to find a way to update and modernize these Federal Milk Marketing Orders so that dairy farmers and their co-ops and processors can be more successful in the future.Clements: Farm Bureau members will consider adding the recommendations to the Farm Bureau policy book during the 2020 AFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show in Austin, Texas.Newton: Now we need to do what we do best and that’s engage our grassroots members across the country, and go through that grassroots policy development process, ultimately culminating at our business session in January, we’ll have an opportunity to update Farm Bureau policy on federal orders.Clements: Micheal Clements, Washington.last_img read more

December 17, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgInzwischen sind drei Jahre vergangen, seit Moritz seine Mission begonnen hat. Auch 2019 wird es wieder ein Event im Bürener Land geben. Diesmal aber nicht in der Stadt, sondern etwas außerhalb direkt an der sehenswerten Wewelsburg. Fast 700 Geocacher haben ihr will attend bereits geloggt und dafür gesorgt, dass Moritz diesmal ein MEGA-Event veranstalten darf! Moritz war 13 Jahre alt und hatte noch keine 100 Geocaches gefunden, als er 2016 ein Projekt startete, das ihn bis heute beschäftigt. In seiner Heimatstadt Büren wollte er ein großes Geocaching-Event ausrichten! Er sah sich Event-Listings an, knüpfte erste Kontakte und traf bei der persönlichen Vorstellung in der Tourismus-Abteilung im Bürener Rathaus auf sehr positive Resonanz. Geocacher Gernot Schmeller (SchmelliDE) ist ein deutscher Geocaching-Blogger, der mit seinem Wohnmobil und Gleichgesinnten oft unterwegs ist, um kleine sowie große Events im In- und Ausland zu besuchen und dabei ausgiebig cachen zu gehen. Im August 2019 fährt er zum dritten Mal in Folge zum Event in Büren, wo ein junger Event-Organisator für Aufmerksamkeit sorgt. SchmelliDE stellt Euch Moritz und seine wichtigsten Begleiter vor: Warum findet Büren 2019 nicht wieder im Frühjahr statt? Ganz einfach: Der Moritz hat in diesem Sommer seinen Schulabschluss gemacht und musste sich erst einmal auf anderes konzentrieren! Jetzt hat er aber Zeit und wir freuen uns auf Europa in Büren 28-1 am 24. August 2019! Zwei Musiker mischten sich unter die Cacher und sorgten für Stimmung: Von Beginn an unterstützte ihn der als Geocacher, Autor und Shop-Betreiber bekannte Markus Gründel, der nicht nur vor Ort dabei war, sondern bereits bei der Vorbereitung im Hintergrund wertvolle Impulse einbrachte. Waren die Caches 2017 noch arm in der Zahl, schlecht ausgemessen und unspektakulär, gab es diesmal richtig schöne, exakt vermessene Dosen: Tolle Bastelarbeiten begeisterten die Cacher genauso, wie das Thema: Für alle Länder der EU gab es eine Dose mit dem dazu passenden Koch-Rezept. Das kam richtig gut an! Moritz mit SchmelliDE beim Project Märchenhaft in Kassel am Event-Stand Interessante Führungen auf der Burg und am Flughafen Paderborn-Lippstadt erwarten uns. Weitere bekannte Persönlichkeiten haben ihr Kommen angekündigt. So wird diesmal neben Lackey Chris aus Seattle auch Mario Kahn mit seinem bekannten LaserLogoShop in Büren zu Gast sein. Und zum Abschluss gibt es diesmal noch einen musikalischen Leckerbissen. Das Europa-Thema führte die Gäste durch Büren. Einen Cache gab es auch bei dem Schild zur Erinnerung an die Partnerstädte: Mit 232 Attended-Logs konnte Moritz die Besucherzahl innerhalb eines Jahres nahezu verdoppeln. Jetzt sollte es aber noch größer werden. Für die Ausgabe 2019 war Büren nicht nur beim Mega-Event in Kassel vertreten… Schon bei der Anreise 2018 in der Nacht war Büren anders. Ein großes Banner machte auf das Event aufmerksam: Europa in Büren 28-1 Moritz brachte es im ersten Anlauf auf bemerkenswerte 120 Attended-Logs. Die Stimmung bei der Tombola am Samstagabend in der Stadthalle war ausgezeichnet: …sondern es gibt auch das Cacher-Auto vom enthusiastischen Unterstützer Stephan, das Werbung macht… Als Location diente diesmal nicht wie zuvor die Stadthalle mit Eintrittsgebühr. Die Besucher feierten kostenlos im Innenhof des Rathauses von Büren – und das diesmal bei herrlichem Cacher-Wetter. center_img Inzwischen war auch nichts mehr von „mugglefrei“ zu hören. Das Motto lautete „Europa in Büren“ und hatte mit Euronice ein Maskottchen mit Wiedererkennungseffekt gefunden. Hier die Begrüßung 2018: In Büren lässt es sich wirklich schön cachen. Nur spielte bei der Premiere 2017 das Wetter nicht wirklich mit: Nicole, Markus, Moritz und Kerstin am Gründel-Stand beim ersten Event in Büren. Ich bin ganz bestimmt wieder dabei! Share with your Friends:More Mir ist bei meinem ersten Besuch in Büren aufgefallen, dass der damals noch sehr zurückhaltende junge Mann bei den Cachern sehr schnell beliebt war und für sein Engagement große Anerkennung fand. Anstatt aber erst einmal durchzuatmen und sich über den Erfolg zu freuen, fragte Moritz bereits beim Abschiedsfrühstück in einem Bürener Café am Sonntagmorgen die Besucher, was man bei einer Neuauflage besser machen könnte. Schon von Beginn an begleitet der Geocaching-Podcast aus dem Kreis Steinfurt das Event und hat großen Anteil daran, dass in den ersten beiden Jahren viele Steinfurter den Weg nach Büren gefunden haben. Hier die Podcaster beim Interview 2018 mit Kerstin vom Orga-Team: Aus Belgien fanden beliebte Rätsel-Dosen, die Birre TBs, den Weg nach Büren: Und das Geotemporale Institut war mit einem großen Info-Zelt vertreten: Anregungen und Verbesserungsvorschläge gab es reichlich. Moritz setzte sie mit seinem Team beherzt um und veranstaltete 2018 eine Neuauflage in einer Qualität, die man nicht für möglich gehalten hätte. Moritz plante, organisierte und am 22. April 2017 war es endlich soweit. Mit Kerstin als organisatorische Unterstützung aus dem Rathaus und ein paar Freunden startete er mit Mugglefrei an der Afte die Premiere seiner Event-Reihe. Interessante Gäste aus der deutschen Geocaching-Szene fanden den Weg nach Büren, zum Beispiel auch Susanne Fletemeyer, die den Geocaching-Roman „Finde mich!“ geschrieben hat: … und viele Eventbesuche folgten, wie hier beim Mega Brugse Beer im April 2019 in Belgien mit Lackey Audrey vom Geocaching HQ in Seattle. Büren ist eine historische Stadt in Nordrhein-Westfalen, die nicht nur einige Sehenswürdigkeiten und die Wewelsburg zu bieten hat, sondern auch in einer wunderschönen Wandergegend liegt. Das touristische Angebot und die Interessen der Geocacher lassen sich hier ideal verbinden. Als gut besuchte Attraktion war schon 2017 Raistlins Lockpicking Workshop zu Gast: SharePrint RelatedNeu: Eventkalender auf Deiner ÜbersichtsseiteAugust 22, 2017In “Deutsch”Liebst Du Geocaching? Da bist Du nicht alleine!January 30, 2017In “Deutsch”Raus mit dem Alten, und her mit dem Neuen mit diesen zwei Souvenirs!November 13, 2018In “Deutsch”last_img read more

December 16, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNow 83 years old, Arthur Rosenfeld probably understands as well as anyone on the planet the consequences and opportunities inherent in our approach to energy use and conservation.Perhaps the best thing about Rosenfeld’s analyses of the costs, benefits, and potential drawbacks to increasing energy efficiency is that most of them yielded recommendations that were relatively easy to follow and produced remarkable results. Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Shut down appliances when you’re not using them. Build energy efficient buildings and cover their exteriors (especially roofs) with light-colored material. Design appliances to operate more efficiently.In California, where Rosenfeld served on the California Energy Commission, the state’s principal energy planning and policy agency, energy conservation mandates have helped keep per-capita energy consumption flat for the past 30 years. The implementation of these mandates was, of course, incremental and often slowed by businesses and citizens interested in maintaining the status quo, but ultimately the state found itself using less electricity and petroleum-based fuel – and saving on energy costs – by applying remedies that required fairly straightforward changes in behavior or design philosophy. That, as Rosenfeld emphasized time and again during his long tenure with the commission, is cheaper and more ecologically beneficial than building more power plants.Battling profligacyRosenfeld, who recently retired from the commission, comes from an academic background that emphasizes the theoretical as much as the practical. As a recent Los Angeles Times profile points out, he studied particle physics (under Enrico Fermi) at the University of Chicago for his doctorate, but discovered his true calling in the early 1970s during the Arab oil embargo, when he realized the most expedient way to prevent or offset similar crises was to push policies that would reduce energy waste and increase energy efficiency.Rosenfeld and his colleagues backed up their recommendations with solid research – more than enough to help generate many of the initiatives that have made California a global leader in energy conservation and in energy efficient construction. Fortunately, too, Rosenfeld is adept at deploying a couple secret weapons when facing skeptics: his knack for self-effacement and elegant explanations that, as the Times notes, make “science understandable to people who couldn’t screw in a light bulb.”If you haven’t already seen the profile, consider checking it out. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who has done a lot to lead us down the green path.last_img read more

December 12, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgColor correction tools like DaVinci Resolve are more affordable and accessible than ever, but working with color takes more than just the right software. Here are three tips for building a color correction suite that will improve your output.Top image via Digital ProductionMuch like editing bays, color correction suites come in all shapes and sizes. On the top level, a color room at a high-end facility might have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment in it, while an at-home setup will naturally be more modest. With that said, just because you might be working from home or from a small facility doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t follow the same principles as the larger color suites.You may not need a $30,000 color board or a 4K projector, but what you do need are a number of basic components that will make or break the quality of your work. Let’s take a look at three of the most important aspects of any color suite.1. Light ControlImage of The Vanity VFX color grading station in Toronto via BTL News If you come from an offline editing background, then you might be used to editing on your laptop on set, in a coffee shop, at the kitchen table, or anywhere else you can find space to set up shop. Unfortunately, things aren’t as simple when working with color, as ambient room light can pose big challenges when handling color work.Imagine attempting to color correct a photo on your iPhone in a dark room. Now imagine trying to color the same photo on your iPhone in broad daylight. Obviously you’ll have a much tougher time working outside, since the glare from the sun makes a perfectly clear view of your screen nearly impossible. The same principle applies inside your color room.Any little bit of light that seeps into your room through a window, door, or elsewhere will negatively impact your color session. Not only does ambient light make it more difficult to view your monitor properly, but it’s inconsistent nature will also throw off your results. For instance, you might start your session in the morning while the sun isn’t yet overhead — but by noon, it’s shining straight through the window. Whether you realize it or not, you’ll be compensating for this extra light in the room by making color adjustments in your footage.For these reasons and more, the first thing you need to do when setting up your color suite is control the light. Buy blackout blinds and install them on every window in your suite to block any and all uncontrolled light. With the house lights off, your room should be pitch black inside, so make whatever changes you need to ensure that your space achieves this.2. Room ColorImage via the Toast AgencyAmbient light isn’t the only variable that can affect your ability to see color objectively — the colors in your room can pose just as many challenges.If you’ve ever worked in a professional color suite, you know that almost all of them have walls that are painted grey. The reason for this is quite simple: if your room is any color other than a neutral grey, your eyes will adjust to the ambient color of the room. Therefore, you’ll be making inaccurate judgements when it comes to coloring your footage.Think of what happens when you wear blue sunglasses for more than a few minutes and then take them off — everything now appears yellow, or warm. This is because your eyes have an ability to “white balance,” so to speak, and this phenomenon can occur just as obviously when you’re inside your color suite.If you were to attempt to color a project in a room that’s painted a bright vivid color (let’s say cherry red), there’s no question that your images would all have a very distinct color cast to them. Your eyes would adjust to the red in the room pretty quickly. In an unconscious attempt to balance the color of the image to your eyes, you’d be inadvertently adding more red to your images than called for.So, if you plan on doing professional color work, be sure to paint your room neutral grey to avoid headaches and technical issues with your projects. It’s also ideal to use light fixtures that have a color temperature of 6500K for greater consistency and accuracy.3. Calibrated MonitorEven if your room is light controlled and painted neutral grey, you aren’t quite out of the woods yet. The other huge variable to consider when working on color projects your monitoring system set up — more specifically, how it’s calibrated.Regular computer monitors are not designed for critical color work. Some monitors are warmer than others, some have too much contrast, others are oversaturated, and so on. The bottom line is that a $150 monitor from Best Buy is never going to display colors to meet a professional standard, and attempting to use monitors like this to color with is ill-advised.If you’re serious about color, you really need to invest in a proper broadcast monitor that can take an SDI video signal and be calibrated professionally. You may not need to invest in a color board right away, or a huge office space to work in, but investing in a monitor is an absolute must. In many ways, your monitor is the heart of your color operation — so if there’s one area you’re going to want to invest your money, it’s here.Interested in learning more about color grading? Check out the color grading section of the PremiumBeat Blog.last_img read more

November 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment
first_imgLena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday.And neutrals, too.These ladies sure did sizzle in their red and blue numbers on the red carpetOn Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with yards and yards of draping fabric, loud floral embroidery at the waist and a plunging neckline.Julia Roberts, at 46, had fashion observers near speechless as she showed off her legs in a bubbly beaded mini in deep blue. Keke Palmer, of “The Trip to Bountiful,” wowed in a blue cobalt trumpet-shaped gown from Rubin Singer. Layers of fabric skimmed the gown, and a structured strapless bodice was cut in a deep V.Baby bumps represented. Hayden Panettiere (who announced it’s a girl) lovingly stroked her belly in a metallic fitted gown. Amanda Peet, pregnant with her third child, was in an unfortunate, empire-waisted floral.Hayden Panettiere showed off her baby bump in effortless fashionWashington bucked the color trend in fitted orange Prada with a high slit and beaded front pleats.”I saw it hanging there and I knew it was a contender,” she told The Associated Press. “I threw it on during a lunch break when I was shooting `Scandal’ and fell in love.”advertisementSofia Vergara, always a red carpet stunner, went for a more classic look in a fitted white Roberto Cavalli gown with a space agey bodice that showed less of her cleavage than usual.Sofia Vergara donned a more conservative look on the red carpet this time roundAllison Janney, who won best supporting actress in a comedy for her “Mom” role, looked anything but: Her velvet magenta gown seriously hugged her in all the right places.”I love this dress because it makes me look like I have the tiniest waist. I put this on and everyone was like, `Done!'”Taylor Schilling and her “Orange is the New Black” crew walked early – Schilling dressed in a lighter-than-air, pale halter gown with subtle sparkle and fellow cast member Uzo Aduba in strapless red.”I enjoy a nice non-color,” Schilling joked on E! “It just felt sort of timeless.”Aduba has been having big fun in fashion since the Netflix show has grown popular. Earlier this month, she won a Creative Arts Emmy for her role as Crazy Eyes.”I wanted something beautiful,” she told the AP of her custom Christian Siriano.Laverne Cox, another of the show’s co-stars, chatted on the carpet in a caped, white gown by one her favorite designers, Marc Bouwer. Fred Leighton diamonds were sewn into the dress that sported a chest-baring neckline.Robin Wright decided against a dress altogether. She wore a Ralph Lauren Collection custom silk jumpsuit in cream with a tuxedo-style front and wide open back to her waist.Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” represented early for the men, wearing a serious scowl like his character and sporting a top-knot.last_img