Another Dead Sea Scroll Fragment Discovered

first_img“A secretive encounter with a Bedouin in a desert valley” has produced a fragment of the Bible transcribed nearly two millennia ago, reported MSNBC News.  The fragment, a portion of Leviticus on parchment, was found near the Dead Sea, and “has given rise to hope that the Judean Desert may yield more treasures.”  The artifact dates from the period of the Bar Kochba revolt in the second century of the Roman Empire.  This is the first discovery of its kind since the 1960s.  The archaeologist reluctantly paid a Bedouin for the fragment for fear it would otherwise be lost.The land of the Bible remains a buried treasure.  Only a small percentage of potential sites have been explored, and only a small fraction of artifacts have been uncovered.  Each fragment found in this politically-troubled land has enormous potential to shed light on the greatest story ever told.(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Music and Production Assets for Unforgettable Wedding Videos

first_imgGet Perfect Wedding MusicWhatever stylistic approach your clients request for their video, your music choices help you achieve it. That’s why when we curated our wedding playlist, we made sure to cover a wide range of styles, including indie vocal tracks, feel-good instrumentals, and plenty more.All tracks are royalty free and 100 percent copyright clear. You just need to pick up a music license, and then you can reuse your tracks in as many projects as you need. So even if you have multiple wedding videos lined up, one track can go a long way! Great wedding video music is just a step away. Music, video elements, free tools, and more. Your video plus PremiumBeat is a match made in heaven.Wedding season will be upon us before you know it. For videographers, that means there’ll be wedding video shoots to schedule and some serious editing to do.Every little bit of preparation you can do — for both the actual shoot and the post-production phase — can give you an advantage in this competitive field. To make sure that you’re well-equipped for the upcoming season, we’ve compiled all our favorite tools for wedding videographers, including royalty free music, video assets, stock footage, and helpful freebies.In other words, here’s everything you need to get ahead of the game and make jaw-dropping wedding videos. Ultimate Wedding Video Guide + FreebiesFrom managing client expectations and contracts to creating a high-quality end product, our Wedding Videographer’s Guide shows you all the professional wedding video tricks and secrets.Plus, you can download a free shot list, equipment checklist, light leaks, and more! When the big day comes around, you’ll be ready.Stunning Wedding After Effects TemplatesOur friends over at RocketStock have bundled together a collection of After Effects templates, each designed specifically to enhance wedding videos.With their Wedding After Effects Bundle, you can give your project an extra layer of elegance with logo reveals, slideshows, titles, and more. Check out the bundle now!Miss a shot on the big day? Add the finishing touches to your wedding video with HD and 4K stock footage from Shutterstock.last_img read more

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Control Expressions in Adobe After Effects with Sliders

first_imgStep 1 — Use Null ObjectsFor the first step, I will create two null objects. These layers will give me control over my expression. So why did I create two? Well, if you take a closer look at the wiggle expression, you’ll notice two attributes: frequency and amplitude. I want to control both of these individually. To achieve this, I’ll create two null objects and rename them Amplitude and Frequency. Next, I’ll add a slider control to each null object by selecting Effect > Expression Controls > Slider Control.Step 2 — Parent the AttributesThis is the most important step, wherein you give control of the expression over to the slider in the null object layer. It’s easy to mess this part up and suddenly be confused as to why your effect isn’t working. The key is to parent the specific attribute and not the entire expression. To do this, go into the expression text box and highlight the amplitude, and then drag the expression’s pick whip to the slider control of the Amplitude null object layer. Now the slider is in control of the amplitude. Take note of the text added to the expression. Now, I’ll simply repeat this step for the frequency attribute.Step 3 — Add KeyframesNow that my amplitude and frequency are parented, it’s time to bring the effect to life. Again, my client wants to create an animated GIF version that animates from no movement to fast jitter and back again. I can do this by adjusting the frequency to a set amount and then keyframing the amplitude. For the amplitude null object layer, I’ll bring the slider to 0 and add a keyframe at the beginning and end. Then I will go to the middle and bring the slider up to 50. Now the wiggle expression is animated. The keyframes at the beginning and end will make the animated GIF loop seamlessly. And voilà: animated GIF. Take your animations to the next level, and save time with slider controls for your expressions in After Effects.I’m currently working on a very basic motion graphics project. The project is simple: a coffee mug with text that reads too much coffee. I have a wiggle expression applied to the word coffee, giving it a jittery and over-caffeinated look. The client is happy with the look; however, they need an animated GIF version for use on a website. For the GIF, they’ve requested that the wiggle effect animate in and out, from no movement to full wiggle, and then back again. Let’s take a look at how you can accomplish this without setting aside a week of time to learn a bunch of expression language. Looking for more After Effects tips? Check out these articles.How to Perfectly Position Assets in Adobe After EffectsHow to Quickly Retouch Skin in Adobe After EffectsCreate A Cracked Phone Screen Effect in After EffectsCreate and Animate the Facebook UI in Adobe After EffectsCreate and Animate the YouTube UI in Adobe After Effectslast_img read more

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India win men’s doubles gold in tables tennis

first_imgIn a historic first, India’s men’s doubles team won the Commonwealth Games gold, beating Singapore in a hotly contested five-game final.Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha had conceded the first game before rallying hard to win three out of the next four games.Ning Gao and Zi Yang let the match slip in the third game, which they lost 11-4 after being down 7-0 just a few minutes into the game.The Singaporeans fought back, winning the next game 11-5 and taking the match into the decider. It was a closely contested one.India, trailing by two points, levelled up at 8-8 before sealing the win.The two Singaporeans had beaten Sharath and Saha in the men’s singles semis.Yang had beaten Sharath in a see-saw semifinal that was decided in the seventh game.Sharath led 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7 and needed to win just one more game before Yang bounced back to win two consecutive games.Ning had proved too powerful for Saha, who couldn’t win a single game in the semis, losing 2-11, 2-11, 9-11 and 7-11.last_img read more

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