Register Now » 1 min read Apple diehards will soon have the chance to own a formative piece of the company’s history, when one of the very first Apple 1 computers is auctioned off on October 22.The Apple 1, which marks the storied company’s inaugural product, was concocted by Steve Wozniak in either Steve Jobs’ family garage or in his little sister’s bedroom.The still-functioning motherboard, which will be offered by Bonhams New York, is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000, according to the auction house. For comparison’s sake, when the product was first introduced in 1976, it was sold for a rather ominous $666.66.While the Apple 1 computer singlehandedly “[heralded] the dawn of the personal computer revolution,” according to Bonhams, only 200 units were ever made — roughly 15 of which are still operational today.Related: Apple Reportedly Delays Launch of Jumbo iPad October 9, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
A Letterkenny man, who was found drink-driving a horse and trap at 2.45 in the morning has been sent to prison after his ‘luck run out’.On November 2, 2016, Danny Connors was observed driving the horse-drawn carriage between two lanes of the Neil T Blaney Road. Connors, who was ‘highly intoxicated’, sped off after being pursued by Gardai.Connors (44) of 7 Canal Road, Letterkenny, was sentenced to two months imprisonment after threatening Gardai with an iron bar and two glass bottles as they approached him.Connors, who has 31 previous convictions, dismounted at Canal Road and held up an iron bar to Gardai, Inspector Sean Grant said.Connors then picked up two glass bottles and waved them at the approaching officers, who pepper sprayed and arrested the defendant.Defence solicitor Michael Shiel said Connors ‘was dying to take the horse out’.“He got the horse a day or two before it,” Mr Shiel told Letterkenny District Court.“I asked him why he took the horse and trap out at half-past two in the morning. He hadn’t had a chance to take it out and he was dying to get out on the horse.“He realises that it was an act of lunacy. It was a crazy act to do. He had drink taken and his judgement wasn’t the best.”Asked why he had taken off when Gardai attempted to stop him, Connors claimed he couldn’t control the horse and he tried to steer back home.Connors pleaded guilty to the charges of attempting to drive an animal-propelled vehicle while drunk and resisting arrest.“This incident is particularly graphic,” said Judge Paul Kelly. “He took an unfortunate animal out in that condition onto an extremely busy road at that out of the morning.“He then tried to get away from Gardai and picked up a bar and bottles. His luck has run out.”Judge Kelly sentenced Connors to two months in prison and issued a fine of €250.Recognisance in the event of an appeal was set on Connors’ own bond of €400.Letterkenny man drink-driving on horse and trap sent to prison was last modified: April 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Canal RoadDanny ConnorsInspector Sean GrantJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMichael ShielNeil T Blaney Road
When you bring a second camera operator onto your film or video shoot, be sure you communicate clearly about these five important elements.If you stay in the film and video game long enough, you’ll find that there are many jobs that you simply can’t do alone. When you get to that point, you have a couple of options. You can join up with a bigger production team, or you can bring on someone to help you out.Bringing on a second camera op can be a big help, but it can also cause some problems if you don’t establish a good line of communication early on. For best results, go over the following five essential topics to maximize the return on investing in a second camera op.1. Project Goals and ScopeImage via Rad K.It’s a good idea to connect early and start chatting about your project. If you can find your camera op several weeks before your shoot, you can meet in person and go over everything in detail. If you’re limited to email or online communication, you can still get ahead of things. Just be sure to completely explain the project’s goals, scope, and details.Also, if you’re paying your second shooter as a contractor, be upfront about how much you’ll pay them — and exactly when they will receive it.2. A-Camera, B-Camera, and AudioImage via guruXOX.You’ll also want to clearly define both your roles on the shoot. Many two-camera projects (whether they involve event coverage, interviews, or anything else) will operate off an A-cam and B-cam setup. If you’re operating the A-camera, you’ll expect your B-camera operator to adjust his or her coverage accordingly (or vice versa). You’ll also want to coordinate when, where, and how you will record audio.3. Recording Settings and StyleImage via SKphotographer.When working on two-camera shoots, it’s ideal to have two of the same camera. However, in the real world, this seems to rarely happen. Your second camera operator may bring a camera of their own, or maybe you’re supplying another one you have at your disposal. Either way, as soon as you know what you’re working with, you’ll want to synchronize your recording settings. Unless you’re looking for different coverage types, its helpful if you sync your FPS, aperture, and picture profiles.4. Coverage PriorityImage via Yulia Grigoryeva.Once you’re on your shoot, depending on your overall coverage goals, you may want to divide and conquer. This is often necessary for event videos, when there’s a lot going on and you need to get as much coverage as possible. If you need to send your second camera off to shoot on their own, give them clear guidelines about your coverage priorities — like filming particular people or brands, certain exteriors or wides, or specific crowd reactions. Let your second camera op know exactly what to look for, ideally with a shot list.5. Footage Handoff and PaymentFinally, when all is said and done and you’ve wrapped your shoot, initiate a quick but professional handoff of footage and/or equipment. Unless you’ve already worked something out, do not let your second camera op leave with cards or footage. Ideally you’ll have a way to upload footage immediately (or take the cards with you). You’ll also want to be clear about how and when you’ll deliver payment. (As I said above, iron this out early into the project — well before you begin shooting — and use a contract.)Cover image by wellphoto.For more film and video production tips and tricks, check out some of these articles as well.How to Use a Third Camera on Interview Shoots3 Tips You Must Know Before Shooting a Multicam ProductionHow to Shoot Gorgeous Documentary InterviewsCapture Live Events Like a Pro with These Simple RulesHow to Make Event Footage More Cinematic