November 13, 2008
THE CONVOLUTED explanations given by the correctional officers in charge of a Prince George's County inmate who died in June have taken another turn toward the implausible. The officers who rushed into the cell of 19-year-old inmate Ronnie L. White were required to record their actions with a hand-held video camera. But, according to confidential reports obtained by The Post, the camera did not record the officers as they entered the cell or in the minutes that followed. Only after Mr. White was removed on a stretcher did the camera start rolling.
February 1, 2009
Robert C. Broughton, 91, a camera effects artist for Walt Disney productions who worked on almost every Disney motion picture from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in 1937 to "The Black Hole" in 1979, died Jan. 19 at a nursing facility in Rochester, Minn. He had pneumonia. Mr. Broughton's job was to create spectacular effects in a subtle way, according to a profile on the Disney Legends Web site. By using color traveling matte composite cinematography, Broughton helped Dick Van Dyke dance with animated penguins in "Mary Poppins.
November 30, 2011
I was appalled that The Post called on the Supreme Court to allow its proceedings to be televised [ "Ready for its close-up," editorial, Nov. 27]. Is nothing sacred? The Post weakly argued that objections raised against televised proceedings, such as lawyers and justices playing to the camera, or security concerns for justices, amount to an argument against any journalistic coverage of the court. Nonsense. The presence of a journalist to write about the proceedings is no more obtrusive than that of other spectators in the courtroom.
March 15, 2011 |
Two visual styles emerge from the disasters in Japan. Flooding the Internet, arriving days after the massive earthquake and lethal tsunami, are immediate visions of horror, inundation, muck and destruction, filmed with a jerky, restless motion, with rapid shifts in focus and detail. A mix of morbid fascination and a strange sense of obligation — that it is our duty to watch— quickly send these videos viral, even as the story shifts to fear of nuclear meltdown and radiation leaks.
November 9, 2008 |
A video camera that Prince George's County jail guards were required to use in June as they rushed into the cell of an unconscious inmate accused of killing a police officer failed to record the crucial minutes when the guards arrived and moved his body, according to confidential jail reports. The reports -- handwritten statements signed by guards, supervisors and jail nurses -- say the camera malfunctioned and did not capture the first five minutes when a team of guards entered Ronnie White's cell, began CPR and called...
April 30, 2013 |
Ready for the evolution of the selfie? Vine announced it will support videos made using a smartphone's front-facing camera and that the Twitter-owned service will get a tad more social by allowing users to mention one another in their short video posts. The company announced the changes in a blog post , though the news spread more quickly thanks to a front-facing camera Vine post from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey . People can post up to six seconds of video using the app, which lets them...