IDEO Creates a Gorgeous App for Making Movies on Your iPhone
16 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT Updated: 3 hours ago “250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families” is a useful, family-friendly movie guide by Jonathan Decker. Cedar Fort, Cedar Fort Publishing and Media Enlarge photo Summary Searching for a good movie for the family is not only a matter of finding movies that are clean, but also movies are uplifting and Jonathan Decker helps to do that in “250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families.” More Coverage ” 250 GREAT MOVIES FOR LATTER-DAY FAMILIES ,” by Jonathan Decker , Cedar Fort , $12.99, 256 pages (nf) Drawing on his love of the gospel and his love of film, movie critic Jonathan Decker has created a useful, family-friendly movie guide in ” 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families. ” Its a one-stop resource of 250 timeless films, including current films, memorable classics and some worthy films that may have been missed over the years. Although Decker considers artistry and content when recommending films, he says hes more interested in finding movies which draw us nearer to the Lord. To that end, this user-friendly guide lists films alphabetically, by title, with the parental guidance rating, the year it came out, an overview of the story, a grade, a content overview and messages to discuss, including scripture references. Additional indexes are included to enable searching for films by genre, rating, gospel topic (such as repentance), scripture, hymn or general authority cited. Despite having selected movies he feels are appropriate for Mormon families, Decker still includes content overviews which may contain warnings of anything that may be considered graphic, such as the bloody and infected leg wound shown in the film ” Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story.” Decker, an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a licensed marriage and family therapist based in St. George. He also co-hosts the ” The KJZZ Movie Show ” on KJZZ-TV and is a columnist for Meridian Magazine . He posts Hollywood film reviews from a Latter-day Saint perspective at mormonmovieguy.com . ” 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families ” appears to be a useful guide for finding values-based movies. Stephanie Abney, eternal optimist, retired school teacher and freelance writer, lives in Mesa, Ariz., with her husband, Jim. They have five children and 18 grandchildren.
Image: IDEO The app also lets you add filters and add a soundtrack to your clip. Image: IDEO But two other, less obvious things distinguish it from video-making brethren like Instagram and Vine: you don’t haveto share what you create, and you can revisit and rework projects later. Image: IDEO “I think we can complement other video sharing services,” says Dominique Yahyav, the IDEO designer who led the project. Image: IDEO “I think that what I really see this app as is your video camera. This is your video camera to capture your moments. Then you can go share them.” Image: IDEO The best thing about Vine, without a doubt, is its tap-to-shoot interface. With that one ingenious interaction, the app brought the power of the cut to the smartphone-wielding masses, transforming interminable home movies into surprisingly rich little films. The worst thing about Vine is having to put stuff on Vine. The price you pay for using the incredible movie-making tool is being forced to broadcast yourself on its network. Thankfully, now we have Spark Camera , a $2 app from renowned design studio IDEO that gives you the same glorious one-finger-movie-making functionalityand some other good stuffwithout any obligation to share when youre done. The app was IDEOs answer to a straightforward question: how can we give people a simple way to make great looking videos on a smartphone? Its carefully selected feature set is all about giving you things you need to create meaningful mini-movies without slowing you down. Open the app and youre ready to shoot straight awaytheres nothing pestering you for any login credentials. In familiar Vine fashion, a finger on the screen is all you need to string together a series of shots, with a maximum length of 30 seconds. Then you can apply one of 10 filters to the clip and add a soundtrack from your phones stash of tunes.
A few weeks later, the subjects were asked to rate a list of different products, some of which had been advertised. The sugar cube-eating group rated the products they had seen ads for higher, but those in the popcorn group were not influenced by the ads. The researchers conducted a second experiment with 188 people, except that in addition to their snacks the subjects were given money they could donate to charity. Again, the sugar cube group was more likely to give money to charity organizations that had been advertised, but people in the popcorn group were not swayed by what they had seen. “This finding suggests that selling candy in movie theaters actually undermines advertising effects, which contradicts present marketing strategies,” Topolinksi said. “In the future, when promoting a novel brand, advertising clients might consider trying to prevent candy being sold before the main movie.” The researchers hypothesize that the chewing motion of popcorn might have something to do with this effect. In order for people to remember something, they have to “say” it to themselves. This could involve speaking the word out loud or reading the product hearing it in your head. Chomping on popcorn could ruin that process, as opposed to sucking on a sugar cube, the researchers said. Topolinksi added to the Hollywood Reporter that for some established brands, the “popcorn effect” might not be as pronounced. The study’s findings were more important for more unknown brands. “An ad for Marlboro, for example, is fine because the brand name is well known and the ad just conveys a certain feeling about the brand, the Wild West or whatever,” he said.
Eating popcorn at the movies could make advertisements less effective
Sinead look like playground hijinks. Despite this, both recognize the growing threat of Virgin Media’s Netflix offering, which is why the pair have teamed up to offer Sky Movies via BT’s subscription TV packages. From October 26th, customers can subscribe to 11 Sky Movies channels in SD as well as on-demand content for an additional fee. It’ll all be done via existing Vision+ and YouView hardware, so there’s no need to buy any more gear, although HD-enthusiasts might just have to bite the bullet and sign up with Rupert directly. Show full PR text BT and Sky reach agreement to add Sky Movies to BT TV BT and Sky have signed a multi-year contract which will see Sky Movies made available through BT TV. BT will offer Sky Movies for a monthly subscription that customers can add to their existing BT TV package from October 26. The agreement means that BT will be able to offer its TV customers the option to bolt-on Sky Movies whether they are customers with the YouView box or the latest Vision + box. For Sky, the deal supports Sky’s growing wholesale content business. BT TV customers will be able to enjoy the latest movies across 11 Sky Movies channels, in standard definition, both as streamed live channels and on-demand for those with BT Infinity fibre broadband. For customers with regular BT broadband Sky Movies is only available on-demand. Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service giving access to over 700 different movies on demand including brand new exclusive premieres every week from major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros., and Universal. Sky Movies subscribers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies first, at least 12 months before any online subscription service. Premieres in October include Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Gangster-Squad. Zero Dark Thirty and Life Of Pi will premiere in November. The agreement includes Sky Movies Premiere, Sky Movies Showcase, Sky Movies Greats, Sky Movies Disney, Sky Movies Family, Sky Movies Action & Adventure, Sky Movies Comedy, Sky Movies Crime & Thriller, Sky Movies Drama & Romance, Sky Movies Sci Fi & Horror and Sky Movies Select.