Tips & Tricks: Removing Old Versions of Adobe Products on Your Mac
(San Diego, CA, 2018-10-15, from Sr. Editor, Cirina Catania) Application bloat…It’s been bothering me for a while, but I finally got to the tipping point today when I opened up my applications folder and once-again noticed that I had multiple versions of Adobe software installed on my hard drive. Afraid to just start erasing, I…
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IBC 2018: FiLMiC Pro & Zhiyun’s Smooth 4, Marriage Made in Filmmaker Heaven?
(Special to USTimes, September 10, 2018, with commentary by USTimes Senior Editor, Cirina Catania) Note from the Editor: “OK – maybe I’m jumping the gun here, since I haven’t tried it yet…but this sure looks amazing. There, I’ve said it! Read below for the press release that just came across my desk. I just bought…
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The Art of Joy: Cirina Catania on the Lumaforge “Faster Together Stage.”
(August 29,2018) We’ve been asked to include an easy to find link to Cirina Catania’s talk about the Art of Joy, entitled, “Surviving Creative Landmines in Filmmaking.” It was given on the Lumaforge, “Faster Together” stage in Las Vegas during NAB 2018 and has inspired many people, even those who don’t work in TV or…
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Families, Flags, Food and Fun at York Springs’ 150th
(York Springs, PA, August 25, 2018, All Photos by Cirina Catania, Senior Editor, if you repost, please attribute the photo credit! Thanks.) Did the whole town come out for the 150th Anniversary Celebration in York Springs, PA? It seems like it! Everyone was having a great time. I saw lots of families, some fun dancing…
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Gear Review: On Location with Camlast Batteries
(San Diego, CA, May 15, 2018, Review for US Times by Senior Editor Cirina Catania) I will be filming again today and grabbed my two Camlast batteries for the kit along with their dual charger. It occurred to me that I should share what I’ve learned with our readers who might be deciding which batteries…
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Gear: Canon’s IVY Mini Photo Printer – Immediate gratification with the push of a button.
(MELVILLE, N.Y., April 19, 2018, Special to the USTimes) – Canon U.S.A. today announced the IVY Mini Photo Printer. Available in Rose Gold, Mint Green and Slate Gray, the IVY Mini Photo Printer empowers the next generation of creators to tell and share their story in real life (IRL) through the power of print in the…
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Travel: A Go-List for Techie Road Warriors – Pt. 1
(Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2017 – by Cirina Catania, USTimes Senior Editor) I travel. Yep. All the time (almost). And since I’m a filmmaker and often end up in remote areas of the world, my go-lists have to be comprehensive. In the list that follows, which does not include filming equipment, I’ve included supply…
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Carlisle, Corvettes, Congregation and Camaraderie at the 2017 Carlisle Corvette Show
(August 31, 2017, Carlisle, PA) (All photos by Cirina Catania) Since June 30,1953 when the first Corvette was born in Flint, Michigan, these two-seater beauties have captured the hearts of millions. Only 300 were produced that year and accessories were limited, a heater and an AM radio, but it was love at first sight for…
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A quiet American morning in Pennsylvannia.
Under American Skies
Good morning, America. This is from Mom’s house – where bright yellow school busses pass on quiet streets, cicadas are sleeping, hiding from the morning birds and the smell of fresh-cut grass mixes well with the taste of coffee in a “World’s Best Mom” cup. Neighbors wave as they drive off to work, jog by…
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Opinion: Exarchia, Anarchy and a Better World
Thought for the day: The Exarchia neighborhood in Athens, Greece is filled with secret alleyways, enticing walkways, and narrow, cobble-stoned streets. I took this picture a few minutes before dawn on an early morning exploration. Graffiti, opinion, Vespas and soft light leading to a sign reading, “Ennoia Publications.” Communication by art, by word and by…
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