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  • Need to Blur a Face in Premiere Pro? Here’s How You Do It

    first_imgIn this video tutorial, learn how you can obscure your subject’s identity in Adobe Premiere Pro by using the mosaic effect.Cover image via Shutterstock.If you’ve worked in television or documentaries long enough, you’ve probably had to blur out a face once or twice. Maybe you don’t have a release form, or you want to protect someone’s identity from being exposed. Whatever the case may be, adding a mosaic to a person’s face in Premiere Pro is quick and easy. Premiere’s mosaic effect comes with user-friendly tools that will allow you to easily apply a mosaic to a moving face in just a few minutes. Let’s take a look at how we can do this. Step 1 — Add the Mosaic EffectFirst I need to apply the mosaic effect to my clip. This effect allows me to add horizontal and vertical blocks to my image. I can add keyframes to both of these attributes, and there’s an option to sharpen the colors of my mosaic. Also, as with most effects in Premiere Pro, there is a mask tool inside the mosaic effect. Now that I have applied the effect, it’s time to add a mask to our subject.Step 2 — Create a MaskThere are several different ways to add a mask with the mosaic effect. I can quickly create an ellipse or 4-point polygon mask, or I can use the pen tool to create a custom path. Since I’m masking a face, the ellipse tool will work just fine. Once I click the ellipse mask tool, I’ll position the mask over my subject’s face. Next, I need to track the mask to my subject’s face as she walks through the scene.Step 3 — Track Mask PathWhen tracking a mask path, there are three tracking methods from which to choose:PositionPosition and RotationPosition, Rotation, and ScaleSince my subject is moving toward the camera, I’ll leave the tracking method on the default Position, Rotation, and Scale method. I can track the mask forward or backward, frame by frame or with standard playback. It’s best to start the track when your subject is closer to the camera. Once the track is complete, I should be able to see keyframes on my mask path attribute.Step 4 — Fine-TuneAs long as my track was successful, I should now have a mosaic applied to the subject’s face. For the final step, I can fine-tune the effect. There’s a variety of different things I can do to fine-tune the effect, including adjusting the mask expansion, the mask feather, and the number of horizontal and vertical blocks. Again, since my subject is moving toward the camera, I can add keyframes to any of these attributes to have them change as the subject approaches.And there you have it. In just a few minutes, I’ve created a mosaic that follows my subject as she moves through the scene.Looking for more Premiere Pro tips? Check out these articles:How to Read Lumetri Scopes in Adobe Premiere ProShutterstock’s Free Plugin Brings 8 Million+ Clips to Premiere Pro15 FREE Camera Shake Presets for After Effects and Premiere ProImprove Your Edits with Better Audio in Premiere ProColor Grading: How to Change the Seasons in Premiere Prolast_img read more

  • Mannan Wani’s conduct not objectionable: AMU

    first_imgThe internal probe constituted by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) into the conduct of Mannan Bashir Wani has found “nothing objectionable” against him in his stay and conduct as a student of the University. Mr. Wani was suspended by the AMU on January 8, 2018, immediately after a picture of him with an AK-47 surfaced on social media. The 109-page report by the University, however, describes him as a “brilliant student” and certifies his “good conduct”. Mr. Wani, 25, was studying as a Ph.D scholar in Applied Geology after completing his Masters and M.Phil. in geology from AMU. Immediately after suspending Mr. Wani, the AMU had constituted a two-member probe committee to submit a report on his activities at the University. The committee declared in its report that it found “nothing suspicious or objectionable against Wani as far as his stay in the university as a student was concerned”.The report has been submitted to the Aligarh Police, which is probing Mr. Wani’s disappearance. The AMU had filed a report with the police saying that Mr. Wani had gone missing since January 2. The University authorities had declared in the missing person complaint that if Mr. Wani was caught for his involvement in illegal activities, the AMU would not be held responsible for it. Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajesh Pandey confirmed receiving the committee’s report and said that the police will send it to the U.P. Anti-Terrorism Squad for a detailed examination. The report was prepared after talking to a more than 100 people who had met Mr. Wani, including his teachers, supervisor, classmates and hostel-mates. Meanwhile, the AMU Students Union (AMUSU) has decided to launch a nationwide campaign demanding the government “declare concrete evidence that Wani had joined a terror group”. AMUSU president Mashqoor Ahmad Usmani told media, “It is indeed sad and unfortunate that merely on the basis of social media reports, the Government of India concluded that Wani has joined a terror group. Even the investigative agencies do not have any proof or evidence to substantiate the allegation.”last_img read more

  • Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola set for first face-off in Beijing

    first_imgJose Mourinho, officially confirmed as Manchester United boss onFriday, and old adversary Pep Guardiola, who is replacing Manuel Pellegrini at ManchesterCity, will renew hostilities in the pre-season International Champions Cup tobe held in Beijing on July 25.There was little love lost between the pair when Mourinho was incharge at Real Madrid and Guardiola led Barcelona.The rivalry is likely to be just as fierce when United attemptto make up ground on their neighbours, who have finished above them in thePremier League for the past three seasons.This term City were only ahead on goal difference but pippingUnited to fourth position meant they took the final Champions League qualifyingplace.United won the FA Cup last weekend but the final proved to bemanager Louis van Gaal’s swansong, his dismissal coming two days later.PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE The first game of their pre-season tour to China is againstBorussia Dortmund in Shanghai on July 22.United, as FA Cup holders, take on Premier League championsLeicester City in the annual Community Shield game at Wembley on August 7.Before that Mourinho will have an early date in the Old Trafforddugout when he takes charge of an England XI in a charity game for Soccer Aidagainst a Rest of the World XI on June 5.Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri will be in opposition that dayas manager of the World XI that is due to include former Brazilian greatsRonaldinho and Cafu.Next season’s Premier League fixtures are being announced onJune 15.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Tottenham Hotspur’s New Year derby vs West Ham United postponed due to safety concerns

    first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s New Year’s Eve fixture against London rivals West Ham United has been moved to January 4 due to safety concerns, the Premier League said on Monday.The league made the decision after the Safety Advisory Group at Wembley Stadium could only recommend a maximum crowd of 43,000 for the initial date, which was less than half the capacity.”The League selected this match for 31 December with the expectation that a regular crowd capacity would be able to attend,” the Premier League said in a statement.”However, despite significant work by all parties to achieve this, ultimately the Safety Advisory Group at Wembley Stadium would only recommend a maximum crowd of 43,000.”The main reason for the decision was transport issues, mainly at local tube stations.The match will kick off at 2000 GMT, two days after Spurs visit Swansea City.last_img read more

  • In The Spotlight – Daniel Rushworth

    first_imgIn the seventh edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Mixed Open player, Daniel Rushworth, speaks about what it means to be playing in the 2011 World Cup, and about his knowledge of Scotland. Name: Daniel RushworthNickname: RushyAge: 31Affiliate: Western SuburbsOccupation: Sport Manager – NSW Touch FootballPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: 1998 M18 (Youth Trans Tasman)/ 2005 Mixed Open All Nations NZCareer highlights so far: 2007 World Cup Men’s Open win over NZ.How you got involved in Touch Football: Through my school teacher Sue Dorrington, who was a former Australian Women’s Open player when I was in High School.Favourite player: Michael Jacono: small, agile, no nonsense kind of player, ready to always roll the sleeves up and dig in and do the hard yards. What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means a great deal to me, it is always an honour to play in the green and gold and something I take great pride in and with the tight knit group we have the excitement is already running high. It also offers an opportunity to take care of some unfinished business, the last time I was a part of this team we had a golden opportunity to knock the Kiwis over in New Zealand at the All Nations in 2005 only for it to slip away in the final, so there is definitely some motivation there.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Tony Trad club coach at Western Suburbs and my Father.Favourite sporting moment: Steve Waugh’s last ball hundred at the SCG, a real career defining moment under extreme pressure.What do you know about Scotland: That the weather changes in minutes after being there last year around the same time the World Cup is this year, the people are extremely hospitable and are really interested to learn as much about our sport as possible. I think many of my teammates will be really surprised on what it has to offer.Any superstitions: None.Funniest Australian teammate: Benny Robinson never misses an opportunity.Favourite quote: “It’s science” Anchorman Ron Burgundy.Any travel plans for after World Cup: Heading to the Greek Islands followed by tour around the UK.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 47 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 read more

  • Day To Honour Human Rights

    first_imgRice. It is not the food most Nova Scotians would name if theywere asked about a bountiful meal. But rice is a staple in thediets of more than half the world’s population. The availability and distribution of this critical food will beone of the focuses on Dec. 10 as Nova Scotians celebrateInternational Human Rights Day. This year marks the 56th International Human Rights Day, theanniversary of the day that the United Nations adopted andproclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “It is appropriate that this year we are marking InternationalHuman Rights Day by acknowledging that 2004 is also the UnitedNations’ International Year of Rice,” said Mayann Francis, CEO ofthe Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “We must never forget that the Universal Declaration of HumanRights clearly challenges us to concentrate on promoting a numberof rights and freedoms, including the right to a standard ofliving that allows adequate food, housing, clothing and health-care.” As part of this year’s Human Rights Day celebrations, a UnitedNations’ flag will be flying at Province House. Regional officesof the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission have also arranged forthe flag to be raised at town halls in Sydney, New Glasgow andDigby. To further encourage debate, schools in parts of the provincehave been provided with information on both the Declaration ofHuman Rights and on the United Nations’ International Year ofRice. And, in Halifax, a Human Rights Day forum will be hosted by theNova Scotia Human Rights Commission and by Partners AgainstRacism — a coalition of concerned individuals and organizationsdedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. To be held atthe St. Antonio Olympic Community Centre — at the corner ofCunard and Hunter streets — the forum is being called MakingRoom at the Table. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a”sustainable” breakfast and continue until noon with panels anddiscussions on issues regarding the availability, distribution,security and sustainability of food. Remarks will also be givenby Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Status ofWomen; Lance Hale, vice-chair of the commission; Ms. Francis; andCherise Adjodha, executive director of the Nova Scotia PublicInterest Research Group. For more information on Universal Declaration of Human Rights seethe website at . For more information on the International Year of Rice see thewebsite at .last_img read more


    first_imgAdvertisement Autumn in Canada means watching the leaves change, eating crispy apples, and let’s face it, getting ready for winter. But although temperatures at home are getting cooler, our Canadian talent is heating the international film festivals this season!Already this October, Canadian cinema was especially well-represented at the Busan International Film Festival, where Canada had six feature films selected at the festival, including three genre films. Canada also made a splash at the BFI London Film Festival, where it presented seven short films and three feature-length coproductions. Canada’s also representing at the Tokyo International Film Festival (October 25 to November 3, 2018), where in addition to a large selection of Canadian features, Maxime Giroux’s La Grande Noirceur (The Great Darkened Days) in the festival’s main competition, a first for Canada in a decade! Also participating are Ron Mann’s Carmine Street Guitars (Venice Film Festival 2018), Sophie Lorain’s Charlotte a du fun (Slut in a Good Way, Tribeca Film Festival 2018), and Sébastien Pilote’s La Disparition des Lucioles (The Fireflies Are Gone, Karlovy Vary 2018).And next month, from November 15 to 25, our filmmakers are sure to wow everyone at Germany’s 67th Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, where five Canadian features will be competing. In the official competition are: Katherine Jerkovic’s Roads in February (which was awarded Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival); Paul Barbeau’s À nous l’éternité (We Have Forever); and Sébastien Pilote’s La Disparition des Lucioles (The Fireflies Are Gone), hot off being named Best Canadian Feature at TIFF. And in the International Discoveries section, competing for the Audience Award, are Warren Sulatycky’s April in Autumn and Jean-François Asselin’s Nous sommes les autres (We Are The Others). Canadian cinema thriving and traveling across the worldFor a first-hand perspective on some positive effects of screening at an international film festival, Trench 11 producer Tyler Levine was interviewed by Randall King of the Winnipeg Free Press:“Because it’s a World War One film, we thought (Europe) would be the place where there would be the largest appetite for it,” Levine says in a phone interview from Toronto.“But the place where it seems to be landing the most right now is here at home and in Asia,” he says, crediting Telefilm with expanding the film’s reach. Telefilm was very helpful to help bring the film to Busan in South Korea, and it was likely those efforts which helped the Asian buyers see the film in a very advantageous light,” he says. “This film has sold to every country in Asia and throughout Europe, and in Canada and the U.S.”Trench 11 was presented during Telefilm’s Perspective Canada market screenings at Busan 2017.For more: Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

  • Moroccan Hamza Ouarch Worlds Best Reciter of the Quran

    Marrakech- Moroccan Hamza Ouarach won first prize in the Bahrain International Competition for the Recitation of the Holy Quran online (Universal Reader), organized on Tuesday in Manama, Bahrain’s capital.The Moroccan Quran reader was the best of 5000 participants.This year’s Universal Reader competition, which selects the best voices reciting the Holy Quran from various countries of the world, was considered the most successful ever, and is unprecedented all over the world. The contest aims at encouraging young Muslims to memorize and give importance to the Holy Quran.Hamza Ouarch, 18, follows in the footsteps of many young Moroccans who have previously won a number of awards in Quran recitation.Last July, Mouad Daouik won the “Most Beautiful Recitation” contest in the 18th session of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA). read more

  • Lonely Planet Moroccos Meknes Among Top 10 Cities to Visit in

    Rabat – The famous travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has chosen Meknes among the top 10 cities to visit worldwide in 2019.Meknes came in 10th place after Copenhagen, Denmark (1st); Shenzhen, China (2nd); Novi Sad, Serbia (3rd); Miami, the US (4th); and Kathmandu, Nepal (5th).Lonely Planet also listed Mexico City; Dakar, Senegal; Seattle, the US; and Zadar, Croatia as cities to visit in 2019. Meknes is located about 60 kilometers west of Fez and 155 kilometers east of Rabat.“The notorious war-mongering sultan who moved Morocco’s capital to Meknès in 1672 would be turning in his grave if he knew how few visitors the city receives today compared with Fez and Marrakesh,” wrote Lonely Planet.The number of tourists visiting Meknes has increased since last year. Overnight stays rose from 12,871 in January 2017 to 16,172 in January 2018, up by 26 percent.However, Meknes has far fewer visitors compared to other tourist cities in Morocco.Fez recorded 69,357 overnight stays in January 2018 compared to 51,341 in January 2017, up by 35 percent. Marrakech, the leading Moroccan tourist city, received 542,514 overnight stays in January 2018 compared to 422,850 in the same period last year.Lonely Planet recalled the imperial history of Meknes when “Moulay Ismail plundered Marrakeshi palaces and Roman ruins at nearby Volubilis for stone and marble to build thick-set fortifications that still encase the city.”The travel guide publisher also mentioned the city’s “giant subterranean food stores” and its remnant gate, Bab Mansour, which “outshines even the Blue Gate [Bab Boujloud] in Fez.”Meknes is also famous for the mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail and its old medina.“At the heart of the city, Ismail’s elaborate mausoleum is a national treasure and it’s scheduled to emerge soon from a two-year, top-to-toe restoration, giving travellers more reason than ever to visit this under-appreciated imperial city,” wrote Lonely Planet. read more