Smokepole season coming up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The statewide muzzleloader season for deer is open January 9-12. Deer hunters must possess the proper permits to participate and regardless of zone, method of taking or season, hunters may take only one antlered deer during the deer hunting season which continues for archery hunters through Feb. 7 statewide. Legal hunting hours during the statewide muzzleloader deer season are one-half hour before sunrise to a one-half hour after sunset.  Ohio’s small game, furbearer and waterfowl seasons also will be open during the muzzleloader season. During those overlapping four days, small game hunters and deer hunters must visibly wear a coat, jacket, vest or coveralls that are either solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange in color. Hunters are encouraged to donate extra venison to organizations assisting Ohioans in need. The division is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help pay for the processing of donated venison. Hunters who give their deer to a food bank are not required to pay the processing cost as long as the deer are taken to a participating processor and funding for the effort lasts. Counties being served by this program can be found online at www.fhfh.org.The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 6th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 4th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has a $1.5 billion economic impact in Ohio. Hunting related retail sales in Ohio total more than $700 million.Additional deer hunting regulations are contained in the 2015-2016 Ohio Hunting Regulations. The publication is available where hunting licenses are sold and from the Division of Wildlife by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE or on the Internet at wildohio.com.last_img read more

The Best Power Options for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

first_imgBattery GripAt NAB 2019, Blackmagic announced the Pocket 4K Battery Grip. This new accessory steps further away from the whole “pocket” notion, but for those who feel somewhat self-conscious for using a compact device on a paid job (guilty), this attachment does make the camera look significantly more substantial. But, of course, the essential factor is the enhanced power performance.The battery grip eliminates the use of the LP-E6 batteries; instead, it requires Sony L series batteries. This is a slight pain if you’ve already acquired several LP-E6 batteries, but it’s a worthy investment when looking at the power capacity of one L series battery vs. one LP-E6. The battery grip will house two L series batteries and will allow the user to shoot nonstop for two hours from a single charge. I imagine for short takes and candid capture the charge may take the life of up to 4-5 hours of operation time. As with the standard LP-E6, you can also charge these batteries through the camera via the 12V DC connection.The grip will retail for $250 and is expected to ship around August. While the grip and extended battery life is a much-needed addition, it does create the problem of how current cages and equipment will work — because, well, they won’t. A SmallRig full-body cage will become obsolete with the grip. Likewise, a drawer filled with spare LP-E6 will become a junk drawer — if you intend on using the grip attachment at all times.Therefore, before fully investing in camera rigging and batteries, decide if you’re going to invest in the battery grip, as it’s going to alter your setup and increase your costs.V-Mount BatteryThe majority of larger camera systems and filmmaking accessories use the V-mount battery. If you bought a Pocket 4K camera to complement an URSA Mini, it’s likely you may already have a good number of V-mount batteries ready to use. While tests with the V-Mount battery aren’t as common as the LP-E6, it’s been suggested that the average on-and-off runtime is around 5 hours. The problem, however, is how do you attach the V-Mount battery to the Pocket 4K, as there’s no Molex connector?Well, there are two methods. First, if budget is minimal, you can create one yourself. The following video, from Tom Antos, goes over the process of how to make your own DIY V-Mount connection. (Side note: Tom also runs through a number of alternative DIY battery options for the camera.)Antos produced their video in late 2018. Since then, we’ve seen several Pocket 4K V-Mount plates released onto the market. Therefore, if you weren’t that proficient in technology class, it’s okay; the third-party market has you covered. You don’t have to get out the soldering iron just yet.You can pick up a Wooden Camera Pocket 4K V-Mount plate for just under $200. And, if you already have V-Mount batteries, it may initially appear like a better investment than the battery grip. However, you’re then going to have to add additional camera rigging to support the V-Mount battery and plate. This can easily add up to a $300-$500 investment. Therefore, perhaps it’s not a cheaper investment than the battery grip — whether you have V-mount batteries or not. And again, of course, it will increase the overall size of a camera that you may have originally purchased for its compact design.The Pocket 4K is a fantastic camera that produces beautiful imagery. There’s no debate there, especially for the price point. Yet, it reminds me somewhat of the time I purchased a 5D Mark II as an eager 19-year-old filmmaker. The 5D Mk II required a lot of accessories to get it adequately operational as a filmmaking camera. I have similar feelings with the Pocket 4K. After buying the body and lens (if you don’t already have one), it still feels like you need to keep financing the camera in order to film for just a few hours. Perhaps we shouldn’t cast such a shadow over a camera that didn’t seem possible in 2009.Looking for more articles on video gear? Check these out.Stabilizing GoPro Footage with the Unique ReelSteady GO AppIs The New Mac Pro a Content Creator’s Dream Machine?Will Gear Companion Apps Change The Game For Lone Wolf Filmmakers?4 Older Cinema Cameras That Hold Up to Today’s StandardsWhy You Should Wait to Download Your NLE’s Beta Release So what do you need to know about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and its power needs? We’ll walk you through the details.The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, which from here on out and to the end of time I will only refer to as the Pocket 4K, has slowly been arriving in the hands of eager customers. This is when we’ll start to see third-party applications arriving on the market with features or accessories missing from the Pocket 4K. One thing that new Pocket 4K users are currently trying to overcome is how quickly the camera goes through power. It was a criticism in our review, and it’s been a criticism of many across the internet.Branded LP-E6 vs. Third PartyOn a fully charged LP-E6 battery, you’re going to get around 45-60 minutes of power. Although, two variables will decrease that length: one is how long you’re recording, and the second is if the LP-E6 batteries are from legitimate producers. The $60 Canon-branded battery is going to get you further than the “two for $30” deal you saw on Amazon. In the video below, Dave Dugdale describes the differences between a Canon LP-E6 and a third-party LP-E6. Essentially, you’re getting 75 percent of the overall power — when compared to the Canon branded battery — and the life expectancy of a third party battery is shorter.Therefore, consider the following when buying LP-E6 batteries. I respect that not everyone has $120 to spare for two batteries, when the same amount of money can get you four-to-five third-party batteries and, in total, net you longer recording time. But, if the Pocket 4K is a long-term investment, perhaps the official LP-E6 is the way forward.Firmware UpdateThis will be a redundant suggestion if you’ve only recently received your Pocket 4K, as recent batches shipped with the 6.2 firmware. However, if you’re working with firmware older than 6.1, it’s a good idea to update. In the 6.1 patch, one of the many improvements was improved power efficiency for improved battery life.I imagine the Blackmagic wizards were able to reduce the power dependability on some features — and for them to only be active when activated. This is similar to how a laptop operates on a power setting for battery life. But, without specific notes from Blackmagic, this is just a shot in the dark. However, as Arber Baqaj states in his video below, he was able to get 60+ minutes of recording time on the standard battery that comes with the camera.last_img read more

Your Identity and the Stories You Tell Yourself

first_imgI am going to oversimplify an enormous and valuable idea here to offer you something useful. Your identity is mostly a series of stories you tell yourself and others. We treat our identity as if it is some static, fixed, and unchangeable entity, something beyond our ability to transform.While it’s true we can become attached to the stories and the identity we portray to others, it is also true that eliminating or reframing your stories can provide a different identity, a better identity, and one with more power. Your identity has greater plasticity than you might believe.What Do You Do?Let’s start with something easy, like the work you do. The first question grown-ups ask each other is “What do you do,” as if work is your primary identity. A long time ago, I would have described myself as a dishwasher. After that I was a floor guard and disc jockey, and occasionally the SkateOSaurus (where I performed the hokey-pokey for grade school children on roller skates while dressed in a giant dinosaur costume, true story).Not too long after that I was the lead singer and front man for a rock ‘n roll band. How could you tell that I was the lead singer for a rock ‘n roll band? I would tell you that’s what I was, and by looking at my outward appearance, the long hair, the earrings, and the clothes, it was easy to see what I believed I was. It was the appearance of a story.One day you are one thing, and the next you are another. Think about your education. One day you’re a student, the next day you’re a graduate. We have a ceremony to help you make this transformation. What you were, you are no more. It was only necessary so that you could become what you now are. One story ends, and another begins.The Story That Defines YouMany of the stories we use to define ourselves are not quite as easy to break free from. There are people who define themselves by the negative events that have occurred in their lives. They believe that they are, “the product of their parent’s divorce.” Some believe that they are the “victim of some event.” Some believe that their identity is limited by decisions or events of their past, like “I never went to college.”We start telling these stories as a way to explain something that we are doing—or not doing, as the case may be. We absolve ourselves of our responsibility by pointing to a set of stories that explain away our behavior or our current state. In doing so, we limit what might become, removing possibilities for another identity.In order to be what you might become you must give up the stories that prevent that transformation.Any story based on some event of the past can be eliminated completely by understanding that it is not responsible for who you are now or can be reframed in the positive. Your interpretation of a story can keep you locked in an identity that’s too small for you or it can unlock your greater potential. It is possible to interpret every negative event or circumstance of your life as “the adversity that made me strong enough to be what I became.”Your identity is fluid, not fixed. To become the person that comes after the person you are now, you have to let go of the stories that keep you fixed in place.last_img read more

Mentors Invited for ‘WE TRANSFORM’ Programme

first_img The ‘We Transform’ programme is seeking Mentors for the second phase of its youth empowerment and reintegration initiative.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on October 19, Programme Manager for We Transform, Ella Ghartey, said the Ministry of National Security is recruiting potential Mentors to assist in the development of the at-risk youth in the care and supervision of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).“Mentorship is an excellent opportunity for you to give back and impact the lives of the youth and the country. We want persons who are committed and have a genuine interest in the transformation of the lives of these youth. If that is you, then contact us at the Ministry,” Miss Ghartey urged.She noted that mentorship has emerged as one of the most effective strategies used globally in reducing youth offending and recidivism, and promoting successful reintegration.Miss Ghartey explained that although the Ministry is inviting volunteers, thorough screening will be done to select the Mentors.She said once the vetting is completed, the mentors who are shortlisted will be trained and paired with a child to ensure individuality in the development journey.“The mentorship programme will allow children within the care and supervision of the DCS to establish supportive relationships with positive caring role models, who will help them overcome their personal risk factors and guide them through the process of resocialisation, transformation and reintegration into their communities,” Miss Ghartey said.She added that the Ministry acknowledges the seriousness of this issue and is treating it with priority, as the issue threatens the security of the nation and the healthy progress of youngsters.“Since the launch of the programme in June of this year, a number of persons, churches and companies, notably JPS and more recently our own Miss Jamaica World, Solange Sinclair, have been pledging their support and signing up to become Mentors,” Miss Ghartey said.“Everyone can play a part in the process. You can engage the children in motivational group sessions at the respective juvenile institutions, or help us build public awareness and our presence on social media by sharing or endorsing ‘We Transform’ media content,” she noted.The Programme Manager said that contributions and other forms of aid are also welcome, to fund special events at the respective juvenile institutions.She made an appeal to Jamaicans to join in the movement and offer solutions on how to empower and equip children in State care, and encouraged corporate entities and small businesses to play a more intimate role in the Government’s strategic plan to rehabilitate the youngsters.“They will need internship and job placement opportunities, and you can give back in this way. For those on probation and those serving custodial sentences, they will need an income subsequent to their release,” she said.The We Transform programme, launched under the theme ‘Save a Child, Change a Nation’, is being implemented through the Department of Correctional Services for the rehabilitation and reintegration of youth offenders. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on October 19, Programme Manager for We Transform, Ella Ghartey, said the Ministry of National Security is recruiting potential Mentors to assist in the development of the at-risk youth in the care and supervision of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). The ‘We Transform’ programme is seeking Mentors for the second phase of its youth empowerment and reintegration initiative. “The mentorship programme will allow children within the care and supervision of the DCS to establish supportive relationships with positive caring role models, who will help them overcome their personal risk factors and guide them through the process of resocialisation, transformation and reintegration into their communities,” Miss Ghartey said. Story Highlightslast_img read more