Archive for the ‘Film-studies’ Category

Google Calendar embedded aggregated calendar won’t show calendar names?

  1. When I add "Calendars to Display" in the "Google Embeddable Calendar Helper" ,
  2. Google calendar lets me select calendars I  added from iCal sources,
  3. but it does not "remember" the names I have given these calendars, image
  4. displaying only the default name "Calendar",
    1. both in the "Google Embeddable Calendar Helper" image
    2. and in the iframe embed:  image
  5. rendering the aggregation feature useless (Which is which?).
  6. Is there a workaround or hidden feature like a “name parameter” in the embed query-string? What is it? I cannot find it in the Google Calendar API reference.

Putting 2 Manfroto and Cullman camera tripods and 2 Smith-Victor Lights back into circulation with repair parts from eBay and HomeDepot

  1. The Library handed us back circulation of equipment that supports production classes in film studies since they could not maintain the equipment in good state of repair. We are having a hard time to do that, too,
    1. and regularly seem to lose – since we have no library, but only student staff, likely even more – vital parts (despite plenty of training and (feed:)checklists)
    2. which we cannot get replaced through approved university procurement channels.
  2. Enter the local HomeDepot, which has an entire aisle dedicated to screws, bolts, nuts and wing nuts,  and eBay, which provides reasonable search features if you specify your parts well. While we do not have part numbers, the first order attempt was delivered in short time and proved successful: Here are the broken lights (screws wing nuts has been replaced in the meantime): light2 stand brokenlight3 stand brokenlight3 stand broken (3)light3 stand broken (2)
  3. Here are the the fixed tripods
    1. (still in the surplus bin, but no need: back into circulation): CAM04294
    2. and their original parts, and replacement parts from eBay:
  4. CAM04279CAM04283CAM04292CAM04293

Current LRC equipment circulation training for Film students (Office365)

Checklist for light kit (08-11)

  1. Are all Parts there(25)
    1. 4 plates (1)
    2. 2 more plates (2)
    3. 3 extension power cables (3)
    4. 3 lamps (4), containing 3 bulbs (not pictured)
    5. 2 thingamabobs (5)
    6. 8 clamps (6)
    7. 2 stands (7
    8. See also various documentation sheets included (not pictured below, but here)


  2. Test the Functionality
    1. Assemble light and stand, as shown: L-light Mid-L Kit
    2. Plug in and turn light on
  3. Maintenance
    1. If necessary, exchange bulb

    Functionality tests for LRC microphones

    1. Using one of the Vixias, shoot a video with any of the LRC external microphones:
      1. Connect
      2. Select external microphone as audio source
      3. clip_image001
      4. Record for 5 secs
      5. Playback:  clip_image002_thumb[4]

    Checklist for Vixia cameras (11-14)

    1. Parts
      1. Battery
      2. SD Memory Card
      3. Battery Charger
      4. Power cable
      5. USB cable
      6. vixia-components-CIMG0005
    2. Test the Functionality
      1. Start camera
      2. Record for 5 seconds clip_image001
      3. Playback:  clip_image002
    3. Maintenance
      1. Charge battery
      2. Initialize sd card: Sd-card like so.

    ATR3350 lavaliere microphone–Parts


    Make sure the microphone switch is turned to off before shelving it – or else the battery will drain which is not easy to replace.