I started watching Grey's Anatomy recently, and I can't help noticing a striking similarity between the opening title credits in that show and the opening credits in The 4400. Does anyone know if the same design/production studio created both of these introductory scenes? [more inside]
Are there any famous Iranian males who are well known among non-Iranians in the west (especially the USA)? Any kind of celebrity will do: actors, musicians, artists, authors, or other kinds of TV personalities like newscasters. [more inside]
I am looking for a Wireless media player that can stream video from my computer to my TV but also record video from my tv to my computer. Does such a device exist?
Where does the phrase "Get out the vote" come from? [more inside]
Hi, Does anyone use a Media Center PC as their "Tivo-like" box for recording television and seeing on your actual television? [more inside]
I'm searching for a 3-month law-related not-for-profit summer job outside of North America. Where should I go, and what should I do? [more inside]
I've browsed the archives but not really come up with anything satisfying. What should I do for archiving media? [more inside]
Why would a newspaper reveal a murder victim's house value and transaction history? [more inside]
Where can I find an audio clip of Conan the Barbarian screaming?
How do I analyze the film "the rules of the game"? [more inside]
How do journalists find 'regular people' when they profile them for public interest articles? [more inside]
I'm trying to broadcast video using Windows Media Encoder, which works fine over the LAN, but not over the internet. It'll generate a LAN address, but when it tries to generate an internet address it simply says: (could not be detected). [more inside]
How easy would it be to set up some PCs to record the local news on several channels for purposes of offering a media clipping service? [more inside]
I sent an e-mail of panel ideas after an interview to a woman hiring for a well regarded film festival. I did not get the job but when I was looking at the panels months later, I was surprised to find most of my ideas were being used. Was there any way to protect myself? [more inside]
On a typical day this year, Fox's audience is 845,000 while CNN's is 466,000.^ As a proportion of the US population (c. 300,000,000^), this is less than 1/300, or 0.28% (Fox) or less than 1/600, or 0.16% (CNN). How come they wield so much influence?
Portable DVD player, or video player, or custom-built Frankendevice, with VERY high-quality audio output?? Video quality doesn't matter (could even be b/w), but screen should be 8"+ and unit should be as lightweight as possible. For live concerts where I need to see video, just for my own reference, that's exactly in sync with my pre-recorded audio (so I would make DVDs or video files with my audio + the visuals I need). Laptop = expensive/heavy/overkill.
Why can't a community use tax $ to put up a single large television mast antenna and allow, say, the 100 highest bidding networks to broadcast, all from that same tower? [more inside]
What are some good web design schools in the United States? [more inside]
Whenever I embed divx or xvid files into my powerpoint presentations they speed way up and there isn't any sound. I have all the proper codecs installed as they play correctly through windows media player.
Have there been any situations (either real or in fiction) where the media interfered enough with a criminal investigation that it actually changed the outcome of the investigation? [more inside]
Do begging classifieds in magazines like Private Eye work? [more inside]
Using SVN for mostly binary stuff - is it a good idea? [more inside]
What are some examples of newspaper, magazine, or content archive sites that you think have really good search interfaces? [more inside]
My question is pretty specific. I'm a freelance writer. I have zero clips. I'm trying like hell to get noticed, but it's tough. I like to write about a wide variety of things (which may be part of the problem), but one in particular is music. There's a small band coming through NYC soon, and I want nothing more than to break them in print or web. They're playing a well-known and respected venue next month. [more inside]
What’s wrong with The Register? [more inside]
What is a good way for a grassroots organization to build a mailing list of media contacts? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to fairly develop quotes for jobs in the photo/video/film industry? [more inside]
Who pays the for the local broadcast (TV and radio) of a major league baseball team? [more inside]
Where can I find CD Sleeves like these in the real world? They're super-easy to find online, but I'm on a bit of a time crunch, and I'm not dying to pay overnight shipping. [more inside]
The tyranny of data: what should I do with dead media and old data? [more inside]
Are there any companies out there that will transfer files from obsolete removable media? [more inside]
What data is there, academic or otherwise, on the effectiveness of various types of web advertisements? [more inside]
Really-vague-book-(or movie)-filter: Looking for a boy in a stamp [more inside]
There are a lot of buzzwords being bandied about regarding the 'viral' 'grassroots' ways that 'Internet 2.0' can be used to 'create a groundswell' through 'guerilla marketing'. What? What do these buzzwords actually mean? After getting vague advice like 'use MySpace' by people with marketing degrees who don't use the internet to market anything, I am interested in cutting through the crap by hearing from real people with actual experience in these matters. How can the Internet be used to promote a site with interactive stuff, games and short film... and little-to-no budget for marketing?
There's a site somewhere that archives a ton of news video from 9/11 -- before, during and after the planes hit. It's network news, CNN, that kind of stuff. Anyone know where that site is?
A local news station in my (small) town is doing a mullti-part series on "the obesity epidemic". The teasers and the intro for this series includes pictures of rather hefty people (shot from knees to armpits only, so no face identifiable) strolling about town. One of them is me. [more inside]
Please point me towards new trends in cinema, with an emphasis on narrative stuff. [more inside]
I need a good media center application for OS X. [more inside]
media players (on winxp) play automatically when you populate the playlist window - help me stop them from doing so! I dont want them to play until I hit the play button. Am I the only one who wants this? [more inside]
Does anyone recommend a specific LCD television that will allow streaming over UPnP from a media box, decode DivX, XViD, and other MPEG-4 video formats, and is available in North America (specifically Canada)? [more inside]
Looking for permission to use a clip from The Daily Show [more inside]
Is anyone familar with the Twonky Vision server, if so, is it possible to run lastfm through it and if you have done it can you tell me how you did it? [more inside]
TV shows, movies, books, or other media that involve people living as "someone else" temporarily - whether swapping roles, taking a new role, or pretending to be someone else - to see life in someone else's shoes. [more inside]
Other then releasing press releases, how would I get my business/myself interviewed or written about? [more inside]
Hello. Here’s the lowdown: I’m the senior sound designer / managing director for a leading international sound library company who’s been successfully running a company that doesn’t belong to me for 6 years. I’ve exhausted this opportunity, as the company is limited in its ability to grow due to the owners methods. In short, although I still have my job (and could have it forever, so to speak), I need to get out. I’m striving to create an opportunity for myself (and potentially for some of the other amazing employees I’ve hired who are looking for better opportunities) by starting a new company, and I must act now as I am not getting any younger.. I’ve been thinking this through for almost 6 months now, and something seeming great has just happened. Can you help me make the most out of it? [more inside]
How do I watch the local news live in multiple television markets other than the one I currently reside in? [more inside]
I need some examples of (major) news stories that were either generated, or kept alive, by blogs and bloggers. but my mind has gone blank. Can anyone help? All suggestions welcome..
Got a sparkly new MacBook today, and I want to listen to my Gameday Audio subscription on mlb.com. but Windows Media is blocking my way. [more inside]
Looking for the perfect rack/stand/shelf for the home theatre equipment in my living room. Specifics inside. [more inside]