• Sell online using visa debit card?

    I have a VISA debit card issued in my country but I don't have a credit card. I am told I can shp/buy, but debit cards are usually risky... Paypal is not available in my country. (Is there a close substitute?) I want to start an online business. Is it possible to use my VISA debit card with my online shop for sales/receipts? What options do... show more
    I have a VISA debit card issued in my country but I don't have a credit card. I am told I can shp/buy, but debit cards are usually risky... Paypal is not available in my country. (Is there a close substitute?) I want to start an online business. Is it possible to use my VISA debit card with my online shop for sales/receipts? What options do I have?
    1 answer · Other - Business & Finance · 3 years ago
  • .Com Website for starting an online business (+ Domain name etc)?

    I need to put up a .Com Website for starting my online business (+ Domain name etc). I need something really affordable first, say below $10/mth, and something that will be easily transferable if need for change comes, ie. hope I can import/export the site without need to start building all over. I'm no techy and hardly know the most crucial... show more
    I need to put up a .Com Website for starting my online business (+ Domain name etc). I need something really affordable first, say below $10/mth, and something that will be easily transferable if need for change comes, ie. hope I can import/export the site without need to start building all over. I'm no techy and hardly know the most crucial considerations in choosing a host etc. But I intend to build it myself with online help, keeping it simple at first. I'd like something that can be opened anywhere in the world (or in most places). I'm concerned about countries like China that block so many sites. Bottomline is good value for money. Thanks in advance.
    3 answers · Search Engine Optimization · 3 years ago
  • Production Houses - Representations?

    You always see these animations advertising Production Houses etc before a movie starts. For example, Pixar has a robot jumping around, Columbia Pictures has the symbol of unity, Paramount; starts moving to form a semi-circle etc. What's the term for these animations/representations?
    You always see these animations advertising Production Houses etc before a movie starts. For example, Pixar has a robot jumping around, Columbia Pictures has the symbol of unity, Paramount; starts moving to form a semi-circle etc. What's the term for these animations/representations?
    1 answer · Movies · 5 years ago
  • SONY NEX VG20 -- Arrangement for best Audio input for Long range boom mic shooting?

    I have a SONY NEX VG20 and Sony indirectly recommends ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone in one of their handbooks. However, the cable for this is too short, and someone said the mic is designed to be camera-mounted (made for direct on-camera plugging for best results). He added that when a mic cable gets to the 10-15 feet or longer length, the cable... show more
    I have a SONY NEX VG20 and Sony indirectly recommends ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone in one of their handbooks. However, the cable for this is too short, and someone said the mic is designed to be camera-mounted (made for direct on-camera plugging for best results). He added that when a mic cable gets to the 10-15 feet or longer length, the cable can turn into an antenna that can pick up Radio Frequency Interference and Electro-Magnetic Interference (RFI & EMI) ISSUE -- I would like to shoot short movies which will need Medium to Long shots, some in noisy environments, and so I need to boom the mic. I need a cable up to say 30ft (914.4 cm) long (I know I can use a Lav somehow)... SHIELDING - As advised, I could get a 1/8" (3.5mm) male to 1/8" (3.5mm) female extension cable, but sources said it will most likely not be shielded (Lord, whatever that' too, means). XLR - Sources said the *best* option is to "get a shotgun mic which uses an XLR connector (I don't know if this means the admired ECM-CG50 doesn't/can't), connect it using XLR mic cabling to a XLR adapter (then he referred to "see juicedLink or BeachTek") - and the XLR adapter plus into the VG10". (well, mine is actually a VG20). He rounded up that there are several options in between, but the goal is to use shielded cable for long cable runs; XLR mic cables are shielded/balanced. ---> My VG20 has an "external XLR adapter (sold separately).". A complete noob on sound issues, I want to get the best I can. What's the implication/advantage of that info ("external XLR adapter")? I looked around all yesterday but it can be daunting to get what info you really need, given all the technical terminology and fact that responses may not necessarily refer to your model/brand/situation exactly. Since ECM CG50 is suggested by Sony itself, I trusted it but I don't know how to use it with an XLR and as the cable is short. In simple terms, I can't tell from all the absorbed info if it is possible, and if possible, what is needed besides the mic, how to do the connection to get the best possible for the sacrifice. Please any input will be so much appreciated, and alternatives (with similar cost) and/or general advise and considerations to get equipment which can help achieve my 'shooting distance' goal too! Here's my camera link -- http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/...
    1 answer · Camcorders · 5 years ago
  • Get back the news headlines on front page when about to go to inbox?

    When I signed in to Yahoo before, I used to like the front page with News headlines (then the Inbox tab was at the side). Even when I refreshed while in my inbox, everything would go back to that 'front' view with news tabs 'world', 'sports' etc ---NOT on Yahoo main homepage --hope you figure!). But now, I get straight to my... show more
    When I signed in to Yahoo before, I used to like the front page with News headlines (then the Inbox tab was at the side). Even when I refreshed while in my inbox, everything would go back to that 'front' view with news tabs 'world', 'sports' etc ---NOT on Yahoo main homepage --hope you figure!). But now, I get straight to my inbox, say when I click on the envelop icon from Yahoo Messenger, or on the link on an incoming mail notification. I really hate this new setting where I can't get the news directly ...and wish I could get back those tabs.
    2 answers · Other - Yahoo Products · 5 years ago
  • What's this common Movie Effect Terminology?

    Hi. There's this effect common in movies, by which, often, a long event/circumstance/trend etc is made short using slow motion and sound effects etc. Mostly, various scenes are simply "flashed" through in succession ... one fades into another. It's like one "scene" happening in (or represented by) many places or times... show more
    Hi. There's this effect common in movies, by which, often, a long event/circumstance/trend etc is made short using slow motion and sound effects etc. Mostly, various scenes are simply "flashed" through in succession ... one fades into another. It's like one "scene" happening in (or represented by) many places or times (time passages). An example would be seen in some movies which start with the protagonist as a child, then maybe as he/she runs on a street, there's soon a "fading" effect after which, still on the running motion, he/she becomes a grown-up, and the picture could continue from here as he slows down and sits on a bench panting. Really, I can't think of any popular movie to illustrate now. Another example would be when the movie is telling us that there is a crisis somewhere, and so people are traveling massively ... in this case, what we may see in the movie is these "flashes" (fading effects) across some airports, bus stations etc in various places (scenes), where many people are buying tickets, some pushing their ways through etc ... normally, this effect is slow motion, and the people wouldn't be talking. From time to time, this effect may include echos or a shout along with the slow motion ... can someone please tell me how to professional term for this effect and how to include such a "scene"/fade-across in a screenplay? References would help ... I know my description is poor, I'm sorry. Thanks guys! ... wait! .. I though of one... ROOTS ... when Kunta Kinte was caught by the slave catchers and placed in chains, he was struggling and screaming on his own, and there was this effect which helped to let us know there was a passage of time because the "fading" would change his position from here to there etc.. also, his voice was not normal... sounded like an echo. Please help, and don't forget I am trying to put this effect on my screenplay to make a "long" fact/event/passage of time of the story to end up being represented by by a few seconds in the motion picture, yet fully satisfying the audience .. i.e. if that's done in the screenplay anyway. If it is the director's job, then tell me same. I just need the TERMINOLOGY for this effect. Cheers
    1 answer · Movies · 6 years ago
  • What is "Indie" and what are Indie movies?

    What's "Indie"? Is it related in any way to genre? Where does this term come from, why was it coined (origin) in the first place and what exactly is an Indie movie? Any popular examples of an Indie movie? Please don't kill me if I'm asking for too much. Thanks guys, and to you too, Yahoo!
    What's "Indie"? Is it related in any way to genre? Where does this term come from, why was it coined (origin) in the first place and what exactly is an Indie movie? Any popular examples of an Indie movie? Please don't kill me if I'm asking for too much. Thanks guys, and to you too, Yahoo!
    5 answers · Movies · 6 years ago
  • Types of movie and genre?

    What's the general name/term/genre for such movies in which someone is talking over, describing or explaining the visual actions? In most of this kind of movie I've watched, usually, someone is talking about themselves. Some are romance, action etc movies .... but the point here is that voice-over narration which is not known in normal... show more
    What's the general name/term/genre for such movies in which someone is talking over, describing or explaining the visual actions? In most of this kind of movie I've watched, usually, someone is talking about themselves. Some are romance, action etc movies .... but the point here is that voice-over narration which is not known in normal movies. At some points, the narrator would temporarily stop, we see some action and dialogue continue, and then they's go on narrating. Good examples are Good Fellas and Repos (Master P). Variations in the terminology of this kind of movie would help much if the most commonly used one is emphasized. Thanks!
    3 answers · Movies · 6 years ago
  • Most powerful senator or official who can influence/order a FBI boss.?

    I'd be grateful to know what the most powerful (authority wise, by law) senator's ROLE is called (if there is a special name for it), and if he can influence the/an FBI boss (authority wise, for almost selfish reasons). Yeah, I know they have different functions, but we are often conscious and respectful, aren't we? Further, please tell... show more
    I'd be grateful to know what the most powerful (authority wise, by law) senator's ROLE is called (if there is a special name for it), and if he can influence the/an FBI boss (authority wise, for almost selfish reasons). Yeah, I know they have different functions, but we are often conscious and respectful, aren't we? Further, please tell me which authority in the US (besides top ranking executive like President and Vice etc) who can influence or trigger FBI investigations to follow his needed pace/style ... military generals? governors? etc. I'm working on a movie script, so fiction can be considered in modifying your answer such as stating extreme cases/characters when this can happen, but there should be some reality and elements of truth concerning the actual functioning of the system, not necessarily by the book. For example, it wouldn't be adequate to say an FBI boss were to be influenced or ordered by a district police commissioner to investigate a high degree fraud just because it concerns his father's company/assets being lost in the process. Thanks
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Parts of the White House/premises?

    How do you call the place/spot within the White House premises, which has a pulpit at which US presidents usually stand to address people/press etc? ..That spot is just outside the White House (building).
    How do you call the place/spot within the White House premises, which has a pulpit at which US presidents usually stand to address people/press etc? ..That spot is just outside the White House (building).
    2 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Is it safe to share my story for co-writing with someone I've never met? Some stranger in a different country?

    Hi there! I have a story which I think can make a great movie. I'm an amateur scriptwriter. I decided to write it through with a co-writer, so I posted this on my Facebook wall. A friend saw it an introduced me to her friend whom I've never met before, and who is also a writer. The latter is also from my home country, but right now,... show more
    Hi there! I have a story which I think can make a great movie. I'm an amateur scriptwriter. I decided to write it through with a co-writer, so I posted this on my Facebook wall. A friend saw it an introduced me to her friend whom I've never met before, and who is also a writer. The latter is also from my home country, but right now, we're in different countries, never met! Even as she was introduced to me by a friend, I feel insecure about this story. Is it a good idea to enter a formal contract with her? If so, I don't know how to go about this, especially given we're in different countries. Please help!!
    2 answers · Movies · 7 years ago
  • How do you call the rooms we see in movies in which there are many computers and mo?

    How do you call the rooms we see in movies in which there are many computers and monitors? Often lighted blue etc, where e.g. high officials monitor the agents (maybe the protagonists) they send on missions
    How do you call the rooms we see in movies in which there are many computers and monitors? Often lighted blue etc, where e.g. high officials monitor the agents (maybe the protagonists) they send on missions
    3 answers · Movies · 7 years ago
  • How do you call the rooms we see in movies in which there are many computers and monitors?

    How do you call the rooms we see in movies in which there are many computers, specialists and monitors? ... e.g the one generals and high officials in movies use to monitor the agents (maybe the protagonists) they send on missions? These rooms are often lighted blue etc
    How do you call the rooms we see in movies in which there are many computers, specialists and monitors? ... e.g the one generals and high officials in movies use to monitor the agents (maybe the protagonists) they send on missions? These rooms are often lighted blue etc
    3 answers · Movies · 7 years ago
  • How do you call the gestures people (Especially rappers) make with their fingers when taking photos?

    How do you call the gesture people (Especially rappers) make with their fingers (forming different shapes) when taking photos?
    How do you call the gesture people (Especially rappers) make with their fingers (forming different shapes) when taking photos?
    4 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 7 years ago