Film Ideas Generator

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How much water is needed to power a water wheel powering a old fashioned film camera?
    I'm doing a project where I want to design a water powered cinema using a water wheel that connects to an old fashioned film camera. However, I have no idea how much water I would need to generate enough electricity to power the film camera. Any help that could be offered would be much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get the power required in watts. This is volts x amps. I don't know whether you mean a movie camera or a movie projector. Obviously a projector, and maybe a camera, need lights. If these are electrically operated, the specification will be there on the name plate, or maybe in a manual (try the internet). If the power is in VA or KVA, just call that watts, as this relates well to an inverter with a battery. If it is large, it may need three phase power. You need to determine the power supply that is required, the power and the voltage and the frequency. This is complicated by the projector lamp, as it may draw a surge much more than the continuous power, maybe ten times more, but only for a second or less when switched on. A battery and inverter or a generator needs to be able to accommodate this surge. The frequency could be critical, as it affects the projector speed. A battery and true sine wave inverter combination is one way to get that. This might be called an uninterruptable power supply (UPS). They exist in quite large sizes (10kW or more). Note this is not the basic UPS used with a personal computer. However a typical UPS is only intended for brief operation, so it may need a bigger battery and to be down-rated for running your system. You would need to consult with someone on this. It may be possible to split the power supply up into various requirements.

      This battery will handle surges in power as might be required, and may allow the battery to deliver more power than the water wheel produces, so long as it is only required some of the time. The inverter provides a precise and stable frequency, something the water wheel will not do well..

      Once the power requirement (load) is determined, the power from the water wheel can be determined, after allowing for losses in the generator and other parts. The water wheel power is also measured in watts. It will drive a generator, perhaps through a gearbox. The generator may then charge the battery using a battery charger. How this is done depends on other parts of the system.

      Without knowing more details, it is difficult to say what you need, as the whole system depends on the power level, and it seems likely some equipment will be adapted to the task. How big is the UPS, how big is the battery, how will it be operated, what generator is used, and so on.

      The power available in the water itself comes from the flow and the head. It is calculated as:
      Power_W = (volume_liters x Gravity_m/s/s x Height_m) / time_s
      where:
      volume is the amount of water passing the wheel, during the time in seconds.
      gravity is 9.8m/s/s
      height is the head (fall) of the water).

      This power required is more than the electrical power, as there are losses in the gears, generator, charger and battery. If a battery is used, the water power can be less than the electrical power, as the battery can be charged over many hours and the cinema used for a much shorter time. Though a battery wastes about 40% of the energy it is charged with, it can be used to give a higher power level. It delivers less energy overall, but can deliver more power (for a shorter time). Energy is power x time.

      The link below gives some idea of the design of basic types of water wheels, so you can work out what power your water supply can provide, and see how that matches with what is needed. Then you can ask more questions, unless you can see you need more water than you have.

      It is probably cheaper and easier to use a large screen TV with DVD approach. The power will be less too. More in the category of a few large car batteries and a true sine wave inverter.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you do light an outdoor film?
    I am shooting part of a short film in a narrow alleyway at night, and I am having trouble figuring out ways to light it. There isn't enough room for a car, and there aren't any outlets nearby. Are there types of portable lamps of something that would work? Or perhaps a cheap generator of sorts? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are TONS of various types of battery powered video lights, but I don't know of any that are low cost, in fact, they typically cost in the thousands. Generators are also not cheap, as well as being heavy and NOISY.

      Here is an idea. Buy up several large LED flashlights and get some friends to shine them into the scene. I have seen these lights for under and, while their quality is nothing great, they do put out some intense light. Get several of them and they will probably take care of your problem unless you are trying to literally illuminate the entire alley.

      steve

  3. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to make and produce a commercial?
    I'm doing a project for class. We're supposed to start our own imaginary businesses and make a business plan. Part of this is promotion...that is, we have to figure out how to promote our business and how much it will cost. I want to do two commercials and one newspaper ad. The NP ad is easy, but I've no idea what to do about the commercial.

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is: LOTS. It depends, of course, on wheter the ad is a local spot for a used car dealer or restaurant -or something shown nationally, for example an ad for coke. Amazing how many hours and dollars go in to that little 30 second ad. Here's a story:

      Coke was doing an ad where I worked. My office was on the 3rd floor of an old train station that had been converted into a tourist and history site, complete with restored passenger platform and an actual steam train that took people on a scenic tour up and back down the mountain. The theme of the ad was universal recognition of Coke as a symbol of friendship and hospitality. This was expressed as a little story (vignette) showing a pretty but lonesome Asian girl stepping off a passenger car onto the dimly lit platform on a rainy night, looking fearfully for whomever was to meet her. Steam belched from the locomotive as she walked timidly past it, rain fell and spattered on the pavement, fog swirled around the ground. Then, a stranger appeared in the mist, with a bottle of Coke in hand, smiled and offered it to her. Not one word was spoken in this ad but it was obvious from the closeups of their faces that neither could speak each other's language -but BOTH knew about Coke. Smiles all around, fade to black, end of ad.

      Night after night for two weeks or more, this scene was re-enacted, maybe 100's of times to get it right. A few seconds that were "just right" were taken from one session, and spliced with a few more seconds from another session, and son, until the entire ad was built up. I and other spectators stood in the background, watching the filming.

      When producers want to set the perfect scene they will often travel to places that already have much of what they need, rather than construct everything on some Hollywood stage. All the little authenticating details are already there -so why spend the money to build it all up, then tear it down? And it so happens that Cumberland, MD is possessed of the tourist train and restored rail station -perfect! And, while this may be less expensive than making everything from scratch -it still costs a pretty penny.

      The rain was supplied by attaching a hose to a fire hydrant and spraying water into the air so it would fall on the train platform. Actual rain is very hard to cature on film because the drops are usually too small -so mots movie rian scenes use the equivalent of a waterfall to simulate rain. So, there was equipment and a "rain man" at the valve. The fog was produced by a "fog generator" which looks sort of like a leaf blower. Just before filming, the fog technician would start his machine, then walk back and forth laying down a cloud of fog. It would last for just a minute or so, which meant that "action" had to start immediately after the fog was laid in.

      Then, there were the lighting technicians, who had to adjust the various lights just right to highlight faces brightly yet also illuminate the background elements and bounce light off the falling rain. Two or three camera operators shot the scene simultaneously, and their views were displayed on video monitors arrayed before the director, and controlled through a large console. Then there were technicians and "go-fers" who moved cables around and otherwise made sure everything was where it was supposed to be.

      And then, of course, there were the 2 actors.

      There's more. In the parking lot behind the station the food and catering company operated from a large trailer which housed a complete commercial kitchen and served up everything from a steak dinner to a snack -all of it free for the people involved in the film. They usually opened about 4:30 PM, when crews arrived to begin setup. There were umbrella tables and paito chairs here and there around the big trailer.

      All in all, I would guess there were about 50 or 60 people involved over a 2 week period to make the 30 second ad. And the ad was shown only duing the Olympics that year and at no other time (I was told). Maybe you saw it.

      This gives you a glimpse of what's involved, but to get the actual costs -or maybe even go visit a filming site, why not contact some beverage companies (including beer manufacturers) and some auto companies. Find out what advertising agencies they use for their NATIONAL advertising; then contact the agencies, explain your mission and ask where they're filming. You might be surprised to learn there is something nearby.

      Even though I have moved to a rural area of Virginia, when I drove back from town the other day, Lo and Behold, there was an ad agency shooting a picture of a big GM SUV pulling a fancy boat on a trailer. Why here? Because my neighbors own a huge mansion on their horse ranch, which made the perfect back drop for the picture of the SUV. So, I was stopped by the police for the few seconds it took to snap a few pictures. But, when I went back down the same road a few hours later, they were STILL at it.

      A good question and a good project. I'd love to read it when you're finished.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some good last names for characters in a movie?
    I just need random last names. Any good settings either? i would like some where in the North of America, and in suburbia. Thanks for your ideas =]
    Some boy first names too, please

    • ANSWER:
      If you're absolutely stuck on names, try searching for either a random name generator or opening up your phone book and picking names at random (make sure you mix up first and last names, as well.

      ex. You find a John Smith. Keep the John, but find another last name, like Doe or something).

      As for settings...well, since it sounds like you're starting out film-making (correct me if I'm wrong) set it around either your neighborhood or a neighborhood where you know several people and know your way around.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the siren the VIP govement cars use?
    Hello i would like to know what is the name of that siren or if anyone has an mp3 of i would like to use it in a short film |/////
    ////|

    Thanks you.

    • ANSWER:
      You ask about a siren sound you have heard, but do
      not identify it well. Sirens used by all agencies of
      government (federal, state, local, private emergency)
      are made by many different companies. Of the many,
      the U. S. Government, and most states use sirens
      made by one of the most recognized name companies
      such as Federal Sign & Signal, or Whelen.

      Most all of the siren manufacturers can, and will
      have several types of siren sounds that are selected
      by the user. Common over the years has been the
      'wail'. Others such as the 'Hi-Lo', 'French Police Horn',
      'warble', and various types of air horn sounds are in
      use today, and usually in all quality sirens. That is,
      all of the modern electronic sirens.

      The loudest type of siren for a vehicle that is always
      heard the best from any angle is the mechanical
      pneumatic siren. The loudest, largest of these for
      a vehicle is the Federal Q model, which can be
      found yet on many fire trucks. This mechanical
      siren, while being more easily heard in all directions
      has taken a back seat to the electronic only due to
      the huge drain on a vehicle electrical system,
      which requires the use of much heavier wiring,
      battery, and generator. These types of sirens can
      use anywhere from 50 to 200 amps just to get
      them running. They use a motor to turn the rotor.
      The Federal Q uses a motor about like a starter
      motor, and the amps used is the same as any
      car, or truck starter.

      When you are seeking a particular siren sound
      you also must take into consideration the
      particular manufacturer of the siren used. I have
      used sirens from many companies, and even
      the 'wail' from one to another can sound much
      different. In one vehicle I had a particular Motorola
      radio system that also had an electronic siren
      also mounted in the trunk with all those controls
      right with the radio control head controls. It was
      very convenient, took up less space than most
      others in the front, but sounded way different.
      It was so different a sound in all the variations
      of siren sounds that it attracted much more
      attention than the sounds of all the most common
      manufacturers of sirens. (Wish I still had that one.)

      To get an idea of the different sounds you can
      go to the following websites to play them. You
      will be able to hear the different sounds from
      different manufacturers. Then you might be able
      to pick out which you heard that you are seeking.

      http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2008/slideshows/emsa/index.aspx

      http://www.wolo-mfg.com/siren.htm

      http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/display/sounds.cfm/sound_group_iid.102

  6. QUESTION:
    ARE THERE UNIVERSAL PREWRITING STEPS TO DEVELOP A CHARACTER IN A STORY OR SCRIPT?
    Example is with Sylvester Stallone. He only had a vague idea for a film(underdog). He then saw boxing match that led to ROCKY script being written just in a matter of days? How is this?

    • ANSWER:
      It is simple. He found inspiration.

      The storyline of Rocky was quite simple. David v Goliath title match, in which the david has huge problems, and fights through them to become a star. The twist of this popular film, no. iconic film, is that he loses, yet it is made out that he wins.

      For writing a character, there are a lot of character templates. Search for character generator, look at the things they have thought about when making the generator, then fill the categories in for your own character. Remember to add in past and future events!

  7. QUESTION:
    What would it take to determine if a particular business model will succeed in a particular location?
    I had an idea for an 'energy store', where people can buy solar cells, solar heaters, wind generators, fans, and towers, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      hey turingschild,

      I think you have a good idea there. I am also interested in solar energy. I just saw a film called "A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash" and agree that oil will soon run out. My interest in energy is purely investment oriented. energy stocks make up the greatest portion of my portfolio. And year-over-year, the energy stocks have outperformed all of my other holdings (including real estate stocks and physical real estate).

      In my profession, I get to analyze real estate investments and figure out how the investment will perform in short-term and long-term durations.

      My answer to your question is this, analyze all factors leading to the purchase of solar products. You will want to find information about the following:
      physical boundaries of your particular location
      size of location
      population
      population growth
      employment rate
      incomes
      disposable incomes
      housing costs
      busiest retail locations in your particular location
      any competition?
      where are the hardware stores?
      can you open close to a home depot or Lowe's?
      will they end up carrying the same products you want to carry?
      where can the current population go to purchase solar products?
      how is your pricing compared to online stores
      what's your marketing and advertising plan?
      do you think just having a store open is enough?
      can you use the press to get publicity?
      can you work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week?

      These are variable I try to figure out when I analyze an investment. I also do a sensitivity test by guesstimating the expenses and then increasing all expense items to see what the worst case scenario would be.

      Hope that helps.

  8. QUESTION:
    I have to film a movie of type film noir. It is due in 2 days, and i can only use myself as a subject. Help :)?
    I don't know what to film, please give me ideas. I am the only one allowed in the film.
    I have no access to any greenscreen or such.

    The end result should be 5 minutes, i would preferably choose to base my film on a horror.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, why such a short time frame?

      Just writing the script and shooting it could take at least that long and then you have all the post production like editing, laying in sound, Foley and music.

      I guess to get the flavor of the old time cinematic to describe a stylish Hollywood crime drama with emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations, I would shoot a lot of night shots with fog machines running like crazy and convert the whole video to black and white in the final cut.

      Sheesh. This sounds more like TV news feature stuff on a short deadline

      By you playing all the parts, you may have to shoot the other "actor(s)", you, against chroma key and insert yourself into the "live" scenes in post How good are you at using different voices?

      This could be a fun project, but I would think 2 weeks rather than two days. Yikes!

      NOTE: You did not tell us what the final cut runtime is supposed to be? Ten minutes? Less?

      NOTE2:

      You could do a dramatic version of Stan Freebergs "hole in the fence" Bang Gunleigh, US Marshall Field

      Night shot, close up of hole in fence and one leg wearing slacks and wingtip shoes and the other leg in some high heel shoes all with dramatic lighting and a fog generator adding to the drama. A hand and lower arm with dangley jewelry and a mans with long sleeved French cuff to reach down that touch the hole in the fence. The dialog could be just as simple as Stan Freebergs in that classic radio show.

      Good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    What do you do to get creative ideas?
    I'm trying to get ideas for a short film and I'm having trouble with it. So I was wondering if any of you do things to "get the creative juices flowing"? Like do you draw, paint, what do you do? Any suggestion is good. Thanks (:

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes I just focus on a single object and think about it as much as I can. I make it, in my mind, a hero to mankind. Every object is a wonder of God. Did you know that every single bit of matter, even a piece of cow dung, has enough nuclear energy to power a city for a year? Sounds silly, but it is true. We us uranium to power our nuclear generators because it is more efficient than cow dung, but it is true. I could dwell on this for hours, but there are other questions to answer.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you come up with fitting names for characters in a novel?
    Im writing one about a shy girl who gets involved with a gang of terrorists who have killed her parents. Sheis not that bold but nevertheless patient and enduring. Pls help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Random name generator is a very good start. http://www.kleimo.com/random/name.cfm
      If you find a name that you think you like but aren't quite sure of, you could google it and some pages have meanings and alternatives, eg. Rivkah is related to the name Rebecca which branches off to Becky and so on.
      Also think about that person's background and what their parents are like and why they would come up with a name like the one you choose. Make it something you think is an interesting name. Try saying it aloud as if you were talking to this person because some names sound great on paper but might sound ridiculous out loud.
      Some people try and name a character or place with meaning, like Pandora in Avatar or in the film Sunshine the spaceship that's heading off to the sun is called Icarus or Jack Shepherd in Lost. It can be an interesting technique to use but can run the risk of alienating people with heavy handed symbolism.
      Whatever names you think of, right them all down. I like keeping a list of all my ideas so that something I'm not sure of at one time might get another chance later on.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there an electric car that will allow you to drive from San Diego to Los Angeles without an 8 hr layover?
    Seems like many of these cars go 100 or 150 miles on an 8 hour charge. Why can't they have a portable charging unit to re-charge while you drive to extend the vehicles reach?

    • ANSWER:
      A Tesla Roadster will do it no sweat The official range is put as 244 miles with the second generation drive train. It can make the trip back but it would be a good idea to plug in for an hour to pick up another 20 to 30 miles for safety. You wouldn't have to fully recharge for the trip back.

      AC Propulsion tested the Long Ranger range extending trailer for the Toyota RAV4-EV. It was a generator that augmented the battery. They gave up on it when the big EV crush started as depicted in the film "Who Killed the Electric Car".

      I once ran across a blog for a home EV builder that took a VW Rabbit, chopped everything from the doors back off leaving only the hood, front axil and engine. He rigged it with a tow arm and remote controls and used it to push his EV on long trips. He even equipped it with a generator to top off the EV batteries along the way. He only needed it couple of times a year.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can you become a writer?
    I have no experience and wouldn't know where to start! I did film studies at sixth form which I really enjoyed, which involved some creative writing. I'd really like to do writing for TV, but ideally for the WWE. I live in the UK. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I found job openings for creative writer and writer assistant (linked below) and their wishlist of qualifications goes like this:

      Creative Writer--

      World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. develops and produces the last of the great variety shows on television, combining all the elements of entertainment: sitcom, talk show, soap opera, action-adventure, and drama. With 52 weeks of original programming, without an off-season or re-runs, it is quite a creative challenge to keep characters and story lines interesting and compelling. That's where you come in!

      Qualified candidates should possess:
      BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or equivalent

      Minimum of three to five years writing and production experience in network television

      Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy a plus

      Experience in all aspects of live TV production a plus

      Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)

      Plugged into pop culture and trends

      Able to work closely and effectively with talent, writers, and producers throughout the creative process

      Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus

      Must live in Stamford, CT area or be willing to relocate there

      Knowledge of WWE shows, talent, and storylines

      Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment

      Flexible travel schedule (extensive travel required)

      Writer Assistant

      If you are looking to learn all aspects of Creative Writing from the leaders in sports entertainment, then WWE is the place for you. As a Writer's Assistant, you would have the opportunity to work closely with the Creative Writing Team in all aspects of the writing process, including, but not limited to:

      Assisting with directing and producing taped and live vignettes and promos

      Typing and distributing scripts, promos, formats, etc.

      Taking meeting notes and pitching story ideas

      Maintaining storyboard schedules

      Acting as a "runner" for Writers and Field Producers, particularly in locating and coordinating talent

      Running errands (food and supply runs, etc.)

      Acting as liaison to WWE Global Media (dot.com) department

      Performing clerical tasks such as faxing, photocopying, and filing

      Anticipating the needs of the department and planning ahead to assure efficient departmental functioning

      Requirements:
      Minimum of one year TV Writing and/or Production experience

      Strong WWE product knowledge

      Enthusiastic work ethic and a flexible schedule that allows for long hours and extensive traveling

      Driver's license and car/truck

      BA/BS degree in Film/TV/Drama, Media Studies, Communications, English, or related field

      Organized, detail-oriented, and proactive

      Dependable and motivated to execute all tasks, no matter how logistical or administrative, with speed and enthusiasm

      Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and keyboarding

      Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written)

      I suppose you can also write the company:
      WWE Creative Writing Dept.
      1241 East Main Street
      Stamford, CT 06902

  13. QUESTION:
    What do radiography classes consist of?
    Are there any RT's out there that can give me the gist of what radiography classes are like after completing the pre-reqs? I am thinking of taking up some classes, but I'm just trying to get an idea of what the actual radiography classes are like (clinical rotation, lectures- long?, being taught how to operate machines, etc...)?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure every school is different, but I went through a hospital program which lists the following curriculum on their website. Depending on the day, we spent a few hours in classes, and the rest of the day in our clinical rotation.

      Clinical Education - Clinical rotations expose students to all aspects of medical imaging including:

      -Fluoroscopy: imaging of internal organs in motion shown on a fluoroscopic screen.
      -Tomography: imaging of selected planes within the body utilizing blurring effect of tube motion.
      -Radiography: x-ray images of skeletal structures and internal organs recorded on film.
      -Portable Radiography: use of mobile equipment at bedside, in surgery, or in the emergency room to obtain radiographic films.
      -Computerized Tomography: computer-produced cross sectional images of body parts.
      -Mammography: imaging of the soft tissues of the body.
      -Ultrasound: imaging using high frequency sound waves instead of x-rays.
      -Nuclear Medicine: diagnosis and treatment of disease using administration of radiopharmaceuticals.
      -Magnetic Resonance Imaging: sectional views of the body without the use of ionizing radiation.

      Didactic Education - The radiographer must possess and demonstrate knowledge of and competency in, but not limited to, the following areas:

      -Anatomy and Physiology: general anatomy and anatomical relationships, organ and system functions and relationships, and cross sectional anatomy in order to perform accurate radiographic examinations.
      -Medical Ethics: ethical and legal considerations which impact upon the practice.
      -Medical Terminology: an understanding of abbreviations, symbols, terms, and phrases necessary to communicate with other professionals involved in patient care.
      -Patient Care: attention to and concern for, the physical and psychological needs of the patient undergoing the radiographic examination.
      -Radiologic Positioning: proper beam-part-film alignment with respect to source of radiation and area to be examined.
      -Radiographic Exposure: appropriate selection of all technical factors to produce a diagnostic quality radiograph.
      -Radiographic Pathology: knowledge of disease, anomalies and abnormalities which influence performance of radiographic procedures.
      -Radiographic Physics: atomic structure, beam quality, radiation interactions, the function and operation of various generator components.
      -Radiation Protection: the use of beam restrictive devices, patient shielding techniques, proper screenfilm
      combinations, accurate assessment and implementation of appropriate exposure factors as well as a working understanding of governmental regulations.
      -Radiation Biology: understanding of beam formation and radiation interaction with matter as it relates to genetic and somatic effects.
      -Special Imaging Modalities: the modalities covered will be Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT Scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, and Vascular Imaging. (Provided by A.S.R.T. “Scope of Practice for the Radiographer”)

  14. QUESTION:
    How many inventions did Thomas Edison steal?
    I know he took the credit for the light bulb when it wasn't his invention. Are there any others?
    I'm just curious. It isn't for a test.

    Cheers
    Vegas Jimmy - It is a well known fact that the lightbulb is a British Invention, whether you like it or not.
    I have never stolen anything in my life. I would never take the credit for someone elses work either.

    • ANSWER:
      December 29th, 2008

      9 Inventions Edison Did Not Make
      "Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you’re working on." - Thomas Edison.

      1. The Electric Bulb or Incandescent Lamp
      2. The Electric Chair
      3. The Movie Camera
      4. The Power Generator
      5. X-Ray Photographs (fluoroscope)
      6. The Storage Battery
      7. The Record Player
      8. Wax Paper
      9. The Telegraph
      http://jawadonweb.cpage_id=900om/?

      Thomas Edison was known by those who worked for him more as a thief of ideas than as an inventor of anything that was in any way useful. The most unfortunate decision of Nikola Tesla's life was to go to work for Thomas Edison.
      Edison was notoriously disdainful of those whose brilliance outshone his, and the Tesla alliance did not last long.
      Later Tesla worked on furthering X-ray technology, as well as inventing the Tesla coil, a device still used in many wireless products today. There is no denying that Nikola Tesla was a genius when it came to invention, but he definitely lacked something Edison actually did possess: the ability to manipulate public opinion and intimidate others.

      What most people do not know is that Edison ran a sweat shop think-tank and brought out all the fruits of his hired labor under his brand name and patent. In 1890 an English inventor named William Friese-Greene, hoping to join this invertor`s club and wrongly thinking his moving picture process was protected by patent, set copies of his research to Edison.
      Edison did not give Friese-Greene a job but he did give Friese-Greene`s research to W. K. L. Dickson. Dickson was the Edison wage slave that had the movie bug. He was the driving force behind film. Edison was against projecting images in a theater setting. Edison was looking for a better nickelodeon device.
      Edison then protected his stolen idea with a hired band of club welding thugs who would bust up the equipment and the operators of movie cameras not paying him for use of his patent. One of the reasons that the film capital of the world is in Hollywood is because filmmakers were trying to get away from edison`s club welding thugs who chased them across the country.
      Even on the other side of the country filmmakers had to fear Edison`s thugs. Samuel Goldfish, later Goldwyn, use to sleep with all his exposed film under his bed and a shot gun propt agaist the night table for fear of the look arm of this beloved inventor.

  15. QUESTION:
    What do you think of my writing ability? Trying to become a WWE writer?
    OK, its a ladders match and stone cold steve austin and john cena are kicking eachothers a's's. Then bubba ray dudley's music start playing and he runs down the ramp with a chair and hits john cena over the head with it. Steve austin pins him for the match. 5 minutes later john cena gets back up, and his music starts playing. He walks slowly up the ramp and makes an exit. Then a cutscene comes up on the big screen of him sucking his own dick backstage then he is never seen again.

    • ANSWER:
      What's the back-story behimd Steve Austin and John Cena fighting? Why are they having a ladders match? I would think "Script Writing" would requite you to build a back-story that would tell why they would be in a Ladder Match? WWE posts the following Job Description on their Web Site:

      Creative Writer

      Description WWE develops and produces the last of the great variety shows on television, combining all the elements of entertainment: sitcom, talk show, soap opera, action-adventure, and drama. With 52 weeks of original programming, without an off-season or re-runs, it is quite a creative challenge to keep characters and story lines interesting and compelling. That's where you come in!

      Requirements Qualified Candidates Should Possess:
      BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or equivalent
      Minimum of three to five years writing and production experience in network television
      Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy
      Writing and directing reality television
      Experience in all aspects of live TV production
      Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)
      Plugged into pop culture and trends
      Able to work closely and effectively with talent, writers, and producers throughout the creative process
      Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus
      Must live in Metro area or be willing to relocate there
      Knowledge of WWE shows, talent, and storylines
      Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
      Flexible travel schedule (extensive travel required)

  16. QUESTION:
    what sounds in the every day world are electric?
    im in an intro to electronic music class and hes asking for a compilation of every day electric sounds, sounds that i guess are made electronically, if anyone has any ideas would be greatly appreciated! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Digital alarm clocks. Beeps and buzzes of all sorts.
      Ringtones.
      Signal beeps.
      Microwave's done, beep goes off. When microwave oven generators give out microwaves the sound of it can be heard..whirrr, whirrr, buzzzzz,buzzzzzzz
      Big one of similar origin is the hammer sound of a pulse going through an MRI body scanner. Energy transfer isn't 100% pure in those and a load of energy comes out as sound from each pulse.
      I met the original designer of MRI scanners, from Aberdeen university physics department..
      They still can't get round that one.
      You get ear mufflers to wear in those things or headphones with music or you hear ....actually more really than with products called so...real electronic drums.
      Some have softer sounds. Some have hammer blows like a space film soundtrack.
      Here's a middling one

      Mains hum is very common.
      It's a 50Hz wave, same frequency as mains current which can be quite annoying on hifi equipment.
      With proper earthing it can usually be got rid of or avoided.
      Look up Star Earthing. Here's what 50Hz hum sounds like

      Sparks from a spark igniter, the same as sound from lightning but on a small scale. Lightning sound is thunder.
      Big sparkers have big sounds. Here's a million volt Tesla coil

      Background hiss on a radio. Inter-station hiss comes from the circuits and from atmospheric effects.
      Likewise on an analogue TV. Between stations you get white noise.
      http://www.howstuffworks.com/question47.htm

      .

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for an x-ray picture to develop?
    I need a complete step by step explanation of how someone would take an x-ray, the noises it would make, what the machine would look like (or if there are several different types then please describe them), how long it would take for the picture to develop and where the picture comes out of (some kind of special printer or something) and basically everything you would do with the x-ray picture afterwards (would you file it? bring it to a certain person?).

    If it is different in a medical examiners or forensic pathologists office than in a doctors office then please give me the details about what it would be like. I'm writing a little novella that involves a forensic pathologist and at one point he needs to take an x-ray of the body but i don't know the whole process you would go through to do that. please use a lot of detail.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Most xray departments do not use film anymore. However, to develop an xray it takes about 90 seconds to run through a developing machine just as with 1 hour photo machines. Usually places are computed radiography or digital. Digital machines will appear instantly on the PC that is in the room. CR machines utilizes reusable cassettes that are inserted into a reader and is then erased and reused over and over again. These will then show on the computer in about one minute.
      As far as sounds go you will hear the machine rotor up (warm up) when you expose you will hear the generator slow down and the exposure beep.
      The exposure can go in incriments of a second as with hands or a couple of seconds for say thoracic spine exams.
      Most xray machines are very different. However they all are based off the same idea..You have a tabletop that can swivle on a sturdy base that holds a cassette. You also have your xray tube hanging above that run on tracks on the ceiling.
      These machines have many buttons that allow you to move laterally, vertically, and longtitudinally. Most tubes have a lazer attached so you can easily align the center of your xray beam to the cassette in your table. This way you can swivle your patient on the table without having to move anymore equipment.
      Poistioning is very important. Each body part has very specific positions. I would recomend reading "Merrill's Radiographic Positioning". You have a seperate control panal behind a lead wall that has your computer where you set a technique of how much xray you want to use. These techniques are different for each anatomical region and body habitus (size).
      Most xray's are stored in the computer nowadays. When we finish an exam we send them to system we work on. The radiologist (the doctor who dictates what they see in the xray) can easily look them up and magnify them on very specialized screens. Because hospitals still must hold on to the films from back in the olden days (90's) they are usually stored in rented warehouses usually only for 7 years (oregon laws may differ than yours).
      I have only worked in a hospital and clinic and it seems to work the same both places.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the Qualifications to Become a WWE Employee?
    First of all, what jobs are there?

    Second, what qualifications do you need to become a script writer?

    I love to write, I'm good at it, and I love the WWE....

    • ANSWER:
      There's a list here on different jobs

      http://www.wwe-careers.com/wwe/jobboard/listjobs.aspx

      And heres the creative writer qualificiations

      Qualified candidates should possess:
      BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or equivalent
      Minimum of three to five years writing and production experience in network television
      Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy a plus
      Experience in all aspects of live TV production a plus
      Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)
      Plugged into pop culture and trends
      Able to work closely and effectively with talent, writers, and producers throughout the creative process
      Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus
      Must live in Stamford, CT area or be willing to relocate there
      Knowledge of WWE shows, talent, and storylines
      Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
      Flexible travel schedule (extensive travel required)

  19. QUESTION:
    Hypothetically, can Magneto create electricity by waving his hands?
    I've read some things about a power generator..and I thought to myself whether Magneto can be generator of sorts. However he is always depicted as solely of magnetic abilities.

    Possible?

    And no, I haven't watched the latest X-Men film, so I have no idea if this hypothesis has been proven/disproven.

    • ANSWER:
      This is an interesting proposition.

      The etymology of the word "magneto" comes from the German and latin mægˈnitoʊ, a plural noun meaning electricity. A "magneto" is an electrical generator that uses permanent magnets to produce alternating currents. Hand-cranked magneto generators were used in the past to provide ringing current in early telephone systems. Magnetos adapted to produce pulses of high voltage are used in the ignition systems of some gasoline-powered internal combustion engines to provide power to the spark plugs. So, in essence, I would believe that the reason why they gave Magneto his title, (other then his apparent power to control metal) was to legitimize the term "magneto," and in effect, show that there MAY be the possibility of him creating electricity.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good fantasy name generator? Or suggest some fantasy names?
    I'm renaming a few of my characters who i originally gave "common Human" names (Ones off the top of my head just to fill the spaces until I finished the story). Now that I'm almost done, I need some really off the wall fantasy names since they are an alien race and come from an alien planet.
    I really need to change their names (I called one Fred)

    So, does anyone know any good fantasy name generator

    or

    Anyone want to suggest any names?

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      I usually take about 3 days to a week on deciding names for my characters. I know. Crazy right? But once I finally do I end up staying with them the whole while. :)

      Anyways, your story sounds crazy and awesome with all the alien stuff going on.

      As for names... You want weird, alien-related ones, right?
      Girl:
      Ezmaria
      Riz
      Iza (as in Izabella)
      Seara (sierra spelt weird)
      Izeria
      Rexa

      Boy:
      Reeto
      Axer
      Esperado
      Nix
      Dano
      Hax
      Weli
      Palo

      ~<>~
      Weird enough for ya? Ha ha ha! Hopefully you can understand those...

      Basically just take a random name like Dixie and + & - stuff. For example, on Dixie I'd get:
      Rix
      Jixi
      Ixie

      You know? Try to use x's and z's a lot because those are rare and uncommon.
      Either that or you could give them human names like Isabelle, Ali, Max, Trevor, Stasia, Trixie... etc.

      Oh! For ideas go to youtube (or Netflix if you have it) and look up Roswell season 1 episode 1. I got sucked into this series big time! It was just so darn good. See if you like it. It's a little older film (80's or 90's I dunno...something ) but it has alien stuff and .... well, it just has an interesting plot!
      So, yeah.. check it out.

      Hope I helped! Good luck with your story! :) It seems like you have a lot of perseverance so keep it up!

  21. QUESTION:
    How Do I Hide on My Myspace Profile?
    I notice on some of the celebrity myspace profiles they are able to hide certain things like

    general
    music
    films
    television
    books
    heroes
    status - married
    orientation
    hometown
    ethnicity
    zodiac sign
    smoke drink
    children
    education
    occupation

    How can I do the same, as in profile you have to select something, it doesnt give you an option to NOT select things.. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      go to http://freecodesource.com/index.php?page=myspacegenerators/hide-sections-generator

      you can click what ever you want to hide and then generate code. there ya go!

  22. QUESTION:
    What Are The Alternative Sources Of Energy?

    Please list as many as you can

    • ANSWER:
      We have so many types of Alternative Energies, Alternative Fuels out there which no one or nobody in the world is actually looking for. For example, I was watching a BBC 4 documentary programme on the satellite television in the UK on Plasma Development Technologies which could be the Future Age of Technologies and Future Energy source to produce electricity and heat.

      Why are no one or nobody in the world is developing this type technology or researching it thoroughly?

      Another idea I was inspire from a film and also came into mind was watching the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Mad Max 3) when the film shows the desert town of Bartertown, electricity, vehicles, functioning technology — all almost unheard of in this post-apocalyptic world — are made possible by a crude methane refinery, fueled by Pig Faeces (Pig Manure), using a weathered semi tractor as the electricity generator to produce electricity. The refinery is located under Bartertown and is operated by the smart, diminutive Master, who is harnessed to his enormously strong, but dim-witted bodyguard known as Blaster.

      In the UK - there are lots of farms with pigs - Pig Farming can be a very useful source of energy fuels when collecting large quantities of Pig Manure which can be converted into fertilisers or into Methane Gas which can be use as Fuel which is Natural Gas or use in Gas Turbines to produce Electricity.

      The Fossil Fuels or the Hydrocarbons Energy Source are:

      1. Oil
      2. Coal
      3. Natural Gas - Methane/ Butane

      We need to remove ourselves from the Fossil Fuels dependence and putting ourselves vulnerable to a lack of Energy Scarce Resources.

      The list of Alternative Energies and improvement to our way of life are:

      Solar Energy - with Solar Cells or Photovoltaics Cells that captures the sun rays and turn into electricity by the solar panels on top of the house roofs or side of buildings as aethetics purposes. There are so many Solar Farms which have countless amounts of solar panels especially in the USA, Canada, Spain and others .

      Geothermal Energy - with deep pipes into the grounds capturing the heat and which is carried up in the pipe to produce steam which eventually turns the turbines (kinetic energy energy) in the generator to produce electricity like the countries: Nicaragua, Kenya, Iceland and others.

      Hydroelectric or Hydro Energy

      - with Old Large Watermills can be still use as a form energy to generates electricity. The water from the streams or rivers pours into a watermill which in turn the cogs in the watermill which is kinetic energy which eventually turns the mill or turns the water turbines in the mill and then turbines turns then produces electricity.

      - The Hydrolectric Dams are very large reservoirs that stores large quantities of water. when the water is release and pour into the turbines - the turbines turns fast producing kinetic energy which eventually produces the electricity. The water is eventually pump back into the reservoirs and the whole process is repeated.

      Tidal Energy - The flow of tides from the seas or oceans vibrates the floats or move the floats which is attach to or harness to a ebb or a seabed generator or seabed motor which eventually produces electricity.

      Wave Energy - the waves of the sea is capture into a some sort of mechanism or building where the waves capture and eventually moves the turbines or something that produces kinetic energy which eventually produces electrical energy which electricity.

      Wind Energy - The wind moves the blades of the turbines of the wind turbines which eventually electricity. The same principles can be applied to windmills on farms in the countryside.

      Biomass, Biogas, Biofuels - all these are collection of natural by products or natural waste or plants converted into a fuel like ethanol or Biodiesel from vegetation or crops like corn (maize) or sugar cane or pigweeed in the USA to form a biofuel. Biomass is the collection of wood chippings or plant leftover and use in combustion to warm water to form steam which move turbines (kinetic energy) which eventually produces electricity. Biogas is already mention from an example above paragraph on the example of the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Mad Max 3). It is derived methane gas from the breakdown of organic matter or from animal manure such as Pig Manure. Another source of Methane gas can be derive from the Permafrost in the Arctic region where frozen gas bubble of Methane is stored or Clathrate Gun Hypothesis where Methane gas is release into deep oceans. This can be collected and stored once the technology has been applied.

      Nuclear Energy - Plutonium or Uranium is use to produce Nuclear Fission energy to create heat and the heat energy is transfer into steam or heat energy where it turns the turbines (Kinetic Energy) to produce electricity.

      Plasma Energy - which I think it is visible colourful gas where you can see this in space and it is the fourth state of the matter which comes after solid, liquid, gas and then plasma. The plasma is unknown quantity how to produce electricity but I know from the documentary that some kind of small research into this area which is absolutely fascinating to learn that is an area to be explore thoroughly about its properties.

      Hydrogen Energy - Hydrogen gas can be derived from chemical reactions of many sorts as well as Condensed Fractional Distillation of Air which also produced Hydrogen gas. This gas can be use in various combustion mechanism to produce electricity and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies.

      I also think that technologies that needs to be explored thoroughly are Endothermic and Exothermic Reaction which can be use in a mechanism in some sort to be useful in the making of Electrical Energy - Electricity. I also think that Reasearch and Development needs massive investment of future research in new areas of technologies such as Magnetic Flux Research and Noveau Super Conductors to produce Electricity as well as the Electrical Arching Research.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do i make a webshow? not like icarly?
    How do i make a webshow? not like icarly?
    I have a few questions
    What is a good editing program?
    Can i just use a green sheet for a green screen?
    How many people should i have to have good webshow?
    What are some good ideas for a random show?

    Okay thanks oh and we are teenagers so nothing too advanced please!

    • ANSWER:
      To make a webshow you only need a few bits of equipment and software, plus your imagination. You can post it either to a Youtube like site or host it on your own website.There are many good editing programs, but it all depends on what type of OS you are using (mac or windows) and also your budget.
      I personally use Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro (both are kinda pricey). You can also use something as simple as iMovie or Windows Movie maker. Unless you know what you're doing stay away from Avid.
      You can use a green sheet as a green screen. Just make sure the sheet is solid and NOT see through. What you are doing is creating a solid color background that is usually not a common color to be found on your subject (hence the lime green). You can actually use just about any color you want to, as long as the color is not on your subject. When shooting a green screen shot, you should first shoot the background you are going to eventually use (we call this a plate). You do this so that you know what direction your background light is coming from and can light your greenscreen shot accordingly. Also, when you are shooting against the screen you need to ensure that there is enough distance between the screen and your subject and the screen is evenly lit. If there isnt enough distance from your subject you may get green light bouncing off the screen and onto your subject and it will make keying the color out difficult (and it will look amateur). Evenly lighting the screen is to ensure that you only have to selct 1 color and not the whole spectrum of greens. If you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro they can both key the green out for you.
      Depending on what you want the show to be about will determine how many characters you want. I would suggest 1-2 'Main characters' and 3-5 'Supporting characters'. Once again, it depends on the show.
      I cant really give you guys any ideas for the shows, but there are plenty of sites out there can have idea generators that should be able to help. Also, check out TV Tropes for plot ideas and twists (every story has been told before, its all a matter of how you present it).
      I actually used to teach teenagers how to do video and audio production a while ago (it was an after school youth program) and they were able to pick up on a lot of the basic and advanced stuff pretty easily. I have faith in you. Check out google for do it yourself and guerrilla film making websites.
      Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    What would be the future of all the world without hydrogen.......?
    What's your idea in order to push billions of cars?

    • ANSWER:
      let me start off by saying Hydrogen is a great option for the concept of free energy. I built my first hydrogen cell about 5 years ago. Have converted over 50 vehicles in the last 10 years (gydrogen and EV) and now currently run 2 trucks (and another EV), my home hot water heater, home stove and home generator on hydrogen for free with caught rain water and the help of a solar panel. I offer a step by step DIY guide to walk anyone interested threw the process. You can find it at www agua-luna com or you can email me.

      There are basically 3 safe ways to make and use it... chemically, electrically and molecularly, the first 2 being easier so I'll only discuss them here. The fallowing steps were taking directly out of a DIY guide I offer to those who would like to run their vehicles or home on hydrogen safely. The entire guide is available at www agua-luna com

      On demand h2 generators are a bit different from the Hollywood versions like seen Chain Reaction with Keanu Reeves, that tend to explode violently every time a film is being made. However when used in an on-demand system there is no storage of hydrogen and oxygen in its gas form, only liquid (water) and is only transformed into gas “on-demand” in small cylinder size amounts. It’s actually safer then gasoline as it doesn’t evaporate, creating explosive fumes in the tank like gas. the following were actually taken out of my guide available at www agua-luna com

      Chemically

      1. You’ll need a 6inch x 1ft schedule 40 pvc pipe. With pvc cement glue a cap on the bottom and use a screw on cap for the top. Drill a small hole (1/4inch or so) in the side close to the top, screwing in a small copper shut off valve. Place a few feet of stranded (food grade is good) flex hose to the valve and into the air intake of your engine (carburetor or fuel injections).
      2. Now crunch up a couple aluminum cans (beer cans, soda cans etc) and drop them into the pvc pipe, along with a couple cups of lye (Red Devil drain opener has lye in it, some Clorox and Drano’s do to).
      3. Then simply add water, screw on the top and wait a few minutes.

      What happens in simplicity is that aluminum and lye don’t really get along so they battle, and as always the innocent civilians (water H2O) that the most casualties, by giving up its hydrogen and oxygen. This then builds up in the void of the pipe and is ready to be vented into your engine, by opening the valve. You may need to start your engine on gas then switch it off after the hydrogen starts burning.

      Electrical is a bit easier then Chemically.

      1. Simply take a small solar panel 1.5 amps is what I use ( at harborfreight.com), connect the 2 wires from the panel +- to 2 conductors (carbon cores of batteries work well, just be careful removing it from the jacket), but any conductive material will work ie. Copper, aluminum, steel, etc.
      2. Drop the wires into a water tank (I use 55gal drums), make sure they don’t touch each other.
      3. Drill a small hole (1/4inch or so) in the side close to the top, screwing in a small copper shut off valve. Place a few feet of stranded (food grade is good) flex hose to the valve and into the air intake of your engine (carburetor or fuel injections).
      4. Then simply add water, screw on the top cap and wait.
      After a few hours tiny bubbles will form and rise off one conductor (that’s hydrogen) and even smaller bubbles that just looks like foam will rise off the other (oxygen). I don’t remember which likes the positive and which likes the neg hydrogen or the oxygen.

      The third method is more complicated and is what I use for my vehicles. It’s just a modified Joe’s Cell, there’s a step by step DIY guide available to walk you threw the process here www agua-luna com
      It also covers the other 2 methods described in more detail.

      www agua-luna com
      Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others help the environment.

      Dan Martin
      Alterative Energy / Sustainable Consultant, Living 100% on Alternative & Author of How One Simple Yet Incredibly Powerful Resource Is Transforming The Lives of Regular People From All Over The World... Instantly Elevating Their Income & Lowering Their Debt, While Saving The Environment by Using FREE ENERGY... All With Just One Click of A Mouse...For more info Visit:

      www AGUA-LUNA com
      Stop Global Warming!!!

  25. QUESTION:
    coleman power mate 550 portabl generator engine wont start,new gas & sparkplug?

    • ANSWER:
      Think fire when troubleshooting your engine. Three things are required for fire - fuel, oxygen, heat. The same three are essential to make your engine work.

      Another critical point is that everything must be clean! A tiny spec of dirt is enough to either plug the carburetor or keep the float valve open causing gasoline to continue flowing uncontrolled. If the dirt makes it way into the engine it could score the cylinder wall, causing permanent damage. It will reduce compression and horsepower capability, increase oil consumption, and cause higher emissions.

      New gas and spark plug may not help if there are other existing problems.

      The carburetor mixes fuel and air. Take it apart and ensure it is clean. Use carburetor cleaning spray through every port and orifice. Make sure the float moves freely and the needle valve is not plugged. There should be no film or varnish anywhere. Every surface must be pristine. Fuel should flow freely into the bowl and shut off as it gets full. Use compressed air to blow gently over the top of the jet and you should see a spray of fuel. If you don't have a fuel filter get one installed right away. It's pointless to clean the carburetor only to let dirt from the fuel tank enter and mess it up again.

      The air filter needs to be clean. Remove it entirely from the engine for testing, and install a clean filter if needed.

      Heat is supplied by the spark plug. Remove the spark plug. Make sure it is clean. Dirt inside could prevent the spark from forming. Plug it into the cable and hold against the engine casing. Pull the starter cord and you should see sparks at the gap. No spark means you need to fix the ignition system.

      Once you get these things taken care of the engine should work very well. Now that it's working don't neglect routine maintenance. You should change the oil in the crankcase every 50 hours or at least annually, regardless of running time. Oil change time is also a good time to put in a new spark plug. Always use Stabyl or other gasoline additive to prevent gumming up of the carburetor.

      Check my generator page for other ideas.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is the Hutchison effect real?
    I've been hearing alot about this lately. Apperently it has something to do with radio waves interfering with electrostatic forces or something like that. If the effect is not fake, any ideas on how I could replicate it?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, the Hutchison Effect is a collection of phenomena which were discovered accidentally by John Hutchison during attempts to study the longitudinal waves of Tesla back in 1979. In other words, the Hutchison Effect is not simply a singular effect. It is many.

      The Hutchison Effect occurs as the result of radio wave interferences in a zone of spatial volume encompassed by high voltage sources, usually a Van de Graff generator, and two or more Tesla coils.

      The effects produced include levitation of heavy objects, fusion of dissimilar materials such as metal and wood (exactly as portrayed in the movie, "The Philadelphia Experiment"), the anomalous heating of metals without burning adjacent material, spontaneous fracturing of metals (which separate by sliding in a sideways fashion), and both temporary and permanent changes in the crystalline structure and physical properties of metals.

      The levitation of heavy objects by the Hutchison Effect is not---repeat not---the result of simple electrostatic or electromagnetic levitation. Claims that these forces alone can explain the phenomenon are patently ridiculous, and easily disproved by merely trying to use such methods to duplicate what the Hutchison Effect has achieved, which has been well documented both on film and videotape, and has been witnessed many times by numerous credentialed scientists and engineers. Challengers should note that their apparatus must be limited to the use of 75 Watts of power from a 120 Volt AC outlet, as that is all that is used by Hutchison's apparatus to levitate a 60-pound cannon ball.

      The fusion of dissimilar materials, which is exceedingly remarkable, indicates clearly that the Hutchison Effect has a powerful influence on Van der Waals forces. In a striking and baffling contradiction, dissimilar substances can simply "come together," yet the individual substances do not dissociate. A block of wood can simply "sink into" a metal bar, yet neither the metal bar nor the block of wood come apart. Also, there is no evidence of displacement, such as would occur if, for example, one were to sink a stone into a bowl of water.

      The anomalous heating of metal without any evidence of burning or scorching of the adjacent materials (usually wood) is a clear indication that possibly the nature of heat may not be completely understood. This has far-reaching implications for thermodynamics, which hinges entirely on the presumption of such knowledge. It should be noted that the entirety of thermodynamics is represented by the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is insignificant in a context of 0 Hz to infinite Hz. The anomalous heating exhibited by the Hutchison Effect shows plainly that we have much to learn, especially where thermodynamics and electromagnetism meet.

      The spontaneous fracturing of metals, as occurs with the Hutchison Effect, is unique for two reasons: (1) there is no evidence of an "external force" causing the fracturing, and (2) the method by which the metal separates involves a sliding motion in a sideways direction, horizontally. The metal simply comes apart.

      Some temporary changes in the crystalline structure and physical properties of metals are somewhat reminiscent of the "spoon bending" of Uri Geller, except that there is no one near the metal samples when the changes take place. One video shows a spoon flapping up and down like a limp rag in a stiff breeze. In the case of permanent changes, a metal bar will be hard at one end, like steel, and soft at the other end, like powdered lead. Again, this is evidence of strong influence on Van der Waals forces.

      The radio wave interferences involved in producing these effects are produced from as many as four and five different radio sources, all operating at low power. However, the zone in which the interferences take place is stressed by hundreds of kilovolts.

      It is surmised by some researchers that what Hutchison has done is tap into the Zero Point Energy. This energy gets its name from the fact that it is evidenced by oscillations at zero degrees Kelvin, where supposedly all activity in an atom ceases. The energy is associated with the spontaneous emission and annihilation of electrons and positrons coming from what is called "the quantum vacuum." The density of the energy contained in the quantum vacuum is estimated by some at ten to the thirteenth Joules per cubic centimeter, which is reportedly sufficient to boil off the Earth's oceans in a matter of moments.

      Given access to such energies, it is small wonder that the Hutchison Effect produces such bizarre phenomena. At the present time, the phenomena are difficult to reproduce with any regularity. The focus for the future, then, is first to increase the frequency of occurence of the effects, then to achieve some degree of precision in their control.

      The work is continuing at this time. Before long, we shall see what progress can be made.

      Dr. H

  27. QUESTION:
    Whats the best horror film to show?
    Near my house there is a little known sea cave which has a small entrance but is cathedral like once inside. There is a large flat smooth wall inside about 50ft square so i am going to take my projector, dvd player and portable generator down there to put on a free horror movie show in unique surroundings for anybody who wants to come. Having trouble choosing a film though as i want something relevant to the surroundings so any ideas would be welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      hey i'm a HUGE horror movie buff and i've seen tons of it. i highly recommended: (gore/ghost/zombie combined)

      eden lake*
      orphan*
      skeleton key*
      scream
      1408
      i know what you did last summer 1&2
      the strangers
      van helsing
      ils / them
      carriers
      frailty*
      creep*
      joyride *
      joyride 2 dead ahead
      splinter*
      session 9*
      the collector*
      final destination 1,2,3*
      dawn of the dead 2004*
      mirrors
      backwoods 2008
      see no evil
      train
      midnight meat train
      night train
      ghost ship
      13 ghosts
      my bloody valentine (new)
      sorority row (new)
      halloween h20
      hostel
      stag night
      the stepfather 2009
      a perfect getaway 2009
      storm warning
      drag me to hell*
      high tension
      identity*
      silent hill
      misery*
      the hills have eyes 2004*
      dead silence*
      saw 1*
      the ring*
      when a stranger calls
      vacancy
      wrong turn 1
      the girl next door
      the orphanage (spanish)*
      the uninvited*
      the new daughter
      fragile
      legion
      shrooms
      feast
      event horizon
      the abandoned*
      malevolence
      pathology
      the ruins
      the lodger
      the glasshouse
      the hitcher
      the grudge
      house of wax
      cold prey 1&2
      friday the 13th (new)
      shutter (original)
      panic room
      venom
      urban legend (1998)
      hide and seek
      dead snow
      penny dreadful
      wolf creek
      p2
      shuttle
      windchill
      wicked little things
      texas chainsaw massacre (2003)
      blair witch project 1
      wish master 1*
      jeepers creepers 1&2*
      the last house on the left*(new)
      dead set*
      the others*
      the mist*

      (i hated and will never understand the hype over the descent and 28 days/weeks later. i basically don't like older horror movies as well.)

      i cant remember the year of some of them on the list but majority are recent films that i did like. only one was from the 90's which is misery. i highlighted with *** the movies that belong to my favorite list which i've seen over and over again.

  28. QUESTION:
    What should name should i give to a gothic event?
    its its going to be like an exhibition of gothic art, films, books and pictures.

    if there is a name that plays well with Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier or Dracula by Bram Stoker or The Watertower by Gary crew - that would be amazing.

    If not, any name that really grabs attention is appreciated - or even ANY ideas :)

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You might try an Gothic name generator such as can be found here: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=gothic+name+generator&aq=1&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=Gothic+Name&gs_rfai=

      Maharaja of Trannsylvania, Known in some parts of the world as: Him of Seducers

      Demonia Gothika

  29. QUESTION:
    how much is a citronella collar! ive tried everything nothing works and there tryign to kick us out!?
    i love him and dont want him to be taken away

    • ANSWER:
      i'm presuming that the problem is nuisance-barking?
      IOW, U aren't home, and Ur dog is barking by the hour?
      Ur neighbors have a legit complaint...

      barking is a common problem-behavior,
      and a Citron-collar isn't the best answer...
      nor is it the speediest.

      Instead, i'd suggest:
      * SET-BACK for the dog
      move the dog's access as far from the front-door as possible;
      also limit other sources of stimulation, by lowering the blinds,
      shutting windows to reduce noise from outdoors, etc.
      * WHITE NOISE
      or other background-sound to soothe Ur dog while solo:
      a sound-generator sold for restless sleepers,
      with wave-sounds or a running brook;
      a radio tuned to static on low-volume,;
      a radio or TV-music channel playing light classics,
      or NewAge massage music
      (please No! heavy-metal, acid-rock, hip-hop,
      or other sharp, loud, erratic music-
      nor any angry talk-radio or hate-radio.
      the idea is to RELAX the dog... not stress them further! LOL...)

      * a crate or dog-proof area, with Chew-Toys
      use a crate or an exercise-pen to keep the dog away from doors,
      windows, and dangerous areas
      (trash cans, electric wires, plastic plumbing, etc)

      * banish the bowl!
      feed all the dog's diet using Kongs stuffed with their frozen or
      welded-with-melted-Mozzarella meals,
      or feed their dry kibble in a series of BusterCubes,
      or put their food into a series of nested cardboard boxes,
      stuffed among clean crumpled paper with a few toys and chewies.

      * ENRICHMENT
      things to hunt thru, destroy, play with...
      scrubbed big-fat broccoli stems (raw!) are great fun, and low-cal.

      * Cover the windows
      static-cling films come in colors and patterns,
      or look like etched glass or frost; they let Light in,
      but prevent the dog seeing peds and other dogs,
      and cats in the yard or a bird zipping by or...
      all those things can create a wish to chase/kill,
      or to challenge the passerby.
      even Baking Parchment can be used to line the windows,
      and help reduce the dog's frustration.

      keeping Departures and Returns LOW-Key is also important:
      no more crazy reunions!
      these are 'good for Ur ego', but very bad for the dog -
      they merely underline how quiet the house is, without ppl in it,
      and make the dog More Stressed.
      so please do not wind up the dog when U get home!
      very calm, very cool, very mild...
      put away Ur gear FIRST, then greet the dog - very quietly.
      hey, pup - let's go pee... Good dog.

      ALSO:
      TELL the neighbors AND the landlord that U are working on this issue!
      ask for some time...
      ask that they plz look out for anyone who might be TEASING the dog.
      set up a camera if U suspect teasing...
      and call local Animal Control if U get evidence!!

  30. QUESTION:
    how to make a creative journal?
    I dont know... I feel like writing but I want it to be creative, i am not at very good at drawing, but i am very artistic. I need ideas. what to write about and dont say something dumb like " write about your life, or write about your emotions" I mean I want to write about me but not really.... more like recreate myself through the pages of this journal. can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      In general, applicable to both writing And drawing :

      -- Nature, the great outdoors, the scene from your window, anything & everything around you, ....can tell a wonderful story.
      -- You can also try to visualize quotations, lyrics, jokes, quips, literary characters & scenes [from any book you are reading], etc. - give it your own interpretation & impression.
      -- Ask "what if....?" questions. eg. What if we had only 4 fingers in each hand? What if the stage curtain does not drop at the right moment? What if a character from Shakespeare met a character from Victor Hugo?.... When you think up answers to some of these Qs, you can get some unique material for your drawings.
      -- News items, current events, human interest stories, weather, etc. also offer you a Daily opportunity to draw/write something.
      -- Dreams, fantasies, interpersonal experiences, feelings & emotions, colours, ....
      -- From A to Z, think of a thing starting with each letter every day & draw it. eg. A for apple, apostrophe, apparition,... today ; then stuff with B tomorrow; & so on. Think of more than one thing, that will go together meaningfully, for each letter, & compose your sketch/skit/story.
      -- Similarly with geometric shapes. Choose one & develop some images with it. What if all living beings were geometrically shaped?!
      -- Visualize & draw/write about Emotions / Traits, etc. eg. Courage, Love, Fear, Hate, Perseverance, Peace, Joy, Kindness, Naivety, etc.
      -- You could also depict Life stages or Rites of Passage such as Birth, Death, Adulthood, Maturation, Childishness, Teenage years, Mid-life crisis, Old age, Senility, Marriage, Widowhood, becoming a grandparent,....
      -- You can choose characters from any book, comic, film, poem, etc. that you like & develop them visually Or give them your own interpretation Or place them in diff situations/eras/ etc. Draw them as you "see" them.
      -- For any or all of the above, you could do a whole Spectrum of emotions, expressions, positive-to-negative, and so on.
      -- Fashion, Media, Movies, Celebs -- your favorites, likes/dislikes, ....
      -- Sightseeing, travelogues, mini-'adventures' [true or cooked up ;-p ]
      -- 'Caricaturise' stuff; yourself included !
      -- http://www.kerismith.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/100ideas.pdf -- I like the idea of making your own paper cuttings with tips & ideas. You can fold & collect them in a jar [like a wish jar] & pick any one randomly & implement the idea. It can be like a never-ending stream of ideas if you keep adding to the jar whatever you find amusing, creative, any idea, website, activity, project, etc. etc.

      You can Combine 2 or more prompts/ideas to create New versions :-)

      http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/imagination.prompt.html -- prompt generator for picture & writing to spark imagination.

      Hope these help?

  31. QUESTION:
    A silent portable power pack / generator for outdoor filming?
    Hi, i'm looking for some kind of generator / power pack that I can use while on location during filming, for things like lights. I have no idea of any that might be any good or anything.

    Really need a silent one if possible, something that wouldn't effect audio

    • ANSWER:
      === use search box -- enter words +++ silent electric generator === OR +++ honda silent electric generator +++ ===== more info there than I can type --- """search web""" box is your friend ....

  32. QUESTION:
    When I get older I want to be a Wrestling storyline writer, how can I?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know how old you are but you need to stay in school.
      Go to collage and study courses that have to do with acting, TV, drama, etc... If you go to WWE.com,on the main page at the very bottom you will find a link to WWE's corporate page. Once in the corporate page you will see a Careers link at the top of the page. That link will show you job postings for the WWE. You should see a creative writer position. If you click on that it'll tell you what the requirements are for that position. That will let you know what fields you should concentrate on when you are ready to hit collage.
      I pasted here the qualifications for the creative writer position.
      I think this will give you a very accurate answer as to what you need to do if you truelly want to become a WWE creative writer (Storyline writer).
      Qualified candidates should possess:
      BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or equivalent

      Minimum of three to five years writing and production experience in network television

      Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy a plus

      Experience in all aspects of live TV production a plus

      Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)

      Plugged into pop culture and trends

      Able to work closely and effectively with talent, writers, and producers throughout the creative process

      Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus

      Must live in Stamford, CT area or be willing to relocate there

      Knowledge of WWE shows, talent, and storylines

      Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment

      Flexible travel schedule (extensive travel required)

      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    Any ideas for what I could draw?
    I'm a quite a good drawer when I put my mind to it, and I'm really in the mood for drawing right now :-) but unfortunately, I have no idea on what to draw, I've drawn my pet dog, my hands and my favourite singer Ed Sheeran! I don't know what else I could draw? Oh and I enjoy drawing people the most, thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      In general :
      -- Nature, the great outdoors, the scene from your window, anything & everything around you, ....can tell a wonderful story.
      -- You can also try to visualize quotations, lyrics, jokes, quips, literary characters & scenes [from any book you are reading], etc. - give it your own interpretation & impression.
      -- Ask "what if....?" questions. eg. What if we had only 4 fingers in each hand? What if the stage curtain does not drop at the right moment? What if a character from Shakespeare met a character from Victor Hugo?.... When you think up answers to some of these Qs, you can get some unique material for your drawings.
      -- News items, current events, human interest stories, weather, etc. also offer you a Daily opportunity to draw something.
      -- Dreams, fantasies, interpersonal experiences, feelings & emotions, colours, ....
      -- From A to Z, think of a thing starting with each letter every day & draw it. eg. A for apple, apostrophe, apparition,... today ; then stuff with B tomorrow; & so on. Think of more than one thing, that will go together meaningfully, for each letter, & compose your sketch.
      -- Similarly with geometric shapes. Choose one & develop some images with it.
      -- Visualize & draw Emotions / Traits, etc. eg. Courage, Love, Fear, Hate, Perseverance, Peace, Joy, Kindness, Naivety, etc.
      -- You could also depict Life stages or Rites of Passage such as Birth, Death, Adulthood, Maturation, Childishness, Teenage years, Mid-life crisis, Old age, Senility, Marriage, Widowhood, becoming a grandparent,....
      -- You could think of some "story", incident, issue, quotation, joke, ... & try to depict them through your sketches.
      -- You can choose characters from any book, comic, film, poem, etc. that you like & develop them visually. Draw them as you "see" them.
      -- Mythological characters, symbols, ...
      -- For any or all of the above, you could do a whole Spectrum of emotions, expressions, positive-to-negative, and so on.

      You can draw people
      -- in different places/locations
      -- performing different actions, diff postures
      -- doing stunts
      -- playing, dancing, fighting, ...
      http://www.webcooltips.com/quickly-learn-how-to-draw-3d-human-body-in-different-poses.html -- you'll love this site !

      http://painting.about.com/od/inspiration/l/bl-Painting-Ideas-Machine.htm
      AND http://www.magatsu.net/art/index.php generate random ideas for free
      http://www.newscientist.com/imagegalleries -- this site has a weekly (or more frequent) “Picture of the Day”
      http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2ctS4a/www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/art/sketchbookideas.html -- 149 ideas for a sketchbook
      http://schunnin.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html -- use these “challenges” to create your own versions &/or think up similar challenges for the future.
      http://moonmaiden.hubpages.com/hub/1000-Random-Things-For-Sketching -- 1000 random things for sketching
      http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/imagination.prompt.html -- prompt generator for picture & writing to spark imagination.
      http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/ -- stock images & tutorials

      Combine 2 or more prompts for more compostions :-)

  34. QUESTION:
    What anime picture or normal picture should I draw? (10 points)?
    Okay so I've drawn all the good anime pictures I could find on google and I've also made up some. I have also drawn a lot of realism pictures and a few that I made up as well. What should I draw...I'm hella bored!!!
    Please, if you could make them challenging pics to draw that would be great! And also, could you give some suggestions that I should do to change the pictures a bit to make them my own? Thanks :)
    I can post a pic when I'm done!

    • ANSWER:
      For an almost unlimited & renewable stock of ideas :
      http://painting.about.com/od/inspiration/l/bl-Painting-Ideas-Machine.htm
      AND http://www.magatsu.net/art/index.php generate random ideas for free
      http://www.newscientist.com/imagegalleries -- this site has a weekly (or more frequent) “Picture of the Day”
      http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2ctS4a/www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/art/sketchbookideas.html -- 149 ideas for a sketchbook
      http://schunnin.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html -- use these “challenges” to create your own versions &/or think up similar challenges for the future.
      http://moonmaiden.hubpages.com/hub/1000-Random-Things-For-Sketching -- 1000 random things for sketching
      http://www.kerismith.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/100ideas.pdf
      http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/imagination.prompt.html -- prompt generator for picture & writing to spark imagination.
      http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/ -- stock images & tutorials

      You can Combine 2 or more prompts/ideas to create New versions :-)

      In general :
      -- Nature, the great outdoors, the scene from your window, anything & everything around you, ....can tell a wonderful story.
      -- You can also try to visualize quotations, lyrics, jokes, quips, literary characters & scenes [from any book you are reading], etc. - give it your own interpretation & impression.
      -- Ask "what if....?" questions. eg. What if we had only 4 fingers in each hand? What if the stage curtain does not drop at the right moment? What if a character from Shakespeare met a character from Victor Hugo?.... When you think up answers to some of these Qs, you can get some unique material for your drawings.
      -- News items, current events, human interest stories, weather, etc. also offer you a Daily opportunity to draw something.
      -- Dreams, fantasies, interpersonal experiences, feelings & emotions, colours, ....
      -- From A to Z, think of a thing starting with each letter every day & draw it. eg. A for apple, apostrophe, apparition,... today ; then stuff with B tomorrow; & so on. Think of more than one thing, that will go together meaningfully, for each letter, & compose your sketch.
      -- Pick up a random word(s) each day from a dictionary & try to write/sketch a composition.
      -- Similarly with geometric shapes. Choose one & develop some images with it.
      -- Visualize & draw Emotions / Traits, etc. eg. Courage, Love, Fear, Hate, Perseverance, Peace, Joy, Kindness, Naivety, etc.
      -- Depict Life stages or Rites of Passage such as Birth, Death, Adulthood, Maturation, Childishness, Teenage years, Mid-life crisis, Old age, Senility, Marriage, Widowhood, becoming a grandparent,....
      -- Think of some "story", incident, issue, quotation, joke, ... & try to depict them through your sketches.
      -- Choose characters from any book, comic, film, poem, etc. that you like & develop them visually. Draw them as you "see" them.
      -- Mythological characters, symbols, ...
      -- For any or all of the above, you could do a whole Spectrum of emotions, expressions, positive-to-negative, and so on.

      You can change the same sketch by
      - drawing close-ups, or 'long-shots'
      - drawing realistically, in cartoon form or as fantasy forms
      - changing the light source, direction & intensity, including night-time
      - drawing only outlines or including shading & shadows [2-D v/s 3-D effect]
      - using different types of pencils, charcoal, ..... &/or colors - water, oil, acrylic, crayons, pencils, glitter, glass paints, mosaic-work,....
      - changing the perspective & angle
      - using surrealism, cubism, abstract forms... ....
      may be you can go wild ;-)) use diff techniques & media - including pastels, crayons, oils, cut-n-paste, mosaic, cartoon-drawing, symbolism, etc....
      - check out old greeting cards, magazines, net images, comic books, etc. to get some ideas. use these ideas to create your own drawing.
      - you could make a 'series' of any one thing.

      Hope these inspire
      Happy drawing :-)

  35. QUESTION:
    Need ideas for my year 12 film class script.?
    Its supposed to be a comedy, focusing on how teenagers speak to each other. I dont want it to be cliche, like about drugs and sex (but not as if these things dont exist). I want it to be witty and interesting. Have some ideas but not enough for a five minute short film.

    • ANSWER:
      Use power-point or a graphic generator (titles) to make it look like a video teaching aid for substitute teachers (pit out by your local school board). The 'host' explains that the hardest part of teaching kids these days is trying to interpret them. He/she then brings in a few kids (or cuts to them in a hallway). Their conversation uses a lot of slang terms like emo,random, uber,wicked, sick,ill, Snookie, etc.....and the educated host completely misinterprets what the kids are talking about.

      Even funnier if you make it look like a Seventies film complete with scratchy film and bad sound.

  36. QUESTION:
    Will the wwe Get new script writers anytime soon?
    I always wanted to be a wwe script writer the minute my dad told me wrestling was fake they will Probobly remain tv pg for at least the next 4 years and by then I'll be old enough to get the job what I was wondering is are they getting new script writers sometime soon do I can know what good tv pg script writing is good and what's not and what they have now isn't all that good

    • ANSWER:
      WWE is hiring Creative Writers right now. I found this on The Corporate Side of The WWE Web Site:

      Creative Writer
      Description WWE develops and produces the last of the great variety shows on television, combining all the elements of entertainment: sitcom, talk show, soap opera, action-adventure, and drama. With 52 weeks of original programming, without an off-season or re-runs, it is quite a creative challenge to keep characters and story lines interesting and compelling. That's where you come in!

      Requirements Qualified Candidates Should Possess:
      BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or equivalent
      Minimum of three to five years writing and production experience in network television
      Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy a plus
      Writing and directing reality television a plus
      Experience in all aspects of live TV production a plus
      Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)
      Plugged into pop culture and trends
      Able to work closely and effectively with talent, writers, and producers throughout the creative process
      Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus
      Must live in New York City/Stamford, CT area or be willing to relocate there
      Knowledge of WWE shows, talent, and storylines
      Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
      Flexible travel schedule (extensive travel required)

  37. QUESTION:
    Thomas Edison, the so-called "father of film," invented all of the following except:?
    Film
    The light bulb
    The phonograph
    The stock tick

    • ANSWER:
      None edison was a fraud he either Purchased someone Else's ideas stole them

      Menlo Park was the Home od the so called Inventions where tesla worked and Edison promised Tesla 50,000 if he could get an invention to work and tesla did and was never paid

      Tesla was offered US,000 if he redesigned Edison's inefficient motor and generators, making an improvement in both service and economy.In 1885 when Tesla inquired about the payment for his work, Edison replied, "Tesla, you don't understand our American humor," thus breaking his word. Earning US per week, Tesla would have had to work for 53 years to earn the amount he was promised. The offer was equal to the initial capital of the company. Tesla immediately resigned when he was refused a raise to US per week

      the Movie camera was used in the USA before Edison's was ready and there reports of the Edison company sending thugs out to destroy these cameras and Beat up their users

      He claimed to had invented the movie camera, but the United States court of appeals proves he did not.

      On June 21 1889, William Friese-Greene was issued patent no. 10131 for his 'chronophotographic' camera. It was apparently capable of taking up to ten photographs per second using perforated celluloid film. A report on the camera was published in the British Photographic News on February 28 1890. On 18 March, Friese-Greene sent a clipping of the story Friese-Greene gave a public demonstration in 1890

      1850 Joseph W. Swan {18 years before Edison} began working on a light bulb using carbonized paper filaments
      1860 Swan obtained a UK patent covering a partial vacuum, carbon filament incandescent lamp
      1877 Edward Weston forms Weston Dynamo Machine Company, in Newark, New Jersey.
      1878 Thomas Edison founded the Edison Electric Light Company

      The earliest known invention of a phonographic recording device was the phonautograph, invented by Frenchman Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville and patented on March 25, 1857. 20 years before Edison

      A telegraphic printing system was invented by David E. Hughes in 1856.[2] The first stock ticker system using a telegraphic printer was invented by Edward A. Calahan in 1863; he unveiled his device in New York City in 1867

  38. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a flux capacitor?

    • ANSWER:
      The flux capacitor is the core component of Doctor Emmett Brown's time traveling De Lorean DMC-12 in the 1985 movie Back to the Future, its two sequels, and the animated series. Brown states that the flux capacitor "is what makes time travel possible."

      It is not made clear in the movie exactly how the flux capacitor works. It consists of a box with three small, flashing incandescent lamps arranged as a "Y", located above and behind the passenger's seat of the time machine. As the car nears 88 miles per hour, the light of the flux capacitor pulses faster until it has a steady stream of light. The stainless steel body of the De Lorean also has a beneficial effect on the "flux dispersal" as the capacitor activates, although Doc is interrupted before he can finish explaining it fully.

      At the end of the third film in the series, when Doc Brown has converted a locomotive into a time machine, the flux capacitor is located on the front of the train, in place of the lamp.

      Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
      On November 5 1955, Doc Emmett Brown came up with the idea of the flux capacitor after slipping and bumping his head while standing on his toilet to hang a clock. The idea came to him in a vision he had after being knocked out.

      In order to travel through time, the vehicle integrated with the flux capacitor needs to be travelling at 88 mph (140.8 km/h), and requires 1.21 gigawatts of power (1 210 000 000 watts), originally supplied by a plutonium-powered nuclear reactor. However, for the time machine's return trip (from 1955 back to 1985), plutonium was not available, so a lightning rod was connected directly to the flux capacitor and was used while the vehicle sustained 88 mph. Plutonium was used once again for a trip forward in time at least 30 years, and at some point thereafter the plutonium reactor was replaced by a "Mr. Fusion" home energy generator from the future that was fueled by extracting hydrogen atoms from garbage.

      The DeLorean once again came back to 1985 and proceeded to travel to 2015, where it was stolen and taken back to 1955 and returned back to 2015 without the Doc's knowledge. When they returned in 1985, they found it was a different present, so they traveled back to 1955 to fix the timeline. The De Lorean was again struck by lightning in the year 1955, this time by accident. The lightning created an overload and destroyed the time circuits, causing a random time to be selected which sent the De Lorean back to 1885. It was then hidden in the Delgado mine for 70 years, "... because suitable replacement parts will not be invented until 1947." This is presumably a reference to the invention of the transistor. It was recovered from the mine in 1955 and repaired by Doc Brown's 1955 counterpart, thus restoring it to working order. Since both gasoline and garbage were available, the next trip back to 1885 was performed under the car's own power.

      Due to lack of gasoline and a broken fuel line, the De Lorean's final trip from 1885 to 1985 was partially powered by a steam locomotive pushing the vehicle up to 88 mph while using Mr. Fusion to generate the 1.21 gigawatts required to activate the Flux Capacitor and break the Time barrier. At the very end of the third movie, Doc returns to 1985 in a time machine made from a train. This uses a flux capacitor that Doc was able to power using steam.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are some random plot Ideas?
    Im trying to write a story and make it to a short film.
    Can you give me an idea or give me a sentence to start the story or work around to create in the story..
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Plot generators are helpful because they throw ideas together that many people wouldn't think of. This is one of my favourites (just press F5 to get another plot): http://www.archetypewriting.com/muse/generators/plot.htm

  40. QUESTION:
    i need help on a good thesis statement about movies! help?
    im doing a research paper on movies and i need to get a thesis statement about it. im writing about everything that has to deal with movies like the equipment, jobs (producers, directors,actors, etc), special effects, genres, and animated films.

    ya it seems like alot for a research paper but i need an idea of some please help! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/thesis_generator/thesis_generator.html

      Here's help 4U...

  41. QUESTION:
    how does a battery work?
    is it just a bunch of chemicals?
    do they have to be precharged?
    What stops the chemicals from reacting with each other inside?
    Why does it generate current only when the circuit is closed?
    can a battery produce a high watt and low voltage Or Dc current?

    You don't have to answer everything.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      A battery is a device that converts chemical energy into electrical energy. Batteries have two electrodes, an anode (the negative end) and a cathode (the positive end). Collectively the anode and the cathode are called the electrodes. What is positve and what is the negative terminal? It would be great to simply say that the anode is negative and the cathode is positive, however, that is not always the case. Somtimes the opposite is true depending on battery technology.

      In between the battery’s two electrodes runs an electrical current caused primarily from a voltage differential between the anode and cathode. The voltage runs through a chemical called an electrolyte (which can be either liquid or solid). This battery consisting of two electrodes is called a voltaic cell.

      The first inclination that an electrical path-way from an anode to a cathode within a battery or in this first instance “a frog” occurred in 1786, when Count Luigi Galvani (an Italian anatomist, 1737-1798) found that when the muscles of a dead frog were touched by two pieces of different metals, the muscle tissue twitched.

      This led to idea by Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (Feb. 18, 1745- March 5, 1827), an Italian physicist who realized that the twitching was caused by an electrical current that was created by chemicals. Volta’s discovery led to the invention of the chemical battery (also called the voltaic pile) in 1800. His first voltaic piles were made from zinc and silver plates (separated by a cloth) put in a salt water bath. Volta improved the pile, using zinc and copper in a weak sulfuric acid bath and thus invented the first generator of continuous electrical current.

      The batteries we use today are simply variations of the early battery or voltaic pile. Today’s battery’s are made up of plates of reactive chemicals separated by barriers, being polarized so all the electrons gather on one side. The side that all the electrons gather on becomes negatively charged, and the other side becomes positively charged. Connecting a device creates a current and the electrons flow through the device to the positive side. At the same time, an electrochemical reaction takes place inside the batteries to replenish the electrons. The effect is a chemical process that creates electrical energy (electrochemical energy).

      Let’s look closely at the internal design of the iPAQ 167648 battery.

      The two electrodes contained within the iPAQ 167648 battery are the anode and the cathode. The anode is the positive electrode and it is where oxidation occurs. During oxidation oxygen is added to the electrode which causes the removal of electrons from the specific chemical compound (e.g. lithium). The cathode is where reduction (gain of electrons) takes place. A Redox reaction is one where electrons are gained from an oxidizing source. In the iPAQ 167648 Battery it is in the anode that oxidation occurs to pass electrons to the cathode.

      The passing of electrons from the anode to the cathode is passed through an electrolyte. The electrolyte is a gel-like polymer film that does not conduct electricity but allows ion exchange. The dry polymer electrolyte design offers simplifications with respect to fabrication, ruggedness, safety, a razor thin-profile geometry, and enhanced conductivity. The electrolyte is held within a dry cell which is a galvanic electrochemical cell containing the pasty electrolyte.

      As electrons pass through the electrolyte we can measure their volume in amperes (Amps) at a rate of one Amp to every 62,000,000,000,000,000,000 electrons per second.

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  42. QUESTION:
    Ideas for teen books?
    I love to write and I've been running out of ideas to write about. What would you want to read about? It can be about anything. Also include some ideas for characters. Please ! (:

    • ANSWER:
      Copy and pasted from the same exact question that you posted a few hours ago:

      Oh, here we go.

      I'm guilty, I've asked this question before.
      When I was 12, and I had no idea what it meant to be an artist or a novelist.

      Well, let me enlighten you in case you are unaware of the definition.
      ARTIST: Noun
      A person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.
      A person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker.
      NOVELIST: Noun
      A person who has written a particular text.
      A person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job or regular occupation

      No where in there does it say that they steal ideas from others, right?

      It's part of your job as a writer to come up with your own ideas. It's okay to find inspiration- in fact, that's where ALL stories stem from. You can find your ideas by listening to conversations in restaurants or at school, by parts of another story or film, by pictures, anything! But it's your job to come up with it.

      Trust me, if I had a decent enough idea that deserved to be written, I'd be writing it. I wouldn't be handing it out to a stranger on the internet.

      There are things like the plot generator on seventhsanctum.com that comes up with totally wacky and weird ideas, if that would help you. Sometimes, I like to come up with my characters FIRST and then come up for a story to place them in. Sometimes, vice versa. Whichever way gets the job done, really.

      If you don't have an idea now, just write the first thing that comes to mind. Anything. Don't stop and go for five minutes. This is called a free write. If you feel up to it, keep going. If you want, find five or six words and require yourself to fit them in somewhere. Come up with a silly story and write it out. Do research on historical events and come up with something that way. Randomly google search a name, find a photo, read other stories.

      In short, you're not gettin' anything from me. That's. Your. Job.

  43. QUESTION:
    Names for characters, harry potter, lord of the rings, star wars etc...?
    I want to change my name which is ANNA KELLY, into variations for the following films/books/tv series, can you help me? name generators fail :L

    Harry Potter: a ravenclaw student
    Lord of the rings: an elf maiden
    Merlin: a witch
    Game of Thrones: a noble lady
    Moulin rouge: a dancer
    Star wars: a jedi
    Pirates of the Caribbean: a pirate lady

    thank you, idea's are welcome?

    • ANSWER:
      most of these are annagrams (did you see what i did there? XD) as i wasn't completely sure what you ment by your question. anyway, here they are:

      kella yann
      anya kellen
      kannya lee or kayanna lee
      annalee kalla
      leanna kyl
      kyla elnna
      lana kelyn

      hope this helps :)

  44. QUESTION:
    my boyfriend loves film..what gift should i get him, ideas?
    he wants to be a director...so what should i get him this christmas?

    • ANSWER:
      A movie poster
      http://www.allposters.com/-st/Movie-Posters_c101_.htm

      A director's chair
      http://www.bing.com/search?setmkt=en-US&q=director's+chair

      http://www.fodey.com/generators/movie/clapper_board.asp
      Movie Clapper Board Generator

  45. QUESTION:
    Ran out of idea! Please help :)?
    I need to be able to think of short video an short film ideas.... Does anyone know any good ways to get inspired with ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Try googleing "Idea Generator" they're of various qualities but should at least get you thinking of a few topics you wouldnt on your own! good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    Will the wwe get new script writers soon?

    • ANSWER:
      Someone asked that same question within the last couple of weeks and I posted information from The WWE Web Site. If you're interested here you are:

      Creative Writer
      Description WWE develops and produces the last of the great variety shows on television, combining all the elements of entertainment: sitcom, talk show, soap opera, action-adventure, and drama. With 52 weeks of original programming, without an off-season or re-runs, it is quite a creative challenge to keep characters and story lines interesting and compelling. That's where you come in!

      Requirements Qualified Candidates Should Possess:
      BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or equivalent
      Minimum of three to five years writing and production experience in network television
      Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy a plus
      Writing and directing reality television a plus
      Experience in all aspects of live TV production a plus
      Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)
      Plugged into pop culture and trends
      Able to work closely and effectively with talent, writers, and producers throughout the creative process
      Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus
      Must live in New York City/Stamford, CT area or be willing to relocate there
      Knowledge of WWE shows, talent, and storylines
      Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
      Flexible travel schedule (extensive travel required)

      WWE is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. WWE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. WWE also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws.

      WWE has a comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, 401K, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, shuttle service to/from the Stamford train station, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, and much more!

      Office Location Stamford, CT
      Job Category Creative Writing

  47. QUESTION:
    Army MOS 25V Combat Documentation/Production Specialist?
    I want to do this it looks awsome.

    Tho, I have no idea what MOS 25V means

    does anyone know anything about this position?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you get this MOS you will do the following and more: Operates and performs unit level maintenance on motion, still, and studio television cameras; electronic and film based processing, editing, audio, and printing darkroom equipment; prepares captions for documentation images; operates and performs PMCS on assigned vehicles and power generators. You will also need a Security Clearance.

  48. QUESTION:
    what kind of lights do i need?
    my friends and i are making a short film for the hunger games, and we know all of the equiptment we need, we just need help with lighting. Obviously, the majority of the movie is outside. we'll be filming pretty far out in the woods, so i need a light that doesn't need a plug, unless we can find one that had a fifty food cord. what kind of lights do we need? thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      A rule of thumb is three point lighting. That'll be your main light, fill light & back light. Three hundred watts for each light is a good a start. Are you going to use tungsten or led lights? 3200K or 5600K temperature lights. You can also adjust the light intensity with diffusion paper or scrims. You will also need gels, CTB or CTO or different color gels for different moods. Also you will need to power the lights with a generator, if you don't mind some noise. 1500 watts minimum for the generator. Have fun in the production. There are a lot more other things but you'll have others that'll have more ideas.

  49. QUESTION:
    Font generator/downloads?
    My coursework in media studies is to create a horror film trailer. We also have to make a film magazine front cover featuring the film, and a poster advertising it.
    I need a good font to use for the title of my horror film,
    Any ideas on where to get one? And how do i download it so i can use it in Word etc? I tried but don't know how to get it from the website to using it in a word document.
    As you can tell i'm not brilliant with computers!
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't specify which operating system you're using, so I'll assume Windows. To use a font in programs like Office, you need to install it--that is, you need to tell Windows about the font. The first link I'm posting, to Microsoft's site, explains how to do that.

      The second link is to a site with a large number of freely-downloadable fonts. If you see a font you want to use, click 'Windows Download', save the ZIP file, and extract its contents. You can then use the method described in the Microsoft article to install the font file; once you do this, it will appear in the list of fonts you can use in Word.

  50. QUESTION:
    Would you like to work for the WWE Creative Team?
    JOIN THE MOST ELECTRIFYING COMPANY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TODAY!

    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. develops and produces the last of the great variety shows on television, combining all the elements of entertainment: sitcom, talk show, soap opera, action-adventure, and drama. With 52 weeks of original programming, without an off-season or re-runs, it is quite a creative challenge to keep characters and story lines interesting and compelling. That's where you come in!
    Requirements
    Qualified candidates should possess:
    BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or equivalent

    Minimum of three to five years writing and production experience in network television

    Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy a plus

    Experience in all aspects of live TV production a plus

    Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)

    Plugged into pop culture and trends

    Able to work closely and effectively with talent, writers, and producers throughout the creative process

    Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus

    Must live in Stamford, CT area or be willing to relocate there

    Knowledge of WWE shows, talent, and storylines

    Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment

    Flexible travel schedule (extensive travel required)

    If so please visit http://www.wwe-careers.com/wwe/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=*AC5F80BAD409E322 and apply online.
    We need new creative writers because they are coming and going. We need solid, free style creators.

    • ANSWER:
      Omg Yes. Here at the IWC, we all have enough wrestling Savvy, to make Wrestling fun for adults as well as Kids and Moms. We would all make the WWE fun to watch and we'd definetely put some Heels over. Very Interesting question BTW. Starred.


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