Friday, 29 September 2006

David Attenborough meets T. rex.

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A film on reptiles and amphibians would not be complete without an appearance from the most formidable reptiles that have ever lived, the dinosaurs. We decided to raise the thorny question of whether they were indeed warm or cold-blooded - a debate which has occupied the minds of palaeontologists, and anatomists for decades.


So we went to Colorado, armed with an 18-foot cardboard T. rex, a massive cherry picker and a strange silver ball. Rising on the crane to where T. rex's head would be, David held out a life-size replica of a T. rex jaw, dropped it and stood back.

On location, local palaeontologists caught the plummeting jaw in a blanket, but back in the graphics studio, computer magic held it suspended in the air and a life size, breathing T. rex grew in its place. As for the silver ball, that was used to work out the correct angle of light and shadow needed to make the T. rex look natural in its canyonland setting.

All these techniques have enabled us to capture extraordinary and previously unseen behaviour in intimate detail, overturning the myth that cold-blooded life is slow, solitary, cold and primitive and revealing these creatures to be as dramatic, social, warm, sophisticated and passionate as any other animals.

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Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Picture Quiz: Famous Faces

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Answers: 1. Musolini, 2. Benny Hill, 3. Eva Mendez, 4. Calista Flockhart, 5. Fergie, 6. Rob Bonnet, 7. Sir Alf Ramsey, 8. Johnny Depp, 9. Richard Attenborough, 10. Liv Tyler, 11. Errol Flyn, 12. Rolf Harris, 13. Jessica Alba, 14. Al Capone, 15. Arctic Monkeys.

Picture Quiz: Fictional Characters

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Answers: 1. Andy Pandy and Looby Loo, 2. Pinky and Perky, 3. Kevin the Gerbil, 4. Sam the Eagle, 5. Grimace, 6. Blinky, 7. Hobbes, 8. Captain Canary – Norwich City, 9. Scrumpie – Bristol City, 10. Aloysius Snuffleupagus, 11. ALF, 12. Cookie Monster, 13. Dogbert, 14. Lady Tottington, 15. Johnny Bravo

Wednesday, 20 September 2006

Where can I upload my video clips?

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Google Video
Upload.video.google.com
We're accepting digital video files of any length and size. Simply sign up for an account and upload your videos using our Video Uploader (please be sure you own the rights to the works you upload), and, pending our approval process and the launch of this new service, we'll include your video in Google Video, where users will be able to search, preview, purchase and play it.














Dailymotion
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Storage: 1gb
1) What is Dailymotion?
Dailymotion is the place to share your videos with your friends, family and everyone else.

To watch a video: sit down, make a selection from most recent, most popular, filter with tags or owner, and launch the player!

To share a video: come up with an idea, catch it on film (or on your webcam), register over here on Dailymotion, upload the video to our site and come up with appropriate tags (keywords) so that other users can find your video.

If you want to go even further, try participating in groups! A group is a community of people who all publish videos based on a similar idea, such as theme, location, hobby, and many more. There is only one rule, unleash your creativity!

2) How can I add my videos onto Dailymotion? First, you have to create an account to add a video. Once logged in, an "upload" link will appear on the top navigation bar, select it. You now have to browse for the video you want to upload on your harddrive. Once selected, select SEND. The time it takes to upload your video will depend on your connection speed and the size of the video chosen.









VSocial
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As Easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Upload Video of Any Format.
2. Tag, Search, Rate, Discuss.
3. Share, Syndicate, or Blog It.


Youtube
Youtube.com/help
What kind of videos can I upload? We accept any type of video content as long as it does not contain: Pornography or obscene material, Copyrighted content (unless you own all the necessary rights), Hate or graphically violent acts

How long can my video be? There is no time limit on your video, but the video file you upload must be less than 100 MB in size.

What video file formats can I upload? YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras and from cell phones in the .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats.







Vimeo
Vimeo.com
You can upload any video format; however, not everyone can view all formats.You have a weekly limit of 20.00 megs. So far, this week, you have used 0.00 megs and have 20.00 megs remaining.Your weekly limit resets every Sunday. If you can't wait until then, you can delete clips you've uploaded this week to free up space.







SaveFile
Savefile.com
This service can be used for uploading files up to 60MB each. After uploading you will be given a link, that others can use to download your file. Our filesize limit is 60MB and each file can be downloaded unlimited times. Savefile is completly free to use, hope you will enjoy our service.


FileFactory
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FileFactory - fast, simple and free file hosting!FileFactory lets you host files up to 500MB, or email files up to 1.5GB for free. You don't have to register and there is nothing to download. All files are uploaded through your browser. There is no fee to use our service - it's totally free.We host your files indefinitely, however if nobody downloads your file for 30 days, it will be removed automatically. If you email a file, it's automatically deleted after 7 days.


RapidShare
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Upload-limit: Unlimited! (Max. 50 MB per file! Split-archives allowed!)
Download-limit: Unlimited! (Some files have more than 100.000 downloads!)


MegaUpload
Megaupload.com
There is no registration and no fees. There is nothing to install and no special software required. All you need is the browser you are using right now. A file can be up to 250 MB. We will host your file forever for free, until it is unused for 30 days. If nobody downloads your file for 30 days, it is automatically deleted. Your file is available for download here at Megaupload 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We are always open and here to serve.


YouSendit
Yousendit.com
Choose who you want to send a file to. It can be anyone with an email address. You can specify multiple email addresses separated by commas. Select a file to send (Up to 1 GB). You can send photos, audio, documents or anything else. Your file will be stored by YouSendIt without ever filling up your recipient's mailbox.

Click on the Send button. YouSendIt will automatically email your recipient a link to your file stored on our server. Your file will be deleted after 7 days or 25 downloads, whichever occurs first.


Putfile
Putfile.com
Quick Upload
Free Account
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