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Michael Gakuran
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Adventurer, Photographer, Haikyoist
Adventurer, Photographer, Haikyoist

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Anyone know the song playing in the background of this advert? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHkC2k982hk

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Here's list year's list of compelling buzzwords from Japan http://gakuran.com/top-50-japanese-buzzwords-2014/

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I want my DOLLY!

Chief grip, best boy, dolly operator, you gotta love the terminology in the movies! Dolly refers to a shot where the camera is mounted on rails and pushed along, either to get closer to or further from the subject, or to track them sideways as they move along. Of course if you're only shooting with small cameras, a set of rails is overkill, and instead neat tabletop solutions come into play. 

Here's a great gadget I bought at the B&H superstore during my last visit to New York - it's a REVO DS-4 tabletop dolly with the optional articulated arm, supporting a Canon PowerShot GX 1 II I was filming  with today; the actual photo was taken with the Sony RX100 III, and you'll see the actual dolly results from both in my reviews at Cameralabs soon. 

The base costs $34 by itself or just under $70 with the articulated arm mounting. I've only used it a few times so far, but if you have a smooth surface to push it along, the results look really classy! If you want to give your movies a professional edge, I'd recommend checking it out. Here's the link to it at the B&H store:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/887476-REG/revo_ds_4_scaled_skater_dolly_with.html/BI/1718/KBID/2313/kw/REDS4/DFF/d10-v2-t1-xREDS4

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Better than MINT CRUNKY! Yes really! 
These are so good they could make the world go round.

But nothing at all on #morinaga  's site about this delicious evil!

I've only seen it in some #famima  so far.
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Yep. That's about right... http://goo.gl/wILqmM
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Finally, Japanese mobile phone carriers will be forced to remove sim locks. I hope this leads to more competition and cheaper prices all around. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140714/k10015991221000.html

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Mario x Mercedes Benz Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz Trailer HD

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Great video. I'm guilty of not doing this enough myself Choosing The Right Perspective And Field Of View

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This is how I feel about Lotte's choice of strawberry 'mint' crunky ice cream this year... 
Darth Vader NO!
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