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iLuvislam Radio membawakan kepada anda Konsert Rhythm Of The Souls, yang buat julung – julung kalinya menampilkan Opick ( Tombo Ati) dan penzikir – penzikir hebat tanah air seperti Ustaz Dzulkarnain, Ustaz Amal, Munif Hijjaz, Hazamin Inteam, dan Hafiz Hamidun bergabung dalam 1 konsert yang bakal menggegarkan industri nasyid tanah air. Anda pasti teruja dengan kelainan kami! :’)

PERINGATAN : Konsert ini adalah majlis zikir (majlis ilmu), maka tempat duduk lelaki dan perempuan akan diasingkan. Kanak-kanak dibenarkan masuk dengan tiket. Semoga majlis ini diberkati, insyaAllah. 🙂

Konsert ini akan diadakan 2 malam berturut-turut iaitu pada 20 & 21 April, bermula pada Jam 8.30 malam – 11.00 malam.

TIKET : RM 89 dan RM149 (Hot Seat – bahagian depan & sangat terhad)

Untuk harga promosi dan sebarang pertanyaan, bolehlah menghubungi Pejabat iLuvislam Radio di talian,

Telefon :03 – 5523 2853.
Email : ticket@konsert-ros.com
Website konsert : www.konsert-ros.com
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CSP is ongoing series of events designed to nurture and cultivate creativity among Muslims around the globe, both individually and collectively.

CSP has been described as “a gathering of conversations” reflecting an renewed interest in artistic and creative endeavors undertaken by Muslims everywhere. The intention of CSP events is to facilitate dialogue and activities relevant to Artists, Designers, Musicians, Directors, Writers, Thinkers and creative types. The specific format for the events involve a series of presentations, discussion panels and spiritual talks from culturally-relevant Islamic scholars.

To date five events have been held in Australia, Canada and the United States. They have helped to showcase both experienced professionals and rising talents across a spectrum of creative disciplines in the global Muslim community, offering unique opportunities to learn, share and connect.

Our vision is to run CSP programs and events in a diverse spectrum of cities around the world, exposing international & local talents and fostering greater appreciation and support for creative Muslims.

Creativity & the Spiritual Path. Check out the details in the poster. Get your tickets now!!

Digital vs. Offset Printing

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Information

Digital vs. Offset Printing: advantages of each and how to decide which is right for your project.

The growth of digital printing technology has brought technical advancements, more options, and exciting new features to today’s commercial printing. It’s also brought some confusion. An understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of digital printing and how those compare to traditional offset lithography is critical in making the right choice.

Most Common

Offset lithography is the most common high volume commercial printing technology. In offset printing, the desired print image is burned onto a plate and is then transferred (or offset) from the plate to a rubber blanket, and then to the printing surface. The lithographic process is based on the repulsion of oil and water. The image to be printed gets ink from ink rollers, while the non printing area attracts a film of water, keeping the non printing areas ink-free.

Mechanical Steps Eliminated in Digital Printing

Digital printing eliminates many of the mechanical steps required for conventional printing, including making films and color proofs, manually stripping the pieces together and making plates.

So … Which is Better

Well, it seems that depends.

Advantages of Digital

  • Shorter turnaround.
  • Every print is the same. More accurate counts, less waste and fewer variations, due to not having to balance ink and water during press run.
  • Cheaper low volume printing. While the unit cost of each piece may be higher than with offset printing, when setup costs are included digital printing provides lower per unit costs for very small print runs.
  • Variable Data Printing is a form of customizable digital printing. Using information from a database or external file, text and graphics can be changed on each piece without stopping or slowing down the press. For example, personalized letters can be printed with a different name and address on each letter. Variable data printing is used primarily for direct marketing, customer relationship development and advertising.

Advantages of Offset

  • High image quality.
  • Works on a wide range of printing surfaces including paper, wood, cloth, metal, leather, rough paper and plastic.
  • The unit cost goes down as the quantity goes up.
  • Quality and cost-effectiveness in high volume jobs. While today’s digital presses are close to the cost/benefit ratio of offset for high quality work, they are not yet able to compete with the volume an offset press can produce.
  • Many modern offset presses use computer-to-plate systems as opposed to the older computer-to-film work flows, further increasing quality.

Still Not Sure Which is Right?

Use this checklist to help decide:

  • Quantity. Offset printing has a front-end cost load. Short runs may have a high unit cost. But as quantities increase, the unit cost goes down with offset printing. Very short runs can be much more cost effective with digital printing; while larger quantities are likely to have a lower unit cost with offset printing.
  • Printing medium. Do you need or want a special paper, finish or unusual printing surface, or unique size? The options are increasing continually for digital, but offset printing still offers the most flexibility.
  • Color. Digital presses use four-color process printing. If you need only black ink or one or two ink colors, offset printing may offer a more cost-effective solution. If you need four-color printing, digital may offer advantages in lower up-front costs.
  • More on color. If you’re planning to print using the Pantone® Matching System, offset printing will give you the best match, since it uses actual Pantone® ink. Digital printing simulates the color using a four-color matching process, so some digital printers may offer less accurate color matching on projects.
  • Turnaround. If you need it fast, digital usually offers quicker delivery.
  • Proofing. Digital offers accurate proofs since you see an actual sample of the printed piece. Accurate color proofing for offset printing can be expensive.
  • Customization. Without question, digital printing offers the most affordable way to customize marketing materials, direct mail pieces, letters, etc.

Summary

Use the above checklist to help you decide and talk to your printer before submitting your job for advice on preparing files properly for the option you choose.

This topic is something we’ve been thinking about and have wanted to talk about here for a long time. We finally organizing our thoughts about it into a blog series that will hopefully help potential wedding clients and other engaged couples decide how to hire a wedding photographer. Today’s topic: why wedding photography costs so much, but more importantly, why it’s WORTH spending the money on a professional.

Everyone knows that there are an abundance of photographers right now. Digital photography is so accessible–enough so that anyone who owns a “nice camera” might be considered as a wedding photographer. If a couple feels like paying for a professional photographer isn’t in the budget, they might decide to just have a friend or family member take the pictures for them on the day of the wedding.

THIS IS A MISTAKE!!

Okay, now that we’ve got that out, let we tell you why we feel so strongly about this. 🙂

After your wedding, your photographs are the only things that will last (besides your marriage of course!). The flowers will die, the food will be eaten, and you’ll never wear the dress again. But your wedding album will last a lifetime. You (and your children) will look at your wedding photos hundreds of times throughout your life. We don’t want to minimize the importance of those other important aspects of the wedding day–your venue, food, flowers, and dress are important. But without a good photographer, those things will be quickly forgotten, let alone the memories and expressions of the day.

Ask anyone who has skimped on a photographer by hiring an inexperienced friend or family member to do them if they regret it. Every person We’ve talked to does. We have friends who didn’t hire a professional and end up with wedding photos that are not just badly exposed and composed, but where family members’ heads are cut off in the formals, where the bride and groom portraits are unflatteringly posed, where important parts of the day weren’t photographed, or the final photographs are not finished and edited well. Non-professional or beginner photographers also often forget to photograph important details like your bouquet, rings, and centerpieces. And this is all just in the end product–many inexperienced photographers will not be comfortable with the other responsibilites they have on the wedding day, like directing large groups of people for family photos, posing the bride and groom in a natural and comfortable way (many non-professionals/beginners have not yet learned the art of good direction when posing!), and organizing reception events like the cake cutting or first dance (when there isn’t a wedding planner or a DJ, these things usually end up in the hands of the photographer to organize).

Now compare that experience to someone who hires a professional, experienced, confident photographer–someone who knows what to expect on a wedding day and is totally comfortable posing you, organizing your family photos, and showing you how you’re supposed to cut the cake. 🙂 You feel calm and at ease because you know he/she is in control and is taking all the photos you want him/her to take. He/she is pleasant to be around because he/she’s not stressed out about his/her camera settings or being in an unfamiliar environment.

More importantly, when you see your photos for the first time, you will absolutely LOVE them. They will be good quality, the technical skills present (no too-dark or too-bright photos, no chopped off heads, no double chins!), the edits clean and timeless (no heavy textures and unnatural colors!), and best of all, you will see your wedding day from a perspective outside your own. There are scene-setting photographs of the entire venue and reception room, candids of your friends and family, close-up detail shots of the flowers and decorations you spent so much time and money on, and best of all, portraits of the two of you that are flattering and gorgeous and show how happy you are together.

A professional photographer can also design an album for you, which is honestly the best way to preserve your wedding photos. You might also receive the digital files (they are offered in all my packages), but it’s hard to look through your digital files often. They don’t get passed down as a family heirloom–but an album does. We definitely recommend including an album in your package, but if money is tight, you can usually come back a year or so later and have your photographer design and produce an album then.

One more thing we have to mention: along with all the amateur photographers out there, there are just as many beginners/aspiring wedding photographers who volunteer to shoot your wedding for free or next to nothing. We can’t condemn people who do that… because we did it when we first started. 🙂 And honestly, it is a good way for people who really can’t afford anything else to get some sort of wedding photography. But it’s such a risk–some are more qualified for this than others but you really don’t know what you are going to get. Inexperienced photographers will be put in lighting situations they’ve never encountered before and can’t be expected to know how to handle. Especially if you are getting married anywhere between 10:00 and 2:00–you can plan on the light being awful and ending up with harsh, unflattering photos unless you have a photographer that knows how to work with that type of lighting. Or if it will be dark at your reception, your photographer has to know how to use lighting other than natural and ambient. If money is so tight that this is the route you have to take, go for it, but know what a risk it is.

We also understand that even those who want to spend a bit more to hire a quality professional might need some flexibility. Most photographers are willing to help you find a package that works with your budget. We always willing to rearrange packages, change products, and add or subtract hours to packages in order to help you find a solution that fits your budget. For a very small budget, the package might just include four hours of coverage and a small album or the digital files–but when you can pay a bit more, you can add in an engagement session, a bridal session, albums, hours of coverage, sign-in books, etc. Another thing that helps is that we structure our packages to allow for payment plans–usually payments are made in three installments throughout the months before the wedding. We can do whatever we need to make it possible for you to pay for it.

Simple but Special

What is MCP?

Posted: July 21, 2009 in Information

Multi-Camera Production

Like broadcasters, corporate clients sometimes need only one camera for a speaker or backhaul.  Frequently, however, a program calls for a more comprehensive production.  1st Verse offers complete production services ranging from a basic two-camera switch to a fully outfitted production truck for these events.

Multiple cameras are often necessary when the program includes multiple speakers, audience participation, or a demonstration.  1st Verse can accomodate specific needs with convenient studio locations, remote load-in set-ups, and state-of-the-art production trucks.  Standard definition or high-definition cameras, along with tape rolls, powerpoint, graphics, and more come together to make a successful production.

What is MCP (Multi-Camera Production)?


The multiple-camera setup, or multiple-camera mode of production, is a method of shooting films and television programs. Several cameras—either film or video—are employed on the set and simultaneously record or/and broadcast a scene. It is often contrasted with the single-camera setup, which uses just one camera on the set.

Generally, the two outer cameras shoot close shots or “crosses” of the two most active characters on the set at any given time, while the central camera or cameras shoot a wider master shot to capture the overall action and establish the geography of the room. In this way, multiple shots are obtained in a single take without having to start and stop the action. This is more efficient for programs that are to be shown a short time after being shot as it reduces the time spent editing the footage. It is also a virtual necessity for regular, high-output shows like daily soap operas. Apart from saving editing time, scenes may be shot far more quickly as there is no need for re-lighting and the set-up of alternate camera angles for the scene to be shot again from the different angle. It also reduces the complexity of tracking continuity issues that crop up when the scene is reshot from the different angles. It is also vital for live television.

While shooting, the director and assistant director create a line cut by instructing the technical director to switch the feed to various cameras. In the case of sitcoms with studio audiences, this line cut is typically displayed to them on studio monitors. The line cut may later be refined in editing, as the picture from all cameras is recorded, both separately and as a combined reference display called the quad split. The camera currently being recorded to the line cut is indicated by a tally light on the camera as a reference both for the actors and the camera operators. We provide the best of video services, to capture your important and special events. – Simple but Special