Pasadena Company Introduces the Most Advanced Crash Test Dog Ever

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first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Pasadena Company Introduces the Most Advanced Crash Test Dog Ever From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 7:39 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuffcenter_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Sleepypod, a Pasadena-based company known for redefining pet products, unveiled Tuesday its newest crash test dog that provides Sleepypod engineers with measurable data to enable them to create safer car restraints for pets.The new model, DUKE 2.0, is equipped with new instrumentation and has better biofidelity than any of the company’s previous crash test pets. Sleepypod calls it the most advanced crash test dog ever.DUKE 2.0 weighs 75 pounds and can be compared to a large-sized dog. A camera mounted in his head records point of view video footage of a crash.The company said DUKE 2.0 has improved weight distribution than his predecessor, DUKE 1.0, and has new articulated joints that allow the legs and waist to bend. A realistic neck and spinal structure flexes and compresses like the spine of a real dog, helping Sleepypod to assess whiplash.Load cells are integrated into the highly vulnerable chest area to measure forces when moving forward in a collision.After a test crash, accurate and verifiable data collected from DUKE 2.0 is downloaded to a computer for analysis. The data is then used to determine which pet safety restraint designs will lower the damaging forces on a dog during a crash.“A poorly engineered passenger restraint system can cause more harm than good,” Michael Leung, co-founder of Sleepypod and lead product designer, said. “A good restraint system needs to be able to absorb kinetic energy while keeping the pet from accelerating forward and leaving the seat.”Leung adds that DUKE 2.0 enables Sleepypod “to measure the impact of a collision, thereby allowing Sleepypod to design pet safety restraints that reduce injuries.”Sleepypod designs pet carriers and car safety harnesses that have earned numerous awards and accolades for safety and design innovation. The company says every pet product has been certified with a top safety rating from the Center for Pet Safety.For more information, visit www.Sleepypod.com. Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribelast_img read more


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first_imgOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comn a decision handed down one day before Indiana’s 2018 primary election, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found a rational relationship between an Indiana statute prohibiting sex offenders from entering school property and the state’s interest in protecting children. The court ruled the state does not violate a convicted sex offender’s voting rights by prohibiting him from voting at a polling place located in a high school and instead requiring him to vote via one of three alternatives.In Brian Valenti v. Connie Lawson, et al., 17-3207, Valenti was convicted in 1993 of a lewd or lascivious act with a child under 14 in California and served 10 years in prison. Valenti later moved to Indiana, where he is considered a serious sex offender who is prohibited from knowingly or intentionally entering school property pursuant to Indiana Code section 35-42-4-14(b).That prohibition poses a problem for Valenti on election days, because his neighborhood polling location is in the Blackford County High School gym. Instead of voting in the high school gym, state law allows Valenti to vote via absentee ballot, at the county courthouse, or at the local civic center.Despite those options, Valenti sued the state under the First and 14th Amendments, arguing the prohibition on his entering the high school gym violates his right to vote. Valenti’s as-applied challenge sought declaratory and injunctive relief, but the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted summary judgment to the state after finding the state’s interest in protecting children from serious sex offenders outweighed the “minimal burden” imposed on Valenti. The court relied on the balancing test laid out in Burdick v. Takushi, 504 U.S. 428, 112 S. Ct. 2059, 119 L.Ed. 2d 245 (1992) to reach that decision.The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the grant of summary judgment to the state on Monday, though Senior Judge J. Phil Gilbert — sitting by designation from the Southern District of Illinois — said the district court’s reasoning was wrong. Gilbert pointed to Indiana’s practice of allowing felons to vote once they have been released from prison, but with some restrictions such as those imposed on sex offenders such as Valenti.“Accordingly, Valenti only has a statutory right to vote here, not a constitutional right,” Gilbert wrote. “And since the Indiana statute does not infringe on any fundamental right or suspect class, it only requires rational basis review — not something higher, like the constitutional balancing test seen in Burdick.”The 7th Circuit then found that the restriction placed on Valenti survives rational basis review because Indiana’s interest in keeping serious sex offenders away from schools is rationally related to I.C. 35-42-4-14(b).FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


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first_imgThe hosts finally got into the win column.After three straight losses, the Trail Allstars used a nine-run fourth inning to outlast Forest Hills 15-11 at the 2012 B.C. Little League Championships Tuesday at Andy Bilesky Park in the Silver City.The Allstars pounded Forest Hills pitching for eight hits including a home run by Derek Green.Brendan McKay of Trail and Quinn Hall of Nelson also homered for the Allstars. Green was the winning pitcher for Trail while Ethan Nelson-Hunt took the loss.Trail finished the game with 15 hits.White Rock leads the standings with a 4-0 record.Vancouver’s Dunbar and Hastings are tied for second at 3-1. The Trail Allstars and Beacon Hill are tied for the final playoff spot, each with a victory in four starts.The two teams meet in what should determine the final playoff spot in the four team semi final tonight at 5 p.m. at Andy Bilesky Park.Friday is semi final day with the two winners meeting for the B.C. Title Saturday at noon.The winner represents the province of BC at the Canadian Championships, August 4-11 in Edmonton, Alta.last_img read more


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first_imgThe line of Beau Taylor, Connor McLaughlin and Scott Swiston did much of the damage for the Saints Saturday, combining for five goals and 11 points to spark the Saints to a convincing 10-1 shellacking in Cheney, Wash.Friday, the Saints staked the Eagles to a 1-0 lead before roaring back to score seven straight to score a 7-1 victory in Castlegar.”We played a full 60 minute effort (Saturday) and it seemed like everything was working offensively,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”Beau Taylor went through a streak back in the fall where nothing was bouncing for him, but he’s been one of our best players so far in 2014. He along with Connor and Scott set the tone this weekend and everyone else jumped on board.” McLaughlin and Darnell Dyck — on a power-play — put Selkirk ahead by two by the end of the first period and the Saints piled on with four more from Taylor, Swiston, Cody Fidgett and Colin Minardi in the second. JR Strait scored Eastern’s lone goal on one of their eight opportunities with the man-advantage, but Selkirk continued to find the back of the net as the game wore on. Taylor completed his hat trick with back-to-back goals early in the third period before Markus McCrea and Thomas Hardy scored late. Saints captain Logan Proulx extended his season-long point streak to 17 games when he set up Taylor shorthanded with 13:29 remaining in the game. Chris Hurry picked up his second straight win in goal, turning aside 18 shots. Derek Moser and BJ Leach split time in the loss. “Chris has been outstanding over the past couple weekends,” said Dubois.”We haven’t been giving up a ton of shots, but he’ll go a few minutes without much action and then make a big save when we need him to. He’s made some great strides and really captured the confidence of his teammates.” Friday goal scorers included Colin Minardi, Connor McLaughlin, Stefan Gonzales, Beau Taylor, Scott Swiston, Logan Proulx and Connor Stephens. The Saints’ record now sits at 13-3-1, which puts the team one point back of first place SFU. Selkirk is off next weekend before hosting the University of Victoria on Saturday, February 8th at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. The Selkirk College Saints rang up 17 goals on Eastern Washington netminders en route to a sweep of two B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League games.last_img read more


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first_img The first Cinnamon Bun Run training ride will be held on Saturday June 10, at 9 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Members of the MS Bike’s organizing committee will lead the approximately 70km training ride to Procter, where all attendees will be treated to a complimentary cinnamon bun from The Village Bakery.All cycling levels are welcome, and there is no charge to participate.   The MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge returns for its sixth annual event this August, accompanied by three Cinnamon Bun Run training rides this summer, helping participants get back in the saddle.   “The Cinnamon Bun Run training rides are a great way to connect with other cyclists, introduce friends and family to the MS Bike event, share fundraising ideas and successes, and most importantly, prepare for the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge,” said Jillian Earl, MS Bike coordinator.   The MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge is a fully supported two-day bike ride around the Kokanee Glacier, from New Denver to Nelson on Day 1, and from Nelson to New Denver via Kaslo on Day 2. “It’s the perfect opportunity to train, while satisfying your sweet tooth,” she said.  center_img The ride is a fundraiser supporting the MS Society of Canada. Last year, 99 participants raised an amazing $135,000. In addition to helping fund critical MS research, those funds helped the Society to host 37 education sessions, distribute over $335,000 of medical equipment, and provide 299 individuals with volunteer legal assistance to people living with multiple sclerosis across B.C. These funds also contributed to the launch of the MS Knowledge Network.   During the August 19-20 weekend, participants will enjoy 222 km of riding, rest stops, food, entertainment, and beautiful views and hill climbs that won’t disappoint.    All those interested in joining the ride, or learning more are welcome to attend the training rides. Dates of the remaining two training rides will be released in the summer. To register for the MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge, visit www.westkootenayglacierchallenge.ca.    About multiple sclerosis and MS Bike  Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord that affects 100,000 Canadians – the highest rate of MS in the world. It is one of the most common neurological diseases of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. MS Bike is a pledge-based fundraising event that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. Over 12,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 20 one- and two-day tours taking place across Canada between June and September. For more information about MS Bike visit msbike.ca.last_img read more


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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Hout Bay beach at dusk. Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Hout Bay beach at dusk. Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Hout Bay beach at dusk. Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province:Mountains, vineyards and world-class wines in the Durbanville Wine Valley.Photo: Durbanville WineValley » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Restaurant with a distant view of Table Mountain in the Durbanville Wine Valley.Photo: Durbanville Wine Valley » Download high-res image Franschhoek, Western Cape province: The Screening Room at the luxury Le Quartier Francais boutique hotel.Photo: Franschhoek Wine Route » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: A bride and groom take a carriage ride at Blaauwklippen Vineyards, a wine estate established in 1882. Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: Golfing at the Kleine Zalze Wineland and Golf Estate. Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: Fine food and wine at the Zevenwacht Wine Estate restaurant, housed in a 19th century Cape Dutch manor house. Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image TOURISM AND LEISURE 9:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today, the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) announced the 2018 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. This year’s honorees are Randy and Koral Clum of east central Ohio. The Clums have been sustainably managing Hepatica Falls Tree Farm, their 152-acre certified forestland in southwestern Harrison County, since they purchased the property in 1993.While Randy and Koral Clum had spent much of their careers in forestry, they hadn’t managed their own property until they acquired their tree farm. Since then, they’ve been dedicated to creating a working forest that produces high-quality timber while managing for water, wildlife and recreation, as well as using their woodland to educate others about the benefits of the forest and good management principles.“It’s an amazing honor and I feel blessed to have worked with all the people that we’ve worked with. We are honored to be recognized in this way,” Koral Clum said.Randy Clum added, “What’s been important to us about the American Tree Farm System is the education component. It’s a way to meet other tree farmers, to expand their knowledge, to expose them to bigger and better things, and to what other tree farmers have been doing for the last few decades. It’s good principles. It’s good standards. It’s what tree farming’s all about, clean air, clean water, timber, recreation, aesthetics all rolled into one package.”Randy and Koral Clum are frequent speakers on forest management during seminars, field days, and other educational workshops. The couple also has served on numerous advisory boards and held officer positions for organizations such as Ohio Society of American Foresters, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Ohio Farm Bureau, and the East Central Ohio Forestry Association. Sharing their love of forestry has grown over the years, and recently Randy has adopted social media to engage and educate others who want to know more about family forest ownership and best management practices.“The Clums are model landowners who have done great work on their land, for sustainable wood, clean water, improved wildlife habitat, and recreation,” said Tom Martin, President and CEO of the American Forest Foundation, the non-profit conservation group that manages the American Tree Farm System. “Randy and Koral have been terrific stewards of their land and have also taken that a step further to reach out to their neighbors and their community to all work together to make our forests healthier. This type of sharing and education is a key value of ATFS.”The Clums were nominated for the award by Jeremy Scherf, Service Forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and 2016 National Tree Farm Inspector of the Year.“Hepatica Falls Tree Farm is one of the best managed properties around. So, when you think of forestry in Ohio, it’s hard not to think of Randy and Koral Clum. While they are foresters by profession, they are generous educators at heart,” Scherf said. “The Clums volunteer a lot of their time to educate others about forestry, both locally and statewide. The countless hours they spend donating their time to help teach others about our forests is remarkable.”Managing their land for timber sales, the Clums have adhered to the high standards of ATFS certification. This requires tree selection with consideration for forest health, spacing, risk, markets, aesthetics, wildlife, and long-term productivity. These best management practices and their love of the land have ensured erosion control near Stillwater Creek and they have protected and improved habitat for many wildlife species, including bobcat, coyote, river otter, deer, spring peepers, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, wood duck, turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, pileated woodpecker, woodcock, barred owl, kingfisher, wren, towhee, scarlet tanager, goldfinch, hummingbird, and Louisiana water thrush.“Some people feel that cutting trees is hard on the wildlife, but in this part of Ohio, the missing component for a lot of wildlife is the early successional forest, the young trees,” Koral said. “We also leave cavity trees for birds, squirrels and other species.”Each year, ATFS recognizes four Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers out of the 73,000 Tree Farmers nationwide. This year, ATFS is proud to also recognize the regional awardees: Russell Black from Maine; Jon and Carol Gould from Florida; and Dan Kingsbury from Washington, along with the Clums.“Our past timber sales have been a blessing from the standpoint of creating more diversity as far as food and habitat. It has introduced so much diversity with edge effect and young successional stage for so many different species of not only animals, but also bird species, insects—pollinators. It just worked out better than we ever imagined,” Randy said.Individuals considered for the award must demonstrate exceptional efforts to preserve and enhance their woodlands, which conserves and enhances clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational activities, and the wood for homes and paper products that come from their land, all of which are exemplified on the ATFS sign.To learn more about the 2018 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, visit: https://www.forestfoundation.org/2018-outstanding-tree-farmers .last_img read more


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first_imgTags:#IoT and web development#IOT Impacts IoT has not only made lives more comfortable, but it has also brought opportunities for developers to create more innovative applications. Here is a list of considerations while creating interactive web solutions with IoT integration.Speed MeasurabilityThe traditional process of request analysis by web servers is replaced with the cloud data transmission process. It proves to be more productive and faster.Privacy and SecurityIoT connected devices are prone to be hacked. Thus to maintain the security, web developers need to adopt a more strict design pattern for the connected devices. This, after all, will ensure the security feature of the web app.Power ManagementThe programs running in the back end tend to drain a lot of battery which may result in less communication. So it is essential for the web developers to design a layout that will minimize power usage.  There has to be a power management plan in place before going ahead with web development. Professional SEO services are capable of managing both things. Dynamic UIThe involvement of IoT in UI is nothing new but the role and responsibility of the web app developer are going to rise with the development trends. The developers will have to rethink their approach towards development. They have to follow practices keeping in mind the new IoT- based designs.Architecting the Future of Web developmentThere are many impactful factors of IoT on web development. It is difficult to judge how much more will IoT impact this arena of technology. But it looks like the combination of  IoT and web development is far more convincing in the web development and will reap benefits to the end users. Related Posts Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Follow the Puck AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagecenter_img ATMs, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Self-driving cars and more are part of a list of devices using IoT is endless. The concept of IoT began years ago; we just didn’t use the term IoT. Kevin Ashton is credited with being the first to coin the phrase Internet of Things (IoT) in 1999.The Internet Of Things (IoT) is any device having the ability to transmit and collect data over the internet without any human interaction. ATM machines are one of the best examples — coming out in 1969 — they can give you a picture of the actual meaning. The ATM device is connected to the Internet 24/7 and displays personalized information on the screen which is collected from the internet. Connected technology rise (IoT) is bringing waves at Intel, Microsoft, and SAP but also at some unexpected places like kitchens, playing ground, gardens and more. IoT development services are now so popular that soon it will be as ubiquitous as smartphones.When we try to set up a connection between the Internet Of Things (IoT) and Web development, we wonder, what’s the bottom-line of the link?The answer is, there is a connection and will always be a connection. Because web development includes the two central part: Front end development and Back-end development which requires a seamless connection for data transfer. The complex IoT networks raise the bar and set new challenges every day for the web developers. Read further to know how these IoT implementations will impact web development. Ever wondered on what does the internet networks that respond to the users rely on?  The answer is, they rely on web servers. The collected data is stored on the cloud, and the interaction takes place with the help of the user interface. Virtual assistants like Amazon’s Echo, Alexa can display the web content apart from smart TVs, laptops, and wearables. How is IoT affecting the landscape of Web development?Business enterprises want to give their customers a more personalized and customized service such as IoT services in the USA. The ultimate IoT aim is to satisfy a customer’s and make their enterprises successful.            The IoT aim is to satisfy customer’s and make their enterprises successful.Due to IoT evolvement, enterprises can use a combination of wireless technologies and sensors to serve the customers better. Understanding the customer’s demographics using sensors, enterprises can help people control not only their appliances — but their health. Millennials are lucky that they will have to expend less effort in performing tasks, as simple as operating lights that they will be able to gain massive amounts of time. The extra available timeframes will provide the opportunity to contribute a vast amount in productivity to shape the future efficiently and effectively. The deep dive of IoT impact.The web development process is going to become a bit more complicated with the proliferation of IoT.  Front-end interface like cameras and sensors are going to communicate with the users and on the other end. The back-end will store the accessible information.                                   Some estimates on how big the IoT impact will be.Once the connection is fixed appropriately using the IoT devices, the pages will load quickly, and there will be no delay in the transmission. With IoT, involvement businesses in the IoT industry would need the right set of talent and skills in the development team. Some of the strategies are mentioned here using which they can clear the barrier. On-the-go development optimization.IoT learning is evolving and is not likely to stop any time soon. Web development companies to monitor and train their developers to optimize the site. Site optimization is the only way by which companies will stay relevant in their industry — and can remain in the running race.Overcome coding challenges.Coding standards exist but are not constant across the web. Web development companies struggle every day to match the rapidly changing coding standards. A web development company should design a strategy to handle the ever-changing and updating coding challenges required. Team leaders should know the coding standards and disciplines so that they can impart the knowledge to the team members more rapidly saving essential timeframes.Acquire the right talent and realize the requirement. It has now become essential to prioritize and define the level of expertise needed for web development. Once the requirements are in hands, it would be much easy for the organization to find the right talent and design an inventory.                                                             Key Requirements of the Future IoT Architectures. 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first_imgThere are several video editing techniques every professional needs to know. Let’s take a look at two of them: the J-cut and L-cut.If you’re in the business of video editing (or would like to be), then two techniques you absolutely must know are the J-cut and the L-cut. Editors use these techniques to allow audiences to see the context of the dialogue rather than just the dialogue itself.Let’s look at the best ways to incorporate J-cuts and L-cuts into your next production. To do this, we’ll look at some of the very best uses of these techniques in film history.A History of J & L-CutsEven before the days of cinema, artists developed stories through a combination of images. This early form of storytelling and editing can be seen on the walls of the pyramids or in the triptych paintings of the Middle Ages. With the 20th century development of the film camera and the subsequent addition of sound to filmmaking, the editing techniques of the J-cut and L-cut appeared.Image: Scene from The Jazz Singer via Warner Bros. The image above is from 1927’s The Jazz Singer. Heralded as the first “talkie,” the film introduced audiences to fully synced sound and imagery. Another thing it introduced to audiences: the first use of the L-cut. While we see and hear actor Al Jolson talking to his bandmates, the camera cuts to audience members taking their seats. In the video below (via WarnerBrosOnline), we can see one of the very first L-cuts play out in real time. What makes a L-cut or J-cut work is the combination of dialogue and imagery. For an L-cut, the dialogue continues as the camera cuts to another image. For a J-cut, the dialogue plays while we see contextual images, but then cuts to the source of the dialogue.Why Use a J-Cut or L-Cut?Using a J-cut or an L-cut is all about keeping the flow of the edit moving without becoming boring. If a J-cut or L-cut is performed properly, then the audience will never notice it taking place. This same theory is really true for any editing technique.Image: an example of an L-cut Think about the films we watch and the dialogue sequences within them. During these sequences, the editor isn’t constantly cutting back and forth to each character as they talk. Doing this would be very distracting. Instead, an L-cut is used.This technique sees Character A speaking, but then the scene cuts to Character B as Character A continues their dialogue. By doing this, the editor is allowing viewers to hear the dialogue while also seeing the reaction of Character B, giving the audience a better overall understanding of the scene.Image: an example of a J-cut The J-cut is the opposite of the L-cut. With this technique, the viewer hears the dialogue of Character A — but only sees Character B on screen. From this shot of Character B (which provides emotional information and context for the scene), the editor cuts back to Character A. Where Else Can You Use a J-Cut or L-Cut?As discussed above, the best time to use either technique is during a scene with dialogue, but these techniques can also come in handy during any scene with connecting action to a specific sound.In the video above from Movieclips Coming Soon, we see how sound effects were used in conjunction with visuals to pull off a very compact but vital J-cut in Raiders of the Lost Ark. After Indy swaps the bag of sand for the idol, he begins to walk away. Sounds begin to grow off camera, causing Indy to look back. The camera then cuts to the shot of the idol room breaking and falling apart, giving us context for the sound.Again, the entire point of using these techniques is to progress the story forward in a compelling way. We’ll leave you with one of the most iconic J-cuts/L-cuts of all time. Director Stanley Kubrick uses both techniques to perfection in 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL 9000 can only convey a voice with no emotional queues. Because of this, Kubrick utilizes the character of Dave to give us the emotion of the scene. This plays out (as seen in the clip below via Jim Nielson) as the film cuts back and forth between Dave deactivating HAL and the AI urging Dave to stop.What are your favorite uses of J-cuts and L-cuts? Please share them in the comments below!last_img read more