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  1. EDWARD LAWSON
    Civil Rights Activist - ProPer Inc.

    On his own he took a civil rights case to the
    Supreme Court of the United States - and won.

    In California cops stopped citizens without
    probable cause or a reasonable suspicion
    and asked for I.D.

    Typically black, brown and young people.

    Edward Lawson as a pedestrian
    was stopped by cops and asked for I.D.
    more than 15 times in an 18 month period
    in San Diego County.

    He kept written notes about what happened
    and the cops that stopped him
    and brought one combined legal action
    first in California Courts and then in U.S. Federal Court.

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    ruled in his favor. The San Diego Sheriff's Department
    then appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court

    In Kolender v. Lawson (461 U.S. 352, 1983)
    the United States Supreme Court ruled that a statute (in California or in any state) authorizing a police officer to arrest a citizen merely for refusing to present identification was unconstitutionally vague.

    His case has been cited in 1000s of later cases.

    Alas, in 2008 stop and I.D. laws in some states are back on the books.

    "Security ought to be inconvenienced by Liberty"
    - JOHN LONGENECKER

    Video Production Info
    Location: streets of Beverly Hills CA USA
    Shoot
    - Sony TRV900 DV 3 CCD Progressive Scan video camera
    - Kenko 0.5x wide lens attachment
    - Bogen monopod - fluid head - on floor rear seat
    Edit
    - iMovie HD 6 - 4:3 DV edit file
    - into ViddyUp to make an H.264 .mp4 DV file
    - back into a new iMovie HD 6 - HDV 1080i video file
    - add iMovie FX letterbox black bars effect
    - add HDV iMovie 6 titles
    - title music made with GarageBand
    - save 16:9 iMovie HDV 1080i video file
    - back into ViddyUp to make an H.264 .mp4 video file
    - H.264 .mp4 file uploaded to Vimeo

    Why all that effort?
    It turns a 4:3 DV file into a 16:9 HDV video file for Vimeo.

    Vimeo handles HDV files in a certain way - HD 720p24

    Next time we may shoot with a HD 24P camera
    Maybe a Canon HV30

    JOHN LONGENECKER
    Director / Cinematographer
    800 470-4602
    PictureAmerica.org

    ProPerInc.com
    EdwardLawson.com

    # vimeo.com/975968 Uploaded
  2. Canon HV20 Wide Lens
    Here is a 0.45x wide lens for a Canon HV20 or a Canon HV30 - this wide lens has 12x zoom through so it works well with the Canon 10x zoom - it has a rear thread that is bigger than the Canon lens thread - that's good - and it has a thread in front so filters can be attached.

    Canon HV20 and HV30 mounting thread: 43mm
    0.45x wide lens - 52mm - does not vignette
    Front filter thread size: 67mm
    A 72mm or 77mm Step-Up ring works with front filters

    CameraWorks Northwest
    - I bought these 0.45x lenses at CameraWorks Northwest
    - cameraworksnw.com/
    - 0.45x item number may be: 370015012540

    JOHN LONGENECKER
    800 470-4602
    PictureAmerica@mac.com

    # vimeo.com/951300 Uploaded
  3. Camcorder Mic Test

    AZDEN SMX-10
    RODE Video Mic
    SENNHEISER MKE 300
    SENNHEISER MKE 400 - mono
    SONY ECM-MS908C

    Canon HV20 Camcorder mic test
    Canon DM-50 not tested

    Picture America
    JOHN LONGENECKER
    800 470-4602
    PictureAmerica@mac.com

    # vimeo.com/960332 Uploaded
  4. Video Camcorder Mic Tests

    - RODE Video Mic
    - SENNHEISER MKE 400

    JOHN LONGENECKER
    800 470-4602
    PictureAmerica@mac.com

    # vimeo.com/951912 Uploaded
  5. Canon HV20 and HV30 Hand Grip
    - hand grip
    - monopod and fluid head
    - tripod and fluid head
    - Bogen Quick Release Plates

    A Home Movie Look - NOT
    Keep your hand out of the camcorder hand strap

    Picture America
    JOHN LONGENECKER
    800 470-4602
    PictureAmerica@mac.com

    # vimeo.com/959996 Uploaded

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