I keep forgetting how to make a film-like wipe, with a nice feather in it, in Premiere Pro. The effect is called "Linear Wipe." You need to put it on the outgoing clip.
The photographer's ephemeris is a great online tool for figuring out where the heck the sun will be at a particular time on a particular date in a particular place. If you don't want the sun behind the camera (or, if you do), you need to have a way of figuring out where it'll be. Won't account for clouds though. Of course.
If you need to rent a Stryker in Canada, you can go to BlueLeader.
A new Jeff Somers story.
Timecode calculator app.