Home / Daily Dose / Tax Abatements and Home Loan Performance The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Previous: Foreclosure Auctions Indicate Strong Housing Market Next: CFPB Director Provides Update on Protection Practices Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure tax abatement Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 6, 2020 786 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A Cleveland-based study by the Reinvestment Fund, an equity real estate data and investment firm, has found that foreclosures do not increase after tax abatements end. According to Crain’s Cleveland Business, the foreclosure rate for non-abated city properties from 2008 to 2018 was 5%, while the abated property foreclosure rate was 3%.”You can see that tax abatement is not the driving force of resident displacement, and it has been an important part of bringing development into the community,” Tania Manesse, community development director, said at a Cleveland City Council committee meeting on Tuesday, February 4, Crain’s reports.According to the study, found that the tax abatement program has declined since a peak in 2006. And abatements make up only a fraction of Cleveland’s property overall, according to the study. The share of abated parcels has gone from a high of 4.6% in 2008 to 2.5% in 2018.There was no strong evidence that a spike in sales follows the expiration of an abatement. Of the 3,858 abatements that ended from 2008 to 2015.Among city parcels with an expired abatement, 19% sold at the end of up to three years after an abatement, while citywide 48% of Cleveland households have moved within the last four years.Though the study indicates abated tax abatements are having a positive impact on the city’s housing market, Cleveland still has some of the highest rates of foreclosure in the country, as well as a high volume of vacant and zombie homes.Counties with a notably high percentage of vacant homes included Ashtabula County, located northeast of Cleveland. According to Stacker, 23.3% of total homes are vacant in this country, and Ohio holds one of the highest rates of zombie homes in the country, with a total of around 891 in the state. Around half of these vacant homes are in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area, with 431 homes. Additionally, the top two zip codes nationwide with the highest number of zombie properties (with at least 100 properties in pre-foreclosure) are Cleveland zip codes 44105 (57) and 44108 (54). Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure tax abatement 2020-02-06 Seth Welborn Tax Abatements and Home Loan Performance Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
A number of musicians will be feeling the Buffa-love, as the annual Buffalove Music Festival has shared their initial 2016 festival lineup. Held in Westfield, NY from July 29-31, a new location and date, the festival will see headlining sets from EOTO (Late Night), Aqueous (2 Nights – 4 Sets), Particle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more.The initial lineup includes Jimkata, Consider The Source, Funktional Flow (4 Sets), Broccoli Samurai, Tropidelic, Smackdab x2, The Buffalove SuperDiscoJam Late-Night, Mister F, Gang of Thieves, Space Junk x2, Slip Madigan x2, Adam Bronstein’s Freehand Band, Blue Rootz, Gnosis, Luanjie x2, AjamajA, Sonder x2, Folkfaces, and PA Line.With a full lineup due out in a few weeks, this initial sampling already has us excited. For more information about the festival, head here.
StumbleUpon BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Share Share As Boris Johnson’s trip over to the continent has continued to attract attention from UK media, Paddy Power has shortened its odds on whether BoJo can secure a deal with Angela Merkel where a backstop doesn’t exist, despite her outlining a hard line 30-day time limit.The Irish bookmaker has been offering odds of 8/1 that BoJo can agree a deal with Merkel where a backstop doesn’t exist, within her 30-day time limit.Paddy Power has also outlined that it’s no longer odds-on that we will see a no-deal Brexit following the negotiations, currently priced at 13/10, with odds shortened on some form of Brexit deal being passed in 2019 – priced at 8/15. Spokesman Paddy Power said: “BoJo entered negotiations with the EU like a bull in a china shop, but they like that kind of thing in Europe, and he’s already made more progress this week than Theresa May did in her entire tenure.“Clearly, there’s a long way to go, and a lot of negotiation to be had, but the tide is turning (again) for the odds on a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.”Interestingly, Paddy Power has continued to offer odds of 2/5 on whether a general election will take place later this year. Boris Johnson has said to have ‘put his foot in it’ yesterday, however, following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, who added that the Ireland-Northern Ireland backstop plan – vehemently opposed by BoJo – was somewhat ‘indispensable’ in preserving both political stability and the single market.Macron did however said that he was “very confident” that the UK would be able to come to an agreement with EU would be able to find a solution to the Irish-Northern Irish border within 30 days ”if there is a good will on both sides”. Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articles
12 Feb 2016 Dorset’s Fiona Snook wins South West Golf Steward of the Year Dorset’s Fiona Snook has been recognised as the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region. Fiona, from Wareham Golf Club, received her trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. The competition to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards was in its ninth year and attracted hundreds of votes for the nominated stewards. Fiona commented: “I’m a newbie at the club and I’m so pleased to reach this final. Wareham is such a friendly club and everyone mucks in – you’re quite likely to see our president on a lawn mower! If you want anything you just have to ask.” Fiona is a qualified chef who has worked at Wareham for 18 months and has helped the club improve its image and appeal to visitors and members. Since she’s been there the club has attracted 56 new members. She’s overseen some clubhouse renovation, has changed the club’s brewery and suppliers, all the food is now home-made – and the increasing profits are reflecting her efforts. She runs a host of social events from darts and cribbage nights to a psychic supper and a chocolate night – all prominently advertised on display screens and a white board. That’s alongside weddings, birthday parties and a concert night with the Bournemouth brass band, which was promoted with a local leaflet drop. Fiona has even taken up golf and joined the ladies’ section! Fiona and the other winners all received their trophies from England Golf Acting Chief Executive, Craig Wagstaff, and from Earl Baker, Fuller’s Sales Manager (Traditional Free Trade). The other winners were: national and South East winner, Steve Warren of Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk; Midlands winners Phill and Louise Maxwell of Radcliff-on-Trent; and North winner Kirsty Glaister of Stamford Golf Club, near Manchester. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2014 Stewards of the Year, Samantha Hudson, joined the judges to whittle down the entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Fiona Snook with her trophy.
Facebook8Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by American Red Cross, Mount Rainier ChapterTACOMA, WA, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — On what is normally a day of Halloween festivities, the Mt. Rainier Red Cross team has been prepping and deploying volunteers to head east to respond to the multiple states devastated by Hurricane Sandy. So far, more than 9,000 people spent Tuesday night in 171 Red Cross shelters in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Ohio.“This response to Sandy is just getting started. The storm has left devastation in its wake and we will be helping people for weeks to come,” said Tracy Peacock, Mount Rainier Red Cross Chapter Executive. “This will be very costly and the Red Cross needs help now. We ask everyone to support us as we help people recover from this massive storm.”One of the first local volunteers from Western Washington, a Shelter Supervisor from Thurston County, was deployed last Friday to Pennsylvania. This week the Mount Rainier Red Cross Chapter has deployed eight volunteers so far.Red Cross Volunteers will work long days for several weeks to provide shelter, food, first aid, and emotional support. Alena Golubkova, Casework Coordinator for the Mount Rainier Chapter of the Red Cross, will be flying to Brunswick, New Jersey Thursday. Golubkova flies out from Sea-Tac Airport at 6:39 a.m. to help provide food to those affected by the hurricane. Dr. Tobi Buckman will be deploying from Grays Harbor County to provide Disaster Mental Health Services. Buckman will be flying out Thursday at 11:10 p.m. from Sea-Tac Airport to White Plains, New York.HOW PEOPLE CAN HELP Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. To make a donation locally, people can call the Mount Rainier Chapter at 253-474-0400. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the Mt. Rainier Chapter at 1235 South Tacoma Way Tacoma, WA 98409 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.HOW TO FIND RED CROSS SHELTERS People who have been forced to evacuate can find out where Red Cross shelters are open by going to www.redcross.org or accessing the free Red Cross phone app. Both are refreshed with updated information every 30 minutes. Residents can also monitor local media—radio, newspaper and television—to find out where local shelters are located.REGISTER ON SAFE AND WELL The Red Cross Safe and Well website is also available. People affected by the fires and flooding can access the site and let loved ones know where they are. There are several ways to register on Safe and Well, or search for a loved one. From a computer, visit redcross.org; from a smart phone, visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to be connected with one’s local Red Cross chapter.About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.To stay up to date with what is going on at the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross, go to www.redcross.org/raineir, like us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/RedCrossRainier and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/RedCrossRainier.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily Sports EditorThe Nelson Selects completed the season much like the team started — by winning the tournament’s top prize.Goals by Nigel Ziegler, Oscar Seagram and Quinn Dawson powered the Select to a 3-0 victory over the host side in the U12 Boy’s Division of the 13th annual Little Bear Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in Revelstoke.Parker Shaw-Lintz played flawless in goal to secure the shutout.“It was a fitting finale to a great season,” said coach Paul Dawson, whose team won the opening tournament of the season back in May in Trail.“The boys got stronger every game and I thought we used the possession game that we worked on all year to great effect in challenging conditions.”Playing in slick, wet conditions, Ziegler opened the scoring for the Selects. Minutes prior to the halftime whistle and Nelson awarded a free kick near the penalty area, Ziegler took a quick kick, passing the ball to a wide-open Seagram. Ziegler’s teammate quickly buried the ball in the back of the net.Team captain Quinn Dawson converted the only goal of the second half to complete the scoring.“I thought Kieran Marchand and Jaydon Wouters, in particular, played their best soccer of the season in Revelstoke,” said Dawson.Nelson opened the Little Bear tourney outlasting Williams Lake 5-3.Ziegler led the Selects with a pair of goals with Marco Falcone adding a single.Brother Andrew Falcone was stellar between the pipes to keep the northern opponent off the score sheet.Nelson advanced to the final by blasting Castlegar 7-0. Seagram led the Nelson attack with three goals. Game captain Taylor Pritchard scored one of the other goals on a great individual effort.“Overall I was pleased by the development of their players over the season, both in their skill and maturity levels.” Dawson explained.“(Co-coach) Dino Falcone and I pushed them a little and entered the team in tournaments in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Portland at a higher age bracket.“Despite not winning against the older teams, the boys responded well and learned from these experiences.”[email protected]
SAN JOSE — Forwards Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson and goalie Martin Jones will all play their first game of the preseason Saturday when the Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center at 5 p.m.The Sharks players who are dressing against the Golden Knights did not skate Saturday morning, so there was no indication of what the forward lines or defense pairs will look like at the start of the game. But Jones is expected to play all 60 minutes and Aaron Dell is the backup goalie.This …
Nothing in Darwin’s mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor illogic. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.It was Darwin’s “horrid doubt” the year before he died. In a letter to his friend William Graham, he expressed doubt that the convictions of the human mind, if evolved from an ape’s brain, could be at all trustworthy. He had good reason to worry. His disciples have gone bonkers.What’s in a Magic Spell? (Live Science). As we pointed out yesterday, Live Science reporter Stephanie Pappas gave good press to witchcraft and spell-casting, especially spells directed at Donald Trump. She is also a consistent Darwinian, justifying all kinds of deviant sexual behaviors and moral vices as products of evolution and therefore not immoral (2/13/15, 2/21/14). In this post, though, we will focus on silly Darwin stories that don’t make any sense, even by the principles of natural selection.SUNDAY FUNNIESDid seaweed make us who we are today? (Science Daily). A profound thought. We can see a resemblance in some modern hair styles. Question: if you were a contented ape, and seaweed came along, “allowing” you to become a stupid human being, would you take the allowance, if the seaweed offered to drive you there?Millions of years ago something happened, [see Stuff Happens Law] allowing early Homo sapiens to branch out from the primitive hominoid family tree. Was this crucial turn in human evolution partly driven by seaweed and its particular content of essential nutrients?How protein misfolding may kickstart chemical evolution (Science Daily). A taste of this evolutionary logic [see sophoxymoronia in the Darwin Dictionary]: “Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions involving abnormal folding of proteins, may help explain the emergence of life — and how to create it.” Any questions? NASA liked this story (your tax dollars at work).Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is well-established — organisms adapt over time in response to environmental changes. But theories about how life emerges — the movement through a pre-Darwinian world to the Darwinian threshold — remain murkier.The researchers started with single peptides and engineered in the capacity to spontaneously form small proteins, or short polymers. “These protein polymers can fold into a seemingly endless array of forms, and sometimes behave like origami,” Lynn explains. “They can stack into assemblies that carry new functions, like prions that move from cell-to-cell, causing disease.”Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding exoplanet life (Phys.org). A taste of the reasoning in this article: “Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos.” Then why stop with exoplanets? Stars have lots of hydrogen! Obviously life “could” exist in stars, since we’re considering what ‘could’ happen (see perhapsimaybecouldness index in the Darwin Dictionary). Maybe life ‘could’ be found even in the cold molecular hydrogen gas clouds between the stars. (NASA liked this tale, too.)Why the Octopus Lost Its Shell (Live Science). Storytime, kiddies; snuggle up and listen to Jakob Vinther “tell the tale of evolution.” Once upon a time, squid and octopus had shells. But then, they lost them. “The reason? The loss of shells made the ancient relatives of the modern-day octopus, squid and cuttlefish nimbler, a feature that likely helped these animals catch prey and evade predators, Vinther said.” But teacher, how can evolution make progress by losing things? “Reducing the shell to this great extent gave them an even bigger advantage than their ancient counterparts with larger shells inside [had],” Vinther said. “These old fellows would have struggled to jet themselves away in the same ease.” The heavy shells “led to the demise of many cephalopod ancestors, because they couldn’t ‘keep up with the ‘new [shell-less] kids on the block,’” Vinther told Live Science. But teacher, why do some cephalopods still have shells? Nighty-nite, kiddies. Don’t think so hard.Tiny cavefish may help humans evolve to require very little sleep (Phys.org). Just close your eyes like cave fish do, and let your imagination take over. This study “sheds light into the evolution” of sleep differences; unfortunately, the blind fish can’t see the light. Maybe if you ate less you would evolve to sleep more, too. Or is it the other way around? Who knows; stuff happens.Want to eradicate viruses? They made us who we are (Edward Emmott on The Conversation). Embrace your inner cold and flu. Hold hands and repeat together, “I am virus” [actual quote from article]. You might even by part HIV: “viruses very much like it have been infecting us and the creatures we evolved from since long before humans even existed,” Emmott says.Giving weight to Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’ (Science Daily). Evolution is rapid except when it is slow. In the case of the tuatara, it is practically at a standstill, and has been for 240 million years. No matter what happens, “We are with Darwin,” the authors say.Changes in precipitation patterns influence natural selection at global scale (Phys.org). “What matters more for the evolution of plants and animals, precipitation or temperature?” begins this article, posing a false dichotomy. “Scientists have found a surprising answer: rain and snow may play a more important role than how hot or cold it is.” Hold hands and say, I am weather. The evolutionist expert in the article, fresh with money from the National Science Foundation, boasts, “We wanted to know if we could explain variation in selection across diverse plant and animal populations through a few simple climate variables. It turns out that, yes, we can.” Everyone chant, Yes we can! Yes we can! The NSF will be pleased he was able to insert the word “climate” into the just-so story. “These results show that changes in precipitation can have surprising evolutionary effects on plants and animals worldwide.” Imagine the possibilities! Think of all the life flourishing under the methane rain on Titan!Tooth be told: Millions of years of evolutionary history mark those molars (Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, anthropologist, on The Conversation). No doubt she’s telling the tooth. Millions of years; she should know; she was there! She even knows what future evolutionists will say about our teeth. “That versatility probably contributed to our ability to survive in a variety of environments and, ultimately, to our evolutionary success,” she says confidently. Of course, if we had evolved to eat bamboo, we would be an evolutionary success by the same measure.When mammals took to water they needed a few tricks to eat their underwater prey (Hocking, Marx and Park from Monash University, on The Conversation). We’ll let these evolutionists drown their own theory.Have you ever watched a dog retrieve a ball thrown into water? On land, dogs are swift and agile, but in water they become slow and ungainly.Kicking relentlessly at the water, they snap at the ball with their jaws, only to find that they are pushing it further away. Having eventually caught the ball, they inevitably go into a fit of coughing and sneezing, as they try to shake off water from their nose and face.Most other mammals have a similarly hard time in water. Yet a select few have come to dominate the world’s rivers and seas, from the poles to the Equator and from the water’s surface to the depths of the abyss.To achieve this, mammals had to learn to swim, to keep warm, and to find, capture and handle their prey in water.So how did that happen? Well, what organisms need, Darwin delivers. “Behavior informs evolution,” they claim. The whales, otters and seals learned to suck, filter or modify their paws to be able to eat in the water. (It’s not clear how genetic accidents achieved this and got into the gonads; but a little Lamarckism comes in handy.) Along the way, mammals learned some more tricks, like echolocation, having sex with interior genitals, diving without getting the bends, inventing blubber, moving nostrils on top of the head, and a few other minor things. Stuff Happens when you let your imagination take over.So imagine again a dog, struggling with the ball in the water. If we wanted to engineer it to perform better next time, these are the stages we’d have to go through: teach Rex to capture the ball underwater; next, teach him to handle the excess seawater; finally, teach him to suck the ball towards his snout, rather than accidentally pushing it away.The same process happened for real at least three times in the evolutionary history of mammals. Who knows where it might go next – suction-feeding otters, anyone?So does natural selection favor illogic? We rest our case, your honor.We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Sunday Funnies. What’s even funnier is that evolutionists actually believe these things. What’s not so funny is that they teach these tales to school children as fact. What’s tragic is that public school students are not allowed to question any of it.We take issue with this last article’s assertion that “Behavior informs evolution.” Not only is that Lamarckian, it’s backwards. Evolution informs behavior. That’s why there are so many nutcases in the halls of Big Science, Big Education and Big Media: evolution actually requires illogic for the same reason that gave Darwin horrid doubts: if your mind evolved from a monkey’s brain, and is physical only, it is impossible to have confidence that any of your convictions are trustworthy— including Darwinian evolution! (See Self-Refuting Fallacy.) For some of the many evil ways that ‘evolution informs behavior,’ see Dr. Jerry Bergman’s new book, How Darwinism Corrodes Morality.Exercise: Teachers and parents may wish to assign the following articles as homework. Assignment: Does this article make any sense in Darwinian theory? Explain your answer. Refer to the Darwin Dictionary and Baloney Detector as needed.Shedding light on the evolution of the squid (Science Daily).Squid evolved in marine wars more than 100 million years ago (New Scientist).In the developing ears of opossums, echoes of evolutionary history (Phys.org). Use divination to see “one possible version of the evolutionary path” that led to ear evolution.Humans Really Are Made of Stardust, and a New Study Proves It (Space.com).‘Marvel microbes’ illuminate how cells became complex (Science Daily).Shark study reveals taste buds were key to evolution of teeth (The Conversation).Evolution: Catastrophe triggers diversification (Nature).How dinosaurs learned to stand on their own two feet (Science Daily).Why pandas are black and white (Science Daily).(Visited 116 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The holiday season is upon us. Here are some cheap and practical gifts to get for your filmmaking friends — or for yourself!For those of us in the film and video production business, shopping for film-related gifts can be tricky. Yes, there’s tons of stuff we all want and need, but we can be quite picky and need items specific to our individual gear. Also, if we really need something, chances are we will already have purchased it for ourselves.If you’re looking to get a holiday gift for a film professional — or are a film pro looking to get a gift for a fellow film friend, gift exchange, white elephant, whatever — here are seven gift ideas that are sure to be a hit.Editor’s note: For the love of all that is good, please do not give anyone you know a coffee mug lens. We appreciate the one you got us last year and we have far too many already. Happy holidays!1. A Hat That Says Movies On It: $25Chances are, if you’re in the film and video production industry, it’s safe to say that you’re a fan of movies. From big blockbusters to little indies, movies are great and deserve your support in the face of competition like virtual reality, video games, television shows, and internet videos. Luckily, indie filmmaker and movie-aficionado Kentucker Audley has your back with his successful Kickstarter campaign for “a hat that says movies on it.” You can also buy a movies sweatshirt, blanket or movie.2. Custom Lens Covers: $14.95Everyone, and I mean everyone, needs lens covers. They’re small, nondescript, and easy to get lost between pockets, camera bags, and the last place you set one down to change lenses. They’re also easy to get mixed up with your buddy’s or another videographer’s.All that can be changed with LenzBuddy’s custom lens covers. A great gift for videographers with their own branding and logos.3. Lumu iPhone Light Meter: $99While not a mainstay in every prosumer’s setup, setting your shots with a light meter (and not just using your camera’s auto-lighting optimizer) is still the best way to set your lighting and camera settings. With Lumu’s iPhone Light Meter, it really isn’t as difficult as you’d think. Here’s a video of the Lumu stacking up against some traditional digital meters.4. ASC Magazine Subscription: $29.95For those unfamiliar, within the film community there is a professional group called The American Society of Cinematographers which represents some of the best and most successful directors of photography and special effects experts in the industry.Since 1920, the ASC has released a print magazine full of insights into the craft of cinematography with trade updates, behind-the-scenes perspectives, and exclusive interviews. A must-read for any film enthusiast.5. JOBY Gorilla Pod: $49.95As seen on TV (probably), this popular invention is the future of tripod technology (not likely). While not quite the game-changer it claims to be, it is an inventive and useful camera mount for certain situations and can be a lifesaver in a pinch. JOBY’s signature flexible tripod comes in different sizes depending on your camera’s size and weight.6. Google Cardboard: $15VR is the future and the future is now. That can be scary, especially if you’re concerned with what a VR experience might cost in terms of immersive hardware. However, worry not — Google has your back, as usual. Google Cardboard is as cheap as, well, cardboard. All you need to do is fold together one of their cut-outs, insert your smartphone with one of their designer’s apps, and strap in for a full VR experience.7. Lens Cleaning Kit: $28While definitely not the flashiest gift to open up, it might be the most useful. Lenses get dirty, smudged and dusty every time you take one out on a shoot. A good videographer, filmmaker, or photographer will always have wipes, clothes and other lens cleaning supplies with them at all times. That being said, those supplies are always running out, getting dirty, or in need of an update. A fully stocked lens-cleaning kit will be practical and gladly welcomed by any film or video professional.Have any cool or practical holiday gifts you’d like to recommend? Let us know in the comments.
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