CITO Event cache, “Come plant a tree”Vila Real, Portugal – Geocachers in Portugal recently gathered for a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) Event cache. The geocachers helped the environment, but they didn’t take out bags of trash. Instead they left something behind. The group of geocachers planted hundreds of trees in an area of Portugal ravaged by recent wildfires.Tree destroyed by recent wildfiresJorge Cardoso, Osodrac Team, organized the CITO called, “Vem plantar uma Árvore” (GC25KYV). The event translates from Portuguese into English simply as, “Come plant a tree.” More than a dozen geocachers grabbed shovels and got to work on October 16th.Geocacher planting a tree at CITO event GC25KYVCardoso says local authorities were quick to provide the willing geocachers with help. He says, “We talked with the people of the Municipality of Vila Real, who gave us the trees and talked with the President of the Parish of Vila Cova who gave us a plot of land.”Hugo Silva, SUp3rFM, is the Volunteer Reviewer who published the CITO event. He says, “I thought of it as a very nice idea. A cool concept. The owner was really into it. He gathered a lot of local support for the authorities, got some equipment, seeds, hardware, etc. His goal was to plant trees on an area that was caught by wild fires in the past. Geocachers would certainly go along. I always say they’re very nice people.””Bosque do Geocacher”The geocachers didn’t just plant trees. They placed a geocache. It’s a geocache Cardoso describes as unique for Portugal. It’s a standard sized cache located near a plaque to geocachers.The plaque was placed after the CITO event. The plaque and the new cache have the same title. They’re both called “Bosque do Geocacher” (GC2FPJW). It translates to “Geocacher’s Grove.”Silva says, “I think that we, as a group, have something to say to the non-geocaching community. Our common interest takes us to remote locations to enjoy wildlife and nature, clean out the trash that some forgot along the way, with only a few rewards as a prize: A smile and a great feeling of good will.”According to Cardoso he’s considering another CITO event next year. He says, “Finally, I tell you it was an action that left us – Team Osodrac – I, my wife and my son very proud of all of the geocachers’ achievements. We think our great community can organize themselves and work towards a cause that leaves a mark for a more promising future. We believe we have fulfilled our purpose of helping our world, on a small scale, it is true, but what matters is the intention of improving it.”Geocachers after CITO event GC25KYVShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTen wonderful Cache In Trash Out® 2018 moments from around the worldOctober 1, 2018In “Cache In Trash Out”Dirty Your Hands with a Geocaching Good DeedJuly 21, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Lessons in Environmental Geocaching “Gecko 2012″May 29, 2012In “Cache In Trash Out”
GIFs have been given new life with the popularity of the cinemagraph. Here are two quick ways to create cinemagraphs, either in Photoshop or Final Cut Pro X.Don’t get left behind. Cinemagraphs are a hot new visual tool and they’re perfect for catching the attention of your target audience. Here’s everything you need to know to create a cinemagraph in Final Cut Pro X and Photoshop.What Is a Cinemagraph?Wikipedia defines a cinemagraph as a “still photograph in which a minor and repeated movement occurs.”Cinemagraphs are essentially GIFs that are frozen, but with one area of the image showcasing movement. These “moving photographs” make images dynamic and add visual interest and a creative touch.Take a look at this example from Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, the NYC-based visual artists who helped popularize this photographic technique.Image from Cinemagraphs.com.How to Make a CinemagraphSo at this point you’re surely wondering — how do I create my own cinemagraph?Cinemagraphs are created from a short snippet of video or a series of consecutive still images. By masking the part of the image you want frozen, you can reveal the area in the image where you’d like the motion to occur.You can create a cinemagraph using the Animation tools in Photoshop. This blog post by Spoon Graphics walks you through the steps of creating a cinemagraph effect in PS.If you’re more comfortable in a video editing application, the following video tutorial by Peter Wiggins from FCP.co will show you how to create a cinemagraph in Final Cut Pro and Motion.If you’d like to learn more about working in FCPX, spend a few minutes exploring the Final Cut Pro X section of the PremiumBeat blog. We’ve compiled plenty of tips, tricks, and techniques with your workflow in mind.Have any of your own cinemagraphs that you’d like to share? Do so in the comments below!