October 18, 2012 |
Henry P. Rodriguez, 87, of Westmont, a sound and camera operator for what is now NBC10 from 1973 to 1993, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the hospice unit at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford of an infection after cancer surgery. In the TV studio, "he did sound," niece Gloria Casarez said. And he would work as a cameraman, she said, "when he was out on the street," covering a news event. Among the stories that he shot, she said, was the nuclear plant accident at Three Mile Island.
October 18, 2012 |
If there is a boating accident, oil spill, or potential terrorist threat, a 14-mile stretch of the Delaware River just south of Philadelphia now has heightened surveillance. A sophisticated system of cameras, radar, and video monitors designed by Boeing Co. has been set up at three undisclosed locations between the Commodore Barry Bridge, Marcus Hook, and Hog Island in Tinicum, aimed at providing increased riverfront security and the capacity to prevent, or react to, adverse events.
October 16, 2012
Three more intersections in Northeast Philadelphia will get red-light cameras Friday, bringing to 24 the number of city intersections with the devices. The new lights will be activated Friday morning at Grant Avenue and Academy Road, Woodhaven and Knights Roads, and Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road. After a 60-day grace period, during which drivers will get warning notices if they run a red light, motorists will be fined $100 if they are caught on camera running a red light. The grace period will end Dec. 18. - Paul Nussbaum
September 28, 2012 |
TRENTON - A New Jersey Assembly committee approved a bill Thursday allowing some domestic-violence victims to testify remotely on camera, despite questions over whether the measure is constitutional. Sandy Clark, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women, said the legislation might encourage some victims to participate in the prosecution of their attackers. Some lawmakers questioned whether the measure would violate the provision in the Constitution allowing suspects to confront their accusers.
September 2, 2012 |
Ron Howard will be working all weekend to capture the chaos on the Parkway. The Oscar-winning director has seven crews on-site shooting footage for a film of the festival to be released in 2013. Eight, if you count the back-up camera he's lugging around. "I'm actually shooting. That's the potluck camera," he says, laughing heartily on the phone Friday night. At the news conference last week announcing the venture, Howard declared: "This will not be a concert film. " But, as he explains, that statement was simply an alibi.
August 28, 2012 |
CAMERA PERSONNEL at Fox 29 voted unanimously last week to authorize a strike if they are unable to reach a contract agreement with the television station. Sources familiar with the bargaining say the company proposed a three-year deal with no wage increase the first year and small upticks in the second and third years of the contract. The camerapeople are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98. We're told the possible strike is being timed to coincide with the Eagles season, when games are broadcast on Fox. Local 98 business manager John J. Dougherty said, "I can only confirm that negotiations are ongoing and highly frustrating.
August 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Lincoln Rocha had just taken some photos of his wife while they visited Times Square on a hot summer day when he saw a man nearby start to back away from police officers who were talking to him. When they reached out to try to grab hold of the man, Rocha said, "he just went for his knife. " The officers went for their guns. Rocha went for his camera. "When I saw the officers draw their guns, I was sure they would kill him," the Brazilian tourist said Sunday, the day after Darrius Kennedy, 51, was shot to death by police, who said he had lunged at officers with an 11-inch kitchen knife.
August 9, 2012 |
SWIMMING OFFICIALS are considering the introduction of underwater video for judging following the controversy over an alleged illegal "dolphin" kick by South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh in his Olympic 100-meter breaststroke gold medal win last week. Olympic rules allow one dolphin kick at the start of a 100-meter breaststroke race. In a dolphin kick, the swimmer's body moves like a wave in the water, resembling the movement of a dolphin. The intensity of the wave created propels the swimmers forward faster underwater than if they were on the surface.