Unforgettable Day – September 19, 2008 難忘的一天 – 2008年9月19日

Something happened in the past that still affects my life today…

I will never forget this date, September 19, 2008!

I watched a lot of news on TV about violence crimes, assaults, battery, homicide, etc. But I cannot imagine that I became one of the violence crime victims and was sent to a hospital on September 19, 2008!

Here’s what happened that day. Around 11:30 that morning, I just got out from the San Francisco Shopping Center, and when I just stepped out from the shopping center, a crazy white guy, much looked like a homeless, approached from somewhere near the BART station. He yelled at me madly, like “LURRRRRRRRR~~~LURRRRRR~~~~LURRRRR", like that! I didn’t even have any idea for what and why he yelled at me, that crazy guy use his damn fist PUNCHED my left eye! He attacked me very hardly, and my glasses was broken immediately and dropped on the street, my left eye just above the eyelid was cut by my broken glasses, and BLEEDING! BLEEDING~~~~~ Because the place of incident is the tourist hotspot, many people witnessed the whole incident. As I was wounded, many nice people, including security guards from the shopping center, the street merchants, as well as some walk-by people helped me a lot, and gave me some basic treatment on my wound. A Mandarin-speaking street merchant gave me a chair to rest, then a security guard from the shopping center handed me a bag of ice. Another woman, who claimed that she was a nurse, took a look on my wound. All of them talked to me, and tried to make me feel better. At that time, I thought the only thing I could do is keep myself calm, and told myself, there’s no big deal, just a little cut, and I was okay.

During the time I was waiting for further treatment on my wound, the police officers and an ambulance arrived, a medical staff took me into the ambulance, and ready to the hospital. Before we departed, a police officer asked me some questions about the incident, then the officer gave me a piece of paper in order to have further investigation, and I should have that piece of information to obtain a police report, and the medical staff told me that all cost of the treatment will be covered because I was an assault victim, all I have to do was to send a copy of police report to the hospital. Few minutes later, we arrived the hospital, the Emergency Room Doctor gave me treatment on my wound after he checked if there was any serious problem on my other parts of body. As my condition got stable, and proper treatment was given, I was released from the hospital about half an hour later. The whole assault incident, which made me wounded, was finally over.

That was my first experience of being attacked on the street. Also, that was my unforgettable day ever, I never forget September 19, 2008! This horrible experience remains in my heart forever.




這是當天發生的事情。那天早上11:30左右,我剛從舊金山購物中心出來,當我剛從購物中心走出來時,一個瘋狂的白人,看起來像一個無家可歸的人,從BART車站附近的某個地方走近。他瘋狂地對我大喊,像“LURRRRRRRRR ~~~ LURRRRRR ~~~~ LURRRRR”,就像那樣!我甚至不知道他為什麼以及為什麼對我大吼大叫,那個瘋狂的傢伙用他那該死的拳頭捶打我的左眼!他幾乎沒有襲擊我,我的眼鏡立即被打破並丟在街道上,眼瞼上方的左眼被我破碎的眼鏡割傷了,出現了!出血~~~~~因為事發地點是旅遊熱點,很多人目睹了整個事件。當我受傷時,許多好人,包括購物中心的保安人員,街頭商人,以及一些步行的人幫了我很多,並給了我一些基本的治療方法。一個說普通話的街頭商人給了我一把椅子休息,然後一個來自購物中心的保安遞給我一袋冰。另一位聲稱自己是護士的女士看了看我的傷口。所有人都跟我說話,並試圖讓我感覺更好。那個時候,我認為我唯一能做的就是讓自己保持冷靜,然後告訴自己,沒什麼大不了的,只是一點切,我沒事。

在我等待傷口進一步治療期間,警察和一輛救護車到了,醫務人員帶我進了救護車,準備去醫院。 在我們離開之前,一名警察問我有關事件的一些問題,然後警察給了我一張紙以便進一步調查,我應該有那條信息來獲得警方報告,醫務人員告訴我 因為我是一名襲擊受害者,我將承擔所有治療費用,我所要做的就是向醫院發送一份警察報告。 幾分鐘後,我們到了醫院,急診室醫生檢查了我身體的其他部位是否有任何嚴重問題後給了我傷口治療。 隨著我的病情穩定,並給予適當的治療,大約半小時後我被醫院釋放。 導致我受傷的整個突擊事件終於結束了。

這是我第一次遭到街頭襲擊。 此外,那是我難忘的一天,我永遠不會忘記2008年9月19日! 這種可怕的經歷永遠存在於我心中。

為您的新聞項目尋找圖像和多媒體(沒有違反版權法) – by onlinejournalismblog.com

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Finding images and multimedia for your news project (without breaking copyright laws) 

Whether you need an image for your blog post, a soundtrack to your video or that YouTube clip for your documentary, if you’re dealing with multimedia it’s likely you’ll end up using – or wanting to use – someone else’s work as part of your own.

Here are some basic tips on finding and using multimedia across the web in a way that won’t (hopefully) land you in hot water.

The public domain myth

One of the mistakes that has repeatedly landed journalists and their employers in trouble is confusion over the term “public domain“.

Public domain has two possible meanings. In copyright terms, public domain refers to work whose copyright has expired, meaning that anyone can use it without having to ask the copyright holder. Disney – a fierce lobbyist itself for extending copyright – has used ‘public domain’ material as the basis for most of its cartoons, from the work of the Grimm Brothers to a host of other fairy tales, myths and legends.

But sometimes you will hear journalists talk about something being “in the public domain“, in other words ‘public’. For instance, when the Irish Daily Mail published photos of an air traffic controller from her website, they defended the decision on the grounds that the image was “in the public domain”.

But this is not the same.

For example, pretty much every piece of media, almost by definition, is “in the public domain”. Newspapers and magazines sit on the newsstands; television and radio reports are broadcast on huge city centre screens and speakers.

But if you take that content and reproduce it in its entirety without permission, you are breaking copyright law.

The $7,500 copyright scam

If you need any persuading about this, read this post about a copyright scam whereby images are pushed to the top of Google Images search results pages, and then bloggers sued for using them without permission.

It seems odd that media organisations so used to protecting their own, very public, content, should think that another person’s photo, or video, or report, should be fair game because it is “in the public domain”. But they do.

If you want public domain (in the sense of ‘copyright expired’) content, there are some useful sources. The Public Domain Review, for example, publishes a range of public domain work and has this guide to finding them. And Angela Grant writes here about finding public domain video, among other things (note that Angela refers to US law, not that of other countries).

But never assume something is public domain because it is “in public”.

One point to make: while an image, story, or composition may be out of copyright, its performance, re-design or re-telling may not.

Just ask Disney.

Creative Commons – making UGC copyright explicit

If you’re dealing with content that’s been published on a platform like Flickr or YouTube, you may be able to find out the copyright status of that content relatively easily.

Both allow users to easily establish copyright through the Creative Commons licence. You can either look for that licence in the relevant part of the page hosting the content.

On YouTube it is under the video:

Where to find a YouTube video's licensing information - image from YouTube. Click to see original in context.

Where to find a YouTube video’s licensing information – image from YouTube.

On Flickr this is on the right hand side under License:

Look for an image’s licensing information on Flickr on the right hand column. Make sure you click on that licence to find out what terms it requires.

Look for an image’s licensing information on Flickr on the right hand column.

Make sure you click on that licence to find out what terms it requires.

Creative Commons, for example, has a number of elements:

  • Whether the material can be used only in noncommercial contexts, or for commercial use as well
  • Whether the material can be adapted and changed, or must be left unchanged
  • Whether you must use the same CC licence if you use this material (e.g. you cannot use a noncommercial licence but then allow your work to be used commercially)
  • Whether you must attribute the work (this is where many people breach the licence)

If you’re unsure of where your work fits against those criteria (for example, whether it’s considered as “commercial”), then approach the copyright holder for clarity. Remember that the CC licence is only a default position, and can be negotiated. Also, if you cannot get any response and decide to publish anyway, your attempts to contact the copyright holder will be important if there are any legal proceedings.

If you want others to publish their content under a CC licence, it helps if you publish at least some of your own work under a CC licence too. Indeed, if it contains other CC material, their licences may require you to.

Flickr and YouTube aren’t the only sites that use Creative Commons licences, of course. To search for media under a CC licence (including on those sites), use the search facility on the Creative Commons site and select the engine you want to search through.

If you’re running a hyperlocal site, or any site that needs images of places, check out Geograph, which hosts Creative Commons-licensed images of locations around the UK.

There are also specialist sites for sharing music under CC, such as Freesound.

Even if the media you are interested in using does not use a CC licence, of course, you can still approach the copyright holder for permission to use it.

Attribution does not cover you for copyright

Another mistake that some people make is to believe that simply linking to the source, or naming the photographer/source, is enough to avoid copyright issues.

This is only the case if the licence for the material says so.

Copyright has two elements: moral rights, and economic rights.

The moral right is the right to be identified as the author of a piece of work. This is the attribution which is in pretty much every copyright licence, Creative Commons or otherwise.

But it’s not the right that most people sue over.

The economic right is the right to right to “allow or prevent the copying of their work or the performance of their work in public” (IPO). This translates into the ability to earn money from a piece of work. And this is what people largely sue over.

Attributing a photo only covers the moral right. It does not mean you won’t be sued.

If, then, you have used an image, video or audio without the permission of the rights holder (granted through a Creative Commons licence or directly to you through correspondence) then you are still probably breaking copyright law.

Embedding versus re-broadcasting

If the media is hosted on a platform like YouTube, you may be able to embed it on a webpage without seeking permission at all: if the creator* has enabled embedding then they would have little argument in suing for breach of copyright because:

  • By enabling embedding they have given an ‘implied’ right; and
  • They could stop you publishing it instantly by disabling embedding.
  • Also, your embedding of their media would not lead to any loss of revenue (as advertising can be embedded too), so it is unlikely that there would be any damages to sue for.

*note: this does not apply to video created by other people and uploaded by someone other than the copyright holder.

UPDATE: Interestingly on this note, in March 2014 Getty Images made it possible to embed 35 million of its images for non-commercial use:

“In essence, anyone will be able to visit Getty Images’ library of content, select an image and copy an embed HTML code to use that image on their own websites. Getty Images will serve the image in a embedded player – very much like YouTube currently does with its videos – which will include the full copyright information and a link back to the image’s dedicated licensing page on the Getty Images website.”

Reality bites

Of course, it’s one thing to talk about the strict legal position, and another to talk about what actually happens. Journalists regularly publish content that breaks the law – but make a judgement about the likelihood of ending up in court over that. For example, I can say that the Queen is corrupt (a defamatory statement) and be almost certain that the Queen is not going to sue me (because she has a history of not doing so).

Media lawyers are not just there to advise publishers on their strict legal position, but on the balance of risk involved, and how to reduce those risks. While you cannot always avoid risks, you can avoid them in simple ways:

  • Always try to establish the copyright situation regarding any media you use: who holds the copyright (there may be more than one copyright owner: for example, performer and composer), and what are the terms of the licence?
  • Try to contact the copyright holder if you’re in any doubt – even if you can’t contact them your efforts to do so will help you if you do end up in court.
  • Always attribute authorship and link to the source (this can be done in title credits, captions and/or links on the host webpage). Copyright claims normally revolve around loss of earnings: anything that may have contributed to that (i.e. not linking to the source) will likely add to damages.

Minimal cost and royalty free

‘Royalty free’ is a vague term which is often confused with, simply, ‘free’. It most often refers to media which is paid for once and can then be used multiple times in different contexts.

For example, you might pay for a CD of ‘royalty free’ music or sound effects which can be used across multiple video projects – saving you the hassle of acquiring permissions every time for different music.

Or you might buy a CD of royalty free images (clip art, for example) that you can use across various design projects.

If you’re studying in a school of media, or working in a large media organisation, they will probably have some royalty free media for students or employees to use – so ask around to find out what’s available.

But don’t use it for the sake of it: the quality can vary. In addition, many other media projects may have relied on the same libraries, so you can lose distinctiveness.

You should also be aware that the licences of even so-called ‘royalty free’ material can be restrictive: the Wikipedia entry on royalty free music notes that “the royalty-free music license at SmartSound states “You must obtain a “mechanical” license for replication of quantities in excess of 10,000 units.” (Read the licence here)

Thankfully for those who want more diversity, the internet has made new types of royalty free media – and new pricing – possible, as a wider range of photographers and other media creators can now sell their work through online marketplaces.

Pond5 has sound effects, photos, video, illustrations, music and even After Effects projects from $2 up – as well as occasional free materialiStockphoto covers most of those, and adds Flash files too – again at often very cheap prices. Quality, however, does cost more.

Stock.XCHNG deserves special mention, boasting that it is the world’s “leading free stock photo site” and hosting thousands of royalty free images. Even if the image is ‘free’, however, it’s only free under the terms of the licence – so always check them.

You can find many more sources by searching for articles like this on the ‘best places to get free images’.

On the audio front, there are sites like Audiosocket, which allow you to browse and licence independent music for your film (if you use Vimeo you can also add this through their music store).

If you know of other sources or issues to consider in finding material for multimedia, I’d love to know.

UPDATE: Here’s a useful flow chart on copyright via Mau Gris – although note that this is based on US law, which is more forgiving on images used for satirical purposes.

Can I Use that Picture? by The Visual Communication Guy via Visually





使記者及其雇主屢屢遭遇麻煩的一個錯誤是對“ 公有領域 ”這個詞的混淆。

公有領域有兩種可能的含義。 在版權方面,公有領域是指版權已經過期的作品 ,意味著任何人都可以使用它,而不必問版權所有者。 迪士尼 – 一個激烈的說客自己擴大版權 – 使用“公共領域”材料作為其大部分漫畫的基礎,從格林兄弟的作品到其他童話故事,神話和傳說。

但有時候你會聽到記者談論某些“ 在公共領域 ”,換句話說就是“公共”。 例如,當愛爾蘭每日郵報在她的網站上發布了一名空中交通管制員的照片時 ,他們以該圖像為“公共領域”為由辯護了這一決定。

但這是不一樣的 。

例如,幾乎所有的媒體都是“在公共領域”。 報攤和雜誌坐在報攤上; 電視和廣播報導在巨大的市中心屏幕和揚聲器上播放。



如果你需要說服這些,請閱讀這篇關於版權騙局的文章 ,圖片被推到谷歌圖片搜索結果頁面的頂部,然後博客因未經許可使用它們而被起訴。

看起來很奇怪的是,媒體組織如此習慣於保護自己的非常公開的內容,應該認為另一個人的照片或視頻或報告應該是公平的遊戲,因為它是“公共領域”。 但他們這樣做。

如果你想要公共領域(在’版權過期’的意義上),那麼有一些有用的來源。 例如,“ 公有領域評論”出版了一系列公有領域的著作,並且具有找到它們的指南 安吉拉格蘭特 在這裡寫到關於尋找公共領域的視頻等等(請注意,安吉拉指的是美國的法律,而不是其他國家的法律)。




知識共享 – 明確UGC版權


兩者都允許用戶通過知識共享許可證輕鬆建立版權。 您可以在託管該內容的頁面的相關部分查找該許可證。


在哪裡可以找到YouTube視頻的許可信息 - 來自YouTube的圖片。點擊查看上下文中的原創內容。

在哪裡可以找到YouTube視頻的許可信息 – 來自YouTube的圖片。




請確保您點擊該許可證以找出它需要的條款 。

例如,Creative Commons有許多要素:

  • 材料是否只能用於非商業用途,還可用於商業用途
  • 材料是否可以適應和改變,或者必須保持不變
  • 如果您使用此材料,您是否必須使用相同的CC許可證(例如,您不能使用非商業許可證,但允許您的工作在商業上使用)
  • 無論你是否必須認定作品(這是許多人違反許可證的地方)

如果您不確定自己的作品在哪些方面符合這些標準(例如,是否將其視為“商業”),請向版權所有者澄清 。 請記住,CC許可證只是默認位置,可以協商。 另外,如果您無法獲得任何回复並決定發布,如果有任何法律訴訟,您嘗試聯繫版權所有者將變得非常重要。

如果您希望其他人按照CC許可證發布其內容,那麼在您根據CC許可證發布您自己的至少一些工作時,這也會有所幫助。 事實上,如果它包含其他CC材料,他們的許可證可能會要求您。

當然,Flickr和YouTube並不是唯一使用知識共享許可的網站。 要在CC許可下搜索媒體(包括在這些網站上),請使用Creative Commons站點上的搜索工具並選擇要搜索的引擎。

如果您運行的是超級本地站點或任何需要位置圖像的站點,請查看Geograph ,該圖像託管了Creative Commons許可的英國各地圖像。





如果材料許可證如此說明,情況就是如此 。

版權有兩個要素: 精神權利和經濟權利 。

道德權利是被認定為某件作品的作者的權利。 這是幾乎所有版權許可,知識共享或其他方面的歸屬。


經濟權利是“允許或防止複制工作或公開表演”( IPO )的權利。 這意味著從一項工作中賺錢的能力。 這就是人們主要起訴的事情。

歸因照片只涵蓋道德權利。 這並不意味著你不會被起訴。

如果您未經版權所有者的許可 (通過知識共享許可授權或通過通信直接向您) 使用了圖片,視頻或音頻,那麼您仍可能違反版權法。



  • 通過啟用嵌入,他們賦予了“隱含”的權利;
  • 他們可以通過禁用嵌入來阻止您立即發布它。
  • 此外,您的媒體嵌入不會導致任何收入損失(因為廣告可以嵌入),所以不可能有任何損害要求。


更新:有趣的是,在本文中,2014年3月, 蓋蒂圖片有可能將3500萬幅圖片嵌入 非商業用途 :

“實質上,任何人都可以訪問蓋蒂圖片的內容庫,選擇一張圖片並複制嵌入的HTML代碼以在他們自己的網站上使用該圖片。 Getty Images將為嵌入式播放器提供圖像 – 就像YouTube目前的視頻一樣 – 這將包括完整的版權信息,並鏈接到Getty Images網站上的圖像專用許可頁面。“


當然,談論嚴格的法律立場是一回事,而談論實際發生的事情則是另一回事。 記者經常發布違反法律的內容 – 但要對判決結果在法庭上做出判斷。 例如,我可以說女王是腐敗的(誹謗性言論),幾乎可以肯定女王不會起訴我(因為她有過這樣的歷史)。

媒體律師並不僅僅是為了向出版商提供嚴格的法律地位建議,還包括風險平衡以及如何減少這些風險。 儘管你不能總是避免風險,但你可以用簡單的方法避免它們:

  • 總是試圖確定您使用的任何媒體的版權狀況:誰擁有版權(可能有多個版權所有者:例如表演者和作曲家)以及許可證的條款是什麼?
  • 如果您有任何疑問,請嘗試與版權所有者聯繫 – 即使您無法與他們聯繫,但如果您最終出庭,您的努力將對您有所幫助。
  • 始終將作者身份和鏈接指向源代碼(這可以在主題網頁上的標題信用,標題和/或鏈接中完成)。 版權主張通常圍繞著收入損失:任何可能導致收入損失的因素(即未鏈接到來源)都可能增加損害賠償金。


‘免費’是一個模糊的術語,通常與’自由’混淆。 它通常指的是媒體支付一次,然後可以在不同的情況下多次使用。

例如,您可能需要支付可用於多個視頻項目的“免版稅”音樂或音效CD – 節省您每次為不同音樂獲取權限的麻煩。


如果您在媒體學院學習,或在大型媒體公司工作,他們可能會有一些免版稅的媒體供學生或員工使用 – 所以請四處尋找可用的東西。

但不要為此使用它:質量可能會有所不同。 此外,許多其他媒體項目可能依賴於相同的圖書館,因此您可能會失去顯著性。

您還應該知道,甚至所謂的“免版稅”材料的許可也可能是限制性的: 維基百科免版稅音樂註釋中提到“ SmartSound的免版稅音樂許可”中您必須獲得“機械”許可用於復制超過10,000個單位的數量。“(請在此閱讀許可證


Pond5擁有聲音效果,照片,視頻,插圖,音樂,甚至After Effects項目都可以從$ 2起 – 以及偶爾的免費素材 iStockphoto涵蓋了其中的大部分內容,並增加了Flash文件 – 而且價格通常很便宜。 質量,但是,成本更高。

Stock.XCHNG值得特別提及,它吹噓它是世界上“領先的免費股票照片網站”,並承載成千上萬的免版稅圖像。 但是,即使圖像是“免費”的,但根據許可證條款它只是免費的 – 所以請始終檢查它們。


在音頻方面,有像Audiosocket這樣的網站,它允許您瀏覽和授權您的電影的獨立音樂(如果您使用Vimeo, 您還可以通過他們的音樂商店添加此音樂 )。


更新: 這是一個有用的流程圖,通過茂格里斯的版權 – 雖然請注意,這是基於美國法律,這是更寬容的圖像用於諷刺目的。




Project V. - Official Website of Victor Lei, Freelance Video Producer/Editor In Macau 澳門自由影視製作人李威達的官方網站


三十多歲 理應事業發展的高峰 但他⋯⋯ 在人眼中看似一事無成 但他有更遠大的目標 可惜多年來都無法實踐 很多人叫他放棄 但他從不放棄 直到遇見了祂 開始追尋更遠的目標 一個又一個 困難重重又從不放棄的 真實故事 請密切留意 神的僕人、真理和信仰追求者、帶職傳道、年過三十但從未放棄追尋影視製作為終身事業的自由影視創作人-李威達的自傳紀錄片!

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前段時間,我收到了 HR 朋友的一條微信:“這個女生,是你們平臺的作者嗎?” 

隨後,他發來了一個簡歷截圖:“定期投稿,為平臺提供高品質文字作品。積累文字作品達 20 萬字+,閱讀量均達 100000+” 



我的朋友表示很失望,沒想到自己從事 HR 兩年練出來的 X 光簡歷掃描器,最近失效了。 





很多人可能不知道,作為一名飽受折磨的 HR,其實在行業內,一個月就能鍛煉出一眼識簡歷的本事了。



根據我多年的經驗來看,只要出現下面這幾句話,那麼這封簡歷技術上一定是糟糕的(因為很多 HR 會直接忽略)。 















相比較而言,我更喜歡那種“有料”又具體的簡歷,比如,“80w 粉絲公眾號編輯部唯一一個編輯,獨立運行每日七條更新達 50 天。” 


















幾乎每個 hr 都會被“背景調查”搞得焦頭爛額。因為就算背景調查十分全面,但有一樣東西,仍是很難通過背調可以瞭解的。 



一個剛剛畢業的大學生,應聘廣告策劃,理想薪資是 1w5。看到這種,我只想說,孩子,你真的想多了。 


曾經有個人簡歷裡寫目前薪資 18k ,理想薪資是 20k+。考慮到他出身大平臺和綜合能力,我最終給了 21k。 

而等到我讓他出示薪資證明的時候,他說目前只有 14k,但假如他留在原來的公司,是可以漲到 18k 的。 

可能真的會漲到 18k,但是對不起,公司不是要買你的想像力。你拿你想像中的自己的能力來衡量薪水,真的有點浮誇了。 


















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比如,老外說 Quite good,你是不是歡欣鼓舞地認為人家在表揚你呢?

但是,對不起哦,他們內心一點喜歡的小火花都沒有,真正的意思是A bit disappointing… 有點小失望呢……



#1 Very Interesting

Very interesting 算是入門級別的了。


老外說very interesting的時候,可不是真的覺得有意思,他們的內心戲大概如下圖表情包,翻著白眼,一臉嫌棄。

所以,如果你聽到老外說“因吹斯汀”,那一定暗藏 “呵呵” 的神韻。真實的意思是:YOU’RE BORING ME TO DEATH! 無聊透頂。


#2 With the greatest respect

“With the greatest respect” 或 “with all due respect” 一般出現在商務郵件裡,看起來是個溫婉體貼的詞。


With the greatest respect, could we consider some other options? I would implement only some minor changes..



他們的內心早已火冒三丈,念叨的台詞是 You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about! (真不知道你們在瞎逼啥!)


I Don’t like your idea. I think you are all idiot and I would change it competlely!


#3 I’m sure it’s my fault / No harm done



你和老外主管一起外出拜訪某客戶,但發現你們漏帶了重要的宣傳文案,於是老外主管說了句:Don’t worry. I’m sure it’s my fault.

你以為他是在安慰你?那真too young, too naive啦。

話外音正解 —


It’s your fault and we both know it. You caused complete and utter chaos.


#4 That’s a rather unusual story, isn’t it?

如果你聽到老外用 isn’t it 這樣的反問語句,那麼你要注意了,這是老外內心diss你的表現。比如:

你: I heard that Jessie has quit the job because she doesn’t get along with colleagues.

老外:That’s a rather unusual story, isn’t it?

話外音正解 —

老外可能已經知道Jessie離職的真正原因是被你排擠的。他只是表面上不動聲色,輕描淡寫地說一句:That’s a rather unusual story, isn’t it?


You are a liar! I know she left because of you!


# 5 Your English is somewhat unorthodox


I‘m afraid your English is somewhat unorthodox for this job.

話外音正解 —



Secretary, show this gentleman the door…


#6 CC / FYI

查郵箱的時候,常常收到CC你的郵件;或者某些郵件總帶上 FYI 這三個字母。

話外音正解 —

CC的意思是 carbon copy, FYI是 For your information 的縮寫,兩者都是差不多的功能,意思是:



你:How are things going?一切都還好吧?
老外:I’m in a bit of a pickle.. 我最近有點小麻煩..


I’m in a catastrophic situation with possibly fatal consequences!!
老外:Chen, You must come for dinner. /Pop around anytime! 陳,隨時來我家吃飯啊。
你:Ok, I will go to your house this Friday. 好的,我周五就來。


It’s not an invitation, I’m just being polite.


老外的話  老外真實意思 你天真的理解
(Italians) are very clever.
Italians are very sly
A compliment to (Italians)
I hear what you say
I disagree and do not want to discuss it further.
He accepts my point of view
That is a very brave proposal
You are insane
He thinks I have courage
Quite good
A bit disappointing
Quite good
I’ll bear it in mind
I’ve forgotten it already
They will probably do it
I almost agree
I don’t agree at all
He’s not far from agreement
Right, then, I suppose I really should start thinking about possibly making a move…
He’s considering making a move, but he’s still not sure..
Just whenever you get a minute…
When you get the time…
I’m sure it’ll be fine..
I fully expect the situation to deteriorate rapidly…
I’m sure it’ll be fine!..


The Shut Up & Shoot – Freelance Documentary Guide (Second Edition) By Anthony Q. Artis – The Best Filmmaking Book I Have Ever Had 我讀過最好的一本影視裝作的書

Folks, if you are working or actively participate in video field production or documentary films, you should have read Anthony Q. Artis’s “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide". It’s a filmmaking guide book to teach you how to create professional video packages with limited resources, it also talks about some common mistakes in making videos. I think it’s more like a user-friendly guide book rather than a boring, thousand-page-manual or textbook or something like that. It’s a highly recommended book for all documentary filmmakers. Indeed, this book has been adopted as a textbook for many film schools and colleges.

About 6 years ago, Anthony had another user-friendly guide book for freelance videographers, it’s called “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide". This book is considered as an addition or supplement to the “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide", more than that, this book tells you how to create good marketing videos, music videos, and live event videos, etc. The book also provides step-by-step guidance on planning, shooting, lighting and recording the most common freelance video projects. On the other hand, it covers production strategies and how to deal with your clients. Everything is in that one book, I bought this book and I’m very honored to have Anthony’s autograph just before I moved to Macau.

If you are interested to be a freelance videographer, or you are currently working as a videographer and wish to learn how to make different kinds of videos, “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide" is just for you.

Then I think it was about 2014, (correct me if I’m wrong) Anthony has updated his first “Shut Up And Shoot" series, which is “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide (Second Edition)". Unfortunately, I have been in Macau, and I had no way to get it in Macau since the book is not sold overseas. Luckily, I have my friends in Macau who recently traveled to US for their honeymoon to have this newest “Shut Up And Shoot" book for me. When I first got this book last night, I felt excited about what the book covers, this new book doesn’t only cover step-by-step guidance on documentary and freelance filmmaking, like planning, shooting, lighting, etc., but it also covers the most updated about DSLR cameras, new lighting gear, visual storytelling, post-production techniques and hiring professional crews. Even more than that, the book also covers new sections on fundraising, 4k format, shooting on iPhone, just to name a few.

This new book, along with Anthony’s two previous books, is my best companion as a freelance videographer. Therefore, I strongly recommend everyone who is interested in filmmaking to have these three books. Trust me, this is the best filmmaking book I ever had.

The Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide Resources

各位朋友,如果您是做外景拍攝或紀錄片製作的話,這本書您一定要看:Anthony Q. Artis’s “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide"。這本書教您如何用最少的資源去拍攝最專業的影片,當中也有提到一些拍攝時常見的錯誤,這本書的英文用語比較貼近日常化,不像那些上千頁的說明書。大約6年前,Anthony還為自由攝影師提供了另一個用戶友好的指南,叫做 “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide"。這本書被認為是“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide”的補充,但它涵蓋更多內容,包括如何製作好的營銷影片,音樂影片和直播活動影片等,除此之外,這本書還提供了規劃,拍攝,照明和錄製最常見的自由視頻的分步指導。一切都在那本書中,我很榮幸在我搬到澳門之前我得到這本書以及Anthony的簽名。

大概2014年左右(如果我錯了就請糾正我)Anthony更新了他的第一個“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide”系列,這是“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide(第二版)”。不幸的是,我一直在澳門,我沒有辦法在澳門買到這本書,因為這本書沒有出售在海外。幸運的是,我最近有我在澳門的朋友,他們最近結婚並前往美國度蜜月,回澳門後為我帶來這本最新的“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide(第二版)”。當我昨晚第一次得到這本書的時候,我感到很興奮,因為這本新書不僅涵蓋了紀錄片和自由電影製作的一步一步的指導,如規劃,拍攝,照明等,但也涵蓋了有關數碼單反相機,新的照明設備,視覺講故事, 後期製作和招聘專業人員。甚至更多的是,這本書還涵蓋了關於籌款,4k格式,iPhone拍攝,僅舉幾例。

這本新書連同Anthony以前的兩本書一樣,是我作為自由攝影師的最佳伴侶。 因此,我強烈建議所有對電影感興趣的人都有這三本書。 相信我,這是我曾經有過的最好的電影製作書。

The Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide 資源下載