Today a new ProShadow Lesson was announced from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X.


Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) September 27, 2014

Motion Graphics artist at Pixel Film Studios have announced the release of a new tutorial for the ProShadow plugin designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

“ProShadow gives professionals a fun way to add shadows to objects in a users video project in just a few clicks.” Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “The quality of a professional editor is one who maximizes workload while saving time. Tools like ProShadow gives the editor the right tool to get the job done quickly.”

Learn to create a long shadow effect in Final Cut Pro X with the ProShadow Lesson from Pixel Film Studios. Users can create their own stylized icon, or choose from over 50 long shadow presets. Adjust opacity, color, length, feather, blur, angle, and more. With ProShadow the long shadow effect has never been so fun and easy to do all with in Final Cut Pro X.

ProShadow allows Final Cut Pro X users to add a long shadow effect to their text or logos. This effect has become a popular style in contemporary interface and icon designs.

In the ProShadow Lesson users are instructed to drag a Background Color or Texture layer into the timeline. Then select and drag a text, number or image preset above the background layer. For example, the user will create an icon by using the Drop Zone preset, Go to FCPX media library and select a PNG image to use as an icon. Drag the image into the timeline beneath the title layers and make it the same length. Select the top title layer in the timeline. Then, click on the Drop Zone placeholder in the FCPX Inspector. Click on the image in the timeline, and click the blue “Apply Clip” button in the FCPX Viewer window. Once the image is in the Drop Zone, the user can discard it by deleting or disabling it in the timeline by pressing “V” on your keyboard.

Now the user is set up to customize the look of the long shadow. They will be instructed to select the Drop Zone layer in the timeline. Then go to the FCPX Inspector window. Use the Drop Zone controls to change the scale, position, rotation and color of the image. FCPX editors can also move and rotate your icon with the on-screen controls. Once the image is in place, the Long Shadow controls section of the Inspector. Set the color, length, fade, blur and angle of your shadow. For older versions of Final Cut Pro X, users may need to double click the refresh button in the Inspector window once finishing changes made. This will tell Final Cut Pro X to re-render the long shadow.

Now it’s time for some Final Touches. Users will animate the angle of our shadow to give the illusion that the light source is moving. Move the playhead to the front of the title layers in the timeline. Then, use the on-screen controls to orient the shadow to the desired starting point. Now place a key frame on the “Shadow Angle” parameter. Move the playhead to the end of the title layer. Finally, use the on-screen control to rotate the Shadow around to its final orientation. Since the already applied key frame to this parameter, it will auto key frame any changes made.

Established in 2006, Aliso Viejo, California-based Pixel Film Studios is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple FCPX. All Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.







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Hit Entertainment and NCircle Exclusively Debut Latest Movie From Global Preschool On Hulu


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2014

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading preschool entertainment companies and a division of Fisher-Price, and NCircle Entertainment, the largest independent studio for children’s non-theatrical DVDs, announced today the North American premiere of the all new movie Mike the Knight™: Journey to Dragon Mountain on Hulu on September 16th. The charming young knight-in-training will take the digital service by storm when the movie becomes available through the HuluPlus subscription service, which allows viewers to instantly stream this new movie title on their TV, computer, and mobile device. Mike the Knight: Journey to Dragon Mountain will be available on Hulu through October 13th, followed by its release on DVD on October 14th, one month after its digital premiere.

In Mike the Knight: Journey to Dragon Mountain, the journey begins when Mike the Knight and his family search for a stolen treasured crystal jewel throughout Glendragon. It is the King’s mission to return the jewel and it’s Mike’s job to help him. The King, Mike and Evie form “Team Family Glendragon” and soon find themselves on an epic quest filled with dangerous obstacles from meddlesome gargoyles to giant dragons!

Mike the Knight is an animated series that brings the enchantment of medieval times to the modern preschooler through comedy and adventure. The feature character, Mike, is a young knight-in-training with a passion to help others, a determination to do his best, and a rallying cry of “Be a knight, do it right.” Viewers join Mike in a world of marvelous missions, castles, and dragons where he, with the help of his friends, is ready to face early new challenges and protect the Kingdom of Glendragon. Additional Mike the Knight titles on Hulu include Knight in Training and Magical Mishaps. To watch these and all other titles offered by NCircle on Hulu, visit the NCircle page: http://www.hulu.com/companies/ncircle .

NCircle has recently announced the release of exclusive content from various brands on Hulu. Subscribers to Hulu and HuluPlus can instantly stream titles from several NCircle brands, including Animal Atlas, Dino Dan, The Gruffalo, Mike the Knight, Room on the Broom, The Snowman, The Wiggles, and Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

ABOUT NCIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT:

NCircle specializes in the sales, marketing, and distribution of children and family entertainment, and is a trusted brand for high-quality, age-appropriate content. As the largest independent studio for children’s non-theatrical DVDs, NCircle’s portfolio includes many of the most loved and best-selling children’s brands. Key brands currently in NCircle’s vast library include Disney Jr.’s The Octonauts, PBS’s The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! and Sid the Science Kid, Nick Jr.’s Pocoyo, Sprout’s The Wiggles, as well as the Academy Award Nominated Shorts The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.

NCircle is a subsidiary of Alliance Entertainment.

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing in building powerful brands based on engaging stories. HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes Thomas & Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®.

HIT Entertainment excels at creating and building globally successful brands which capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers and their families. This is achieved through exceptional storytelling in multiple formats, enhanced by creating high quality character-based products and experiences with best-in-class partners. HIT Entertainment’s lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, publishing, consumer products and live events and attractions. HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq:MAT), has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit http://www.hitentertainment.com


For more information, please contact:

Krystle Bersch, kryber @ ncircleentertainment.com







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T. Bradford Hurdle Thrills Readers With New Crime Novel


Ahoskie, NC (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Secrets, intrigue and murder await readers in author T. Bradford Hurdle’s debut crime novel, “Eden’s Edge” (published by AuthorHouse).

Set in the town of Eden’s Edge, North Carolina, “Eden’s Edge” opens with the discovery of a gruesome murder in the town square. Jared Michaels, a member of a prominent family in the community, is found mutilated and naked, but few clues lead the investigation further.

When Detective Donovan Wolf is called in to investigate, he quickly learns that the town is not what it appears. Religious fanaticism runs rampant and a secret about Jared’s private life surfaces. As Wolf uncovers more and more about Jared’s life, he soon realizes that the murderer will stop at nothing to keep this secret safe, even if it means getting rid of Wolf.

Packed with drama and mystery, Hurdle’s novel draws from his own experiences as a gay man growing up in the South. Through his book, he aims to illustrate that differences should unite people, not drive them apart.

“Our differences should not separate us, but make more interesting,” Hurdle writes. “Most of all, I would like my readers to feel they have left my story feeling entertained and engaged.”

“Eden’s Edge”

By T. Bradford Hurdle

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781496908834

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781496908841

E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781496908827

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

T. Bradford Hurdle is a native North Carolinian, where he resides with his partner, Bobby, and their beautiful French Bulhuahua, Roxanne Marie. He has written several stage plays and a screenplay, “The Transfer,” which was produced in 2013 and is being shown in independent film festivals across the United States. In addition to being a writer, Hurdle is also a salon owner and hairstylist.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.







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When considering romantic comedy films, the plot generally revolves around a guy meeting a girl, falling in love and eventually facing comical difficulties which tend to threaten their relationship. Most the romantic comedy movies end with the guy and girl winding up together, while at times guy might not get the girl.

Here are some romantic comedy movies which are sure to prove fun when being watched and there might even be a few classic names in this short list.

The Purple Rose of Cairo – This 1985 Romantic comedy is about a housewife in New Jersey, played by Mia Farrow, who is living a life of depression and likes to go to the movies to get away from it all. It so happens that during one such movie, the character in the movie played by Jeff Daniels begins speaking to her breaking the fourth wall.
Intolerable Cruelty – This romantic comedy film is about a divorce lawyer played by George Clooney who happens to be just a bit cynical. Sparks begin flying when he meets a divorcee played by Catherine Zeta-Jones who is simply hungry for money.
Ball of Fire – This romantic comedy film is from 1941, notably staring Gary Cooper who is among a group of professors living in isolation while compiling a human knowledge encyclopedia. When “Sugarpuss” O’Shea played by Barbara Stanwyck is taken in by the group, the boys get to learn several new tricks, but little do they know that her mobster boy friend is pursuing her.
The Heartbreak Kid – The 1972 romantic comedy was in fact voted among the 100 funniest films ever. The movie is about a Jewish salesman played by Charles Grodin who sells sporting goods, and decides to go after a blonde coed played by Cybill Shepherd, leaving his wife behind on the honeymoon they were supposed to have.

These romantic comedies film happen to be some of the most notable and classic movies in the genre. Watch them would indeed be worthwhile and would indeed be a source of laughter.

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DPAC Announces the Triangle Premiere of “Dirty Dancing”


Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 23, 2014

DPAC announced today that individual tickets for the Triangle premiere of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the DPAC Ticket Center or by visiting DPACnc.com and Ticketmaster. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play DPAC September 16th – 21st, 2014.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m.:

    Online at DPACnc.com
    DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
    Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.982.2787

“As I learned how many people watched the movie over and over and over,” said Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter of the film Dirty Dancing and book writer for the musical, “I began to think that what they really wanted was to share more intensely in the event, to step through the screen and be there while the story was happening. And if that was true, then its natural form was the theatre – audiences watching live bodies dancing here and now in the present – on the log, on the bridge, on the dance floor, and in the staff quarters at Kellerman’s. Writing it for the stage, I was also able to add more Baby and Johnny scenes, more about the family, more songs I couldn’t afford last time, and, most exciting of all – more dancing.”

“Dirty Dancing is one of our most beloved and timeless properties,” said Lionsgate Television COO Sandra Stern. “Its magic has enchanted audiences on film, television, DVD, and digital platforms alike, and it remains a perennial best-seller in our film and television library. We’re delighted to participate in the latest stage incarnation that will introduce Dirty Dancing to a whole new generation of fans, and we expect the stage play to prove yet again that nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

The production’s book is written by Eleanor Bergstein, and the North American tour will be directed by James Powell, with choreography by Michele Lynch based on the original choreography by Kate Champion.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage was first performed at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia in November 2004 before embarking upon a hugely successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for achieving the highest advance in European history.

The production began performances on London’s West End in October 2006 with an £11 million advance, and went on to become the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre. It closed in July 2011 in advance of a two-year UK national tour, and then returned to London for a strictly limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The show has gone on to perform across the world in markets as diverse as Utrecht, Holland, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. It is currently represented by a new UK tour, which launched March 2014 in Bristol.

The North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is produced by Amber Jacobsen, NETworks Presentations LLC, Grove Entertainment in association with Lionsgate (LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, and Magic Hour Productions.

CREATIVE TEAM BIOS:

Eleanor Bergstein (Book) is a novelist, screenwriter, producer, and director. Her stories have been published in national magazines, ranging from the Transatlantic Review to Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Her first novel, Advancing Paul Newman, about women and politics in the 1960s, was published by the Viking Press, and her first movie script was It’s My Turn, starring Jill Clayburgh and Michael Douglas. Her second novel, Ex-Lover, about sexual obsession, was published by Random House. She has worked on a variety of film projects, including the final script revision of Sister Act. She then wrote and directed Let It Be Me, which starred Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals, Leslie Caron, and Patrick Stewart. Her most famous project was one of the most successful independent films of all time, Dirty Dancing. It was the unique continuing response to the story over the years that made her decide to reimagine Dirty Dancing as a stage event. The multiple viewings by audiences all over the world made her suspect that what the audiences really wanted was to be more physically involved in the story. This would mean that its ultimate form should be one that combined dance and story and music onstage in a new way. It was also her chance to add new scenes not in the movie, as well as songs she had wanted for the movie and been unable to obtain. Ms. Bergstein, through her company Magic Hour Productions, is at work on a new stage musical set in London in the late 1960s, a new work of fiction, and preparing a film to be shot in Rome, as well as film to be shot in Slovenia.

James Powell (Director) was an actor for 12 years and was appearing in Les Misérables at London’s Palace Theatre when he was asked to take over the position of resident director in 1996. Since that time, he has worked on a variety of productions and during that time, he was staff director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, assisting Jude Kelly on a number of projects including the Olivier Award-winning Singin’ in the Rain, which transferred from Leeds to the Royal National Theatre in London. On returning to London, he joined Cameron Mackintosh’s production of The Witches of Eastwick at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as resident director. He then went to Melbourne, Australia to direct his first foreign production for Jacobsen Entertainments. James returned from Australia to take on the position of associate director on Les Misérables and oversaw the show’s move from its home of many years, the Palace Theatre, to the Queen’s Theatre on Shaftesbury Ave. He was also invited to direct a concert version of the show in Scandinavia and a full-scale production in Berlin. 2009 saw James working on Cameron’s brand new production of Les Misérables which opened in Cardiff and toured the UK, and which celebrates the 25th anniversary of a show he was involved in originally as an actor and is now part of a new creative team. Whilst maintaining his position as associate director on Les Misérables, James also worked on Cameron’s new presentation, Mary Poppins, originally in Bristol and then in London’s West End and on Broadway. In June 2008, he directed the UK tour of Mary Poppins and has since directed the production in Holland and been the associate of the Broadway production. James was delighted to renew his association with the Jacobsen Entertainment Group when they asked him to direct their production of Dirty Dancing in London’s West End, a partnership that has seen him direct the show in Toronto, Utrecht, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and Berlin. In 2010, James directed the Australian production of Mary Poppins where it opened to great success in Melbourne. He has also co-directed Les Misérables in London at the Barbican, a tour in the UK, a production in Madrid, and on tour in the United States, culminating in the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena. In 2011, James worked on moving Mary Poppins to Sydney and later in the year, he co-directed the international arena tour of Batman which opened in Manchester and moved to London and onward internationally. Over the last two years, James has worked on Les Misérables in Spain, the US, Australia, and Japan. He recently returned from Toronto and this production of Les Misérables before he directed a production of Half a Sixpence at his old alma mater at Mountview Drama School in London.

Michele Lynch (Choreography) is thrilled to be a part of Dirty Dancing. She recently choreographed Little Miss Sunshine at Second Stage Theatre, as well as The Last Five Years film. Choreography Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture, The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray (assoc. choreo), The Full Monty (asst. choreo), and Urinetown (asst. choreo). She choreographed the national tours of Little House on the Prairie (also at Papermill Playhouse) and Happy Days the Musical (also at Goodspeed, receiving a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for her work). Off-Broadway, she choreographed Everyday Rapture and We the People (Joe A. Calloway Award nomination). Other film credits include Joyful Noise (starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah) and Camp. For opera, her production of Showboat was seen at Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. Regional Theaters include Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theater, Riverside Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Capital Repertory Theater, Asolo Theater, Ford’s Theater, Stamford Center for the Arts, North Carolina Theater, and Starlight Theater. She also choreographed Dolly Parton’s Better Day World Tour.

Kate Champion (Original Choreography) is the Artistic Director and founder of the Sydney-based dance theatre company, Force Majeure. She has also variously worked as a director/choreographer/performer for Sydney Theatre Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, Australian Dance Theatre, Opera Australia, Belvoir, Legs on the Wall, NIDA, and The English National Opera. In 1996, Kate was awarded the Robert Helpmann Scholarship for Choreographic Excellence, enabling her to create her first solo work, Face Value, which was awarded a Green Room and a MO Award. In 1997, she directed Under the Influence for Legs on the Wall, which premiered in Sydney and toured to the Edinburgh Fringe and Riverside Studios, London. In 2001, she created a new solo show About Face, and in 2002, directed Same, Same But Different for Force Majeure. Both these productions won Helpmann Awards. Kate choreographed the world premiere of the stage version of Dirty Dancing, which opened in Sydney November 2004 and has subsequently toured to Europe, UK, and USA. Since 2005, Kate has directed Already Elsewhere, Tenebrae 1 and 11, The Age I’m In, Not In A Million Years, Never Did Me Any Harm (a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company), and Food (a co-production with Belvoir) for Force Majeure. In 2010, Kate choreographed the premier production of Opera Australia’s Bliss, which subsequently toured to the Edinburgh Festival and Spring Awakening for Sydney Theatre Company. Kate was Associate Director of Opera Australia’s 2013 production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

PRODUCER BIOS:

Amber Jacobsen worked for Jacobsen Entertainment as the head of touring and executive producer from 1997 to 2009 in Australia. She was responsible for the research, procurement, and presentation of many concerts for artists, including Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, the Bee Gees, Shania Twain, Pearl Jam, and Usher, as well as being executive producer for theatre and arena productions such as Fame – The Musical, SHOUT!, The Man From Snowy River, and Long Way to the Top. Amber was the executive producer for the first production of Dirty Dancing in Australia and has executive produced and subsequently produced all productions thereafter.

NETworks Presentations LLC, founded in 1995, has continued to grow and expand to become one of the largest producing organizations of touring Broadway musicals in North America and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences around the world. Its extensive and diverse list of touring productions include: Cameron Mackintosh’s The 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables and the spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera; The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse; Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Blue Man Group national tour; The Lincoln Center Theater productions of The Light in the Piazza; and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, as well as Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, Seussical, Annie, La Cage Aux Folles, Rent, The Producers, Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliot the Musical, Elf the Musical, Dirty Dancing and many others.

Grove Entertainment. Helmed by producer Beth Williams, Grove Entertainment is a production company dedicated to developing new work for stage and screen. Ms. Williams helped launch Key Brand Entertainment in the United States and was the COO, Head of Production and CEO – Theater Division for Broadway Across America for six years. Broadway productions include Pippin, Big Fish, Million Dollar Quartet, Hands on a Hardbody, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Promises, Promises, Grey Gardens, The Producers – The New Mel Brooks Musical and the upcoming Tuck Everlasting, Bull Durham, and The Blonde Streak.

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 34 television shows on 22 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, and the critically-acclaimed series Orange is the New Black. Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions’ Mud, and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit, Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. http://www.lionsgate.com

Magic Hour Productions was founded by Eleanor Bergstein in 1994 to develop and produce works by herself and others for print, film, and stage. Magic Hour Productions has been involved in the development and production of the stage musical of Dirty Dancing since its inception, including the first staged workshop in New York in 2001. Currently, Magic Hour Productions is working to bring Dirty Dancing to new territories around the world, including Greece and Japan. In addition to Dirty Dancing, Magic Hour Productions is developing a new musical by Ms. Bergstein set in the late 1960s London, a film to be shot in Rome, and a romantic comedy film to be shot in Slovenia. Magic Hour’s team includes Tomoko Minami who has worked with Ms. Bergstein since 2001, and Robin Nahas. The company is based in New York City.

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