JBF
Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

The James Beard Foundation is a New York-based national professional non-profit organization named in honor of James Beard that serves to promote the culinary arts by honoring chefs, wine professionals, journalists, and cookbook authors at annual award ceremonies and providing scholarships and educational opportunities to cooking hopefuls. The Foundation was started in 1986 by Peter Kump, a former student of James Beard and founder of the Institute of Culinary Education. At Julia Child's suggestion, Kump purchased Beard's New York brownstone at 167 West 12th Street in Greenwich Village and preserved it as a gathering place where the general public and press can appreciate the talents of established and emerging chefs. The James Beard House hosts frequent dinners featuring selected chefs working the Beard kitchen in the company of Foundation members and industry professionals. Notable past chefs have included Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Jacques Pépin, and Charlie Trotter.The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the "Oscars of the food world," are held annually to honor exceptional chefs and journalists. The main Awards Galas are held on the first Monday in May and feature an awards ceremony and a winning chef's tasting reception afterwards. The Journalism awards are held on a separate day.The former president of the foundation, Leonard F. Pickell, Jr., resigned in August 2004 shortly before the results of a three-month audit were to be announced. He was convicted of fraud in late September, having misused hundreds of thousands of dollars for unnecessary and undocumented expenses. As a result of the scandal and his indictment by the Attorney General's Office, the members of the board of the foundation were asked to resign in January 2005. In January 2006 the reconstituted Board, under the direction of Interim President Edna Morris, initiated a search for a permanent President of the Foundation. In April that year Susan Ungaro, formerly editor-in-chief of Family Circle magazine, was appointed president. In October 2007, the Board announced that Woodrow W. Campbell, senior partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, would be taking over Chairmanship of the board.In March 2011 Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation was appointed as Advisory member of the International School of Culinary Arts, Spain.In anticipation of the James Beard Awards in May 2011, the Foundation is launching JBF LTD – a pop-up restaurant and food pavilion in New York City's Chelsea Market from April 12 – May 14. Wikipedia.


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Systems and methods for providing adaptive and responsive media are disclosed. In various implementations, a video for playback is received at a user device having a plurality of associated properties. Based on at least one of the properties, a first state of the video is configured, and the video is presented according to the first state. During playback of the video, a change in one of the device properties is detected, and the video is seamlessly transitioned to a second state based on the change.


A system for synchronizing audio and video of selectably presentable multimedia content includes a memory for storing a plurality of selectably presentable multimedia content segments. Each content segment defines a portion of one or more content paths and includes a decision period during which a user may select a subsequent content segment as the content segment is playing. An assembly engine seamlessly assembles a subset of the content segments into one of the content paths, ultimately forming a multimedia presentation. A configuration manager determines an audio file and a video file to be played based on a content segment that is selected to be played immediately following the currently playing content segment. An audio engine processes the audio file for playback, and a video engine synchronizes playback of the video file with the playback of the audio file.


Systems and methods for nonlinear media playback using a linear media player are described. In one implementation, a video tree representing a branching video presentation is provided, and a dynamic playlist is provided to a linear video player. A controller component interacts with the linear video player through a standard interface of the linear video player. During playback of a video content segment in the dynamic playlist by the linear video player, an indication of a user interaction with the playing video content segment is received by the controller component and from the linear video player via the standard interface, and the dynamic playlist is modified based on video content segments in a branch of the video tree. In another implementation, an uncompressed media file is selected and combined with a preceding and/or following media file. The combined files are compressed and a portion of the compressed file corresponding to the original media file is extracted.


Patent
Jbf | Date: 2015-04-30

Systems and methods for nonlinear media playback using a linear media player are described. In one implementation, a video tree representing a branching video presentation is provided, and a dynamic playlist is provided to a linear video player. A controller component interacts with the linear video player through a standard interface of the linear video player. During playback of a video content segment in the dynamic playlist by the linear video player, an indication of a user interaction with the playing video content segment is received by the controller component and from the linear video player via the standard interface, and the dynamic playlist is modified based on video content segments in a branch of the video tree. In another implementation, an uncompressed media file is selected and combined with a preceding and/or following media file. The combined files are compressed and a portion of the compressed file corresponding to the original media file is extracted.


A system and method for assembling segments of recorded music or video from among various versions or variations of a recording, into a new version or composition, such that a first segment of a first version of a recorded work is attached to a segment of a second segment of a second version of the recorded work, to create a new version of the recorded work.


Patent
Jbf | Date: 2014-04-10

Systems and methods for editing and controlling video playback using a dynamic timeline. The dynamic timeline allows a user to edit a video content structure that includes a plurality of video content paths, each video content path including a plurality of video content segments. The video content segments in a first video content path are visually represented on the dynamic timeline. A selection in the dynamic timeline is received that changes a first video content segment from the first video content path to a second video content segment in an alternative video content path in the video content structure. Subsequently, the dynamic timeline is updated to display visual representations of at least some of the video content segments in the alternative video content path.


Computer-implemented methods and systems for creating non-interactive, linear video from video segments in a video tree. Selectably presentable video segments are stored in a memory, with each segment representing a predefined portion of one or more paths in a traversable video tree. A linear, non-interactive video is automatically created from the selectably presentable video segments by traversing at least a portion of a first path in the video tree and, upon completion, is provided to a viewer for playback.


Patent
Jbf | Date: 2015-03-05

A system for navigating and visualizing the progression of selectably presentable video content includes a progress indicator module for dynamically displaying the progression status of video content paths made up of selectably presentable video content segments. The system further includes an interactive control module for facilitating navigation along the video content paths. The progression status may be graphically represented in the form of a tree structure having linked video content segments forming the content paths. The control module may be used to navigation the video within this tree structure.


Systems and accompanying methods are provided for real-time pixel switching in video. A video having first and second portions is provided and is presented to a user, with the first video portion being initially visible to the user and the second video portion not initially visible to the user. During presentation of the video, a user interaction with the first video portion is received, and a selected region of the second video portion is identified based thereon, where the selected region defines a subset of pixels from the second video portion. The selected region is then overlaid on the first video portion, and playback of the second video portion and the first video portion is synchronized.


Patent
Jbf | Date: 2014-03-26

A system for navigating and visualizing the progression of selectably presentable video content includes a progress indicator module for dynamically displaying the progression status of video content paths made up of selectably presentable video content segments. The system further includes an interactive control module for facilitating navigation along the video content paths. The progression status may be graphically represented in the form of a tree structure having linked video content segments forming the content paths. The control module may be used to navigation the video within this tree structure.

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