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T&T beat Jamaica to reach final

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago will play Barbados in the finals of the second round of the 2016 Caribbean Women’s Olympic Beach Qualifier today at the Urban Development Corporation’s Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Trinidad advanced after beating Jamaica 15-11 in a golden set to advance 3-2 in one semi-final while Barbados got the better of French St Martin (3-0). All four teams advance to the third round of the elimination, scheduled for El Salvador in May. Yesterday’s result a big disappointment for the Jamaica delegation. “A golden set is like a penalty shootout in football, one false start and it’s very difficult to come back; we started off slow in the set and we ended up chasing the game and in the end we lost,” said coach Gatasheu Bonner. “Our first aim was to qualify for the third round (but) apart from that we really, really wanted to win this tournament here and give our Jamaican fans something to cheer about.”last_img read more

Thrap reinstated after 2-day leave

first_imgSt. Bernard’s boys’ basketball head coach Steve Thrap returned to his role with the team Saturday morning, the school announced.The school placed Thrap and his entire staff on administrative leave for a still undisclosed comment made by the 12th-year head coach during an away game last Monday against Eureka High. His return comes just 48 hours after the school’s administration announced his, and his staff’s, suspension last Thursday.The announcement regarding Thrap’s return came from the …last_img read more

4 Exciting Crowdfunding Campaigns for Filmmakers

first_imgTraditionally, to help with this problem, many video editors have used keyboards with the shortcuts printed directly on the keys. Unfortunately, these keyboards don’t show all of the possible shortcut combinations. This is where Shortcut-S keyboards come into play.The Shortcut-S keyboards are large format keyboards with upwards of 100+ keys, all of which are assigned to various keyboard shortcuts in your editing software.It’s hard to say if this is a better option than simply learning the keyboard shortcuts in your head, but it might be worth backing this product.2. SHOOT – The Magnetic Camera Strap by RestrapIf your production company has multiple shooters with multiple cameras, then you probably know how annoying it can be to adjust camera straps every time the camera changes hands. The SHOOT strap by Restrap hopes to change this problem. The battery will fit directly into your GoPro and, because it’s the same size as regular GoPro batteries, your camera will still fit in any casings or external mounting equipment previously purchased. The best feature, though: Limefuel Epic users can get 7 hours of continuous recording.The Limefuel Epic batteries have raised over 2000% of their original goal with 26 days left to go. If you have a GoPro 3 or 4 you might want to back the project while there are still spots available to reserve your new battery.4. Coolbox – The World’s Smartest Toolbox.If you frequently find yourself on a film or video set, odds are you probably have a toolbox to hold your adapters, gloves, and smaller knick-knacks. These toolboxes are typically nothing more than a big compartmentalized box, but the Coolbox hopes to change that.Equipped with an internal batter, extension cable with splitter, LED Lighting, whiteboard, Bluetooth speaker, wheels, tablet stand, clock, and USB ports, the Coolbox is the toolbox for the 21st century. Forget to charge your battery? Try charging them using the Coolbox’s internal battery. Want to draw a quick set-layout? Use the whiteboard so everyone’s on track. The Coolbox has a ton of features that make it an incredibly useful tool on set.The Coolbox has already reached it’s funding goal, but you can still reserve yours at lower special pricing during the funding process.Know of any other awesome crowdfunding campaigns for filmmakers and video pros? Share in the comments below. These 4 crowdfunding campaigns look promising for filmmakers and video professionals alike.Crowdfunding has no doubt revolutionized the filmmaking world. No longer are people forced to go out and find private investors to fund their film – now the investors can come to them. Sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are not only great places to start your film financing process, they are also great places to find campaigns dedicated to creating awesome filmmaking equipment.If you’re a filmmaker looking for some of the coolest and most innovative crowdfunding projects for filmmaking, check out a few of these awesome projects currently on Kickstarter.1. Shortcut-S – One Key Shortcuts SystemIt’s no secret that keyboard shortcuts can save you tons of time when editing your video projects. However, learning all the keyboard shortcuts can be a painstaking process, especially if you are trying to use keyboard shortcuts across multiple platforms.center_img Using a series of magnets, the SHOOT strap will snap into place when the strap and connector are near each other. Just as easily as they snap together, the two straps can simply come apart with a pinch.The straps are created using recycled car straps, hardwearing suede, and extremely strong magnetic fittings. So strong, in fact, that they are rated with a break force of 100KG (220lbs).SHOOT has already met its goal, but is still gladly accepting pledges from anyone who wishes to see the SHOOT strap and SHOOT Mini on sale soon.3. The Limefuel Epic – Triple the Battery Life of Your GoPro Hero 4 and Hero3/3+The idea behind the Limefuel Epic is simple: A battery that can triple your GoPro battery life.last_img read more

6 Filmmaking Tutorials for Cinematographers

first_img2. LensesLenses make the image, and they come in all shapes and sizes. There’s basically a lens for every need. Watch this video from cinematography veteran Jose Zambrano Cassella to gain an understanding of the crowded world of glass, and learn why picking the right lens for the right scene is so important.Video via NakedFilmmaker3. BlockingBlocking scenes (determining where the actors and cameras will be placed) with the director is a vital part of the cinematographer’s job. While the video below (from Dan Fox) isn’t a tutorial, it offers great insight into why blocking is so important. 4. CompositionThe foundation for composition begins in pre-production, when directors work with their pre-visualization team to develop storyboards. Many directors also bring in the cinematographer at this point to help realize the compositions. This is the process of framing the action. Again, the video below (via Channel Criswell) isn’t a tutorial, but it’s still a great source of information on how and why one needs to take time to compose shots. 5. MovementCinematographers can communicate a lot through the way they move the camera. Dolly shots can convey any number of emotional cues to the audience. So can a low-to-high crane shot. In the video below, Ryan Connolly (of Film Riot fame) offers a quick and insightful look at how impactful movement is in film. You’ve got to keep learning if you want to become a true master of cinematography. Let’s check out a few filmmaking tutorials every cinematographer should watch.Top image via DonnyCamIn order to master the art of cinematography, you need to learn about the craft everyday. You’ve got to stay fresh. You’ve got to be willing to go back and reexamine the fundamentals. With these truths in mind, we’ve rounded up six filmmaking tutorials every cinematographer should watch. These tutorials cover the basic concepts and techniques of cinematography, things you should know before ever rolling.1. CameraObviously the camera is a very important tool for cinematographers. Before going into a production, the cinematographer and director discuss what type of image they want to create. This discussion ends with the producer who will provide the money for the camera. Here’s an overview of the camera selection process with cinematographer Jim Denault via CreativeLive. 6. LightingThe true masters of cinematography know exactly how to manipulate light (or use natural light) to get the composition they’re looking for. In the video below, cinematographer Eric Kress (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) runs through part one of a lighting workshop presented by thefilmbook.Got any good cinematography videos to share with the community? Do so in the comments below!last_img read more

Coach blames poor practice for wrestlers’ failure

first_imgIndian wrestlers came a cropper at the Asian Games and the performance in Guangzhou was a reality check for the grapplers basking in the glow of their impressive Commonwealth Games (CWG) show. The wrestlers managed to add just three bronze to India’s tally of 64 medals.While the Indians ruled the mat at home in the Commonwealth Games, the strong challenge posed by Iranian, Kazakh and Uzbek grapplers has exposed India’s deficiencies which need to be ironed out before the London Olympics. World champion Sushil Kumar was the most prominent name missing from the Indian ranks at the Asian Games and there were hardly anyone else who surged into prominence.National coach Jagminder Singh blames the lack of adequate time for preparation as one of the reasons for Indian wrestlers not faring well.” Those were not the best of days for us but there were a lot of factors that were responsible for this kind of show,” Jagminder told Mail Today soon after his return from Guangzhou. ” There were a lot of felicitation functions that we had to attend after the CWG. We could not even say no to these invitations and our practice was affected due to these events,” he noted.Indian wrestlers featured in 18 categories which included 14 for men but only three of them – Mausam Khatri, Sunil Kumar Rana and Ravinder Singh – managed a medal for the country.Narsingh Pancham Yadav, the gold medallist at the CWG and Asian Championships, drew a lot of attention but failed to replicate his previous performances.advertisementRajiv Tomar, who could not participate in the CWG after he was pulled out of the squad for a dope offence, got his opportunity at the Asiad but the 120kg category wrestler returned empty- handed.” We had our hopes from Rajiv Tomar but just a couple of days before his bout he was down with fever. Otherwise, he was definitely in with a chance,” Jagminder said.The Asian Games have served as an eyeopener for Indian wrestlers and there is still a lot to be achieved before they can pose a serious challenge to grapplers from Kazakhstan, Iran, Uzbekistan and other Asian countries. ” The standard of wrestling in Asia is as good as we get at the World Championships. Our wrestlers were unlucky on a few occasions but I think we have the kind of athletes who can match the best wrestlers of the world.” It’s time to move ahead and think about the future. We have our Nationals starting on December 25 and we will draw a road map for the London Olympics,” he said.last_img read more

Celtics spoil Dwyane Wade’s final Garden visit

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) reaches in on a steal-attempt against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The Celtics showed Dwyane Wade plenty of appreciation in his final regular-season visit to TD Garden.They also made sure his memories of that visit included a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Heat: Had 15 turnovers. Shot just 27% from the 3-point line (10 of 37).Celtics: It was Horford’s second career triple-double and first as a Celtic. His first was Jan. 13, 2015, with Atlanta.PAYING RESPECTWade used his shoes to write a special remembrance in honor of rapper Nipsey Hussle , who was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday.“Nipsey Hussle. Rest in Heaven,” the message read.The 33-year-old Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was an Eritrean-American father of two who was engaged to actress Lauren London. He was lauded for his philanthropic work in the Los Angeles area.Hussle’s friends across the music industry and other stars, including Rihanna and Snoop Dogg, took to social media to express their condolences as well. Many used the opportunity to point out his role in uplifting African Americans through his community initiatives.“It’s just hard,” Irving said. “Knowing what Nipsey stood for, what he was trying to promote in the community around the world.”INJURY UPDATEMiami’s Derrick Jones Jr. left the game in the first quarter with a right knee injury after a collision with Irving in the first half. Spoelstra said he would have a MRI in Miami. UP NEXTHeat: Host Celtics on WednesdayCeltics: Visit Heat on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Miami (38-39) maintained its half-game lead over Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East after the Magic’s 121-109 loss to Toronto.Two nights after Wade received a warm welcome in Madison Square Garden and picked up a victory in his final game against the New York Knicks, Boston gave him a similar greeting at TD Garden on Monday.Before the game, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge presented Wade with a plaque in commemoration of his career accomplishments.Later, he received a loud ovation from Boston fans when he subbed into the game in the first quarter.“We’ve had so many battles in the playoffs, but appreciate the respect they’ve shown me as a player to give me the plaque and send me away with a piece of the history of the Celtics,” Wade said. That was so cool, and I didn’t expect it at all.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Raptors clinch Atlantic Division after rallying past Magic It was one of the few highlights for either Wade or Miami in the first half.The Celtics jumped out to 30-8 lead after the Heat started just 3 for 14 from the field, including 0 for 7 from the 3-point line.Boston led by as many as 23 points in the second quarter before its lead shrunk to three with 6:44 left in the fourth after the Heat went back to a zone that had been effective at times in the first half.The Celtics continued to have some issues with it but were able to knock down a pair of 3-pointers to help push their lead back up to 101-92.The Heat took advantage of some Boston turnovers and got a jumper from Wade that cut it to 103-100 with 2 minutes left.Dion Waiters missed a 3-pointer for Miami that would have tied the game and Irving converted on a three-point play on the other end.Following a tip-in by Wade, Irving found nothing but air on a fading 3-point attempt, giving it back to Miami. But the Heat’s ensuing possession ended with Kelly Olynyk’s turnover.Irving then was fouled and calmly sank a pair of free throws.“We just could not get it over the hump to close out game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.TIP-INScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kyrie Irving had 25 points, including a pair of key late free throws, and Boston held off the Miami Heat 110-105 on Monday night.Al Horford added 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics (46-32), who are trying to beat out the Indiana Pacers for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ll see when we get there,” Irving said of how the Celtics are trending with the playoffs two weeks away. “I’m pretty sure I think we know who we’re going to play, but we’ll see how it pans out.”Goran Dragic led the Heat with 30 points. Bam Adebayo added 19 points and 14 rebounds. Wade finished with 17 points and seven assists. 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