Benitez working hard to stop slide

first_img Press Association Rafael Benitez insists Chelsea are working hard to end the poor run of form which has led to questions over whether the Spaniard will complete his spell as interim boss at Stamford Bridge. It is hard to tell whether owner Roman Abramovich is losing patience with Benitez, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo in November, but never in his 10-year tenure has the Russian had three managers in the same campaign. “The main thing is that you can score two goals, and then you are 2-0 up at half-time, then you have to finish the games,” Benitez added. “Against Newcastle we scored two goals, you cannot make these mistakes (to concede three). You have to make sure we control the game. “We could have won all the games we didn’t win. It’s a question of sometimes doing the right things at the right moment, having a little bit of luck, being more clinical, not making mistakes in defence. The team is doing well in terms of the performance and we have to improve the results, especially the games we were winning.” Benitez will be without captain John Terry for the Wigan clash, and Benitez added: “John Terry has an inflammation with his knee. A set-back, but not serious. He will not be available for tomorrow.” David Luiz is fit again and Eden Hazard is available following his three-match ban following his controversial sending-off at Swansea, when clashed with a ball boy. Ashley Cole won his 100th international cap on Wednesday as England beat Brazil 2-1, with Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard scoring the decisive goal. Benitez was impressed with Lampard but unable to shed any fresh light on the midfielder’s future. Benitez said: “Frank is doing a great job for us, he’s scoring goals, he’s playing well, he’s a good professional, he’s very working hard. That’s all I can say, because I am the coach.” center_img Chelsea have three wins from their last 10 matches and are without a victory in four ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Wigan, with their latest slip coming in a 3-2 defeat against Newcastle last weekend. The Blues would slip to fourth ahead of kick-off against Wigan if Tottenham beat Newcastle in Saturday’s lunchtime match. “We know the problems and we are working on the solutions,” said Benitez, when asked if he expected to see out his short-term deal until the end of the season. last_img read more

Mercedes, Hamilton charging into US Grand Prix

first_imgMercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain smiles during celebration in the garage, after the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the ‘Sochi Autodrom’ Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One was last in the United States, Sebastian Vettel had already earned his fourth consecutive world championship in a season of domination not seen since Michael Schumacher’s days at Ferrari.Then came the engine change, from the screeching V8s to the sublime hybrid turbo V6.The effect was a demolition of an F1 dynasty built by Vettel’s Red Bull team in a move that most thought would produce a wide-open title chase in 2014.Instead, F1 simply exchanged one dominant team for another. Mercedes has crushed the competition with teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg just 17 points apart in the title chase heading into this week’s U.S. Grand Prix.Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo sits a distant third in the driver’s championship with only three races left.last_img read more

NFL’s running renaissance highlighted by Gurley’s MVP look

first_img-In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Los Angeles. With Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys among a growing number of productive and important backs, it’s a good time to be a runner again — not to mention the critical role that pass catching can play out of the backfield. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File) “Definitely it’s starting to re-emerge,” said Elliott, who was the NFL rushing leader as a rookie in 2016 with the Dallas Cowboys. “He was the first one in that draft and then as the years went on, more backs started to get picked and they’ve all been doing well. I wouldn’t take all the credit, but I think it’s just a new age of backs.” And an age of young backs. Gurley went 10th overall to the Rams when they were in St. Louis, followed five picks later by Melvin Gordon to the Chargers when they were still in San Diego. Now both backs are in LA.Elliott was the first of two straight rookies to win the rushing title, followed by Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt last season. Among the top 10 rushers this season, eight are 25 or younger.That’s still not getting to New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley , the No. 2 overall pick and highest back taken since Reggie Bush went second in 2006.“I guess I kind of did start the first-round thing again,” Gurley said. “But those guys are great players. They put themselves in great positions to be where they are at today, and you see why they are having success in the NFL.”Elliott got a top-four thing going when the Cowboys drafted the Ohio State star fourth overall in 2016. Now there have been three straight years with a back taken at least that high: Leonard Fournette fourth out of LSU the year in 2017, then Barkley from Penn State this year.The other top 10 running back over the past three drafts also illustrates one reason runners could be in vogue: their ability as pass catchers. Carolina took Christian McCaffrey eighth overall out of Stanford last year, even with the perception he might be a third-down back.Now McCaffrey has a respectable 111 carries for the playoff-contending Panthers while ranking fourth among running backs with 49 catches.“A lot of times teams that had a feature back, he was considered the first- and second-down guy, and then they put in a little scatback to be the third-down receiver,” said Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane, who had a hand in drafting McCaffrey while with Carolina. “Well, now, you’re getting these guys that can do it all.”Hunt and Barkley have made it back-to-back seasons for rookies to start their careers with six or more straight games of at least 100 scrimmage yards. Barkley’s run ended there, but now he’s at seven of his first eight games despite another miserable season for the Giants (1-7).Hunt started his career with seven straight last year — the first rookie to do that since Kevin Jones for Detroit in 2004.Not that multipurpose lead backs are a new thing.“I don’t think anyone’s ever matched how Marshall Faulk produced in the passing game, and that seems like 8 million years ago,” Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said of a back who was the 2000 NFL MVP in the middle of three straight years with at least 1,300 yards rushing and 800 receiving.Oh, and Faulk was the second overall pick in 1994.“I just think of these guys have been doing this stuff in this league for years,” Linehan said. “I think people probably targeted them because they’re the best with the ball in their hands.”Gurley is well on his way to his first rushing title with 868 yards; leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns, including 12 rushing; and has a chance Sunday against Seattle to become just the fourth player with at least one TD in each of the first 10 games. The others are all Hall of Famers.Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner, left, rushes past Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)The former Georgia standout has a 162-yard lead over James Conner, the replacement for Le’Veon Bell in Pittsburgh when Bell decided to stay away from the Steelers rather than play under the franchise tag.Conner’s emergence also shows the depth of the 2017 class — even with Fournette missing all but two games with a hamstring injury after rushing for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie for a team that reached the AFC championship game.The second-year group has two of the NFL’s top three rushers in Conner and Hunt, who have almost 1,400 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns between them, while Hunt has another six receiving TDs.The versatility of 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara helps quarterback Drew Brees in one of the NFL’s best offenses in New Orleans. Dalvin Cook (Minnesota) and Joe Mixon (Cincinnati) are expected to play leading roles in their respective run games.And forget for a moment about the draft. Another second-year player, Matt Breida in San Francisco, is ninth in the NFL with 531 yards rushing after going undrafted. Denver rookie Phillip Lindsay is sixth at 591 after not getting selected.“A lot of times there’s a lot of backs in the draft,” Washington coach Jay Gruden said. “You might be able to get one that’s close in the second round, but you won’t get that left tackle who’s a star in the second round or that defensive lineman or that outside ’backer or that corner.”There’s a different kind of renaissance with the Redskins: an “old” guy leading the way. Adrian Peterson, the 33-year-old three-time league rushing champ, has helped Washington to the NFC East lead by ranking fifth with 604 yards.“I don’t think that position’s ever been devalued,” Gruden said. “I think you look at what Zeke’s done and you look at some of the other young running backs, Le’Veon Bell, and what type of impact they can have on your football team.“We’re learning that right now firsthand with Adrian Peterson. Even though we didn’t draft him, obviously, but the impact these backs can have on your football as far as running game, controlling the clock and then the play-actions. It’s big time.”It’s been big at draft time recently as well.___AP Sports Writer John Wawrow contributed.___More AP NFL: and Ezekiel Elliott likes to give Todd Gurley credit for the NFL’s running renaissance because the Los Angeles Rams star ended an unprecedented two-year drought of backs taken in the first round of the draft.With MVP-type numbers on a team looking like a Super Bowl contender, Gurley is the best example why it’s a good time to be a running back not many years after the position seemed undervalued in what is still considered a passing league.last_img read more

Killjoys waltz past Salmo’s Babes en route to sole possession of top spot in WKRD standings

first_imgThe Killjoys dominated the Babes from the opening jam, scoring points in bunches against the former local roller derby power.In game two, Dam City managed to remain in playoff contention by scoring the victory.Dam City entered the contest without a win in two games. The victory allows Dam City to climb into a fourth-place tie with Salmo Babes of Brutality.Valley Vendettas and Rossland/Trail Roller Girls are tied for second, each with a win in two games.Next up on the schedule is July 27 doubleheader.Killjoys meet Valley Vendettas while Salmo meets Rossland/Trail.Saturday (June 29) in the Silver City, Rossland/Trail hosts Mountain Town Maulers of Cranbrook at the Cominco Arena. First jam is 6 p.m. The Nelson Killjoys started off fast and never looked back en route to a lopsided 282-93 victory over the Salmo Babes of Brutality in West Kootenay Roller Derby action Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win is the second of the season for the Killjoys and gives theNelson-based squad sole possession of top spot in league standings. In the other game the Dam City Rollers of Castlegar outlasted the Valley Vendettas 238-161.last_img read more

Hall, Martel busy in off season; Nelson Baseball prepares for 2014 season

first_imgSoon sounds of baseball cracking off bats will be flowing through Fairview and Uphill districts of the Heritage City as Nelson Baseball Association begins another season of diamond play.Registration, which has climbed again for the fourth consecutive season, for the 2014 season closed Tuesday.Now it’s up to the NBA board to select teams, which is scheduled to be completed by Monday (April 7).Two players not waiting for the snow to leave the diamonds at Queen Elizabeth and Lions Parks, are Quin Hall and Brendan Martel. Hall just returned from a winter baseball tournament in Phoenix Arizona during spring break. The Nelson Little League player was picked up the BC Big League Experience team that recruited players (14 year old) from the Lower Mainland and Okanagan.  BLE finished third place with a 4-2 record. The tournament attracted teams from throughout United States. Meanwhile, Brendan Martel has been chosen to play with the West Kelowna Diamondbacks in the BC AAA midget baseball league this season.  Martel’s season started this past weekend in the Best of the West tournament held in Kamloops. West Kelowna started the weekend with a 12-1 win over Sherwood park on Friday but came up short against the North Shore Twins, Badlands Baseball Academy and Okotoks Dawgs. The Dawgs brought 60 players(2 teams) so their bull pen was very deep. Martel went 6 for 11 at the plate and played catcher and second base. The Diamondbacks play in a 12 team BC AAA  league.last_img read more

Watford face competition in chase for QPR man – report

first_imgWigan are competing with Blackburn and Watford for the signing of out-of-favour QPR striker DJ Campbell, according to The People.Watford have shown an interest in the 30-year-old and it is claimed that Blackburn are also keen, while Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is now said to want him as well.Related West London Sport story: Watford leading chase for QPR striker (27 July)The People also say Italian side Roma could gazump Liverpool and sign Clint Dempsey.Dempsey has been tipped to move to Anfield but Fulham are believed to want £10m for the American.And it is claimed that Roma are now preparing a bid for him – with the £12m fee they received from Liverpool for striker Fabio Borini.Meanwhile, the Daily Star Sunday suggest Fulham are still trying to sign Vitesse Arnhem defender Alexander Buttner after the apparent collapse of his move to Southampton.The People say Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is planning a £25m bid for German star Andre Schurrle.It is claimed Di Matteo wants the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker as a replacement for Didier Drogba.Schurrle has been linked with several clubs but is said to be swaying towards west London.Manchester United plan to beat Chelsea to the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski, the Mail on Sunday suggest.United have apparently indicated that they are willing to pay £12m for the striker.The Mail also say Chelsea are closing in on Wigan forward Victor Moses after the Latics made an enquiry for Everton’s Victor Anichebe.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Conversation at the Inaugural Competitiveness Forum will redefine South Africa’s growth trajectory

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, 29 October 2013 – South Africa stands at a cross roads in its developmental paradigm.  The National Development Plan provides a blueprint for our social and economic growth and development.  The critical question is how will this achieved and by whom?This and other questions will be thrashed out during South Africa’s inaugural Competitiveness Forum hosted by Brand South Africa at Gallagher Estate on 5 November 2013.How South Africa goes forward in implementing the National Development Plan depends on a common understanding of the country’s strategy for growth and development.  It will be essential for each of the country’s 50 million citizens to see the role we can, and must, play in moving the NDP from a policy on paper to a plan that we all buy into and more importantly, that we all play our part in implementing.The South Africa we live in today is a South Africa that we all fought for, for many years.  South Africa’s transition to democracy in the 1990s was a cumulative effort of all the country’s people.  It is this spirit that must take hold in each of us now as South Africa moves into its adulthood after 20 years of democratic governance.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “South Africa is about more than just politics.  It is about us a nation.  We are unique in our diversity and this is something that must be harnessed as we look at how to strengthen our competitiveness and simultaneously improve our reputation domestically and internationally.”“South Africa needs each citizen to be part of this movement towards implementing Vision 2030.  There is an opportunity for 200 leaders from across society to be part of this inaugural conversation at Gallagher Estate on 5 November 2013.  Seats are limited and filling up quickly.  Please register online at  Delegates will be able to participate in the following breakaway discussions: education, skills & labour; products and services; governance and leadership; infrastructure; and FDI competitiveness.  We look forward to hosting you at this inaugural Competitiveness Forum,” concluded Mr Matola.Senior government leaders will also participate in the Competitiveness Forum while confirmed international speakers include:•    Mauro Gozzo, Chief Economist, Swedish Trade and Investment Council•    Dr Douglas van den Berghe – CEO and founder of Investment Consulting Associates – ICA headquartered in Amsterdam and Boston with offices around the world and supplier of two web based FDI advisory products.Moderators on the day of the forum include Prof. Adam Gordon from Wits Business School, Mr Karthi Pillay from Deloitte, Dr Dominic Heil from the Reputation Institute of South Africa and Ms Nomaxabiso Majokweni from Business Unity South Africa.Media attendanceMedia are invited to RSVP should they wish to cover this event with name, surname, ID number, media house and designation by Wednesday 30 October 2013 for accreditation purposes.  Information should be sent to [email protected] and [email protected]:             5 November 2013Time:             09h00Venue:          Gallagher Convention Centre19 Richard Drive,MidrandNote to Editors:Brand South Africa’s partners in this event include:Reputation InstituteDeloitteManufacturing CircleDepartment of Trade & IndustryProudly SANational Planning CommissionAfrica Institute of South AfricaPMR AfricaWits Business SchoolInternational Women’s Forum (SA) International Women’s Forum (SA)The International Women’s Forum (IWF) is a global organisation of preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement who come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, enrich lives, provide a network of support and exert influence. Through its Leadership Foundation, the IWF helps prepare future generations of women leaders. With forums throughout North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the IWF facilitates networking among women of achievement and promotes opportunities for women in leadership. Founded in 1982 in the United States, the IWF has grown across five continents into 26 nations and 60 affiliated forum locations and currently has a membership of over 5 000 women leaders.  The International Women’s Forum of South Africa (IWFSA) was established in 2000. IWFSA currently has some 70 members drawn from government, business, the sciences, the arts and numerous other areas.Reputation InstituteReputation Institute is a leading reputation-based advisory firm, founded in 1997.  The most prominent management tool is the RepTrak model for analysing the reputations of companies and institutions – best known via the Forbes-published Global RepTrak 100, the world’s largest study of corporate reputations.DeloitteUnder the Deloitte brand, around 200,000 professionals in independent firms globally, collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services to selected clients. Deloitte is one of Africa’s leading professional services firms. It provides these services through nearly 3,800 people in 9 offices in South Africa and 17 cities in Southern Africa. Deloitte is the South African member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte aims to drive economic growth, capitalise on business opportunities and respond productively to challenges. Through its business, it supports the creation of a sustainable and prosperous society.Manufacturing CircleThe Manufacturing Circle was formed in 2008. It interacts with government and other stakeholders in order to review, debate and help formulate policies which will have a positive impact on South Africa’s manufacturing base. The Manufacturing Circle is made up of a number of South Africa’s leading medium to large manufacturing companies from a wide range of industries. Some of the members are leading South African exporters of manufactured goods to markets around the globe, others are locally based and locally focused companies competing with the best in the world. There is one common denominator among them and that is a passion for manufacturing, coupled with a fervent belief that for South Africa to be economically strong, its manufacturing sector must be strong. A strong and developing manufacturing sector will drive the creation of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in the South African economy.Department of Trade and IndustryThe Department of Trade and Industry is headed by Minister Rob Davies. The Department aims to facilitate transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation.Proudly South AfricanFirst conceived at the Presidential Job Summit in 1998, the Proudly South African Campaign was born out of socio-economic necessity to create jobs, under the leadership of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela. Through the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), the Proudly South African Campaign was launched in 2001 and supported by Government, Organised Business (BUSA), Organised Labour and Organised Community.The Proudly South African “buy local” campaign encourages the nation to buy local products and make use of local services, in an effort to stimulate the local economy and help create jobs. Proudly SA also promotes national pride, patriotism and social cohesion. When consumers buy locally produced products and support local service providers, the local economy is stimulated and sustainable job opportunities are created. By supporting local producers and manufacturers (by buying goods which carry the Proudly South African logo or a ‘Made in South Africa’ label) each and every South African can contribute towards creating a bigger demand for home grown products and services; stimulating South Africa’s economic growth; helping to prevent job losses and helping to create job opportunities.National Planning CommissionThe National Planning Commission is chaired by the Minister in the Presidency for National Planning, Trevor Manuel. The NPC is responsible for developing a long-term vision and strategic plan for South Africa. It will also advise on cross-cutting issues that impact on South Africa’s long-term development. The NPC’s mandate is to take a broad, cross-cutting, independent and critical view of SA, to help define the country we seek to achieve by 2030 and to map out a path to achieve those objectives. The Commission has produced the National Development Plan, which is the blueprint for a successful South Africa. The establishment of the NPC is government’s promise to its citizens that it is building a state that will grow the economy, reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of all citizens.PMR AfricaPMR Africa offers consulting, research and risk management services. The PMR Africa national survey measures ‘excellence’ according to eleven attributes, which include customer service, BEE, social responsibility and sustainable development. Its questionnaires are developed with the input of key role-players in the specific industries. PMR also generates country profiles, with information on nations’ economic and social standing and puts together community profiles. These community surveys and the collection of data on local dynamics constitute a vital source of information. The purpose of this survey is to strengthen the strategies of communities, as well as to empower communities.Wits Business SchoolThe Wits Business School mission is to establish and maintain excellence in scholarship in business and management education, through the promotion of research and teaching in the various business and management disciplines. WBS has a strong reputation as a leading business school provider of MBA and other Masters business degree courses, and an extensive range of short-course executive education, leadership development, and corporate learning options. As one of the leading business schools in South Africa, its terrain of knowledge and activity is local, African, and international. WBS academic faculty is drawn from a number of nationalities including Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ireland, USA and Madagascar. Approximately half of its academic fulltime staff is non-South African. The visiting faculty is primarily based in the United States, and it has representation from several other countries.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaStory on SA Competitiveness Forum: are invited to visit for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected]: www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

Should Film and Video Editors Have Demo Reels?

first_imgPlenty of filmmakers and videographers use demo reels to land work. But what about editors, and what should theirs include?Cover image via recklessstudios.When it comes to getting work as a film and video editor, should you have a demo reel? And if so, how do you make a really great one?That’s what someone asked me over email the other day, and it got me to thinking that, actually, showcasing an editor’s skill isn’t the same as doing so for a director of photography, a motion graphics artist, or even a colorist. An editor needs to be able to demonstrate structure, pacing, and emotions — just by juxtaposing one shot next to another, over and over.I would argue that an editor shouldn’t have a demo reel as we commonly think of one — a montage of your best bits cut to music — because it just shows you can cut a (hopefully flashy) montage but not much else. So the better question might be better “How can you effectively communicate your editing skills to prospective clients?”Photo via iamwayclick.First, I recommend that editors maintain a portfolio website that clients can easily access to find what they are looking for, based on the topic or genre they need. Clients almost always want to see that you have the experience they want, rather than just similar projects — if you’ve done a burger commercial, does that mean you can also do a beer commercial? (“But has he done liquids?”)So build a portfolio site categorized by topic — music videos, commercials, wedding videos, TV shows, animation etc. — so prospective clients can find what they’re looking for.Make sure you add a little bit of text to explain each project, including your role on the crew. Detail where the project appeared, who directed it, who it was for, and any feedback it received. This helps give context to the work.One thing to keep in mind when building your portfolio site, just like building a reel, is to showcase the kind of work you want to be doing. Shape your site around this content. When you’re just starting out, this might mean showcasing less work, as you build your back catalogue in your target area, but at least you’re presenting yourself to clients in the manner of your own choosing.(Adding spec work is totally fine, as long as you’re clear that it wasn’t commissioned by the brand.)Image via Gorodenkoff.If you’ve worked on a feature film or TV show and, for copyright reasons, you can’t show the whole thing, then see if you can either include a short scene or excerpt instead. This is also true if a full short film is quite long (15-20 mins+) — a client might not have the inclination to watch the entire thing. A 1-3 minute runtime is much more inviting.If you need to password-protect videos so that only clients can view them, that’s fine too, just make sure you include the password in your résumé or cover letter.How to Build a Better Demo ReelTraditionally, a demo reel showcases filmmaking talent in a succinct and entertaining manner. The idea is to stand out in the crowd and demonstrate that you can deliver the specific thing a client is seeking. But this format doesn’t work well if the required discipline in the scene is to hold a single shot for an uncomfortably long time. Would you hire an editor for a 60-second single shot showreel?I’ve previously shared some tips on putting together a demo reel, but I’ll condense them here:Keep it short.Frontload your best shots.Include only your best work.Don’t repeat work.Add text labels to explain your contribution.Include breakdowns of complex shots.End with your contact details.But as an editor, I would suggest that you approach things a little differently. Once you have your online portfolio together — with clear navigation and a range of genres and projects on display — then help people into your work with a “personal branded trailer.”How to Build a Personal Branded TrailerWhat do I mean by “personal branded trailer?”Essentially, it’s a short trailer (60-90 seconds) that sells you rather than your work. You might want to structure your trailer with titles that share your name, years of experience, skill-set, and previous clients. The idea is to shape a presentation of whom they will be working with, rather than just projects you’ve worked on (they’ll have your portfolio site for that). So this is a chance to cut a face-smashingly good trailer that highlights your editing abilities — and beyond.In terms of communicating your skill-set, find a creative approach to saying you know how to do everything from DIT duties to DCP delivery — or if you’ve got a special talent for VFX or sound design. If you want a masterclass on building a personal brand, this four-part tutorial from Carey Smith of Division05 is well worth your time.(In this first video Carey breaks down the demo reel (watch the original here) he will then re-build over the duration of the masterclass, and you can watch the immensely improved reel in part four here.)So think about the tone, temperament, and style you want to use to sell yourself — largely through beginning and ending title texts and music.You can also ask a friend to help you out or buy a title template you like and use that instead. Just make it look good, and make sure it’s consistent with the rest of your personal presentation.Jeff Pinilla’s Director/Editor reel comes close to what I’ve been laying out — in that he weaves shots of his work with audio clips from various artists and influencers about the creative process. This gives the reel some structure — which shows me Jeff is a storyteller. And it helps his reel stand out among the “just a music montage” crowd.For further inspiration check out this curated playlist on Vimeo for more great reels from a variety of disciplines.To sum it all up:Create a portfolio site that sets the tone for who you are and what want to do by showcasing only your best projects — and make that accessible with a slick personal trailer.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check these out.Review: The Illuminati — A Hands-Free Light MeterARRI Unveils New Pre-Owned ALEXA Camera Program5 Simple Tips for Fixing Out-of-Focus FootageEverything You Need to Know When Filming Food Videos10 Insights to Keep in Mind When Applying for Filmmaking Grantslast_img read more

Bahamas govt to assist cultural NGOs with registration

first_img Unified effort to help Fire Victims Related Items:michael pintard, ministry of youth, NGO, Sport & Culture Bahamas Senator gets help for Crooked Island Government Camps start July 1 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas July 20, 2017 — The Minister of Youth, Sport & Culture Micheal Pintard has said that the Government will pay half of the registration fees for NGOs focused on cultural work.Pintard made the statements at a meeting of cultural leaders at the Bishop Michael Eldon School on Saturday. Those present at the meeting included artisans, dance and drama performers and Junkanoo leaders. Pintard said that the creative industries is the fastest-growing sector in most countries and The Bahamas was behind in this industry. He said: “Those are the areas that are rapidly growing, multi, trillion dollar industries around the world. The Bahamas is one of those developing countries that have not yet gotten the memo. So, we have to change that.”He encouraged cultural practitioners to legally register their organizations and pledged government’s assistance with this process. “Half-way for us means that we are prepared to bring in house two attorneys who will sit in a room with those of you who have paper work completed to assist you in getting incorporated,” he added.Saying that it is important to monetize certain aspects of culture and talent, Pintard also told attendees that registration would open doors to them for international funding. “This will dramatically drive your cost down. Our goal is to make sure that all of you are properly registered, which will open up the doors for you to go out there and apply for funding for your product or your organization. Being registered will allow you to seek funding from overseas as well.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more