Red Stripe places strong focus on player development

first_imgThe title sponsor for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is hopeful that other corporate entities will hop on board its player development programme which enters into its second year this season.The RSPL Player Development Programme was initiated last season when the brewers signed a five-year deal with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) to be title sponsors for the most prestigious league in the land.So far, more than 70 players have passed through the programme – developing their off-field skills – which are expected to help them become more rounded individuals. The plan is to have as many as 350 players exposed to the training before the deal expires.”Last year was a great start and the players and the PLCA were happy with our commitment and interest in them,” said Toni-Ann Reid, assistant brand manager, Red Stripe.This year, another set of players is to be selected over the course of the next month by Red Stripe and the PLCA’s coaches to participate in the programme that involves training in the social graces to financial management.”We are looking at a set of 72 players again, six from each club,” said Reid. “We are sticking to the core modules we had before – conflict resolution, social media management, grooming and etiquette, financial planning and public speaking.”Reid revealed that the company would welcome other companies willing to partner with them for the undertaking.”We want them to become just as involved as we are. We all have assets we can bring to the table to get the players what they need, we just need to commit,” she said, pointing out that last season Citizen Security and Justice joined the programme to assist players to hone their skills in conflict resolution.Training modules”They did a phenomenal job through owning the conflict resolution training module and we hope to see more of that.”As part of the continuous tweaking of the respective modules, the players participating in this season’s programme will be required to do more media interviews. This, Reid said, will come about through the fostering of more robust relationships and partnerships with the media.”We want the media to get involved with the programme. Without the media, they won’t get the exposure or the experience they need,” Reid reasoned. “What we’ll be doing is trying to put the players to practice; dong more interviews as well as mentoring at-risk young adults in their communities. We are committed to giving the players meaningful training that will help set them up for the world stage.”Reid insisted that this season, the programme should be even better as the company tries to add greater value to what the players are exposed to during training.”Red Stripe as usual will always try to improve through better partnerships, better training programmes and getting the entire clubs involved,” she said.The players too, seem to have bought into what the programme is about. Kevaughn Frater, who last season played for Harbour View FC, said he found the programme quite relevant.”It’s good for the players. It’s a learning process because it’s not all about football, it’s teaching us how to be more respected. How you are is what defines you,” he said.last_img read more

Kings of the clutch

first_imgFor a change, Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel Beer made the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals more interesting.The Gin Kings engaged the Beermen in a nip-and-tuck battle last night before escaping with a thrilling 87-83 victory for a 3-2 edge in the series that featured blowouts in the first four games.ADVERTISEMENT Mendez, Kahlefeldt make it two-in-a-row in PH triathlon competitions Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After Balkman forced the issue and got smothered by Brownlee and Greg Slaughter in the paint, Arwind Santos and Chris Ross flubbed three attempts from beyond the arc with Ross entirely missing the mark in the last heave of the sequence.LA Tenorio split his freethrows in the ensuing play and sealed the Ginebra triumph with 2.9 seconds remaining.“We got the crucial Game 5. The war is out there still, but this is an important one,” said Cone. “Suddenly, we’re going for it on Wednesday (Game 6).”Balkman was a nightmare for the Kings, overpowering the Ginebra frontline in an almost no-relief effort of 34 points and 20 rebounds, nine of them off the offensive glass that erased the mistakes of his teammates.“We’re not yet out. We have to think positive and come out with a lot of energy on Wednesday,” said San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Thompson stepped on the plate when the defense clogged on Brownlee and Slaughter in the shaded area, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds with important possessions down the stretch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “I guess everybody got what they wanted, it was a close game,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone as the Kings moved within a game of clinching the series before a sellout crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night.“I remember calling a timeout and told them, ‘guys it’s all about playing great defense and making stops,’” added Cone, whose team efficiently responded by stifling Renaldo Balkman in a crucial play in the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’On the offensive front for the Kings, it was Scottie Thompson who made the big difference.The two-way guard scored six of Ginebra’s last seven points, including one off a nifty feed from Justin Brownlee inside the lane that put them ahead, 84-83, before the Beermen bungled several chances to alter the outcome. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

Argentine fans weep as WCup dream fades

first_img0Shares0000Fans of Argentina watch the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 match between Argentina and Croatia on a giant screen at San Martin square in Buenos Aires © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jun 22 – The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.“We lost very badly, they really humiliated us this time,” said 22-year-old Joaquin. “And now, on top of that, we’re depending on Nigeria!” After the abject 3-0 loss to Croatia, the team will have to beat Nigeria in their final game and hope other results go their way to advance.For even the most passionate fans here, that seems a tall order now.Lionel Messi came in for particular criticism after an under-par performance.“Messi, who keeps winning for Barcelona, who continues to deliver triumph after triumph for Barcelona, has given us nothing but defeats and sadness,” said an angry Miguel Angel Gutierrez, 50, wearing an “Albiceleste” wig.But this was no party in Buenos Aires as fans young and old hid their sky blue-and-white painted faces in their hands, the classic reflexes of cinemagoers at a horror movie.Some wept and others hugged each other like survivors at a disaster scene. One man stood and gestured angrily at the big screen as passes went astray on the pitch in Russia.The World Cup was supposed to provide a glitzy distraction for Argentines who have seen their purchasing power steadily eroded by subsidy cuts, IMF-inspired reforms, and a crippled national currency.“We are very sad because it’s all wrong! Just look at the dollar, we are very tired of everything. We trusted in this team,” a despondent Alfredo Dominguez, 48, said from under his blue-and-white-striped hat, which said “Messi 10”.The nation faced a long night of TV pundits arguing loudly about the shortcomings of Jorge Sampaoli’s misfiring team, and what he could do to inspire them for the next match against Nigeria.Zulma Suarez smiled sadly and sighed as she reflected on the shattered hopes of a nation that has already suffered through a 1-1 draw with Iceland in its first game.“I thought we would get there, that it would get easier as we went along. But well, as an Argentine, I feel my country in my heart.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Photography club to welcome new members tonight in Letterkenny

first_imgLKFoto is a photography club based in Letterkenny who host a meeting every second Monday in Arena 7 to discuss their shared interest.Tonight’s event is a meet and greet for new members, and it takes place in Arena 7 at 7pm in the Kelly’s Corner function room.The annual cost of joining the club is €30, which goes towards renting a function room in Arena 7 and for day trips. The club also invite guest speakers to share tips and advice to help bring your photography to the next level.Photography club to welcome new members tonight in Letterkenny was last modified: September 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennylkfotoPhotographylast_img read more


first_imgThe cover of the wonderful calendar by Geraldine Diver.After the hugely successful year enjoyed by Glenswilly, local photographer Geraldine Diver thought it would be a shame to let all those amazing memories sit in her camera.So Geraldine has gone and produced what can only be described as a superb calendar capturing all the best moments of life at Glenswilly GAA club.The calendar will go on sale at the Underage Presentation on Sunday evening at 6pm in the clubhouse. Priced at €10, they are excellent value and all proceeds of the calendar will be going towards the underage players activities and development.The calendars have been kindly sponsored by local business, Larkin’s of Newmills.So if you want Murphy, Big Neil, Copper, Shorty or Crawford on your wall for Christmas, then now is your chance!Tickets for the club’s dinner dance on the 29th of December will also be available on Sunday night.  WONDERFUL YEAR FOR GLENSWILLY CAPTURED IN STUNNING CALENDAR was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:calendarsGeraldine DiverGlenswilly GAA Clublast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Musical Society returns to the stage of An Grianan Theatre on March 1st next year with a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the show that began its 16 year run of acclaimed performances.A Grianan Theatre in LetterkennyAs ever, the society begins preparations at St Bernadette’s School in September, with the first gathering at 8 o’clock on Wednesday September 2nd. This is a change from the traditional Tuesday night, and will remain the case for the duration of this run of rehearsals.Open auditions will be held for all principal roles, and there are also many other opportunities for character portrayal and one line solos. The main roles are Jesus, a tenor who needs to have a very wide vocal range, as well as being a very good actor. Judas is a key figure who features prominently, another tenor, but with more of a rock feel to his music. Mary Magdalene is a soprano, and is the only main female role, but there are many other smaller roles for women. Peter is a tenor, who sings a very important duet with Mary Magdalene, and ensuring their voices are well matched will be a priority in casting that role.Pontius Pilate is a baritone with a strong voice and a stage presence to march, Herod is a tenor, and also needs to have a keen sense of comic timing, and ideally, some experience of dancing. Simon Zealotes is a baritone / tenor whose song on the day Jesus and his followers enter Jerusalem is a vital one in setting the scene, and the other nine apostles are a mixture of male voices, from tenor to bass.Caiaphas, the high priest, is a bass, Annas, his side kick is a baritone / tenor, both are somewhat sinister and imposing, as are the other three priests who are also required.Of course, there are choral parts, with several crowd scenes and choruses, and a strong group of dancers will also be required. Anyone intending to audition for a role is being asked to look at YouTube or other services, learn a song from that character and be ready to audition on September 2nd. The hope is to have the show provisionally cast relatively quickly, and then get into rehearsals.For more information and the latest updates, go to Facebook and search for Letterkenny Musical Society Public Information Page.The show will be directed by Billy Patterson, and choreographed by Jessica Peoples, who joins the LMS for the first time. The Musical Director will be Mark Bradley, assisted by his brother Gerard, both of whom have had a long association with the society.FANCY A PART IN ‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’? was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more

Three youths believed to be behind Aura burglary

first_imgGardaí have revealed that three youths are the main suspects behind a recent burglary at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.The leisure centre was broken into last Tuesday, 30th April, between 11.20pm and 11.30pm.Nothing was taken in the incident, while it is believed that the suspects were spooked by the alarm and fled shortly after gaining entry. However, significant damage was caused to the pool-side emergency exit door.A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “We believe that the burglary was carried out by three youths wearing dark clothing or hoodies with their hoods up.”An appeal has been launched for witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward and assist with the investigation.  Any information to Letterkenny Garda Station would be appreciated in relation to this incident on 074/9167100 or to the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 11.   Three youths believed to be behind Aura burglary was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Impressive new Mitsubishi L200 launching this August at DMG Motors

first_imgDMG Motors is delighted to announce the introduction of the all New L200 Double Cab model.The new Mitsubishi L200 is more rugged, solid and robust than ever before. With sculpted lines and bold features, the new L200 is designed for toughness from grille to tailgate. Since being introduced in 1978 the L200 Double Cab has been developed as a ‘Sport Utility Truck’ that reaches new heights of reliability, go anywhere toughness, interior comfort and manoeuvrability. This impressively intelligent and confident vehicle will be available to test drive and order at DMG Motors showroom on the Clar Road from August 2019. Call 0749721396 now to speak to the team for more information.The 2019 Mitsubishi L200 – coming to DMG Motors Donegal Town August 2019DMG Motors, Clar Road Donegal TownWhat’s new with the Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab?With a revitalised design under the concept ‘‘Rock Solid’’ that embodies, both inside and out, the full essence of its ‘‘Engineered Beyond Tough’’ development keyphrase – the front face incorporates the new-generation ‘‘Dynamic Shield’’. The high engine hood line and stronger-looking lamps give the new model a more powerful and imposing front face  The new L200 will be available in 3 trims, Business (Manual), Intense (Manual or Automatic) and Instyle (Automatic).It features a 2.2L Turbocharged Diesel engine providing remarkable fuel economy and impressively low CO2 emissions while meeting the latest strict Euro led temp emissions standards and producing the power and efficiency required. The L200 comes with a new 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode that optimises gear ratios, improving fuel economy and engine quietness even at high speeds, offering you total control with the flick of a level for a sporty, manual-like driving experience.The 2019 Mitsubishi L200 – coming to DMG Motors Donegal Town August 2019The addition of an Off-Road Mode to the New L200 improves vehicle traction by selecting between GRAVEL, MUD/SNOW, SAND or ROCK* settings – the engine output, transmission setting and braking adjust accordingly to optimise performance.And it is equipped with a range of new intelligent safety features-Forward Collision Mitigation, Automatic High-Beam, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Multi Around View Monitor and more. The New L200 offers outstanding value for money with the Business model starting from €35,000, with the best selling version starting from €37,850 (Intense Manual) to €41,935 for the highly specified, top of the range model (Instyle Auto). Overall, the new model features significant improvements and enhancements to the durability and reliability required by the commercial user and to the comfort and ride sought by the private user. The newly sculpted body curves with contrasting sharp lines, extended wheel flares and bright accents embody the strength of a Mitsubishi Motors truck and add modernity. The lighting and bumper parts become part of the tough design, framing the front and rear designs and adding visual width. The restyled interior of the L200 expresses a modern and robust feeling with frame surroundings for the switch panel and air outlets. A high quality look is created by soft pad materials and stitching on the floor console, armrests and parking brake.  The 2019 Mitsubishi L200 – coming to DMG Motors Donegal Town August 2019New L200 4WD models are fitted with wither Super-Select 4WD, which delivers optimum traction and handling characteristics for any given surface, or Easy- Select 4WD, which simplifies switching between drive modes for different road surfaces. With the addition of new drive modes, both 4WD systems deliver improved off-road performance. The all New L200 retains the current model’s high-durability, high-reliability ladder-type frame and high impact-safety cabin structure while featuring class-leading advanced active safety and driver assistance systems. Systems providing all-direction safety and reassurance are: Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), which can detect vehicles and pedestrians ahead; Blind Spot Warning (BSW), which helps avoid sideswiping another vehicle when changing lanes by detecting vehicles behind or at the rear quarter and alerting the driver with an audible alert and flashing light in their door mirror; Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) which, in the same way, helps avoid collisions when reversing – great for use in car parks; Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation 6System (UMS) which reduces accidents resulting from improper use of the accelerator when moving off or reversing in car parks and other confined spaces.The 2019 Mitsubishi L200 – coming to DMG Motors Donegal Town August 2019Providing convenient driver assistance are the Multi Around View Monitor, which generates a bird’s eye view image of the area around the vehicle, and Parking Sensors. Braking performance and feel are improved with the use of larger front discs and caliper pistons; Ride is improved with the use of larger rear dampers which contain more damping oil; Changing to a 6-speed A/T from the current 5- speed A/T to allow smoother, more powerful acceleration and improved refinement. Book your test drive now at DMG Motors showroom on the Clar Road from August 2019. Call 0749721396 now to speak to the team for more information.The 2019 Mitsubishi L200Impressive new Mitsubishi L200 launching this August at DMG Motors was last modified: August 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DMG MOTORSDonegal Townmitsubishimotoringlast_img read more

Enceladus Spray-Paints Its Neighbors’ Yards

first_imgSaturn’s moon Enceladus is not only Yellowstone unto itself.  Its shares the National Park experience with its neighbors.  The geyser spray coats nearby moons white like snow. and National Geographic are calling this a case of “cosmic graffiti.”  How did scientists catch the tagger?    The original paper in Science describes how on 13 Jan. 2005, on a rare night when the Sun, Earth and Saturn were almost perfectly aligned, scientists used the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the “geometric albedo” of Saturn’s moons.  This is the brightness of a body at the moment the sun’s phase angle approaches zero.  The albedo of the 11 moons embedded in Saturn’s E-ring turned out to be much brighter than expected – by a factor of about 1.5.  The only way they could explain this is by hypothesizing that the ice particles ejected by Enceladus (07/11/2006) are sandblasting the nearby moons and coating them with a whitewash of ice.  The bodies affected include the large moons Rhea and Dione as well as smaller ones Tethys, Mimas and others.    The original paper said nothing about life, but National Geographic couldn’t resist.  “Enceladus’s geysers have made the moon a hot spot for astronomers looking for signs of life in space,” the article said.  “If the geysers are drawing from pockets of water below the moon’s surface, as some theories suggest, those reservoirs could harbor an intriguing variety of primitive life-forms much like those found in Earth’s deep-ocean hydrothermal vents.”  One of the scientists cautioned against speculation, though, saying that we don’t yet understand the nature of the geysers.    Saturn is nicely placed in the sky right now, according to a JPL press release.  At opposition (opposite the sun from Earth), it’s high in the sky all night till April, and the rings are nearly wide open.  Many people have remembered their first view of Saturn through a telescope as a thrilling experience.  Some astronomers made their career choice because of it.1Anne Verbiscer, Richard French, Mark Showalter, Paul Helfenstein, “Enceladus: Cosmic Graffiti Artist Caught in the Act,” Science, 9 February 2007: Vol. 315. no. 5813, p. 815, DOI: 10.1126/science.1134681.How long could this spray-painting be going on?  Is it plausible that Enceladus has been doing this for 4.5 billion years?  If not, why is it doing it now?  This is the question nobody seems to be asking.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Effective Pre-Production: Collaboration Between the Cinematographer and Editor

first_imgAlthough the cinematographer and editor work in different phases of projects, by collaborating early, their synched efforts will result in a better final film.It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting a $250 million blockbuster or a micro-budget short, filmmaking is a collaborative art form. Directors rely on their crew and must coordinate the efforts of each person, in particular the department heads, in order to see their vision to fruition.Two of these key personnel on any movie are the cinematographer and editor. Let’s get the basics out of the way first, and look at what each of these positions does. If you’re more of an industry vet jump down to the next section, “Planning the Shots”.Cinematographers and Film EditorsThe cinematographer, also known as the director of photography (D.P.), is responsible for photographing the motion picture and overseeing the camera crew and lighting team. On low-budget films, the D.P. might be the sole person responsible for lighting and may also act as the camera operator. The cinematographer’s primary responsibility occurs during the principal photography stage of production, but they must also spend a great deal of effort during prep and may even oversee the color grading during post production.Image from Tamara Podolchak (Wikimedia)The editor, on the other hand, mostly works during post-production by taking the shot footage and making decisions on how to best put the project together. During principal photography, the editor’s main responsibility is to organize the dailies and sync the sound. On larger productions, you’ll have an entire team of people handling picture edit, sound and color grading, but on smaller films, you may have a single person responsible for all of the post-production. The final product is in the hands of the editor.It seems that these two critical jobs would not overlap—the D.P. shoots and the editor takes the footage and turns it into a movie. However, the one phase where they should collaborate is pre-production, which Alfred Hitchcock considered to be the most important stage of filmmaking.Some low budget filmmakers prefer to do one or both of these jobs in addition to directing, as it saves money and resources and is often perceived as preserving the director’s vision. However, it is better to have different people serve as the D.P. and editor. The D.P. will carry out the director’s wishes with lighting schemes and angles, but can also offer a second set of eyes to make sure all of the technical aspects of the shots are completed while the director focuses on the overall picture, including talent, art direction, continuity, etc. An editor brings in objectivity to post-production and can “kill the darlings” — cutting shots and scenes that the director can’t bear to part with but need to go for the sake of the film.Planning the ShotsDuring pre-production, the D.P. must work with the director to know what style of filmmaking they should use in the making of their movie, as well as how to plan the day-to-day activities. The D.P. will know how long certain shots will take to set up and can schedule accordingly. But where does the editor fit into this?If the editor participates with developing the shot list, he or she will have a clear understanding of what to expect upon delivery of the footage. Oftentimes the editor sees the footage for the first time while watching the dailies and then must make sense of all the disparate images they receive. However, if the editor participates in pre-production, then he or she has a clear sense of what the director wants in the final film.Editors are storytellers, but from a technical end. They know how the pieces fit together to effectively communicate dramatic and emotional expression to the audience, as well as determining proper pacing of the story. All films will benefit if the editor is involved in the early stages of planning, working with the cinematographer so that both are on the same page about how the director wants the story to unfold visually.Traditionally, the shots are planned by the director through developing a shot list and then commissioning storyboards to illustrate those shots. Storyboards are made either by hand-drawing them, using computer-aided programs like FrameForge 3D or taking still photographs to replicate what will be shot on set. Both the D.P. and the editor can add their expertise during the storyboarding stage to ensure the proper footage is acquired during principal photography.Correcting Problems in AdvanceOne of the biggest problems facing filmmakers is whether or not the footage they shoot will actually cut well together. A lot rides on this, including consistent performance from the actors and continuity of props, costumes, hair and makeup, actor placement, etc. The director of photography needs to worry about camera placement and gathering appropriate footage that the editor can use.For instance, the camera crew has to adhere to the 180 degree rule, otherwise editing becomes much more difficult. The D.P. and camera operator should be aware of this, yet mistakes are constantly made that require the editor to “fix it in post.” With the editor’s help in pre-production, shots can be properly planned to avoid these types of situations. While it’s easy for the D.P. to pass off problems to the editor to handle after photography is completed, doing so can create problems that are detrimental to the finished film. You don’t want to have to salvage a scene through clumsy editing. It’s better to have the scene play out naturally without any distracting edits that pull the audience out of the story.Additionally, an editor can identify other potential editing problems ahead of time and suggest supplementary ideas for coverage. For instance, if the director is planning an extended take, an editor can see opportunities for alternate shots to cut to in case the extended take doesn’t work. The editor can also point out places where insert shots and cutaways can be used for the best effect.Getting the Right LookThe director of photography works hard to create a specific look for the film by choosing angles, lenses and lighting schemes. Not only does the lighting provide illumination for the actors, but it also creates a mood through brightness level, direction of the light and color—all of which, to varying degrees, can be altered in post-production. During pre-production, the D.P. should communicate his or her intentions to the editor who can then plan out how to approach the final color correction and grading.Image from Blackmagic Design for DaVinci ResolveAnother person, other than the picture editor, may be the one responsible for performing the color correction and grading after the picture lock is complete, but the editor will probably oversee this process (especially in lower budget projects). The editor and D.P. should collaborate on what color design would be best for the film. Also, the editor can discuss what tools he has available, which will allow the D.P. to use the proper settings on the camera to effectively capture the image in the best way for use in the post-production programs.Successful CollaborationThe director needs to act as a ringmaster in coordinating the efforts of all the various departments, especially cinematography and editorial. These department heads need to be brought in as early as possible to prep the film and work out any potential problems, provide a unified effort toward the completion of the movie and to support each other with their duties and responsibilities. Your film and your audience will appreciate it.last_img read more