Pons, Galanza take breather during Holy Week lull

first_imgView comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Melton ruled out for the rest of PBA PH Cup Finals In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ If Galanza’s hometown of Laguna is just a few hours away from Manila, Pons’ home province of Negros Occcidental is situated on a whole other island group.The FEU leader said she chose to spend her break alone in Manila, but she didn’t forget to fulfill her Catholic duties as she plans to go the different churches in the capital.“I can’t go back home because it’s just a few days and the fare is also very expensive,” said Pons in Filipino. “I’ll just go to church here in Manila, and spend time in the dorm.”ADVERTISEMENT Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there are players in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament who opted to train during the Holy Week—cue La Salle and Ateneo—there  were also some used the short break to get some much needed breather.Captains of their respective teams, Bernadeth Pons and Jema Galanza chose to use Good Friday and Black Saturday as their own version of a long weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Although the two captains will be having their little vacations in the middle of the second round, Galanza and Pons have a different approach on how they will take their breaks.Galanza said she’d be with her family and go to their hometown of Liliw, Laguna where she’d spend the Holy Week the traditional Catholic way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This will be only time that I will get to spend some time with my family and we’ll go to the province to relax a little bit,” said the Adamson skipper in Filipino. “We’d all be in the house together then we’ll go to church and join the procession.”As for Pons, her break will be spent a little different than Galanza’s. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

‘Finally clicked’: Naomi Osaka says better focus behind stellar run

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Osaka, the eighth seed in Beijing, similarly thrashed unseeded American Danielle Collins 6-1, 6-0 in the previous round and is showcasing the ruthlessness that saw her beat Williams in a controversial New York final.The Japanese will face home hope Zhang Shuai in the last eight in the Chinese capital after Zhang pulled off a shock in defeating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissChina Open organizers have had the players competing in a “chopstick challenge” and Zhang and the German Kerber are currently winning.Told that she was well behind both with her score, Osaka joked: “We’re not talking about that. MOST READ Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return during her women’s singles third round match against Julia Goerges of Germany at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERHer chopstick skills might not be the best but Naomi Osaka says an improvement in her focus is behind a run of success that culminated in winning the US Open.The 20-year-old, who stunned Serena Williams to win her maiden Grand Slam last month, was devastating against 10th seed Julia Goerges of Germany on Thursday, winning 6-1, 6-2 in 65 minutes to speed into the China Open quarter-finals.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Osaka meets unseeded Zhang next after the Chinese world number 45 emerged from a see-saw battle with third seed Kerber.Zhang, 29, grabbed the first set 6-1, before reigning Wimbledon champion Kerber fought back to win the second 6-2.Zhang stepped up a gear in the decider, taking the set with a comprehensive 6-0 to thrill the home crowd. Kerber said that she had been troubled by a problem with her right knee, but refused to blame that for the defeat.“I was not feeling the best at the beginning of the match, but then I was playing better and better,” said the 30-year-old.“At the end she played a good third set — she took her chances and played a really solid match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments #KicksStalker: New LeBron 16 is built for the strong Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Come on, with Shuai, let’s face it… But the thing is, I hold chopsticks in a weird way anyways.”Turning more serious, the world number six, said: “On the court I have to think ‘focus’ because it’s not something that’s natural to me.“It’s something that I’ve been working on throughout this whole year and I think it finally clicked, or at least it’s more consistent.”Osaka, who appears increasingly at ease with the media, joking and chatting freely, said that she had also brought more consistency to her game.“Not so many unforced errors (compared to a year ago). I’m not sure how many I hit today, but sometimes last year I think I was hitting a lot.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

MFDP Begins Consultation on Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda Policy

first_imgAssistant finance minister Benedict Kolubah presents the concept of Pro-poor Towards the Development of PAPDThe Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has begun a week-long consultation meeting to solicit citizen’s views from citizens in the diaspora on what development should be prioritized under President George Manneh Weah’s Pro-Poor agenda policy.The meeting, which started on Monday, 23 April at the Paynesville City Hall, under the theme: “National Development Planning Sectoral Consultation Towards Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PADA)” with sub-theme: “Promoting a Participatory Development Planning Process” will address five thematic areas including health, infrastructures, education, youth development and the economy.The consultation brought together government officials from line Ministries and Agencies, partners, private sector, among others, under the theme; Promoting Participatory Development Planning Process.Giving an overview of the exercise, Tanneh Brunson, deputy finance minister for budget, noted that if the policy should be effected, the government should begin by ensuring greater equity at the start of the growth process, citing land rights or by decreasing inequality during the growth process, such as making low skilled jobs more readily available and thereby pushing up wages among the poor.According to her, the objective is to obtain input from participants to adequately identify pro-poor policies which are directly impacting on poverty, and do not have unfavorable consequences on growth and may even promote it.The consultation brought together government officials from line Ministries and Agencies, partners and private sector, among others“As we deliberate, and develop our path out of poverty, we have to focus not only on the growth of opportunities, but also on internal constraints, on aspirations and behaviors that limit poor people’s ability to participate. Let’s us also sustained process of poverty reduction by making sure that our strategy focuses on reducing inequality, through redistribution of assets or income.“So the objective of this engagement is to obtain your input as we identify pro-poor policies which directly impacting on poverty do not have unfavorable consequences on growth and may even promote it,” she said.According to her, public policies need to influence both the process of generation and distribution of income in such a way as to disproportionately benefit the poor.Assistant Minister for Budget at Finance, Benedict Kolubah said the ministry hopes to achieve an inclusive and participatory national development plan that considers the plights of people in the diasporas, the sectors, counties, and ever here for the next five years.“We are following the principles of development, because we have partners that are supporting us, including the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP) and others are interested in the plan that we have develop so they can make they inputs that will be beneficiary to this government,” Kolubah added.According to him, the pro-poor agenda considers five thematic areas, including Agriculture, Health, Infrastructure Development, Youth Development, and the Economy that would be prioritized in the next five years.He said in line with mandate from President George Manneh Weah, the current effort is aimed at identifying interventions that would lift the people from one level to another, explaining that in the 2018, 2019 national budget US$78 million is allotted to prioritize these five thematic areas.“We expected to have a national development plan by June this year, to have the launch, and move from one county to another to gather views to have the plan achieve its goals,” said Kolubah.Presenting on the concept of Pro-poor Towards the Development of PAPD, Benedict Kolubah, assistant finance minister, told the gathering that under President Weah led government over 250,000 youth will benefit as part of the youth reorientation an empowerment program.He said they will establish and operate comprehensive integrated sports academy programs in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES

first_imgSt Marys Club Bingo continues in Hall on Tues at 8.30 Lotto results for 9-04-13 KK,AM,TY,WH 5 matched 2 M.Harkin J. C.Moore, E.Jnr Mc Bride, A. Wilson Convoy ,M.Mc Cormick Bingo Nx Weeks Jackpot €3200.Gaelic for Mothers and Others takes place on Wed at 8.30 new players always welcome.Senior Ladies had an excellent win over Dungloe on Friday at Home .After a close first half and going in at the Break down 1-03 to 1-02 the ladies were on fire in the second half with Goals from Grace Doherty ,Erica Wilson and Sarah Allan the ladies had a comfortable win in the end. Final score St Marys 5-10 Dungloe 1-04.G.Doherty 2-05 S.Allan 1-01 E.Wilson 1-0 D.Mc Elhinney 1-0 S.Friel 0-1 V.Kelly 0-1N. Mailey 0-2 Training for Underage continues on Fri evening from 6-7 new Players welcomeU14 Girls Training Sat Morning at 10 New players are welcome come along girls a great way to keep fit and meet new friends.U 14 boys Game v Mc Cumhaills Players be at pitch for 6.30 for 7pm throw in bring €2 and Mouth guard.Minors boys lost away to a strong Downing’s side on Friday evening. St Mary’s ReservesSt Marys reserves 2.11 Moville 2.06. a tough game for reserves from a much improved Moville team. Teams were fairly even at half time, an own goal from the Moville keeper keeping us in touch. in the second some great work by skipper Seamus o Donnell yielded points from Ryan Bonner and a superb catch , turn and point from Gavin Sweeney. Shane McLaughlin, who played with a dislocated finger, got a very snappy point. Another two goals from both teams left the winning margin five points. John Anthony was rocklike at full back, yielding little, with good running support from Michael Patton, Oisin Porter and Keelen Gillen.St Marys SeniorsSt Marys recorded their third win of the Season away to Moville on a score line of 1-04 to 10 points. St Marys had a commanding lead going in at the break but Moville fought back in the 2nd half St Marys ran out the winners with P. Blake scoring 5 of St Mary’s points.P.Blake 0-5 A.Browne E.Patterson P.Mailey B.Bonner L .Mc Mullan 0-1 GAA NEWS: ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 15th, 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:convoySt Maryslast_img read more

Letterkenny lane officially renamed after important local figure

first_imgThe Bank Lane in Letterkenny has been formally renamed in recognition of an important historical figure, former minister and MP John Kinnear.The newly named Kinnear Lane is located off Main Street behind AIB bank.The renaming of the area was proposed to the council by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh two years ago. He has warmly welcomed the completion of the project this week and thanked the Letterkenny Historical Society for bringing the suggestion to his attention. “I want to thank the council for erecting the sign. It’s good to have the recognition for Dr Kinnear, he made a huge contribution to Letterkenny,” Cllr Kavanagh said.The new signage at Kinnear Lane, formerly Bank Lane. Photo: Cllr Jimmy KavanaghJohn Kinnear (1824 – 1909) was born in Tyrone but lived most of his life in Letterkenny. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1848 and was the first clergyman to be elected as an MP.He served as a Liberal MP for Donegal from 1880 to 1885 and was a noted Tenants Rights campaigner.“He had an amazing life,” said Cllr Kavanagh, “He was a clergyman, he was an MP, elected on Tenants Rights. He was really standing up for the poorest people. “He had a very tragic life too. He lost all his three daughters to consumption and his wife died very young. He is buried at Conwal Parish Church.”The new signage is also set to benefit the Letterkenny Walking Tours, as the area is one of their stopping points.Letterkenny lane officially renamed after important local figure was last modified: August 12th, 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) Tags:bank laneCllr Jimmy Kavanaghjohn kinnearkinnear laneletterkenny historical societylast_img read more

HIV: ‘still more prevention needed’

first_imgTo reduce new HIV infections by at least 50% by using a combination of prevention approaches;To initiate at least 80% of eligible patients on antiretroviral treatment with 70% being alive and on treatment five years after initiation;To reduce the number of new TB infections as well as deaths from TB by 50%;To ensure an enabling and accessible legal framework that protects and promotes human rights in order to support the implementation of the NSP; andTo reduce self-reported stigma related to HIV and TB by at least 50%. The country also adopted the “three zeros” agreed to at the United Nations high level meeting in New York this June as a vision for the next 20 years. In addition, a fourth zero has been added, which aims to eliminate HIV transmission from mother- to-child. The four zeros are “zero new HIV and TB infection; zero new infections due to mother to child transmission; zero preventable deaths associated with HIV and TB, and zero discrimination associated with HIV and TB”. Source: BuaNews 9 February 2012 While South Africa is doing well in preventing mother-to-child transmission, President Jacob Zuma has called for greater effort in the general prevention of HIV/Aids. “While we are doing well with regards to treatment and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, general prevention efforts must also be accelerated,” Zuma said during his State of the Nation address to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday. “We also wish to encourage South Africans to live healthier lives to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension,” he said. Zuma congratulated the health sector as well as the South African National Aids Council led by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on the success of the HIV/Aids programme. On World Aids Day on 1 December, Zuma launched the new National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV/Aids 2012-2016, which promises to do much more to tackle TB and issues of violence against women. The NSP proposes to deal with HIV, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis by adopting a holistic approach which includes preventative and therapeutic measures. It brings together five succinct goals and four aims, whose combined purpose is to quash new HIV infections. The five goals are:last_img read more

Trade-In: Exchange or Deception?

first_imgLearn IoT from Company Leaders Related Posts New Wave of Online Education: Helping Quiet Chi… How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… 6 Creativity-Boosting Activities You Can Do at … I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.Our attention to ourselves, to our daily routine and habits, is very important. Things that may seem insignificant, are pieces of a big puzzle called life. I want to encourage people to be more attentive to their well-being, improve every little item of it and become healthier, happier, stronger. All of us deserve that. And I really hope that my work helps to make the world better. Amelia Grant Flyers are tempting us to quickly and easily exchange an old car for a new one. They assure us that this trade-in and trade-off is profitable. Not all drivers fully understand what the essence of the Trade-In service is, what is it good for and is there a catch to it?In many civilized countries, the Trade-In service has been operating successfully for a long time. The vast majority of Americans, for example, have no idea how to independently sell their used car.Old cars are usually discarded and disposed of, and the one that is still serviceable changes for a new one but with an additional charge. All the rest is the dealerships problem. He can put a used car in his salon or sell it through specialized auctions, from where American cars are distributed around the world.Another illustrative example of the efficient operation of the trade-in service several years ago was demonstrated by Germany. In the midst of the economic crisis, they developed a program to support the domestic auto industry, according to which everyone who bought a new car received 2500 euros for their old one.Advantages of Trade-InsSave Your TimeThe first and most important advantage of a trade-in is the tremendous amount of time you save. To sell a used car, you need to regularly give free ads to specialized publications, wait for someone to pay attention to your car, call and ask a hundred questions, ask to see it personally. And so it can go on for months. And if you are still lucky, and the buyer is found, you will have to re-register the documents yourself and stand in lines. Basically, selling a car yourself is time-consuming and at times could be frustrating. Some drivers prefer an even faster way to get rid of their used car. There are a lot of companies lately that will buy your car for cash. This option is not as profitable (you won’t get as much for your car), but it’s really fast and convenient. It’s a good solution for those who need to get rid of a car really fast, for example, if they are moving to a different country soon. Fewer ProblemsArriving at a car dealership that provides a trade-in service (and there are a lot of them), the owner of a used car gets rid of a lot of the problems described above. As a rule, dealers take upon themselves all the concerns for completing the necessary documents and do it very quickly. In fact, it is possible to become the legal owner of a new car within 5-6 hours without any risk of encountering fraud, which there is a lot of lately. And if for some reason you don’t have enough money for a new car, you can ask the dealer for a loan.Great OpportunitiesBy the way, trade-ins are not only for used cars but also for new vehicles. This also makes sense. For example, when there is a desire to change something in your life, and there is no possibility to pay for it. When you trade-in your old car for a new one, there is less risk of you having problems with that car since it’s new. Such an acquisition may be beneficial in terms of price. Limitations of Trade-In SystemThe process of selling used cars is not easy. You need to find a place to store cars, hire staff, and equip a car service center. All this is expensive, so car dealerships use any possible opportunity to try and “knock down” the price, finding fault with every little thing. To do this, diagnostic stations have a special price list, in which all the shortcomings have their monetary value, sometimes unreasonably high.As a result, the estimated value of a used car is 5-10% lower. Add to this the costs of the procedure of technical and legal diagnostics, paperwork, pre-sales preparation, and you will receive a drop in the final price of up to 20%.As a rule, at the first meeting, the client does not agree with the estimated value of the car, as his own vision of the price of the car is much higher. This is normal because the seller always wants to get the maximum profit from their vehicle.A lot will depend on the make, model, and condition of the car you’re selling, but it also happens that the prices for new cars that are available through trade-in are obviously higher. In addition, not every vehicle is suitable for exchange. The car dealership is very reluctant to deal with cheap or, on the contrary, expensive, rare and exclusive copies. That’s because with cheaper cars, there is less profit to be made. On the other hand, rare and expensive models will require costly repairs to get them ready to be re-sold and there is a smaller market for them as well. How to Do It RightIf you are ready to accept less money for your car in order to save your own time and to avoid risks, then a trade-in might be a good option for you. Go to a dealership that has the car you want to upgrade to and see how much they are willing to give you for your old car. Usually, the dealership will want to do a diagnostics on your car to see everything that’s wrong with it before offering you a price. Once your car goes thorough diagnosis, they will inform you how much they will pay for the trade-in. If it suits you, enter into an agreement and wait for the completion of the formalities. If you are not satisfied – take the documents and leave. The only required item is diagnostics. You have to pay for it anyway. In order to avoid misunderstandings, find out the value of your car in advance. Tags:#business#Trade-In last_img read more

How to Frame a Long Shot Like a Master Cinematographer

first_imgLearn how to frame a Long Shot the Conrad L. Hall way. Break down the work of a ten-time Oscar nominee by learning the difference between a Long Shot and Extreme Long Shot.Top image via El Cine De HollywoodConrad L. Hall, ASC is a ten-time nominee for the Best Cinematography Academy Award, winning three times for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty, and posthumously for Road to Perdition — also winning three Best Cinematography BAFTA awards for the same films.  He earned four Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases from the American Society of Cinematographers, who also honored him with an ASC Lifetime Achievement Award.Image: Road to Perdition long shot via DreamWorks SKGThe long shot (not to be confused with a long take) is the widest of all the standard camera shots. They are often used as establishing shots to set up the context and space of a scene. The long shot is also called a full shot or a wide shot — which we also examined through the work of Robert Richardson.Author’s Note: This is a continuation of the ongoing series of cinematographer shot breakdowns. For more, I highly recommend checking out the medium shots of Roger Deakins, the wide shots of Robert Richardson, low-angle shots, high-angle shots, close-up shots, as well as the introductory 7 Standard Shots Every Cinematographer Must Know.Long Shot (AKA: Wide Shot, Full Shot)Image: American Beauty long shot via DreamWorks SKGLong shots often show the scale, distance, and location of a scene. They don’t always feature characters, but if they do — the subjects traditionally should be framed from head to toe. That is a rule that Conrad L Hall frequently breaks, which is why he is the focus of this breakdown.People think you’re a genius for planning something like that, when in reality you were just smart enough to notice it and exploit it. — Conrad L Hall, ASCWhen we covered Robert Richardson’s wide shots, many of his characters were portrayed as heroes standing tall in frame. In Conrad L. Hall’s long shots, we often find that many of the characters featured are either broken down emotionally or are overwhelmed by their situation. That means the way the shots are framed are completely different, as Hall often uses empty space to make his subjects feel smaller.Image: American Beauty long shot via DreamWorks SKGTake the above example from American Beauty, in which Lester Burnham (played by Kevin Spacey) sits slump-shouldered in the middle of a boring room. If he was standing, he’d have a much larger presence in the frame — yet the purpose of this long shot is to make him feel insignificant.I chose this frame for several reasons. It’s possibly one of the most “Conrad Hall” examples to further explain the DP’s style. When Hall uses long shots, we often find that characters are seated. Another one of his trademarks is cutting off the feet of the subject. He often frames from just above the ankles — whether the character is seated or standing. Also, note the door in the corner. Conrad L Hall uses doors and door frames to either add value to another characters entrance, or as a frame within a frame. Let’s take a look at examples of each of those signature looks, and a few more.Long Shot: Frame Within a FrameImage: In Cold Blood long shot via Columbia PicturesConrad Hall’s long shots tend to focus more on individual characters, rather than the location itself. He uses locations and sets to draw attention to a character’s emotional state, often framing his characters within a door frame. Below you can see Michael Sullivan (played by Tom Hanks) in Road to Perdition standing at the foot of his bed.Image: Road to Perdition long shot via DreamWorks SKGSullivan is perfectly framed between the door frame and the door itself. There are also leading lines all over this shot. Leading lines are the subliminal lines and paths that point a viewers eyes towards a subject. It’s a cinematography tool that gets the audience to look where you want them to. In this shot, notice on the trim on the walls direct your eyes towards the door frame, and the lines on the open door direct you right towards the main character. There is even the much more direct leading line of the bed post pointing directly at Hank’s head.It’s a great shot, and one of many from Road to Perdition I will reference — which truly is one of my favorite films of all time. Not only is the cinematography top notch, but the film on the whole is just tremendous.Image: In Cold Blood long shot via Columbia PicturesAnother great example of a long shot frame within a frame is this one Hall shot for In Cold Blood. Once again leading lines direct you straight to the character in the door frame. The film is an adaptation of the Truman Capote true-crime novel, and this shot brings the entire eerie story to life.Image: Marathon Man long shot via Paramount PicturesHere is another well-composed long shot from Marathon Man. Multiple frames balance the character in the center. You have the main vault doorway center, with a balanced frame of the door on the left and a trash can on the right. Then behind we have another rectangular door frame with bars, then another frame in the metallic circle. Beautiful.While Conrad Hall does frequently use doors to create a frame within a frame (or a frame within a frame within a frame within a frame), the concept can be created in a variety of other ways. Another one of my favorites from Road to Perdition is this interrogation scene below.Image: Road to Perdition long shot via DreamWorks SKGWe see two characters in a warehouse framed by the silhouette of Michael Sullivan’s legs. It’s a voyeuristic view, as Sullivan’s son is peeking in on the scene. With the frame drawing our direction center, and with the overhead light pointing straight down onto the interrogation, we can’t help but be captivated by the conversation.Image: Cool Hand Luke close-up long shot via Warner Bros.Here’s a great frame within a frame from Cool Hand Luke. Is this a long shot, or a close-up? Well it’s a close-up, but it’s also a frame within a frame reflection of a long shot. It’s a really unique way to frame the prisoners.Beauty comes from contrast. I love contrast, either the lack of it or the abundance of it. – Conrad L HallLong Shot: ConversationsImage: Tequila Sunrise long shot via Warner Bros.Long shots are great for capturing conversations. Most long shots tend to be intercut with two medium shots or two close-ups of each character speaking. Hall uses them to put the audience in the location. The above silhouette is a play on the title Tequila Sunrise, where Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell sit on a swing set.They are beautifully framed within the A-frame of the swing set, but you should also note how their silhouettes are also framed by the mountains and water. It adds an epic scale to the space, while also using some stellar background lighting from the sun.The cinematographer was frequently asked how many nights he needed to get the shot just right; he revealed that he shot the sequence like a commercial, using a portable swing set that could be moved so that the setting sun was always in the ideal spot. “Contrast is what makes photography interesting,” he maintained, “and there is more than one way to create it. I used all of those techniques on Tequila Sunrise.” – American CinematographerImage: Searching for Bobby Fischer long shot via Paramount PicturesYou’ll quickly realize that Hall often has characters seated in long shots. In another example, here is a look at two young chess players competing in the Conrad Hall-lensed film Searching for Bobby Fischer. The added headroom may seem a bit excessive, but were the characters adults — this would seem like a traditional shot. The emphasis is on the youth of the characters. Also, once again notice all the leading lines. The table legs stand center frame pointing straight up to the chess game, and an added emphasis comes from the arms of the chairs.Image: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid long shot via Twentieth Century FoxAnother note worth taking is the close proximity of characters sharing the screen. Whether he has two characters talking in the scene, or dozens sitting around — Hall is not afraid of stacking people on top of each other. In Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, you will often see the titular characters attached at the hip. They are never too far removed from each other.Long Shot: Character EntrancesImage: Road to Perdition long shot via DreamWorks SKGWhen it comes to bringing other characters into a scene, Conrad Hall will often have a well-lit door on stand-by. Above, you’ll see a double frame within a frame, as the doorway on the right frames Michael Sullivan Jr awaiting the return of his father. Once the elder Michael returns, he is perfectly framed by the hallway on the left. Also note that he leaves the door open, and a nice light spills into the scene.Image: American Beauty long shot via DreamWorks SKGHall has done a similar setup in American Beauty. This long shot places two characters well off to the right side of frame, with a single door balancing the composition on the left. There is a beautiful contrast in the scene once the door opens and a tungsten light dominates the color spectrum. The door itself also adds a beautiful leading line shadow to the characters on the right.Image: Road to Perdition long shot via DreamWorks SKGNow this shot is borderline between an extreme long shot and long shot, but for the sake of this article we’ll call it a long shot — as the character will walk into frame. Like before, notice the frame within a frame using the bridge supports, and all of the leading lines directing you center frame. This is our first introduction to Jude Law’s character Maguire, an oddball photographer obsessed with death. His presence is unsettling, and through his entrance on screen — the audience is already made uneasy by the way he walks into the scene.Long Shot: Multiple CharactersImage: Road to Perdition long shot via DreamWorks SKGConrad L Hall is also a master of framing multiple characters in a long shot at once. Perhaps the culmination of everything he learned over the years was the shootout in Road to Perdition. I could write an entire piece just breaking down this one scene. We see six silhouettes majestically lit in the pouring rain. The street curbs perfectly frame the action, and the street lamps in the rear add some depth and definition to the end of the street. This image might be the most iconic shot from the film, and one of the most remembered of Conrad Hall’s career.Image: In Cold Blood long shot via Columbia PicturesIt’s certainly a long shot he has had experience with, here’s another silhouette dating back to his work on In Cold Blood, this one featuring five silhouettes walking through the prison yard. A strong light source adds some stunning shadows to the characters as they walk, lining up nicely with the leading lines in the bleachers.Extreme Long Shot: Establishing LocationsImage: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid extreme long shot via Twentieth Century FoxWhen long shots are used from a farther distance, or when the characters are much more minuscule in size — the framing is referred to as an extreme long shot. These are used almost exclusively as establishing shots, transitions, and finales.Above you’ll see an extreme long shot from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, where we see the heroes (still joined at the hip) riding right down the center of the frame. You attention is immediately drawn to the signature mountain shot from western films, as the landscape itself is practically its own character.In a similar fashion, below you will see another extreme long shot — this one from In Cold Blood. Once again the mountains play a huge role in establishing the scene. The characters are once again side by side, framed by the two railroad crossing signs. There is the added beauty of the railroad tracks cutting through the pavement and then turning directly towards the mountain range.Image: In Cold Blood extreme long shot via Columbia PicturesNow that you have a glimpse at the amazing work of Conrad L Hall, and a better understanding of framing long shots — like me, you can now stare off into the vast void and question how you could ever compare to such greatness.Filmmaking is about finding things out, it’s about examining, it’s about discovering. You should approach your work in the same way that a child discovers new aspects of the world. I draw inspiration from absolutely everything around me, and what I observe from life. When you get to be a visual storyteller, you learn to watch how people behave and to see things – to study the light, to watch a field as you’re driving by it in a car. It’s like making movies 24 hours a day. – Conrad L Hall, ASCImage: Road to Perdition long shot via DreamWorks SKGWant more breakdowns from world-renowned cinematographers? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Trump hopes swift return of UCLA players detained in China

first_imgMOST READ “They’re working on it right now,” Trump told reporters in the Philippines as he prepared to return to Washington after a nearly two-week visit to Asia that included an earlier stop in Beijing. “He’s been terrific,” Trump said, in an apparent reference to Xi.READ: LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrested in China for shopliftingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAsked about the case Tuesday, China’s foreign ministry said it had no additional comment. On Monday, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that three American men were being investigated in the eastern city of Hangzhou for alleged theft and that China and the U.S. were in contact over the matter.“China will handle this case in accordance with law and protect the lawful rights and interests of the people involved,” Geng said. FILE – UCLA NCAA college basketball players, Liangelo Ball, left, and Cody Riley are shown in these file photos. The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. Citing sources, ESPN reports freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were to remain in Hangzhou, China. UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday. (AP Photo/File)BEIJING — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s hopeful that three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting will be allowed to return home soon.Trump said he had a long conversation on the matter with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese authorities detained the UCLA freshmen for questioning about allegations of shoplifting before a recent game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. The UCLA team returned to the U.S. without them on Saturday.READ: Lonzo Ball hasn’t spoken to brother LiAngelo amid situation in ChinaThe Los Angeles Times has identified the players as Cody Riley, Jalen Hill and LiAngelo Ball — the brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.Citing a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation, sports channel ESPN last week reported theplayers could be Hangzhou for “a week or two” while the situation is resolved. The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gobert to Waiters: ‘It’s not my feelings, it’s my knee’last_img read more