Young Lasquety wins in coaching debut for JRU

first_imgView comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases PBA IMAGESUntil now, Gio Lasquety still can’t believe that he’s at the helm for Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“It still feels awkward,” he admitted as he became the youngest coach in the developmental league’s eight-year history on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT This D-League stint, however, isn’t limited to just him as Lasquety reiterated that the reason why JRU is here is to begin its buildup for NCAA Season 94.“We’re here in the D-League to gain experience which can help us in the NCAA. We have to learn things in every game we play in,” he said. Teammates with some of these players months back, the 24-year-old was entrusted by coach Vergel Meneses to lead the preparations for the Heavy Bombers in the offseason starting with this stint in the PBA D-League, a unique move given the slim age gap between him and the players.Some, like veterans Paolo Pontejos and Ervin Grospe, are even older than Lasquety, making his job tougher as he tries to gain the respect of the squad as a bench tactician.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut after calling the shots for JRU for the first time, steering his team to a 96-67 victory over Mila’s Lechon, there’s no question that Lasquety fits right at home.“It feels good to win. It feels better than playing because I’m the one who is guiding them. I’m the one doing the game plan and fielding the players,” he said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It was a convincing win but Lasquety knows that he still has a lot of things to improve on before he can get at the level of some of the game’s elite minds.But that won’t stop him from adding some of his personal spin on this opportunity.“I think I still need to be a little strict so that I can gain their respect more. Of course, there will be time for joking, but when it’s time to work, we have to work,” he said. “We set aside that we’re friends, that we’re teammates before, and focus on our job at hand.”Luckily for Lasquety, he still enjoys some mentorship from Meneses and lead assistant Cholo Villanueva.“Coach Vergel told me to apply whatever I learned from his system. If I see things that I feel can help the team win, I shouldn’t hesitate from doing it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Wozniacki’s long, hard road back to the top Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

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Airport Road closed due to collision

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Airport Road is closed between the Swanson Lumber Road and the Fort St. John Airport after a collision early this morning.At last report, emergency crews were still on scene blocking the road.A detour to the Airport is still availble using the Alaska Highway and the 255 Road.- Advertisement –Google Mapslast_img

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School reports bad news

first_imgLANCASTER – Under state scrutiny for failing to raise test scores, Antelope Valley High School was found by a state review team to suffer from high teacher turnover and classroom instruction described as “neither purposeful nor effective.” On the upside, the state reviewers concluded that “community passion” is apparent for the Antelope Valley Union High School District’s oldest school, administrators appear cohesive and focused on school safety and climate, and staff, students, and parents agree campus violence has lessened. “The purpose of the findings was to provide some insight as to what the next steps should be for the schools,” said Wendy Harris, director of the state Department of Education’s school improvement division. For failing to improve scores, Antelope Valley High is facing four possible sanctions outlined in state law: the most drastic is shutting it down. Antelope Valley High’s Academic Performance Index score went down in four of the past five years, the one exception in 2004 when the school posted a 50-point gain. Its score for 2005 was 582, down 19 points in a year and the third lowest score in the Antelope Valley for a conventional public school, state test records show. Wilsona’s API score for 2005 was 704, down from 708 the year before – but still higher than about two-thirds of local schools. The state’s goal is 800. Vierra said Antelope Valley High has a dedicated, committed staff who have been implementing changes to improve academic performance. “Antelope Valley High had a 50-point increase in 2004. There are good things happening there as evidenced by the 50-point gain,” Vierra said. “Yes, we face challenges as all schools do. We have much more work to do, and we are staying on focus on what’s taking place in the classroom. We are continuously striving to educate all students and place the resources where it’s most needed.” At Wilsona, state reviewers said they were concerned about the lack of teacher training in math, saw a need for more coordinated, targeted intervention for pupils learning English and for special education students, and the need for a parent education program. At the same time, Wilsona’s teachers were described as dedicated and highly committed, and parent interest in the school is high and their commitment to their children’s education is substantial, the reviewers said. Nevertheless, the team found significant barriers, especially for parents whose native language is not English. Wilsona School District Superintendent Ned McNabb said he agrees with the state assessment. “It pretty much validates everything that we had in our analysis of the school and the school’s needs. We are in agreement with what they are saying,” McNabb said. “It’s also encouraging because the areas of focus they’ve identified are the areas that we believe we need to focus on.” After the schools were singled out in 2003 for failing to improve test scores, their instructional programs were audited by outside educators. The auditors, called School Assistance and Intervention Teams (SAIT), recommended steps to improve students’ academic performance. With the improvement plans, the schools were required to improve API scores for two years in a row between 2003 and 2005 but did not do so. That made them subject to the next level of sanctions. Targeted schools that do improve for two consecutive years exit the so-called three-year SAIT process and are no longer monitored by the state. Piute Middle School in the Lancaster School District and Shadow Hills Intermediate School in the Palmdale School District are in their second year of the SAIT monitoring. This school year, three more Antelope Valley schools were designated as state-monitored: Littlerock High School and El Dorado and Joshua elementary schools in the Lancaster School District. State officials had indicated they would come out with recommendations for Antelope Valley High and Wilsona at the end of February but that has been pushed back to the end of March. “These are important considerations. The important thing is that the next step for the schools be the right ones. The state wants to give it due consideration,” Harris said. At Antelope Valley High School, 47 percent of the school’s 2,843 students qualify for free or subsidized lunches, and 19 percent are learning to speak English, the team’s report said. “The school has a significant number of English learners and yet there is no apparent coordinated, effective strategy for enhancing academic support for the English learner population,” the report said. In the past two years, teachers and the principal underwent training in instructional materials, but many teachers have left and been replaced by others, the state reviewers said. “With the high teacher turnover rate, many of the current teachers have not had the training and the follow-up training is not consistent,” the report said. Antelope Valley High currently has three full-time curriculum coaches in math, English and special education, and the district provides a part-time literacy and math coach. “There is discussion to alter that model and instead have general education coaches in some areas in the future. The teachers expressed concerns about these and other possible changes that will impact the school day,” the report said. Two and a half years ago, a new administrative team was assigned and since then, there have been three different people as assistant principals, which has hurt the school’s leadership, the report said. “A large number of parents … expressed their distress in trying to access the campus and communicate with the teachers. The school site council and the English Learner Advisory Committee were not sure of their responsibilities and did not appear to have established members and regularly scheduled meetings,” the report said. “Above all, a significant issue for the review team is that the district office and the school site staff gave no indication of plans to further the SAIT corrective actions that address the lack of effective instructional capacity. Although the district appeared to play a significant role in the school’s improvement efforts early in the SAIT process, now that the funding has expired, several staff members shared that they feel the district is no longer fully engaged in this effort,” the report said. At Wilsona Elementary, all 641 students qualify for free and reduced-price lunches, and 42 percent are learning English, the team’s report said. Wilsona teachers have undergone reading instruction training on the school’s Reading First program. “With this background, support by the principal, and ongoing professional development and coaching provided by the Reading First coach and (English learner) coach, the teachers at Wilsona demonstrate effective teaching and collaboration across subject areas. Teachers within each grade level have synchronized their instructional day,” the report said. District administrators’ support for the school and for the principal is substantial, the report said. Several teachers reported that the superintendent’s feedback from periodic walk-throughs is far and above what they had experienced elsewhere, the report said. “As the school is now effectively implementing its reading program, teachers need to participate in the … training on their adopted mathematics program to make the curriculum come alive. In addition, there does not appear to be a coordinated system for intervention for students reading below grade level and the additional instruction for (English learner) students is a ‘work in progress,”‘ the report said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The other sanctions include letting parents form a charter school, hiring outside tutors, and forcing the school to employ only teachers with full credentials. In the 2004-05 year, state records show full credentials were held by 62 percent of Antelope Valley High’s teachers. Antelope Valley Union High School District Superintendent David Vierra said the state report paints an incomplete portrait of Antelope Valley High. He said the team’s two-day visit produced a “snapshot observation.” “Though we face challenges at Antelope Valley High School as well as at other schools, I don’t think it’s indicative of the entire population there,” Vierra said. Antelope Valley High, and also Wilsona Elementary School in Lake Los Angeles, got the January visits from state inspection teams because they are among the first six schools in California to face the most serious sanctions for failing to raise test scores. The state began monitoring Antelope Valley High and Wilsona Elementary not because their test scores were especially low, but because they dropped or stayed the same for two consecutive years. last_img read more

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MALIN DRAW WITH ST. MARY’S IN TOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP OPENER

first_imgTOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUPMalin drew their opening game of the Tom Farren Memorial cup against St. Mary’s Faughanvale away on Friday night needing a late Dan McDaid goal to gain a share of the spoils in this new pre-season tournament. Terence Coulhoun and Anthony Kelly, joint managers for 2016, put out an experimental line out and will be happy to get their season up and running with a good competitive game in which they came from six points down in the second half to level. The goals came from Jonathan McLaughlin and Dan McDaid. The team on the night was Darragh McLaughlin, James Gallagher, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Byrne, Thomas McLaughlin (Ban), Declan Walsh, Conor Farren, Anthony Kelly, Kieron McColgan, Jonathan McLaughlin, Dan McDaid, Jonathan McCarron, Paul McLaughlin, Christopher Doherty and Gary Farren Sub: Edward Kelly. Check Facebook for fixture details for next week. UNDERAGE TRAINING                                                                                                    Under 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15am                            Under 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm                                          Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pm                                Under 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pm Under 14 boys training is on every Saturday from  4.30pm – 6:00pm                          Under 16 boys training is on every Monday from 4.00pm to 5.30pm and every Friday from 5.00pm-6.30pm                                                                                                                     Under 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm         Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pm                        Under 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pmLOTTO                                                                                                                                There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1150. The numbers drawn were 4-5-6-7-3-1-2. The €50 winner was Danny McDaid, Knockbrack and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Ronan McLaughlin, Carrowmore. Next week’s jackpot is €1200.INDOOR SPORTS HALL AND FUNCTION ROOM BOOKINGS                    Anyone looking to book the indoor sports hall or the upstairs function & meeting rooms for any activities, classes or meetings are asked to contatct Susan Byrne on 0749370638 or 0867832242. The upstairs function room is an ideal venue for private parties with full kitchen, stage, toilet and bar facilities.SHOP                                                                                                                                      The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise. SYMPATHY                                                                                                                           The club would like to express their condolences to the family of Tim Finnegan, Bocan who passed away recently. Tim was a supporter of the club and took the senior team on one of their very first trips away to his home club in Kerry back in the 90’s.MALIN DRAW WITH ST. MARY’S IN TOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP OPENER was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

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TYRONE STAGE COMEBACK TO BEAT DONEGAL IN ULSTER FINAL

first_imgTYRONE are the 2016 Ulster Champions.The Red Hand county staged an astonishing comeback after trailing for long periods to steal the Anglo-Celt at a baking hot Clones today.And Mickey Harte’s side won out 0-13 to 0-11 in the end, seconds after Michael Murphy had a chance to equalise the game. Sean Kavanagh was magnificent for Tyrone, scoring superb points from play and ending Donegal dreams of a double after the minor victory over Derry earlier.Peter Harte hit one of the best points you will see to help seal the victory.Donegal were so so close in a game which demanded hugh energy from both sets of players.And they led going into the closing stages. But it wasn’t to be. Donegal had led by three points at half-time.Ryan McHugh had a brilliant first half, hitting three of Donegal’s points.McBrearty hit two and captain Michael Murphy and midfielder Odhran Mac Niallais hit the other scores.But there were two other talking points – with two black cards issued to Tyrone players which appeared harsh.First Mattie Donnelly was given his marching orders; he looked distraught in the dug-out. And the ultra-defensive football on display in the second half meant it wasn’t a classic by any means.In the end Tyrone ground out the victory, old master Harte winning over Rory Gallagher’s side.TYRONE STAGE COMEBACK TO BEAT DONEGAL IN ULSTER FINAL was last modified: July 17th, 2016 by John2Share 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

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Celtic target John McGinn completes move to Aston Villa

first_img moving on Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of John McGinn from Scottish Premier League club Hibernian, the Championship club have announced.McGinn, 23, who has been capped nine times by Scotland joins for an undisclosed fee after signing a four-year contract with the Villans. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ McGinn has nine caps for Scotland to his name Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland We are delighted to announce the signing of Scottish midfielder, John McGinn ✍️First interview 👉 https://t.co/cFaKyl8ZPi Full story 👉 https://t.co/tPDYtrBSpO #PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/A5pJi9EQ8D— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 8, 2018McGinn came through the ranks at St Mirren before joining Hibernian in 2015 and said he could not wait to make his Aston Villa debut.He said: “I’m really pleased to have joined the club. I’ve already visited Villa Park and the training ground and the set-up is incredible.“The last 24 hours have been a bit of a whirlwind with so much going on but I can’t wait to take part in my first training session and make my debut.”He was heavily linked with a move to the Scottish champions but Villa won the race for his signature. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

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Delicious’ New Flavors: Refined Search, Interactive Graphs, & Much More

first_imgWho, What, Where?A feature we love is the addition of recipient tags to a user’s bookmarks. The tags show what bookmarks were sent to a Twitter account or emailed to a friend.iPhone-Optimized Mobile SiteiPhone users will now get a richer and simpler bookmarking and link-saving experience. Delicious’ post reads, “Use your to:read tag and read all those articles you’ve been meaning to read. Alternatively, see what’s popular on the ‘Explore’ page or search for whatever happens to peak your interest.” jolie odell On the Delicious blog today, the social bookmarking site has announced a slew of enhancements in addition to the usual bug fixes for their most recent release.From their interactive graphs to their iPhone-optimized mobile site to their tracking of who shares what items when, Delicious is showing a deep understanding of where the real-time web is heading and how traffic in this environment works. They’re giving users and content creators the tools they need to optimize for this environment. Read on for a complete list of Delicious’ new flavors.Search Refinement and GraphingRefining search results by date is, as the blog post states, “sooo 1995!” Now, Delicious will let users search for results within a limit of just minutes, if they so desire.They’ve also added interactive graphs for periods more than 24 hours before the current time. Users can highlight an area on the graph and search for results that appeared within that time frame. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Social Bookmarking#web Especially for mobile users and those with social media obsessions, this new suite of features seems to be as useful as well as fun to play with. GraphsThe graphs seen on search results pages are now also available on URL details pages and in the revamped Tagometer badges, which will now show the number of saved links over time on a graph.URL DetailsData on links is now available in a much more digestible format, complete with graphs, of course! Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Users Fiddle While Java Burns

first_imgRelated Posts brian proffitt 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Despite Oracle Java being ranked among the highest risk vulnerabilities, a startling 72% of Java users are not bothering to update their software to the latest and safest versions.The results of a new study from Kaspersky Lab, which surveyed 11 million Windows users during the 2012 calendar year, lays out disturbing statistics: 806 unique vulnerabilities were discovered in the survey period. But the “good” news is that only 37 of those security gaps were considered to be truly widespread and dangerous.Don’t get too optimistic, though: those 37 vulnerabilities accounted for over 70% of all detected vulnerable software last year.Singling Out JavaThe Kaspersky study gets a little arbitrary at one point, singling out eight of the 37 vulnerabilities as those “that are actively used by cybercriminals in widespread exploit packs.” Not exactly a scientific classification, which should be taken into account when walking through the next set of results.Of those eight exposed risks used by naughty hackers, five of them were inside Oracle Java, two in Adobe Flash Player, and the remaining loophole in Adobe Reader.While it would be easy to point at Java’s security problems as one more way Oracle breaks everything it bought from Sun Microsystems, the real danger this report highlights is the general apathy on the part of users to get their software updated.This is how bad it can be: after Java SE 7 Update 9 and SE 6 Update 37 were released on Oct. 16 last year, after six weeks, only 28.2% of users affected by the vulnerabilities of previously released updates had actually bothered to make the upgrade, leaving 71.8% of users still ready to be exploited.The Kaspersky survey does not include data on the latest Java brouhaha, as Oracle has pushed out two critical updates already this year, the latest (Java SE 7 Update 13) pushed out the door on Super Bowl Sunday. Security experts are especially vehement about getting users’ systems updated with this new patch. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned all Java users, for instance, to completely disable Java on their PCs and Macs until the vulnerabilities are effectively patched.Why The Delay?The report also did not try to ascertain why users are taking their own sweet time updating their systems, but the usual suspects would still seem to apply: lack of information about the problems and their potential impact.Of course, it doesn’t help matters for Oracle when they see fit to partner with companies like Ask.com and McAfee to include extra software in the update installations for Java. ZDNet’s Ed Bott posted a thorough investigative report last month analyzing the deceptive practices of an Ask.com toolbar installation within a recent Java update. I myself noted with distain an attempt to install McAfee anti-virus software when I patched my Windows system to the new Java updates this weekend.Oracle’s monetiztion of Java may be squeezing more money out of Java, but it just sets up one more pain-in-the-ass barrier with which users must contend. This added friction might cause all but the most conscientious users to just skip the hassle of a Java update altogether.Given the slant of the report, it’s not entirely fair that Java was singled out as the big bad vulnerability vector on the block. But Java does have exploitable code and it is widely used, so these are not risks that should be ignored regardless.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#Adobe#Java#security Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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Honing Your Craft: Find Your Voice as a Director

first_imgA big issue that plagues some indie filmmakers is their lack of identity. Many independent films can end up feeling like a parody of someone else’s work, ultimately leading them to be flops both commercially and critically.If you watch enough movies, you should be able to tell the work of Aronofsky from Spielberg simply based on their directorial style and the trademarks that they leave on each scene.These are filmmakers that spent decades honing their craft and understanding what they wanted to say and how they wanted to say it. They found their voices long ago, and ultimately their work has become extremely identifiable as a result. If you (as a director) want to get the most out of yourself creatively, one of the most important things you can do is develop your directing style so that your work can speak for itself.While it might take a long time to get where you want to go (creatively-speaking), in this post we’ll explore three powerful steps you can take to find your voice as a director.1. Watch More MoviesOne of the biggest red flags of a director that hasn’t found their own voice is when their taste in movies is all over the place. Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing wrong with binge watching movies across every genre; I truly believe you can learn something from any movie no matter how far off from your own taste it may be.But if you simply like watching movies, but aren’t particularly drawn to one genre, director, or style – then that may be the first sign you haven’t found your vision or style as an artist.If this sounds like you, I would recommend watching loads of movies (I’m talking 1 – 2 a day on average) for as long as you can. Completely saturate yourself in films and after a short while some of them will get stuck with you. There will be those films that nag at you, that you want to go back and watch, or that inspire you to make something yourself.Chances are, whatever films are drawing you back to them will be in a similar genre or will deal with similar subject matter – and that may very well be the first step in identifying the films that you are best suited to direct and that you really want to make.2. Understand How to Tell a Story With No DialogueEveryone wants to be the next Tarantino or Sorkin. A lot of indie films these days are busting at the seams with heavy dialogue, yet there is often no substance to what is on the screen – not to mention there is no distinct style in the way the dialogue is being delivered.While you might be more inclined to direct heavily dialogue-driven films (and may be a great dialogue writer too), you need to challenge yourself to tell stories without dialogue if you want to maximize your talent. This may seem counterintuitive, as your strength may be as a writer, but the fact of the matter is you aren’t doing yourself any favors as a director by resting on your laurels as a writer.If you really want to develop your directorial style, trying shooting a test scene or a short film with little to no dialogue at all. Once you’ve mastered that, and you go back to your heavily scripted material, your work will improve dramatically.Imagine a musician that isn’t very good at playing guitar, but can write great songs. This person would always be held back by the fact that they can’t express their art form to the fullest, much in the same way that a director is held back when they don’t know how to direct with images.Just remember, filmmaking is a visual medium. And as the adage goes – show, don’t tell. It’s in the subtleties of camera movement, framing, and other visual choices that your directing style will really come out, so be sure to embrace that as much as you can.3. Tap into Your Music TasteThere are a lot of similarities between film and music, in my opinion at least, and it’s no coincidence that the type of music that filmmakers love is often in the same vain as the films that they create. Take Tarantino for instance.It would be hard to deny that his musical influence isn’t obviously put front and center in so many of his films, and as a result the tone and style of his movies are largely centered around his taste in music.The Tarantino example might be the most obvious, but the same could be said for nearly any auteur that has really found their voice. It’s why Spielberg has worked with the same composer (John Williams) for so long and why Fincher has stayed with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross after hitting it off with them creatively several films back.So for these reasons amongst others, I would argue that a big part of developing your style as a director is understanding your taste in music. After all, 50% (or more) of the viewing experience of a movie is dependent on the audio, and the music more so than any other element of the process guides the viewers emotional experience.And by the way, if you aren’t a big music fan, that doesn’t mean you can’t find your voice. Perhaps your style is simply best served with sound design or natural backgrounds as opposed to a traditional score. Whatever the case may be, understand yourself on a creative level (musically speaking) as it is very much related to who you are as a storyteller.How do you define yourself as a filmmaker? What steps did you take to find your voice? Let’s discuss it all in the comments below.last_img read more

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TMC factional feud comes out in open

first_imgThe factional feud in the Trinamool Congress has come out in the open with the killings of three of its supporters at Joynagar in the State’s South 24 Parganas district on Thursday.Supporters of the TMC created a ruckus outside the Joynagar police station on Friday. TMC district president Subhasish Chakraborty also faced protests when he went to hold a political meeting in the district. Three persons who were travelling in the vehicle of local MLA Biswanath Das were shot dead at a petrol pump late on Thursday evening. The MLA had got off the vehicle a few minutes before the attack. Mr. Das said that his supporters were upset after the attack and that resulted in the protests. TMC supporters were publicly seen beating up a person outside the police station, accusing him of being involved in the attack. Some party supporters were seen saying that were being used as cannon fodder in the rivalry between two factions of the party.Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department of the West Bengal police took over the case on Friday. Since Thursday evening, 11 people have been arrested in connection with the murders. The police are looking at CCTV footage at the petrol pump to identify the accused who fired on the TMC MLA’s vehicle. The vehicle has been impounded and will be sent for forensic examination. The police seized bombs from the site.last_img read more

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