De Jesus says DLSU setter Cobb still lacks maturity

first_imgJust as Michelle Cobb was making a name for herself as a capable playmaker for De La Salle, she went on a slump that not only affected her, but her whole team as well.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours First it was Jasmine Nabor’s dominance in National University’s five-set win over La Salle wherein the Lady Bulldog tallied 53 excellent sets to Cobb’s 27.And Cobb was once again in the middle of La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus’ post-game talk wherein the 10-time champion mentor said his setter needs to play better.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 folkLa Salle lost in four sets to Adamson University, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in a match where Lady Falcon setter Fhen Emnas, who dished out 43 excellent sets, outplayed Cobb.“Our setter needs to experience this kind of a big game so she can overcome the pressure that is brought upon her shoulders,” said De Jesus in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roque says Vicente left UE for ‘personal reasons’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “This is for her own good and for the improvement of the whole team as well. She has to see what adjustments she needs to make and how she can handle these types of situations.”Cobb’s lackluster play has coincided with La Salle’s subpar performance and the Lady Spikers have slipped to 4-2 and their loss was their first at the hands of Lady Falcons since dropping a 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 decision in Season 70.The sophomore setter has proven herself as La Salle’s main distributor most notably in the Lady Spikers’ 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 win over University of the Philippines.Cobb finished with 10 points and 32 excellent sets for La Salle against the Lady Maroons that saw the 19-year-old score three straight aces to cap off the victory.“I think Cobb’s maturity as a setter is still lacking because there were times where her decision-making wasn’t apt to what was happening on the floor,” said De Jesus. “She’ll eventually get this experience along the way.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

How a Pre-Production Checklist Can Help Your Production

first_imgFilmmaking is a puzzle. Let’s examine what a pre-production checklist might look like for a low-budget, narrative short film.Unless you’re Terrence Malick, the pre-production process will most likely play a very important role in your filmmaking endeavor. Without proper pre-production, you won’t be able to answer the myriad questions that come your way on shoot day. These will come from the DP, actors, and any other crew members that may become confused by a lack of planning. While it’s an important step, pre-production is naturally different for every film. Many factors help shape the stages of the process, including the type of project, the budget, the size of the crew, etc. For example, the pre-production steps on a film shot on location is going to look vastly different from a production shot primarily on a sound stage. For this reason, it’s important to create a checklist to make sure you’re not missing anything. You want to have answers ready when your crew asks where to stage equipment, where to park, or where they can go to the bathroom. While I’ve tried to put this checklist in chronological order, many of these steps are ongoing and will overlap. Some steps might not apply to your particular project, so customize according to your specific needs. Write the ScriptImage via Fabio Pagani.Naturally, a good place to start is with a script. If you didn’t already write one yourself, find someone who did and ask to collaborate. Or, you can go the Drake Doremus route and improvise your way through production with a loose outline. Just be ready to give your actors something to work with. Break Down the ScriptTo really understand the script, you’ll want to break it down into the various production elements. These include cast members, props, sound, and anything else you’ll need to think about before heading out to shoot. The script breakdown will guide the creation of a shot list and shooting schedule. Create a Look BookImage via Sauleshechka.As the name implies, the look book captures the overall tone and feel of your film. This can be very loose, with nothing more than a few pictures. Or, you can throw in everything you can think of, including a log line, synopsis, storyboards, camera preferences, and cast and crew bios. Raise MoneyThis particular step can start as soon as you have your script and look book prepared. Whether you’re crowdfunding or applying for grants, the more information you have to show, the better. Be aware that grants are available for all steps of the filmmaking process, so you might constantly find yourself in the fundraising stage. Make a Distribution PlanIf you plan on applying for grants or asking for money from investors, many of these folks will want to know your distribution plans. Will it be as simple as a film festival run? Do you have money in the budget to distribute it digitally? It’s good to ask yourself these questions early on. Research Your Dream CrewImage via gnepphoto.Watch demo reels, check out headshots, and ask for résumés. From the cinematographer to the actors, assemble a list of local cast and crew with which you’d like to work. If you’re feeling lucky, put together a dream-team list where budget isn’t a factor. Create a Preliminary BudgetTo create a preliminary budget, you can simply reach out to prospective crew members and inquire about their rates. With the script and look book complete, this is a good opportunity to see if you can set up a meeting to actually pitch your idea, which will help get people on board.Attach Key Crew MembersAgain, creating a preliminary budget can work in parallel with attaching key crew members. Simply bring your script and look book, and pitch away. Be transparent about the funding of your project and how they’ll be paid. In a perfect world, you can scoop up several key team members (like a producer) that will help get some momentum behind your project. Scout the LocationsImage via zlikovec.When scouting locations, bring as many department heads/crew members as you can. The cinematographer will want to know where the sunlight is coming from, your producer will want to know where cast and crew will park and use the bathroom, and your sound engineer will want to listen for trains, planes, automobiles, and construction sites. Snap some pictures and put them in your look book.Write a Storyboard/Shot ListWith a cinematographer on board, you can now tackle storyboarding and shot listing. Use the script, look book, and your team’s expertise to map out the visual language of your film. Remember that you can rewrite your film several times throughout the process, including on-set with cinematography and in-post via editing. Cast the FilmImage via wavebreakmedia.If you can afford a casting director, get one. A casting director might be able to land you a well-known actor, which can bring so much extra to your film — including a possible audience. And as you know, actors like to work with other good actors. If you can nab just one known actor, you never know how far the project will go. RehearseWith the cast in place, gather everyone together for a table read. Make sure you schedule time for rehearsal on the day of the shoot, or maybe even the day prior. You can always film the rehearsal, as many actors will bust out their best material on the first go. Or, if you have Robert Pattinson on set, you might skip the rehearsals all together in favor of spontaneity. Schedule Your ShootImage via nampix.You’re almost there. With the cast and crew ready to go, and all of the script elements in place, it’s time to schedule the shoot days. If you did a good job breaking down the script, this step should be relatively straightforward. You’ll be able to see which actors you need on any particular day, and you can group scenes by location to streamline the shoot. Permits and InsuranceNow that you have the shoot dates in place, it’s time to apply for the proper permits. This step should go hand-in-hand with scheduling the shoot dates. Check out the steps to secure a permit, which will generally require insurance. If you have a small enough crew, you might be able to get away with shooting for free. If you’ve completed all of the steps above — and you’re not totally exhausted and/or broke — then you just might be ready to get out there and shoot something. Good luck!Looking or more tips and tricks for your production? Check these out.Follow Fill: The Simple Solution to Lighting a Difficult Scene10 Lessons I Learned From My First Feature Documentary7 DIY Filmmaking Projects You Can Complete in a Weekend3 Cheap, Underappreciated Cameras Filmmakers Should ConsiderWhy Filmmakers and Photographers Prefer to Use Soft Lightlast_img read more

Sleepless in Kolkata: Kashmiris live in constant fear of threats

first_imgA Kashmiri college student helping a friend write an article gave up after repeatedly trying to get Kolkata’s Kashmiris to speak. They refused to talk, the student said.“Even my father refused to talk about the nature of fear that has gripped us over the last week,” the student said on condition of anonymity, adding, “Please do not disclose my gender. I do not want to be the reason of trouble for my family and for Kashmiris.” The few hundred Kashmiris in Kolkata have experienced unprecedented hostility over the last week.“An absurd number of hate messages have flooded Facebook. Kashmiri women are issued rape threats, men are threatened with lynching and attacks on their families,” the student said, showing screenshots of hate messages. One of the screenshots notes that a similar “number of [a slang] Kashmiris are available in Bengal,” indicating that the Pulwama terror attack could be avenged in Kolkata.In the past one week, a prominent doctor has been threatened, a shawl seller was brutally beaten in Nadia district, another was threatened in Lalbag in Murshidabad, while other cases are reported but could not be verified. In Lalbag, both the accused and the victim, the shawl seller, were arrested.Many are surprised that Kashmiris in the city are not speaking up. “The reason is because it is a tiny group,” said Sabir Ahamed, organiser of a community-based campaign to diffuse communal tension, Know Your Neighbour. “The other factor, however, is even more distressing. As soon as a news report is published, people equipped to create trouble are digging out names, locations and even house numbers of the threatened persons, analysing data and issuing more threats. So media reports that are casually disclosing identities are not helping in any way,” Mr. Ahamed said.The student said news of attacks on Kashmiri traders in the city and “the Muslim-Kashmiri identity” was also a reason. They never expected “such behavior” in Kolkata as many have been living in Kolkata for generations.A Kashmiri housewife said she is planning to leave the city for Hyderabad, “because the politics of Bengal has some form of bloodiness in it, at least before the elections.” She said, “Many of our friends and cousins are trying to move to southern States. We have heard that there are fewer or no threats to Kashmiris in south. Perhaps women are safer in Karnataka compared to Bengal.”However, one Kashmiri, a government servant in Srinagar on a visit to Kolkata, said that he is not too keen to return to his home State before the scheduled date of departure.last_img read more