Latest: QPR 1 West Brom 2 – Austin scores after nightmare start for Rangers

first_imgCharlie Austin’s penalty – his ninth goal of the season – hauled QPR back into the game after they made a diabolical start at Loftus Road.Rangers fell behind when Joleon Lescott headed home after Sebastien Pocognoli’s right-wing corner had been flicked on at the near post by Stephane Seesegnon.And Silvestre Varela doubled West Brom’s lead when he waltzed through the QPR defence and applied the finish after exchanging passes with Sessegnon.But Rangers were given a much needed boost when James Morrison was adjudged to have impeded Leroy Fer following Joey Barton’s corner and Austin smashed in the resulting penalty.Albion caused Rangers problems on the right-hand side in the early stages.In the second minute, Sessegnon pulled the ball back for Craig Gardner, whose shot was pushed out by keeper Rob Green.There was another anxious moment for the home side when Sessegnon took on Yun Suk-Young – who later went off injured – and found Baggies forward Brown Ideye, who fired wastefully over.Lescott made no mistake, however, nodding in his first goal since joining Albion in the summer.Sessegnon was also involved in the second goal 10 minutes later and Albion looked in complete control before Austin, back from suspension, netted for the fifth consecutive home game. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Dunne, Caulker, Yun (Hill 29), Vargas, Henry, Barton, Fer, Austin, Zamora.Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Phillips. Mutch, Kranjcar, Hoilett. West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, McAuley, Pocognoli, Gardner, Dorrans, Morrison, Varela, Sessegnon, Ideye.Subs: Myhill, Baird, Dawson, Gamboa, Yacob, Mulumbu, Berahino.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Don’t Blink: A New Age of Micro-Documentary Filmmaking is Dawning

first_imgHave any tips or tricks for micro-documentary filmmaking? Let us know in the comments below. While digital attention spans shrink, documentary filmmakers must adapt. Learn how you can be at the forefront of micro-documentary filmmaking.Cover image via Ali Withers/Ricky Phan.Breaking into documentary filmmaking is difficult. Making a name for yourself is just as hard. But fear not. A new age of digital documentary filmmaking is dawning that will give rise to a new generation of micro-documentary filmmakers.These micro-docs, which often pop up on Facebook feeds, target online content consuming audiences. Let’s explore how you can master this burgeoning art form.Background in the Micro-ArtsCreative artists in the internet content age have had to embrace new social media. For example, online communities re-popularized very short, very direct stories called “flash fiction” or “micro-fiction.” This piece, inspired by a micro story allegedly by Ernest Hemingway, appeared in The New Yorker.Image via Wikipedia. While the story may or may not be Hemingway’s, its influence has been quite profound in the online content consuming culture — a culture that is itself quickly adapting to keep up with the growing speed at which consumers view (and are distracted by) content.A Shorter Digital Attention SpanImage via Contently.Consider this: while people are spending more time consuming content online, they’re actually spending less time concentrating on individual articles, videos, or images (read: memes) than ever before, according to QZ and Hubspot.As such, video producers are constantly fighting to create content that is shorter, quicker to the punch, and more engaging to catch consumers during their feed scrolling binges. Depending on your attitude and skill sets, this is not necessarily a bad thing.I’d argue that it actually opens doors for up-and-coming filmmakers, videographers, and documentarians to create short, impactful micro-documentary videos for niche, diverse, and more targeted audiences. Disagree? Maybe, but I’m not the only one making this argument.The Feature-Length FallacyIn an article for PBS and their POV documentary channel, Edward J. Delaney presents his “feature-length fallacy” argument based on his conclusion that “many documentaries would be a lot better if they were a lot shorter.” Delaney, who has viewed thousands of documentaries during his time on film festival panels and grant competitions, came to this realization from two different directions.One, as he states, comes from documentary filmmakers’ desires to “stretch” or “pad” their films to get to that feature film length, which film society tells them they need to reach to be “professional” documentary filmmakers and “graduate” from short films.The second reason has to do with how we are starting to consume documentary media. “Watching a film on my iPad or iPod is rarely a continuous event, but rather a series of bouts. Watching a 30-minute documentary on a laptop feels longer than watching a 60-minute doc on my flatscreen,” says Delaney as he encourages documentarians to find a film’s “natural length” over any presupposed ideal time slots.So, whether you’re won over or not, let’s explore what makes micro-documentaries successful and how you, as an up-and-coming micro-documentarian can advance in the new medium.The Importance of Capturing an Audience’s Attention QuicklyAs you can see in the micro-documentary above, Rotatio by Ian McClerin, it’s important to quickly jump into your story. Documentaries can, at times, rely heavily on slow-moving exposition and long text-on-screen title cards to slowly bring an audience up to speed. If you’re creating content that is five minutes long (or less), there is very little time to let information stagnate. However, this doesn’t mean it can’t still be creatively artistic and subtle.Rotatio does a great job of subtly giving you just about all the information that you need in the first two shots. We have a handheld slide with rack focus camera move that shows the setting (as much of it as you need for the doc) followed by a close-up on the subject as she explains what she’s working on. By the time we see close-ups on various parts of her art piece, we’re hooked — all in under twenty seconds.Focus on One Subject in One Point in TimeLet’s use the micro-documentary above, The Junk King by Evan Burns, as an example. This Vimeo Staff Pick teaches a great lesson in simplicity and focus on subject, time, and space. The heart of the story is the subject, Vince Hannemann, a.k.a. the “Junk King,” and his Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas. It simply focuses on Hannemann and his creation as they exist at the time of the film.A longer or feature-length documentary would need to fill out a fuller history of the creation and its context into a greater theme. However, for its micro-documentary audience, all we really need to see and explore is the space itself and what makes our character tick — which Burns does beautifully in a quick six minutes.Let Other Platforms Tell The Rest of the StoryOne of the great things about digital filmmaking and online distribution is that it encourages more engagement. Traditionally, viewers would only see a documentary in a theater, then they would discuss it over dinner and more or less forget it.However, as we see with the growing success of take-action documentaries and online campaigns, a micro-documentary film can often be the first point of what is a much longer and built-out digital process.Take the Founding a Startup micro-documentary by BCIC-New Ventures. It briefly tells the story of four successful tech entrepreneurs in British Columbia and how a new ventures program helped them. Yes, the film is branded, targeted marketing, but it demonstrates a cycle with a micro-documentary as the first part in an orchestrated, multi-channel campaign.Micro-Documentary ResourcesImage: Fredrick Wiseman’s crew before filming National Gallery, via DVDExotica.All things considered, feature and long-form documentaries are not necessarily a thing of the past. In fact, they are still quite viable and can be great goals to aim for completing. The new age of micro-documentaries indicates only the first steps into what could be a greater space for filmmakers to occupy as digital platforms continue to grow.If you’re interested in wading into the waters and trying your hand at micro-documentary filmmaking, here are some great documentary-focused resources to help you on your journey.A Complete Guide to Documentary FilmmakingHow to Shoot Gorgeous Documentary InterviewsThings to Remember When Picking Music for A Documentary Filmlast_img read more

10 months agoLautaro Martinez: Inter Milan fans love me

first_imgLautaro Martinez: Inter Milan fans love meby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLautaro Martinez insists he’s happy at Inter Milan.The striker has managed just five starts since his arrival from Racing.But he told ESPN: “The idea is to play more and win a place in the team.“Every day we train to improve and show the Coach that we’re up to the task.“I haven’t played much, but I think I’ve done well whenever I have. I’m having fun, the fans love me and I want to keep doing well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Mens hockey No 12 Ohio State facing pivotal games against Michigan

Ohio State senior forward Nick Schilkey winds a wrister from the left slot against Minnesota on Feb. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorAfter sweeping Michigan State on the road last weekend, the No. 12 Ohio State men’s hockey team (16-8-6, 7-6-1-1) returns to the Schottenstein Center to welcome the visiting Michigan Wolverines for two conference clashes.The Wolverines (9-16-3, 2-10-2-2) come into these matchups with a 1-7-3 record in their past 10 games, and have won just one game in 2017 — a 5-4 win over OSU on Feb. 3. Despite the string of shaky results, Buckeyes coach Steve Rohlik said the rivalry between the two programs is always prevalent on the field, court or ice, making victories harder to come by.“It is our rival to the north, and no matter what sport you’re playing in one of these 36 here on campus against That Team Up North, there’s going to be the rivalry,” Rohlik said. “You can throw out all the records you want, no matter if it’s football and their records or hockey, the rivalry’s there and both teams know it.”This weekend marks the second series between OSU and Michigan this season, with the first back on Feb. 3 and 4, ending in both teams splitting wins. Additionally, games featuring the Buckeyes and the Wolverines have provided a high number of pucks in the back of the net, with both sides tallying a combined 66 goals in their past six matchups.With that in mind, senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey said that although his coach prefers the opposition to not light up the scoreboard, the Scarlet and Gray’s experience in these high-scoring affairs will be a key to six Big Ten points this weekend.“It always seems to be a high-scoring game,” Schilkey said. “Coach always talks about how we’d rather be in those 3-2 games, those low-scoring games, but we’ve obviously been ready for those high-scoring games in the past. We’ve played in those games, and we’re confident we can get the job done.”Six games remain on the regular-season schedule for OSU, including back-to-back series in Columbus before heading to Wisconsin for a final weekend series before the Big Ten tournament. With that, Rohlik said his squad controls its own destiny with important games down the stretch — starting with the first faceoff Friday night.“To me, every game is a playoff game at this point,” Rohlik said. “From a short-term goal of winning a hockey game, to trying to keep a winning streak going, to try to catch your ultimate goal at the end of the year, it all comes down to winning hockey games — and right now, Friday is pretty important.”Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center on Friday night and 5 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Sarri didnt understand Giaccherini

first_imgEmanuele Giaccherini’s agent says there was “a tactical misunderstanding with Maurizio Sarri” at Napoli.Giaccherini spent two seasons at Napoli but only made 24 appearances before signing for Chievo Verona. His agent now blames tactical misunderstanding under Sarri for his poor displays.The versatile midfielder scored for Chievo against his former side Juventus on Saturday.“At Napoli he couldn’t show his full ability due to a tactical misunderstanding with Maurizio Sarri,” Giaccherini’s agent Furio Valcareggi explained on Radio Crc. (via Football Italia)Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“Giaccherini was deployed on the right wing, but he was more suitable to cover other roles on the pitch. Now we look forward, the divorce was consensual.“Against Juventus Emanuele played an excellent game, and at the end of the match he also shared a few words with Cristiano Ronaldo.“The Juventus we saw on the pitch on Saturday cancels all other teams’ ability to fight for the Scudetto. They’re aliens, they deserved to win because they created countless scoring opportunities they didn’t take advantage of.“When you have CR7 in the team there’s nothing for anyone.”last_img read more

Casemiro 51 defeat sums up Real Madrids season

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Casemiro was left frustrated by another abysmal display following their disastrous 5-1 defeat at BarcelonaLos Blancos have lost five of their last seven games with only four goals scored in the process following Sunday’s El Clasico thrashing.Marcelo had briefly put Real back into the game after the interval with a 50th-minute goal following strikes from Phillipe Coutinho and Luis Suarez.But a further two goals from Suarez and a strike from Arturo Vidal inside the space of 12 minutes earned Real a humiliating defeat on the day.“Every single one of us has been disastrous tonight,” Casemiro told beINSports.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We didn’t give the best image of ourselves. It’s happened too often this season. We didn’t play well enough. We can’t blame the manager. The players are fighting for everything on the pitch, but the result is different.“The players on the pitch have the responsibility to run harder, fight harder. You have to give the maximum at this club. We are not having a very good season.“We have to be calm. We know we are not playing at our best level. It’s going to be a tough season.“Talking about the manager makes no sense right now. It’s the players who have been out on the pitch, we’re the ones who have lost, we’re the players who are responsible for what is happening. We’re worried about it.”Real are now ninth in La Liga with just 14 points from their opening 10 games.last_img read more

Azpilicueta urges Chelsea fans to behave against Spurs

first_imgCesar Azpilicueta hopes that the Chelsea supporters will behave themselves for next month’s Carabao Cup semi-final against TottenhamFollowing the abuse Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling suffered at Stamford Bridge this month, Chelsea fans caused further controversy by signing anti-semitic chant about Spurs last week.The incident occurred in Hungary during Chelsea’s Europa League game against MOL Vidi.But defender Azpilicueta hopes the Blues’ fans will instead support the team in a more ethical away for their two-legged clash against rivals Spurs.“It’s a massive derby for the fans and we hope that all the behaviour on and off the pitch is what football deserves,” said Azpilicueta, according to Evening Standard.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“There is a lot of rivalry between us, but this is a game where we have to show everyone.“The players will fight hard for our team and we need the maximum from the fans to help the team.“This is a massive game for everyone. We have to show how we are as a club. To give everything for the team, to be behind us. Hopefully we can show how we are, how we behave.”Eden Hazard’s late winner secured Chelsea a 1-0 win over Bournemouth and a place in the last four on Wednesday.last_img read more

Filipino killing still a mystery hospital confirms multiple wounds

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Mystery surrounding apparent suicide, Filipino man called great guy Related Items:bryan cox, filipino, marlon gaspi Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Dec 2015 – The circumstances surrounding the killing of a Filipino worker, and the injury of another is still unclear, even at this hour. People close to the victims told us that they understand that two masked armed men reportedly entered the apartment unit at Bryan Cox’s place in Five Cays where two of his employees were resident and fatally injured one; a father and husband who is believed to be 48 years old. One of the tenants was killed in what was described as a home invasion gone very, very wrong. The TCI Hospitals confirmed this morning that around 9pm on Sunday December 27th, 2015 two men were brought to them; one already deceased, both with multiple wounds. That second man, believed to be 40 and identified as Marlon Gaspi, was treated and discharged. The Filipino community said the focus now is on reporting to the wife of the man killed. There have been suggestions of a different scenario which led to the death of this man and conflicting reports on what weapon was used to fatally wound the 48 year old. More witnesses needed in Five Cays killing of Filipino Home invasion leaves one Filipino dead; another hospitalizedlast_img read more

KPBSD Begins Discussions On Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

center_img On Tuesday, site councils from 22 schools in the district gathered to open discussions on the FY2020 budget planning process. Pegge Erkeneff, KPBSD Communications Liaison: “This year in particular we’re really focusing on site councils and everybody that has any interests in ours schools, or concerned about our school remaining high quality schools should come out to one of our site councils.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The process is rolling forward for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget planning process for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.last_img