Hurry up and film like a crazy person, or take your time? In this article, we examine both approaches to no-budget short film production.No-budget short films shoots are full of challenges. With a diminished crew (if any), and no financial backing, it can often feel like you’re walking into the wind. As such, it raises the question: should you sprint or take your time?What do I mean by that? Well, let’s use running as an analogy for filmmaking. When you’re sprinting, you’re moving as fast as you can to reach the finish line. But this is only a short dash, not a marathon. From a filmmaking perspective, you’re theoretically likely to run into fewer issues during a shorter shoot than you would a drawn-out project. You can give it your all without exhausting yourself.Conversely, if you take your time when making a no-budget short, you can create a longer film. And when you do run into issues, you’ll have time to stop fully address the concern. But the more time you take, the more issues you’ll run into.Recently, I released a web series that was a labor of love for the last few years. To be frank, I abandoned the initial concept quite a while ago. I envisioned it as a thirty-five to forty-minute sci-fi short film, and in the end, it was a fifteen-minute web series of three- to four-minute vignettes. I realized that a thirty-five- to forty-minute no-budget sci-fi epic, by a solo filmmaker, might have been overly ambitious.I definitely took my sweet time on this project, and it killed it.Out the gate, everything went fine. The lead actor had set aside a few days to film, all of our props and costumes were in fully working condition (they decline rapidly over the course of a no-budget short), and we even had a day of shooting at a location with a rusted-out helicopter and an equally eroded army jeep. For a no-budget apocalyptic short, that location felt like we had gone to the next level.At this point, we were sprinting — filming every day, long hours, getting great results. As soon as we started to slow down at the end of the first week, the setbacks began to mount. Ultimately, I didn’t even wrap filming until two years later.Instead of working on an overly ambitious project set in several different locations — involving a plethora of complexities — if we had worked on a short film that we could have actually completed in a week, while it would have been different, we would have finished it much sooner and moved on to a new project.The longer a no-budget project drags on, the more apparent it becomes that it has no budget. And, of course, the one thing that filmmakers want when making a no-budget short is for it to look like it had one. In the end, because we didn’t get the results we wanted from that initial week, we decided to cull most of what we shot and, instead, produced a series of vignettes with a very spare story.Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” says we don’t need to run to win the race. But when it comes to a no-budget short, I think the faster you work, the better the results.Cover image via G-Stock Studio.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.PG vs. R Ratings: What’s the Difference for Summer Action Films?4 Quick, Helpful Fixes for Stimulating a Compelling InterviewTips for Avoiding Stress as A Solo FilmmakerWhat to Charge for Videography Projects: A Handy GuideFrom Jason Bourne to Indiana Jones, This Is the Secret to Better Action Scenes
Paytm’s e-commerce venture Paytm Mall is hosting Black Friday sale on its website today. The sale includes cashbacks and discounts across all categories such as home appliances, phones, laptops, gadgets and other accessories. The sale is already live on the website.Apart from the cashbacks and discounts, the Paytm Mall is also giving an additional 10 per cent cashback on using Yes Bank credit cards. The bank offer is applicable on EMI and no-cost EMI purchases also. However, Samsung mobiles are not covered under this offer. Also, minimum product price should be equal to or more than Rs 5,000 to qualify for 10 per cent cashback from Yes Bank. Also maximum additional cashback per transaction will be Rs 2,000. This offer is limited to 1 transaction per card during the offer period.Here are some of the top deals that you will see on Paytm Mall today:iPhone X: Apple’s 2017 flagship phone iPhone X is selling at a discounted price on the Paytm Mall during the sale period. It is selling at Rs 99,980 during the sale period. This is the price of the 256GB variant. Paytm is giving a promo code reduces the price of the phone by giving a cashback of Rs 16000. Offer is also applicable on the 64GB model. It is selling at Rs 83,989 during the sale period with extra Rs 16000 cashback via promo code. The 256GB model was out of stock at the time of writing this article. Yes Bank card users can get extra 10 per cent cashback on the purchase. Apple iPhone X sports a 5.80-inch display with a resolution of 1125 pixels by 2436 pixels. It is powered by 2.39GHz hexa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the camera front, the phone comes with dual camera set up of 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel and 7-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2716mAh battery.advertisementiPhone 8 Plus: There is up to Rs 10,000 cashback on the 64GB and Rs 10,500 cashback on the 256GB model of the iPhone 8 Plus. The phone is available at Rs 71,899 and Rs 83,890 respectively. Yes Bank card users can get extra 10 per cent cashback on the purchase. The phone sports a 5.50-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. It is powered by hexa-core processor and comes with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the optics front, the iPhone packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front camera. The phone is powered by a 2691mAh battery.Honor 9 Lite: The Honor 9 Lite 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model are available at a discount price of Rs 11,000. There is further 10 per cent off if you are purchasing using a Yes Bank credit card. The Honor 9 Lite sports a 5.65-inch full HD+ IPS display and is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor. The phone features 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras and is powered by a 3000mAh battery.ALSO READ: iPhone X long-term review: 10 months later, it is as smooth as ever
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea ACCEPT fourth bid from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have accepted a fourth bid from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi, it has been revealed.Sky Deutschland says Bayern’s offer of €40m has seen Chelsea agree terms over the 18 year-old’s sale. The decision being made just hours before Hudson-Odoi shone in defeat last night at Tottenham for the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal.The sticking point now is whether the teen leaves for Bayern immediately or whether he plays out the season in England before joining the Germans in June.For their part, Chelsea would prefer Hudson-Odoi stay given his recent contribution to manager Maurizio Sarri’s team.
A walk-on quarterback recently added to LSU’s roster is probably the most-appropriately named player in the history of the program. Meet Tiger Scheyd, a 6-foot, 179-pound redshirt freshman QB who became a member of Les Miles’ program this spring. Scheyd is surely deserving of his spot on the roster, but even if he’s not, his first name alone is reason enough to become a member of the Tigers. Momma we made it! pic.twitter.com/5qDcCtmPgy— Tiger Scheyd (@TigerScheyd) February 19, 2015Scheyd is from Miramar Beach, Fla.. He played his high school football at Fort Walton Beach. LSU opens its season Sept. 5 against McNeese State.
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, provided details of the project at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), in Mandeville, on August 9. More than 3,500 youth from all parishes will participate in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP).The programme, which starts officially on Monday, August 13, will now last for six weeks, having been extended for an additional two weeks over last year.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, provided details of the project at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), in Mandeville, on August 9.“Not only have we increased the number of youth, but this year we will add some unique features to the programme. As Jamaica prepares to host the global conference on Disaster Risks in 2020, this year we have included disaster risk management as a core function of the YSEP,” he said.Mr. McKenzie noted that this year, they will retain the best 150 young persons until the end of the calendar year to collect data on disaster risks across the country.“To input the data that will be collected, we will be identifying another 50 of you who are computer savvy within the Municipal Corporations, making it 200 of the finest and brightest young people who will be retained until the end of the calendar year,” the Minister said.The audit done by the young people last year revealed that some 35 per cent of street lights were not working, but the Government was paying for them.This year, property tax has been included as a critical area of employment, so the young workers will assist in various areas to serve notices on delinquent persons.For his part, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, encouraged the YSEP participants to embrace the opportunity to be employed and to gain much-needed experience.“Young people just need an opportunity and if they get it, they will rise and they will shine and they will make us all proud. One of the things we have recognised as a barrier to employment of young people is the often elusive concept of work experience. The reality is that even when you go to school and do well, when you send out your résumé, employers are looking for work experience first,” he said.“We issued the challenge to the Ministries to ramp up their work experience programme, and in my Ministry, through the National Youth Service (NYS), over 16,000 youth will get work experience this year. The Ministry of Tourism will add another 1,000 and with the more than 3,500 from Local Government, this year more than 20,000 will get work experience, so they can have that essential component on their résumés,” Mr. Green added. Story Highlights The programme, which starts officially on Monday, August 13, will now last for six weeks, having been extended for an additional two weeks over last year. More than 3,500 youth from all parishes will participate in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP).
zoom Danish chemical tanker owner Nordic Tankers Trading is about to create a new ship management company in partnership with marine and offshore vessel management specialist V.Group which will be called Dania Ship Management.The new company will be created on the foundation of Nordic Tankers’ current operations and the firm’s Chief Operating Officer Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt will take the helm as managing director of the new company, which will be based at Nordic Tankers’ Copenhagen headquarters.As explained, the partnership with V.Group “will support future delivery of quality management to vessels and enable a robust response to the increasing demand towards ship management in this highly specialised sector.”Dania Ship Management will be incorporated in line with the Danish Tonnage Scheme provisions to offer a local ship management core with access to V.Group’s specialist global ship management capabilities and experience in the operations of chemical and other sophisticated vessels.“We are very excited to partner with V.Group to safeguard and further expand our business. With our shared commitment to safety, efficiency and quality, I am confident that with our local market knowledge and V.Group’s global expertise we will be in a strong position to proactively respond to the increasing requirements of the international shipping sector,” Per Sylvester Jensen, Chief Executive Officer Nordic Tankers Trading said.
Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day speaks to the media on March 21. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorOhio State lost long-time college coaches Ed Warinner and Luke Fickell after the 2016-17 season. While some fans cheered the departure of Warinner and wished Fickell well in Cincinnati, the pedigree of OSU coaches got a whole lot more impressive with the addition of Ryan Day and Bill Davis.While Ryan Day will help guide redshirt senior J.T. Barrett through his last year in Columbus, Bill Davis will be tasked with leading the linebacker unit, arguably the pride and joy of the last few Buckeye football teams. Also taking on co-offensive coordinator duties with newly hired Kevin Wilson, Day most likely will be the coach who is most closely observed by fans after the OSU passing game struggled for the second straight season. Still, his time spent as the quarterbacks coach under coach Chip Kelly with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers last season should help.Just three days into practice, Day sees a close similarity between OSU and NFL programs.“Real close,” he said on Tuesday. “First off, because the guys who are running around this field are like NFL players. From the skill guys to the guys up front, the guys here have done an unbelievable job recruiting. So, the talent level here is just like a lot of the NFL teams. And that’s what’s most impressive when you get out here for the first three days.”While Day might feel at home, he still faces a tough task in morphing Barrett back into the passer he was during his redshirt freshman season, when he threw for 34 touchdowns and completed 64.7 percent of his passes. Day sees the potential in Barrett to return to the form that pushed him into Heisman consideration, and is using his NFL experience to help the Scarlet and Gray signal caller.“I think that I was lucky enough to coach those guys for the last couple years in the NFL and focus on quarterback play and fundamentals,” Day said. “I really impart that to him every day and just kind of relaying some of that information to him. I think he really appreciates that. But he’s also been coached at a high level to this point too, so it’s just really building upon it at this point.”Day was an offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014 with Boston College. During those seasons, the Eagles averaged 27.7 and 26.2 points per game.Linebackers coach Bill Davis speaks to the media on March 21. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorDavis brings in more “next level” coaching experience than Day, most notably as a coach under NFL defensive masterminds Bill Cowher, Dick LeBeau, Wade Phillips, Marvin Lewis and Dom Capers. Entering his 26th season of coaching, Davis has belonged to coaching staffs of nine different NFL teams.Players have been feeling the differences in the way he coaches, and compare it to an authentic, NFL style.“Definitely. The first day, the first meeting, you could tell,” junior linebacker Jerome Baker said. “This has to be a NFL meeting room because, the way he coach(es), his style especially, is geared toward pro athletes. You could tell that he’d been in the NFL for a few years.”Davis has coached numerous notable NFL linebackers, such as D’Qwell Jackson, Connor Barwin and Kevin Greene. Like Day, Davis also sees similarities in the OSU program and the NFL.“As much as it can be,” Davis said. “The difference is the classes that the young men have to go to, we don’t have in the NFL. So the structure of the work is a little bit different. But what separates the Ohio State guys is the total growing of the man. I really am in awe of how coach Meyer and his staff and the system grows a human being, not just a football player. So what we found in the NFL is when Ohio State guys come, their mental toughness, because they go through this system of the grind, of hard, they come in so mentally tough, it’s tough to trip up Ohio State guys. So that’s why you see the young guys succeeding in the NFL. Because the talent level is the same.”There is still plenty of time for things to change, but the overall impression the new coaches have made on the staff has been positive. The impact of Day and Davis will be on display on April 15 in Ohio Stadium during the spring game, with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Santi Cazorla has rejoined his former club Villarreal and will partake in the preseason with the senior side as he bids to continue with his recuperation from his ankle injuryThe Spanish midfielder has been struggling with the injury since October 2016 and has been unable to return to competitive action after undergoing 11 separate operations on his chronic Achilles injury.Part of the procedures also saw the doctors remove the skin from his arm to cover the eight centimetres of tendon he lost in his right ankle.After scoring 29 goals in 180 appearances in his six years at Arsenal, Cazorla was released at the end of the season and has since been training with the Alaves youth team in a bid to prove his fitness.Report: Former United man Rossi almost went to Barca George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Former Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi almost joined Barcelona.Currently without a club, and having trained most recently back at his old stomping ground of…Now the 33-year-old will return to Villarreal and will take part in their pre-season training program for the senior side this summer.“Santi Cazorla returns home. The Asturian footballer will spend the pre-season with the first team of Villarreal with the aim of recovering from an operation in the Achilles tendon of the right leg, which was held on November 28 by Doctor Mikel Sanchez,” read a club statement.In two separate spells with El Submarino Amarillo, Cazorla made 241 appearances between 2003 and 2011.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On December 10th at around 10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna were notified of a gunshots were heard in related to a disturbance in Anchor Point. He was transported to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer where he was treated for his injury, stabilized, and sent to Anchorage for further treatment. According to the State of Alaska’s Courtview online records, Ospina was previously charged with assault in 2001 and 2005. Soldotna General Investigation Unit is conducting the scene investigation. At the conclusion of this investigation, the case will be turned over to the Alaska Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions to determine if the use of force was legally justified under Alaska law. The trooper’s name will be released after 72 hours per department policy. While troopers were outside the residence, Fernando Ospina, 47, of Anchor Point opened the door and pointed a rifle at the troopers. Ospina was shot once by a responding trooper. Story as aired:http://www.radiokenai.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Dorene-on-anchor-point-ospina-shot-after-pointing-rifle-at-troopers.mp3
Pending approval from the RCA, the rate change will be effective October 1. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association (HEA) announced on Friday that members will likely see a rate increase effective October 1. HEA has submitted a filing with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) that requested anincrease in the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) from $0.07270 per kilowatt-hour to $0.08151perkilowatt-hour. According to a release from HEA, the increase is in anticipation of the unavailability of HEA’s Nikiski Plant due to routine turnaround maintenance and inspection in October. This will require HEA to temporarily obtain power from other sources not as cost efficient as Nikiski. If approved, the new rate will mean an increase of $4.85 per month for the average HEA residentialmember using 550-kilowatt hours a month.