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AVC brings PH volleyball team closer for SEA Games

first_imgMOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “We have to prepare harder now and we have to have a better on-court chemistry than what he had here,” said Valdez. “We have to see all the little things so we’ll have better movement once we play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “This was a long tournament and we all know each other [better] because of it,” said Valdez in Filipino as she finished with 11 points in the loss to the Kazakhs.“We all have one goal and we’ll all kill ourselves to achieve that goal and bring glory to the country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Kuala Lumpur Games would be Valdez’ second after she competed in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.She said they’d have to come out stronger if they hope to step to the podium in Malaysia. Belo flies to KL with Gilas, hopes to join team in SEA Games End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—National team outside hitter Alyssa Valdez said national team’s time in the AVC Asian senior Women’s Volleyball Championship has been of valuable help as it prepares for 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.The Philippines finished at eighth place after three straight losses in in the Asian tournament includinga 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3 setback to Kazakhstan Thursday but Valdez knows they’ve garnered enough experience to help them in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Young farmers should keep balance sheet, credit report top of mind

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel Penhorwood and Kolt BuchenrothFinances are on the mind of all producers, but even more so for those just getting started. At the recent Young Ag Professional’s Winter Leadership Experience, Jessica Draganic with Heartland Bank said credit awareness should be high on the priority list.“We really promote people making sure they are aware of their credit score and their credit situation. A good balance sheet is the most important thing in our opinion, especially doing an end of year balance sheet where you’re looking from year-to-year on your operation or even your personal financial situation. It’s so important for any banker or lender that you’re working with,” Draganic said. “Making sure that you are aware of a business plan or what you want to do with your operation — what you see now in the current situation, in five years and 10 years — and how do you get to that point. Organizing your thoughts and writing down your goals is so important.”Draganic advised focusing on three main business relationships when thinking about the future of the farm.“An attorney that specializes in agriculture and understands your operation,” she said, noting their importance when it comes to succession planning, drawing up purchase orders to buy the farm next door, and much more. “Having a relationship with a good ag accountant is very important. Having a relationship with a banker that understands your operation that is able to be an advocate for you and be able to present your story to their bank and be able to have your back.”Draganic reiterated that many of today’s farm decisions rely on the oft overlooked credit score, especially for the young farmer.“Credit scores are the foundation and the first piece we look at. It’s something that’s measurable giving your financial history for a bank, especially with a new relationship. People want to know what their score is — they want to make sure they’ve had it pulled and they’re aware of what is showing up on their credit scores; 70% of everybody has mistakes.  So make sure if you do have those, that you’re working through those, correcting those, so then when you do have the opportunity to buy something that you can and you get your score up.”She encourages young and beginning farmers to ask themselves questions and constantly revisit their tax situation, balance sheet updates, and budget plans among other items.last_img read more

YouTube Takes Another Swipe At TV With Its Election 2012 Livestreaming Coverage

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#web#YouTube fruzsina eordogh YouTube has been steadily expanding into the livestreaming business, from concerts and obscure sports to the 2012 Olympics, and now, to political coverage of the upcoming U.S. election. Today marks YouTube’s first livestream on their “Election Hub”:  the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, will begin streaming at 7pm EST tonight in partnership with ABC News.Olivia Ma, YouTube’s News Manager, billed YouTube’s Election Hub as “a one-stop channel for key political moments from now through the upcoming U.S. election day on November 6” in an official blog post. Besides live coverage, the Google-owned Web hub also offers reporting, commentary and analysis from ABC News, Al Jazeera English, BuzzFeed, Larry King, The New York Times, Univision, The Wall Street Journal, and YouTube’s very own mega-personality and news commentator Phil DeFranco.  YouTube tried its hand at livestreaming in 2009 with a U2 concert, again in 2010 with broadcasting cricket matches in India. Those proved successful enough for the Google-owned company to offer livestreaming in a limited capacity last April to select partners, following with another livestream of a concert, this time Coldplay in October, and Professional Bull Riding coverage in December 2011. The relative success of those events, and slow and steady build up of livestreaming infrastructure led YouTube to try its hand at a major global event, this year’s Olympic games in London, England.“We used the Olympics as an opportunity to challenge our capabilities and set some high quality-of-service and streaming goals going forward,” said Jason Gaedtke, YouTube’s director of software engineering.The Olympics effort required YouTube to build a large-scale streaming platform manned by 25 employees around the globe, with as many as 100 high definition livestreams in action at one time. It was an ambitious, if not exhaustive effort: a YouTube spokesperson told us that one lead manager on the project went 20 days “of working 20+ hours monitoring the Olympics livestream nonstop.” (That employee is now on a hard-earned vacation.)The end result? 231 million Olympic streams watched across the globe, with 72 million of those coming from YouTube’s own Olympics channel.  YouTube’s Election Hub is definitely smaller in scale and won’t have nearly as large of an audience as the Olympics, but it could widen YouTube’s demographic and help shift the site’s stereotype of being just for kids, viral videos and copyrighted clips. If viewers miss the livestream, the footage is offered for playback much like DVR.By building up its livestreaming offerings and capabilities, Google is not only showing how serious they are at rivaling television in content and ad sales, but also a platform and distribution method.last_img read more

3D Text in After Effects Without Third Party Plugins

first_imgYou don’t need fancy 3D plugins to QUICKLY create 3D text in After Effects. Here’s 3 ways to get it done.If you haven’t ponied up for an external 3D plugin for After Effects (Element3D, 3D Invigorator) or are looking for a faster solution than the Ray Traced 3D feature, then this tutorial is for you. Using these 3 simple techniques you can give your text a simulated 3D effect in AE.Have another 3D text solution? Share it in the comments below!Pseudo Flat 3DUse simple expressions in After Effects to duplicate a text layer and create a simulated 3D effect. This is a quick way to give your text the appearance of 3D, but you cannot actually move the text in 3D space (doesn’t change perspective).3D ExtrudeThis popular technique is similar to the pseudo flat 3D approach, except this text can actually be moved in 3D space. Essentially the text layer is multiplied and incrementally moved one pixel back in Z space to give a 3D effect. Apply an After Effects 3D camera and orbit around the text.Shatter 3DThis approach uses the built in shatter effect in AE (Effect > Simulation > Shatter). We’ll finish out the tutorial by adding a 3D camera and lighting in After Effects to give the text a dynamic look.last_img read more

Will Buying Your Own Camera Get You Work as a DP?

first_imgWe take a look at the owner-operator model of cinematography — including the pros and cons of buying your own camera rig.Almost every DP working today has, at some point in their career, lost a job to a college student willing to rent their camera package — at low or no cost to the production — in order to get the job.Some go out and buy camera packages of their own, trying to gain a competitive advantage. Others invest in lenses and lights, in the hopes of getting hired to the production instead. But, does gear really get you jobs? And if so, are they the jobs that will advance your career?When you’re just starting out, either transferring from another profession or graduating from film school, it can be very hard to get your foot in the door. Without a showreel or connections, it’s hard to get people to take a chance on you professionally. Buying a camera and offering it to the producer is one way to unstick this catch-22. On low- and no-budget shoots, the camera package rental is often the biggest expense. Producers are only too happy to overlook your inexperience if you’re going to save them hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars.It becomes clear pretty quickly, though, that this isn’t a sustainable way to build a career. You can’t “pay to work” for long and expect to support yourself. I wish I could say, in my experience, that directors and producers remember the DPs they shot with when they were starting out without a budget, then hire them when they do have a budget. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. They typically hire more experienced DPs once they can afford to. You can build relationships by investing your own gear in productions, but not all of those relationships will pan out.Another thing to factor into the “camera for hire” philosophy is that most productions that can’t afford to hire a camera, may not be able to hire other factors that go into making work worth putting on your showreel — like great locations, good actors, and production design. You may invest tens of thousands of dollars in gear to end up shooting first-time actors against white walls in a dark house.The advantage of owning your own camera is being able to shoot your own work. You can put in the hundred or so hours necessary to really get to know a camera system, the images they produce, how to manage the data, and how to grade the final image.Image via ARRI.Something else to think about when investing in a camera system is that you may end up being known as a “one-camera DP.” And, if the director or producer has different ideas about which camera they want to shoot their project on, you might not be hired. In my (albeit limited) experience, most owner-operator DPs have RED camera packages. Most feature films, in L.A. at least, are shot on the ARRI ALEXA system.For the last ten years or so, since the RED ONE and ALEXA hit the market, those DPs who could afford to buy and rent out their systems certainly had an advantage. But the market is constantly changing, and the pace of evolution is accelerating. We may have reached critical mass, where there are so many camera systems available for rent, and the cameras out there are losing value so quickly, that it no longer makes sense to spend more than most people make in a year on something that may or may not get your hired. Time will tell.Image via Canon.Often, the best way to solve this is to buy a camera, but start at the bottom of the cinema camera price range. A Canon C200B shoots internal 4K RAW and is available new for $5K — secondhand for around $4K. You can get reconditioned RED Scarlets for the same price, and secondhand ALEXA Classics for under $10K. This means you won’t be going into debt for the rest of your career, and you will be able to shoot your own work, improve your reel, and get the experience that comes with owning a camera.Cover image via ARRI.Looking for more on the film and video industry? Check out these articles.“The Lucas Effect”: When Filmmaking Creativity Goes UncheckedWhat Is Panavision’s Liquid Crystal Neutral Density (LCND) Filter?What the Marvel Cinematic Universe Means for the Future of Film10k Vs 100k Vs 500k: Feature Film Budgets ComparedThe History and Power of Sound Design in the Film Industrylast_img read more