Half-time: QPR 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0

first_imgTjaronn Chery went closest to scoring for QPR during a first half which ended with Sheffield Wednesday’s Modou Sougou being stretchered off.Chery met Sandro’s volleyed diagonal pass with a crisp volley of his own, but his effort from the left-hand edge of the penalty area went wide of the near post.Chery saw another shot deflected wide and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had a shot saved by Wednesday keeper Keiran Westwood.At the other end, Barry Bannan blazed wastefully wide after cutting inside Nedum Onuoha.And shortly before the interval, Clint Hill slipped and then poleaxed Sougou with a crunching last-ditch challenge to prevent the Owls winger pouncing on the loose ball 30 yards from goal.Chris Ramsey made three changes to the QPR side, with Hill, Massimo Luongo and Daniel Tozser coming in for Gabriele Angella, Leroy Fer and Karl Henry.QPR: Green, Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Konchesky, Sandro, Tozser, Phillips, Luongo, Chery, Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Smithies, Angella, Fer, Faurlin, Doughty, Hoilett, Henry.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The Secrets of Successful Video Essays

first_imgIf you’re looking for some more examples, check out our post on Today’s Top Video Essay Creators.What are your favorite video essay channels? Share them in the comments below! Video essays are all the rage these days. If you’re interested as a creator or connoisseur, here are some of the secrets to creating successful video essays.Cover image via Every Frame a PaintingSome are beautiful and thought-provoking, while others seem like quickly assembled supercuts with little intentionality behind them. The popularity of “video essays” has been growing in the last few years. Film critics and bloggers like Matt Zoller Seitz, Tony Zhou, Jacob T. Swinney and Kevin B. Lee have built careers around their well-crafted video essays. By examining some of the industry’s best, let’s explore what makes a video essay stand out above the rest.Work With the Highest Quality FootageNoted video essayists Fernando Andrés and Jacob T. Swinney recently did a Reddit AMA where they answered some questions about their processes. As you would expect, a huge part of their workflow is spent on finding and uploading the highest quality footage. Unless you’re working with film reels, the highest quality available to an average consumer would be from DVDs (preferably Blu-ray). Keep an eye for director’s cuts or remastered versions that include restored 4k when possible.As Jacob T. Swinney points out, pulling footage from YouTube is also an option in a pinch, but is not as likely to be the highest quality. Vimeo is another resource to consider because of its quality. You can find lots of YouTube download plugins or websites. Here are a few:HexoticVideoGrabbyClipConverter.cc Make Music Choices That Play Into a ThemeKevin B. Lee, chief video essayist at Fandor, recently did an interesting experiment on how sound and music play into how video essays are perceived. When creating a video essay on Chantal Akerman’s documentary No Home Movie, Lee chose to highlight the film’s fragile banality by putting together a composition of the shots which show the quiet emptiness of the rooms featured in the film. To add a further dynamic to the piece, Lee originally opted to put in music behind the footage (Schubert’s Impromptu D. 899 Op. 90 No. 3) which played into the film’s theme.However, the video essay wasn’t quite as well received by all. Jonathan Miller, the president of Icarus Films (No Home Movie‘s distributor) took exception to Lee using music in an video essay on a film which purposefully draws power from its quietness and lack of soundtrack.I watched the essay and I was surprised because there was no commentary on it. It was five minutes of Chantal’s film put in a different order with this very sentimental music laid over it. I wasn’t sure what made it an essay. It was as if he (Lee) cut Chantal’s footage to make another film entirely. (via Filmmaker Magazine)Ultimately, Lee went back and created a new version with the music removed. However, he left both versions online as a way for the two videos to juxtapose how video essays can create emotions with their music choices (or lack thereof). You can watch the silent version below and read about Lee’s decision in his post here.(If you need music for your next epic video essay, don’t forget that PremiumBeat’s got some pretty fantastic royalty free options!)Structure Your Video Like a FilmTony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting channel has become one of the most recognized names in the video essay genre for its educational and well-structured content. In his video essay below (aptly titled “How to Structure a Video Essay“), Zhou breaks down how he learned to structure his video essays by observing how filmmakers structure their films. (By the way, if you haven’t seen Orson Welles’ F For Fake , it may be the best film about faking a film about filmmaking.)Remember, video essays aren’t essays. They’re films. So you want to structure and pace them like a filmmaker would. Therefore and but. Meanwhile, back at the ranch. — Tony ZhouThe concepts Zhou presents are clearly more than little tricks for YouTube videos. They’re some of the basic tenants of storytelling and structure that apply to videos big and small. If you’re serious about creating content that has a flow and narrative arc to go along with interesting images, understanding concepts like “Therefore and but” and “Meanwhile, back at the ranch” is key.Consume, Consume, ConsumePerhaps one of the best ways to create successful video essays would be to watch as many as possible. The genre is pretty wide open in terms of different styles and definitions into what qualifies as a “video essay.”  There are several choices which you’ll have to make before you find the right one for you. However, if you can critically analyze what the different video essays are doing, you can find the distinctions that you find more worthwhile.Here’s a great look into the history of video essays and the many different elements therein.last_img read more

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First base

first_imgThough the Beermen saw spectacular performances from Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter, Fajardo remained as the focal point of San Miguel’s bid to defend its crown.On track to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference award, Fajardo pulled down 11 rebounds and had 35 points on 15 of 19 shooting, including the last two decisive field goals of the Beermen that doused the KaTropa rally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the nightcap, Magnolia had to overhaul a 20-point deficit before joining its sister team  in the next round.Mark Barroca not only sizzled from the field but also made life difficult for the high-scoring Terrence Romeo to help lift the Hotshots to a come-from-behind 86-79 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Emotions heightened in the first game with the outcome already decided as Jericho Cruz planted an elbow on the nape of Arwind Santos, who earlier pushed the TNT guard in a fast-break play.Santos was thrown out for getting a second technical while Cruz was sent to the bench for the flagrant foul.In the Final Four, San Miguel will face either Ginebra or Rain or Shine while Magnolia will take on the winner between the NLEX-Alaska setto.Ginebra and NLEX will try to sweep their best-of-three quarterfinal series on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FIRST GAME SCORES:ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC June Mar Fajardo has established himself as a certified defensive nightmare for any team.The four-time Most Valuable Player again sowed terror in the paint, carrying the San Miguel Beermen to the semifinals of the Philippine Cup with a forceful 106-93 win over the TNT Ka-Tropa on Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus SAN MIGUEL 106—Fajardo 35, Lassiter 20, Santos 15, Ross 13, Cabagnot 8, Heruela 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, De Ocampo 3, Pessumal 2, Espinas 1.TNT 93—Castro 19, Rosario 19, Pogoy 17, A. Semerad 16, Williams 15, Cruz 3, Torres 2, Garcia 2, Tautuaa 0, Paredes 0, Carey 0, Reyes 0.Quarters: 31-23, 52-44, 77-72, 106-93 Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cojuangco, Vargas end hostilitieslast_img read more

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Cignal HD gets other outright semis berth

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pesky defense from Marcelino twins throws Salado off his game National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress PBA IMAGESCignal HD booked the last outright semifinals ticket after turning back a scrappy Centro Escolar University side, 96-89, in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Jason Perkins notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while John Villarias gave Cignal a big lift off the bench with a team-high 19 points built on five 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “I guess we were fortunate because we had a very long preparation. We had a lot of time scouting them, but it was still a struggle against them. But the boys delivered and we got the win,” said deputy Jude Roque, who coached in Boyet Fernandez’ stead. The Hawkeyes shot the lights out from downtown, going 15-of-33 from that area.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGuard Aaron Jeruta and big man Rod Ebondo led the Scorpions, who shot 51% from the field.Top seed Flying V, which rose to 9-0 with a blowout win over Zark’s Burgers earlier, is the first team to earn an automatic semis slot. Playmaker Pamboy Raymundo also shone with 11 points and nine assists for Cignal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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