Barça, Madrid, Atlético and Alavés win at least 80% of the times they start scoring

first_imgThe International Football Observatory (CIES), has prepared a study on how important it is to score the first goal of a game. For this, it has analyzed the league matches of 92 different countries, from January 2015 to December 2019. Based on how those games went, he has extracted the efficiency percentage of those teams (and also of the 92 leagues in general), that is, he has got a good sample of what each club does when it opens the can.The clubs in the world with the highest percentage of victories when opening the scoreboard 3Atletico Madrid12410383.1 oneRed StarSerbia13513096.3 22PSGFrance13812489.9 57Italy1715117568.5 49Manchester CityEngland13211587.1 5Dynamo ZagrebCroatia12811993.0 5Bosnia90968074.8 3Uzbekistan98373875.1 4Ireland85263874.9 56JuventusItaly13111386.3 twentyEibar824858.5 14Valencia976658.0 If we take a look at the league ranking, we see that it is Moldova that leads the table with 80% (463 of 579). To find one of the five big leagues you have to go down to position 31, where the Premier League with 71.1%. The Santander League it is number 48 in this classification with 69.4% (1206 of 1738), followed by the Ligue 1 (51st) of the A series (57th) and of the Bundesliga (67th). 19Spanish885461.4 48Spain1738120669.4 6Seville1037875.7 117Atletico MadridSpain12410383.1 67Germany138894167.8 oneBarcelona13111688.5 Market StallClubMatchesCattle% Market StallClubcountryMatchesCattle% fiftyAjaxHolland11610187.1 4Alaves856880.0 5Valladolid886877.3 7Betis856272.9 8Leganes745371.6center_img 16Real society966466.7 If you look at the table of the Spanish league, just after the podium already mentioned would be Alavés, who has managed to win 80% of the matches in which he has started scoring. In total, he has done 68 of the 85 times the opportunity has been presented. The worst is Eibar, which reflects 58.5% of victories, since he has only managed to win 48 of the 82 games he has started scoring during the five years analyzed.The world’s leagues with the highest winning percentage when opening the scoring 8BenficaPortugal12111292.9 2SheriffMoldova1029694.1 18Celtic865462.8 12I raised775470.1 fifteenOsasuna845767.9 69Bayern MunichGermany11810185.6 Market StallLeagueMatchesCattle% 10Pomegranate795670.9 9Majorca976971.1 17Getafe865766.3 75Real MadridSpain12810985.2 31England1706121371.1 4F91 DudelangeLuxembourg888293.2 The Serbian Red Star is the most effective. Of the 135 occasions in which he has opened the scoreboard, he has ended up winning 130, taking advantage of 96.5% of the times he has started scoring. The first team from one of the five big leagues in the table is the PSG, with 89.9% (124 out of 138), while Barcelona, ​​which is ranked number 30, is the first Spanish with 88.5% (116 out of 131). Real Madrid would occupy the 75th place with 85.2% (109 of 128) and Atlético de Madrid the 117th with 83.1% (103 of 124). The but club of the 92 divisions analyzed is the Central Coast Mariners of Australia, with 37.7% (20 of 53). oneMoldova57946380.0 51France1696117169.0 2Bulgaria96272475.3 3Albirez NiigataSingapore757093.3 elevenVillarreal997070.7 13Athletic Bilbao916369.2 2Real Madrid12810985.2 30BarcelonaSpain13111688.5 The Spanish clubs with the highest percentage of victories when opening the scoreboardlast_img

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May 14, 2020 | by

Community Services open to working with gymnasts for new facility

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After receiving a letter from the North Peace Gymnastics Association about the possibility of a partnership with the city towards the construction of a new permanent facility for the gymnasts near the Pomeroy Sports Centre, the city says that it would be welcome to the idea, just not in the proposed location.Fort St. John’s Community Services General Manager Wally Ferris spoke with Energeticcity.ca yesterday on the subject of the association’s letter. He said that the city is always warm to the idea of partnering with local groups towards improving recreation services and infrastructure. Ferris says that the NPGA actually approached the city a couple of years ago about the possibility of partnering to build a new multi-purpose facility, the difference being that this time the group also proposed a location.While the city is willing to work with the group, Ferris says that any forward progress on the proposal won’t be able to occur until after the issue of the city’s insurance claim from last year’s North Peace Arena gymnasium fire is resolved. The city has worked with insurers on several structural assessments of the gymnasium, who have taken that information and put out tenders to various companies in order to get a quote for the repairs that need to be done. Once the city hears back from its insurer about the cost of replacing the gym, it would then look at either rebuilding, or building a new facility to replace the gym. Ferris added that various issues need to be looked at, including proposals from other potential users of a new facility, as well as the final version of the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which is due out later this fall.- Advertisement -On the topic of the proposed location on 94th Avenue, Ferris says that though a temporary facility could be feasible, a permanent facility isn’t due to the amoun of underlying utility infrastructure that would need to be moved.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

VIDEO: John Terry sings Stand by Me as part of Aston Villa initiation

first_img The Chelsea legend is usually the one laughing at other players’ expense Modern players are used to swapping clubs and performing a dreaded initiation song.But given John Terry spent 22 years with Chelsea, chances are he never had to endure the humiliation back in his youth days.The new Aston Villa signing proved more than a willing participant, however, belting out Stand by Me by Ben E King, at his new club’s training camp in Portugal.Far from looking sheepish, Terry had the whole room swaying to his impressive rendition. 1center_img Welcome JT👏🏽😂 pic.twitter.com/uqLGKYWw87— André Green (@AndreGreen_) July 5, 2017last_img

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December 27, 2019 | by

TIR CHONAILL AC ATHLETES GET CROSS COUNTRY SEASON OFF TO SPECTACULAR START

first_imgTir Chonaill AC Girls U16 2013Tir Chonaill AC NotesThe Donegal Cross Country season got off to a spectacular start last Sunday with the Even and Novice c/ships, hosted and superbly organised by the local Rosses Club, at the Mullaghderg Banks in Annagry. Over 500 athletes from all over Donegal and from visiting clubs Omagh Harriers, Enniskillen and Mid Ulster took part in glorious sunshine on a links course.A small band of Tir Chonaill AC made the journey to West Donegal and many competing over the country for the first time came away with some outstanding performances. Daniel Gallagher, a few weeks back into his winter training schedule, took a tumble on the final lap of the U18 race but recovered to finish a satisfying 3rd. The Girls U14 team led by Niamh Boyle in 9th position won bronze team medals – 2pts outside the runners up total. The support team was Anna Reibling, Cliodhna McManus, Charlotte Timoney, Kerry O’Loughlan and Kate Shovlin. Emily McGill in 13th position led the Under 16 girls home and was followed by Eve Travers, 14th and Kate Smith, 21st.The Donegal Novice CC c/ships opened the proceedings on Sunday. Well done to Richard McCarthy, Christopher Doherty and Ollie Thomas on good performances. Well done to all and thanks to coaches David Doherty, Richard McCarthy and the parents who travelled to support. Next outing is on Sunday for the Uneven and Masters c/ships in Castlefinn.Dublin City Marathon Group The final preparations for the upcoming Dublin City Marathon – now three weeks away – are being put in place by club athletes. Paddy Donoghue leads a group of over twenty in Dublin and on Saturday morning last they successfully completed their final long run of 22 +miles. Following the run Paddy thanked – ‘ all the support runners, support vehicles and Tony Cummins on his trusted bike, (who covered much more that the marathon distance for us today). You were all brilliant out on the road…and for the absolutely delicious breakfast picnic after and the dip in the lake’ The club wishes all ever success in DublinBridie Lynch honouredParalympics Ireland made a number of key award presentations on Friday night last at the official dinner of the European Paralympic Council General Assembly and Conference in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. With RTÉ’s Eamon Horan actiComing upNext Sunday the club will have a number of teams and individuals compete in Round 2 of the Donegal CC in Castlefinn. Travel arrangements following training on Thursday night.A number of club coaches will attend an Athletics Leader Coaching course on Saturday week in Manorhamilton – hosts Nth Leitrim AC Training for the Fun in Athletics Juvenile group, Senior, fit4life, meet and train groups continue on Tuesday, Thursday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday mornings at the usual times and locationsTir Chonaill AC Mens Novice 2013Tir Chonaill AC Girls U14 (silver) 2013TIR CHONAILL AC ATHLETES GET CROSS COUNTRY SEASON OFF TO SPECTACULAR START was last modified: October 9th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:tir chonaill ac newslast_img

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December 27, 2019 | by

FARMER CRASHED THROUGH WALL AT BRIDGE AND PLUNGED TO HIS DEATH

first_imgA 75 year-old farmer crashed through a wall and plummeted twenty feet into a river to his death after going to cut turf.Eugene Ward, from Glenties, died as a result of multiple injuries he sustained in the tragic fall.The eldelry farmer had spent the morning working the fields at his farm on April 23, 2010. He decided to drive the short distance to the bog to see if his turf cutting machine had arrived.Shortly after 1pm, a neighbour, John Quinn, arrived to alert Mr Ward’s son Seamus that his father was in difficulties.He rushed to the scene to find his father sitting outside the link box of his Massey Ferguson T20 tractor.His sister Maureen, a nurse had called an ambulance and the fire brigade.Eugene’s other son, John was in Glenties when he recieved a phone call in relation to the incident.He recalled making his way to the scene where he found his father with a gash in his leg and complaining of pains in his chest.His sister Maureen was trying to stop the bleeding.He recalled his father talking and coherent. His father hadbeen rescued from the river at that point and was later brought to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6.30pm.Garda Dylan Conroy was called to the scene. He recalled that the tractor had apparently crashed through a wall and had dropped from a height.The tractor was then taken for examination to Ballybofey where Sergeant John McDaid examined it.Sergeant McDaid said that the cab of the tractor had been broken. The nuts which were attached to the double wheel were detached and damaged.He said that the tractor, which was over thirty years old, had been in good condition before the accident.He added that a post beside the bridge could have made contact with a back wheel.Pathologist Katriona Dylan told the court that she had not carried out the postmortem but read the details on behalf of doctor Abdullah.The notes outlined a number of medical conditions that had affected Mr Ward before his death, one of which was Anaemia (iron deficiency).She said that if he hadn’t had the other medical conditions a younger man may have survived.The jury of five men and one woman returned a verdict of the cause of death being multiple injuries sustained as a consequence of falling from a bridge in a tractor.FARMER CRASHED THROUGH WALL AT BRIDGE AND PLUNGED TO HIS DEATH was last modified: September 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtEUGENE WARDGlentieslast_img

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December 25, 2019 | by

DONEGAL DUO SCOOP €65,000 ON WINNING STREAK – AND TWO MORE FROM DONEGAL ON SHOW NEXT WEEK!

first_imgFrances wins cash on tonight’s showDONEGAL’S astonishing run on Winning Streak continued tonight as two players pocketed €65,000 in prizes between them!And the success of people from the county will continue next week as players from Greencastle and Ramelton were picked to be on the hit National Lottery TV game show next Saturday night!!!As if the county’s luck wasn’t already on a winning streak, a woman from Cloghan won a trip to San Francisco and €2,500 spending money. Both Frances Brennan from Railway Park, Donegal Town and Daniel McLaughlin form the Isle of Doagh (or should that be the Isle of Dough!) won big money tonight.Bingo mad Frances, a huge Donegal GAA fan, won €34,000 while bus driver Daniel – whose aunt Rose won €45,000 last month – won €26,000 and a €5,000 holiday to Croatia, narrowly missing out on spinning the wheel, choosing ‘3’ instead of ‘4’ and earning an extra €1,000 instead of a go at winning a million.Aunt Rose who couldn’t be there tonight because she had taken Daniel’s mum and her sisters to Lourdes.The Inishowen League referee had been to the studios four times before – because as a bus driver he has drive previous winners there. He is planning to spend some of his winnings taking his wife and two children to New Zealand to see relatives.Donegal’s winning streak continues next week with Marina Burns, Ballymacarter, Greencastle and Joe Birney, Bridgend, Ramelton, picked to go on the show – the last in the current series.And the winner 0f trip for two is Pearl Bustard, from Cloghan, who is off to San Francisco with €2,500 spending money.Bus driver and Inishowen whistler Daniel on tonight’s show. He’s planning a trip to New Zealand DONEGAL DUO SCOOP €65,000 ON WINNING STREAK – AND TWO MORE FROM DONEGAL ON SHOW NEXT WEEK! was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CloghanDaniel McLaughlinDonegal TownFrances BrennanGreencastleIsle of DoaghRameltonWinning Streaklast_img

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December 24, 2019 | by

Mobile hop dryer developed in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a state that boasts 300 craft breweries, David Volkman is one of many craft beer enthusiasts in Ohio. But Volkman, with 12 acres of land in Warren County, is not only supporting Ohio’s craft brewing industry through consumption; he’s also contributing to its production. In 2012, he and his wife, Nina, started transitioning some of their small acreage to grow hops. Today, they grow 1,400 plants on about 1.5 acres and they’ve named their business Ohio Valley Hops. Hops are in demand in Ohio and U.S. hop acreage has increased by 72% since 2012. In Ohio, less than 2% of the hops used to brew a whopping 1.09 million barrels of craft beer are grown locally.“There was a large demand in Ohio, but no local supply,” said David Volkman. “As a fan of craft brewing, I attended a few field days and we decided to give it a go.”Volkman says that with improved quality and increasing quantity, growing hops sustainably as an alternate crop can provide additional income for small farmers in Ohio. But hops production requires equipment, from harvesters to hammer mills, from pelletizers to dryers. The Volkmans own a mobile hop harvester, and travel throughout the region offering custom harvesting for other growers. They wondered whether they could add mobile hops drying to the services they were offering to Ohio’s hops growers.“Drying is something that must happen as soon as possible, on farm, to maximize quality,” Volkman said. “Several growers have built fixed drying facilities that allow on-farm drying which have proven to be effective and efficient. However, they cost several thousand dollars and permanently take up floor space. Practically and financially, not every farm needs to tie up space and money in a dryer. Sharing is viable, since drying takes around 48 hours, and Ohio’s harvest starts in the southwest in July and continues through September in the northeast with about a 7- to 10-day harvest window per variety. It is practical that numerous growers could use one mobile dryer.”Determined to make drying hops more efficient, Volkman applied for a $7,500 NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant to build a mobile hop dryer that could be used by multiple growers. He wanted to find a way to quickly dry hops to the ideal moisture content for processing, while reducing individual farmer investment by creating a shareable resource.Using an enclosed trailer, Volkman devised a two-step drying process involving high volume air movement for initial drying and then lower volume conditioned air for finishing. He was able to dry up to 1,000 pounds of hops in 48 hours. Smaller loads took as little as 24 hours. Volkman shared the dryer with four Ohio hops growers the first year; growers simply picked up the trailer, pulled it to their site, used it, and returned it (or dropped it off for another grower to use).  During the second year of his project, he shared the mobile dryer with five growers, and determined that even more growers could have been included.“From many discussions over the last several years, processors’ biggest gripe is that growers do not dry their hops evenly or thoroughly,” Volkman said. “That was not the case with the mobile dryer. Simply following provided instructions on bin rotation, using heat and air properly, and doing moisture testing led all users to get their hops in the 8-10% moisture range, ideal for further processing and packaging.”Volkman has shared information about the mobile hops dryer at numerous field days and events and has developed a resource that includes design details. For more, see the related SARE grant(s) FNC17-1103, Mobile Hop Dryer .last_img

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December 17, 2019 | by

Until We Fix Our Connected Homes, Hackers Will Keep Screaming At Babies

first_imgTags:#cameras#connected home#foscam#hacking#home#Internet of Things#web Last August, a hacker infiltrated a wireless camera owned by the Gilbert family, living in Houston, Texas. The stranger took control of the unit and used it to scream obscenities at a two-year-old toddler. Fortunately, the hearing-impaired child didn’t have her cochlear implant turned on at the time, otherwise she would have heard the stranger yelling, “Wake up Allyson, you little slut!”Such attacks are particularly vile, certainly because they involve children, but also because they mar technologies intended to increase security. These devices are supposed to make us safer, but as it is right now, they wind up being our points of vulnerability. It’s tempting to blame Foscam for the security failings—after all, both the Schreck and Gilbert families used its cameras—or wonder if hackers were intentionally zeroing in on this company. But it’s more likely that Foscam winds up being targeted simply because it’s a popular brand: According to the company, it sells about 50,000 to 60,000 cameras each month worldwide and services millions of users. With so many customers, even small technical issues can have major ramifications. Case in point: the failure of Foscam’s software to remind users to change their default login. That’s the likely reason the Schrecks’ camera got hacked; the couple was still using the default login. “[The software] didn’t prompt us to change our password,” Heather Schreck told me over the phone. “We didn’t realize that we should do that. We have our router secured, so we thought it was safe. Foscam really needs to work on that to make it more recognizable and known that people need to change their passwords.” I contacted Foscam, which said it did update the firmware to include the prompt, along with other important security bug fixes. In fact, the company claims its software and hardware are routinely tested by security researchers, and maintains that it regularly publishes security updates. See also: Heartbleed Defense: The 3-Step Password Strategy Everyone Should UseThe Schrecks, however, didn’t get the new software. The reason for that is buried in the details.Although some reports state that the Schrecks’ unit was “the latest IP camera manufactured by Foscam,” it actually wasn’t. Heather informed me that it was actually model #FI8910W, a version that launched three years ago, and the Schrecks had been using it since little Emma was born. “There were no hardware issues with this camera,” said Foscam COO Chase Rhymes. However, he explained, that particular product debuted before the relevant security bugs were patched. Newer versions of the camera have the latest firmware pre-loaded, but owners of older cameras—say, older than six months—need to manually update their software for the latest updates. Either way, users would still have to change their usernames and passwords. The Bug In This RugAt the very least, whether prompted or not, the key takeaway for owners of Foscam devices or any other gadgets that touch the Internet is simply this: Never stick with the default username and password.“The problem is, [default passwords are] easy for people to come up with … you know ‘admin’ or ‘1234.’ Whatever a company’s default password is,” Rhymes said. “They just try one until it works.” In this way, your device remains wide open to hacking for anyone that comes across it. That could be a lot of potential assailants. Many Internet gadgets are easily discoverable via the Shodansearch tool. Think of it like Google search for connected devices that hackers could use to identify potential targets. If your device shows up there—and plenty do—the last thing you want is to rely on a flimsy login like “admin/admin.” You might as well as post a sign on your house that says, “Front door is unlocked. C’mon in.” For current customers, Foscam posted a list of tips for securing their wireless cameras, including changing logins and setting port forwarding on Internet routers, to make it tougher for hackers to discover your unit. The first item on the list is to update your software to get the latest security patches, especially if the cameras are more than six months old. Foscam also maintains an email list that customers can register for on the website, which reminds people to continuously update their software for the latest fixes and features. Of course, no amount of patching can ever make connected devices 100% hackproof. That’s true for Internet cameras, smartTVs, Web-enabled HVAC appliances or anything else in a connected home. If nothing else, Heartbleed—the major security bug that caught the tech world with its pants down—taught everyone that. Just to be clear, this Foscam camera exploit has nothing to do with Heartbleed. But they both point to an inevitable truth: Any device that connects to the Internet, by read more

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December 15, 2019 | by

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Blackmagic’s URSA Mini Pro 4.6k Camera

first_img1. FormatsThe URSA Mini Pro 4.6k camera is rocking a Super 35mm CMOS sensor, offering users a plethora of recording options. The camera uses Cinema DNG Raw and Apple ProRes compressed codecs, and each codec has a variety of flavors. Supported codecs include the following:Cinema DNG RAW LosslessCinema DNG RAW 3:1Cinema DNG RAW 4:1ProRes XQ QuickTimeProRes 444 QuickTimeProRes HQ QuickTimeProRes 422 QuickTimeProRes LT QuickTimeProRes Proxy QuickTime 6. Touchscreen MenuSpeaking of the menu, this is one of my favorite features of this camera. The URSA Mini Pro 4.6k has a 4” flip out LCD touchscreen panel. The screen doesn’t flip all the way around, but I doubt you’re buying this camera to vlog. The internal menu is incredibly simple and intuitive, visible even in very bright conditions.There are six different pages for the menu, all of which are extremely simple to navigate — again with an intuitive layout. Navigate between record, monitor, audio, setup, presets, and LUT pages. You’ll never get lost in this menu like you can with many other camera models. Change any of the camera settings on the panel simply by clicking on them. Double-click on the screen to zoom in then click on the media cards to see more information — and even format the cards. You can record RAW with a compatible CFast card, and you can even choose to record across two cards at the same time. Frame rate is dependent on the resolution, and you can achieve a maximum of 60fps recording in 4.6k Lossless Raw. If you want to shoot at 120fps you’ll need to switch to 2k window sensor mode.2. Dynamic RangeThere are two different dynamic range settings for this camera: Film and Video. The Film option gives you 15 stops of dynamic range, which provides an insane amount of play when you’re performing a color grade. This workflow is especially nice if you edit and grade with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve software.The Video setting is similar to the Rec 709 color standard for high definition. So if you’re doing any run-and-gun work that you need to edit and get out quickly, this option is great. If you’re shooting in raw with this camera, however, you only have the Film setting available.3. AccessoriesThis camera is very versatile. There is a plethora of accessories you can get, both from Blackmagic and from other companies, so you can customize the rig to function in any environment. These accessories include interchangeable lens mounts, professional viewfinders, media recorders, and microphone and shoulder mount kits. Check out a full list of accessories certified by Blackmagic here.I’m currently using a run-and-gun setup — I have Blackmagic’s viewfinder and shoulder mount kit. This is a perfect rig if you’re a documentarian or news shooter. I also have the optional V-mount battery plate, allowing me to use industry-standard batteries. To power the URSA, I’m using Duo C-98 batteries from IDX. To record, I’m using a custom match pack from Angelbird. This kit is designed specifically for the URSA Mini Pro 4.6k and includes two CFast and two SD media cards.  Angelbird also makes a CFast dual card reader so you can quickly and easily copy footage over to an external drive. 4. ConnectionsThe reason this camera has so many accessories is due to the number of connections on the unit. On the rear of the camera, you’ll find four mounting points and a Molex connector behind a small cover for attaching battery plates. Both the top and the bottom of the camera have ¼ inch mounting ports, allowing you to hook up accessories such as the shoulder base plate or the top handle.This camera is broadcast-ready with 12G-SDI in and out ports, as well as a Reference and Timecode In port. You’ll also find a 12V+ power input and a headphone jack on the back of the body. There are two LANC ports for using remote controls, which supports record start/stop, as well as iris and focus control on compatible EF lenses. Two XLR ports are hidden underneath a rubber cover at the back end of the top.On the right side of the camera, you have a rosette-style mount for the side handle. There’s a 3G-SDI output for downconverted 1080HD output, as well +12V 4 pin XLR connector. I’m using both of these to power the optional viewfinder. This also powers the optional URSA studio viewfinder. Just below, you’ll see the 2.5mm LANC connector for the mini side handle.5. External ControlsAgain, shooting in a lot of run-and-gun scenarios will make you really appreciate quick access to controls. This camera has everything you need right on the body. Once you get your format setup, you shouldn’t need to go back in the menu while you’re shooting.You have really high-quality built-in ND filters, all of the camera controls and audio knobs, as well as function buttons. You can even instantly switch to high frame rate mode with the click of a button. Quickly turn on peaking, zebras, and other readouts, and view important information directly read more

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December 12, 2019 | by

7 Things You Can Definitely Take Away from Film School

first_imgWhile many debate the value of film school, let’s take a look at a few useful lessons you can definitely take away from the experience.The merits of film school is an ongoing debate in the film and video community. And while a college education is never anything to scoff at, it’s also very true that one can get just as much, if not more, knowledge through online websites, resources, and YouTube channels.But, as someone who did go to film school, there are several things you can actually learn there. It’s not always as direct or helpful as “This is how you make a film.” Instead, if one is truly engaged and interested, one can learn a thing or two about how filmmaking works and begin shaping your skills early, thus being slightly more prepared to dive into the industry once you graduate.So, let’s look at seven things you can actually learn from film school, and how to apply these lessons to your career in film and video.(Note: This article is on what you can take away from film school. If you’re looking for some free “assignments” to hone your craft, check out this article.)1. Watch (and Study) the ClassicsImage via 8155069152.While you can (and should) do this with or without film school, one of my favorite aspects of the program was the film history and theory classes. Not only did we get to read and discuss the early days of filmmaking, we also got to watch many of the early classics.When studying film classics on your own, it can be difficult to stay focused while working your way through certain eras or directors. But in film school, you have a class and assignments that help you maintain focus and power through.2. Discover Your Favorite FilmmakersFrom these film classes and textbooks, you can start to get an idea of your preferred styles — as well as your favorite directors. Do you feel connected to German expressionism, or perhaps more drawn to French New Wave? Do the subjects of Alfred Hitchcock or Sofia Coppola resonate with you as you read about their lives and filmographies?It’s in these early years that you can begin to discover just who your influences are and how to begin shaping your own filmmaking vision.3. Experiment and Realize Your Ideal JobImage via mrmohock.One of my favorite classes in film school involved trying out every role on set. In a group of about ten, we rotated from director to actor to DP to AD to boom operator, etc. for a bit of experience in each role.Obviously, the project we were working on didn’t look like much, but it did let us try on different hats, which gave us an idea as to which ones were the most comfortable. In the real world, it takes time to realize your true calling — and it can be challenging. But it’s helpful to start experimenting and consider your options early.4. Which Cameras Are Popular and How to Use ThemI can tell you one thing film school definitely didn’t teach me — how to use modern digital filmmaking cameras. For some of our first projects, we were assigned very outdated camcorders, which recorded to MiniDV. It was a technology that was pretty much irrelevant to the types of digital cameras you would most often find on set or in the industry at the time.However, one of the wonderful things that happens in film school is that you begin to make friends and work with them on weekends (more on that below). It was with these fellow students that I discovered which cameras were truly being used — and some beginner-friendly DSLR and mirrorless options.5. How to Find and Build a NetworkIt’s also among these classmates and friends that you begin to build your network. Some of your most valuable connections are going to come out of film school (especially if you stay in the same city or area after graduation). Not only will you be closely working with these people, project by project, but you’ll also begin to learn how to work together as a team, which will come in handy when you begin hopping into paid gigs together later.6. Editing TheorySimilar to working with outdated cameras on some of the early film assignments, we also edited on old versions of Final Cut, with slow, outdated computers and an antiquated textbook. The digital video editing industry is growing far too fast for many formal film schools to keep up. I definitely learned much more about editing by watching YouTube videos than simply working it out myself on Premiere Pro at night.However, there’s much you can learn about editing theory. Especially if you’re lucky enough to try out some projects cutting old celluloid film by hand. Tips for mastering jump-cuts or the nuances of matched action sequences can be valuable information you can learn from seasoned editors who just might not be privy to the latest technology.7. How to Handle Constructive CriticismProbably the greatest single thing I learned in film school was how to handle constructive feedback from professors and peer reviews. In many ways, it’s a great way to learn. It can also be terrifying read more

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December 12, 2019 | by