Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

first_imgLocal NewsUS News Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield testifies during for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. WhatsApp Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassadorcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook Previous articleStory’s time: Rockies shortstop focused on season, not dealNext articlePress scores in first start of 2021, looks to build on 2020 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Delhi Court Temporarily Restrains Sarosh Zaiwalla From Making Unverified Statements Against Abhishek Singhvi, Restricts Further Reselling of the Book [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Temporarily Restrains Sarosh Zaiwalla From Making Unverified Statements Against Abhishek Singhvi, Restricts Further Reselling of the Book [Read Order] Karan Tripathi14 April 2020 4:30 AMShare This – xPatiala House Court has temporarily restrained Sarosh Zaiwalla, Harper Collins, and their distributors and retailers, from making any unverified and unsubstantiated defamatory claims against Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi. While passing such a restraining order, District Judge Sanjiv Jain has also restrained the defendants from selling it distributing the copies of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginPatiala House Court has temporarily restrained Sarosh Zaiwalla, Harper Collins, and their distributors and retailers, from making any unverified and unsubstantiated defamatory claims against Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi. While passing such a restraining order, District Judge Sanjiv Jain has also restrained the defendants from selling it distributing the copies of the allegedly defamatory book and the newspaper article, till the pendency of the suit. Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi has moved a plea before the Patiala House Court against the alleged defamatory statements made by Sarosh Zaiwalla in his new book. Mr Singhvi has claimed permanent and mandatory injunction against Zaiwalla’s book titled ‘Honour Bound: Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in English Courts’, claiming injury to his reputation in public. The damage to reputation is also claimed against an article published in Times of India titled ‘I Learnt From Bofors Never To Act In A Case Involving Internal Indian Politics, Says Sarosh Zaiwalla’. In addition to permanent and mandatory injunction, the applicant has also sought an interim relief of restraining book’s publisher Harper Collins, as well as the vendors, from marketing and selling the aforesaid book in India till the pendency of the suit. ‘The insinuation that the plaintiff’s deceased father unduly influenced a noted Arbitrator and Jurist Late Chief Justice RS Pathak (Retd) into passing an award in favour of the Republic of India in a matter where plaintiff was appearing as a counsel is ex facie defamatory to the plaintiff in as much as it unequivocally accuses his father of a criminal offence and insinuates that the plaintiff was himself complicit in it’, the plaint states. It is further submitted that the accusations made in the aforesaid Times of India article is evidently incorrect and has clearly hurt the sentiments and feelings of the Singhvi family. The plaintiff has argued that the defendant has cited Mr Vir Singhvi as one of the sources behind the information published in the book. However, Mr Vir Singhvi has clearly denied having any such conversation with the defendant. This makes the plaintiff entitled to the declaration stating that the said information in the book is false. It is further argued that the false nature of the claims made in the book is clear from the fact that the defendants never approached the Singhvi family to seek a clarification on such claims; especially when both Retd Chief Justice RS Pathak and Mr Kuldeep Nayar are not alive to defend the libelous allegations made against them. ‘These statements have been raked up after 3 decades to link the name of the plaintiff with the Bofors case’, the plaintiff argues. In light of the same, the court has issued summons for the settlement of issues as well as notice to all the defendants which shall be delivered as per modes permissible under Delhi High Court rules and orders. While passing the order, the court noted that: ‘In the instant case, the reputation of the plaintiff is at stake. His reputation would suffer an irreparable harm if injunctions are prayed for are not granted as much as he would suffer further loss to his reputation. A prima facie case is made out in favour of the plaintiff.’ The plaintiff in the present case was represented by Mr Vijay Aggarwal, Mr Naman Joshi and Mr Bavin KapilaClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Women’s Golf Set To Host Drake Bulldog Invitational

first_imgThe Bulldogs return to competition following the Cardinal Classic where the team finished tied for 14th. Junior Grace Dunn continues to lead the Bulldogs averaging 75.8 strokes per round. Dunn finished 27th at the Cardinal Classic with a total of 224 (74-75-75). Sophomore Sigurlaugh Jonsdottir led Drake in the final round scoring two-over par 74 totaling 232 (78-80-74). Story Links The Drake University women’s golf team will host the Drake Bulldog Invitational Oct. 9-10 at the Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk, Iowa. The 54-hole event will be held at the Echo Valley Country Club and features seven Midwest teams including Creighton, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Iowa, Loyola-Illinois, South Dakota and Western Illinois.center_img Live Results Following the Drake Bulldog Invitational, Drake will prepare for the MVC Preview in Newton, Kan. Oct. 16-17.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Philadelphia Mayor endorses work of Irish north-west delegation in US

first_imgA north-west delegation met with Mayor of Philadelphia, Senator Jim Kenney yesterday (Weds) to explore opportunities for business and educational partnerships.The delegation led by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle met Senator Kenney in Philadelphia where gifts were exchanged and officials showcased the North West region as a prime location for investment.Speaking at the meeting the Philadelphia Mayor said: “It was a great honour to meet with Mayor Nicholas Crossan & Mayor Michaela Boyle and during their time in Philadelphia. “In Philadelphia, we pride ourselves on being an international city—one that embraces our diversity and celebrates our connections to people and places across the globe. Ireland has long been a top partner for the Philadelphia region, and this visit from the Mayors of Donegal and Derry City Strabane is the latest example of our commitment to continued cooperation between the regions.”Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan said Mayor Kenney’s attendance at the breakfast event was an indication of his support and commitment to the region while Derry City and Strabane District Council Mayor Cllr Michaela Boyle thanked Mayor Kenney for his hospitality and support for the North West region.The delegation’s busy itinerary included a morning breakfast meeting with officials from the Select Greater Philadelphia Council about opportunities and advice for companies from Donegal and Derry/Strabane area if they want to base themselves in the area.Meetings were also hosted with key partners in Philadelphia about ways of strengthening their existing links with the North West of Ireland. The trade and investment mission is led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council and includes representatives from third level and further education providers and development organisations including Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the North West Regional College, Donegal ETB and Catalyst, who also explored Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Programme partnership opportunities with their counterparts in the area.The visit to Philadelphia is part of the Council and partner’s wider international relations programme to promote the North West globally and enhance its reputation and capacity to attract investment, expand business opportunities, extend the global reach of the region and attract educational and cultural ties and reach.During the visit, the North West delegation will travel to Boston to link up with the eight companies from the Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council areas for a number of days of meetings, networking and civic events.As part of the trade mission next week the delegation will promote the educational opportunities in the North West with the diaspora community in Philadelphia, where educational organisations will have the opportunity to showcase the world-leading education provision across UU, NWRC, LYIT and Donegal ETB.The group will meet with leading business executives and industry influencers, in both Boston and Philadelphia, including Mayors Kenney and Walsh from Cities of Philadelphia and Boston respectively. The Mayors will use the occasion to strengthen the civic ties that exist between these two great American cities and the Northwest.A key event during the visit will be the launch of the Atlas for a City Region at Harvard University – a unique 18 month long project commissioned by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council under the auspices of the North West Regional Development Group,  to investigate how the cross border Letterkenny/Derry North West City Region can be shaped in light of the economic, political and social realities of Brexit.The group will also attend a series of civic events including meetings with the Irish International Immigrant Centre, Boston’s District Hall and the Boston State House, as well as take part in the annual Golden Bridges Conference and Awards luncheon.The companies travelling with the delegation will follow their own bespoke itinerary where they will meet with key contacts to explore and understand opportunities in the US market, develop in-market networks and build relationships with potential customers, agents/distributors. The companies travelling as part of the delegation are – O’Neill’s International Sportswear, Humanity Cosmetics, Learning Pool and Brand It Technologies from the Derry and Strabane District Council area and from Donegal, EKO Chute, MMG Welding and Wild Fuschia Bakery.For more information visit www.irelandnw.com and follow on social using the hashtag #IrelandNW19.Photo Caption: Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Michaela Boyle, Mayor of Philadelphia Senator Jim Kenney and Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan.Philadelphia Mayor endorses work of Irish north-west delegation in US was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Sub-surface nutrient placement options

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John Fulton and Trey ColleySub-surface placement of nutrients is a best management practice (BMP) in an effort to reduce off-site transport of P and N. There is variety of placement techniques and equipment which becomes important information as farmers decide a solution or suite of solutions to adopt. Frequently, it is unclear which types of implements are best suited to meet the nutrient management goals for a farm operation. Equipment capable of sub-surface placement can vary in horsepower requirements, placement options, and the level of surface disturbance. The “right” implement will vary from farm-to-farm based on the differing management strategies.An Ohio State University Fact Sheet (Opportunities for Sub-surface Nutrient Placement in Ohio) has been developed to help review and understand specification of different implements for sub-surface placement of fertilizers. This publication can be accessed at https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-56401. To help identify which implement(s) is best suited for your farm, the Ohio State Precision Ag Team compiled a list of sub-surface placement benefits and categorized available equipment options. The benefits of sub-surface placement of fertilizers can include:makes fertilizers readily available for crop uptake,potentially reduces pre-plant field passes to a single operation, conserving fuel and reducing compaction,strip-till, sub-surface placement equipment allows for optimal seedbed preparation, improving planter performance, andcan reduce off-site transport of fertilizer in overland runoff.It is important to understand these implements do not accomplish the same thing during field operations, but there remains a number of implements available on the market to place fertilizer below the soil surface. Implement options can vary greatly in both function and suitability-of-use. For a decision aiding tool, categorized currently available sub-surface placement implement options into one of the four categories:“Deep rip and placement implements apply a fertilizer band (generally 3- to 8 inches) of liquid, dry, or anhydrous, prior to the growing season and usually involve some type of tillage or seedbed modification. Generally able to operate 3 to 6 miles per hour in a minimal till to strip-till environment, producing more soil disturbance than “zone mixing” or “injection” implements.“Zone mixing” type implements mix fertilizer and soil in a tilled zone generally around 8 inches wide and 6 inches deep. They typically use a multiple coulter setup to induce a thorough mixing action on the soil while blending liquid, or dry fertilizer or manure. Generally these implements are able to operate in the 7 to 12 miles per hour range in a strip-till or similar environment, while producing more soil disturbance than “injection” type implements.“Injection” Type implements apply a shallow, narrow band of fertilizer (generally 3 inches to 5 inches), of liquid, dry, or anhydrous fertilizer. Typically, these implements utilize a single coulter or similar opener to inject the fertilizer product into a thin opening of the soil. These implements normally operate in the 7 to 12 miles per hour range in a no-till or minimal till environment, while producing the least amount of soil disturbance compared to other implements.Broadcast then incorporate applications are typically conducted by a dual spinner-disc spreader, followed by incorporation through disc, field cultivator, or similar tillage tool. Incorporation can be done any time after the broadcast application, but preferably within 3 to 5 days.Sub-surface placement tools offer many advantages through optimizing nutrient placement and seedbed preparation, but often are more time-consuming than traditional (over-the-top) fertilizer spreading. Try to incorporate as many of the benefits as possible into your operation by selecting a tool that maximizes the value for that pass over the field.Find additional information related to fertilizer application at the Ohio State University Digital Ag website under Precision Crop Management: https://digitalag.osu.edu/precision-ag/research-focuses/precision-crop-management. Dr. John Fulton, Associate Professor, can be reached at [email protected] This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

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Microsoft Tag Shuttering In 2015, No One Scans

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Microsoft#QR codes A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img brian proffitt 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market News that Microsoft is shutting down its Microsoft Tag service in 2015 hasn’t caused much of a stir in the technology sector, except maybe the odd “they still had that?” question that might have been muttered into a morning coffee or two. This may be because the scanned-image technology craze has not taken off as expected.It’s true—Microsoft still had their weird little 80s-themed QR code program up and running, but soon will be supported by the new sole licensee Scanbuy before shutting down completely in August 2015.Scanbuy plans to support Microsoft Tag Technology on the ScanLife platform beginning no later than Sept. 18, 2013, and to offer transition and migration services to Microsoft Tag customers who choose to migrate to the ScanLife platform. This transition path will help current Microsoft Tag customers to continue running campaigns using Microsoft Tags on the ScanLife platform.Tag is a proprietary implementation of a larger set of visual images known as QR (quick response) codes—those little black-and-white dotted squares you might have seen in stores, on windows of storefronts or on billboards. The idea is simple: each distinct pattern can be attached to a unique web landing page that can be used to give potential customers pricing and marketing information and even sign up for services.Tag works in much the same way, though using colored triangular patterns that look like a flashy 80s tracksuit. (To be fair, Tag also has the capability to create themed custom tags.)See also ReadWriteWeb Technology DeathWatch: QR CodesWith so many people carrying around smartphones these days, you might think that QR codes would be a growing market. But there is some evidence to suggest that growth is either flat or non-existent. Maybe it’s because using QR codes can be such a clumsy experience.Problem number one: QR codes are often an afterthought. Because they are so easy to create and linked to existing web sites, that’s often what advertising and marketing people just do, linking them willy-nilly to pages that may or may not have been optimized for the mobile devices that are surely being used to view the page.Pulling up a web page that’s not readily viewable on a mobile phone’s browser is a common occurrence for QR code scanners, which is just plain lazy on the part of the QR code makers.Problem number two: No native app support. If the built-in Camera app for Android and iOS phones supported QR-code recognition better, then the actual process of scanning a code might be worth the effort. As it is now, users have to download a separate app, then open that to scan the code image.This is not an arduous process, to be sure, but it’s enough of a hassle that some users simply won’t bother with it.That seems to be the problem with QR codes in general: After the initial promise of cool and interesting content to supplement the consumer or community experience, what users actually got was slap-dash marketing and a sense of being let down. Maybe the tech will be more effective some day, if advertisers learn to use it better.For now, QR codes are just one more piece of noise in the world.last_img read more

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Tips for Traveling With Your Production Gear

first_imgTraveling with film production equipment can be daunting, but these tips will help you move efficiently and keep your gear protected.Top image via ShutterstockI’ve traveled with production equipment for out-of-town shoots numerous times — and unfortunately, I’ve encountered a fair share of issues. As a result, I’ve picked up some valuable insight along the way. Traveling with gear poses a variety of challenges — from extra fees to misplaced items — but the tips on this list will help you keep things in check next time you embark on an out-of-town shoot.1. Don’t OverpackImage via TWEAK DigitalFilmmakers know the importance of being prepared. As such, they have a tendency to overpack their gear when traveling for a shoot. While they may know that they’ll only need one camera body and a few lenses, they often opt to bring all sorts of extra components, accessories, audio gear, or other items that likely won’t be of any use to them on set — for that “just in case” scenario.Unless your shoot is in the middle of nowhere, most destinations will permit you to rent extra gear if you need it in a pinch. Not to mention, this is something you’d likely know in advance of your travels. Steering clear of unnecessarily large kits will help you avoid additional fees for overweight baggage, but also the headache of keeping track of gear you won’t even be using in order to prevent losing anything along the way.2. Use Carry-On CasesImage via PelicanLuggage that’s placed in a plane’s cargo area isn’t always handled with care, and the last thing you want to do is put thousands of dollars worth of equipment into harm’s way. To avoid having to do this, simply invest in Pelican cases that are small enough to meet the carry-on baggage specifications. The size requirements for carry-on may vary between airlines, so always be sure to check size requirements before your trip.3. Get Customs ClearancesImage via AirlineReporterIf you’re leaving the country with your gear, you may need to get your equipment precleared by customs to avoid having it held up at the border. For instance, if you live in the United States and you’re returning from a European shoot, customs may ask to see proof that your camera was originally purchased in the U.S. If it was bought overseas, it would likely be taxed to some degree upon entry.If you’re asked for this information at the border but don’t have it, you may not be able to bring your equipment (and more importantly your footage) into the country right away. Different countries will handle scenarios like this differently, so depending on where you’re traveling to and what you’re traveling with, be sure to call customs/border protection before your trip to ensure you have all the documents you need.4. Get InsuredImage via ShutterstockThe unfortunate reality when traveling with equipment is that your gear is far more likely to be damaged on the road, even if you do everything you can to protect it. There are so many unforeseen scenarios that can occur while traveling, some of which may result in multiple airport and airline staff handling your gear — while knowing next to nothing about the equipment. In this way, travel definitely comes with increased risks for damages where your gear is concerned.The best thing you can do is ensure that your equipment is adequately insured. This means double-checking that your current policy covers certain circumstances, such as while you’re in the act of traveling or while the equipment is out of the country. If not, be sure to top up your coverage to include whatever your circumstances require — before you leave.Traveling with gear can be a pretty big headache. In most cases, I recommend renting gear locally to avoid incurring some of the unexpected costs discussed here. But if you absolutely must travel with your own kit, be sure to follow the tips on this list to reduce your potential exposure to damaged or lost equipment.Got any other travel advice for filmmakers and videographers? Share it in the comments below.last_img read more

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Make Your Sports Athlete Highlight Film Standout

first_imgPutting together a highlight film to help an elite athlete stand out among the rest? Here are some tips to give your athlete the best advantage over the competition.Top image via ShutterstockSports, by their nature, are highly competitive. Teams compete to win games while players compete with each other to be the best. While most play for the pastime, the discipline, and the fitness, many are following the dream of making it to the biggest stage — and all the glory, fame and money that comes with it.Nowadays, it takes more than just being the best prospect to turn the heads of college and pro recruiters. Well-produced and creatively directed athlete highlight films have become a must-have for athletes looking to receive the best offers and endorsements.If you’re a family member, friend, or hired professional tasked with helping to create a high-impact highlight film for a budding star, here are some tips to keep in mind before you get out on the field.Find a Story to TellImage via ShutterstockBefore you begin, you need to take a hard look at who your athlete is and what his or her goals are regarding their particular sport. You also need to look at what the video needs to help accomplish and where it will be used. A video for college football recruiters is going to differ from a college baseball player trying to get drafted by a MLB team. By the same token, athletes that compete in team sports like basketball, football, or soccer are going to be portrayed differently from athletes in individual sports like track, tennis, or golf.Some questions to ask yourself before you pick up your camera and film.What makes your athlete stand out?What are their strengths and weaknesses?How can you incorporate their personality?What are the goals of the video (how would it be a success)?What do colleges or drafts want to know and see?Where/how will it be viewed?What do your competition’s videos look like (and how can yours be better)?Remember, your athlete is the star of the film, not his or her metrics and stats. It’s your job to put them in the best light and introduce them to the decision makers they’re looking to impress. Sitting down with your athlete and his or her family to brainstorm a concept is important. Take the time to build a story, create a script, and follow it to the best of your ability.Use Graphics Packages for On-Screen StatsDepending on when you’re reading this, it’s at least 2016 — which means there’s no reason your video should look like it was edited in Microsoft Word. Regardless of your chosen editing software, you should at the very least be able to put together some rudimentary graphics to display stats and short bullet points.If you’re capable of working in programs like Premiere Pro or After Effects, there are numerous resources available for you to pull Sports Center level graphic packages that easily allow for plug-and-play customization.Here are some simple-to-use After Effects templates from our pals over at RocketStock that can give your highlight film that professional quality.Showdown ($29)Momentum ($29)Kilo ($29)Adventure ($39)Pavilion ($39)As well as some free title options.Digital Distortion (Free)Shapes (Free)Ribbon (Free)Use a High Definition Camera with High FPSImage via Vibrant Media ProductionsDon’t misinterpret this advice as “buy the most expensive camera possible,” but in the competitive environment of athlete highlight films, higher-end cameras are going to stand out majorly over shooting on your parents’ old camcorder. Consider borrowing or renting the best camera within your budget for one day of strategic shooting to maximize your investment if necessary. Here’s why.Higher Dynamic RangeA high-definition (preferably 4k resolution) camera is going to capture the best footage with the least distortion. It will also grant you the most flexibility when shooting outside of a studio environment. You’re very likely to be shooting on sporting fields, where there are no electrical outlets (outside of using a generator), an abundance of natural light, and harsh shadows. If you can get a quality camera with a high dynamic range and latitude, you can work with the environment rather than against it.Higher FPS for Slow MotionOne of the staples of sports broadcasts and videos is the use of slow motion. Sports are fast and it’s easy to miss details in real time. If you want to show your athlete’s best qualities, you need to slow time down to give the viewer a chance to see their skills and abilities.To do this you need to record your footage at the most frames per second (FPS) as possible. Your standard Canon 5D DSLR, for example, will only record at 60 FPS, which is a good start — but only really enables you to show your athlete at half speed. To get the super-slow-motion shots, you need to jump up to 120 FPS plus — which requires a higher class of camera to process the information at a greater speed.High Shutter Speeds for MotionSimilar to FPS, filming at a higher shutter speed will cut down on motion blur, which will distort the movement of your athlete when you’re trying to show the fine details of their motion. Because of how they work and need to let in light, higher-end cameras with high FPS options will always have high shutter speeds relative to their FPS as well. If you’re interested in the differences between FPS and shutter speed (and how those differences can affect your video), here’s a great video to dive into.With the above points in mind, feel free to research options on your own, but here are some recommended choices in different price ranges to consider.Panasonic 4K Ultra HD Camcorder ($959)Sony DSC-RX10M II Cyber-shot ($1,398)Sony a7S II ($2,988)Sony FS100 ($3,500)Sony FS5 4k ($5,599)Find Creative Ways to Show Game FootageClip via YoutubeUnfortunately, regardless of how great your controlled footage of your athlete looks, your video will also need to include footage of your athlete playing in real competition. Unless you plan to be at every game to build an archive over several years, this means you’ll need to work with footage supplied by others. Often, this footage will be from cheap camcorders and small-time broadcasts. Your challenge is to find creative ways to use this footage to help tell your story and show your athlete in the best light. Here are a few ideas.Frame-within-a-frame — One of the best tricks to increase the resolution of the footage is to decrease the size of the frame. If you’re using a graphics pack like “Showdown” (listed above), you can have your footage shown in Sports Center-like boxes which animate in and out. You can also do split screen or multiple screens to show clips all at once.Zoom in — Contrary to the above advice, another method is to embrace the fuzziness and take out all of the other information in order to focus on your athlete. You see this all the time in 30 for 30–style documentaries — grainy, decades-old home-movie footage that exclusively features the star athlete.Add Extra Information — Since game footage is usually captured from a coaching perspective, it’s not usually shot with a cinematic edit in mind. You can work with the awkward framings by changing the compositions with extra information like text and stats to help tell the story.Highlight your athlete — Get your Madden yellow pen ready and mark your athlete with a circle that follows them on the screen. You can also motion blur everyone other than your athlete, or apply a follow arrow to make sure the eye is quick to find your boy or girl wherever they are on the field. Once you have everything together, keep your athlete and his or her family a part of the process. They’ll be the ones sending the video off to colleges and scouts, so they should have final say in how they are portrayed. Do your best to present their best self and highlight their potential.Have any other tips for creating a sports highlight film? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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