Phase 1 of Lincoln Street has been opened to traffic from Woodlawn to Drexel

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 329 weeks ago Whoo hoo It was much needed….now I will have to find something else to complain about. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down litle bits · 329 weeks ago So glad it’s open, a big Thank You to the construction crew! now I can finally wash my car!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 329 weeks ago Job well done by all parties! Looks good. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down E lincoln · 328 weeks ago Why did they put stop signs on Lincoln? It is very difficult when everyone is used to just driving through on Lincoln. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Phase I of Lincoln Street has been opened to traffic from Woodlawn to Drexel. Motorists will no longer have to use the BNSF detour. Phase II from Drexel to Arthur remains under construction and is expected to be completed in May, weather permitting.Citizens trying to access the Compost Site can travel down Lincoln and then follow signage posted for the new detour. If there are any questions, please contact Cody Sims at (620) 326-3631 or at codysims@cityofwellington.net.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Facebook to stream 25 MLB games in exclusive deal

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Beermen strike first Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The package, MLB’s first digital-only national broadcast agreement, precludes teams from televising those games on their regional sports networks.Facebook’s selection will come from among the nine games per season teams can lose from their local telecasts to national video partners, which include Fox and ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMLB owners approved the deal in a telephone meeting this week. MLB will receive $30 million to $35 million, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the amount was not released.Facebook, Twitter and Amazon and other tech companies are in a race to acquire sports streaming rights, which can be lucrative and potentially boost user loyalty. The deal comes at a time when leagues are worrying about cord-cutters causing a decrease in viewers among cable television networks. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Verizon signed a deal with the NBA to stream eight basketball games on Yahoo, and Amazon paid $50 million to stream NFL games to Prime members last season.The games will be produced by the MLB Network for Facebook Watch, with interactive and social elements that differentiate them from live streaming.Facebook’s first-month schedule includes Philadelphia-New York Mets on April 4, Milwaukee-St. Louis on April 11, Kansas City-Toronto on April 18 and Arizona-Philadelphia on April 26.Facebook had a package of 20 non-exclusive Friday night games last year that began in mid-May and used broadcast feeds from the participating teams.           /mufADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gestures while speaking at an owners meeting in Glendale, Ariz. Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, signing a deal with Major League Baseball to show 25 afternoon games in an exclusive deal. The games will be available Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company’s video feature, via the MLB Live show page Facebook said Friday, March 9. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 weekday afternoon games in an exclusive deal.The games will be available to Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company’s video feature announced last August, via the MLB Live show page. Facebook said Friday that recorded broadcasts also will be available globally, excluding select international markets.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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NCAA: Altas near Final Four, pound Generals

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title UAAP men’s basketball starting 5: Week 4 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help moved closer to a Final Four berth after an 81-67 romp of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Kim Aurin came off the bench and set a career-high 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field that went with five rebounds and three assists while Prince Eze posted a double-double of 14 points and 16 rebounds with two blocks to boot for the Altas, who rolled to their sixth consecutive win.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We struggled a bit in the first half. The boys were a bit tight because they wanted to build a big lead right away,” said Perpetual Help head coach Frankie Lim, whose team only needs a split in its last two games to clinch a Final Four slot.“Fortunately, they settled down and had a strong third quarter. We had a good flow in our offense,” Lim added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHamadou Laminou led the Generals with 17 points and eight rebounds before he inadvertently got kneed on the back of his head by Perpetual Help’s Jerome Pasia and was stretchered off with 22.6 seconds left in the third quarter. Pasia got ejected after being slapped with a disqualifying foul.The Altas pulled away from a close first half after outscoring the Generals, 24-14, in the third quarter.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We made a lot of stops and we transformed it to fastbreak points in the second half. Easy baskets, easy layups were our prize for making stops.”last_img read more

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Wanted bulletin issued for suspects in “Yellow” murder

first_imgLeaked rape videoThe Guyana Police Force on Friday issued wanted bulletins for Chiowa Gray, 32, formerly of Lot 155 Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown and 41-year-old Kenrick Bourne of Lot 43 Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, who are wanted by the Police for questioning in relation to murder committed on Sherwin Apple on September 25, 2018 at Kitty Seawall, Georgetown.A post mortem examination (PME) conducted on the body of the 41-year-old man, whose body was found at the Kitty Seawall one day after leaked videos went viral of him and another man allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl has revealed that heWanted: Chiowa Graywas murdered and did not commit suicide.Apple, also known as “Yellow”, was found lying face down in the vicinity of Selena Resort, Kitty Seawall in September. It was suspected that the clothes vendor, formerly of William Street, Kitty and Silver Town, Wismar, Linden, had ingested carbon tablets after the videos went viral.However, an autopsy conducted by State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh on Apple gave the cause of death as asphyxiation (strangulation) with compression injuries to the neck.The PME findings have confirmed the worst fears of Apple’s family, who have since revealed that no trace of poison was found in Apple’s system.In an initial report, family members noted that they were doubtful that he would commit suicide and are of the belief that the circulation of the video and its backlash led to his demiseApple’s sister, Shonette, said she had spoken with her brother in relation to the viral video, noting that he did not feel good about it and had cried as he was saddened over the situation. She said it was the last time she heard from him.She explained that her brother had also told a friend and his uncle that he wasWanted: Kenrick Bournereceiving threats over the video.Meanwhile, Apple’s mother, Valda Daniels called for full investigation into his death.Apple, a clothes vendor formerly of Silvertown, Wismar, Linden is survived by three children.Police on Friday said anyone with information that may lead to Chiowa Grey’s arrest is kindly asked to contact the nearest Police station on the following numbers: 333-3876, 333-2485, 333-5564, 333-2151-3, 225-3650, 226-1929, or 911.All information will be treated with strict confidence, the Police have said.last_img read more

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School construction celebrated

first_imgHe later joked that “our consultants have consultants.” The 11-acre school site is an empty plateau at the base of graded hillsides of slightly orange-colored dirt. It looks out over a tree-dotted view of hills and mountains. Three of the classroom buildings will be two-stories, which saves more than three acres for playing areas, Cutting said. The school also will be wired for technology, allowing classes to transmit audiovisual presentations to the whole school district, he said. Developers normally pay fees to school districts for school construction. But Newhall Land will pay for all the construction on West Creek Elementary, Cutting said. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 VALENCIA – On a plateau with a panoramic view, across the street from new homes being built, officials today celebrated the start of construction on a $35 million school. When it opens in 2009, West Creek Elementary will be the first school in the Santa Clarita Valley built by a developer. It also will have room to grow, with enough classroom space for 720 students, but the infrastructure and layout to accommodate 920. “If we stay focused on teamwork, integrity and the responsibility of all of us working together, I think we will get there with just the most beautiful school in the valley,” said Judy Fish, superintendent of the Saugus Union School District. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Newhall Land and Farming Co. will manage construction of the school for the school district. The developer proposed the idea of building the school, Newhall Land spokeswoman Marlee Lauffer said. While developer-built schools are a new phenomenon, they benefit from a developer taking advantage of cost-savings from building a school as part of a housing development, instead of as a separate project, she said. West Creek Elementary is part of the new West Creek and West Hills communities, where 2,300 homes are planned. Because more California schools are being built by developers, state regulations may have to shift to ease the process, said Robert Cutting, assistant superintendent for the school district. But Cutting told the crowd at today’s ceremony that planning a school this new way was not easy. “This is probably the most complicated transaction that we’ve ever attempted at the district, and one of the most creative – and we’ve done a lot of things,” he said. last_img read more

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Outrage as vandals attack new gates on popular West Donegal railway walks

first_imgA West Donegal farmer has been left outraged after vandals attacked newly-erected gates on his land.Seanie Boyle was delighted to see the gates recently put up on his land at Moyra on the Falcarragh railway line.The gates were erected by Donegal County Council as part of the Letterkenny – Burtonport Railway Walks project. The works were only completed by the council in the past couple of weeks.But vandals struck last weekend and caused considerable damage to the gates.If anyone has any information please contact the local Gardai. Outrage as vandals attack new gates on popular West Donegal railway walks was last modified: November 23rd, 2017 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)last_img read more

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SA to develop mining rescue plan

first_img29 May 2013 Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says she has instructed officials in her department to develop a rescue plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of South Africa’s embattled platinum and gold mining sectors. Presenting her department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, Shabangu said these sectors had been negatively affected by persistent global market factors which had had an adverse bearing on their long-term viability. “I have directed my officials to urgently explore all available avenues and develop a rescue plan, which will enable us to find appropriate government-wide measures for appropriate sector-wide responses, with particular focus on both supply and demand side interventions, in order to position them along a recovery path.” Shabangu noted that the platinum and gold sectors were among the largest sectors of South Africa’s mining industry in terms of employment, investment and revenue generation. A bilateral cooperation agreement with Russia would contribute significantly to the creation of a suite of interventions necessary to stabilise the platinum industry, she added. Russia and South Africa signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of the platinum group metals (PGMs) industry during the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Durban in March. “I invite PGM companies to work with my department to leverage relations we have established with the Russian Republic,” she said. In January, Anglo American Platinum announced its intention to restructure its business. President Jacob Zuma and the chairman of Anglo American plc, John Parker, met recently in Pretoria and agreed to find sustainable interventions to enable business continuity and sustainability while preserving employment where possible. Shabangu said she believed that by working together, a sustainable, discerning solution had been found – one she hoped the labour movement would consider favourably. “This demonstrates and emphasises the importance of taking different stakeholders into confidence and opening to them a long-term window, which enables them to appreciate the dynamics of the inherently cyclical nature of the mining industry.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

first_imgFormer Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, former Ethiopian health and foreign affairs minister, has been elected director-general of the World Health Organization. Tedros is a respected community health researcher, specialising in the fight against malaria. (Image: World Health Organization)CD AndersonDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the government of Ethiopia and elected by the WHO member states to begin his five-year term as director-general on 1 July 2017. He succeeds Hong Kong’s Dr Margaret Chan, who has held the position since 2007.Tedros has been Ethiopia’s minister of foreign affairs since 2012. He was also the Ethiopian health minister from 2005-2012, during which time he spearheaded a comprehensive reform of the country’s health system.Actions included expanding the country’s health infrastructure, creating 3,500 health centres and 16,000 health posts. Ethiopia’s health service workforce was also increased by 38,000 workers, including doctors, nurses and emergency service workers. In addition, he overhauled the financing mechanism to expand health insurance coverage to more Ethiopians.As Ethiopia’s foreign minister, Tedros worked closely with other African nations on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, in which 193 countries committed to financing achievable Sustainable Development Goals for the continent.As an internationally recognised malaria researcher, with a PhD in community health research, Tedros will be tasked with leading WHO developments in the fight against not only malaria, but also HIV/Aids and Ebola crises. During his career, he has worked extensively with United Nations bodies to ensure fair representation for African countries in health research and aid.Tedros has chaired the board of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as head of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board.His successes with these two organisations included securing increased funding to fight life-threatening diseases in Africa. At the RBM, his team created the Global Malaria Action Plan, which made inroads in malaria awareness and prevention not only in Africa, but also in Asia and Latin America.Tedros was also co-chair of the board of the Partnership for Maternal, New-born and Child Health.Addressing the World Health Assembly shortly before the vote, Tedros pledged to lead the WHO in responding to future emergencies more “rapidly and effectively”, particularly the early detection of Ebola outbreaks.He also vowed to use his experience as Ethiopian health minister to actively ensure all Africans had access to healthcare, emphasising that “all roads should lead to universal health coverage. I will not rest until we have met this.”Further outlining his vision for the organisation’s role as a global health security body, Tedros said he foresaw the WHO’s work ensuring “a world in which everyone can lead healthy and productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live”.(Image: World Health Organization)His five priorities as WHO director-general are:Advancing universal health coverage;Rapid and effective WHO response to disease outbreaks and emergencies;Ensuring the wellbeing of women, children and adolescents are the primary focus of global health and development;Helping nations address the effects on health of climate change; andMaking the agency transparent and accountable.Reacting positively to the appointment of the experienced doctor, the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s leading biomedical research charities, stated that his track record on global health issues held great insight and strong political will when dealing with governments around the world.Wellcome director Dr Jeremy Farrar added: “Dr Tedros has the power to herald a new era in how the world prepares for and responds to epidemics, including building partnerships, strengthening public health systems, and developing new vaccines and therapies that are available to all who need them.”Source: World Health Organization, The Guardian, WikipediaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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PHIUS Tries to Trademark ‘Certified Passive House Consultant’

first_imgNew York Passive House responds to PHIUSOn January 26, 2012, a lawyer hired by New York Passive House responded to PHIUS’s letter. An announcement from the board was sent to New York Passive House members:“Dear NYPH Member,“Earlier this week NYPH received a cease and desist letter from PHIUS attorneys (see here). Yesterday, a letter from Frank Taddeo Jr., the attorney retained by NYPH, was sent back in response (see here). Essentially, the letter has four points/objectives:“1. Clarify the current status of the alleged trademarks: there are no trademarks existing, contrary to PHIUS assertions.“2. State unequivocally that NYPH has never used a PHIUS email list and that the accusation is baseless.“3. To be clear that NYPH is no way in competition with PHIUS nor an agent of any entity in competition with PHIUS.“4. Given the above three points, any further action against NYPH by PHIUS will be frivolous.“With this most unpleasant exchange behind us, the NYPH board and membership will redouble our efforts toward building a strong and transparent Passive House community, based on a shared interest in building science, Passive House building specifically, and open knowledge sharing for the benefit of all.Sincerely,NYPH Board:Andreas BenzingFloris Keverling BuismanKen Levenson” The Passive House Academy ignores PHIUS’s cease-and-desist requestIgnoring PHIUS’s threats, the Passive House Academy was still using the term “certified passive house consultant” in its advertising in late March 2012. PHIUS sends a threatening letter to New York Passive HouseGBA has just learned that on January 18, 2012, PHIUS sent a letter to New York Passive House, a regional Passivhaus organization. The letter stated, “It has come to our attention that New York Passive House has been using PHIUS’s e-mail list to solicit business on behalf of Passive House Academy. … We do not know how you acquired this list, but the e-mail list is one of PHIUS’s trade secrets. PHIUS did not authorize you or any other organization to use this list. We demand that you immediately stop using this list. … If you do not comply with the demands set forth in this letter, we must conclude that you intend to use the confusion created by your trademark infringement to attempt to divert business rather than seeking to develop Passive House Academy’s business legitimately.” (To read the entire letter, click on the image below.)Responding to the cease-and-desist letter, three members of the New York Passive House board (Andreas Benzing, Floris Keverling Buisman, and Ken Levenson) explained, “NYPH has never obtained a PHIUS email list and never used a PHIUS email list – the accusation is fanciful. … NYPH has built its own list.”Needless to say, these demands and cease-and-desist letters are keeping several lawyers busy.center_img UPDATED on 3/29/2012On January 12, 2012, the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) filed a trademark application for the letters “CPHC,” which stand for “certified passive house consultant.”The phrase and abbreviation are also used by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. In spite of that fact, PHIUS is taking legal steps to prevent any European-affiliated Passivhaus group, including the Passive House Academy of Ireland, from using the initials “CPHC.”In August 2011, the Passivhaus Institut in Germany severed its relationship with PHIUS. It’s now up to the U.S. Trademark Office to determine whether the disowned U.S. offspring of Dr. Feist’s institute can seize control of a phrase used by Passivhaus groups around the world.As GBA reported previously, PHIUS sent out an e-mail to many American architects on January 17, 2012, warning recipients that only PHIUS was allowed to use the phrase “certified passive house consultant.”For more information on the issue of trademarking phrases used by Passivhaus designers and builders, see Can ‘Passive House’ Be Trademarked?Reacting to the news of PHIUS’s attempts to squelch unauthorized utterances of “CPHC,” Gregory Duncan, an architect working in Brooklyn, New York, composed the following tweet: “I wonder if PHIUS will send a cease-and-desist letter to the Canadian Prostate Health Council as well?”last_img read more

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Editing a Film to Music (Without it Becoming a Music Video)

first_imgMusic undeniably plays one of the most important roles in the post production process, as it can largely define your film’s style and tone. But choosing the right music for your project is just the beginning.Every film will naturally have different musical and scoring requirements based on the nature of the project and the director’s preferences. Some incredible films have been made that feature little to no music at all, while other equally amazing pieces of work have a score running from start to finish. There is obviously no right or wrong approach when it comes to how much music should be integrated in any given film, or what type of score works best, as these are subjective creative choices that are made on a project to project basis. With that said however, there are some universal truths when it comes to editing your film to music that apply no matter what genre of music you’re working with, or how much score you have in your film.In the past, the most common workflow for having a film’s score created was to simply lock the picture, hand it over to a music supervisor or composer, give your notes, and wait to get something back. While this is obviously still a very common approach, these days we are seeing directors and editors working with pre-existing and royalty free music in their editing sessions as opposed to going through a composer. This can be a very freeing experience when editing (and an approach that I myself have really grown to enjoy), but it does come with it’s own set of challenges. The biggest fundamental consideration is the fact that as a director or an editor, you may not inherently time, mix, and pace the music in the same way that an experienced composer, sound editor, or music supervisor would. In fact, it’s quite common in these situations for the final product to feel overdone, and almost music video-esque.Don’t cut on the beat.This first point is especially relevant if you are working with music that has a rigid percussion track, but can also apply to music without percussion that changes frequently. The general principle is that you never want to cut your film too closely to the beat of the track. Doing so will always result in a final product that feels like a music video. While not all music videos necessarily cut to the beat for every shot, many of them are cut in this way. And the moment that you start cutting your visuals too closely to the track it will start to feel like a music video.There’s nothing wrong with editing a really important moment or shot to a big change in your music cue, but just don’t do it for every cue. Doing it once or twice in a sequence can work well, but doing it on every cut will start to feel redundant in most cases. Editing to the beat is tempting, but sometimes when you place your edit points just a few frames before or after the change in the song, it can evoke an even more powerful and organic viewing experience.Know where to mix down your music.Probably the most common music related issue that I see in indie films, is that the cues are so poorly mixed. One of the unforeseen challenges associated with cutting your film to pre-existing music is that you may end up doing a lot (if not all) of the post audio work yourself, and you may not inherently know how and where to mix your music cues. Often times, musically driven moments in independent films can feel lifeless as a result of the mix not reacting to changes in the edit.For example, there might be a 2 or 3 shot montage that bridges together two scenes (and the same music cue is covering both scenes), but the cue may not be brought up during that small break. This subtle, yet important oversight will immediately detach the viewer from the scene as they are expecting the music to really kick into full gear at that point.The same issue can arise when a music cue isn’t brought down enough during a dialogue scene and the actors voices start getting drowned out. I’m always surprised at how many filmmakers just want to drop a track into their edit and find an ‘average point’ where the music sort of works, without mixing it up and down. This will always result in a final product that feels somewhat unfinished, so no matter what make sure that you level off your cues smoothly and purposefully so they work in tandem with your visuals.Avoid wall to wall music.Another music related problem that affects short and feature length films alike, is the overuse of music. There are certain types of films that can benefit from having a score run through the entire film, but in the vast majority of cases doing this can make the project feel like a really long music video. Like any other editorial tool that you have access to in the editing room, music needs to be used tastefully so that the film doesn’t become monotonous or over synthesized.In my opinion, many films that have fundamental problems (whether it be related to the performances, writing, or subject matter), attempt to use music to cover up the issues and distract the viewer from some of the creative and technical issues that may be present. So if you’re in a situation where you are tempted to use music cues in every last scene of your film, I would suggest taking a step back and really asking yourself why you feel that’s necessary. Be very careful that it truly is the best choice for your story.last_img read more

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