The fine 15: Top Gruden observations from NFL owner’s meeting

first_imgRaiders coach Jon Gruden held court Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona, a mandatory media event for coaches. As usual, Gruden enjoyed the give and take, mixing in humor with an occasional touch of sarcasm while giving his take on the state of the Raiders.Here are 15 highlights from a session that lasted nearly an hour, with an audio feed provided by the Raiders:Return to Oakland in 2019 “I’m happy to hear that. To me, I don’t know what was so hard about that. We’re …last_img read more

Free Location Fact Sheet for Film and Video Productions

first_imgEverything you need to check when location scouting is on this easy-to-use free location fact sheet.Finding the perfect location is hard, especially on an indie film budget. Unlike the big boys in Hollywood, indie filmmakers aren’t afforded the luxury of shooting on a backlot or soundstage. In fact, we’re often forced to shoot in locations that were never meant to be used for a film. With this comes a whole slew of problems that must be addressed: noise, awkward lighting, pedestrian traffic, etc.So instead of settling for a bad location, it’s best advised to visit as many potential locations as you can and analyze them based on their cinematic potential. To assist you with this process, use the following free location fact sheet. It will help organize all of your location information in one convenient place.What is a location fact sheet?A location fact sheet is a simple form that can be used to describe the shooting environment to all the relevant crew members. A location fact sheet coupled with on-location photography is also a great way to build up your own personal database of potential shooting locations for current or future films. The form has fields for sound, lighting, electricity and other various location-related details filmmakers need to know.When is a location fact sheet used?A location fact sheet is used anytime you want to save important location information for later. Typically, a location scout will use a location fact sheet when scouting out potential locations. The location fact sheet helps to serve as a checklist when looking at a potential location. It’s often easy to forget details like available wall plugs and the parking situation, but such details can end up being huge issues if overlooked during the scouting process.How is a location fact sheet used?A location fact sheet is very simple and straightforward. Just fill out the appropriate fields with the corresponding information. It’s usually helpful to know as much about what the script demands as possible.The form also has room for extra notes that are important to share with other crew members. After the location scout visits a location, they will share the location fact sheet with the producers and director to help figure out the best location for the film.You can download the free location fact sheet by clicking the text below. There are two templates included in the download: One to fill out by hand and another to fill out on a computer. You can use Preview on a Mac or Adobe Acrobat on a PC to edit the computer template.DOWNLOAD FREE LOCATION FACT SHEET HEREWant to learn more about securing an awesome location? Check out a few of the following posts: 5 Tips For Getting Great Film/Video Locations For Free8 Tips for Getting Good Shots in a Bad Location5 Tips for Finding a Great Film LocationHave any tips for finding a perfect location? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.last_img read more

Writer Gita Mehta, sister of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, declines Padma Award

first_imgA day after being named as a recipient of the Padma Shri, noted English writer Gita Mehta has declined the award on Saturday citing that “the timing of the award might be misconstrued.”The Union government announced the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, on Friday, ahead of the 70th Republic Day. Ms. Mehta, the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, was among the 94 Padma Shri awardees. She was selected for her contribution in the field of literature. Ms. Mehta issued a press statement from New York on Saturday. “I am deeply honoured that the Government of India should think me worthy of a Padma Shri but with great regret I feel I must decline as there is a general election looming and the timing of the award might be misconstrued, causing embarrassment both to the Government and myself, which I would much regret,” the statement read. Ms. Mehta has authored several books in English including, Karma Cola, Raj, A River Sutra, Snakes and Ladders: Glimpses of Modern India, and Eternal Ganesha : From Birth to Rebirth. She has also produced and directed as many as 14 television documentaries. There were speculations in 2017 that the Biju Janata Dal would send Ms. Mehta to the Rajya Sabha. However, Mr. Patnaik dismissed them as rumours and the party blamed the BJP for spreading such false news. The rumor about Ms. Mehta picked up when BJD MP Baijayant Panda indicated her entry into Odisha politics in a newspaper article. Without mentioning Ms. Mehta’s name, Mr. Panda in a message for the Chief Minister said “Your (Patnaik’s) father always stood against promoting family politics. We hope you (Naveen) would also uphold the same principle.” Mr. Panda was later suspended from the party, and he subsequently resigned from the BJD.last_img read more

‘Misunderstood’ Terrence Romeo putting issues behind as he starts new journey with San Miguel

first_img‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Jimmy Alapag excited to help San Miguel in whatever capacity READ: Jarencio, Romeo insist all is well after heated argument But Romeo insists that the public doesn’t know the whole truth about this tumultuous stretch in his PBA career.“People only know me through what you guys write and put out, and they don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes,” said Romeo. “And I won’t act the way people perceive me because I know myself better than them.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I think the lesson I can get from my previous teams is I have to choose who my real friends are,” said Romeo in Filipino. “Because in the world of PBA players, you can’t immediately say who are the sincere people, and you all saw what happened in my previous teams.”READ: Seven TNT KaTropa players declare they want Terrence Romeo out“If I have my wrongs, I think they weren’t that bad but we just have to move on. We just have to be happy, I’m happy for them and if they’re not happy for me I will be happy for myself.”San Miguel acquired Romeo via trade that sent bench players Brian Heruela and David Semerad, and a 2020 first round pick to TNT.Romeo was also traded away by his first club GlobalPort earlier in the year after he and head coach Pido Jarencio had some public run-ins. He also allegedly went AWOL for several days before TNT shipped him to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Romeo, who made his first appearance with the team on Thursday since being traded last month, is aware he doesn’t have the richest of histories in the few years he’s been in the league.READ: Leo Austria expects Terrence Romeo to rally behind Beermen’s causeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionDespite being a generational talent in his position, Romeo had trouble with his former teams NorthPort and TNT after getting involved in several controversies with the two clubs.This, Romeo said, made him more mature towards the people he associates with. Terrence Romeo talks to reporters as he attends his first practice with San Miguel.MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel team governor Robert Non gave a simple yet powerful statement when he formally introduced the polarizing Terrence Romeo to his new team on Thursday at Acropolis Clubhouse.Non described Romeo as “the most misunderstood player” in the league when he introducing the three-time scoring champion to the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more