Piscotty’s heroics, A’s winning streak put on hold

first_imgDETROIT — Bob Melvin will be the first to admit that he’s no meteorologist.Still, the Oakland Athletics manager thought his team could have gotten three final outs required to make 5-3 the final score of Sunday’s series finale with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park final before the rain really started coming down.“When they pulled it, it wasn’t raining barely at all,” Melvin said before relaying that the umpires explained to him that they were told “once it started raining that it was going …last_img read more

5 Tips for getting your video into GIFF 2015

first_imgFree Play MusicVimeo Music Store (choose Creative Commons/free)Computer apps: 3. Know the rules for submission Seriously. Don’t make “Thriller” your main theme song unless you have permission from the King of Pop himself. Though a particular song might suit your geocaching love story perfectly, the GIFF judges will regrettably but firmly have to chuck it back to you. And remember—any geocache featured in your film should follow all basic requirements for hiding a geocache. (Hint: no buried caches, folks!) Review the GIFF 2015 submission guidelines and contact [email protected] if you have any niggling questions. And check out these free music websites if you’re struggling to find appropriate tunes to use:Websites: A moment from GIFF 2014 finalist, “Spend a Little Time With You”.4. Make it visualShow, don’t tell! Film is visual medium—while you might love the sound of your voice, you’ll have your audience hanging on tenterhooks if you keep the voiceover and dialogue to a well-planned minimum. That being said, dialogue can still make or break a film, so be thoughtful about what you do include. This GIFF 2014 finalist film was able to do a lot with no dialogue at all.5. Quality over quantity The submission guidelines say it all: “Film length must not exceed 4 minutes (including credits).” That may not seem like a lot of video to write, shoot, and edit, but creating four minutes of absolute video gold is the challenge. So be discerning about what your audience gets to see. Make those four minutes the best four minutes of their week. Month! Year!Find out “How To Geocache in Thailand” from this GIFF 2014 finalist. [vsw id=”SmGMn7sPtE0″ source=”youtube” width=”620″ height=”445″ autoplay=”no”]Attention geocaching filmmakers! The deadline for submissions to the 2015 Geocaching International Film Festival is fast approaching (July 1, 2015). As you write, shoot, an edit your films, keep these 5 tips in mind. They’re straight from mouth of a GIFF judge. 1. Make it global Geocaching is an international game, and so is every GIFF audience. Try to show an element of the geocaching experience that people in different corners of the world can feel connected to. That can range from a tangible moment in the game—FTF hunt, anyone?—to something a little more abstract—like that feeling you get when you find the geocache after hours of searching…in the first spot you looked.2. Tell a story only you can tell There’s nothing wrong with your film being about a geocaching love story or a race to the FTF, but it’s exactly because these are such universal geocaching themes that you’ll need to work to make your film stand out from others. We have it on good authority that you are a unique person, so…make it personal! Show the GIFF audiences why this crazy/nerdy/wonderful hobby is your wacky/nerdy/wonderful hobby. Odds are, the things that matter the most about geocaching to you are some of the same things that matter the most to others. The perspective you use to show those things will be the catalyst for surprising and delighting your audience. This finalist from GIFF 2014 is an awesome example of this:[vsw id=”yvrBlIbXDW0″ source=”youtube” width=”620″ height=”545″ autoplay=”no”] Are you going to be in Seattle, watching GIFF 2015 finalists on the big screen with us? Log your Will Attend here! Share with your Friends:More Garage Band (mac)LMMS (PC) As someone once said, “We are on the edge of our exercise balls over here at HQ”…to see what geocaching filmmakers create for GIFF 2015. Watch all of last year’s finalists here. SharePrint Related6 Tips for Submitting a Film to GIFFApril 3, 2017In “Community”5 Film Genres GIFF Audiences LoveJune 5, 2018In “News”6 Tips for Hosting a GIFF Weekend EventSeptember 16, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

Penny Hardaway: ‘Jealousy’ from other coaches over NBA background

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants The first-year coach says his Tigers still have to prove them wrong by winning.Hired last March to replace Tubby Smith, Hardaway hired former NBA player Mike Miller and Sam Mitchell, a former NBA coach of the year, as assistants. Hardaway has made it clear he’s tapping into his professional background to help his alma mater, including making tweaks to a brand-new basketball facility on campus to bring it up to NBA quality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHis Tigers (13-7) just beat UCF, the preseason favorite in the American Athletic Conference, 77-57 last weekend. And reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014 is Hardaway’s goal for Memphis in his debut season, which faces a serious test this week with road games at Tulsa on Wednesday and at USF on Saturday.Hardaway exchanged verbal jabs with Tennessee coach Rick Barnes a couple days after the Vols beat the Tigers 102-92 in December. Hardaway declined to name any coaches he suspected of being jealous of his coaching staff, saying only that he hears the “rumbling” as they all fight for the same players in recruiting. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Warriors win 11th straight, cap perfect trip in Indiana SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He says there’s a bit of a backlash and negativity with the NBA approach Memphis is taking with himself, Miller and Mitchell and that their NBA experience is “a little intimidating to a lot of people.”“For sure, I definitely feel like there’s a target on my back,” Hardaway said. “There’s a lot of people that don’t want me to succeed because it’s going to look like an NBA guy came back with no experience and won so of course I relish in that.”Hardaway noted he played for some Hall of Fame coaches during his NBA career, and he also won three straight Tennessee high school basketball titles while also coaching his own AAU program.“I’m not here to ruffle any feathers, I’m just here to win,” Hardaway said.ADVERTISEMENT File-This Dec. 15, 2018, file photo shows Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway on the court before an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Memphis, Tenn. Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers. “I’m getting used to this as a coach because it’s a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country,” Hardaway said Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers.“I’m getting used to this as a coach because it’s a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country,” Hardaway said Monday. “I do understand that because we are NBA players trying to come back, and we didn’t have any experience as college coaches. So we didn’t quote, unquote, ‘Pay our dues.’ So the coaches and their so-called boys that are in the media they’re going to always throw jabs at us.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIESlast_img read more