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Confident McIlroy ready to seize shot at career Grand Slam

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames This time, it’s right within his grasp, though he’ll have to chase down a scorching-hot player who’s turned in three straight rounds in the 60s.“I feel like all the pressure is on him,” the 28-year-old McIlroy said of Reed, who’s never won a major title. “He’s got that to deal with and sleep on tonight. I feel like I can go out there and play like I’ve got nothing to lose.”Of course, this isn’t the first time McIlroy has put himself in position to win the Masters. Back in 2011, before he had any major titles on his resume, he led after each of the first three rounds, went to the final day with a four-stroke lead and was still ahead as he made the turn. He totally fell apart after that, playing the last nine holes at 7 over to finish with an 80.He’s played well since then at Augusta, including top-10 finishes each of the last four years.But this is his clearest path to victory since that 2011 debacle.“I’ve been waiting for this chance,” McIlroy said. “I always have said that 2011 was a huge turning point in my career. It was the day that I realized I wasn’t ready to win major championships, and I needed to reflect on that and realize what I needed to do differently. But now I am ready.”This certainly feels different than seven years ago.“Obviously, I’m not in the lead like I was going into that day, so I probably don’t have as much pressure,” he said. “I don’t have to protect anything. I can go out and sort of freewheel like I did today, which is a great position to be in. I wish I was a little closer to the lead or leading, but I’m in the final group and I’ve shot 65 on moving day at the Masters. It’s all I can ask for.”The chip-in eagle sent up a roar that carried across the course. But McIlroy’s most fortuitous hole was No. 13, the dogleg of a par-five that finishes off Amen Corner.With the off-and-on rain really coming down, McIlroy yanked his second shot into the azaleas lining the left side of the green, the club flying out of his hand after the follow-through. As he walked toward the last place he saw his ball, he wasn’t even sure he’d be able to find it. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the azaleas on the 13th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy was laughing and bouncing and swaggering all the way around Augusta National.After his final stroke on a soggy Saturday, he delivered an emphatic pump of the fist.ADVERTISEMENT Agent says McGregor wants to fight again as UFC 223 begins 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No wonder he’s so excited.This is McIlroy’s best chance yet to join one of golf’s most exclusive clubs .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTaking advantage of several fortuitous bounces, McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to match his lowest score ever at the Masters , pushing him within three shots of the lead and into the final group with Patrick Reed.There are plenty of days when a golfer feels like the breaks go against him. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ This wasn’t one of those days for McIlroy.He chipped one in from 23 yards away for an eagle at the par-5 eighth hole . He saved par at the 13th after knocking his ball into a thick patch of pink azaleas. He watched an errant tee shot at the final hole ricochet back into the fairway, setting up a birdie that could have easily been a bogey.“I rode my luck a little bit out there today,” McIlroy conceded. “Hopefully I don’t have to rely on it too much tomorrow.”This is the fourth straight year that he’s arrived at Augusta National looking to complete the career Grand Slam — a feat accomplished by only five of the game’s greatest players.The last three times, he was simply too far back to make a serious run at the green jacket on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Then, McIlroy got an impromptu lesson in horticulture.“It was a sea of pink,” he said. “But azaleas are actually pretty thin down below. They look pretty thick on top, but down below they are actually not too bad. I could take a stance and just sort of pick the club straight up and get it back down on top of it and just trundle it out through the pine straw and back on to the grass.”McIlroy advanced his ball to the edge of the green with his third shot, and then knocked it up within 4 feet of the cup before rolling in the par-saving putt. He birdied two of the last four holes to match Fowler and Rahm for the best 18-hole score of the tournament.Now, he’s ready for a moment that seems like it’s been six years in the making.And the stakes couldn’t be higher.McIlroy already has a U.S. Open, a British Open and a PGA Championship.The Masters is the only missing link.“Patrick is going for his first,” McIlroy said, pausing for effect, “and I’m going for something else. It’s going to be good fun.”With that, McIlroy delivered one more smile on a day filled with them.last_img read more

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A better way of evaluating the performance of the Guyana Police Force

first_imgDear Editor,The vexed question is: How does one evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the Police? Many persons, including the Police themselves, tend to use crime rates, number of arrests, and case clearance to measure how the Police are doing. This may appear to be a good performance appraisal process; however, according to Wayne Bennett and Karen Hess (2004), such measures have several problems. They posit that: Low crime rates do not necessarily mean a Police agency is efficient and effective. A high arrest rate does not necessarily show that the Police are doing a good job. A high ratio of Police officers to citizens does not necessarily mean high quality Police services. Responding quickly to calls for service does not necessarily indicate Police agency is efficient. In many instances, clearance rates are notoriously unreliable, and arrest data are suspect. The possibility of ghosting should not be overlooked.Ghosting is the falsifying of patrols logs “to make the numbers come out right”; or, to use a local and common Police term, “cock the stats so that we can look good.”In addition, there are the dark figures of crime — crimes that were not reported for diverse reasons. Kramer and Fiedler (2002) summarise the problem well:“Traditional measures such as the Uniform Crime Reports….arrest and tickets tabulate only events. They do not measure whether the activities were completed efficiently and effectively, and they don’t describe what impact the activities had on the community.”They argued that rather than looking at crime rates, number of arrests and response time, evaluation should assess whether the agency is effective in fulfilling its responsibility to the communities.They further stress that when evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the entire department, managers must focus on their mission statement. They must also consider what citizens want and expect from their protectors. Most citizens want to live in safe, orderly neighbourhoods. Reduction of fear is a very important measure. It sends a very clear message to the public that the Police are addressing their fear of crime and neighbourhood disorder.What are some indicators to look for to conclude whether or not the Police are doing a good job?Citizens’ approval or disapproval of Police performance is generally reflected in support for Police programmes; letters of criticism or commendation; cooperation with crimes and incidents being investigated; letters to the editor; or public response to a single Police/citizen incident. The Police are considered effective when they produce the perception that crime is under control.One way to assess citizens’ approval or disapproval is through citizens’ surveys.They are each a win-win situation. Citizens are better served, and the Police receive positive feedback. It is key in establishing communication.I clearly remember that, sometime during the mid- 1990s, Police Commissioner Laurie Lewis detailed Superintendent Michael Wilson to conduct a Quality of Service probe at the East La Penitence Police Station. The officer had recently returned to Guyana from a Command Course for Caribbean Police Officers, conducted by the British at the Jamaica Constabulary Staff College. Wilson’s findings were very instructive. This led to a paradigm shift in the strategic, tactical, and operational postures of ranks at that station, in an effort to make them more efficient and effective.Perhaps, the Police can conduct some Citizens’ Surveys to find out whether or not they are efficiently and effectively utilising their human and other resources in the fight against crime, and the fear of crime and traffic lawlessness on our roads.The Police have many university graduates among their ranks. Over the past few years, two officers won the Prime Minister’s Medal for being the best graduating students at the University of Guyana. Some are not only high-ranking officers, but are decorated with post graduate and master’s degrees. They are fit and proper persons to conduct the citizens’ surveys with the objective to enable their members to efficiently and effectively deliver the highest quality of service to the citizens of the country they swore to serve and protect.Yours faithfully,Clinton ConwayAssistantCommissionerof Police (Retired)last_img read more

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Gender Ministry Conducts Ebola Awareness Training in Bassa

first_imgThe Ministry of Gender and Development has successfully conducted a one-day E4bola Awareness and Contact Tracing Training workshop in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Addressing the opening of the trading, the Minister and former Superintendent of Grand Bassa County, Madam Julia Duncan-Chassell underscored the danger and effect of the Ebola virus.Madam Duncan-Cassell said the Ebola is real and here, therefore Liberians should adhere to the preventive measures instituted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other international partners.Minister Duncan-Cassell also named some of the Ebola symptoms as fever, vomiting running stomach, red eyes, ect.She thanked the Gender-based violence auscilary network for exhibit a hig degree of professionalism in tracing and reporting cases of GBV in the county.She then presented some Ebola preventive materials such as buckets, tye soap, clorax, bed sheets, milds, and sugar, among others, to the regional office of the gender and development ministry in Grand Bassa County.She advised the coordinator of the regional office, madam netty dopoe to distribute the items among the needed communities without any form of discrimination.Receiving the items, madam doepoe commended minister Duncan-Cassell for remembering the affected communities in the county.She promised fairly and equally to distribute the items among the affected communities in the county.At the close of the training the gender coordinator in the county thanked the participants for their cooperation during the deliberations of the trainingShe fervently hoped that they will teach other people in their respective communities what they have learned during the trainingDuring the training, the GBV Data Clerk at the Gender Regional office, Mr. Clarence Carter leasured on the effect of the Ebola virusHe told the participants to be aware of the disease and its danger and that they should abide by the preventive measures to stop its spread.The second facilitator madam Jerowline Hills , a social worker from the Liberian Government Hospital of the ministry of Health (MOH)She called on any community dweller who come across any GBV or Ebola victim, to immediately report same to the nearby health center for early treatmentThe training was attended by 20 participants from the GBV Auxiciallary Network in Districts # 1 and # 4 in Grand Bassa CountyAccordingly, 12 of the participants came from the GBV Network, 4 form the gender regional office and 4 from the MOH in the county.The training was held at the conference Hall of the Bassa Youth Caucus in Buchanan recently.A day after the training workshop, madam Doepoe and team distributed the Ebola preventive materials donated by the MOD, to the needed communities in Districts #1, #2 and #3.She urged those who received the items to make maximun use of then to prevent the spread of the disease in respective areas.Receiving the items with joy, the heads of the various needed communities separately lauded the ministry of gender for the kind gesture and promised to use the items for the intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Gasoline Prices

first_imgWait seven more days and hope…That’s the word from Gasbuddy-dot-com for less competitive markets like Fort St. John, when it comes to falling gasoline prices.Falling oil prices this week, have resulted in a drop of ten cents a liter, in Toronto, where the price is down, to a dollar and 26 cents.- Advertisement -However, here in Fort St. John, the common posted price is still, nearly twenty cents a liter higher than that, at a dollar 45 point 4.In addition, if you’re headed north to Alaska in a motorhome, be forwarned, by the time you get to Fort Nelson, you’ll be looking at a dollar 62 point 9.last_img read more

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‘Create a moment to tell your grandchildren about!’ – Klopp’s team talk revealed

first_img1 Liverpool goalscorer Divock Origi revealed Jurgen Klopp encouraged his players to make history before they mounted their stunning comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund and reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.The Reds got off to a horrible start as Dortmund scored twice in the opening nine minutes through Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave Liverpool needing three.After Origi pulled one back early in the second half, Dortmund scored again to seemingly end the tie, but Philippe Coutinho, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren had other ideas, with Lovren’s stoppage-time header for a 4-3 win sealing a remarkable comeback.Origi told BT Sport: “It was very special. At half-time, the coach said we had to create the moment where we could tell our grandchildren, our children about, make a special night for the fans.“We believed. I think when we scored the first goal we all felt it could be a special moment.”Lovren said of scoring the winner: “It’s an amazing feeling. I think it was one of the best games of the last two or three years. We never stopped believing in ourselves. We said at half-time we had nothing to lose, we just had to believe. It was a great effort from everyone.”“Of course we didn’t expect a start like this, it was a sh*t start, but we all showed character and never stopped believing. Nothing is over.”Sakho added: “The most important thing today was the team played with heart and the fans never, never leave. They always shout together. This is a win for the Liverpool country.”Manager Klopp said: “It’s difficult to explain. It was a wonderful, wonderful night. The game was strange from the beginning.“When we brought on Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge, we gave the message to show character. If we lose, we don’t care but we have to show character and okay, they did a lot more than that.“It was brilliant. I think that’s what European football can be at its best. It was a wonderful experience and it’s hard to believe it really happened.” Jurgen Klopp praised a ‘wonderful night’ for the Reds last_img read more

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Man City BOOST! Summer target Leroy Sane tells Schalke he wants to leave

first_img Man City target Leroy Sane was part of Germany’s Euro 2016 squad this summer 1 Manchester City target Leroy Sane wants to leave Schalke, according to the Bundesliga club’s general manager Christian Heidel. The 20-year-old, rated at around €50million, has been strongly linked with move to the Etihad Stadium this summer, although reports in recent weeks have claimed Bayern Munich are also keen.New City boss Pep Guardiola praised Sane on several occasions during his time at Bayern Munich and has been linked with a move for the winger ever since joining the Premier League giants.And it appears they have been given a big boost in their pursuit of the Germany international, with Heidel telling German newspaper Bild: “Sane has clearly expressed that he would like to change [clubs]“We have to accept it. We will correspond if the conditions for Schalke are in order.“I cannot confirm that the deal is in the final phase. That would mean that he could be gone tomorrow or the next day.Meanwhile, City have been given more good news with Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti recently denying that the German champions were interested in the youngster.Ancelotti said during a press conference in Bavaria: ”Our team is already very good with all of the positions filled. We don’t need any more players for this season.”Sane could now be City-bound and he may be joined at the Etihad by Argentina goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli.Rulli, 24, has been on loan at Real Sociedad from the Uruguayan side Deportivo Maldonado for the past two seasons.He has caught the eye of Guardiola with his performances in La Liga and is a £4m target for City.Rulli, part of the Argentine squad at the Rio Olympics, is regarded as one for the future and City are understood to be ready to loan him back to Sociedad if they do complete a deal.last_img read more

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RTÉ RAIDIÓ NA GAELTACHTA LAUNCHES ‘DAY IN THE LIFE OF DONEGAL’ SERIES

first_imgEagle man: LorcanFrom a lorry driver to a Rector – a new radio series will give you a chance to share a day in their lives in a new RnaG Radio Series.A new summer radio series, An Lá seo Romham, kicks off on Tuesday 3 June at 1.30 pm on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta with a programme with well-known Gaoth Dobhair taxi man Charlie Mac Mac Pháidín. The series, presented by Dónall Mac Ruairí, will feature people from many different walks of life, as Dónall learns what it’s like to spend a day in their working lives. On Tuesday, he will be out and about with taxi man Charlie Mac Mac Pháidín. Charlie has been driving the roads of the northwest late in the night and very early in the morning for many years, and Dónall went out with him on St Patrick’s night this year to experience it for himself.Charlie talks about how he got started in this line of work, its advantages and disadvantages. We also hear from plenty of Charlie’s passengers, who sing his praises as a taxi man!Others who will feature in the series, broadcast every Tuesday at 1.30 pm, are Lorcan O’Toole from the Golden Eagle Trust, fish farmer Paidí Ó Cuinn, Kevin Cassidy, who works with children with special needs, a fireman, a pilot, and a Rector, to name but a few.The show is rebroadcast on Sunday mornings 10.30 am, and you can listen back online anytime www.rte.ie/rnag. RTÉ RAIDIÓ NA GAELTACHTA LAUNCHES ‘DAY IN THE LIFE OF DONEGAL’ SERIES was last modified: May 30th, 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:An Lá seo RomhamRTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

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talkSPORT host explains the one big difference with Liverpool and Salah this season

first_imgStuart Pearce believes he has identified why Liverpool and star man Mohamed Salah have struggled to rediscover their devastating attacking form this season. 3 Speaking on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Pearce said: “I’ve covered Liverpool’s last three games, and they’re snatching at everything.“Last year when things are going your way, you don’t thinking about it , you just get passes off and shots off and everything works.“But at the moment the Liverpool players, and especially Mo Salah, just seem to be tensing up a little bit.”“Everything Salah touched last year was magnificent,” Sports Breakfast host Brazil added.“He was knocking them in like Messi did the other night [in Barcelona’s 4-2 Champions League win over Tottenham], he was scoring for fun.” Salah, Mane and Firmino has 10 goals between them so far this season – they managed 91 last term Salah has scored three goals in ten appearances for Liverpool this season 3 Pearce replied: “This year defences are a little more aware of him and them as a team.“They’ve had good opportunities in the last third to score goals. I wouldn’t say they had great chances against Napoli, I think they snuffed Liverpool out really well [in a late 1-0 defeat for the Reds in the Champions League].“But in the previous two games against Chelsea I thought they had good opportunities to score and they just snatched at it. Mane was guilty of that and Salah was probably the most guilty of not finding a pass or a finish.“They’re just finding it a little bit difficult.“Sunday’s game, my goodness what a game that will be.” “They are snatching at things… especially Salah!”🗣️ Stuart Pearce, who has covered 3 of #LFC’s last 4 games, believes Salah, Mane and Firmino have lost some of the confidence that made them so prolific last season.Liverpool fans, are you concerned by Salah’s form? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/BjH8GAuDss— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) October 5, 2018 Liverpool are still unbeaten in the league but, after a brilliant start, are without a win in three games ahead of the City clash Jurgen Klopp’s side are joint-top of the Premier League table, sitting on 19 points alongside defending champions Manchester City – with the clubs going head-to-head on Sunday.And yet, the Reds still look off the pace compared their form in the second-half of last season, which saw them terrify defences up and down the country and across Europe.Fans have been happy and relieved to notice a big improvement in defence, but their usually free-flowing attack has not been as clinical, with Salah – last season’s golden boot winner and Premier League record breaker – struggling for goals.And former England defender and Man City boss Pearce believes it’s because Liverpool have lost their composure in front of the net.He also claims opposition teams are more aware of their strengths and are specifically preparing to frustrate their flying front-three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. 3last_img read more

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JUDGE AGAIN ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT ON MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PARENTS

first_imgA Judge has again ordered a psychiatric assessment on a Co Donegal man charged with the murders of his parents.Julian Cuddihy arrives in court in Letterkenny this morning. Pic by Northwest News Pix.Carndonagh man Julian Cuddihy, 42, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning. He had been remanded in custody to Castlerea Prison after appearing at Ballyshannon District Court last Friday night last.At that sitting Judge Kevin Kilrane asked to have the accused psychologically assessed as soon as was practicably possible.However when he appeared this morning, his solicitor Ray Lannon said this had not taken place yet.Judge Paul Kelly asked what the reason for the delay was.He was told by Mr Lannon that Castlerea Prison does not have the facility to have a psychiatric assessment.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said a Dr Kennedy from the Central Mental Hospital had contacted Castlerea Prison describing it as “a work in progress.”Judge Paul Kelly then ordered Mr Cuddihy to be remanded in custody to appear at Harristown Court on Friday week, November 7th.Cuddihy waved and greeted relatives when he arrived in the court but did not speak during the brief hearing.He is charged with two counts of murder at Churchtown, Carndonagh in or around Octber 22nd.It follows an incident in which both his parents, Jimmy, 77, and Kathleen, 73, were found dead at their home on Thursday morning last.Hundrds of people turned up for the popular couple’s funerals in Carndonagh yesterday.Among the items found as part of the Garda investigation was an axe.JUDGE AGAIN ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT ON MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PARENTS was last modified: October 29th, 2014 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:courtJUDGEJulian Cuddihymurderlast_img read more

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Timelapse Photographers Share Their Work and Talk Gear

first_imgThree timelapse photographers offer insight into their workflow and camera gear.Top image via Paul Richardson Timelapse Photographer Paul RichardsonI had the pleasure to chat with photographer Paul Richardson, who gained some notoriety for his latest showreel — Patience. His video is a culmination of his best sequences shot over a two-year period.This video showcases the results of many sleepless nights, hundreds of thousands of photos, and countless hours shooting. I couldn’t even begin to calculate how many hours of work there will be showcased in this piece, but I imagine it’s into the hundreds, if not thousands of hours.For example, the Milky Way shot was the result of a four-day shoot chasing the Milky Way in Wales. I stayed up every night, driving around trying to find clear patches in the night sky. In four days, all I managed to capture was a sequence of 50 images.Here is a look at Paul Richardson’s work.When it comes to his timelapse work, here is what Paul had to say:I’ve been shooting timelapse for about 3 years now, with 2.5 of those being professional. I had been interested in video-editing for years, creating various videos of computer games. After discovering timelapse videos such as Timescapes and The Mountain (seen below), I was in awe of this new exciting medium.Timescapes by Tom LoweThe Mountain by Terje SorgjerdIt was the way in which the invisible was being made visible. Events that you couldn’t normally see with the naked eye were unfolding in video form. I started to make a video about my home city, which gained some traction online and started bringing in paid work.Restless Nights by Paul RichardsonI started off learning the craft by going out and just trying things over and over again. The only real resource at that time was a forum called timescapes, however these days there are countless tutorials on YouTube for learning everything you could need to know. I now try to refrain from spending time on any forums, I’d prefer to be out shooting!The majority of my work to date is a combination of shots for advertising, or broadcast. Generally it will be being hired by a production company to acquire a few shots for their own production, and other times it will be producing and delivering a fully finished video to the client. Generally people want timelapse shots as an aid to their story, whether that be a establishing shot of a location, a day-to-night shot, or something else.I’ve had loads of stories over the years! As a shot can take anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours, it’s easy for something to go wrong. I was shooting a timelapse of lightning over the Arc de Triomphe – a once in a lifetime shot – and I had two tourists come and stand directly in front of my camera to get a selfie. The sequence was ruined. Bare in mind that this was on a night that there was nobody out, yet they still chose to stand just in front of my camera.Image via Paul RichardsonI use a combination of Canon 6D, Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark III cameras with a selection of L lenses. I normally use a Canon 17-40, 24-105 and 70-200. I prefer zoom lenses these days as I’m traveling fast and light. Carrying a wide selection of primes would inevitably slow my workflow down and make me miss shots. I haven’t needed to rent glass yet, though if there was a particular shot or look that a client required, I would likely rent.The Emotimo TB3 has been my go-to mount for capturing motion control shots. Mainly because of the ease of use and portability of the product. If I was to consider anything else, it would be their new mount called the Spectrum, I wouldn’t even bother looking to see what else is out on the market. I’m not endorsed by them, but have just been impressed with their products and service over the years.Image via Paul RichardsonI just use MeFOTO tripods and Canon batteries. I don’t find there is ever a need for external battery packs, but on the odd occasion that there is, I have an Anker battery to cover that.I’ve got a large roller case that I find invaluable for carrying around everything I ever need. Mainly that’s snacks, battery chargers, spare parts, tools, spare cameras, cleaning implements, and then just general gear (cameras, lenses, tripods, etc). I find that everything should have a place, and a reason for being in that place. That makes it very easy to find what you need a moments notice, and to make sure that all your gear is ready to go for a shoot. I know that if someone called me right now, I could be out the door within five minutes, as everything I could need is in one case.You can see more of Paul’s work at paulrichardson.netTimelapse Duo RalphGM and RandyFX — TimeLAXBrothers Ralph and Randy were born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Now Ralph lives in Los Angeles, and Randy in Montreal. Though on opposite sides of a continent, the duo continues to make stunning working together for their company iVideoMaking.Here is a look at their latest timelapse, Silicon Beach. Keep any eye out for the spinning shots, where they used a rotating camera mount called the Panlapse from Brinno USA.I got do talk to the brothers about their work together, and they had plenty to share. Here’s what they told me:We have been involved with cameras since we were kids. We started with a Bell & Howell Super 8 camera back in 1980, filming vacation trips. Then our father bought one of the first Sony VCR cameras that were introduced to the consumer market in 1981, so we spent a lot of time with that expensive toy in the afternoons after school.Regarding timelapse photography, we started by the end of 2011. Our goal was to document the unique architecture of Los Angeles, the changes the city was experiencing, and to give people an idea of how busy and huge this city really is. We want people to see our photographs and videos in the future and say “That is how Los Angeles looked 20 years ago.”TimeLAX 01 by iVideoMakingWe started with a DSLR camera and three lenses. Now we work with three cameras and seven lenses, three regular tripods, a GorillaPod, and a table tripod. We usually carry all our gear and accessories even if we are going to shoot just a couple of photo sequences. This means ten batteries, ten memory cards.If you’re going to shoot in the mornings or early afternoons, having sunscreen is highly recommended, because you will spend a lot of time under the sunlight while the camera is taking pictures. If you are planning to hike long and/or high-altitude trails for panoramic shots, then you will need a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated. If you are going to be in the wilderness, we recommend carrying flashlights, bear spray, and snake guards.You can see more of their work at timelax.comWho are your favorite timelapse artists? Please share in the comments below!last_img read more

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