Austria turns emotional after SMB win as wife undergoes kidney transplant

first_imgSan Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria turned emotional during the post-game press conference after the Beermen advanced to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals following a win over TNT Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Fajardo wreaks havoc as San Miguel ousts TNT, advances to semis UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m worried in this game, but I have to be credit to the boys especially JMF (Fajardo). He was so focused in this game. All of them. We followed our game plan to the letter. Thank you SMB, especially my players for giving this win.”Fajardo played like the reigning four-time MVP that he is, finishing with 35 points on 15-of-19 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds and two blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Austria couldn’t hold back his tears after revealing that his wife Nanette underwent a successful kidney transplant just this afternoon.“First of all I want to praise God. I never had sleep last night because of my wife, she’s undergone a kidney transplant but [it was a] very successful operation for her and I know she’s watching right now. So Ma, I love you,” said Austria as he fought back tears.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 folkAn emotional Leo Austria during the post-game interview. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“This afternoon I was called by the doctor that everything is okay and now she’s in the recovery room. Very successful,” he said. “Thank you to the doctor who helped us a lot in this kidney transplant. I never had a problem for so long but this time, so thankful to God because he still gave us the win and the players really played well.”The Beermen won by double digits, 106-93, but Austria said it was “the hardest game” they ever played against the KaTropa, who are still a powerhouse team despite being the eighth-seed. View commentslast_img read more

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Huskies hosting Kings in first game of 2017

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be looking to get 2017 started with a win when they play their first game of the year on home ice this weekend.The Huskies will be taking to the ice against the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings at the North Peace Arena on Friday night.The Huskies are 2-1 against the Kings this season, winning their first contest 5-3 on home ice on October 14th. The Huskies lost the second game of the season series 4-1 in Clairmont on October 29th, before rallying to a 5-4 win on the road on December 11th. Huskies coach Todd Alexander said after the third game that it was one of the team’s strongest performances of the season. The Huskies will be hoping to repeat that performance in two days’ time.- Advertisement -The puck drops at the North Peace Arena at 8:00 p.m. Friday.last_img read more

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CAF Champions League springs to life as Esperance win

first_imgChamseddine Dhaouadi put Esperance ahead after only two minutes, Ammar Jemal equalised just before the half-hour and Sameh Derbali snatched the 77th-minute winner.The narrow win leaves the most intriguing of the last-eight ties delicately balanced ahead of the return match in Mediterranean resort Sousse next Friday.The other Saturday quarter-final, a dour struggle between Primeiro Agosto of Angola and TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, ended 0-0 in Luanda.There were also no goals in the first Friday match with Horoya of Guinea held in Conakry by record eight-time African champions Al Ahly of Egypt.A few hours later, Senegalese midfielder Isla Daoudi Diomande scored early to earn Entente Serif of Algeria a 1-0 home win over title-holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.After those results, Ahly and five-time champions Mazembe will fancy their chances of reaching the semi-finals in a competition with a $2.5 million (2.1 mn euros) first prize.But the other two ties are balanced on a knife edge with Etoile, thanks to their away goal, and experienced knockout campaigners Wydad marginal favourites.The African champions qualify for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup during December in the United Arab Emirates, where Real Madrid will be the star attraction.There was an electric atmosphere in Rades with a chase between security personnel and a streaker adding to the drama.Dhaouadi nodded twice champions Esperance ahead off a free-kick before another centre-back, Jemal, maintained his remarkable record of scoring vital CAF goals.Etoile, the only team to win all five current and past CAF club competitions, looked like they might sneak a draw until full-back Derbali struck.Meanwhile, there was far less excitement for a near-capacity crowd in a 50,000-seat Angolan stadium as Primeiro and Mazembe got bogged down in a largely midfield battle.The home side wasted a good chance when Nigerian Akinfenwa Ibukun fired wide from the edge of the box on 19 minutes after a careless clearance by Ivorian goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo.Mika Miche should have put Mazembe ahead later in the opening half when Primeiro got themselves into a tangle, but his close-range shot was bravely blocked by a defender.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chamseddine Dhaouadi (C), pictured January 2017, put Esperance ahead after only 2 minutes © AFP/File / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 16 – A CAF Champions League quarter-finals goal shortage ended in the final fixture when Esperance edged Etoile Sahel 2-1 on Saturday in a first-leg showdown between Tunisian clubs.All the goals at the Olympic Stadium in Rades on the outskirts of Tunis came from defenders during a weekend when no striker found the net in the premier African club competition.last_img read more

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Cameras let 40% of red-light runners off the hook

first_imgLOS ANGELES: At least $1.1million has been lost from unissued traffic citations. By Rachel Uranga STAFF WRITER Los Angeles’ $15 million high-tech camera system designed to catch red-light runners let four in 10 violators off the hook last year because the drivers couldn’t be identified, according to police data. Citywide from May 2006 to April 30 this year, police were able to cite just 10,882 of the 18,035 violators caught on tape, according to a report released last week by the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission. “There are certain pockets of the city that those numbers are much higher than other parts of the city,” said Sgt. Matthew MacWillie, who coordinates the effort for the Los Angeles Police Department. Police say the bulk of violators who weren’t ticketed were driving vehicles registered to people who no longer own them. Under state law, car owners are required to have insurance when they register a vehicle. But police suspect that some owners fail to register because they can’t afford or didn’t want to buy insurance. Some drivers also sell their cars to uninsured motorists who simply don’t bother with registration. While police say they don’t have a precise breakdown of how many violators captured on camera were unregistered or uninsured, officials estimate that about 25 percent of Los Angeles County motorists could be uninsured. LAPD officials acknowledge that the cameras are falling short of the original goal of a 70 percent to 80 percent citation rate, but said they have been getting closer – nearing two-thirds as of August. “This system works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It works in hot and inclement weather,” MacWillie said. “It frees up a motor officer to work in other areas.” Perched atop signal poles at some of the city’s most dangerous intersections, the multiple cameras take three seconds to four seconds of video at 30 frames a second. One camera zooms in on the front license plate and the driver, then turns as the car zooms off. Another camera catches the entire car speeding through the intersection. Violators receive a ticket in the mail, and they can view the evidence online. Once a plate is captured, the LAPD contacts the last recorded registered owner. But the department can’t cite them for another driver’s offense. For each $381 red-light ticket given, the city coffers add $157.19, according to the LAPD. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council members, who frequently appear at news conferences to unveil the new cameras, have spotlighted the gadgets for making the city’s clogged streets safer. “Regardless if it’s at 60 percent or 80 percent, it’s a far cry from not having any police officer at the intersection,” said Councilman Tony C rdenas, who has been monitoring the program’s success. But the effort has been stumbling since its inception. Before the cameras were even installed, a bid for the contract set off a high-profile lobbying battle and the city turned off the prior red-light camera system as the contract expired. Questions arose about the financial stability of Rhode Island-based Nestor Traffic Systems, which built it. And earlier glitches included out-of-focus videos and poor timing. The company says the slip-ups are behind it. “You are always going to have some number of plates that you can’t retrieve, or you have mismatches because of various issues,” said Todd Eikinas, chief operating officer for Nestor and the architect of the system. “But as far as the technology, it’s cutting edge.” But City Councilman Dennis Zine said he will request more information on how the cameras are working. “This makes no sense. I have some serious questions about this program,” said Zine, a former LAPD motor officer. “There are hundreds of thousands of dollars that aren’t being collected. There is no deterrent.” But police credit the cameras with bringing traffic collisions down by 15 percent at about 10 of the city’s most dangerous intersections. “The program is doing exactly what it is intended to be doing,” MacWillie said. “This is traffic safety.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While officials had hoped the cameras would result in a citation rate as high as 80percent, critics question the gap and note that the project is now nearly five months behind schedule with only 26 of 32 cameras in place. And as of April, the city has lost at least $1.1million because of the unissued citations. “If this is about public safety, why are a large percent of the violators getting away with no consequences?” said Los Angeles Police Commission member Alan Skobin. “We need to see a better job is being done.” Police say they have made progress in the past few months in finding the drivers and ticketing them. They also note that glare from windshields and license plates interferes with about 2 percent of the images. But they emphasize it’s not the technology that is allowing violators to get away with running red lights. By far the biggest obstacle to ticketing violators, they say, has been outdated or unidentifiable car registrations. last_img read more

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A parcel fee for clean water?

first_imgThe supervisors put $3.5 million aside for a study and campaign, and other uses. The study would explore whether voters might approve a ballot measure asking for the tax money. A portion of the funds would go to support a possible campaign in favor of the initiative. Another portion of the money could go toward engineering studies and consultant fees. Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Don Knabe opposed the move. “We’ve asked for a lot of information, and we’ve yet to receive any,” Knabe said. County officials are considering a plan to raise money for clean water by adding a fee to the tax bills sent to property owners. Almost every aspect of the proposal is still being developed – whether or not to go forward with a campaign, how much money county residents might be assessed, or what form an assessment would take. Approximately $30 billion is needed over the next 20 years to clean up the county’s storm water runoff, which regularly pollutes rivers and the coastline, said Donald Wolfe, the head of Public Works. If the county fails to act, it could face expensive lawsuits from environmental groups for failing to comply with state and federal clean water acts, warned William Fujioka, the county’s CEO. Antonovich said the county shouldn’t be picking up the bill for clean-water requirements mandated by the federal government. “Let’s not let our (congressional) delegation off the hook,” Antonovich said. “The county of Los Angeles, like other counties, does not have the ability to implement all of the mandates from the federal government. When the federal government imposes these types of mandates … they have a responsibility of funding those.” Although only three votes were required to set aside the $3.5 million and give the go-ahead to Fujioka, four votes will be required if the supervisors decide to put the issue to voters in a countywide election, noted Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. However, there is a way to do it with three votes, said Judith Fries, principal deputy county counsel. Fujioka’s office is considering a mail ballot to property owners instead of a countywide vote. Mail ballots must be authorized under a specific statute, Fries said. The flood-control act and the health and safety code are two avenues being explored as linchpins for such a ballot, Fries said. Using flood-control statutes would require three supervisor votes for a mail ballot, while health and safety would require four votes, according to Fries. Whatever form the ballot takes, Yaroslavsky said the fee could help clean up county beaches that are frequently closed due to pollution after a rainstorm. After last weekend’s showers, he had to explain to visiting relatives that it wasn’t safe to go in the water, he said. “We’re not the Third World,” Yaroslavsky said. Fujioka was careful to point out that the supervisors’ vote does not mean the county will move forward with a parcel fee. “A decision has not been made to do it,” Fujioka said. “It will take a significant effort to even determine – if we do a parcel tax – what one person’s share would be, and it will take a huge amount of support from the community.” The $3.5 million will give his office a chance to “explore an appropriate funding method,” he said. “I don’t want to say property tax … the primary focus right now is a parcel fee.” A parcel fee would show up on property tax bills and be based on how much each parcel contributed to the region’s pollution, said Wolfe. The fee would be calculated based on the size of the parcel, how the property is used (residential or industrial, for example), and runoff amounts. Runoff would be determined based on whether the property had large amounts of open ground where water could seep in, or large amounts of paved surfaces that water would rush off, Wolfe said. “The beaches get closed every time there’s a storm because of the pollution … the urban slobber … that we as citizens are continually dumping into the storm drain,” Wolfe said. Early polls indicate that people would be willing to pay $20-$40 per parcel, enough to raise $100 million annually but still far short of what is needed, Wolfe said. “The board would have to make a decision,” he added, “as to whether or not they are going to give the voters an option to say yes or no.” alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Magee throws 7 TDs

first_imgPREP FOOTBALL: Aerial assault leads Chadwick to a big win over Linfield Christian. By David Saunders STAFF WRITER Chadwick quarterback Andy Magee didn’t need bulletin-board material to motivate him to continue to rack up touchdowns and yardage this season. George Mavredakis led Chadwick with four catches for 111 yards and a touchdown. Mavredakis’ contributions extended beyond his what he did on offense. He returned four punts for 121 yards and had a 90-yard return called back on a penalty. Each of his returns gave Chadwick first-and-10 inside Linfield Christian territory. “He’s been solid all season,” Chadwick coach Gary Willison said. “He’s been scoring touchdowns on about every third punt return he’s had.” Not to be outdone, Chadwick’s defense did its part to cement the all-around win by recovering five fumbles and limiting Linfield Christian’s Daniel Musquiz to 42 yards on 16 carries. Musquiz averaged more than 158 yards per game going into Saturday’s contest. “We knew they were a physical team that was good at running the ball, but our defense held up strong,” Willison said. Chadwick’s defense even scored a third-quarter touchdown on a 25-yard fumble return by Kevin Martinez to give the team a 48-0 lead. Linfield Christian then put on a scoring showcase of its own, using two defensive touchdowns and a pair of onside kick recoveries to rattle off 28-straight points. Magee responded to the surge by passing for two more scores. “Seeing us come out and scoring quickly was a total momentum killer for them,” Magee said. “That showed them that we’re just as physical as anybody.” david.saunders@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBut it did make another stellar performance all the sweeter. Magee completed 29 of 37 pass attempts for 423 yards and seven touchdowns in Chadwick’s 60-28 nonleague win over visiting Linfield Christian Saturday. The win gives Chadwick (5-0) an unblemished nonleague record for the second straight season and saddles Linfield Prep with its first loss of the year. “They were definitely calling us out so this win is huge,” Magee said. “This is the most important thing that we’ve done all year.” Magee completed touchdown passes to four different receivers, all of whom tallied more than 85 yards. Tim Watson had seven catches for 103 yards, Josh Goldstein had eight catches for 92 yards and Trevor Neimann had six catches for 87 yards. All three receivers scored twice. last_img read more

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LEAVING CERT STUDENTS GET THE RIGHT RESULTS, MINISTER PRAISES OUTCOME

first_imgLeaving Certificate students nationwide are receiving their examinations results today with more than 2,000 getting their results in Co Donegal.The Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn, T.D., has sent his congratulations to the 55,815 students who will be collecting their results in person at their schools, by phone and on-line from this morning.“The waiting is now over for our almost 56,000 Leaving Cert students.  I hope that the results they receive today reflect the work they have put into their studies over the past two years.” The highest number of students ever sat Higher Level Maths this year.  22.1% of all Maths students took the higher level paper, compared to 15.8% last year.  The Minister has welcomed this dramatic increase.“I am particularly heartened to see the large jump of 35% in the number of students taking Higher Level Maths.  There is no doubt that the 25 bonus points for all those who achieve a D3 or higher in the subject has made a significant impact as has the continued roll-out of Project Maths.”For the first time, all students were examined on two of the five strands of the new Project Maths syllabus.  The number of students receiving an A at higher level has remained broadly the same as recent years; however, the overall percentage of A students is down due to the higher numbers of candidates.The other main change to the Leaving Cert this year was in Irish where the oral component of the exams now accounts for 40% of the marks awarded.  The number of students taking higher level Irish has increased by almost 11% compared to last year. Minister Quinn continued, “While much of our congratulations and good wishes must go to the students who receive their exam results today, I also want to pay tribute to their parents, families, teachers and school communities who have helped them achieve this milestone today.  I also wish to thank the State Examinations Commission for its work in ensuring the smooth running of the exams.”“The Leaving Cert is a significant rite of passage in Irish life and will open new doors of opportunity in education and training for our young people.  However, it is not the only avenue into the next stage of your life.”“While many will be awaiting the CAO announcements next week, I would also encourage those who may be disappointed with their results today to seriously consider the other options available to them such as further education level 5 and 6 FETAC awards.  These offer fantastic opportunities and also an alternative route to higher education, if that is your wish.”A total of 55,815 students sat their Leaving Cert this year; this is down about 3.2% on the number last year.  Of these, 52,589 sat the Established Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Vocational Programme and 3,226 sat the Leaving Cert Applied Programme.The Minister is visiting Calasanctius College in Oranmore Co. Galway to meet with teachers and students receiving their results this morning (approximately 10am). Minister Quinn concluded, “Enjoy the celebrations tonight and look out for one another – you deserve to celebrate your achievements and to look forward to the next chapter in your lives.”LEAVING CERT STUDENTS GET THE RIGHT RESULTS, MINISTER PRAISES OUTCOME was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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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Optimism for SA boxers ahead of Glasgow 2014

first_img15 May 2014 Boxing South Africa president Andile Mofu is quietly confident ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, after South African boxers picked up 11 medals at the African Zone Four Championships in Tshwane in April. The South African team participated in over 15 divisions and came out tops against the seven other countries competing, winning four gold, three silver and four bronze medals. Three boxers who featured at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were in action, but of the trio only Siphiwe Lusizi took gold as he beat Lunsile Dyamdeu with a first-round knock-out in the 75kg division.Best boxer Paul Schafer was named the best boxer of the tournament, while Sibusiso Bandla (49kg) and Tulani Mbenge (69kg) also struck gold. Mofu raved about Schafer, who also represented Team South Africa at the 2011 All Africa Games in Mozambique.‘An amazing performance’ “In my mind, Paul produced an amazing performance,” Mofu told Road to Rio 2016. “He went on to defend his title against some tough opponents and came out tops. He will surprise many people at the Commonwealth Games.” Mofu also predicted a bright future for Schafer, adding: “If one looks at boxers like him, he is sure to grow within the ranks, provided he stays with open boxing [the former Amateur code]. He put on a gallant performance to win on all three judges’ cards.”Cautious optimism At the last Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, South Africa failed to win a medal, but with all four of the country’s Zone Four gold medallists set to claim places in Team South Africa for the forthcoming Games in Glasgow, there will be cautious optimism of some positive returns this time out. Next up for the South Africans will be a training camp in Europe in June and then the Africa Cup in East London in July. The Commonwealth Games take place from 23 July to 4 August. (Source: Road to Rio)last_img read more

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Our Favorite Film and Video Editing Mantras

first_img.@Dr0id 1. Be fast and reliable 2. Go outside 3. Go home — Rob Ashe, Jr. (@sirashe) January 15, 2015@Dr0id 1- Own the project 2- Not all clients know what they want 3- Don’t let your professionalism cloud your judgment #postchat— Jonathan St. John (@mdvideoeditor) January 14, 2015 Be a better film or video editor! Memorize a few of these video editing mantras to guide you as you work.For new video editors looking to improve their craft, there are a few editing truths that have stood the test of time in the cutting room. They are the kind of things you can learn by experience, but having them passed on by other editors is a decent shortcut to getting a lot better, very quickly. As with any axiom you really need to think through not only your own work, but how best to unpack and apply the rule in your given situation. In this post I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite video editing mantras.Walter Murch’s Rule of SixEmotion (51%)Story (23%)Rhythm (10%)Eye-trace (7%)Two-dimensional plane of screen (5%)Three-dimensional space of action (4%)These six guidelines are what legendary film editor Walter Murch believes are some of the most important things to consider when making a cut. The percentages beside each one are, for Murch, a simple way of demonstrating which rules carry the most weight. For example, a cut that works for the emotion of the moment is better than ones that simple adhere to the continuity within the scene. For a deeper explanation of Murch’s rule of six there is a good write up over on AOTG.com worth checking out.Murch first codified these ‘rules of editing’ in his book In The Blink Of An Eye, which is one of the books I recommend in my second instalment of Books For Film Editors. Walter’s book is well worth a read.‘Murder Your Darlings’One of the reasons that new editors’ work is often a bit long and boring is because they’ve not learned to ‘Murder their Darlings’ – a slightly gruesome way of say that you need to be brutal enough to take out your favorite scenes or moments if doing so makes the whole film better as a result. This demands a certain amount of discipline and decisiveness, but it is vital to creating great work.Often when you’ve taken a major piece out of your film, you need to leave it a while to see if you really miss it. A little bit of time and distance from the material, even if that’s just over night, can make a huge difference in gaining real objectivity on whether the murder of the darling really does make the film better. Be sure to duplicate your sequence before making any major change, so that if it’s better with it, you can always go back!For a few more thoughts on how to maintain your objectivity check out this previous post: 5 Tips To Create Better Work By Maintaining A Fresh Perspective.#Postchat Editors Editing MantrasIn a recent Twitter conversation the collective #postchat editors shared their thoughts, some more seriously than others, on what makes for good editing guidelines. Here are a few of my favorites. You can check out the entire transcript of the conversation here. @Dr0id 1. Don’t say “that won’t work” unless 100% certain” 2. Watch scenes w/o sound for flow 3. Don’t put in music too early in process— Kelly Herron (@KellyGHerron) January 15, 2015center_img Share Your Editing MantrasThese are some of my favorite video editing mantras, but there are plenty more besides these. Hit the comments section and share your favorites!last_img read more

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Fix A Blown-Out Sky In Under 60 Seconds In After Effects

first_imgBefore we start, you need a photograph of the sky that is the same size (or larger) than your composition.Create a New CompositionImport your video file and the sky photo. Bring both files into your timeline, and place the sky beneath the video file.Luma Key EffectAdd the Luma Key effect to the video file, and change the key type to Key Out Brighter. Then increase the threshold until your image returns with the sky image below now filling the sky in the video file. This is something that will be different with every clip. For my shot, 200 is perfect.Unfortunately, we are now left with a thin white line around some edges in our image.Refine Soft MatteTo fix this, add a Refine Soft Matte to the video file. This may be enough for some people. However, in shots like mine that include foliage, you will need to play around with the settings to refine the effect. The settings you will need to adjust depending on your footage are contrast, shift edge, and decontamination amount. If necessary, you can also change the Edge Feather setting on the Luma Key effect in the video file.Final AdjustmentsFinally, before the video clip is ready for export or grading, adjust the brightness, saturation, or lightness of the sky to match the video file. Do you have other tips for correcting a blown-out sky? Share in the comments. This is a great way to quickly replace a blown-out sky, and removing any highlight issues with foliage or small objects that bleed into the blown-out highlights.Bonus Tips:If you have a moving shot, simply track the movement and apply it to the cloud layer.If you have sourced your sky image from a stock image website, you may want to add a Gaussian Blur (5-10) to the sky to take the crispness away from the picture.When filming, if you know that this shot will ultimately be a “fix it in post” job, make sure you grab a variety of well-exposed sky photographs to use later.center_img Capturing your foreground under bright conditions can easily blow out the sky in your shot. Learn how to fix the problem with this step-by-step tutorial.Top image via Shutterstock.Sky replacement tutorials are a dime a dozen on YouTube, and each educator will often have their own method, using a variety of different effects and techniques. The following method won’t explain how to replace a perfectly captured sky with something a little different. It will, however, show you how to replace a blown-out sky with something more pleasing to the eye.It’s very easy and very fast. It took me only 54.3 seconds, to be exact, to implement the effect ready for grading and export.The technique requires a sky that has entirely clipped with no visible blue or clouds. This is usually the result of shooting into the direction of the sun and exposing for the foreground. Of course, this is one shooting practice that you want to avoid. You can correct this by filming with the sun to your back, using a graduated neutral density filter, or using a surplus of lighting to expose for the sky and light the foreground. Alternatively, if you’re unable to film in the opposite direction, you can wait for a later time in the day.Nonetheless, there may be a reason why these alternative approaches are not possible and you have to shoot facing the sun and work with a blown-out sky. Fear not. Here is how you can fix your footage under sixty seconds.last_img read more

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