Video: Liverpool star’s stunning strike in England training

first_imgLiverpool may not have made the best start to the Premier League season, but Jordan Henderson has been one of their leading lights.And the midfield star clearly seems intent on taking his club form onto the international stage as he prepares for England’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.He certainly had his shooting boots on during training…last_img

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Ancelotti turns down AC Milan approach – ‘I need to rest’

first_img Carlo Ancelotti 1 Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the chance to return to AC Milan as manager, telling the club he needs rest following the end of a two-year spell at Real Madrid.Ancelotti is one the most successful coaches in Milan’s history, having led the Rossoneri to the Serie A title in 2004 and two Champions League crowns before he left in 2009 to join Chelsea after eight years in the job.Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed last week the Italian giants had reached out to the 55-year-old about a possible return to the San Siro.But Ancelotti, who is planning to have back surgery in Canada this summer, revealed on Twitter on Tuesday evening that he had declined the opportunity.“Thanks to AC Milan for their support and interest,” he wrote.“It was hard to say no to such beloved club to me but I need some rest. I wish them the best.”Ancelotti parted company with Real Madrid last Monday after a trophyless season and declared that he would take a year off from coaching.Milan sought to persuade him otherwise, with Manchester City also linked, and vice-president Galliani said last week he felt there was a 50/50 chance of Ancelotti returning.The Rossoneri missed out on European football as they limped to tenth place in Serie A under first-year coach Filippo Inzaghi.The former AC Milan forward, is contracted to Milan until June 2016.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: URRIS GAA TO TAKE ON LETTERKENNY GAELS ON SATURDAY

first_imgJunior A & B Championship:Senior men away to Letterkenny Gaels in the Junior A Championship on Saturday at 7pm, then on Sunday Reserves play Red Hughs in Straid at 3pm in the Junior B Championship. Please check our Facebook page for any changes to these fixtures. Senior men:Played Buncrana in a league game on Friday night – final score Urris 1-05 Buncrana 0-10.Super Valu Kits for Kids:Super Valu (Buncrana & Carndonagh) Kits for Kids: If you are shopping in Super Valu this weekend or any day, if you spend over €40 you will receive a voucher/receipt, Please pop this in the Urris GAA Box at the front door beside notice board to help towards receiving some kits for our Under Age teams. We need 2,000 tokens. Extended to July 30th now. Bingo:Club Bingo every Thursday night at 9.00pm in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany. Please come along and support our weekly bingo, numbers have been dropping of late so bring a friend or two. Any funds raised goes directly into the club to help with day to day finances.Match ‘n’ win:Thursday July 14th:No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 3, 5, 7, 23.€15 winners:Cathy Doherty (T), Tullagh.Patricia Doherty, Letter, Urris.Shauna, Peter & Joe Kelly, Strabane.Molly Mc Laughlin, Clamperland, Buncrana.Bernard Devlin, Tullagh.Jackpot next week €1,540. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support our weekly Lotto.Underage training schedule:U10 Boys & girls: Saturday at 11am to 12 noon.U12 Boys (U12 girls welcome) every Thursday from 4pm to 5pm.U14 Boys: Every Tuesday at 6.00pm.U12 & U14 Girls:Tuesday at 5.45pm to 7pm.U16 Boys :Tuesday at 7pm.As times and days may change please check our Face Book page for daily updates.U10 Inishowen Girls Finals Day Saturday July 23rd in Straid:We are hosting the U10 Girls Finals day on Saturday coming. Siobhan Devlin is looking for your help, looking for home baking, donations from the non bakers and parents to help out with teas etc. It begins at 10.30am to 12.30pm so if anyone can help out on the day please let Siobhan know on 0863331648. Thanks in advance.U12 girls:Good Luck to our U12 girls in the U12C final on Sunday night in Buncrana against Steelstown at 6pm. Support most welcome.Fixtures for the week ahead:Friday: U16 Boys home to Malin at 7.00pm.Sunday: U12 Girls play Steelstown in Buncrana at 6pm.As fixtures and times may change for various reasons please check our Face Book page for daily updates.Night at the races:In Mac Tams on Saturday August 13th. Horses now on sale at €10 from all players and committee members. Annual Big Breakfast:Our Big Breakfast takes place in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany on Saturday August 6th from 9am to 1pm. Breakfast €6.GAA NEWS: URRIS GAA TO TAKE ON LETTERKENNY GAELS ON SATURDAY was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:urris gaa notes julylast_img read more

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Golf News: North Western Golfing Alliance Results

first_imgResults from North Western Golfing Alliance at North West Golf Club, Saturday 8th October [par 70; s.s.s. 70]What a brilliant day for playing golf at one of Donegal’s most demanding yet truly enjoyable links courses, with it’s sun-kissed fairways and very little breeze that is so common for North West Golf Club. With the rough having been cut back and the greens fast and true, it was Strabane Golf Club member Kevin Keegan [19], playing in only his second Alliance, who topped the nett section.Kevin must have thought that he was in for a poor scoring day when he ‘blanked’ the second [having bogied the first] but not a bit of it for he went on to record 19pts on the front nine and, taking the turn, he again started the inward nine with a bogey and a ‘blank’ but covered the remaining seven holes in two [2] over par, a remarkable turnaround for a 19 handicapper. His 40 points, nineteen on front nine with a ‘blank’ and twenty-one on the back nine, also with a ‘blank’, was sufficient to put him top of the leader board above Eugene Corry [10], a member of the Newtownstewart G.C. Ulster Cup team who were recently beaten in the final of that competition.Eugene’s runner-up spot was by virtue of B.O.T. from local member Mark Davis [6] who would rue that double bogey at the par three Fairy [16th], where many players made ‘2’.In the Gross section, Brian McElhinney [+3] was again the star of the show as he followed up his -4 round in Ballybofey/Stranorlar on the first outing with no less than six [6] birdies at North West, his only blemish being a bogey at the newly constructed par four 4th hole. This misdemeanor led to a gross 65, five [5] under par.Brian had two birdies on the front nine followed by consecutive birdies at 10th and 11th and continued with two more birdies at 16th and the par five 18th, just to finish off in style. Brian has recently taken up a golf teaching position at North West Golf Club and he is certainly preaching what he is teaching! Michael McGeady [+2] returned a level par round 70 gross to finish in the runner- up slot. The unluckiest player of the day was Letterkenny Golf Club member Eamonn Davis who was a reported two inches [2] from an ‘ace’ [hole in one] at the Fairy [16th]. Having to settle for a birdie which, if his son Mark had recorded instead of double bogey, Mark would have won the competition instead of finishing in third place.Full results: Nett: 1st. Kevin Keegan (19) Strabane G.C. 40pts; 2nd. Eugene Corry (10) Newtownstewart G.C. 38pts [b.o.t]; 3rd. Mark Davis (6) North West G.C. 38pts; 4th. Denis Porter (12) Strabane G.C. 36pts [b.o.t].Gross: 1st. Brian Mc Elhinney ( +3) North West G.C.65; 2nd. Michael McGeady (+2) SDgolfacademy.com. 70; 3rd. Brendan McCarroll snr (5) Ballyliffin G.C. 76; 4th Ronan MacLochlainn (7) North West G.C. 77.The following players had ‘2’s: B.Whyte; N.McCrory; J.Harley; E.Davis; M.McGettigan; G.Harkin; D.Montgomery; G.MacLochlainn.The next outing will take place at Narin/Portnoo Golf Club on Saturday 22nd October 2016.Enquiries please tel. Barry on 087-2488181Golf News: North Western Golfing Alliance Results was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:golfnorth west golfing allianceNoticesSportlast_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgLocal NotesLifford Clonleigh Resource CentreLifford Clonleigh Resource Centre, under the LEADER programme has secured funding to update the existing multi-purpose recreation facility. This update is costing €115,000 and Leader are funding 75% of the amount (€87,000), with the Resource Centre making up the other 25% (€28,000).                                                                                                             Sportslawn Ireland will be carrying out the work which will be commencing in the next few weeks and weather permitting; the work will be completed with 4 – 6 weeks.                      This is to include a fifa 2 rated surface which is off such a high standard that Chelsea F.C have the same surface. The existing flood lights will be enhanced, new overhead netting will be put in place along with new perimeter fencing. The car park area will also be newly tarmaced.                                                                                                                                                All the management and staff at the Resource Centre are delighted to have secured this funding and although the closure of the pitch may cause some inconvenience, we feel that the quality of the facility will compensate for this. Blossoms (A New 2 U Shop): The Resource Centre are opening a new charity shop in Lifford over the coming weeks and are appealing to anyone who may have a few hours to spare each week to volunteer and help out your local community. If this is of interest to you please contact 074 91 41773!Further Education/Classes: We are hoping to run a number of new classes in the Resource Centre over the coming months but can only do so, if we have enough numbers to fill the class. If any of the areas listed below are of interest to you then please contact reception on 074 91 41773 and leave your details.Creative Writing: A fun class where participants can express their ideas and opinions and join in with another group of people who have an interest in storytelling. Photography: A class where participants can learn all about photography. Sign Language:  This is a beginners, accredited course where participants can further their skills with each module. Basic Irish: These classes will be for beginners or a refreshers course, ideal for parents who may want to help children with their homework or those who may have children attending Gaelscoil.Pathway/Access Closure: Due to works being carried out on the multipurpose recreation facility, the pathway leading from the Resource Centre to the ABC Childcare Centre will be closed for the duration of the works as a Health and Safety Precaution. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: October 11th, 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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Track And Field Prepares For the Championship Schedule at Nebraska Invitational

first_img Nebraska Invitational May 7, 2016 – Lincoln, Neb. Hammer Throw 11. Michael Dolan, 160-0 LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field teams turned in more strong performances on Saturday at the Nebraska Invitational in their final meet before next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship.”I really like where this team is right now,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “We are physically in a really good spot as we head into finals week and the MVC Championship.”Drake’s sprinters were led by Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) finishing second in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 57.30 followed by Kaylen Rettig (Allen, Texas) in fourth. For the men, Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) finished second in the 100 meters in personal-best time of 10.60. Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) was fourth in the women’s 100 meters in 11.98.”I was worried coming off of the Drake Relays that our team might not be able to get themselves up for this week, but they did a great job,” Kaiser-Brown added.Laura Gann (Wheaton, Ill.) also clocked a season best in the women’s 800 meters in 2:14.93. Three other Bulldogs finished in the top 10 of the event as the majority of the team’s distance runners had the week off to prepare for the conference meet. Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) was the top Drake finisher in the men’s 1,500 meters with a fourth-place time of 3:58.31.The Bulldog hurdlers also made their final pre-championship tweaks with Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.72 followed by Destani Welch (Des Moines, Iowa) in third and Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) in fifth. Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) turned in a time of 53.05 in the men’s 400-meter hurdles, the fourth-fastest time of the day and the second fastest by a collegian. The Bulldogs now turn their attention to closing out the academic year in strong fashion with final exams this week, followed by the MVC Championship May 13-15 in Terre Haute, Ind. Story Links High Jump 7. Taylor Patton, 5-1.25 100-Meter Hurdles 2. Mary Young, 13.72 3. Destani Welch, 14.30 5. Virginia Hill, 14.53 6. Victoria Coombe, 14.92 800 Meters 2. Laura Gann, 2:14.93 4. Kayla Giuliano, 2:18.89 8. Celeste Arteaga, 2:26.80 9. Shelby Varney, 2:36.27 400 Meters 2. Rai Ahmed-Green, 57.30 4. Kaylen Rettig, 59.30 400 Meters 10. Zachary Elkins, 55.36 200 Meters 6. Aaron Chier, 21.79 9. Kendall Owens, 22.43 Drake Individual Women’s Results 100 Meters 4. Taryn Rolle, 11.98 High Jump 4. Ryan Cook, 6-5.5 Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters 2. Demetrius Shelton, 10.60center_img 400-Meter Hurdles 5. Victoria Coombe, 1:04.56 800 Meters 9. Alec Bognar, 1:58.17 10. John Freeman, 2:03.95 Nebraska Invitational May 7, 2016 – Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault 4. Christina LeMunyon, 11-4.25 5. Kathryn Ambrose, 9-10.5 110-Meter Hurdles 4. Dominic Lombardi, 15.18 Complete Results (PDF)  Print Friendly Version Discus 12. Michael Dolan, 137-4 Javelin 3. David Silkman, 179-5 1,500 Meters 4. Josh Yeager, 3:58.31 7. Ali Jandal, 4:03.01 9. Chris Kaminski, 4:14.54 400-Meter Hurdles 4. Bas Van Leersum, 53.05 6. Dominic Lombardi, 55.43 7. Tyler Zak, 56.00 8. Hudson Priebe, 56.42last_img read more

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MacDonald Leads Men’s Golf On First Day of Tiger Invite

first_img COLUMBIA, Mo. – Morning snow and frost delayed the Tiger Invitational Monday as the Drake University men’s golf team finished in 12th place through 18 holes. First Round Results “Today was a very long day and cold temperatures to play in. We are nin holes through our second round and are off to a good start at two-under,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis.”The Bulldogs recorded a 300 and are six shots back from eighth place Seattle and Central Arkansas. Host Missouri leads the 19-team field with a first-round score of 275 and holds a seven-shot advantage over second place Kansas State. The second round started but wasn’t able to be completed and will resume Tuesday morning. Story Links Sophomore Kyle MacDonald fired a one-under-par 71 and is tied for 14th-place. Senior Drew Ison shot a one-over-par 73, while juniors Tommi Avant and Arjun Reddy each carded a 78. Freshman Tim Lim, who has been having one of the team’s top scores, struggled in the opening round and shot an 82. Drake will close out competition at the Tiger Invitational on Tuesday as teams will finish the second round and then play the final 18 holes of the event. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Number of homeless in Donegal jumps by 11% in one year

first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty has today hit out at the Government over its failure to tackle the worsening problem of homelessness after recently published data.The figures show there has been an 11% increase in the number of persons accessing homeless services here in Donegal for the period January to October.Deputy Doherty was commenting after figures compiled as part of the Department of Housing’s monthly homelessness report reveal that 205 adults were forced to access local authority homeless accommodation between January and October of this year – up by almost 11 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. Reacting to the data, Deputy Doherty said “What this information from the Department’s own monthly homelessness report highlights is that the housing and homelessness crisis is not simply isolated to urban centres, but is also being experienced here in our own county.“In fact, last month during the week of 23rd to 29th October, there were 27 individuals in State-funded emergency accommodation here in Donegal, overseen by the local authority, and which include hotels, B&Bs, hostels and other residential facilities that are used on an emergency basis.”This is the highest number of individuals recorded in a single month this year alone, which he added is something which further proves that the homelessness crisis is escalating here.“Even more concerning, is the fact that during this same week last month, 3 separate families with children were forced into emergency accommodation in the North-West region. “Similarly, if we look at the figures for 2016 and compare them to the first ten months of this year just gone, then we see that the numbers of people entering emergency accommodation has risen by 11% in just a year – that’s a massive increase.“Clearly, this shocking data proves that this Fine Gael Government is simply not doing enough to seriously tackle the present housing and homelessness crisis which continues to ravage this state.“One only has to look at the headlines over recent days to discover that tragically this week alone, two homeless people have died on the streets of the capital.“While sadly this data will not come as a surprise to any of us given the on-going inaction of Government in this area, it’s important to remember that behind each of these statistics is a vulnerable person or indeed an entire family who, through little fault of their own, have been let down by Government .”Number of homeless in Donegal jumps by 11% in one year was last modified: November 30th, 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) Tags:Deputy Pearse Dohertydonegalhomelesslast_img read more

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Unrestrained Speculation in Darwin Fantasyland

first_imgAs long as you bow the knee to Darwin, you can say stupid things and nobody will laugh at you.We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say (Live Scientists). Good grief, now it’s glowing aliens. Not a single alien life form has ever been found, but to evolutionists, anything is possible and can be written up by a science reporter.Alien life-forms could glow in spectacular reds, blues and greens to shield themselves from stellar bursts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. And that glowing light could be how we find them, according to a new study.Well, then, if a “study” says it, it must be reliable. And if “scientists say” something, everyone must bow in reverence. Is that where Darwinism has taken us? Evidence against extraterrestrials is here taken as evidence for them! Whoever wrote this knows full well that most exoplanets that have been observed orbit inhospitable stars—red dwarfs—which bomb the planets with deadly radiation. That should end speculation about aliens living there. But no: the “scientists” and the “science reporters” think so highly of their beloved aliens, they are sure the aliens must have evolved a special “glow” to protect themselves.Spiders are getting angrier because of evolutionary trick to survive ‘climate chaos’ (Fox News Science). Here’s a great headline for motivating doubters of climate change to switch sides: tell them that global warming is making spiders angrier. It’s the stuff of nightmares and cheap horror movies from the 1960s.Extreme weather conditions may be encouraging an increase in angry spiders populations, according to a new study.Freak events like tropical cyclones could be having an evolutionary impact on spiders in storm-prone regions, which are already areas where the most aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.It’s according to a “new study.” Believe it. Vote Democrat, or the curse of the angry spider will haunt your dreams.Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars (Phys.org). Premise 1: Living bacteria have been discovered in Chile’s Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth. They presumably blew there on dust particles in the wind. Premise 2: Mars has dust and wind. Conclusion: Microbes could also spread around Mars that way.Every afternoon, microorganisms fly into the Atacama Desert on grains of dust carried by the wind. The wind-driven dust could be how microbes first colonised the desert.If there are microbes alive on Mars, they could be carried around the planet by the regular world-spanning dust storms, just like the Atacama microbes, says Armando Azua-Bustos of the Centre of Astrobiology in Madrid, Spain.Dry, crackling, toxic dust on MarsHave any Martian microbes ever been detected? No. Are these scientists sober? No. Is this science? No. It’s astrology —astrobiology without the bio. In the field of astrobiology, Darwine-drunk astrologers sing merrily, “Son-of-a-gun, we’ll have big fun on the bio.”Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (Phys.org). Darwinians are prophets; did you know? In this confused article, which shows they don’t understand their own theory, they treat evolution as something that happens to you and as something you must take control of. Watch for the classic sophoxymoronic phrase, “evolutionary reasoning”—The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved from simple to complex organisms. Evolutionary reasoning can help us make sense of the biggest questions in science, from the origin of the universe to the inner workings of the human brain.But can evolution also give us a hint of what is to come? Will technologies like gene editing make natural selection redundant? Might evolution tell us about the limits of planetary resources and what can be done to avoid environmental collapse, or how human society might evolve?So which is it? Is Darwinism something that just happens to material beings, or something that gives “understanding”?If you ever needed a quote that proves evolution is a religion, save the one above. It is an all-encompassing worldview that reveals all, “from the origin of the universe to the inner workings of the human brain.” It covers everything from the first bang to the last whimper. It informs politics. It predicts the distant future. It is both our master, and our slave. “Evolutionary reasoning can help us make sense of the biggest questions in science,” the reporter says. Why yes, it can. “Stuff Happens” explains everything. Stuff Happens explains why “evolutionary reasoning” is a contradiction in terms. Now you understand.The Astrobiology Party SongAstrobio, big big show, me oh my ohGotta go buy Tiktaalik pie down the bayouCharlie D, the best dressed eem-peror, oh my ohSon of a gun we’ll have big fun on the bioAstrobi, trilobite eye goes Pop-eye-0   [17 Aug]Stuff can happen, even on Mars, don’t you know-ohSlurp Darwine, check your sign, and be Gaia-oSon of a gun we’ll have big fun on the bioJumble i-deology with mumbo jumboCause tonight I’m gonna write my research dumboSmoke cigar fill cash bar and be Gaia-oSon of a gun we’ll have big fun with astrobioTheodosius Dobzhansky the place is buzzin’See Darwin make sense in the light of evillusionNASA money, go hog wild, me oh my ohSon of a gun we’ll have big fun with astrobioJumble i-deology with mumbo jumboCause tonight I’m gonna write my research dumboSmoke cigar fill cash bar and be Gaia-oSon of a gun we’ll have big fun with astrobio (Visited 213 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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5 Tips for Finding a Great Film Location

first_imgNeed to scout a location or your film or photo shoot? Follow these tips for success.Location scouting is a lot like finding a needle in a haystack –  it takes time and patience. Take advantage of the following tools and approaches to find a great location for your next film project.1. Go DigitalWhile having an official location scout is still necessary for big budget productions, you may be able to virtually scout a location. Using this approach is also useful for doing a preliminary look before you go and see a location in-person.Here’s a few online location tools that you can access from your desktop:Locations HubLocations Hub is a really great website for scouting because it is entirely dedicated to locations for film…not photography. This is important because a lot of locations that are great for photography aren’t that well suited for filmmaking due to noise, traffic, etc.. You’ll also find detailed maps, pictures, and website links to film commissions here. The best part is Locations Hub is completely free to use. However, many locations on Locations Hub will charge you to shoot there so be sure to do your research.Flickr Map SearchOn top of being a really great photo sharing website, Flickr can be a really useful tool for location scouting. Using Flickr’s map search users can see where photos were shot on a detailed map. Flickr’s extensive user base also makes it really great if you are looking for something specific. Users can search their area by keywords so if you need to find a “grungy blue wall” you can easily search for one.Shot HotspotShot Hotspot is arguably the best location scouting website for photographers. Shot Hotspot is selective about the shooting locations they accept. Users can refine their search by landscape, architecture, water, and a variety of other factors. Shot Hotspot also ranks locations near you based on popularity.In addition to these websites there are also a lot of location specific websites with shooting locations, especially if you live in a major city. It may seem obvious, but do a simple Google search to see if there is a location scouting website for your city.2. Contact the Local Film CommissionIf you’re shooting a big production than odds are you already contacted your local film office to get film permits. A film commission is also a great place to contact when you are looking for a potential shooting location. Many film commission websites will have detailed maps and photos of popular shooting locations in their area. More often than not, film commission are happy to work with filmmakers coming to their area to shoot.3. Tour In Person & Take Lots of PicturesIt almost goes without saying, but touring a location before the day of the shoot is a must. While you’re location scouting take along your phone to capture pictures of you location that you can share with your producers, lighting director, sound recordist, set designer, and anyone else who will be a leader on set.There are also a lot of really good apps that can help you with capturing your potential locations like Panascout and Map-A-Pic. Both of these apps allow you to not only capture photos with cinematic cropping, but also record the location that the photos were shot.Make sure to take a director’s viewfinder with you so you can see how your location looks at various focal lengths. This is critical. Eyes can be deceiving, so by purchasing a cheap director’s viewfinder you can get a better idea as to what the location will look like once you get your camera on location.While you are at a potential location there are a lot of questions you need to be asking including:Is there power?Is this location near any airports?Do I need a person to let me into this location?Where are the breaker boxes?Is the neighborhood safe? (Seriously, I’ve got stories…)Will there be a place for the crew to set up equipment?What’s the parking situation like?Are there any events scheduled for your shoot day?Does this location cost money?Is there a bathroom?It’s also very important to understand what the lighting is going to look like at the time of day you will be shooting. Your location may look perfect at 10 am, but come 5 pm you might be dealing with shadows from trees, buildings, or electricity poles. This is why it is best to location scout at the time in which you will be shooting.4. Know Your ScriptDon’t put the cart before the horse. While you may feel inclined to go location scouting before you have a script it’s best to wait. You don’t want to show up on set and realize that the pivotal window shot can’t happen because there isn’t one.5. Take Audio SeriouslyWhile you’re at a location, talk, clap, and listen to hear if there is anything to be concerned about. In our post ‘5 Tips for Planning Your Audio in Pre-Production’ we talk about a few ways you can ensure your audio will be top notch.Have any tips for finding a great location? Share in the comments below.ResourcesIt’s All About Making the Scene – NPR11 Tips for Location Scouting – VideomakerLocation Scouting: What you Need to Know – MasteringFilmlast_img read more

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